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Elan Glover Court
515 Glover Avenue
Chula Vista, CA | Central Chula Vista
1 Bedroom
$1,495
600 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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3 Bedrooms
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Last updated November 25 at 12:16 AM
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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11 Units Available
Terra Nova Villas
440 E H St
Chula Vista, CA | Terra Nova
1 Bedroom
$1,724
650 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,050
900 sqft
Last updated November 25 at 12:11 AM
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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10 Units Available
Del Oro on Broadway
986 Broadway
Chula Vista, CA | Harborside
1 Bedroom
$2,345
725 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,695
1001 sqft
Last updated November 25 at 12:10 AM
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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13 Units Available
Teresina
1250 Santa Cora Ave
Chula Vista, CA | Otay Ranch Village
1 Bedroom
$2,024
743 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,283
992 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$2,845
1161 sqft
Last updated November 24 at 11:42 PM
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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13 Units Available
Camden Sierra at Otay Ranch
1390 Santa Alicia Ave
Chula Vista, CA | Otay Ranch Village
1 Bedroom
$1,801
755 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,342
1000 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$2,673
1340 sqft
Last updated November 24 at 11:31 PM
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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7 Units Available
Toscana at Rancho Del Rey
841 Regulo Pl
Chula Vista, CA | Rancho - Del Rey
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$2,170
1000 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$2,695
1300 sqft
Last updated November 24 at 11:31 PM
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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5 Units Available
Alexan Rivue
1902 Millenia Ave
Chula Vista, CA | Eastlake Greens
1 Bedroom
$2,095
709 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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3 Bedrooms
$3,883
1571 sqft
Last updated November 24 at 10:43 PM
TOUR YOUR WAY. Meet your new community, on your terms. Our doors are open by appointment-only for both self-guided tours and in-person private tours. Additionally, virtual tours via video chat are still available.
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5 Units Available
The Residences at Escaya
1925 Avenida Escaya #122
Chula Vista, CA | Eastlake
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
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3 Bedrooms
$3,495
1607 sqft
Last updated November 24 at 10:43 PM
TOUR YOUR WAY. Meet your new community, on your terms. Our doors are open by appointment-only for both self-guided tours and in-person private tours. Additionally, virtual tours via video chat are still available.
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14 Units Available
Point Bonita
250 Bonita Glen Dr
Chula Vista, CA | Hilltop
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$1,795
709 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,330
1010 sqft
Last updated November 24 at 10:43 PM
We are temporarily ceasing in-person tours with prospective residents. Virtual tours are available.
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3 Units Available
Salerno
1630 Paseo Monti
Chula Vista, CA | Otay Ranch Village
3 Bedrooms
$3,500
1895 sqft
4 Bedrooms
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Last updated November 24 at 10:43 PM
Welcome to Salerno, a luxury community offering expansive three and four bedroom townhomes with attached two-car garages in Chula Vista, CA.
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24 Units Available
CasaLago Eastlake
2816 Cielo Circulo
Chula Vista, CA | Otay Ranch
1 Bedroom
$2,350
808 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,645
1170 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$2,940
1341 sqft
Last updated November 24 at 10:43 PM
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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17 Units Available
Alexan Millenia
1660 Metro Avenue
Chula Vista, CA | Otay Ranch
1 Bedroom
$1,977
744 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,787
1429 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$3,179
1380 sqft
Last updated November 24 at 10:43 PM
