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Starting at $1,805
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Toscana at Rancho Del Rey
841 Regulo Pl
Chula Vista, CA
1 Bedroom
$1,805
2 Bedrooms
$1,970
3 Bedrooms
$2,510
Located just minutes from the freeway, area parks and entertainment. On-site amenities include a fitness center, two large pools, a grilling area and three playgrounds. Luxury interiors with washers and dryers.
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Starting at $1,735
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Pinnacle at Otay Ranch
1310 Santa Rita
Chula Vista, CA
1 Bedroom
$1,735
2 Bedrooms
$2,081
3 Bedrooms
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Close to I-805 and I-5, but also near the Naval Base Coronado. This modern community offers two fitness centers, a business center and a spacious pool. Each home includes a soaking tub and full kitchen.
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Starting at $1,705
Updated 2 hrs ago
Terra Nova Villas
440 E H St
Chula Vista, CA
1 Bedroom
$1,705
2 Bedrooms
$1,940
Pet-friendly one- and two-bedroom apartments in park-like community with pool, hot-tub, playground, gym, bbq/grill area. Enjoy recently renovated gourmet kitchen, hardwood floors, walk-in closets, in-unit laundry. Access to transit, I-805. Minutes to Southwestern College.
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Starting at $1,935
Updated 2 hrs ago
CasaLago Eastlake
2816 Cielo Circulo
Chula Vista, CA
1 Bedroom
$1,935
2 Bedrooms
$2,455
3 Bedrooms
$2,705
1-3 bedroom apartments in park-like setting beside the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Eastlake. Residents have access to a tree-ringed playground, two clubhouses with fitness rooms and two swimming pools with whirlpool spas.
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Starting at $1,725
Updated 2 hrs ago
Elan Sevilla Apartment Homes
1301 Medical Center Dr
Chula Vista, CA
1 Bedroom
$1,725
2 Bedrooms
$1,925
This charming community is near entertainment and shopping. On-site pool, spa, firepit and grilling area. Playground and fitness center. Homes include plank wood flooring, gas fireplaces and walk-in closets.
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Starting at $1,910
Updated 8 hrs ago
Teresina
1250 Santa Cora Ave
Chula Vista, CA
1 Bedroom
$1,910
2 Bedrooms
$2,095
3 Bedrooms
$2,365
Located in the Otay Ranch area right off La Media Road, this community is just minutes from the beach. Amenities in this pet-friendly community include a sauna, gym, and hot tub. Apartments have in-unit laundry.
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Starting at $1,869
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Camden Sierra at Otay Ranch
1390 Santa Alicia Ave
Chula Vista, CA
1 Bedroom
$1,869
2 Bedrooms
$2,179
3 Bedrooms
$2,439
Fantastic community near Heritage Park. Active on-site amenities including g a pool, fitness center, billiards room and grilling area. Updated amenities in unit including hardwood floors, stainless steel appliances and walk-in closets.
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Starting at $1,970
Updated 2 hrs ago
Pulse Millenia Apartments
2043 Artisan Way
Chula Vista, CA
1 Bedroom
$1,970
2 Bedrooms
$2,445
3 Bedrooms
$2,875
Luxurious homes include laundry, patio or balcony, granite counters and garbage disposal. Pet-friendly community also includes pool, pool table, fire pit and BBQ grill. Located minutes from shopping, dining and entertainment.
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Starting at $2,252
Updated 2 hrs ago
Rosina Vista
1551 Summerland St
Chula Vista, CA
1 Bedroom
$2,252
2 Bedrooms
$2,277
3 Bedrooms
$2,589
Recently renovated apartments have convenient keyless entry. Units feature open floor plans and large walk-in closets. Hang out in the sauna or hot tub. Commute quickly via the South Bay Expressway.
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Starting at $1,910
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Missions at Sunbow
825 E Palomar St
Chula Vista, CA
1 Bedroom
$1,910
2 Bedrooms
$1,983
3 Bedrooms
$2,472
One-, two- and three-bedroom apartments are pet-friendly, with walk-in closets, in-unit laundry, patio/balcony. Community offers pools, playground, game room, gym, bbq/grill. Walk to shopping, dining, Sharp Hospital. Access to I-805, public transit, Otay Ranch Mall.
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Starting at $1,855
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Terra Vista
1441 Santa Lucia Rd
Chula Vista, CA
1 Bedroom
$1,855
2 Bedrooms
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3 Bedrooms
