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68 Cheap Apartments for rent in Chula Vista, CA

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812 Ada St Photo Gallery 1
1 of 18
1 Unit Available
1 Bedroom
$1,050
This beautifully updated 4 bed, 3 bath Chula Vista apartment features an open floor plan with high ceilings and lots of windows for great natural light. Stainless steel appliances and quartz countertops highlight the gourmet-inspired space. This kitchen is sure to elevate everything from pizza nights to dinner parties! The patio offers a pleasant outdoor space for relaxing and unwinding. This fantastic apartment is also pet-friendly, and it has A/C, a dishwasher, and an in-unit washer-dryer. Live the sunny SoCal lifestyle less than a mile from gorgeous San Diego Bay. Downtown San Diego is 11 miles north via I-5, and the Palomar Street Transit Center for the UC San Diego Blue Line is only a few blocks away. Chula Vista boasts local marinas, shopping, and plenty of parks close to home. There鈥檚 a Target, Planet Fitness, Costco, and Petco only a couple of blocks away. And Otay Valley Regional Park is about a mile from home. When you need groceries, it鈥檚 a quick drive to Ralphs, Sprouts Farmers Markets, Vons, and more. Chula Vista is also home to some great eateries, cafes, and bars. Farmer鈥檚 Table, San Diego Kabob Shack, De Cabeza, Sanctum Ale House, and The Spot Bar are all within a few miles of your front door. About Bungalow: We are on a mission to take the hassle out of renting. When you live in a Bungalow managed property, you are getting a modern, tech-enabled, responsive landlord from Day 1. We have all your needs covered, from utility setup to flexible lease terms, an easy-to-use app for paying rent, on-staff maintenance technicians, a dedicated team of customer support experts, and even optional furnishings and monthly cleanings. Find out why thousands of renters are choosing to rent with Bungalow. (RLNE7808022)
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1560 Santa Carolina Road Photo Gallery 1
1 of 14
1 Bedroom
$1,400
2366 sqft
***Seeking Roommates*** Gorgeous 4 bedroom and 3.5 Baths Townhome, in Tosara at Montecito built in 2016. This homes 2.366sqft is spread out over 3 floors. Livingroom, Dining room, Kitchen and a half bath are all located on the main floor. Situated on the second floor are the Master bedroom with an en-suite bath, Hall Guest Bath with a his/her sinks and two guest bedrooms. All rooms with walk-in closets. The 3rd floor has its own living area, bedroom with an en-suite bathroom and walk-in closet which will be rented as a whole. Kitchen has been updated with granite and stainless steel appliances and has plenty of space for entertaining guests. 2 car garage (one space will be available for an additional fee based a first come first serve). Great neighborhood close to the freeway, shopping center and gas stations. Application: https://www.hemlane.com/listings/1560-santa-carolina-road-chula-vista-ca-91913-unit-2/981d6a83-111b-427a-ae0f-86e89f24872a (RLNE7492702)
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423 Church Ave Photo Gallery 1
1 of 9
1 Bedroom
$1,870
560 sqft
1 Bed 1 Bath in Chula Vista. Quiet Property with Great Amenities. - Very quiet property with fantastic amenities. Property is fully Gated, and all units have a private balcony. Residents can enjoy a large grass lawn with outdoor seating, Double story Lounge /Library room, Gym, and Laundry Roberto Cortez (619) 386-1371 Gaby Siqueiros (619)576-1016 (RLNE6267444)
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2020 Mindoro Lane Photo Gallery 1
1 of 6
1 Bedroom
$1,400
1651 sqft
Brand New Room for Rent: Attached Private Bathroom/Utililities Included/Walking Distance to Otay Ranch Mall and AMC Theatres. Near Walmart, Vons, and Home Depot for convenient shopping.
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Results within 5 miles of Chula Vista
8202 Golden Ave Photo Gallery 1
1 of 14
Studio
$1,449
528 sqft
AVAILABLE NOW! SHOWING INSTRUCTIONS: Call or follow this link (https://app.tenantturner.com/listings/dwellmanagementco) to request a showing! FAQ: -PET POLICY: No pets allowed -LAUNDRY: No on-site laundry -AIR CONDITIONING: A/C & Heat -PARKING: 1 assigned parking space -UTILITIES INCLUDED: Sewer & Trash -LEASE TERM: 7 months INCOME/CREDIT REQUIREMENTS: -Verifiable income must be at least 2.5x the monthly rent -Minimum SafeRent Solutions Credit Score 650 -For complete lease terms and how to submit a rental application, please visit our website STUDIO on a hillside with great views. New paint throughout, new window coverings, remodeled bathroom. Appliances included (Refrigerator & Electric Range). 1 assigned parking space. No Garage, no on-site laundry. Owner Pays Trash & Sewer. Tenant Pays Water, Electric & any personal utilities. Security Deposit equal to 1-2 months rent depending on credit. No pets allowed. Tenant must obtain renters insurance. Dwell Management Co. DRE 02108584
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832 10Th St Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$1,825
450 sqft
Newly remodeled 1 BR / 1 BA unit in Imperial Beach about 1 mile from the beach! Exclusive use yard, dual zone mini split (AC/heat), new kitchen, gas stove, stainless steel appliances, quartz countertops, modern hex tile backsplash, luxury vinyl plank flooring, LED ceiling fans. Comes with washer and dryer hookups (gas dryer).
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2112 54th St Photo Gallery 1
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2 Bedrooms
$1,750
1000 sqft
