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261 Apartments for rent in Encinitas, CA

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Cardiff
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Last updated May 29 at 12:59am
6 Units Available
Elán Quail Pointe Apartment Homes
924 Encinitas Blvd, Encinitas, CA
1 Bedroom
$1,725
700 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,095
900 sqft
A beach-style community with incredible views of the coast. Apartments feature full kitchens with newer appliances, crown molding, breakfast bars and private balconies patios. On-site pool, spa, fitness center and laundry.
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Last updated May 29 at 01:11am
Cardiff
11 Units Available
Elán Cardiff by the Sea Apartment Homes
2170 Carol View Dr, Encinitas, CA
1 Bedroom
$1,895
775 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,245
1018 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$2,700
1160 sqft
A coastal beach town with 28 acres of resort-style living. On-site amenities include two pools and spas, a fitness center, basketball court, and business center. Homes are within walking distance of the beach. Updated interiors.
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Last updated May 29 at 01:14am
9 Units Available
Elán Pacifico Encinitas
1100 Garden View Rd, Encinitas, CA
1 Bedroom
$2,420
1086 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,520
1237 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Residents who enjoy shopping will love this property's proximity to Encinitas Ranch Town Center. The green community has a clubhouse, hot tub and 24-hour gym. Inside, apartments feature walk-in closets and hardwood flooring.
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Last updated May 29 at 01:37am
5 Units Available
Elán Playa Mar Apartment Homes
116 Quail Gardens Dr, Encinitas, CA
1 Bedroom
$1,895
540 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,275
1025 sqft
Modern homes with private patios, full-size washers and dryers, and extra storage. The pet-friendly community features lush landscaping, reserved parking and a fitness center. This spot is next to the National Blue Ribbons School.
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Last updated May 29 at 01:03am
3 Units Available
Elan Seacrest Encinitas
117 Rosebay Drive, Encinitas, CA
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$2,225
1000 sqft
Newly remodeled apartment homes located 6 miles of the Pacific coastline. Sparkling swimming pool, friendly on-site staff, and full-time maintenance. One and two bedroom floorplans with spacious walk-in closets, breakfast bars and large balconies
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Last updated April 10 at 10:04pm
10 Units Available
Mission Ridge Apartments
1320 Via Terrassa, Encinitas, CA
1 Bedroom
$2,250
852 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,500
1050 sqft
Great location right on the coast with hilltop views. Six different floor plans to choose from and units feature vaulted ceilings and plenty of space.
Last updated May 29 at 02:07am
Cardiff
1 Unit Available
2487 Newcastle Avenue
2487 Newcastle Avenue, Encinitas, CA
3 Bedrooms
$4,950
Charming Cardiff Beach House For Rent! - Just west of I-5 and a short walk from the beach this 3 bedroom, 2 bath Cardiff home is ready for you! New fresh paint throughout. Beautiful tile flooring throughout.
Last updated May 29 at 02:07am
1 Unit Available
1710 S El Camino Real Unit 104
1710 South El Camino Real, Encinitas, CA
2 Bedrooms
$2,299
906 sqft
LIMITED SPECIAL OFFER: Enjoy rebates and get huge savings from your rent up to the first 3 months if you sign a lease with us on or before May 31, 2020.
Last updated May 29 at 02:07am
Cardiff
1 Unit Available
1539 Old Creek Ct
1539 Old Creek Court, Encinitas, CA
3 Bedrooms
$3,600
1167 sqft
Cardiff twinhome with backyard perfect for BBQs and Entertaining! - Take advantage of our perfect North County coastal weather year-round with this 3/2 home in desirable Cardiff.
Last updated May 29 at 02:07am
1 Unit Available
134 Mangano
134 Mangano Circle, Encinitas, CA
2 Bedrooms
$2,300
939 sqft
Beautiful Condo in Encinitas - Beautiful 2 bedroom / 2 bath with lots of upgrades. Bottom level unit.
Last updated May 29 at 02:07am
1 Unit Available
1656 Swallowtail Rd.
1656 Swallowtail Road, Encinitas, CA
4 Bedrooms
$4,100
1984 sqft
Gorgeous 4Br/2.5Ba Home in Encinitas w/ Large Sunroom - NEW CARPET AND VINYL PLANK FLOORING! - Make yourself at home in this gorgeous Encinitas home! This home features an elegant dining room with bay windows.
