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San Diego

Find your happy place in America's finest city

  • Beaches
  • Adventure
  • Theme Parks
  • History
  • Walkable
  • Light Rail
  • University
  • Industry
  • Great Weather

There’s not just one thing about San Diego that puts a smile on your face – it’s everything from year-round warm temperatures to amazing Pacific Coast beaches! This coastal city provides opportunities for amazing sea adventures, such as whale watching, sailing, and snorkeling. San Diego’s spacious and lush parks provide residents an assortment of outdoor recreation like hiking and biking.

With rugged mountain peaks and sheer cliffs in the distance, the landscape alone will make you love living in San Diego. Wallet Hub has recognized San Diego on its “Happiest Places to Live” list. The Gaslamp Quarter is the historic district, encompassed by bars, trendy restaurants, museums, theatres, and the Horton Plaza Mall, which is just a few blocks from Petco Park.

Residents living in San Diego enjoy visiting Balboa Park, a national historic site and the location of the San Diego Zoo, numerous museums, walking paths through lush gardens and courtyards, and fountains. Balboa is one of the oldest recreational parks in the United States, built in 1868. Renting apartments, whether military, luxury, or affordable, places you near the University of California San Diego campus in La Jolla, USS Midway Museum, and Old Town San Diego with historic adobe buildings dating back to the 1820s.

Its economy will keep you smiling; San Diego is home to seaside ports, defense contractors, plus military stations and bases. Tourism, of course, also plays a major role – beaches, the zoo, amusement parks, cruise ships, and craft breweries attract visitors year-round.

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Sunset in San Diego

San Diego Skyline

Mission Basilica San Diego de Alcala

Architecture in San Diego

Balboa Park

Hotel del Coronado

Rent Trends

As of July 2018, the average apartment rent in San Diego, CA is $1,553 for a studio, $1,685 for one bedroom, $2,152 for two bedrooms, and $2,714 for three bedrooms. Apartment rent in San Diego has increased by 3.2% in the past year.

Beds Avg Sq Ft Avg Rent
Studio 477 $1,553
1 BR 648 $1,685
2 BR 954 $2,152
3 BR 1,227 $2,714

Ratings

70 Walk Score® Very Walkable
46 Transit Score® Some Transit
58 Bike Score® Bikeable

Top 10 Apartments in San Diego

  1. Vantage Pointe, 1-2 Bed, $1,950 - 3,240
  2. Current, Studio - 2 Bed, $2,173 - 11,000
  3. 13th & Market, Studio - 2 Bed, $1,938 - 4,775
  4. Strata, 1-3 Bed, $2,864 - 7,740
  5. Park 12, Studio - 3 Bed, $1,993 - 20,000
  6. Shift, Studio - 2 Bed, $1,740 - 6,180
  7. Olympus Corsair, 1-2 Bed, $2,155 - 3,803
  8. IDEA1, Studio - 2 Bed, $1,799 - 5,145
  9. Pinnacle on The Park, 1-3 Bed, $1,700 - 10,000
  10. Broadway Lofts, Studio - 1 Bed, $2,152 - 7,279

Living in San Diego

  • Highlights

    Gaslamp Quarter, Balboa Park, San Diego Zoo, UCSD, Sea World San Diego, USS Midway Museum, Old Town San Diego

