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10 Units Available
Hidden Cove Apartments
910 Del Dios Hwy
Escondido, CA | Felicita
1 Bedroom
$1,605
724 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,770
956 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 01:58 PM
Convenient location for commuters just steps from the Avocado Highway (I-15). Residents live in units with laundry, hardwood floors, and garbage disposal. Community offers BBQ grill, pool, and parking.
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74 Units Available
Rowan
700 West Grand Avenue
Escondido, CA | Central Escondido
1 Bedroom
$2,275
715 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,620
1623 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$3,850
1916 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 01:46 PM
Rowan is a charming small community of apartments in Escondido. As believed by the Celts, a Rowan tree, or the Tree of Life, has the power to heal, protect, and enhance clarity and vision granting properties.
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6 Units Available
El Norte Villas
1051 W El Norte Pkwy
Escondido, CA | Country Club
1 Bedroom
$1,704
700 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,850
900 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 01:46 PM
1-2 bedrooms available just off Highway 15. All units offer fireplace, in-unit laundry, and balcony or patio vistas. Pool, gym, tennis court and hot tub on-site. Carport parking available.
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8 Units Available
Alcove
650 North Centre City Parkway
Escondido, CA | Central Escondido
1 Bedroom
$2,160
910 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,495
1215 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 01:46 PM
Envision a lush garden of life overgrown with passion and personality. Alcove tells the tale of a community in Escondido destined for the legendary.
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10 Units Available
Haven 76
2414 S Escondido Blvd
Escondido, CA | Kit Carson
1 Bedroom
$1,970
768 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,425
1109 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$2,880
1353 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 01:46 PM
With San Diego only a short drive down the I-15, residents here enjoy fully fitted kitchens, air conditioning and walk-in closets. The pet-friendly community also has a BBQ-grill, pool, gym and clubhouse.
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5 Units Available
Forest Glen
493 Beaumont Gln
Escondido, CA | North Broadway
1 Bedroom
$1,830
743 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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3 Bedrooms
$2,505
1200 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 01:45 PM
Enjoy living in our beautiful community! Country Quiet, City Close! Forest Glen Apartments affords the ultimate in relaxed town and country living.
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1 Unit Available
Juniper Terrace
1580 S Juniper St S
Escondido, CA | Central Escondido
2 Bedrooms
$2,025
1029 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 12:44 PM
This incredible community is minutes from area shopping and amenities. On-site gym, pool and grilling area. Extra storage provided. Newly renovated community with quartz countertops and stainless steel appliances.
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1 Unit Available
Elan River Village
1845 N Broadway
Escondido, CA | North Broadway
1 Bedroom
$1,550
692 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Last updated September 24 at 12:38 PM
Located in a wooded area near a creek. On-site grill area, pool, play area and fitness center. Bike to area attractions or the mountains. Apartments offer breakfast bars, wood-burning fireplaces, and large balconies and patios.
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1 Unit Available
Elán Riverwalk
1332 Morning View Dr
Escondido, CA | Central Escondido
1 Bedroom
$1,650
661 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Last updated September 24 at 12:34 PM
Enjoy homes with vaulted ceilings, fully-equipped kitchens and central air-conditioning in a pet-friendly community. Common amenities include covered parking, on-site laundry and a pool. Here you're minutes away from Highway 78.
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6 Units Available
Oak Hill Apartments
1302 Oak Hill Dr
Escondido, CA | Midway
1 Bedroom
$1,470
810 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,930
970 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated September 24 at 12:28 PM
Oak Hill offers 1, 2 and 3 Bedroom Apartments for rent in Escondido, CA. Tucked into a hillside between Highway 78 and Interstate 15, Oak Hill is the perfect blend of comfort and convenience. Security deposit $450.
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1 Unit Available
The Willows
2460 Bear Valley Pkwy
Escondido, CA | East Grove
2 Bedrooms
$1,915
999 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated September 24 at 12:25 PM
Come home to The Willows and enjoy the advantages of spacious apartments and ample parking. We have a wide variety of living spaces to choose from, all with large closets and modern amenities.
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1 Unit Available
Linda Vista Village
965 W Lincoln Ave
Escondido, CA | Central Escondido
1 Bedroom
$1,495
616 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Last updated September 24 at 12:08 PM
A modern community with plenty of interior upgrades. On-site BBQ area, on-site management, and assigned parking. Units have a private balcony or patio. Several floor plans and buildings to choose from. Pet-friendly.
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7 Units Available
Reidy Creek Apartments
1350 Morning View Dr
Escondido, CA | Central Escondido
1 Bedroom
$1,575
645 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,780
960 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 12:03 PM
Units include carpet and plank flooring, garage with an automatic opener, and a fireplace. On-site community with clubhouse, spa, tennis court, and pool. Near the Del Norte Plaza Shopping Center and I-15.
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6 Units Available
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515 Meander Glen
