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Chula Vista Apartments
Last updated February 7 2023 at 12:29 AM

415 Apartments in Chula Vista, California

Chula Vista Apartment Renter's Guide

Overview


Population: 274,492
Population Density: 5,529.5 people/sq mile
Median Age: 37
Percentage of Family Households: 80%
Median Annual Income: $91,949 / year
Median Rent: $1,894 / month

What locals are saying

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.

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

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.

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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!

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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Chula Vista Demographics


How diverse is Chula Vista?

The representation of ethnic minorities in Chula Vista is higher than the national average. The eight main ethnic groups that make up the population of Chula Vista are Hispanic Or Latino (64.1%), White (13.7%), Asian (13.6%), Black Or African American (4.1%), Two Or More (3.8%), Other (0.4%), Native Hawaiian Or Other Pacific Islander (0.3%), and American Indian Or Alaska Native (0%).

What does the age breakdown look like for Chula Vista residents?

The median age in Chula Vista is 37 while the most populous age group of residents is the under 20 group.

How diverse is Chula Vista?

The representation of ethnic minorities in Chula Vista is higher than the national average. The eight main ethnic groups that make up the population of Chula Vista are Hispanic Or Latino (64.1%), White (13.7%), Asian (13.6%), Black Or African American (4.1%), Two Or More (3.8%), Other (0.4%), Native Hawaiian Or Other Pacific Islander (0.3%), and American Indian Or Alaska Native (0%).

What does the age breakdown look like for Chula Vista residents?

The median age in Chula Vista is 37 while the most populous age group of residents is the under 20 group.

Chula Vista Crime


Overall Crime

Below Average
Overall crime in Chula Vista is below average in comparison to the national average.

Violent Crime

Below Average
The level of violent crime in Chula Vista is below average compared to the national average violent crime rate.

Property Crime

Below Average
The level of property crime in Chula Vista is below average compared to the national average property crime rate.

Top Schools in Chula Vista


Elementary Schools

10 /10
Parkview Elementary School
Public
K-6
Public
K-6
367 Students
13 Reviews
367
Students
13 Reviews
9 /10
Eastlake Elementary School
Public
K-6
Public
K-6
555 Students
32 Reviews
555
Students
32 Reviews
9 /10
Discovery Charter School
Charter
K-8
Charter
K-8
928 Students
17 Reviews
928
Students
17 Reviews

Middle Schools

9 /10
Discovery Charter School
Charter
K-8
Charter
K-8
928 Students
17 Reviews
928
Students
17 Reviews
9 /10
Arroyo Vista Charter School
Charter
K-8
Charter
K-8
970 Students
24 Reviews
970
Students
24 Reviews
8 /10
Eastlake Middle School
Public
7-8
Public
7-8
1,801 Students
16 Reviews
1,801
Students
16 Reviews

High Schools

9 /10
Eastlake High School
Public
9-12
Public
9-12
2,908 Students
12 Reviews
2,908
Students
12 Reviews
8 /10
Bonita Vista Senior High School
Public
9-12
Public
9-12
2,355 Students
9 Reviews
2,355
Students
9 Reviews
8 /10
Otay Ranch Senior High School
Public
9-12
Public
9-12
2,372 Students
8 Reviews
2,372
Students
8 Reviews

