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169 Apartments for rent in Carlsbad, CA

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Carlsbad Coast Apartments
357 Chesnut Ave
Carlsbad, CA | North Beach
Studio
$1,838
415 sqft
1 Bedroom
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Last updated October 21 at 01:35 AM
Minutes to Tamarack Beach. Spacious apartments with dishwashers and ceiling fans in a controlled access community with a swimming pool, fitness center and two laundries. Garage parking available.
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15 Units Available
Marisol Carlsbad
3251 Marisol Place
Carlsbad, CA | Calavera Hills
1 Bedroom
$2,219
777 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,746
1135 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$3,276
1544 sqft
Last updated October 21 at 01:34 AM
Choose the type of leasing experience that works best for you! 1. Now Open For In-Person Tours! 2. Self-Guided Tours 3. Video or Facetime Tour Contact us to schedule your appointment today. Style. Accessibility. Proximity.
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2 Units Available
The Tradition
1901 Cassia Rd
Carlsbad, CA | Poinsetta
2 Bedrooms
$2,890
1123 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$3,180
1371 sqft
Last updated October 21 at 01:34 AM
The Tradition Apartment Homes are located near La Costa Resort in beautiful, seaside Carlsbad, CA. Apartments are designed in classic beach style with modern upgrades like wood flooring and new countertops.
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Elan Tamarack Shores
351 Tamarack Avenue
Carlsbad, CA | North Beach
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$2,125
890 sqft
Last updated October 21 at 12:42 AM
A few blocks from Tamarack Beach and Carlsbad Village. This smaller community features assigned parking. Pet-friendly. Apartments offer full kitchens, private balconies or patios, and walk-in closets.
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Coast Village Apartment Homes
935 Laguna Drive
Carlsbad, CA | Carlsbad Village
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$2,195
1000 sqft
Last updated October 21 at 12:24 AM
Find studio, 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments for rent at Coast Village Apartment Homes in Carlsbad. View photos, descriptions and more!
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Elán Cypress Cove
355 Pine Avenue
Carlsbad, CA | North Beach
Studio
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1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$2,170
825 sqft
Last updated October 21 at 12:50 AM
Spacious one- and two-bedroom apartment homes with central heating and gas appliances. Charming coastal community near Interstate 5, with easy access to the Carlsbad Premium Outlets. Friendly on-site staff and emergency maintenance monitoring.
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Elán Carlsbad Shores
360 Chestnut Avenue
Carlsbad, CA | North Beach
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1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$2,250
835 sqft
Last updated October 21 at 12:38 AM
This coastal town offers fantastic amenities. This community is just seven miles from the beach. Apartments feature faux finished granite countertops, private balconies and fenced yards. On-site pool and spa.
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10 Units Available
Rising Glen
2300 Rising Glen Way
Carlsbad, CA | Olde Carlsbad
1 Bedroom
$1,950
678 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,115
890 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated October 21 at 12:43 AM
Close to restaurants like Hooked on Sushi and grocery stores like Trader Joes and Sprouts. Residents live in units with laundry, patios or balconies, and hardwood floors. Pet-friendly community includes pool, hot tub and gym.
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7 Units Available
Bluffs at Carlsbad Apartments
2707 Avenida de Anita
Carlsbad, CA | Tamarack Point
1 Bedroom
$1,615
451 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,795
561 sqft
Last updated October 19 at 09:28 PM
BEAUTIFUL CARLSBAD APARTMENTS Reflecting a passion for luxury and stylishness, the residences at The Bluffs at Carlsbad present a compelling portrait of refined apartment living.
1 Unit Available
135 Juniper Ave
135 Juniper Avenue
Carlsbad, CA | North Beach
3 Bedrooms
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4 Bedrooms
$7,500
2000 sqft
Last updated October 20 at 08:43 PM
FURNISHED VACATION RENTAL Sleeps 8. Steps to Carlsbad beaches & village. Ocean views. Newly renovated single level beach home. A/C. Furnished: stainless steel appliance kitchen, cable TV, high speed internet, BBQ, wine fridge & Keurig.
1 Unit Available
2856 Andover Ave.
2856 Andover Avenue
Carlsbad, CA | Calavera Hills
3 Bedrooms