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Park-like setting near Heritage Park. Updated interiors with a fireplace, extra storage and granite countertops. On-site amenities include a playground, pool area, hot tub and gym. Garages are available. Pet-friendly community.
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Starting at $2,295
Updated 2 hrs ago
Tavera
1465 Santa Victoria Rd
Chula Vista, CA
1 Bedroom
$2,295
2 Bedrooms
$2,407
3 Bedrooms
$3,956
Nicely crafted homes with granite counters and custom finishes. Community includes a dog park, business center and grilling station. Easy access to I-805. Close to Brown Field Municipal Airport.
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Starting at $1,556
Updated 2 hrs ago
Villa Marina
652 Moss St
Chula Vista, CA
1 Bedroom
$1,556
2 Bedrooms
$1,699
Comfortable apartments with private patios or balconies. Community includes a laundry center, workout facility and swimming pool. Easy access to I-5. Near Silver Strand State Beach and San Diego Country Club.
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Starting at $2,038
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Sunbow Villas
750 Paso de Luz
Chula Vista, CA
1 Bedroom
$2,284
2 Bedrooms
$2,038
Stunning location near Sunbow Park. On-site amenities include a pool, playground, hot tub, and carport. Recently updated interior with in-unit laundry, updated stainless steel appliances, and patio or balcony. Pet-friendly community.
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Starting at $2,175
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Enclave Otay Ranch
1625 Santa Venetia St
Chula Vista, CA
1 Bedroom
$2,175
2 Bedrooms
$2,405
3 Bedrooms
$2,810
Featuring yoga workshops, a gym, a pool and covered parking, the apartments boast high ceilings, abundant storage, in-unit laundry and hardwood-style floors. Just off La Media Road, moments from Bay Expressway.
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Starting at $1,395
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Sund Apartments
1145 4th Ave
Chula Vista, CA
1 Bedroom
$1,395
2 Bedrooms
$1,600
Close to the 5 Freeway and within driving distance of the beaches, with a pool, washer-dryer connections and on-site laundry facilities. The pet-friendly apartments are smoke-free and feature wood floors.
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Starting at $1,675
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Villa Serena
351 I St
Chula Vista, CA
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$1,675
With ample on- and off-street parking in a quiet neighborhood of Chula Vista, these apartment homes feature laundry facilities, bright interiors and fully stocked kitchens. Walking distance to downtown shopping, Von's and Albertsons.
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Starting at $1,546
Updated 2 hrs ago
Country Apartments
1486 Broadway
Chula Vista, CA
1 Bedroom
$1,546
2 Bedrooms
$1,726
One- to two-bedroom apartments offer hardwood flooring and carpeting, fans and bathtubs. On-site laundry and pool. Located along Broadway, near to San Diego Bay Wildlife Refuge and Interstate 5.
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Starting at $1,645
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Elan Glover Court
515 Glover Avenue
Chula Vista, CA
2 Bedrooms
$1,645
Resort-style community with nature center, marina and walking trails. Located close to shops, malls and markets. Units feature spacious walk-in closets, modern appliances and private patio/balcony. Community has on-site maintenance.
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Starting at $1,990
Updated 2 hrs ago
Del Oro on Broadway
986 Broadway
Chula Vista, CA
1 Bedroom
$1,990
2 Bedrooms
$2,199
Easy access to the beach and Downtown San Diego area. Soundproof walls, private patios, and fantastic views. Stainless steel appliances, chef-inspired kitchens, and open floor plans. Pet-friendly community. On-site pool.
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Starting at $1,625
Updated 1 month ago
Alva Gardens
345 K St
Chula Vista, CA
2 Bedrooms
$1,625
Minutes from the ocean with rolling hills as views. On-site amenities include beautiful grounds, a grilling area and playground. Spa, hot tub and pool onsite as well. Units with skylights and a balcony or patio.
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Starting at $2,695
Updated 3 hrs ago
81 E Emerson St
81 E Emerson St
Chula Vista, CA
3 Bedrooms
$2,695
Starting at $3,200
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2514 Falcon Valley Dr.
2514 Falcon Valley Dr.
Chula Vista, CA
4 Bedrooms
$3,200
Starting at $3,050
Updated 21 hrs ago
1820 SHEEP RANCH LOOP
1820 SHEEP RANCH LOOP
Chula Vista, CA
3 Bedrooms
$3,050

