19 Apartments under 1600 for rent in Carlsbad, CA

Last updated June 24 at 6:52pm UTC
Olde Carlsbad
Carlsbad, CA
Updated June 23 at 11:25am UTC
7205 aviara dr
Carlsbad, CA
Updated June 21 at 10:44am UTC
1 Bedroom
Results within 1 miles of Carlsbad, CA
Results within 5 miles of Carlsbad, CA
447 Alvarado Terrace
Vista, CA
Updated June 23 at 11:28am UTC
432 Edgehill Lane Unit 193
Loma Alta
Oceanside, CA
Updated June 15 at 10:18am UTC
1 Bedroom
Results within 10 miles of Carlsbad, CA
5037 Los Morros Way
Oceanside, CA
Updated June 19 at 5:39pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
264 Clark St
Central Escondido
Escondido, CA
Updated June 17 at 9:24am UTC
1 Bedroom

June 2018 Carlsbad Rent Report

Welcome to the June 2018 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 metro, state, and nation.

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June 2018 Carlsbad Rent Report

Welcome to the June 2018 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 metro, state, and nation.

Carlsbad rents increase sharply over the past month

Carlsbad rents have increased 0.8% over the past month, and have increased moderately by 2.5% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Carlsbad stand at $1,880 for a one-bedroom apartment and $2,430 for a two-bedroom. This is the second straight month that the city has seen rent increases after a decline in March. Carlsbad's year-over-year rent growth leads the state average of 2.2%, as well as the national average of 1.5%.

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. Of the largest 10 cities that we have data for in the San Diego metro, all of them have seen prices rise. Here's a look at how rents compare across some of the largest cities in the metro.

  • National City has the least expensive rents in the San Diego metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,520; the city has also experienced the fastest rent growth in the metro, with a year-over-year increase of 5.8%.
  • Over the past month, El Cajon is the only city in the metro that has seen rents fall, with a decline of 1.1%. Median two-bedrooms there cost $1,640, while one-bedrooms go for $1,260.

Many large cities nationwide show more affordable rents compared to Carlsbad

As rents have increased moderately in Carlsbad, large cities nationwide have seen rents grow more modestly, or in some cases, even decline. Compared to most large cities across the country, Carlsbad is less affordable for renters.

  • Rents increased moderately in other cities across the state, with California as a whole logging rent growth of 2.2% over the past year. For example, rents have grown by 2.2% in San Jose, 1.9% in Los Angeles, and 1.5% in San Francisco.
  • Carlsbad's median two-bedroom rent of $2,430 is above the national average of $1,170. Nationwide, rents have grown by 1.5% over the past year compared to the 2.5% increase in Carlsbad.
  • While Carlsbad's rents rose moderately over the past year, some cities nationwide saw decreases, including Seattle (-0.8%) and DC (-0.1%).
  • Renters will generally find more expensive prices in Carlsbad than most large cities. For example, Phoenix has a median 2BR rent of $1,040, 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 price Median 2BR price M/M price change Y/Y price change
San Diego $1,550 $2,020 0.1% 1.8%
Chula Vista $1,640 $2,120 0.6% 2.9%
Oceanside $1,760 $2,280 0.6% 1.6%
Escondido $1,430 $1,850 1.3% 2.8%
Carlsbad $1,880 $2,430 0.8% 2.5%
El Cajon $1,260 $1,640 -1.1% 2.2%
Vista $1,410 $1,830 0.4% 1.9%
San Marcos $1,540 $2,000 1.2% 4.0%
Encinitas $1,880 $2,440 1.6% 4.0%
National City $1,170 $1,520 0.4% 5.8%
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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.


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.