Available 02/09/23 Cozy Casita Bugambilia - Property Id: 944872 This is a 2 bedroom 1 bathroom fully furnished home, about 1000 square feet, with its own assigned 2 car parking space right in front of the home, it's own washer and dryer under a covered patio, with a large yard, and all utilities are included along with wifi. The home has a brand new mini split, dishes, cookware, coffee maker, fridge, stove, microwave, a small dining set, sofa, credenza, a t.v. in each room, a queen bed in each room, a ring doorbell, and ceiling fans in each bedroom. The patio comes with some furniture. We are close to the 94 fwy, downtown San Diego is min. away. This home is centrally located and full of charm. Anyone interested must have a 650 or higher credit score with no derogatory claims, rent to income ratio must be 30%, must be willing to provide recent landlord information, must be able to provide proof of income and must have first & last month's rent plus deposit. Rent is 1750.00 per bedroom or 3200.00 for the entire home. Apply at TurboTenant: http://rental.turbotenant.com/p/2112-54th-st-san-diego-ca/944872 Property Id 944872 No Pets Allowed (RLNE7897581)
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2417 B Market St Photo Gallery 1
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Studio
$1,460
300 sqft
Charming Sherman Heights Studio, Available Now! - Light and airy studio in up-and-coming Sherman Heights offers historical charm with a renovated interior! Craftsman residence includes wood floors, fresh paint and exclusive use outdoor space. Centrally located, close to public transportation and within walking distance to the new Sherman Academy elementary school, this is a prime locale. Wonderfully diverse and thriving, the Sherman Heights community is experiencing a renaissance and drawing renewed interest. Minutes from Downtown, Golden Hill, and Balboa Park with easy freeway access! Be a part of this up-and-coming neighborhood! Water and trash included, garage may be available for an additional charge. Small pet may be allowed on a case by case bases with restrictions and additional deposit. Available for immediate occupancy. *We may receive multiple applications for this property. We do not necessarily select the first application submitted. Selection of a resident is based upon: 1. Credit history 2. Rental references 3. Proof of Income 4. Number and type of pets, if allowed. 5. Move-in date *This property requires a lease start no more than 30 days from application approval. Small pet may be allowed with restrictions and additional deposit. (RLNE7196326)
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2027 Avenida De La Cruz Photo Gallery 1
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Studio
$1,448
Nicely Remodeled Studio - Hablamos Espa帽ol Features: 1 parking right by your unit Newer laminated wood floors, no carpet anywhere Ceiling fan Stove and refrigerator included Rental Qualifications: -All applicants over 18 years must apply and be approved -Fico score minimum 625 -Combined income required is 2.5 times the amount of the rent -Credit/background check Utilities/Responsibilities: -Tenant pays $100 per month for utilities -Pets allowed $350 increased deposit (1 pet max, under 30 pounds) You can apply online at our website www.SDRentNow.com Call Glen Vickery at 760-525-8800 to arrange a viewing (RLNE6109939)
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3639 S. Cordoba Ave #4 Photo Gallery 1
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2 Bedrooms
$1,695
750 sqft
Condo for Rent 3639 S. Cordoba Ave #4 Spring Valley, CA 91977 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom 1 Assigned Parking Spot 750 sq. ft. Remodeled Inside New Paint and Flooring Small Pets on Approval A/C Unit Upstairs Unit Professionally Managed by Squared Away Real Estate Remodeled Upstairs end unit. New paint, floors, and counter tops. The kitchen has quartz counter and is open to the Dining room and Living room which is great for entertaining. The home has a Fridge, Stove, Microwave, Coin Op Washer/Dryer Onsite (Super Nice Convenience Feature), Dining Area, Air Conditioning unit and Ceiling Fans. Small Pets on approval with a deposit. The home is near Military Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Miramar, Carlsbad, Escondido, San Marcos, Vista, Oceanside, Fallbrook, Bonsall, Del Mar, Temecula, Poway, Valley Center, San Diego, Mira Mesa, Carmel Valley, Rancho Bernardo, Encinitas, Riverside, Murrieta, Ramona, Mission Bay, El Cajon, Santee, Solana Beach, Coronado, La Jolla, Beach and Ocean. It is also near the 5, 76, 78, 805, 8,163, 94, Coast Hwys, and 15 hwys. This home a must see please contact me for a showing. Thank you.. Online Rental Application and Paper Work Needed Click Here: https://app.propertyware.com/pw/portals/squaredawayrealestate/tenantApplication.action Squared Away Real Estate John Brown squaredawayrentals@Gmail.com Cal BRE#01800322 Semper Fi
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2136 Harrison Ave - Unit D Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$1,550
450 sqft
One bedroom/ one bath house. Freshly painted, ceiling fans. Near downtown. Please fill out the link below. https://forms.gle/q2ht6fZhC4ynQLSB7
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1635 Helix Street Photo Gallery 1
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2 Bedrooms
$1,600
1400 sqft
Private home with yard 55plus - Property Id: 1100189 1400 square feet charming granny flat with yard. A must see Apply at TurboTenant: http://rental.turbotenant.com/p/1635-helix-street-spring-valley-ca/1100189 Property Id 1100189 No Pets Allowed (RLNE7904812)
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Results within 10 miles of Chula Vista
Hilltop Terrace Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$1,650
500 sqft
Recently renovated. Minutes from I-163 and I-5, near the airport and downtown area. Just 15 minutes from Pacific Beach and the Bay. Smoke-free community. On-site pool, lobby area, and courtyard area.