Escondido, CA | Central Escondido
1 Bedroom
$1,850
861 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,200
1180 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated September 24 at 03:47 AM
Residents are just a short walk from the retail and dining outlets at Civic Center Plaza Shopping Center. Amenities include an onsite gym, pool, hot tub and controlled-access garage parking. Units feature walk in closets.
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22 Units Available
Solana at Grand
1501 E Grand Ave
Escondido, CA | Midway
Studio
$1,395
440 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,550
646 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,685
968 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 03:48 AM
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8 Units Available
Alta Vista
1245 Morning View Dr
Escondido, CA | Central Escondido
1 Bedroom
$2,054
759 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,241
1006 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$3,132
1528 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 03:47 AM
Luxurious units feature washers and dryers, private patios or balconies, and hardwood floors. Community boasts 24-hour maintenance, pool, parking and gym. Located in Escondido, just minutes from schools, parks and shopping.
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11 Units Available
Emerald Glen
1361 W 9th Ave
Escondido, CA | Felicita
1 Bedroom
$1,825
664 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,095
869 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 03:47 AM
Excellent location close to I-15, the Avocado Highway. Resort-like communal amenities include 24-hour gym, parking, pool and tennis and volleyball courts. Units feature laundry, fireplace, and patio or balcony.
1 Unit Available
1060 W Lincoln Avenue
1060 West Lincoln Avenue
Escondido, CA | Central Escondido
2 Bedrooms
$1,825
1100 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated September 24 at 01:52 PM
**Remodeled 2 Bedroom Single Story Home in Escondido** Beautifully remodeled 2 bedroom home with 1 bathrooms. This home has tile flooring throughout. The kitchen has been completely remodeled with brand new cabinetry and granite counter tops.
1 Unit Available
164 Cityscape Glen
164 Cityscape Glen
Escondido, CA | Midway
4 Bedrooms
$3,300
2100 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 10:54 AM
4 Bedroom / 3 Bathroom Single Family home in the heart of Escondido!
1 Unit Available
2109 Woodglen Place
2109 Woodglen Place
Escondido, CA | North Broadway
3 Bedrooms
$2,400
1269 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 09:42 AM
2109 Woodglen Place Available 09/26/20 Three Bedroom Twin Home Available in North Escondido - Well maintained three bedroom, two bathroom twin home in desirable Escondido neighborhood available September 26th.
1 Unit Available
2506 Wanek Rd D
2506 Wanek Road
Escondido, CA | East Grove
2 Bedrooms
$1,675
944 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 09:42 AM
Unit D Available 10/03/20 Beautiful Townhouse - Escondido - Property Id: 136652 Beautiful 2 bedroom 1 bath, attached 1 car garage, & 1 assigned parking spot close to entrance. * Freshly painted in soft grey.
1 Unit Available
495 Bancroft Gln
495 Bancroft Glen
Escondido, CA | East Grove
2 Bedrooms
$2,100
1154 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 09:42 AM
2 Bedroom Townhouse - Property Id: 343199 Message to come take a look today! Cozy Corner Unit that is close to community clubhouse, pool and jaccuzi. Quiet East side of Escondido. Half hour from the beach. Walking trails.
1 Unit Available
475 N Midway Dr 148
475 North Midway Drive
Escondido, CA | Midway
2 Bedrooms
$1,798
896 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 09:42 AM
2 Bed room, 2 Bath condo, gated community w/ pool - Property Id: 296641 This is 2 bed room, 2 full bath condo that is located 475 N. Midway Dr. downstairs unit.
1 Unit Available
2065 Camino Dr
2065 Camino Drive
Escondido, CA | Country Club
4 Bedrooms
$3,350
1900 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 09:42 AM
beautiful House at country club in Escondido - Property Id: 331770 very quiet and safe neighborhood to raise your family in very nice 4 bed 3.5 bath 2 car garage with mountain view and lot's of upgrades. Apply at TurboTenant: http://rental.
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How much is rent in Escondido?
In Escondido, the median rent is $1,309 for a studio, $1,449 for a 1-bedroom, $1,880 for a 2-bedroom, and $2,708 for a 3-bedroom. For more information on rental trends in Escondido, check out our monthly Escondido Rent Report.
How much is rent in Escondido?
In Escondido, the median rent is $1,309 for a studio, $1,449 for a 1-bedroom, $1,880 for a 2-bedroom, and $2,708 for a 3-bedroom. For more information on rental trends in Escondido, check out our monthly Escondido Rent Report.
How can I find a pet-friendly apartment in Escondido?
You can use the pet-friendly filter to find Escondido apartments that allow pets.
How can I find a pet-friendly apartment in Escondido?
You can use the pet-friendly filter to find Escondido apartments that allow pets.
How can I tour apartments during the COVID-19 pandemic?
While some Escondido 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 can I tour apartments during the COVID-19 pandemic?
While some Escondido 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.
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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 Escondido.
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How can I find off-campus housing in Escondido?
You can use the off-campus housing filters to find apartments near colleges located in or around Escondido. Some of the colleges and universities in the area include University of California-Irvine, University of California-Riverside, University of California-San Diego, Concordia University-Irvine, and Irvine Valley College.
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You can use the off-campus housing filters to find apartments near colleges located in or around Escondido. Some of the colleges and universities in the area include University of California-Irvine, University of California-Riverside, University of California-San Diego, Concordia University-Irvine, and Irvine Valley College.