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City GuideChula Vista

If you like lemonade, you're going to love Chula Vista, the "Lemon Capital of the World"! For those who prefer to avoid puckering, no worries — Chula Vista also means “beautiful view” in Spanish, and, wow, does it deliver! Surrounded by mountains on the east and nestled against the Pacific Ocean to the west, this gem has plenty of options for your next apartment rental.

Having trouble with Craigslist Chula Vista? Can't find that special apartment for rent on Apartment Finder or Zillow? Apartment List is here to help!

Tight Lips Sink Dream Digs

Finding the perfect area in Chula Vista can be difficult, especially when you consider the tight-lipped policy that most real estate brokers follow. Only people more akin to toads want to come across as racist or prejudice, and brokers are no different. While the brokers all follow strict policies to avoid discrimination, you can increase your chances of finding the perfect place by having a list of things you would like to find. Your list should include the following:

  • Preferred price tag.
  • Desired space.
  • Your family situation.
  • The things you look for in a neighborhood, such as restaurants, shops or nearby attractions.
A Rush Hour That Lets You…Rush

Chula Vista's city planners actually did their job when it comes to traffic management. The average commute from most neighborhoods is 30 minutes. You can thank the six-lane boulevards, Interstate 5, Interstate 805, California 54, and California 125. Did we mention the two rail services and the San Diego Trolley? Those are pretty sweet too. The trolley actually provides light rail through Chula Vista.

West Side Story Meets West Coast

While your broker may not admit it, many residents will tell you the line drawn in Chula Vista is the 805, with the neighborhoods on the West Side being something you might see on an after-school special.

The West Side does have two attractive benefits though: the beach and the price. Most rentals are just a short drive from the coast, and it's possible to find ocean-view rentals. You can also find an inexpensive rental in the West Side, sometimes called the Old Side, but you'll need to take extra precautions.

Streets Paved of Gold

Okay, so you won't find any roads paved with precious metal, but you'll see plenty of million dollar homes on the East Side. The newer development in this area will put you in communities where most residents have been married for more than 15 years and have kids under the age of 18. Welcome to the burbs, where a 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom rental will cost you around $2,300 per month.

Several of the neighborhoods, such as Bonita Long Canyon and Lynwood Hills, provide easy access to the natural activities in Chula Vista. Hike, bike or hit the water. Communities like Eastlake actually border a nature preserve.

On the East Side, most apartments will cost you the same price as a single-family house over on the West Side. You can find studio apartments in areas like Otay Ranch for under $1,000 per month.

Chula Vista – Land of Opportunity

Sure, Chula Vista has its problems. It's like any other city out there. Some areas are great, others less desirable. If you fall into a lower-income bracket, consider finding an affordable rental complex. Most of these will be in the West Side, but you can find a few east of 805. The qualifications for the complexes vary from one to the next, so contact several to get an idea of what your price range can offer.

If this option will help you find the right place to live in Chula Vista, plan extra time for your search. The better options tend to have more competition, and you may have more steps to complete during the application process than traditional renters.

Nosey Neighbors Know All

Don't be afraid to talk to potential neighbors or local businesses before you sign the lease. Mention your concerns to locals and you’ll most likely get an honest response. It's better to have people laugh at you for a mistaken first impression rather than learning it was correct after you move into a building.

Use your own detective skills, too. After all, you may prefer to live in an area where siding covers housing rather than creative graffiti. If you see families out for walks or people jogging, you should feel confident that you're moving into a good area.

Over 230,000 people call Chula Vista home. The area has everything from one extreme to the next, but what city doesn't? By knowing what you prefer to have in a rental apartment and neighborhood, you can find the right location. So gather that list we mentioned earlier and prepare yourself for some awesome views and great lemonade. Your new apartment awaits!

Rent Report
Chula Vista

May 2018 Chula Vista Rent Report

Welcome to the May 2018 Chula Vista Rent Report. Chula Vista rents remained steady over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Chula Vista rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the metro, state, and nation.