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Summit Park Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$1,795
590 sqft
Units include air conditioners and additional storage. Residents can enjoy on-site amenities such as laundry, pool, and BBQ area. Conveniently situated near I-8 with proximity to Harry Griffen Regional Park.
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Market Street Square Photo Gallery 1
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Studio
$1,741
455 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,136
755 sqft
Pet-friendly, downtown apartments in historic neighborhood near the bay. Within walking distance to the San Diego Trolley line, PetCo Park and the Gaslamp district. Features include rooftop sundecks, Jacuzzi and swimming pool.
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900 F Street Photo Gallery 1
1 of 19
Verified
16 Units Available
Studio
$1,833
475 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,135
578 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,381
822 sqft
Modern units located near the Gaslamp District, dining and the ballpark. Units have spacious floor plans and are pet-friendly. Community courtyard with space for lounging.
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The Presidio Apartments Photo Gallery 1
1 of 17
Verified
4 Units Available
Studio
$1,545
274 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,745
396 sqft
With eclectic shops, restaurants, entertainment and its proximity to downtown San Diego, this is the perfect location to call home. When you live at The Presidio, you can enjoy all the excitement of this urban locale, and then come home to an apartment that feels a world away. The Presidio offers furnished and unfurnished studio floor plans to choose from with WiFi included. Come see why we are the best place to live for a life on the go! Discover city living at its best when you schedule a tour of The Presidio today!
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Veranda La Mesa Photo Gallery 1
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Studio
$1,840
500 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,125
705 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,085
970 sqft
If you鈥檙e in search of a modern studio, one, or two bedroom apartment in La Mesa, California, with picturesque views, look no further than Veranda La Mesa. Our charming community is ideally located for convenient beach access and quick trips to downtown. With four swimming pools, a fitness center, a basketball court, tennis courts, game room, dog park, clubhouse, dog spa, and co-working space, staying active is always easy. Each of our pet-friendly apartments offers high-speed Internet access and reliable cell reception to help you stay connected.
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1825 Titus Street Photo Gallery 1
1 of 13
1 Bedroom
$1,850
475 sqft
Charming one bedroom, one bathroom in excellent location in Mission Hills! Duplex close to India Street restaurants, Little Italy, and minutes to Downtown. Vintage 1950's unit in move in condition. Includes newer refrigerator and range. Hardwood floors in main living room and bedroom. Tile in kitchen and bathroom. Lots of storage space in unit and large outdoor storage closet just below the unit. One off street parking space. No washer/dryer. No dishwasher. Portable AC unit provided by owner. Water & Trash included. Move in first week of January! Please contact Nicole if you are interested in viewing the unit at (619) 220-8317 ext. 304 or email nicole@michaelanthonyproperties.com Please Note: Show times only on Tuesday's Rental Terms: Rent: $1,975, Application Fee: $45, Security Deposit: $1,975, Available 1/2/23 Pet Policy: Cats not allowed, Dogs not allowed This property allows self guided viewing without an appointment. Contact for details.
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4355 Texas Street Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$1,850
Non-smoking/No Vaping/No e-cigarette Property! Excellent location in the heart of North Park! You are close to Mission Valley, Hillcrest, Kensington, Balboa Park and within walking distance to shops, restaurants, public transportation & neighborhood parks. Access Interstate 805 via El Cajon Blvd, minutes to Freeway 163, Interstate 8 & 15. Our small apartment community houses 8 apartment units within a gated property. We have a shared laundry room in the rear of property and street parking. Our available unit features original hardwood floors, dual pane windows, and ceiling fans. The retro-style kitchen comes with gas stove, fridge and built-in microwave. There is a separate dining area for your eat-in enjoyment. The unit has a newer wall heater with digital thermostat. Rental Criteria: -must have gross monthly income of 2.5 times the rent or more -Minimum Credit Score of 600 per adult applicant is required **NOTE: Credit Scores in the 600-650 Range may require a larger deposit -5yrs excellent rental history -No Evictions or debt owed to prior landlord, as permitted by law -No dogs (cats only with additional deposit of $250 each) 2 pet max; restrictions apply Please call for a pre-screening and to schedule a viewing. Becky 619-698-7520 or 619-980-7118 Flying Dog Enterprises, Inc. www.flyingdogenterprises.com (619) 698-7520 BRE #01004279 Rental Terms: Rent: $1,850, Application Fee: $45, Security Deposit: $1,800, Available 2/13/23 Pet Policy: Cats allowed, Dogs not allowed Contact us to schedule a showing.
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1651 Braddon Way Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$1,690