What Renters Say about Chula Vista


Apartment List has released the results for Chula Vista 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."
91%
Weather
83%
Parks and Outdoor Activities
82%
Pet Friendliness
72%
Social Life
66%
Public Transit
62%
Quality of Schools
55%
Jobs and Career Opportunities
48%
Safety and Crime Rate
39%
Commute Time
36%
Dating
21%
State and Local Taxes
18%
Affordability
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Check out 415 verified apartments for rent in Chula Vista, CA with rents starting as low as $1,050. Some apartments for rent in Chula Vista might offer rent specials. Look out for the
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Azul Chula Vista Photo Gallery 1
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Verified
7 Units Available
1 Bedroom
$2,518
594 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,899
796 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$3,309
1135 sqft
Azul Chula Vista is located at 310 K Street Chula Vista, CA and is managed by Greystar Real Estate Partners, LLC, a reputable property management company. Azul Chula Vista offers Studio to 3 bedroom apartments ranging in size from 354 to 1200 sq.ft. Amenities include Air Conditioner, Availability 24 Hours, Basketball Court, BBQ/Picnic Area, Bike Racks and more. This rental community is pet friendly, welcoming both cats and dogs. For more details, contact our office or use the online contact form and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
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Point Bonita Photo Gallery 1
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Studio
$1,970
407 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,202
620 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,621
950 sqft
Looking for an apartment that aligns with your unique style? Look no further! Our apartments were designed with you in mind! We know how important it is to come home to a relaxing and welcoming atmosphere! Check out our available apartments with detailed information about the units, amenities and more.
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Rivue Photo Gallery 1
1 of 30
Verified
13 Units Available
1 Bedroom
$2,737
753 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,359
1049 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$4,042
1364 sqft
Welcome to Rivue, a luxury apartment community offering one-two- and three-bedroom residences in Chula Vista, California. With a striking aesthetic inspired by Palm Springs luxury and curated amenities, Rivue is a contemporary, chic haven for your unmatched lifestyle.
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Terra Vista Photo Gallery 1
1 of 54
Verified
3 Units Available
1 Bedroom
$2,387
854 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,073
1274 sqft
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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Average rent in Chula Vista, California