TOUR YOUR WAY. Meet your new community, on your terms. Our doors are open by appointment-only for both self-guided tours and in-person private tours. Additionally, virtual tours via video chat are still available.
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12 Units Available
Pulse Millenia Apartments
2043 Artisan Way
Chula Vista, CA | Otay Ranch
1 Bedroom
$2,050
790 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,805
1102 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$3,110
1371 sqft
Last updated November 24 at 10:43 PM
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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1 Unit Available
Tavera
1465 Santa Victoria Rd
Chula Vista, CA | Otay Ranch
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$2,365
1181 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated November 24 at 10:42 PM
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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12 Units Available
Rosina Vista
1551 Summerland St
Chula Vista, CA | Otay Ranch
1 Bedroom
$1,975
670 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,295
1060 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated November 24 at 10:42 PM
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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2 Units Available
Missions at Sunbow
825 E Palomar St
Chula Vista, CA | Sunbowl
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$2,315
1137 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$2,605
1327 sqft
Last updated November 24 at 10:42 PM
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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2 Units Available
Terra Vista
1441 Santa Lucia Rd
Chula Vista, CA | Otay Ranch Village
1 Bedroom
$1,900
758 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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3 Bedrooms
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Last updated November 24 at 10:42 PM
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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3 Units Available
Sereno
930 3rd Avenue
Chula Vista, CA | Castle Park
1 Bedroom
$1,999
962 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,299
972 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$2,959
1229 sqft
Last updated November 24 at 06:28 PM
Welcome to your new home at Sereno Apartments in Chula Vista, California!\n\nNestled in the heart of Chula Vista, Sereno Apartments offers all the rewards and comforts of high-class living.
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1 Unit Available
Elan Casa Mar
575 D Street
Chula Vista, CA | North Chula Vista
2 Bedrooms
$1,745
888 sqft
Last updated November 24 at 06:19 PM
Spanish villa style community with a nature center. Located close to shopping centers, plazas and malls. Units have mirror closet doors, spacious walk-in closets, breakfast bars and private patio/balconies.
1 Unit Available
2165 Caminito Leonzio #24
2165 Caminito Leonzino
Chula Vista, CA | Eastlake Land Swap
3 Bedrooms
$2,500
1558 sqft
Last updated November 25 at 12:15 AM
******** ****BASIC REQUIREMENTS*** • We require a minimum Income of 2 ½ times the Monthly Rental Amount in Gross Income • Minimum Credit FICO Score must be 620 or above • Pets OK- Subject to manager approval Located in The Summit at Eastlake.
1 Unit Available
230 Guava Ave
230 Guava Avenue
Chula Vista, CA | Central Chula Vista
3 Bedrooms
$2,625
1426 sqft
Last updated November 25 at 12:15 AM
Please inquire online and afterwards check your email for an invitation to schedule from Tenant Turner! Property is available for immediate move in.
1 Unit Available
350 G St
350 G Street
Chula Vista, CA | Central Chula Vista
2 Bedrooms
$1,975
1028 sqft
Last updated November 25 at 12:14 AM
Please inquire online and afterwards check your email for an invitation to schedule from Tenant Turner! Great 2 bedroom townhome with no one above you nor beneath you. You will love the granite kitchen, tile first floor and new appliances.
1 Unit Available
218 East J Street
218 East J Street
Chula Vista, CA | Hilltop
3 Bedrooms
$2,600
1352 sqft
Last updated November 24 at 11:44 PM
Charming 3 Bedroom, 2 bathroom home. Kitchen has been remodeled with granite countertops. Large back yard has a covered patio and beautiful established, low maintenance landscaping. Living room has a fireplace and ceiling fan.
1 Unit Available
411 Windrose Way
411 Windrose Way
Chula Vista, CA | Terra Nova
3 Bedrooms
$3,800
2364 sqft
Last updated November 24 at 11:44 PM
This beautiful 3 bedroom 2.5 bath entertaining delight is located in Terranova neighborhood in Chula Vista. Easy access to freeway 805, is only an 11 minute drive to downtown San Diego. It comes with a gourmet kitchen.