Beautifully done unit with shared pool access in established resdidential neighborhood. Situated in a cul-de-sac. Nice finishes with granite counters Central heat and Air This is a Duplex Set up. Unit Offers: -Granite Counters -SS Appliances -Shared Waher/Dryer -Laminate wood floors -Central heat/Air -2 FULL baths -Pantry -Storage Rental Crieria: Minimum credit of 600-650; NOTE: Credit scores between 600-650 will require larger deposit Good Rental History Required Gross Monthly Income: 2.5x's the listed rent Non-Smoking/No Vaping/No e-cigarette property No Evictions or debt owed to prior landlord as permitted by law Sorry, No Pets Single occupancy: $120/month Flat Rate for Water, Sewer, Trash, Gas Please call SalvadorCarranza Lic#01746275 for details and to schedule a viewing. 619-980-6076 or Flying Dog Enterprises, Inc CADRE#01004279 619-698-7520 www.flyingdogenterprises.com Rental Terms: Rent: $1,690, Application Fee: $45, Security Deposit: $1,640, Available Now Pet Policy: Cats not allowed, Dogs not allowed Contact us to schedule a showing.
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4654 Palm Avenue Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$1,830
Junior 1BR/1 BA Unit in the La Mesa Village Located Walking distance to local stores, trolley station, coffee shops, antique stores, restaurants and so much more. La Mesa Village is home to the Annual Octoberfest, Weekly farmers Market and Hot August nights car shows. The unit offers: LVT Flooring Walk-in closet Stainless Steel Applinaces Mini Split Heat and AC Unit Patio/Deck Area Canned Lighting Don't miss out on this wonderful space. First time on the market!!!!! Rental Crieria: Minimum credit of 600-650; NOTE: Credit scores between 600-650 will require larger deposit Good Rental History Required Gross Monthly Income: 2.5x's the listed rent Non-Smoking/No Vaping/No e-cigarette property No Evictions or debt owed to prior landlord as permitted by law Sorry, No Pets Gas & Electric: Tenant Pays Water/Sewer will be billed monthly to Tenant: $50/mo Flat Rate Single occupant. $70/mon Flat Rate Double Occupant Trash Service paid for by Owner FOR SHOWINGS AND DETAILS: Salvador Carranza CADRE#01746275 619-980-6076 or Flying Dog Enterprises, Inc. CADRE#01224279 619-698-7520 Rental Terms: Rent: $1,830, Application Fee: $45, Security Deposit: $1,780, Available Now Pet Policy: Cats not allowed, Dogs not allowed Contact us to schedule a showing.
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5505 Adelaide Avenue Photo Gallery 1
1 of 5
2 Bedrooms
$1,195
1012 sqft
6 month or 18 month lease offered. Nice 2 level 2 bedroom 1 bathroom condo with garage parking space is looking to lease up 1 bedroom in this condominium. This condo has a one college student currently in a lease and is searching to place another tenant into the second bedroom for $1095.00 per month. All brand new appliances included and all furniture included! This is a turn key unit much like an Airbnb but a long term lease. Wifi included. Tenant to share power and gas bills. One garage parking space included with the rent. Resident to be enrolled in the Resident Benefit Package Program (RBP) for $35.00 per month. Benefits: Typical reward values received are as follows; 路 $50PC ($5 USD) Welcome Gift from JTS upon app activation 路 $30 USD Nift Card emailed to tenant upon activation 路 $25 Restaurants.com gift-card emailed on first 'Rent Experience Check In' which is the tenant's first application sign in during a new calendar month after launch. ($60 USD earned in the first two months post activation). 路 Recurring month over month boosts of $2 - $5 USD 路 Incentive opportunity to complete surveys and participate in activities in app to earn additional rewards 路 Total average USD earned over a 12 month lease ~$150-$200 US Minimum gross income required to qualify is $3,585.00. Student loans will be considered. No pets allowed. All JTSPM residents must secure renter's insurance with a minimum $300,00.00 policy and add our company and the landlord as an additional insured. Typical policy cost is $12.00/month. All property available now will be shown regularly or via appointment with a submitted online application. "Coming Soon" rentals are shown after a completed application is submitted online at www.jtspropertymanagement.com. Property availability dates as well as the Showing Calendar, property amenities and online applications are found online on our secure website: www.jtspropertymanagement.com. Application fees are nonrefundable. Please do not apply if you do not agree with this policy. If you are not selected we will transfer your application to our 90 day waiting list for a future rental that you qualify for and that fits your needs.
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1440 LINCOLN AVE - 25 Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$1,845
500 sqft
The Sapphire Apartment complex is located in Hillcrest adjacent to the University Heights and Northpark neighborhoods of San Diego. The area is filled with a number of restaurants,boutiques, grocery stores, artist's studios, restaurants, coffee shops, and night life are within easy reach. Easy access to all San Diego colleges and universities. 1 BR 1 Bath Upstairs Unit LR - laminate floor, dual pane windows w/venting feature Kitchen - lots of cabinets, refrigerator, garbage disposal, double sink, euro pull out faucet, gas stove, microwave oven, granite counter tops. Hallway - extra closet/storage w/mirrored closet doors, coat closet, tile floor. Bedroom - laminate floor, dual pane window w/venting feature, large closet w/mirrored closet doors, ceiling fan (unit #25 only). Bathroom - low flow toilet, tile floor, dual pane window w/venting feature, extra storage cabinet, vanity, mirrored medicine cabinet, full tub/shower. Water, Trash & Sewer included in rent. 1 assigned parking space. sparkling swimming pool. 1 year lease. Please Note: Images are of an adjacent unit so some differences may be present.
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What is the typical rent for a studio apartment in Chula聽Vista?