$2,350
1362 sqft
Last updated October 20 at 08:43 PM
Great location!! Close to schools, beach, freeways & shopping. Bottom corner unit with large, open floor plan & high ceilings. Brand new stainless steel kitchen appliances, wine fridge, washer & dryer in unit.
1 Unit Available
7787 Caminito Monarca
7787 Caminito Monarca
Carlsbad, CA | Rancho La Costa
2 Bedrooms
$2,650
1236 sqft
Last updated October 20 at 08:43 PM
Great location, close to freeway. Private deck just off of the dining room. New carpet in the bedroom , wood like in living room and dining room. Attached 2 car garage with direct access .
1 Unit Available
7039 WHITEWATER ST.
7039 Whitewater Street
Carlsbad, CA | South Beach
3 Bedrooms
$6,500
2146 sqft
Last updated October 20 at 08:43 PM
WALK TO THE BEACH - WALK TO THE BEACH - WALK TO THE BEACH -- Ocean View -- Available Now! -- Furnished -- 6 Month Minimum Lease -- $6,500.00/mo. -- No Pets.
1 Unit Available
3119 Via Puerta
3119 Via Puerta
Carlsbad, CA | Rancho Carillo
3 Bedrooms
$2,850
1316 sqft
Last updated October 20 at 08:43 PM
Corner unit 3 story townhome in Rancho Carillo! 3 Bedrooms and 3 full bathrooms plus 1st floor optional bedroom is ideal for an office or guestroom! Beautiful canyon views from all rooms. 2 balconies. Dual Master Suites and two car garage.
1 Unit Available
4105 Isle Dr
4105 Isle Drive
Carlsbad, CA | Olde Carlsbad
4 Bedrooms
$5,750
1886 sqft
Last updated October 20 at 08:43 PM
Fully furnished Carlsbad rental property that is walking distance to the lagoon beach and close to Carlsbad beaches, available for 1, 3, or 6 month rental. Multiple TVs and fully equipped with appliances throughout.
1 Unit Available
3615 Catalina Drive
3615 Catalina Drive
Carlsbad, CA | Tamarack Point
4 Bedrooms
$3,700
2141 sqft
Last updated October 21 at 01:46 AM
4 Bedroom, 2 bath home in desirable Carlsbad neighborhood. Formal dining room. Kitchen has new countertops, a center island, gas stove, and dishwasher. Separate den. The home has new paint, new flooring in the kitchen and new carpet.
1 Unit Available
6731 Russelia Court
6731 Russelia Court
Carlsbad, CA | Poinsetta
3 Bedrooms
$4,000
1339 sqft
Last updated October 21 at 01:51 AM
Beautiful ocean and sunset views from kitchen, living room, master bedroom and private patio! 3BR 2BA one story end unit close to the beach with private garage on quiet street in Altamira 4. Top schools. Dining room, eat-in kitchen, fireplace.
1 Unit Available
2920-202 Luciernaga St
2920 Luciernaga St
Carlsbad, CA | Rancho La Costa
2 Bedrooms
$2,395
900 sqft
Last updated October 21 at 01:51 AM
Welcome Home! To your private, quiet small condo complex located close to schools and shopping.
1 Unit Available
6659 encelia pl
6659 Encelia Pl
Carlsbad, CA | Poinsetta
4 Bedrooms
$4,500
2325 sqft
Last updated October 20 at 02:08 PM
4 Bedroom+Loft - Property Id: 388672 New Build 4 Bedroom + LOFT Home This brand new, completely upgraded custom build home is available for move in .
1 Unit Available
814 Caminito Del Mar
814 Caminito Del Mar
Carlsbad, CA | Poinsetta
2 Bedrooms
$2,795
969 sqft
Last updated October 20 at 02:08 PM
814 Caminito Del Mar Available 11/01/20 Cute 2 Bdrm Fully Furnished Home In Altamira One Community - This home sits on a large lot in the Altamira One Community, has 2 Bdrms, 1.
1 Unit Available
3913 Sheridan Pl.
3913 Sheridan Place
Carlsbad, CA | North Beach
4 Bedrooms
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5 Bedrooms
$9,995
4169 sqft
Last updated October 20 at 02:08 PM
Brand New Beautiful Coastal Home w/casita - Coming Soon, Be on the Interest List - **Due to Covid-19 all properties will be shown via virtual tour** * Main House 4/3 and Casita 1/1 Each has private entrance, Laundry -perfect for Office or Extended
1 Unit Available
6434 Camino Del Parque
6434 Camino Del Parque
Carlsbad, CA | Poinsetta
3 Bedrooms
$2,795
1143 sqft
Last updated October 20 at 02:08 PM
Gorgeous 3 Bedroom Home in Carlsbad Available Now! - SCHEDULE A SHOWING online by visiting https://showmojo.com/l/cdc3f5d0f0 Or call 858-239-0600 Beautifully remodeled 3 Bed/1 Bath, twin home with approx.
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2422 Levante
2422 Levante Street
Carlsbad, CA | Rancho La Costa
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated October 20 at 10:20 AM
Midcentury La Costa Duplex 3br 2.5 ba 1600 sq ft - Property Id: 31193 Newly renovated 1600 sq ft, 3br (3rd bedroom is a loft), 2.5 bath, midcentury modern duplex with split level design, and open beam ceilings.
1 Unit Available
1865 Palisades Dr
1865 Palisades Drive
Carlsbad, CA | Olde Carlsbad
3 Bedrooms
$3,700
1454 sqft
Last updated October 20 at 02:08 PM
1865 Palisades Dr Available 11/01/20 Wonderful Carlsbad Home Minutes to the Beach! - Beautiful home in Carlsbad just minutes from the beach! Nice neutral paint and carpet, There is a newer roof, stainless steel appliances, dual-paned windows, and