Median Rent in Chula Vista

Last updated Oct. 2020
The median rent for a 1 bedroom apartment in Chula Vista is $1,375, while the median rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,896.
Studio
$1,181
1 Bed
$1,375
2 Beds
$1,896
3+ Beds
$2,613
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How much is rent in Chula Vista?
In Chula Vista, the median rent is $1,181 for a studio, $1,375 for a 1-bedroom, $1,896 for a 2-bedroom, and $2,613 for a 3-bedroom. For more information on rental trends in Chula Vista, check out our monthly Chula Vista Rent Report.
How much is rent in Chula Vista?
In Chula Vista, the median rent is $1,181 for a studio, $1,375 for a 1-bedroom, $1,896 for a 2-bedroom, and $2,613 for a 3-bedroom. For more information on rental trends in Chula Vista, check out our monthly Chula Vista Rent Report.
How can I find a cheap apartment in Chula Vista?
You can filter cheap apartments in Chula Vista by price: under $1,600, or search by apartments that are offering move-in specials.
How can I find a cheap apartment in Chula Vista?
You can filter cheap apartments in Chula Vista by price: under $1,600, or search by apartments that are offering move-in specials.
How can I find a pet-friendly apartment in Chula Vista?
You can use the pet-friendly filter to find Chula Vista apartments that allow pets.
How can I find a pet-friendly apartment in Chula Vista?
You can use the pet-friendly filter to find Chula Vista apartments that allow pets.
How can I tour apartments during the COVID-19 pandemic?
While some Chula Vista properties may not allow visitors at this time, most are open for business by phone or email. Please reach out to them directly for virtual touring options. Additionally, some properties may offer video and 3D tours, which can be found on the listing details page.
How can I tour apartments during the COVID-19 pandemic?
While some Chula Vista properties may not allow visitors at this time, most are open for business by phone or email. Please reach out to them directly for virtual touring options. Additionally, some properties may offer video and 3D tours, which can be found on the listing details page.
How much should I pay for rent in Chula Vista?
The answer to this question depends on your household income and a couple of other factors. You can use our Rent Calculator to figure out how much you should spend on rent in Chula Vista.
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The answer to this question depends on your household income and a couple of other factors. You can use our Rent Calculator to figure out how much you should spend on rent in Chula Vista.
How can I find off-campus housing in Chula Vista?
You can use the off-campus housing filters to find apartments near colleges located in or around Chula Vista. Some of the colleges and universities in the area include University of California-San Diego, San Diego City College, San Diego Miramar College, San Diego State University, and University of San Diego.
How can I find off-campus housing in Chula Vista?
You can use the off-campus housing filters to find apartments near colleges located in or around Chula Vista. Some of the colleges and universities in the area include University of California-San Diego, San Diego City College, San Diego Miramar College, San Diego State University, and University of San Diego.

Median Rent in Chula Vista

Last updated Oct. 2020
The median rent for a 1 bedroom apartment in Chula Vista is $1,375, while the median rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,896.
Studio
$1,181
1 Bed
$1,375
2 Beds
$1,896
3+ Beds
$2,613

City Guide

Chula 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.
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!

Welcome to Chula Vista

Located about 7 miles south of downtown San Diego, Chula Vista is a beautiful city that is known for its stunning beaches and gorgeous weather. Chula Vista is also 10 miles from the Mexican border, which makes it an extremely culturally diverse city (with awesome Mexican food). It is the seventh-largest city in Southern California, and is home to about 250,000 people. In Chula Vista, you can find an abundance of beautiful parks, great shopping locations, and amazing restaurants. Read on for our full guide to this spectacular city!

Welcome to Chula Vista
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Located about 7 miles south of downtown San Diego, Chula Vista is a beautiful city that is known for its stunning beaches and gorgeous weather. Chula Vista is also 10 miles from the Mexican border, which makes it an extremely culturally diverse city (with awesome Mexican food). It is the seventh-largest city in Southern California, and is home to about 250,000 people. In Chula Vista, you can find an abundance of beautiful parks, great shopping locations, and amazing restaurants. Read on for our full guide to this spectacular city!

Southwest

The Southwest area is located just east of the San Diego Bay. This is an extremely dog-friendly neighborhood and you’ll see tons of pups strolling around the streets and parks. This neighborhood is great for families because there are plenty of good schools, sidewalks to walk on, and excellent restaurants. The beautiful San Diego Country Club is also located in this neighborhood, which offers a scenic golf course and great food.

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The Southwest area is located just east of the San Diego Bay. This is an extremely dog-friendly neighborhood and you’ll see tons of pups strolling around the streets and parks. This neighborhood is great for families because there are plenty of good schools, sidewalks to walk on, and excellent restaurants. The beautiful San Diego Country Club is also located in this neighborhood, which offers a scenic golf course and great food.

Northwest

In this lovely area, you can find many yoga studios, interesting restaurants, high-quality supermarkets, and marinas. The Chula Vista Marina is located in this neighborhood, which is perfect if you are a fan of boating or just love to take in great views. At the marina, you can also find several excellent restaurants, as well as multiple fitness centers, and even laundry facilities.

