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177 Houses for rent in Carlsbad, CA

Last updated November 18 at 11:29am UTC
3762 Caldera Place
Calavera Hills
Carlsbad, CA
Updated November 18 at 11:29am UTC
4 Bedrooms
$3,800
7344 Portage Way
South Beach
Carlsbad, CA
Updated November 18 at 11:28am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$3,795
6677 Paseo Del Norte
Poinsetta
Carlsbad, CA
Updated November 18 at 8:59am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$3,800
4016 Garfield Street
North Beach
Carlsbad, CA
Updated November 18 at 8:59am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$3,000
2005 Costa Del Mar Rd.
Rancho La Costa
Carlsbad, CA
Updated November 18 at 8:58am UTC
Studio
$2,200
2886 Luciernaga Street
Rancho La Costa
Carlsbad, CA
Updated November 17 at 11:39am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$3,800
7131 Sitio Caliente
La Costa Ridge
Carlsbad, CA
Updated November 17 at 11:39am UTC
4 Bedrooms
$5,200
1773 Callisia Court
Poinsetta
Carlsbad, CA
Updated November 17 at 11:37am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$3,195
6850 Watercourse
Poinsetta
Carlsbad, CA
Updated November 17 at 11:32am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$3,200
2903 Rancho Cortes
Rancho Carillo
Carlsbad, CA
Updated November 17 at 5:31am UTC
5 Bedrooms
$4,995
7314 Alta Vista
Rancho La Costa
Carlsbad, CA
Updated November 16 at 11:44am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$2,550
1766 Callisia Ct.
Poinsetta
Carlsbad, CA
Updated November 16 at 11:36am UTC
4 Bedrooms
$3,395
3525 Garfield St
North Beach
Carlsbad, CA
Updated November 15 at 1:44pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
$5,500
2831 Avenida Valera
Rancho La Costa
Carlsbad, CA
Updated November 15 at 12:01pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
$3,400
2301 Levante Street
Rancho La Costa
Carlsbad, CA
Updated November 15 at 12:00pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$2,595
2854 Luciernaga St
Rancho La Costa
Carlsbad, CA
Updated November 15 at 12:00pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
$2,995
353 Date Avenue
North Beach
Carlsbad, CA
Updated November 15 at 11:59am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$3,750
6991 Ballena Way Unit 21
Rancho La Costa
Carlsbad, CA
Updated November 15 at 11:59am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$2,395
814 Windcrest Drive
Poinsetta
Carlsbad, CA
Updated November 15 at 11:58am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$2,850
3141 Vista Mar
Rancho La Costa
Carlsbad, CA
Updated November 15 at 11:58am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$2,595
2694 Medford Ct
Tamarack Point
Carlsbad, CA
Updated November 15 at 11:57am UTC
4 Bedrooms
$3,800
7753 Caminito Bonanza, #101
La Costa Oaks
Carlsbad, CA
Updated November 15 at 12:00pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$2,175
6965 Sandpiper Place
Rancho La Costa
Carlsbad, CA
Updated November 15 at 11:57am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$2,300
3204 Corte Tamarindo
La Costa Ridge
Carlsbad, CA
Updated November 15 at 11:57am UTC
4 Bedrooms
$5,450

November 2018 Carlsbad Rent Report

Welcome to the November 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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November 2018 Carlsbad Rent Report

Welcome to the November 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 1.0% over the past month, and are up slightly by 1.5% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Carlsbad stand at $1,880 for a one-bedroom apartment and $2,440 for a two-bedroom. Carlsbad's year-over-year rent growth leads the state average of 1.3%, as well as the national average of 1.1%.

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.

  • San Marcos has seen the fastest rent growth in the metro, with a year-over-year increase of 2.9%. The median two-bedroom there costs $2,000, while one-bedrooms go for $1,540.
  • Over the past month, El Cajon has seen the biggest rent drop in the metro, with a decline of 1.3%. Median two-bedrooms there cost $1,660, while one-bedrooms go for $1,280.
  • National City has the least expensive rents in the San Diego metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,530; rents grew 0.1% over the past month and 1.9% over the past year.
  • Carlsbad has the most expensive rents of the largest cities in the San Diego metro, with a two-bedroom median of $2,440; rents increased 1.0% over the past month and 1.5% over the past year.

Many large cities nationwide show more affordable rents compared to Carlsbad

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

  • Rents increased slightly in other cities across the state, with California as a whole logging rent growth of 1.3% over the past year. For example, rents have grown by 2.7% in San Jose, 1.3% in Los Angeles, and 1.2% in San Francisco.
  • Carlsbad's median two-bedroom rent of $2,440 is above the national average of $1,180. Nationwide, rents have grown by 1.1% over the past year compared to the 1.5% rise in Carlsbad.
  • While Carlsbad's rents rose slightly over the past year, the city of Seattle saw a decrease of 1.3%.
  • Renters will generally find more expensive prices in Carlsbad than most large cities. For example, Phoenix has a median 2BR rent of $1,050, 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 $1,570 $2,030 -0.3% 0.9%
Chula Vista $1,640 $2,130 0.6% 2.4%
Oceanside $1,760 $2,290 0.7% 1.4%
Escondido $1,420 $1,850 0.9% 0.7%
Carlsbad $1,880 $2,440 1.0% 1.5%
El Cajon $1,280 $1,660 -1.3% 0.7%
Vista $1,430 $1,850 0.2% 2.1%
San Marcos $1,540 $2,000 -0.5% 2.9%
Encinitas $1,870 $2,420 2.4% 1.9%
National City $1,180 $1,530 0.1% 1.9%
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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.