Last updated May 29 at 01:04am
1 Unit Available
125 Grandview Street
125 Grandview Street, Encinitas, CA
4 Bedrooms
$5,400
1814 sqft
BEAUTIFUL LEUCADIA HOME!! LOOK NO FURTHER!!! This 3 BR, 4BA coastal home comes with 1,814sq. ft. of living space and two designated parking spaces.
Last updated May 29 at 01:04am
1 Unit Available
227 Fraxinella Street
227 Fraxinella Street, Encinitas, CA
2 Bedrooms
$2,800
827 sqft
MOVE-IN SPECIAL! $500 OFF FIRST MONTHS RENT! This beautiful Encinitas home is an updated 2BR, 1BA home with 1,100sq. ft. of living space.
Last updated May 29 at 01:43am
1 Unit Available
1237 North Vulcan Avenue
1237 North Vulcan Avenue, Encinitas, CA
1 Bedroom
$1,900
650 sqft
KEY FEATURES Rent is only $1900/m Property professionally cleaned following CDC guidelines. For showing call, email, or text Sarah: 760-815-8572.
Last updated May 29 at 01:43am
1 Unit Available
505 La Mesa Avenue
505 La Mesa Avenue, Encinitas, CA
2 Bedrooms
$2,800
949 sqft
2 Bedroom 1 bathroom home close to the beach in Encinitas! Walking distance to Pannikin Coffee & Tea, less than a mile to Moonlight Beach. Ceiling fans throughout the home. Low maintenance, stamped concrete, covered patio.
Last updated May 29 at 02:08am
1 Unit Available
1815 Freda Lane
1815 Freda Lane, Encinitas, CA
3 Bedrooms
$4,500
1188 sqft
1815 Freda Lane Available 06/01/20 Lovely Cardiff By The Sea Home! - Lovely 3bedroom home in Cardiff by the Sea! Awesome location! This home boasts an open layout and home has been tastefully updated! Open concept living room/dining room + fully
Last updated May 28 at 08:37am
1 Unit Available
1100 Garden View Rd
1100 Garden View Road, Encinitas, CA
2 Bedrooms
$2,695
1 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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WELCOME TO PACIFICO ENCINITAS APARTMENT HOMESbr We dont just rent apartments. From the moment you walk through the front door youll feel the comfort and security that makes our residents happy to call us home.
Last updated May 28 at 08:37am
Cardiff
1 Unit Available
2170 Carol View Drive
2170 Carol View Drive, Encinitas, CA
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$2,195
1018 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Elan Cardiff by the Sea Apartment Homes for rent in Encinitas, CA is a beautiful coastal beach town community that boasts 28 acres of lush landscaping, warm sunny weather, resort style living, breathtaking views, and lovely residents who take pride
Last updated May 29 at 01:54am
Cardiff
1 Unit Available
2280 Cambridge Ave
2280 Cambridge Avenue, Encinitas, CA
3 Bedrooms
$5,200
1620 sqft
SPECTACULAR PANORAMIC OCEAN VIEW from master bedroom and living room. 2 story condo with 3 bedroom, 2 and half bathroom. Spacious living in the beautiful Cardiff community. 2 car garage with alley access.
Last updated May 29 at 01:54am
Cardiff
1 Unit Available
1528 Summit Ave
1528 Summit Avenue, Encinitas, CA
3 Bedrooms
$5,500
2051 sqft
Fabulous location! Custom split-level, 2100 sf home in the Composer District of Cardiff. Great room layout with floor to ceiling sliding glass doors that open to a spacious deck with incredible ocean views.
Last updated May 29 at 01:04am
1 Unit Available
3140 Via De Caballo - 1
3140 Via De Caballo, Encinitas, CA
4 Bedrooms
$3,700
2123 sqft
Such a unique and beautiful home in one of the only town-home communities in Olivenhain! This home has Amazing views from almost every room, beautiful granite counters, stainless steel appliances, tile floors, 2 large decks, 2 fire places, 1 massive
Last updated May 29 at 01:54am
1 Unit Available
430 Neptune Ave
430 Neptune Avenue, Encinitas, CA
3 Bedrooms
$24,000
2142 sqft
THIS LUXURY SEASIDE BEACH HOUZ, PERCHED ABOVE THE PACIFIC OCEAN IS QUITE AN EXPERIENCE!* THE OCEAN WILL LULL YOU TO SLEEP, BEACHWALKS WILL SOOTHE YOUR MIND, STROLLS THROUGH SHOPS WILL RELAX YOU, AS RESTAURANTS & BREWERIES NOURISH YOUR BODY & SOUL!*
Last updated May 29 at 01:54am
Cardiff
1 Unit Available
2063 Cambridge Ave
2063 Cambridge Avenue, Encinitas, CA
3 Bedrooms
$5,400
1850 sqft
Cardiff home with open floor plan, great room and kitchen where you can enjoy the gorgeous white water view, of Cardiff Reef.
Last updated May 29 at 01:54am
Cardiff
1 Unit Available
2510 Manchester
2510 Manchester Avenue, Encinitas, CA
2 Bedrooms
$5,700
2304 sqft
Virtual 3D Tour Here: https://vimeo.com/415923332 ~ Immaculate Whitewater Ocean View Twinhome located at the south end of Manchester. Walk to Seaside Market or the lagoon from this location.