Median Rent in Escondido

Last updated Aug. 2020
The median rent for a 1 bedroom apartment in Escondido is $1,449, while the median rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,880.
Studio
$1,309
1 Bed
$1,449
2 Beds
$1,880
3+ Beds
$2,708
City GuideEscondido
"The Road to Escondido" is a Grammy-winning blues album by Eric Clapton and J.J. Cale that tips its hat to the city where the two artists have crossed paths.
"The Road to Escondido" is a Grammy-winning blues album by Eric Clapton and J.J. Cale that tips its hat to the city where the two artists have crossed paths.

Escondido sits in a shallow valley hemmed by rocky hills in the heart of northern San Diego County. A hundred miles south of Los Angeles and 30 miles north of San Diego, it is home to over 143,000 people across an elongated area of 37 square miles. But first, you need to find an apartment up in the hills, by the lake, in golf central, or in downtown? Decisions, decisions.

Finding an Apartment

What's it Cost?

With the California beaches just 30 miles away, Escondido apartments and house rentals are not for the faint of heart, especially if you venture to the scenic northern and southern parts of the city. The cost of living is 27% higher than the national average, but still cheaper than the rest of San Diego County.

Bring the Pets

Heres the good news: there are plenty of pet-friendly apartments in Escondido. If you want to relocate with Fluffy or Rutherford, you'll probably have to plunk down a higher security deposit, but no more than the maximum under California law (more on that later!).

