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Average Rent in Santee, CA

Avg. RentAnnual Change
Santee Studio - $1,500-22%
Santee 1 Bed - $2,195-4%
Santee 2 Beds - $2,595+4%
Last updated 6/20/2024

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Local Reviews

Bars on every corner neighborhoods look out for each other. Stores are far away. Family is close. Parks are kid friendly

I always liked the park near where I live. There is a nice hiking trail near there too. Plus, there are plenty of places to eat good food.

The things like most is friendly neighborhood. Many of them clean.The neighborhood is quiet. Animals get alone.

Right now there are woods next to some of our properties. The animals come out of the woods and it is quiet here.

I love my neighbors. It is a safe neighborhood. No homeles on our streets. Stores and restaurants are nearby. Great parks one block away.

Friendly neighbors, nice houses, well kept landscaping, great place to raise kids, excellent schools

Demographics

Education

High School

33%

Associate's

39%

Bachelor's

21%

Master's

6%

Doctorate

1%

Family Size

2 people

37%

3 people

27%

4 people

21%

5 people

9%

6+ people

5%

Household Income

0-50k

26%

50-100k

32%

100-150k

23%

150-200k

12%

200k+

7%

Age

0-10

13%

10-20

12%

20-45

35%

45-65

27%

65+

14%

Affordability

Percentage: 3/53/5

Renters gave this area a 3 out of 5 for affordability

Last updated 6/20/2024

*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 Santee, CA

In Santee, CA, as of 2024, the average rent for apartments ranges from $1,500 to $2,595. Specifically, the average rent for a studio apartment in Santee, CA is $1,500. For those seeking a 1-bedroom apartments, the average rent is $2,195. And for a 2-bedroom apartment, renters can expect to pay an average of $2,595.

Annual Rent Change Over the Past 12 Months

Studio

-22%

Changed from $1,923 to $1,500
1 Bed

-4%

Changed from $2,286 to $2,195
2 Beds

+4%

Changed from $2,495 to $2,595
Last updated 6/20/2024

Rent Ranges

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7%
93%

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CityStudio Avg RentAnnual Change
Coronado$2,519-3%
San Diego$2,349-1%
Carlsbad$2,159-41%
San Marcos$2,099--
La Jolla$2,095-9%
Vista$2,050+20%
National City$2,025+56%
Encinitas$2,000-37%
Chula Vista$1,995-11%
Oceanside$1,995+11%
Fallbrook$1,950--
Spring Valley$1,895--
La Mesa$1,860+33%
Escondido$1,8250%
El Cajon$1,700--
City1 Bed Avg RentAnnual Change
La Jolla$3,775+21%
Coronado$3,515-9%
Oceanside$3,052+26%
Carlsbad$3,017+3%
San Diego$2,887+1%
Del Mar$2,595--
Encinitas$2,589+10%
Vista$2,548+4%
San Marcos$2,447+5%
Poway$2,445-11%
Chula Vista$2,435-1%
National City$2,430+6%
Imperial Beach$2,420+15%
La Mesa$2,212-4%
Temecula$2,1350%
Spring Valley$2,120-7%
Lemon Grove$2,1000%
Escondido$1,972-2%
El Cajon$1,804+1%
Ramona$1,700--
City2 Beds Avg RentAnnual Change
La Jolla$4,852-12%
Carlsbad$4,327+17%
Coronado$4,038-15%
Del Mar$3,800--
San Diego$3,771+3%
Chula Vista$3,223+10%
Vista$3,170+17%
National City$3,120+6%
San Marcos$3,081+5%
Lemon Grove$2,995+19%
Encinitas$2,863-2%
Oceanside$2,781-8%
Ramona$2,750--
Spring Valley$2,724-3%
La Mesa$2,709-4%
Escondido$2,653+1%
Poway$2,640-22%
Imperial Beach$2,577-17%
San Ysidro$2,500--
Fallbrook$2,495+19%
Temecula$2,442+7%
El Cajon$2,211-6%

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Transportation

Commute Time

0-15 Mins

19%

15-30 Mins

38%

30-40 Mins

22%

40-60 Mins

14%

60+ Mins

7%

Transportation Scores

Percentage: 4646

Walk Score®

Walkable

No

Say 20 of 36 renters

Has Sidewalks

Yes

Say 18 of 36 renters

Percentage: 3535

Bike Score®

Bike Friendly

Yes

Say 19 of 36 renters

Area Amenities

Top Score

Health and Fitness

3.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Looking good! Santee scores high for health and fitness.

  1. Few gyms per resident
  2. 15% more gyms than average
  3. 13% fewer gyms 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. 69% fewer medical facilities than average
  3. 69% fewer medical facilities than areas of a similar size

Retail Shops

3/5 stars based on undefined reviews

If you love to shop, Santee is a good fit.

  1. A high number of shops per resident
  2. 68% more shops than average
  3. 25% more shops than areas of a similar size

Pet Services

3/5 stars based on undefined reviews

It's pawsible that your pets will fall in love with Santee.

  1. A high number of pet facilities per resident
  2. 97% more pet facilities than average
  3. 10% more pet facilities than areas of a similar size

Restaurants

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

An average foodie scene: not too cold and not too hot.

