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Average Rent in San Marcos, CA

Avg. RentAnnual Change
San Marcos Studio - $3,599-
San Marcos 1 Bed - $2,401-3%
San Marcos 2 Beds - $3,116+5%

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Local Reviews

That we all get along as neighbors if we have problems, we talk to each other's instead of going through stupid means

Nothing unique about my gated community. It is not walking distance to shopping, but is to a light rail line.

I love the area. It is super safe and beautiful. I am blessed to live here lots of families. We like himing.

The neighbors are friendly but not nosey. We feel safe here. We have nice views of the foothills. It's very dog friendly.

It's quiet, people ate helpful, grocery store and drug store and fast foods nearby. Banks nearby. Right next to the freeway.

Nothing particularly unique. It's a north San Diego countryside suburb. It's all good here though. I don't know what else to say about the neighborhood. I've only lived here for 3 months.

Demographics

Education

High School

35%

Associate's

30%

Bachelor's

25%

Master's

9%

Doctorate

2%

Family Size

2 people

35%

3 people

20%

4 people

24%

5 people

13%

6+ people

9%

Household Income

0-50k

32%

50-100k

26%

100-150k

18%

150-200k

10%

200k+

13%

Age

0-10

14%

10-20

15%

20-45

34%

45-65

23%

65+

14%

Affordability

Percentage: 2/52/5

Renters gave this area a 2 out of 5 for affordability

*The rent information included in this summary is based on a median calculation of multifamily rental property inventory on Apartment Guide and Rent.com over the past 12-months and is for illustrative purposes only. This information does not constitute a pricing guarantee or financial advice related to the rental market.

Rent Trends

Average rent in San Marcos, CA

In San Marcos, CA, as of 2024, the average rent for apartments ranges from $2,401 to $3,599. Specifically, the average rent for a studio apartment in San Marcos, CA is $3,599. For those seeking a 1-bedroom apartments, the average rent is $2,401. And for a 2-bedroom apartment, renters can expect to pay an average of $3,116.

Annual Rent Change Over the Past 12 Months

Studio

-

Changed from $3,599 to $3,599
1 Bed

-3%

Changed from $2,475 to $2,401
2 Beds

+5%

Changed from $2,968 to $3,116

Rent Ranges

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Compare Other Cities

CityStudio Avg RentAnnual Change
Temecula$3,214+18%
Laguna Beach$2,850+43%
Lake Forest$2,819-4%
Laguna Niguel$2,601--
Encinitas$2,295-22%
San Diego$2,261-4%
Chula Vista$2,245+5%
Mission Viejo$2,197+7%
La Jolla$2,095-9%
Murrieta$2,077+8%
Vista$2,022+18%
Oceanside$1,995+11%
Fallbrook$1,950--
La Mesa$1,8600%
Escondido$1,834-2%
Hemet$1,600-9%
El Cajon$1,500-6%
Santee$1,500-22%
Menifee$1,300--
Lake Elsinore$1,100--
City1 Bed Avg RentAnnual Change
Laguna Beach$3,195-3%
Lake Forest$2,852+16%
San Diego$2,822-1%
Oceanside$2,686+10%
Vista$2,582+28%
Chula Vista$2,577+2%
Mission Viejo$2,515+1%
Imperial Beach$2,450+12%
Encinitas$2,448+4%
Poway$2,295-10%
La Mesa$2,240-6%
Murrieta$2,2000%
Fallbrook$2,195+131%
Santee$2,195+2%
Temecula$2,1170%
Menifee$2,052+1%
Escondido$1,935-2%
Lake Elsinore$1,9250%
El Cajon$1,825+2%
Hemet$1,610-1%
San Jacinto$1,150--
City2 Beds Avg RentAnnual Change
Lake Forest$3,725+17%
San Diego$3,705-2%
Laguna Niguel$3,597-1%
Chula Vista$3,269+12%
Vista$3,145+13%
Mission Viejo$3,0800%
Imperial Beach$2,947-4%
Oceanside$2,836-4%
Poway$2,750-19%
Encinitas$2,710-8%
Murrieta$2,657+4%
La Mesa$2,652-8%
Santee$2,610+4%
Escondido$2,561-4%
Temecula$2,407+3%
Menifee$2,322-1%
Perris$2,250--
Lake Elsinore$2,219-5%
El Cajon$2,195-5%
Fallbrook$2,1000%
Hemet$1,945-2%
San Jacinto$1,650--

