63 Apartments under 1600 for rent in Encinitas, CA

Last updated September 21 at 2:19PM
835 Cathy Lane
Encinitas, CA
Updated September 21 at 12:34PM
1 Bedroom
Results within 5 miles of Encinitas, CA
3455 Paseo de Alicia #12
Mira Costa
Oceanside, CA
Updated September 21 at 11:18AM
1 Bedroom
Results within 10 miles of Encinitas, CA
Vista, CA
Updated September 13 at 10:14AM
2 Bedrooms
2929 Fire Mountain Drive #24
Fire Mountain
Oceanside, CA
Updated September 21 at 12:14PM
1 Bedroom
1800 South Maple Street Unit 108
Kit Carson
Escondido, CA
Updated September 14 at 11:16AM
1 Bedroom
3738 Hickory Way
Oceanside, CA
Updated September 21 at 1:45AM
2 Bedrooms
2112 East Vista Way #23
Vista, CA
Updated September 14 at 11:22AM
1 Bedroom
Results within 20 miles of Encinitas, CA
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Rent Report

September 2017 Encinitas Rent Report

Welcome to the September 2017 Encinitas Rent Report. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Encinitas rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the state and nation.

Encinitas rents increased moderately over the past month

Encinitas rents have increased 0.4% over the past month, but are down slightly by 1.5% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Encinitas stand at $1,800 for a one-bedroom apartment and $2,340 for a two-bedroom. Encinitas' year-over-year rent growth lags the state average of 4.5%, as well as the national average of 3.0%.

Rents rising across cities in California

While rent decreases have been occurring in the city of Encinitas over the past year, cities in the rest of the state are seeing the opposite trend. Rents have risen in 9 of the largest 10 cities in the California for which we have data. The state as a whole logged rent growth of 4.5% 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 $3,070; of the 10 largest cities in the state that we have data for, Encinitas, where a two-bedroom goes for $2,340, is the only other major city besides Encinitas to see rents fall year-over-year (-1.5%).
  • Sacramento, Santa Ana, and Fresno have all experienced year-over-year growth above the state average (9.4%, 6.3%, and 6.3%, respectively).

Many large cities nationwide show more affordable rents compared to Encinitas

As rents have fallen in Encinitas, many large cities nationwide have seen prices increase, in some cases substantially. Compared to most large cities across the country, Encinitas is less affordable for renters.

  • Encinitas' median two-bedroom rent of $2,340 is above the national average of $1,160. Nationwide, rents have grown by 3.0% over the past year compared to the 1.5% decline in Encinitas.
  • While rents in Encinitas fell over the past year, many cities nationwide saw increases, including Seattle (+5.4%), Phoenix (+4.9%), and Denver (+3.0%).
  • Renters will generally find more expensive prices in Encinitas than most large cities. For example, Phoenix has a median 2BR rent of $1,020, where Encinitas is more than twice that price.

For more information check out our national report. You can also access our full data for cities and counties across the U.S. at this link.
City Median 1BR price Median 2BR price M/M price change Y/Y price change
San Diego $1,560 $2,020 0.6% 4.6%
Chula Vista $1,620 $2,100 0.4% 7.2%
Oceanside $1,750 $2,270 0.1% 5.6%
Escondido $1,410 $1,830 1.1% 3.7%
Carlsbad $1,840 $2,390 0.0% 2.8%
El Cajon $1,270 $1,650 1.1% 9.4%
Vista $1,390 $1,800 0.2% 5.3%
Encinitas $1,800 $2,340 0.4% -1.5%
La Mesa $1,410 $1,820 0.4% 6.6%

Methodology - Recent Updates:

Data from private listing sites, including our own, tends to skew toward luxury apartments, which introduces sample bias when estimates are calculated directly from these listings. To address these limitations, we’ve recently made major updates to our methodology, which we believe have greatly improved the accuracy and reliability of our estimates.

Read more about our new methodology below, or see a more detailed post here.


Apartment List is committed to making our rent estimates the best and most accurate available. To do this, we start with reliable median rent statistics from the Census Bureau, then extrapolate them forward to the current month using a growth rate calculated from our listing data. In doing so, we use a same-unit analysis similar to Case-Shiller’s approach, comparing only units that are available across both time periods to provide an accurate picture of rent growth in cities across the country.

Our approach corrects for the sample bias inherent in other private sources, producing results that are much closer to statistics published by the Census Bureau and HUD. Our methodology also allows us to construct a picture of rent growth over an extended period of time, with estimates that are updated each month.

Read more about our methodology here.

About Rent Reports:

Apartment List publishes monthly reports on rental trends for hundreds of cities across the U.S. We intend these reports to be a source of reliable information that help renters and policymakers make sound decisions, and we invest significant time and effort in gathering and analyzing rent data. Our work is covered regularly by journalists across the country.

We are continuously working to improve our methodology and data, with the goal of providing renters with the information that they need to make the best decisions.