The average rent for a studio apartment in Chula聽Vista is $2,016.

How expensive are one-bedroom apartments in Chula聽Vista?

The average rent for a one-bedroom apartment rental in Chula聽Vista is $2,569.

How much is rent for two-bedroom apartments in Chula聽Vista?

The average monthly rent for a two-bedroom apartment in Chula聽Vista is $3,164.

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City Guide for Chula Vista, CA

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 鈥 Chula Vista also means 鈥渂eautiful view鈥 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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What to keep in mind when looking for cheap apartments in Chula Vista, CA

Finding cheap apartments in Chula Vista takes some ingenuity and effort, as well as quick action. Before you head out on your search, bring along pay stubs, bank statements, letters of recommendations from landlords or employers, and identification. The more proactive you are about your search, the easier it will be to score a deal.

Look for cheap apartments in Chula Vista by regularly scouring listings and looking during slower renting seasons, like winter. You can still find a deal if you move during the summer months when apartment hunting is more competitive.

You may be able to find cheap apartments in Chula Vista in neighborhoods that are located away from attractions, restaurants, and entertainment. You may need to look farther out than you would prefer, but access to highways or public transportation can get you into the heart of Chula Vista.

The building you choose can also make a difference in finding a cheap apartment in Chula Vista. Older buildings that need some updating are more likely to have better deals. Walk-up apartments without elevators, on-street parking and few amenities like on-site fitness centers can also signal affordable rents in Chula Vista.