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Carlsbad, CA: 79 apartments available for rent

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Last updated June 25 at 6:23PM
7780 Corte Promenade Avenue
La Costa Oaks
Carlsbad, CA
Updated June 22 at 2:20AM
3 Bedrooms
$5,000
6272 Via Trato
Rancho Carillo
Carlsbad, CA
Updated June 22 at 9:18PM
3 Bedrooms
$2,500
831 Kalpati Circle Unit# B
North Beach
Carlsbad, CA
Updated June 24 at 7:54AM
2 Bedrooms
$2,550
3443 Filoli Circle
La Costa Ridge
Carlsbad, CA
Updated June 23 at 11:07AM
3 Bedrooms
$3,100
2517 Navarra
Rancho La Costa
Carlsbad, CA
Updated April 27 at 6:44AM
2 Bedrooms
$2,300
7612 Camino Abierto
Rancho La Costa
Carlsbad, CA
Updated June 19 at 6:26PM
4 Bedrooms
$22,000
1880 Palisades Dr
Olde Carlsbad
Carlsbad, CA
Updated June 24 at 5:53PM
4 Bedrooms
$2,950
7061 Estrella De Mar Road
Rancho La Costa
Carlsbad, CA
Updated April 18 at 11:12PM
2 Bedrooms
$2,250
3165 Vista Mar
Rancho La Costa
Carlsbad, CA
Updated June 4 at 6:04AM
2 Bedrooms
$2,400
3472 Garfield
North Beach
Carlsbad, CA
Updated June 18 at 10:01AM
3 Bedrooms
$3,100
6458 Torreyanna
Poinsetta
Carlsbad, CA
Updated April 21 at 2:34PM
3 Bedrooms
$5,000
2625 Pirineos Way
Rancho La Costa
Carlsbad, CA
Updated June 8 at 12:03PM
2 Bedrooms
$2,500
7275 Surfbird Circle
Aviara
Carlsbad, CA
Updated April 18 at 11:12PM
3 Bedrooms
$4,500
4756 Beachwood
Hedionda Point
Carlsbad, CA
Updated June 24 at 6:16PM
3 Bedrooms
$3,800
2005 Costa Del Mar Rd.
Rancho La Costa
Carlsbad, CA
Updated June 24 at 6:15PM
Studio
$2,500
4024 Garfield Street
North Beach
Carlsbad, CA
Updated June 20 at 2:44AM
2 Bedrooms
$3,000
2878 Andover
Calavera Hills
Carlsbad, CA
Updated June 20 at 10:35AM
3 Bedrooms
$2,400
1663 Corte Orchidia
Poinsetta
Carlsbad, CA
Updated April 24 at 2:10PM
5 Bedrooms
$12,000
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City Guide
Carlsbad
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.

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.

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.

Rent Report
Carlsbad

June 2017 Carlsbad Rent Report

Welcome to the June 2017 Carlsbad Rent Report. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Carlsbad rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the metro, state, and nation.

Carlsbad rents increase sharply over the past month

Carlsbad rents have increased 0.6% over the past month, and are up moderately by 2.6% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Carlsbad stand at $1,830 for a one-bedroom apartment and $2,370 for a two-bedroom. This is the third straight month that the city has seen rent increases after a decline in February. Carlsbad's year-over-year rent growth lags the state average of 3.9%, but posted a similar trend to the national average of 2.6%.

Rents rising across the San Diego Metro

Throughout the past year, rent increases have been occurring not just in the city of Carlsbad, but across the entire metro. Prices rose year-over-year in 9 of the 10 largest San Diego area cities that we have data for. Rents also increased in other areas of the state, with California as a whole logging rent growth of 3.9% over the past year. Here's a look at how rents compare across some of the largest cities in the metro, as well as the rest of the state.

  • El Cajon has the least expensive rents in the San Diego metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,600; the city has also experienced the fastest rent growth in the metro, with a year-over-year increase of 6.7%.
  • Over the past year, Encinitas has seen the biggest rent drop in the metro, with decline of 0.4%. Median two-bedrooms there cost $2,340, while one-bedrooms go for $1,810.
  • Coronado has the most expensive rents of the largest cities in the San Diego metro, with a two-bedroom median of $3,820; rents grew 0.1% over the past month and 2.3% over the past year.
  • Looking throughout the rest of the state, San Francisco is the most expensive of all California's major cities outside the San Diego metro, with a median two-bedroom rent of $3,020; of the 10 largest cities in the state that we have data for, San Francisco, where a two-bedroom goes for $3,020, is the only major city to see rents fall year-over-year (-1.0%).
  • Sacramento, Santa Ana, and Anaheim have all experienced year-over-year growth above the state average (7.4%, 5.6%, and 5.1%, respectively).

Many large cities nationwide show more affordable rents compared to Carlsbad

Rent growth in Carlsbad has been relatively stable over the past year - some other large cities have seen more substantial increases, while in a few cases, rents have actually declined. Compared to most large cities across the country, Carlsbad is less affordable for renters.

  • Carlsbad's median two-bedroom rent of $2,370 is above the national average of $1,150. Nationwide, rents have grown by 2.6% over the past year.
  • While rents in Carlsbad remained moderately stable this year, similar cities saw increases, including Seattle (+5.2%), Phoenix (+4.9%), Dallas (+3.2%); note that median 2BR rents in these cities go for $1,660, $1,020, and $1,090 respectively.

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 price Median 2BR price M/M price change Y/Y price change
San Diego $1,530 $1,980 0.2% 3.3%
Chula Vista $1,580 $2,060 0.5% 4.8%
Oceanside $1,730 $2,250 1.1% 5.6%
Escondido $1,390 $1,800 0.6% 4.4%
Carlsbad $1,830 $2,370 0.6% 2.6%
El Cajon $1,230 $1,600 0.5% 6.7%
Vista $1,390 $1,800 0.8% 5.5%
Encinitas $1,810 $2,340 0.4% -0.4%
La Mesa $1,370 $1,780 0.1% 4.9%
Coronado $2,950 $3,820 0.1% 2.3%

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.