Northwest, Chula Vista borders the San Diego Bay and as a result, there are many places to rent kayaks and jet skis. People who love being out on the water will love the convenience of this area. If you are craving tacos, this neighborhood as one of the best spots in all of San Diego County. Tacos El Gordo is famous among San Diego residents. Go for the tacos and carne asada fries.

Northwest
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In this lovely area, you can find many yoga studios, interesting restaurants, high-quality supermarkets, and marinas. The Chula Vista Marina is located in this neighborhood, which is perfect if you are a fan of boating or just love to take in great views. At the marina, you can also find several excellent restaurants, as well as multiple fitness centers, and even laundry facilities.

Northwest, Chula Vista borders the San Diego Bay and as a result, there are many places to rent kayaks and jet skis. People who love being out on the water will love the convenience of this area. If you are craving tacos, this neighborhood as one of the best spots in all of San Diego County. Tacos El Gordo is famous among San Diego residents. Go for the tacos and carne asada fries.

Otay Ranch Village

This neighborhood is known for its beautiful properties, its safety, and for being an excellent place to raise children. Like Southwest, Chula Vista, it is an extremely dog-friendly neighborhood and it is very common to see people walking their dogs. The streets are very well lit and there are many delicious restaurants in this neighborhood. Some of the most popular eateries in this area are Bamboo Garden Thai Cuisine, Bambinos Pizzeria and Deli, and Tastea Grill Hawaiian BBQ & Grill.

Residents of this area love the outdoor recreation opportunities. There are some wonderful parks in Otay Ranch Village, such as Harvest Park and Heritage Park. You can find people relaxing, walking, throwing frisbees, reading, etc., any day of the week in these parks. They are a great place to bring your children, or to take a stroll through with friends or a significant other. With all of the great parks, nearby schools and being largely residential, this area is great for families.

Otay Ranch Village
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This neighborhood is known for its beautiful properties, its safety, and for being an excellent place to raise children. Like Southwest, Chula Vista, it is an extremely dog-friendly neighborhood and it is very common to see people walking their dogs. The streets are very well lit and there are many delicious restaurants in this neighborhood. Some of the most popular eateries in this area are Bamboo Garden Thai Cuisine, Bambinos Pizzeria and Deli, and Tastea Grill Hawaiian BBQ & Grill.

Residents of this area love the outdoor recreation opportunities. There are some wonderful parks in Otay Ranch Village, such as Harvest Park and Heritage Park. You can find people relaxing, walking, throwing frisbees, reading, etc., any day of the week in these parks. They are a great place to bring your children, or to take a stroll through with friends or a significant other. With all of the great parks, nearby schools and being largely residential, this area is great for families.

Eastlake

Eastlake is a pleasant neighborhood on the eastern side of Chula Vista. Although it does not border the San Diego Bay like several other Chula Vista Neighborhoods, it is still very beautiful and has plenty of fun things to do. Eastlake is known for having some of the best real estate in all of Chula Vista, and it is where many affluent people in the community choose to live. The streets are a little bit quieter in Eastlake, and there is more privacy with properties here than there is with properties in other areas of the city. If you are someone who likes a bit of peace and quiet and who doesn’t like to live in the thick of the action, then Eastlake could be the perfect neighborhood for you. Rent is a little higher in Eastlake however, with most rent prices being over $2,000 per month. Schools are also excellent in Eastlake, and high school students in this neighborhood have a 91% graduation rate. This is 9% higher than the U.S. average.

Eastlake
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Eastlake is a pleasant neighborhood on the eastern side of Chula Vista. Although it does not border the San Diego Bay like several other Chula Vista Neighborhoods, it is still very beautiful and has plenty of fun things to do. Eastlake is known for having some of the best real estate in all of Chula Vista, and it is where many affluent people in the community choose to live. The streets are a little bit quieter in Eastlake, and there is more privacy with properties here than there is with properties in other areas of the city. If you are someone who likes a bit of peace and quiet and who doesn’t like to live in the thick of the action, then Eastlake could be the perfect neighborhood for you. Rent is a little higher in Eastlake however, with most rent prices being over $2,000 per month. Schools are also excellent in Eastlake, and high school students in this neighborhood have a 91% graduation rate. This is 9% higher than the U.S. average.

