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107 Houses for rent in Carlsbad, CA

Last updated September 26 at 1:16pm UTC
3352 Stillwater Court
Tamarack Point
Carlsbad, CA
Updated September 26 at 1:16pm UTC
4 Bedrooms
$3,300
2005 Costa Del Mar Rd.
Rancho La Costa
Carlsbad, CA
Updated September 26 at 1:01pm UTC
Studio
$2,200
4016 Garfield Street
North Beach
Carlsbad, CA
Updated September 26 at 1:00pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$3,000
6677 Paseo Del Norte
Poinsetta
Carlsbad, CA
Updated September 26 at 1:00pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$3,800
2462 Torrejon Place
Rancho La Costa
Carlsbad, CA
Updated September 26 at 9:49am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$2,750
7404 Melodia Terrace
Aviara
Carlsbad, CA
Updated September 26 at 9:46am UTC
4 Bedrooms
$4,995
3076 Paseo Estribo
Rancho Carillo
Carlsbad, CA
Updated September 26 at 9:45am UTC
4 Bedrooms
$3,600
7603 Primavera Way
Rancho La Costa
Carlsbad, CA
Updated September 26 at 9:44am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$3,975
6907 Quail Place #D
Rancho La Costa
Carlsbad, CA
Updated September 26 at 9:43am UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,800
3707 Azimuth Pl
Calavera Hills
Carlsbad, CA
Updated September 26 at 9:43am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$3,250
6789 Avena
Aviara
Carlsbad, CA
Updated September 26 at 8:32am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$4,250
2038 Avenue Of The Trees
Olde Carlsbad
Carlsbad, CA
Updated September 26 at 8:32am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$3,200
7049 Estrella De Mar Rd
Rancho La Costa
Carlsbad, CA
Updated September 26 at 8:31am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$2,695
6723 Luciernaga Pl
Rancho La Costa
Carlsbad, CA
Updated September 25 at 1:36pm UTC
4 Bedrooms
$2,950
2344 Hosp Way 2344 Hosp Way #128
Olde Carlsbad
Carlsbad, CA
Updated September 25 at 11:29am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,850
7115 Estrella De Mar #24
Rancho La Costa
Carlsbad, CA
Updated September 25 at 11:24am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$2,400
6783 ONYX PLACE
La Costa Greens
Carlsbad, CA
Updated September 25 at 8:42am UTC
6 Bedrooms
$8,000
5477 Wolverine Terrace
Rancho Carlsbad
Carlsbad, CA
Updated September 25 at 8:42am UTC
5 Bedrooms
$3,500
5533 Coyote Court
Rancho Carlsbad
Carlsbad, CA
Updated September 22 at 3:18pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
$3,295
2340 Hosp Way #317
Olde Carlsbad
Carlsbad, CA
Updated September 22 at 1:21pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$2,295
7423 Neptune Drive
South Beach
Carlsbad, CA
Updated September 24 at 2:37pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
$4,495
973 Blackstilt Court
Aviara
Carlsbad, CA
Updated September 22 at 11:39pm UTC
5 Bedrooms
$4,900
5200 El Arbol Dr.
South Beach
Carlsbad, CA
Updated September 22 at 1:27pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
$3,695
3910 Holly Brae Ln
Olde Carlsbad
Carlsbad, CA
Updated September 22 at 1:26pm UTC
4 Bedrooms
$3,500

September 2018 Carlsbad Rent Report

Welcome to the September 2018 Carlsbad Rent Report. Carlsbad rents declined 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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September 2018 Carlsbad Rent Report

Welcome to the September 2018 Carlsbad Rent Report. Carlsbad rents declined 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 decline sharply over the past month

Carlsbad rents have declined 0.6% over the past month, but have increased slightly by 1.6% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Carlsbad stand at $1,870 for a one-bedroom apartment and $2,430 for a two-bedroom. This is the second straight month that the city has seen rent decreases after an increase in June. Carlsbad's year-over-year rent growth leads the state average of 1.4%, as well as the national average of 1.0%.

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 $1,530; the city has also experienced the fastest rent growth in the metro, with a year-over-year increase of 3.0%.
  • Over the past month, Encinitas has seen the biggest rent drop in the metro, with a decline of 1.5%. Median two-bedrooms there cost $2,390, while one-bedrooms go for $1,850.
  • Carlsbad has the most expensive rents of the largest cities in the San Diego metro, with a two-bedroom median of $2,430; rents went down 0.6% over the past month but rose 1.6% 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 moderately in other cities across the state, with California as a whole logging rent growth of 1.4% over the past year. For example, rents have grown by 2.4% in San Jose, 1.1% in San Francisco, and 1.1% in Los Angeles.
  • Carlsbad's median two-bedroom rent of $2,430 is above the national average of $1,180. Nationwide, rents have grown by 1.0% over the past year compared to the 1.6% increase in Carlsbad.
  • While Carlsbad's rents rose slightly over the past year, the city of Seattle saw a decrease of 2.4%.
  • 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% 0.7%
Chula Vista $1,640 $2,130 -0.4% 1.3%
Oceanside $1,760 $2,280 -0.4% 0.3%
Escondido $1,420 $1,840 -0.8% 0.3%
Carlsbad $1,870 $2,430 -0.6% 1.6%
El Cajon $1,280 $1,670 1.2% 0.9%
Vista $1,420 $1,850 0.0% 2.8%
San Marcos $1,540 $2,000 0.1% 2.9%
Encinitas $1,850 $2,390 -1.5% 2.3%
National City $1,180 $1,530 0.1% 3.0%
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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.