Securing the Deal

The landlord will usually require the contact details of your current and former employers and landlords, your social security number, drivers license number, bank account numbers, and credit account numbers for credit references. The rental application might include your authorization granting him a copy of your credit report. Be smart and ask for a copy of the document, as well. In case of a rental application screening fee, you cant be charged more than $44.51, and the landlord must give you a receipt itemizing the expenses. For a security deposit, the legal maximum is equivalent to two months rent for unfurnished units and three months rent for furnished residences.

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What's it Cost?

With the California beaches just 30 miles away, Escondido apartments and house rentals are not for the faint of heart, especially if you venture to the scenic northern and southern parts of the city. The cost of living is 27% higher than the national average, but still cheaper than the rest of San Diego County.

Bring the Pets

Heres the good news: there are plenty of pet-friendly apartments in Escondido. If you want to relocate with Fluffy or Rutherford, you'll probably have to plunk down a higher security deposit, but no more than the maximum under California law (more on that later!).

Securing the Deal

The landlord will usually require the contact details of your current and former employers and landlords, your social security number, drivers license number, bank account numbers, and credit account numbers for credit references. The rental application might include your authorization granting him a copy of your credit report. Be smart and ask for a copy of the document, as well. In case of a rental application screening fee, you cant be charged more than $44.51, and the landlord must give you a receipt itemizing the expenses. For a security deposit, the legal maximum is equivalent to two months rent for unfurnished units and three months rent for furnished residences.

Neighborhoods

Communities in Escondido are as varied as its terrain. The farther you move from the center of the city, where the downtown is, the more expensive it generally is.

Downtown: With cafes, restaurants and galleries mushrooming in recent years, the bustling urban center has become a playground not just for the locals, but for the residents of neighboring cities, too. The famous California Center for the Arts rules the cultural roost from the expansive Grape Day Park, site of the yearly Bacchanalian harvesting of vino. Hot rods and vintage wheels hit the main drag every Friday night of late spring to summer, a big to-do for the city. If the string of shops and boutiques - several selling artisan crafts and jewelry - isn't enough to satisfy your retail fix, then the massive Escondido Promenade just minutes away should suffice.

Old Escondido: The only historic district in North San Diego County. From stately Victorian mansions and cozy Craftsman bungalows, to elegant Art Deco homes, the architectural gems date as far back as the mid-1880s. If you like living in a storybook, be ready to pay a little more than a place in downtown, which is within walking distance.

Jesmond Dene: Head to the hilly northern tip of Escondido where the great outdoors is calling. Navigate the 10-mile bicycle loop or tee off at any of the golf courses nearby, including the next door town of Hidden Meadows. Accessibility-wise, Interstate 15 on the western border links you with the rest of Southern California, but be sure to have plenty of gas money for the 5-mile trips downtown, where the shops are.

Country Club Lane: Open spaces up north, fairways nearby, and spacious apartment villas - the name says it all.

San Pasqual: This neighborhood, laid out in a winding maze of cul-de-sacs and Mediterranean-style homes at the southern end of Escondido, overlooks the San Pasqual Valley. The suburban highlife includes regular jaunts to the Westfield Shopping Mall, time at the Kit Carson Park, and wine tastings at the popular Orfila Vineyards.

Kit Carson: Anchored by its namesake park. Rent here is more affordable than the adjacent San Pasqual community.

Vineyard, aka Harmony Grove: If you don't mind living near clusters of mobile homes, you might want to take a second look at this area, bound by I-15 to the east and 78 to the north. When all the traffic gets to you, cruise down to Elfin Recreational Reserve.

North Broadway: Just north of downtown, the rentals here cover a wider price rang. Go east along El Norte Parkway, and the area becomes more densely populated.

Eureka Ranch: This is a neighborhood in the northeastern fringe of the city, with Lake Dixon nearby for camping and fishing.

Lake Hodges: Scenes of mountains and the lake make this a prime residential enclave in the southern edge of Escondido. Spacious single-story ranch and luxurious Tuscan homes in this area.

Neighborhoods
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Communities in Escondido are as varied as its terrain. The farther you move from the center of the city, where the downtown is, the more expensive it generally is.