Rancho Del Rey

Rancho Del Rey is located right in the heart of Chula Vista. It is slightly more affordable than Eastlake, and has a median rent price of $1,678. Despite the lower rent prices, you will still find a lot of beautiful properties and high-end structures in this neighborhood. There are many great restaurants in Rancho Del Rey, such as Salucita Bar and Grill, the Archway Lounge, and the Canyon Sports Pub and Grill. There is also a very high concentration of great parks in Rancho Del Rey, such as Sunridge Park, Voyager Park, and Sunbow Park. If parks are your thing, then Rancho Del Rey is probably the best Chula Vista Neighborhood for you to move to.

Rancho Del Rey
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Rancho Del Rey is located right in the heart of Chula Vista. It is slightly more affordable than Eastlake, and has a median rent price of $1,678. Despite the lower rent prices, you will still find a lot of beautiful properties and high-end structures in this neighborhood. There are many great restaurants in Rancho Del Rey, such as Salucita Bar and Grill, the Archway Lounge, and the Canyon Sports Pub and Grill. There is also a very high concentration of great parks in Rancho Del Rey, such as Sunridge Park, Voyager Park, and Sunbow Park. If parks are your thing, then Rancho Del Rey is probably the best Chula Vista Neighborhood for you to move to.

Lynwood Hills

Like Rancho Del Rey, Lynwood Hills is located right in the center of Chula Vista. This is one of Chula Vistas nicest neighborhoods. There are many homes in this neighborhood that are worth over $1 million. The median rent in Lynwood Hills is $2,066. So, if you are looking for the cheapest place to rent in Chula Vista, then this is not the best choice. If you are looking for luxury apartments with abundant amenities such as pools, tennis courts, and gyms, then this is a good neighborhood to check out. With beautiful apartment locations and a central location, this area is a great option.

Lynwood Hills
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Like Rancho Del Rey, Lynwood Hills is located right in the center of Chula Vista. This is one of Chula Vistas nicest neighborhoods. There are many homes in this neighborhood that are worth over $1 million. The median rent in Lynwood Hills is $2,066. So, if you are looking for the cheapest place to rent in Chula Vista, then this is not the best choice. If you are looking for luxury apartments with abundant amenities such as pools, tennis courts, and gyms, then this is a good neighborhood to check out. With beautiful apartment locations and a central location, this area is a great option.

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City Guide

Chula 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.
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!

Welcome to Chula Vista

Located about 7 miles south of downtown San Diego, Chula Vista is a beautiful city that is known for its stunning beaches and gorgeous weather. Chula Vista is also 10 miles from the Mexican border, which makes it an extremely culturally diverse city (with awesome Mexican food). It is the seventh-largest city in Southern California, and is home to about 250,000 people. In Chula Vista, you can find an abundance of beautiful parks, great shopping locations, and amazing restaurants. Read on for our full guide to this spectacular city!

Welcome to Chula Vista
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Located about 7 miles south of downtown San Diego, Chula Vista is a beautiful city that is known for its stunning beaches and gorgeous weather. Chula Vista is also 10 miles from the Mexican border, which makes it an extremely culturally diverse city (with awesome Mexican food). It is the seventh-largest city in Southern California, and is home to about 250,000 people. In Chula Vista, you can find an abundance of beautiful parks, great shopping locations, and amazing restaurants. Read on for our full guide to this spectacular city!

Southwest

The Southwest area is located just east of the San Diego Bay. This is an extremely dog-friendly neighborhood and you’ll see tons of pups strolling around the streets and parks. This neighborhood is great for families because there are plenty of good schools, sidewalks to walk on, and excellent restaurants. The beautiful San Diego Country Club is also located in this neighborhood, which offers a scenic golf course and great food.

Southwest
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The Southwest area is located just east of the San Diego Bay. This is an extremely dog-friendly neighborhood and you’ll see tons of pups strolling around the streets and parks. This neighborhood is great for families because there are plenty of good schools, sidewalks to walk on, and excellent restaurants. The beautiful San Diego Country Club is also located in this neighborhood, which offers a scenic golf course and great food.