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The average rent for a 1 bedroom apartment in Chula Vista is $2,572, while the average rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $3,140. Rent rates updated 5 days ago
* Averages are based on the rental prices of properties listed on Apartment List
Tavera Photo Gallery 1
1 of 47
1 Bedroom
$2,632
732 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,941
1051 sqft
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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Sunbow Villas Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$2,511
715 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,837
1020 sqft
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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Rosina Vista Photo Gallery 1
1 of 35
1 Bedroom
$2,929
670 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,788
929 sqft
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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Missions at Sunbow Photo Gallery 1
1 of 34
1 Bedroom
$2,445
724 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,012
1111 sqft
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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Salerno Photo Gallery 1
1 of 33
Verified
5 Units Available
3 Bedrooms
$4,677
1833 sqft
Welcome to Salerno, a luxury community offering expansive three and four bedroom townhomes with attached two-car garages in Chula Vista, CA. Our exclusive community located in the heart of Otay Ranch features custom-style interior upgraded finishes and a thoughtful amenity packing which includes a heated pool & spa, fitness studio, a sleek club lounge with gourmet kitchen, barbeque areas, Amazon package lockers as well as a pet park.
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Sereno Photo Gallery 1
1 of 18
Verified
5 Units Available
1 Bedroom
$2,364
690 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$3,160
1227 sqft
Welcome to your new home at Sereno Apartments in Chula Vista, California! Nestled in the heart of Chula Vista, Sereno Apartments offers all the rewards and comforts of high-class living. Whether it be a relaxing night of beautiful Chula Vista views or a night out on the town, Sereno Apartments gives you the neighborhood you're looking for at the price you want.
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The Residences at Cota Vera Photo Gallery 1
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Studio
$2,149
472 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,452
708 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,371
1034 sqft
Across from Côta Vera’s future Central Square you’ll find beautifully designed luxury apartments available for lease. Designer cabinets and fixtures, stylish kitchen islands, stainless steel appliances and private patios set the tone for a lifestyle filled with modern elegance. Choose between two-story apartment homes with direct-entry garages and four-story elevator serviced buildings. With a plethora of amenities including all that is shown below, The Residences at Côta Vera provide a lifestyle like no other.
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The Avalyn Apartments Photo Gallery 1
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Verified
71 Units Available
1 Bedroom
$2,485
626 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,275
1132 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$4,950
1942 sqft
The Avalyn welcomes you to Otay Ranch. Where Life Comes Into View. Experience luxury apartment living in San Diego. At The Avalyn, thoughtful amenities and inspired design are at the heart of your everyday life. With a host of conveniences and endless possibilities to explore, life in Southern California just got better.
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Boardwalk at Millenia Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$2,706
688 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,354
1236 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$4,176
1380 sqft
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Pulse Millenia Apartments Photo Gallery 1
1 of 19
1 Bedroom
$2,625
860 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,205
1041 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$4,480
1371 sqft
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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Teresina Photo Gallery 1
1 of 19
Verified
16 Units Available
1 Bedroom
$2,371
743 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,726
948 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$3,210
1161 sqft
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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Villa Parq Apartment Homes Photo Gallery 1
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Studio
$1,995
410 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,095
600 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,395
836 sqft
Elan Casa Mar Photo Gallery 1
1 of 21
Verified
4 Units Available
2 Bedrooms
$2,445
875 sqft
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.
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Elan View Pointe Photo Gallery 1
1 of 29
Verified
1 Unit Available
2 Bedrooms
$2,595
950 sqft
Near numerous shops and restaurants as well as Chula Vista Marina. On-site pool, underground, assigned parking and laundry facilities. Homes feature bay views in some. Pet-friendly.
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Elán Guava Court Photo Gallery 1
1 of 19
Verified
2 Units Available
2 Bedrooms
$2,395
900 sqft
Courtyard community close to shopping centers, Third Avenue and walking trails. Community has on-site laundry, maintenance and assigned parking. Units have fully-equipped kitchens, mirror closet doors.
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Elan Sevilla Apartment Homes Photo Gallery 1
1 of 34
2 Bedrooms
$2,995
947 sqft
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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The Residences at Escaya Photo Gallery 1
1 of 36
1 Bedroom
$2,722
746 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,477
1038 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$4,236
1560 sqft
Welcome to life the way it’s meant to be lived. The Residences at Escaya in Chula Vista, California, will provide you with the ultimate luxury living experience. These one, two, and three bedroom apartments include perks like stainless-steel appliances, quartz countertops, and walk-in closets in addition to plenty of space and bright rooms. Your community boasts a resort-style swimming pool with a spa and cabanas, a fitness center with a yoga studio, and an expansive clubhouse with a demonstration kitchen. Your ideal location in a walkable village featuring retail spaces, multiple dog parks, and picnic areas. Get ready to live the good life at The Residences at Escaya.
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Toscana at Rancho Del Rey Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$2,578
767 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,786
1000 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$3,394
1300 sqft
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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Camden Sierra at Otay Ranch Photo Gallery 1
1 of 37
1 Bedroom
$2,741
720 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,196
950 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$3,708
1300 sqft
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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Terra Nova Villas Photo Gallery 1
1 of 25
Verified
11 Units Available
1 Bedroom
$2,275
650 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,700
900 sqft
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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Searching for an apartment for rent in Chula Vista, CA? Look no further! Apartment List will help you find a perfect apartment near you. There are 415 available rental units listed on Apartment List in Chula Vista. Click on listings to see photos, floorplans, amenities, prices and availability, and much more!

The average rent in Chula Vista is $1,983 for a studio, $2,572 for a one-bedroom apartment, and $3,140 for a two-bedroom apartment. If you are looking for a deal, keep an eye out for a red pulsing icon that indicates rent specials.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How much is rent in Chula Vista?

In Chula Vista, the average rent is $1,983 for a studio, $2,572 for a 1-bedroom, $3,140 for a 2-bedroom, and $3,975 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 $1,400, 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 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.

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 San Diego City College, Vanguard University of Southern California, Orange Coast College, Chapman University, and University of San Diego.

Average rent in Chula Vista, California

City Guide
The average rent for a 1 bedroom apartment in Chula Vista is $2,572, while the average rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $3,140. Rent rates updated 5 days ago
* Averages are based on the rental prices of properties listed on Apartment List