Median Rent in Carlsbad

Last updated Sep. 2020
The median rent for a 1 bedroom apartment in Carlsbad is $1,827, while the median rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $2,323.
Studio
$2,176
1 Bed
$1,827
2 Beds
$2,323
3+ Beds
$3,018
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Searching for an apartment for rent in Carlsbad, CA? Look no further! Apartment List will help you find a perfect apartment near you. There are 164 available rental units listed on Apartment List in Carlsbad. Click on listings to see photos, floorplans, amenities, prices and availability, and much more!

The median rent in Carlsbad is $2,176 for a studio, $1,827 for a one-bedroom apartment, and $2,323 for a two-bedroom apartment. If you are looking for a deal, keep an eye out for a red pulsing icon that indicates rent specials.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Frequently Asked Questions
How much is rent in Carlsbad?
In Carlsbad, the median rent is $2,176 for a studio, $1,827 for a 1-bedroom, $2,323 for a 2-bedroom, and $3,018 for a 3-bedroom. For more information on rental trends in Carlsbad, check out our monthly Carlsbad Rent Report.
How much is rent in Carlsbad?
In Carlsbad, the median rent is $2,176 for a studio, $1,827 for a 1-bedroom, $2,323 for a 2-bedroom, and $3,018 for a 3-bedroom. For more information on rental trends in Carlsbad, check out our monthly Carlsbad Rent Report.
How can I find a cheap apartment in Carlsbad?
You can filter cheap apartments in Carlsbad by price: under $1,600, under $1,800, or search by apartments that are offering move-in specials.
How can I find a cheap apartment in Carlsbad?
You can filter cheap apartments in Carlsbad by price: under $1,600, under $1,800, or search by apartments that are offering move-in specials.
How can I find a pet-friendly apartment in Carlsbad?
You can use the pet-friendly filter to find Carlsbad apartments that allow pets.
How can I find a pet-friendly apartment in Carlsbad?
You can use the pet-friendly filter to find Carlsbad apartments that allow pets.
How can I tour apartments during the COVID-19 pandemic?
While some Carlsbad properties may not allow visitors at this time, most are open for business by phone or email. Please reach out to them directly for virtual touring options. Additionally, some properties may offer video and 3D tours, which can be found on the listing details page.
How can I tour apartments during the COVID-19 pandemic?
While some Carlsbad properties may not allow visitors at this time, most are open for business by phone or email. Please reach out to them directly for virtual touring options. Additionally, some properties may offer video and 3D tours, which can be found on the listing details page.
How much should I pay for rent in Carlsbad?
The answer to this question depends on your household income and a couple of other factors. You can use our Rent Calculator to figure out how much you should spend on rent in Carlsbad.
How much should I pay for rent in Carlsbad?
The answer to this question depends on your household income and a couple of other factors. You can use our Rent Calculator to figure out how much you should spend on rent in Carlsbad.
How can I find off-campus housing in Carlsbad?
You can use the off-campus housing filters to find apartments near colleges located in or around Carlsbad. Some of the colleges and universities in the area include University of California-San Diego, Saddleback College, San Diego City College, Palomar College, and San Diego Mesa College.
How can I find off-campus housing in Carlsbad?
You can use the off-campus housing filters to find apartments near colleges located in or around Carlsbad. Some of the colleges and universities in the area include University of California-San Diego, Saddleback College, San Diego City College, Palomar College, and San Diego Mesa College.