  1. Few restaurants per resident
  2. 17% more restaurants than average
  3. A standard number of restaurants compared to areas of a similar size

Coffee

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Not too cold, not too hot. An average town for coffee.

  1. A high number of coffee shops per resident
  2. 76% more coffee shops than average
  3. 19% more coffee shops than 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. A high number of grocery stores per resident
  2. 24% more grocery stores than average
  3. 23% more grocery stores than areas of a similar size

Nightlife

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

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

  1. A high number of bars and clubs per resident
  2. 19% more bars and clubs than average
  3. 54% more bars and clubs than areas of a similar size

Gas Stations

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Honk if you see a gas station.

  1. A high number of gas stations per resident
  2. 26% more gas stations than average
  3. A standard number of gas stations compared to areas of a similar size

Parks

1.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Room for improvement. More parks please.

  1. Few parks per resident
  2. 15% more parks than average
  3. A standard number of parks compared to areas of a similar size

Fine Arts

1.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

An all around mediocre performance for art.

  1. A high number of fine art centers per resident
  2. 26% fewer fine art centers than average
  3. 88% more fine art centers than areas of a similar size

Area Features

Area Has Litter

No

Say 35 of 36 renters

Noise Late At Night

No

Say 33 of 36 renters

Good Place To Raise A Family

Yes

Say 32 of 36 renters

Mostly Older Buildings

No

Say 27 of 36 renters

Busy Streets

No

Say 26 of 36 renters

Near Grocery Stores

Yes

Say 26 of 36 renters

Area Has Potholes

No

Say 26 of 36 renters

Near Schools

Yes

Say 24 of 36 renters

Quiet Area

Yes

Say 24 of 36 renters

Safe For Families

Yes

Say 24 of 36 renters

Nearby Parks

Yes

Say 23 of 36 renters

Maintained Yards

Yes

Say 23 of 36 renters

Pet Friendly

Yes

Say 22 of 36 renters

Area Has Kids Play Outside

Yes

Say 19 of 36 renters

Nice Views

Yes

Say 19 of 36 renters

Well Lit

No

Say 21 of 36 renters

Near Highways

No

Say 22 of 36 renters

Tree Lined Streets

No

Say 22 of 36 renters

Mostly Newer Buildings

No

Say 25 of 36 renters

Near Downtown

No

Say 30 of 36 renters

Schools

Percentage: 4/54/5

School Score

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Top Schools in Santee

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About

Santee, CA

Overview of Santee

Even though Santee has flourished since its 1980 incorporation, this San Diego suburb certainly has room to grow. With about half of its land undeveloped, families looking to expand and entrepreneurs looking to grow a business will find that Santee is the perfect place to relocate.

Those thinking about settling down in this California community will find a range of Santee apartments for rent.

Living in Santee, CA

American settlers came to Santee in 1877. George Cowles bought a large parcel of land in the area to start a vineyard, and the town was named Cowleston, after its founder. Just a few years later, the community would take the name Santee after a new post office opened and operated under resident Milton Santee's name.

The small community saw many changes over the next century. In the late 1800s, the area was home to large cattle ranches. The government took over a parcel of this ranch land during World War II and it was converted into a military training facility. More of the ranch land was bought by developers in the late 1950s, and Santee's population saw an enormous increase. After a long struggle by community activists, Santee residents voted for incorporation in 1980.

Since Santee became a city, it has continued to grow becoming an important presence in the San Diego metro area. With a population of more than 54,000, Santee's thriving community is involved and dedicated to the city.

Santee Work and Study

Santee students can easily commute to nearby San Diego to pursue their educational aspirations. The University of San Diego offers students the opportunity to earn an undergraduate, graduate or law degree close to home. With a variety of degree concentrations, sports and extracurricular activities, most students should be able to find something to suit their interests at the university. Those looking for a public research institution may consider the University of California, San Diego. This large four-year school offers students a range of unique resources, including the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, the San Diego Supercomputer Center, and a medical school.

While entrepreneurs will find it easy to start a company in Santee, those seeking employment will find that this is a business-friendly community that is home to multiple large corporations. Organizations such as Santee Elementary School District, Hartford Financial Services, Edgemoor Geriatric Hospital, Walmart, Grossmont Union High School District, Costco Wholesale and Scantibodies Laboratory are several of the top employers in Santee.

Rentals in Santee, CA, and Cost of Living

Apartments in Santee will typically cost renters between $1,000 and $2,000 per month. The median gross monthly rent is $1,195, as reported by the U.S. Census Bureau.

Some may be put off by Santee's cost of living, but other residents may find the close proximity to San Diego, thriving business district and involved community worth the expense.

Santee Attractions and Special Events

Santee is home to the Sycamore Canyon Open Space Preserve, where groups can enjoy all the outdoor activities the area has to offer. Horseback riding, hiking trails and biking paths are available for those who want to get outside and enjoy the delightful Southern California weather. Those who get weary during their day exploring the wilderness can stop at Goodan Ranch for some rest. While taking a break, visitors can interact with other nature lovers and check out the green design and sustainability of the center.

Movie lovers who want to attend a film the old-fashioned way can head over to the Santee Drive-In Theatre. Residents can watch a movie from their cars, or set up their own seating area in front of the screen. With a snack bar and a selection of movies to choose from, visitors will be delighted by the theater's unique approach to entertainment. 

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