68 Cheap Apartments for rent in Encinitas, CA

Last updated November 20 at 3:01pm UTC
Results within 5 miles of Encinitas, CA
3422 Los Mochis Way
Lake Park
Oceanside, CA
Updated November 16 at 12:08pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
3431 Capalina Rd
San Marcos
San Marcos, CA
Updated November 4 at 5:11pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
4185 Tiberon Dr
Lake Park
Oceanside, CA
Updated November 19 at 11:25am UTC
2 Bedrooms
13754 Mango Drive
Del Mar Heights
Del Mar, CA
Updated November 18 at 1:22am UTC
1 Bedroom
2330 Hosp Way
Olde Carlsbad
Carlsbad, CA
Updated November 17 at 1:37am UTC
2 Bedrooms
3541 Paseo de Francisco, - 241
Mira Costa
Oceanside, CA
Updated November 9 at 12:21pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
Results within 10 miles of Encinitas, CA
2004 Glasgow Unit B
Encinitas, CA
Updated November 17 at 11:11am UTC
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November 2017 Encinitas Rent Report

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

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November 2017 Encinitas Rent Report

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

Encinitas rents increase sharply over the past month

Encinitas rents have increased 0.9% over the past month, and have increased slightly by 1.1% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Encinitas stand at $1,830 for a one-bedroom apartment and $2,380 for a two-bedroom. This is the third straight month that the city has seen rent increases after a decline in July. Encinitas' year-over-year rent growth lags the state average of 4.3%, as well as the national average of 2.7%.

Rents rising across the San Diego Metro

Throughout the past year, rent increases have been occurring not just in the city of Encinitas, but across the entire metro. Of the largest 10 cities that we have data for in the San Diego metro, all of them have seen prices rise. Here's a look at how rents compare across some of the largest cities in the metro.

  • El Cajon has the least expensive rents in the San Diego metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,650; the city has also experienced the fastest rent growth in the metro, with a year-over-year increase of 8.8%.
  • Carlsbad has the most expensive rents of the largest cities in the San Diego metro, with a two-bedroom median of $2,400; rents decreased 0.1% over the past month but were up 2.4% over the past year.

Many large cities nationwide show more affordable rents compared to Encinitas

As rents have increased slightly in Encinitas, large cities nationwide have seen rents grow more quickly. Compared to most large cities across the country, Encinitas is less affordable for renters.

  • Rents increased significantly in other cities across the state, with California as a whole logging rent growth of 4.3% over the past year. For example, rents have grown by 3.9% in Los Angeles, 3.0% in San Jose, and 1.8% in San Francisco.
  • Encinitas' median two-bedroom rent of $2,380 is above the national average of $1,160. Nationwide, rents have grown by 2.7% over the past year compared to the 1.1% increase in Encinitas.
  • While Encinitas' rents rose slightly over the past year, many cities nationwide saw more substantial increases, including Seattle (+4.2%), Phoenix (+4.1%), and Dallas (+2.6%).
  • 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 $1,550 $2,010 -0.3% 4.0%
Chula Vista $1,600 $2,070 -1.0% 5.6%
Oceanside $1,740 $2,260 -0.5% 4.3%
Escondido $1,410 $1,830 -0.4% 3.7%
Carlsbad $1,850 $2,400 -0.1% 2.4%
El Cajon $1,270 $1,650 -0.5% 8.8%
Vista $1,400 $1,810 0.2% 6.4%
San Marcos $1,500 $1,940 -0.4% 1.7%
Encinitas $1,830 $2,380 0.9% 1.1%
La Mesa $1,400 $1,820 -0.3% 5.5%
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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:

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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.