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  • Vantage Pointe
    1281 9th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101
    1 / 31
    New
    $1,950 - 3,240 1-2 Bed Available Now
    619-894-8653
  • Current
    1551 Union St, San Diego, CA 92101
    1 / 29
    New
    $2,173 - 11,000 Studio - 2 Bed Available Now
    844-310-6597
  • 13th & Market
    1330 Market St, San Diego, CA 92101
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    New
    $1,938 - 4,775 Studio - 2 Bed Available Now
    844-216-7244
  • Strata
    969-969 Market St, San Diego, CA 92101
    1 / 25
    New
    $2,864 - 7,740 1-3 Bed Available Now
    844-597-8381
  • Park 12
    100 Park Plz, San Diego, CA 92101
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    New
    $1,993 - 20,000 Studio - 3 Bed Available Now
    949-386-8642
  • Shift
    1501 Island Ave, San Diego, CA 92101
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    53 min
    $1,740 - 6,180 Studio - 2 Bed Available Now
    844-628-6535
  • Olympus Corsair
    8583 Aero Dr, San Diego, CA 92123
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    New
    $2,155 - 3,803 1-2 Bed Available Now
    844-587-6752
  • IDEA1
    895 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA 92101
    1 / 79
    New
    $1,799 - 5,145 Studio - 2 Bed Available Now
    844-372-7660
  • Pinnacle on The Park
    424 15th St, San Diego, CA 92101
    1 / 78
    57 min
    $1,700 - 10,000 1-3 Bed Available Now
    844-791-2493
  • Broadway Lofts
    1007 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101
    1 / 31
    1 hr
    $2,152 - 7,279 Studio - 1 Bed Available 08/05/18
    888-406-9535
  • Mariners Cove Apartments
    4392 W Point Loma Blvd, San Diego, CA 92107
    1 / 15
    1 hr
    $1,769 - 3,630 1-3 Bed Available Now
    619-798-7891
  • AV8
    2101-2175 Kettner Blvd, San Diego, CA 92101
    1 / 24
    New
    $2,400 - 4,250 Studio - 3 Bed Available Now
    858-859-9011
  • Valentia
    5305-5305 Toscana Way, San Diego, CA 92122
    1 / 12
    New
    $2,117 - 8,645 1-3 Bed Available Now
    844-360-6531
  • Vive on the Park
    8725 Ariva Ct, San Diego, CA 92123
    1 / 33
    New
    $1,855 - 3,783 Studio - 3 Bed Available Now
    844-781-5203
  • Casoleil
    1100 Dennery Rd, San Diego, CA 92154
    1 / 73
    2 hrs
    $1,769 - 3,212 1-3 Bed Available Now
    866-239-7071
  • Adagio
    5427 Lake Murray Blvd, La Mesa, CA 91942
    1 / 59
    2 hrs
    $1,629 - 2,869 1-2 Bed Available Now
    619-333-8652
  • Navajo Bluffs
    6575 Jaffe Ct, San Diego, CA 92119
    1 / 38
    New
    $1,544 - 2,253 Studio - 2 Bed Available 07/27/18
    888-262-7048
  • Sola
    13385 Highlands Pl, San Diego, CA 92130
    1 / 31
    New
    $2,350 - 4,300 1-3 Bed Available Now
    844-583-5041
  • Mira Bella Apartments
    3455 Kearny Villa Rd, San Diego, CA 92123
    1 / 27
    2 hrs
    $2,205 - 4,180 1-3 Bed Available Now
    844-698-0185
  • Prado Apartments
    6304 Rancho Mission Rd, San Diego, CA 92108
    1 / 78
    New
    $1,760 - 2,090 1-2 Bed Available Now
    844-873-6008
  • Barclay Square
    6363 Beadnell Way, San Diego, CA 92117
    1 / 29
    New
    $1,675 - 2,100 2 Bed Available Now
    844-220-7316
  • Village Glen
    3454 Ruffin Rd, San Diego, CA 92123
    1 / 21
    2 hrs
    $1,725 - 1,900 2 Bed Not Available
    844-460-0665
  • Millennium Mission Valley
    5080 Camino Del Arroyo, San Diego, CA 92108
    1 / 143
    3 hrs
    $1,805 - 4,430 Studio - 2 Bed Available Now
    844-500-7713
  • Hanover Mission Gorge
    4440 Twain Ave, San Diego, CA 92120
    1 / 70
    New
    $1,871 - 5,042 Studio - 3 Bed Available Now
    713-742-2165

San Diego, CA Average Rent by Neighborhood

Apartments in San Diego rent, on average, for $1,420 per month for a one-bedroom and $1,760 for a two-bedroom unit. While rent varies, you can expect to pay $2,330 per month for a one-bedroom apartment in a higher-end neighborhood like Little Italy and around $1,470 for a one-bedroom in Pacific Heights. In more affordable areas such as North Park and Golden Hill, average rent is $1,050 per month for a one-bedroom apartment.

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