City Guide

Carlsbad
Home to just over 100,000,Carlsbad preserves its parks and coastline through careful planning and leaves space among its many apartment buildings for wildlife, surf, and sand. Residents enjoy the city's parks and beaches throughout the year, with annual temperatures ranging from 60-70 degrees and very light rainfall. The city offers an extensive hiking and bicycling trail system, golf courses, and athletic fields.
Home to just over 100,000,Carlsbad preserves its parks and coastline through careful planning and leaves space among its many apartment buildings for wildlife, surf, and sand. Residents enjoy the city's parks and beaches throughout the year, with annual temperatures ranging from 60-70 degrees and very light rainfall. The city offers an extensive hiking and bicycling trail system, golf courses, and athletic fields.

Having trouble with Craigslist Carlsbad? Can't find that special apartment for rent on Apartment Finder or Zillow? Apartment List is here to help!

Finding an Apartment in Carlsbad

How much will it cost? A two-bedroom apartment will go for roughly about $1500 while three bedroom pads go for $1800.

When to rent: It’s best to start your apartment search early in the year (again, the weather's fairly constant and won’t deter folks from moving).While Carlsbad doesn't require as desperate a scramble to get a place as a major city, the housing market is still competitive, so be prepared to go for it and pay your security deposit when you find the right deal.

Finding an Apartment in Carlsbad
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How much will it cost? A two-bedroom apartment will go for roughly about $1500 while three bedroom pads go for $1800.

When to rent: It’s best to start your apartment search early in the year (again, the weather's fairly constant and won’t deter folks from moving).While Carlsbad doesn't require as desperate a scramble to get a place as a major city, the housing market is still competitive, so be prepared to go for it and pay your security deposit when you find the right deal.

Carlsbad Neighborhoods

Carlsbad is divided into four quadrants, like an old Scout orienteering map. When it comes down to it, it's really just a question of whether you're looking for history and antiques, resort-style-living and the beach, or just a nice, sunny place to live!

Northwest Quadrant Home to the downtown area, in the Northwest Quadrant of Carlsbad you’ll find clothing stores, restaurants, and small shops located along Carlsbad Village Drive (which the locals still call Elm Street). It’s also home to a biannual street fair and a farmers' market, and a grove of trees preserved from development.Residents of the Northwest Quadrant appreciate the quaint, historic feel of their neighborhood and seek to preserve the old architecture and wilderness.

Northeast Quadrant The Northeast Quadrant is mostly residential, with many planned communities, townhouses, and several apartment buildings

Southeast Quadrant One of the newer parts of Carlsbad, the Southeast Quadrant offers several master-planned communities and a few resorts, including the site of the Acura Classic, a large annual women's tennis competition. Places are full of walking trails and designed to look slightly historic.

Southwest Quadrant Slightly more affordable. Carlsbad's post office, movie theaters, shopping mall, and other local businesses are located here.

Carlsbad Neighborhoods
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Carlsbad is divided into four quadrants, like an old Scout orienteering map. When it comes down to it, it's really just a question of whether you're looking for history and antiques, resort-style-living and the beach, or just a nice, sunny place to live!

Northwest Quadrant Home to the downtown area, in the Northwest Quadrant of Carlsbad you’ll find clothing stores, restaurants, and small shops located along Carlsbad Village Drive (which the locals still call Elm Street). It’s also home to a biannual street fair and a farmers' market, and a grove of trees preserved from development.Residents of the Northwest Quadrant appreciate the quaint, historic feel of their neighborhood and seek to preserve the old architecture and wilderness.

Northeast Quadrant The Northeast Quadrant is mostly residential, with many planned communities, townhouses, and several apartment buildings

Southeast Quadrant One of the newer parts of Carlsbad, the Southeast Quadrant offers several master-planned communities and a few resorts, including the site of the Acura Classic, a large annual women's tennis competition. Places are full of walking trails and designed to look slightly historic.