Median Rent in Encinitas

Last updated May 2020
The median rent for a 1 bedroom apartment in Encinitas is $1,928, while the median rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $2,501.
Studio
$1,741
1 Bed
$1,928
2 Beds
$2,501
3+ Beds
$3,602
City GuideEncinitas
At Haggerty's and Swami's, Pacific PalisadesEverybody's gone surfin', Surfin' U.S.A. (Beach Boys, Surfin' U.S.A.)

Encinitas is a city along the coast of the North County area of San Diego. Like many coastal cities in California, the atmosphere can be described as beachy, which is code for laidback. There are around 60,000 residents in this city; there's no telling exactly how many are surfers, but you can assume they're out there in droves! Flower fans also love this city, since it's the home of both the San Diego Botanic Garden and the Self-Realization Fellowship Hermitage and Meditation Gardens. Whether you're in search of some gnarly waves, fragrant flowers, or just a fun, relaxed city to call home, Encinitas is worth a look.

Searching for Rentals in Encinitas

About 59% of the homes in this city are occupied by their owners. Around 35% are rental homes, which is slightly higher than the national average. Whether you're looking for a two bedroom house or a tiny studio apartment, you should be able to find what you need here within a few months. And if that's too long to wait and you need to be out of your current home tomorrow, don't be afraid to get out your tent, polish up your bonfire knowledge, and set up camp on the beach while you look for rentals. Hey, you wanted to live by the water, right?

What Will a Rental Cost in Encinitas?

Like so many other coastal cities in Southern California, the cost of living in Encinitas is a bit, well, shocking. In fact, it's almost double the national average, and the housing cost is about quadruple the average for the US. So be prepared to leave the comfort of your reasonable budget, unless of course you're already used to the crazy cost of living that comes with cities on the beach. Just nod, smile, and try to keep it together until you get home; landlords usually frown on potential tenants screaming "Are you kidding me??" when they mention pricing.

How Should You Prepare?

Since the vacancy rate here is a rather low 6%, you'll have some competition when it comes to finding a home. After all, you didn't think you'd be the first person dreaming of living next to the beach, right? Just do everything you can to set yourself apart from the competition. If you can't present a great credit score, rental history, and references, you should at least have a winning smile! Oh, and a deposit. That helps, too.