Chula Vista rents held steady over the past month

Chula Vista rents have remained flat over the past month, however, they are up moderately by 2.8% year-over-year. Currently, median rents in Chula Vista stand at $1,630 for a one-bedroom apartment and $2,110 for a two-bedroom. Chula Vista's year-over-year rent growth leads the state average of 2.1%, 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 Chula Vista, 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 $1,510; the city has also experienced the fastest rent growth in the metro, with a year-over-year increase of 5.7%.
    • Over the past month, El Cajon has seen the biggest rent drop in the metro, with a decline of 1.0%. Median two-bedrooms there cost $1,650, while one-bedrooms go for $1,280.
    • Carlsbad has the most expensive rents of the largest cities in the San Diego metro, with a two-bedroom median of $2,410; rents rose 2.3% over the past year but remained flat month-over-month.

    Many large cities nationwide show more affordable rents compared to Chula Vista

    As rents have increased moderately in Chula Vista, 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, Chula Vista is less affordable for renters.

    • Rents increased moderately in other cities across the state, with California as a whole logging rent growth of 2.1% over the past year. For example, rents have grown by 2.4% in San Jose, 2.1% in Los Angeles, and 1.3% in San Francisco.
    • Chula Vista's median two-bedroom rent of $2,110 is above the national average of $1,170. Nationwide, rents have grown by 1.5% over the past year compared to the 2.8% rise in Chula Vista.
    • While Chula Vista's rents rose moderately over the past year, the city of DC saw a decrease of 0.2%.
    • Renters will generally find more expensive prices in Chula Vista than most large cities. For example, Phoenix has a median 2BR rent of $1,030, where Chula Vista 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
    $2,010
    -0.1%
    1.9%
    Chula Vista
    $1,630
    $2,110
    0.4%
    2.8%
    Oceanside
    $1,750
    $2,270
    0.5%
    2.1%
    Escondido
    $1,410
    $1,830
    0.5%
    2%
    Carlsbad
    $1,860
    $2,410
    0.4%
    2.3%
    El Cajon
    $1,280
    $1,650
    -1%
    3.8%
    Vista
    $1,410
    $1,830
    0
    2.4%
    San Marcos
    $1,520
    $1,970
    0.4%
    3.5%
    Encinitas
    $1,850
    $2,400
    0.4%
    2.8%
    National City
    $1,170
    $1,510
    0.1%
    5.7%
    La Mesa
    $1,400
    $1,820
    -0.4%
    2.6%
    Imperial Beach
    $1,280
    $1,660
    0.2%
    2.6%
    Coronado
    $2,940
    $3,810
    -0.2%
    -0.1%
    Solana Beach
    $2,200
    $2,850
    -0.3%
    3.3%
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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.

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    Chula Vista Renter Confidence Survey
    National study of renter’s satisfaction with their cities and states

    Here’s how Chula Vista ranks on:

    A
    Overall satisfaction
    A-
    Safety and crime rate
    B-
    Jobs and career opportunities
    B-
    Recreational activities
    A-
    Quality of schools
    C+
    Social Life
    A
    Weather
    D
    Commute time
    B-
    State and local taxes
    B-
    Public transit
    C+
    Pet-friendliness

    Overview of Findings

    Apartment List has released Chula Vista’s results from the third annual Apartment List Renter Satisfaction Survey. This survey, which drew on responses from over 45,000 renters nationwide, provides insight on what states and cities must do to meet the needs of the country’s 111 million renters.

    "Chula Vista renters expressed general satisfaction with the city overall," according to Apartment List. "With expensive rents in coastal cities, it comes as no surprise that cost of living is a source of dissatisfaction in Chula Vista."

    Key Findings in Chula Vista include the following:

    • Chula Vista renters gave their city an A overall.
    • The highest-rated categories for Chula Vista were weather (A), safety and low crime (A-) and quality of local schools (A-).
    • The areas of concern to Chula Vista renters are affordability and commute time, which received F and D grades, respectively.
    • Chula Vista earned similar scores compared to other cities in California like San Diego (A-) and Sunnyvale (A), but earned higher marks than Los Angeles (C+), San Jose (C) and Long Beach (C+).
    • Chula Vista did relatively well compared to cities nationwide, including Houston (B+), Tucson (D) and Miami (C+).
    • The top rated cities nationwide for renter satisfaction include Scottsdale, AZ, Irvine, CA, Boulder, CO and Ann Arbor, MI. The lowest rated cities include Tallahassee, FL, Stockton, CA, Dayton, OH, Detroit, MI and Newark, NJ.

    For more information on the survey methodology and findings or to speak to one of our researchers, please contact our team at rentonomics@apartmentlist.com.

    View our national survey results here
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