Southwest Quadrant Slightly more affordable. Carlsbad's post office, movie theaters, shopping mall, and other local businesses are located here.

Life in Carlsbad

Bring your pet and your boogie board! Here’s why:

• Be prepared to pay a deposit, though.

• Most local entertainment revolves around hiking, biking, golfing, and surfing.

Life in Carlsbad
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Bring your pet and your boogie board! Here’s why:

• Be prepared to pay a deposit, though.

• Most local entertainment revolves around hiking, biking, golfing, and surfing.

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City Guide

Carlsbad
Home to just over 100,000,Carlsbad preserves its parks and coastline through careful planning and leaves space among its many apartment buildings for wildlife, surf, and sand. Residents enjoy the city's parks and beaches throughout the year, with annual temperatures ranging from 60-70 degrees and very light rainfall. The city offers an extensive hiking and bicycling trail system, golf courses, and athletic fields.
Home to just over 100,000,Carlsbad preserves its parks and coastline through careful planning and leaves space among its many apartment buildings for wildlife, surf, and sand. Residents enjoy the city's parks and beaches throughout the year, with annual temperatures ranging from 60-70 degrees and very light rainfall. The city offers an extensive hiking and bicycling trail system, golf courses, and athletic fields.

Having trouble with Craigslist Carlsbad? Can't find that special apartment for rent on Apartment Finder or Zillow? Apartment List is here to help!

Finding an Apartment in Carlsbad

How much will it cost? A two-bedroom apartment will go for roughly about $1500 while three bedroom pads go for $1800.

When to rent: It’s best to start your apartment search early in the year (again, the weather's fairly constant and won’t deter folks from moving).While Carlsbad doesn't require as desperate a scramble to get a place as a major city, the housing market is still competitive, so be prepared to go for it and pay your security deposit when you find the right deal.

Finding an Apartment in Carlsbad
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How much will it cost? A two-bedroom apartment will go for roughly about $1500 while three bedroom pads go for $1800.

When to rent: It’s best to start your apartment search early in the year (again, the weather's fairly constant and won’t deter folks from moving).While Carlsbad doesn't require as desperate a scramble to get a place as a major city, the housing market is still competitive, so be prepared to go for it and pay your security deposit when you find the right deal.

Carlsbad Neighborhoods

Carlsbad is divided into four quadrants, like an old Scout orienteering map. When it comes down to it, it's really just a question of whether you're looking for history and antiques, resort-style-living and the beach, or just a nice, sunny place to live!

Northwest Quadrant Home to the downtown area, in the Northwest Quadrant of Carlsbad you’ll find clothing stores, restaurants, and small shops located along Carlsbad Village Drive (which the locals still call Elm Street). It’s also home to a biannual street fair and a farmers' market, and a grove of trees preserved from development.Residents of the Northwest Quadrant appreciate the quaint, historic feel of their neighborhood and seek to preserve the old architecture and wilderness.

Northeast Quadrant The Northeast Quadrant is mostly residential, with many planned communities, townhouses, and several apartment buildings

Southeast Quadrant One of the newer parts of Carlsbad, the Southeast Quadrant offers several master-planned communities and a few resorts, including the site of the Acura Classic, a large annual women's tennis competition. Places are full of walking trails and designed to look slightly historic.

Southwest Quadrant Slightly more affordable. Carlsbad's post office, movie theaters, shopping mall, and other local businesses are located here.

Carlsbad Neighborhoods
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Carlsbad is divided into four quadrants, like an old Scout orienteering map. When it comes down to it, it's really just a question of whether you're looking for history and antiques, resort-style-living and the beach, or just a nice, sunny place to live!

Northwest Quadrant Home to the downtown area, in the Northwest Quadrant of Carlsbad you’ll find clothing stores, restaurants, and small shops located along Carlsbad Village Drive (which the locals still call Elm Street). It’s also home to a biannual street fair and a farmers' market, and a grove of trees preserved from development.Residents of the Northwest Quadrant appreciate the quaint, historic feel of their neighborhood and seek to preserve the old architecture and wilderness.

Northeast Quadrant The Northeast Quadrant is mostly residential, with many planned communities, townhouses, and several apartment buildings

Southeast Quadrant One of the newer parts of Carlsbad, the Southeast Quadrant offers several master-planned communities and a few resorts, including the site of the Acura Classic, a large annual women's tennis competition. Places are full of walking trails and designed to look slightly historic.