Northwest

In this lovely area, you can find many yoga studios, interesting restaurants, high-quality supermarkets, and marinas. The Chula Vista Marina is located in this neighborhood, which is perfect if you are a fan of boating or just love to take in great views. At the marina, you can also find several excellent restaurants, as well as multiple fitness centers, and even laundry facilities.

Northwest, Chula Vista borders the San Diego Bay and as a result, there are many places to rent kayaks and jet skis. People who love being out on the water will love the convenience of this area. If you are craving tacos, this neighborhood as one of the best spots in all of San Diego County. Tacos El Gordo is famous among San Diego residents. Go for the tacos and carne asada fries.

Northwest
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In this lovely area, you can find many yoga studios, interesting restaurants, high-quality supermarkets, and marinas. The Chula Vista Marina is located in this neighborhood, which is perfect if you are a fan of boating or just love to take in great views. At the marina, you can also find several excellent restaurants, as well as multiple fitness centers, and even laundry facilities.

Northwest, Chula Vista borders the San Diego Bay and as a result, there are many places to rent kayaks and jet skis. People who love being out on the water will love the convenience of this area. If you are craving tacos, this neighborhood as one of the best spots in all of San Diego County. Tacos El Gordo is famous among San Diego residents. Go for the tacos and carne asada fries.

Otay Ranch Village

This neighborhood is known for its beautiful properties, its safety, and for being an excellent place to raise children. Like Southwest, Chula Vista, it is an extremely dog-friendly neighborhood and it is very common to see people walking their dogs. The streets are very well lit and there are many delicious restaurants in this neighborhood. Some of the most popular eateries in this area are Bamboo Garden Thai Cuisine, Bambinos Pizzeria and Deli, and Tastea Grill Hawaiian BBQ & Grill.

Residents of this area love the outdoor recreation opportunities. There are some wonderful parks in Otay Ranch Village, such as Harvest Park and Heritage Park. You can find people relaxing, walking, throwing frisbees, reading, etc., any day of the week in these parks. They are a great place to bring your children, or to take a stroll through with friends or a significant other. With all of the great parks, nearby schools and being largely residential, this area is great for families.

Otay Ranch Village
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This neighborhood is known for its beautiful properties, its safety, and for being an excellent place to raise children. Like Southwest, Chula Vista, it is an extremely dog-friendly neighborhood and it is very common to see people walking their dogs. The streets are very well lit and there are many delicious restaurants in this neighborhood. Some of the most popular eateries in this area are Bamboo Garden Thai Cuisine, Bambinos Pizzeria and Deli, and Tastea Grill Hawaiian BBQ & Grill.

Residents of this area love the outdoor recreation opportunities. There are some wonderful parks in Otay Ranch Village, such as Harvest Park and Heritage Park. You can find people relaxing, walking, throwing frisbees, reading, etc., any day of the week in these parks. They are a great place to bring your children, or to take a stroll through with friends or a significant other. With all of the great parks, nearby schools and being largely residential, this area is great for families.

Eastlake

Eastlake is a pleasant neighborhood on the eastern side of Chula Vista. Although it does not border the San Diego Bay like several other Chula Vista Neighborhoods, it is still very beautiful and has plenty of fun things to do. Eastlake is known for having some of the best real estate in all of Chula Vista, and it is where many affluent people in the community choose to live. The streets are a little bit quieter in Eastlake, and there is more privacy with properties here than there is with properties in other areas of the city. If you are someone who likes a bit of peace and quiet and who doesn’t like to live in the thick of the action, then Eastlake could be the perfect neighborhood for you. Rent is a little higher in Eastlake however, with most rent prices being over $2,000 per month. Schools are also excellent in Eastlake, and high school students in this neighborhood have a 91% graduation rate. This is 9% higher than the U.S. average.