Compare Neighborhoods

Neighborhood2 Beds Avg RentAnnual Change
University Commons$3,270-18%
Richmar$2,650+4%
Business District$2,200--

Transportation

Commute Time

0-15 Mins

22%

15-30 Mins

39%

30-40 Mins

19%

40-60 Mins

13%

60+ Mins

7%

Transportation Scores

Percentage: 4646

Walk Score®

Walkable

Yes

Say 21 of 41 renters

Has Sidewalks

Yes

Say 22 of 41 renters

Percentage: 3838

Bike Score®

Bike Friendly

Yes

Say 22 of 41 renters

Area Amenities

Top Score

Coffee

4/5 stars based on undefined reviews

San Marcos is espresso-ing itself in all the right ways.

  1. A high number of coffee shops per resident
  2. Significantly more coffee shops than average
  3. 13% more coffee shops than areas of a similar size

Parks

4/5 stars based on undefined reviews

San Marcos is prime for park lovers.

  1. Few parks per resident
  2. Significantly more parks than average
  3. 42% fewer parks than areas of a similar size

Health and Fitness

4/5 stars based on undefined reviews

A strong score for fitness in San Marcos.

  1. A high number of gyms per resident
  2. Significantly more gyms than average
  3. 45% more gyms than areas of a similar size

Fine Arts

4/5 stars based on undefined reviews

San Marcos is a masterpiece for fine art lovers.

  1. A high number of fine art centers per resident
  2. Significantly more fine art centers than average
  3. 88% more fine art centers than areas of a similar size

Medical Care

3.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

You won't get sick of medical care here.

  1. Few medical facilities per resident
  2. 88% more medical facilities than average
  3. 40% fewer medical facilities than areas of a similar size

Pet Services

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Who's an ok boy? San Marcos doesn't deserve many treats.

  1. A high number of pet facilities per resident
  2. Significantly more pet facilities than average
  3. 68% more pet facilities than areas of a similar size

Gas Stations

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The road is less traveled for filling the tank up in San Marcos.

  1. Few gas stations per resident
  2. Significantly more gas stations than average
  3. A standard number of gas stations compared to areas of a similar size

Grocery Stores

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The food shops around here are few and far between.

  1. Few grocery stores per resident
  2. Significantly more grocery stores than average
  3. 6% more grocery stores than areas of a similar size

Restaurants

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

San Marcos serves up a dining scene that's only lukewarm.

  1. Few restaurants per resident
  2. Significantly more restaurants than average
  3. 8% fewer restaurants than areas of a similar size

Nightlife

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

You'll need to stock up the mini-bar. San Marcos is running dry.

  1. Few bars and clubs per resident
  2. Significantly more bars and clubs than average
  3. 15% fewer bars and clubs than areas of a similar size

Retail Shops

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The retail inventory is low in San Marcos.

  1. Few shops per resident
  2. Significantly more shops than average
  3. 40% fewer shops than areas of a similar size

Area Features

Noise Late At Night

No

Say 40 of 41 renters

Area Has Litter

No

Say 38 of 41 renters

Pet Friendly

Yes

Say 35 of 41 renters

Good Place To Raise A Family

Yes

Say 34 of 41 renters

Busy Streets

No

Say 33 of 41 renters

Mostly Older Buildings

No

Say 33 of 41 renters

Area Has Potholes

No

Say 33 of 41 renters

Near Grocery Stores

Yes

Say 32 of 41 renters

Quiet Area

Yes

Say 32 of 41 renters

Safe For Families

Yes

Say 32 of 41 renters

Nearby Parks

Yes

Say 27 of 41 renters

Nice Views

Yes

Say 25 of 41 renters

Near Schools

Yes

Say 24 of 41 renters

Maintained Yards

Yes

Say 24 of 41 renters

Area Has Kids Play Outside

Yes

Say 22 of 41 renters

Near Highways

No

Say 21 of 41 renters

Tree Lined Streets

No

Say 23 of 41 renters

Well Lit

No

Say 26 of 41 renters

Mostly Newer Buildings

No

Say 28 of 41 renters

Near Downtown

No

Say 36 of 41 renters

Schools

Percentage: 4/54/5

School Score

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Top Schools in San Marcos

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