Southwest Quadrant Slightly more affordable. Carlsbad's post office, movie theaters, shopping mall, and other local businesses are located here.

Life in Carlsbad

Bring your pet and your boogie board! Here’s why:

• Be prepared to pay a deposit, though.

• Most local entertainment revolves around hiking, biking, golfing, and surfing.

Life in Carlsbad
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Bring your pet and your boogie board! Here’s why:

• Be prepared to pay a deposit, though.

• Most local entertainment revolves around hiking, biking, golfing, and surfing.

Rent Report
Carlsbad

October 2020 Carlsbad Rent Report

Welcome to the October 2020 Carlsbad Rent Report. Carlsbad rents increased over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Carlsbad rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the state and nation.

Carlsbad rents increase sharply over the past month

Carlsbad rents have increased 1.2% over the past month, and have increased slightly by 1.7% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Carlsbad stand at $1,828 for a one-bedroom apartment and $2,324 for a two-bedroom. This is the third straight month that the city has seen rent increases after a decline in June. Carlsbad's year-over-year rent growth leads the state average of -4.6%, as well as the national average of -1.4%.

    Rents falling across cities in California

    While rent prices have increased in Carlsbad over the past year, other cities across the state are seeing the opposite trend. Rents have fallen in 1 of the largest 10 cities that we have data for in California. The state as a whole logged rent growth of -4.6% over the past year. Here's a look at how rents compare across some of the largest cities in the state.

    • Looking throughout the state, San Francisco is the most expensive of all California's major cities, with a median two-bedroom rent of $2,592; of the 10 largest California cities that we have data for, 6 have seen rents fall year-over-year, with San Francisco experiencing the fastest decline (-20.4%).
    • Bakersfield, Fresno, and Anaheim have all experienced year-over-year growth above the state average (6.5%, 4.3%, and 0.6%, respectively).

    Many large cities nationwide show more affordable rents compared to Carlsbad

    As rents have increased slightly in Carlsbad, other large cities nationwide have seen rents grow more quickly. Compared to most large cities across the country, Carlsbad is less affordable for renters.

    • Carlsbad's median two-bedroom rent of $2,324 is above the national average of $1,106. Nationwide, rents have fallen by 1.4% over the past year compared to the 1.7% increase in Carlsbad.
    • While Carlsbad's rents rose slightly over the past year, the city of Phoenix also saw an increase of 3.4%.
    • Renters will generally find more expensive prices in Carlsbad than most large cities. For example, Phoenix has a median 2BR rent of $1,140, where Carlsbad is more than twice that price.

    For more information check out our national report. You can also access our full data for cities and counties across the U.S. at this link.

    City
    Median 1BR Rent
    Median 2BR Rent
    M/M Rent Growth
    Y/Y Rent Growth
    San Diego
    $1,560
    $2,070
    0.8%
    -1.4%
    Chula Vista
    $1,360
    $1,870
    0.8%
    2.9%
    Oceanside
    $1,660
    $2,080
    0.6%
    1.7%
    Escondido
    $1,460
    $1,760
    0
    0.8%
    Carlsbad
    $1,830
    $2,320
    1.2%
    1.7%
    Vista
    $1,690
    $1,900
    0.7%
    2.3%
    San Marcos
    $1,600
    $1,790
    0
    -0.8%
    La Mesa
    $1,560
    $1,940
    1.7%
    2.1%
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    Methodology - Recent Updates:

    Data from private listing sites, including our own, tends to skew toward luxury apartments, which introduces sample bias when estimates are calculated directly from these listings. To address these limitations, we’ve recently made major updates to our methodology, which we believe have greatly improved the accuracy and reliability of our estimates.

    Read more about our new methodology below, or see a more detailed post here.

    Methodology:

    Apartment List is committed to making our rent estimates the best and most accurate available. To do this, we start with reliable median rent statistics from the Census Bureau, then extrapolate them forward to the current month using a growth rate calculated from our listing data. In doing so, we use a same-unit analysis similar to Case-Shiller’s approach, comparing only units that are available across both time periods to provide an accurate picture of rent growth in cities across the country.

    Our approach corrects for the sample bias inherent in other private sources, producing results that are much closer to statistics published by the Census Bureau and HUD. Our methodology also allows us to construct a picture of rent growth over an extended period of time, with estimates that are updated each month.