Eastlake
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Eastlake is a pleasant neighborhood on the eastern side of Chula Vista. Although it does not border the San Diego Bay like several other Chula Vista Neighborhoods, it is still very beautiful and has plenty of fun things to do. Eastlake is known for having some of the best real estate in all of Chula Vista, and it is where many affluent people in the community choose to live. The streets are a little bit quieter in Eastlake, and there is more privacy with properties here than there is with properties in other areas of the city. If you are someone who likes a bit of peace and quiet and who doesn’t like to live in the thick of the action, then Eastlake could be the perfect neighborhood for you. Rent is a little higher in Eastlake however, with most rent prices being over $2,000 per month. Schools are also excellent in Eastlake, and high school students in this neighborhood have a 91% graduation rate. This is 9% higher than the U.S. average.

Rancho Del Rey

Rancho Del Rey is located right in the heart of Chula Vista. It is slightly more affordable than Eastlake, and has a median rent price of $1,678. Despite the lower rent prices, you will still find a lot of beautiful properties and high-end structures in this neighborhood. There are many great restaurants in Rancho Del Rey, such as Salucita Bar and Grill, the Archway Lounge, and the Canyon Sports Pub and Grill. There is also a very high concentration of great parks in Rancho Del Rey, such as Sunridge Park, Voyager Park, and Sunbow Park. If parks are your thing, then Rancho Del Rey is probably the best Chula Vista Neighborhood for you to move to.

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Rancho Del Rey is located right in the heart of Chula Vista. It is slightly more affordable than Eastlake, and has a median rent price of $1,678. Despite the lower rent prices, you will still find a lot of beautiful properties and high-end structures in this neighborhood. There are many great restaurants in Rancho Del Rey, such as Salucita Bar and Grill, the Archway Lounge, and the Canyon Sports Pub and Grill. There is also a very high concentration of great parks in Rancho Del Rey, such as Sunridge Park, Voyager Park, and Sunbow Park. If parks are your thing, then Rancho Del Rey is probably the best Chula Vista Neighborhood for you to move to.

Lynwood Hills

Like Rancho Del Rey, Lynwood Hills is located right in the center of Chula Vista. This is one of Chula Vistas nicest neighborhoods. There are many homes in this neighborhood that are worth over $1 million. The median rent in Lynwood Hills is $2,066. So, if you are looking for the cheapest place to rent in Chula Vista, then this is not the best choice. If you are looking for luxury apartments with abundant amenities such as pools, tennis courts, and gyms, then this is a good neighborhood to check out. With beautiful apartment locations and a central location, this area is a great option.

Lynwood Hills
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Like Rancho Del Rey, Lynwood Hills is located right in the center of Chula Vista. This is one of Chula Vistas nicest neighborhoods. There are many homes in this neighborhood that are worth over $1 million. The median rent in Lynwood Hills is $2,066. So, if you are looking for the cheapest place to rent in Chula Vista, then this is not the best choice. If you are looking for luxury apartments with abundant amenities such as pools, tennis courts, and gyms, then this is a good neighborhood to check out. With beautiful apartment locations and a central location, this area is a great option.

Rent Report
Chula Vista

November 2020 Chula Vista Rent Report

Welcome to the November 2020 Chula Vista Rent Report. Chula Vista rents increased over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Chula Vista rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the state and nation.

Chula Vista rents increase sharply over the past month

Chula Vista rents have increased 1.0% over the past month, and have increased significantly by 4.2% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Chula Vista stand at $1,376 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,896 for a two-bedroom. This is the sixth straight month that the city has seen rent increases after a decline in April. Chula Vista's year-over-year rent growth leads the state average of -5.0%, as well as the national average of -1.4%.

    Rents falling across cities in California

    While rent prices have increased in Chula Vista over the past year, other cities across the state are seeing the opposite trend. Rents have fallen in 1 of the largest 10 cities that we have data for in California. The state as a whole logged rent growth of -5.0% over the past year. Here's a look at how rents compare across some of the largest cities in the state.

    • Looking throughout the state, San Francisco is the most expensive of all California's major cities, with a median two-bedroom rent of $2,467; of the 10 largest California cities that we have data for, 6 have seen rents fall year-over-year, with San Francisco experiencing the fastest decline (-23.4%).
    • Bakersfield, Fresno, and Sacramento have all experienced year-over-year growth above the state average (6.6%, 6.2%, and 1.8%, respectively).

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

    As rents have increased significantly in Chula Vista, other 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.