Where to Live in Encinitas

If you want to live along the beach, the many miles of coastline you'll find in Encinitas may be exciting. Your wallet might not be as thrilled, since you can expect to pay a premium to smell that ocean air on your patio. If you need a little more space and want to save a little cash at the same time, moving to one of the many inland, suburban neighborhoods is a good idea. Here are some examples of what you'll get when you move to this city.

Leucadia: This is one of the more expensive neighborhoods here, and it's easy to see why. It's located right on the coast, with an urban feel and lots of high-rise apartments, studios, and smaller rental homes to choose from. It's conveniently close to the popular Interstate 5, and there are several shops, eateries, and hotels near the homes here. $$$$

Olivenhain: This area is on the east side of the city, which is ideal if you're looking to trade proximity to the beach for a cheaper price. Of course, the coast is still only a few minutes away, but this part of the city offers larger homes for a smaller cost. Plus, it's surrounded by parks and schools. Its vacancy rate is practically zero, though, so start looking fast if you want to live here. $$

Moonlight Beach: This is among the most popular beaches in Encinitas, so it makes sense that the area around it is a fairly expensive place to live. There is a mix of rental homes, apartments, and townhomes, and all tend to be on the small side. This urban area also encompasses the city hall, a hospital, and several parks and shopping centers. $$$$

Piraeus St and La Costa Ave: This area is next to Leucadia, set a little more inland on the other side of the 5 freeway. The atmosphere is a bit more suburban, with larger homes that are slightly more affordable than the ones along the coast. The beautiful Batiquitos Lagoon is just north of the area, reminding residents that the coast is not really far at all. Encinitas Ranch Golf Course is also set here, as are the requisite parks and schools for the many families that call this area home. $$$

Mountain Vista Dr and Village Park Way: This is another inland area toward the east side of the city, but it does retain more of an urban feel. You'll find lots of townhomes and large rental houses, along with some parks and schools. Plus, this area is within walking distance of some restaurants, bars, grocery stores, and major shopping centers. That means you've hit the jackpot if you like the idea of ditching your car every once in a while when you run errands. $$

Cardiff-by-the-Sea: This immensely popular area is on the southern coast of the city. It is especially well loved by surfers, who tend to gather at Cardiff Reef or Pipes for great waves. There are also tidal pools to check out, as well as a variety of rental homes just a few steps from the beach. $$$$

Living in Encinitas

The average commute time in this city is 28 minutes, which is exactly the same as the national average. This is pretty impressive given this city's location in what's practically the bad traffic capital of the country! A small percentage of residents either carpool or work from home, which might help with the traffic here. And not surprisingly, public transportation in this city is not exactly incredible, though the city bus does get some residents where they need to go.

As you might imagine, the main centerpiece of this city is the beach. More specifically, lots of people end up swimming, tanning, and generally relaxing at Moonlight State Beach just off Encinitas Blvd. The surfers seem to prefer Swami's Beach, which is why the Beach Boys included this spot in their song Surfin' U.S.A. Considering that there are 11 beaches here, you can rest assured you'll soon find your own favorite spot to hang out at once you move to Encinitas!

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How much is rent in Encinitas?
In Encinitas, the median rent is $1,741 for a studio, $1,928 for a 1-bedroom, $2,501 for a 2-bedroom, and $3,602 for a 3-bedroom. For more information on rental trends in Encinitas, check out our monthly Encinitas Rent Report.
What are the most popular neighborhoods in Encinitas?
Some of the most popular neighborhoods in Encinitas include Cardiff.
What colleges and universities are located in or around Encinitas?
Some of the colleges located in the Encinitas area include University of California-Irvine, University of California-San Diego, Concordia University-Irvine, Irvine Valley College, and Saddleback College. If you are looking for off-campus housing near your school, follow the links above to see apartment listings in the area.
What cities do people live in to commute to Encinitas?
Some of the nearby cities that people commute to Encinitas from include San Diego, Chula Vista, Irvine, Oceanside, and Escondido.

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