    Read more about our methodology here.

    About Rent Reports:

    Apartment List publishes monthly reports on rental trends for hundreds of cities across the U.S. We intend these reports to be a source of reliable information that help renters and policymakers make sound decisions, and we invest significant time and effort in gathering and analyzing rent data. Our work is covered regularly by journalists across the country.

    We are continuously working to improve our methodology and data, with the goal of providing renters with the information that they need to make the best decisions.

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    October 2020 Carlsbad Rent Report

    Welcome to the October 2020 Carlsbad Rent Report. Carlsbad rents increased over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Carlsbad rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the state and nation.

    View full Rent Report

    October 2020 Carlsbad Rent Report

    Welcome to the October 2020 Carlsbad Rent Report. Carlsbad rents increased over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Carlsbad rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the state and nation.

    Carlsbad rents increase sharply over the past month

    Carlsbad rents have increased 1.2% over the past month, and have increased slightly by 1.7% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Carlsbad stand at $1,828 for a one-bedroom apartment and $2,324 for a two-bedroom. This is the third straight month that the city has seen rent increases after a decline in June. Carlsbad's year-over-year rent growth leads the state average of -4.6%, as well as the national average of -1.4%.

      Rents falling across cities in California

      While rent prices have increased in Carlsbad over the past year, other cities across the state are seeing the opposite trend. Rents have fallen in 1 of the largest 10 cities that we have data for in California. The state as a whole logged rent growth of -4.6% over the past year. Here's a look at how rents compare across some of the largest cities in the state.

      • Looking throughout the state, San Francisco is the most expensive of all California's major cities, with a median two-bedroom rent of $2,592; of the 10 largest California cities that we have data for, 6 have seen rents fall year-over-year, with San Francisco experiencing the fastest decline (-20.4%).
      • Bakersfield, Fresno, and Anaheim have all experienced year-over-year growth above the state average (6.5%, 4.3%, and 0.6%, respectively).

      Many large cities nationwide show more affordable rents compared to Carlsbad

      As rents have increased slightly in Carlsbad, other large cities nationwide have seen rents grow more quickly. Compared to most large cities across the country, Carlsbad is less affordable for renters.

      • Carlsbad's median two-bedroom rent of $2,324 is above the national average of $1,106. Nationwide, rents have fallen by 1.4% over the past year compared to the 1.7% increase in Carlsbad.
      • While Carlsbad's rents rose slightly over the past year, the city of Phoenix also saw an increase of 3.4%.
      • Renters will generally find more expensive prices in Carlsbad than most large cities. For example, Phoenix has a median 2BR rent of $1,140, where Carlsbad is more than twice that price.

      For more information check out our national report. You can also access our full data for cities and counties across the U.S. at this link.

      City
      Median 1BR Rent
      Median 2BR Rent
      M/M Rent Growth
      Y/Y Rent Growth
      San Diego
      $1,560
      $2,070
      0.8%
      -1.4%
      Chula Vista
      $1,360
      $1,870
      0.8%
      2.9%
      Oceanside
      $1,660
      $2,080
      0.6%
      1.7%
      Escondido
      $1,460
      $1,760
      0
      0.8%
      Carlsbad
      $1,830
      $2,320
      1.2%
      1.7%
      Vista
      $1,690
      $1,900
      0.7%
      2.3%
      San Marcos
      $1,600
      $1,790
      0
      -0.8%
      La Mesa
      $1,560
      $1,940
      1.7%
      2.1%
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      Read more about our new methodology below, or see a more detailed post here.

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      Apartment List is committed to making our rent estimates the best and most accurate available. To do this, we start with reliable median rent statistics from the Census Bureau, then extrapolate them forward to the current month using a growth rate calculated from our listing data. In doing so, we use a same-unit analysis similar to Case-Shiller’s approach, comparing only units that are available across both time periods to provide an accurate picture of rent growth in cities across the country.

      Our approach corrects for the sample bias inherent in other private sources, producing results that are much closer to statistics published by the Census Bureau and HUD. Our methodology also allows us to construct a picture of rent growth over an extended period of time, with estimates that are updated each month.

      Read more about our methodology here.

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      We are continuously working to improve our methodology and data, with the goal of providing renters with the information that they need to make the best decisions.