    • Chula Vista's median two-bedroom rent of $1,896 is above the national average of $1,101. Nationwide, rents have fallen by 1.4% over the past year compared to the 4.2% increase in Chula Vista.
    • While Chula Vista's rents rose significantly over the past year, the city of Phoenix also saw an increase of 3.3%.
    • Renters will generally find more expensive prices in Chula Vista than most large cities. For example, Phoenix has a median 2BR rent of $1,144, where Chula Vista is more than one-and-a-half times 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.

    City
    Median 1BR Rent
    Median 2BR Rent
    M/M Rent Growth
    Y/Y Rent Growth
    San Diego
    $1,570
    $2,090
    0.6%
    -0.4%
    Chula Vista
    $1,380
    $1,900
    1%
    4.2%
    Oceanside
    $1,680
    $2,100
    1.1%
    2.6%
    Escondido
    $1,480
    $1,770
    0.4%
    1.9%
    Carlsbad
    $1,850
    $2,350
    1.1%
    2.4%
    Vista
    $1,700
    $1,920
    1%
    2.8%
    San Marcos
    $1,610
    $1,800
    0.5%
    0.5%
    La Mesa
    $1,570
    $1,960
    0.9%
    2.5%
    See More

    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 about the methodology on our blog.

    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.

    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.

    Read More

    November 2020 Chula Vista Rent Report

    Welcome to the November 2020 Chula Vista Rent Report. Chula Vista rents increased over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Chula Vista rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the state and nation.

    View full Rent Report

    November 2020 Chula Vista Rent Report

    Welcome to the November 2020 Chula Vista Rent Report. Chula Vista rents increased over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Chula Vista rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the state and nation.

    Chula Vista rents increase sharply over the past month

    Chula Vista rents have increased 1.0% over the past month, and have increased significantly by 4.2% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Chula Vista stand at $1,376 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,896 for a two-bedroom. This is the sixth straight month that the city has seen rent increases after a decline in April. Chula Vista's year-over-year rent growth leads the state average of -5.0%, as well as the national average of -1.4%.

      Rents falling across cities in California

      While rent prices have increased in Chula Vista over the past year, other cities across the state are seeing the opposite trend. Rents have fallen in 1 of the largest 10 cities that we have data for in California. The state as a whole logged rent growth of -5.0% over the past year. Here's a look at how rents compare across some of the largest cities in the state.

      • Looking throughout the state, San Francisco is the most expensive of all California's major cities, with a median two-bedroom rent of $2,467; of the 10 largest California cities that we have data for, 6 have seen rents fall year-over-year, with San Francisco experiencing the fastest decline (-23.4%).
      • Bakersfield, Fresno, and Sacramento have all experienced year-over-year growth above the state average (6.6%, 6.2%, and 1.8%, respectively).

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

      As rents have increased significantly in Chula Vista, other 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.

      • Chula Vista's median two-bedroom rent of $1,896 is above the national average of $1,101. Nationwide, rents have fallen by 1.4% over the past year compared to the 4.2% increase in Chula Vista.
      • While Chula Vista's rents rose significantly over the past year, the city of Phoenix also saw an increase of 3.3%.
      • Renters will generally find more expensive prices in Chula Vista than most large cities. For example, Phoenix has a median 2BR rent of $1,144, where Chula Vista is more than one-and-a-half times 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.

      City
      Median 1BR Rent
      Median 2BR Rent
      M/M Rent Growth
      Y/Y Rent Growth
      San Diego
      $1,570
      $2,090
      0.6%
      -0.4%
      Chula Vista
      $1,380
      $1,900
      1%
      4.2%
      Oceanside
      $1,680
      $2,100
      1.1%
      2.6%
      Escondido
      $1,480
      $1,770
      0.4%
      1.9%
      Carlsbad
      $1,850
      $2,350
      1.1%
      2.4%
      Vista
      $1,700
      $1,920
      1%
      2.8%
      San Marcos
      $1,610
      $1,800
      0.5%
      0.5%
      La Mesa
      $1,570
      $1,960
      0.9%
      2.5%
      See More

      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 about the methodology on our blog.

      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.

      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.

      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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      Renter Confidence Survey

      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 Apartm...

      View full Chula Vista Renter Survey

      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.