99 Luxury Apartments for rent in Carlsbad, CA

Last updated January 22 at 5:12pm UTC
Windsor at Aviara
6610 Ambrosia Ln
Carlsbad, CA
Updated January 22 at 3:52pm UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,980
2 Bedrooms
$2,400
3 Bedrooms
$3,300
548 Meridian Way
South Beach
Carlsbad, CA
Updated January 18 at 6:58pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
$7,500
7504 Gibraltar St
Rancho La Costa
Carlsbad, CA
Updated January 20 at 2:21am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$2,365
7919 Arbusto Court
Rancho La Costa
Carlsbad, CA
Updated January 5 at 12:46pm UTC
4 Bedrooms
$3,800
2625 Pirineos Way
Rancho La Costa
Carlsbad, CA
Updated January 18 at 7:00pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$2,500
6169 Paseo Granito
Rancho Carillo
Carlsbad, CA
Updated January 18 at 10:15am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$2,495
4656 Woodstock Street
Calavera Hills
Carlsbad, CA
Updated January 20 at 11:21am UTC
4 Bedrooms
$3,100
2505 Navarra Dr.
Rancho La Costa
Carlsbad, CA
Updated January 22 at 5:12pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$2,800
7275 Surfbird Circle
Aviara
Carlsbad, CA
Updated January 3 at 11:26am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$3,500
2556 Navarra Drive
Rancho La Costa
Carlsbad, CA
Updated January 18 at 10:12am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$2,500
6866 Watercourse Dr
Poinsetta
Carlsbad, CA
Updated January 21 at 5:48pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$2,795
7509 Jerez Ct.
Rancho La Costa
Carlsbad, CA
Updated January 18 at 10:12am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$4,000
3017 Del Rey Avenue
Rancho La Costa
Carlsbad, CA
Updated January 20 at 9:56am UTC
4 Bedrooms
$3,745
6679 Paseo Del Norte
Poinsetta
Carlsbad, CA
Updated January 3 at 11:27am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$4,200
7503 Solano St
Rancho La Costa
Carlsbad, CA
Updated January 22 at 1:15am UTC
4 Bedrooms
$4,500
6416 Cayenne Lane
Rancho La Costa
Carlsbad, CA
Updated January 3 at 11:26am UTC
4 Bedrooms
$3,495
1769 Callisia Court
Poinsetta
Carlsbad, CA
Updated January 11 at 11:44am UTC
4 Bedrooms
$3,400
3690 Carlsbad Blvd
North Beach
Carlsbad, CA
Updated January 3 at 11:28am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$7,500
6723 Oleander Way
Poinsetta
Carlsbad, CA
Updated January 5 at 11:10am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$3,200
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January 2018 Carlsbad Rent Report

Welcome to the January 2018 Carlsbad Rent Report. Carlsbad rents remained steady 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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January 2018 Carlsbad Rent Report

Welcome to the January 2018 Carlsbad Rent Report. Carlsbad rents remained steady 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 rent trends were flat over the past month

Carlsbad rents have remained flat over the past month, however, they have increased moderately by 2.7% year-over-year. Currently, median rents in Carlsbad stand at $1,870 for a one-bedroom apartment and $2,420 for a two-bedroom. Carlsbad's year-over-year rent growth lags the state average of 4.3%, as well as the national average of 2.8%.

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.

  • Encinitas has the most expensive rents in the San Diego metro, with a two-bedroom median of $2,440; the city has also seen rent growth of 1.7% over the past month, the fastest in the metro.
  • Over the past month, El Cajon has seen the biggest rent drop in the metro, with a decline of 0.9%. Median two-bedrooms there cost $1,610, while one-bedrooms go for $1,240.
  • National City has the least expensive rents in the San Diego metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,500; rents rose 6.7% over the past year but remained flat month-over-month.

Many large cities nationwide show more affordable rents compared to Carlsbad

As rents have increased moderately in Carlsbad, a few 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 significantly in other cities across the state, with California as a whole logging rent growth of 4.3% over the past year. For example, rents have grown by 5.4% in Los Angeles, 2.7% in San Jose, and 0.5% in San Francisco.
  • Carlsbad's median two-bedroom rent of $2,420 is above the national average of $1,160. Nationwide, rents have grown by 2.8% over the past year compared to the 2.7% increase in Carlsbad.
  • While Carlsbad's rents rose moderately over the past year, the city of DC saw a decrease of 0.3%.
  • Renters will generally find more expensive prices in Carlsbad than most large cities. For example, Phoenix has a median 2BR rent of $1,020, 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 $1,540 $1,990 -0.6% 3.3%
Chula Vista $1,590 $2,060 0.0% 5.3%
Oceanside $1,740 $2,260 0.5% 6.3%
Escondido $1,450 $1,870 0.8% 7.3%
Carlsbad $1,870 $2,420 0.3% 2.7%
El Cajon $1,240 $1,610 -0.9% 6.2%
Vista $1,400 $1,810 -0.3% 6.3%
San Marcos $1,500 $1,950 0.1% 2.2%
Encinitas $1,880 $2,440 1.7% 4.7%
National City $1,160 $1,500 0.2% 6.7%
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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:

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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.