Downtown: With cafes, restaurants and galleries mushrooming in recent years, the bustling urban center has become a playground not just for the locals, but for the residents of neighboring cities, too. The famous California Center for the Arts rules the cultural roost from the expansive Grape Day Park, site of the yearly Bacchanalian harvesting of vino. Hot rods and vintage wheels hit the main drag every Friday night of late spring to summer, a big to-do for the city. If the string of shops and boutiques - several selling artisan crafts and jewelry - isn't enough to satisfy your retail fix, then the massive Escondido Promenade just minutes away should suffice.

Old Escondido: The only historic district in North San Diego County. From stately Victorian mansions and cozy Craftsman bungalows, to elegant Art Deco homes, the architectural gems date as far back as the mid-1880s. If you like living in a storybook, be ready to pay a little more than a place in downtown, which is within walking distance.

Jesmond Dene: Head to the hilly northern tip of Escondido where the great outdoors is calling. Navigate the 10-mile bicycle loop or tee off at any of the golf courses nearby, including the next door town of Hidden Meadows. Accessibility-wise, Interstate 15 on the western border links you with the rest of Southern California, but be sure to have plenty of gas money for the 5-mile trips downtown, where the shops are.

Country Club Lane: Open spaces up north, fairways nearby, and spacious apartment villas - the name says it all.

San Pasqual: This neighborhood, laid out in a winding maze of cul-de-sacs and Mediterranean-style homes at the southern end of Escondido, overlooks the San Pasqual Valley. The suburban highlife includes regular jaunts to the Westfield Shopping Mall, time at the Kit Carson Park, and wine tastings at the popular Orfila Vineyards.

Kit Carson: Anchored by its namesake park. Rent here is more affordable than the adjacent San Pasqual community.

Vineyard, aka Harmony Grove: If you don't mind living near clusters of mobile homes, you might want to take a second look at this area, bound by I-15 to the east and 78 to the north. When all the traffic gets to you, cruise down to Elfin Recreational Reserve.

North Broadway: Just north of downtown, the rentals here cover a wider price rang. Go east along El Norte Parkway, and the area becomes more densely populated.

Eureka Ranch: This is a neighborhood in the northeastern fringe of the city, with Lake Dixon nearby for camping and fishing.

Lake Hodges: Scenes of mountains and the lake make this a prime residential enclave in the southern edge of Escondido. Spacious single-story ranch and luxurious Tuscan homes in this area.

Living in Escondido

Like most Californians, Escondido residents get around in cars. The local bus system Breeze covers the city, while the light rail line called the Sprinter runs along a 22-mile section of Highway 78, making more than a dozen short stops along the way. And 511, a 24-hour free phone and web service, is a great resource for up-to-the-minute traffic news, public transportation service schedules, carpool referrals, and advisories for bikers in the San Diego region.

One thing Escondido locals don't have is the option to get bored, not when you have 15 parks, 6 golf courses, a weekly farmers market known among the regions gourmets, thrift stores lining Escondido Boulevard, and countless restaurants and cafes to enjoy. The Center for the Arts and the neighboring San Diego Zoo Safari Park are also favorite haunts.

Living in Escondido
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Like most Californians, Escondido residents get around in cars. The local bus system Breeze covers the city, while the light rail line called the Sprinter runs along a 22-mile section of Highway 78, making more than a dozen short stops along the way. And 511, a 24-hour free phone and web service, is a great resource for up-to-the-minute traffic news, public transportation service schedules, carpool referrals, and advisories for bikers in the San Diego region.

One thing Escondido locals don't have is the option to get bored, not when you have 15 parks, 6 golf courses, a weekly farmers market known among the regions gourmets, thrift stores lining Escondido Boulevard, and countless restaurants and cafes to enjoy. The Center for the Arts and the neighboring San Diego Zoo Safari Park are also favorite haunts.

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City GuideEscondido
"The Road to Escondido" is a Grammy-winning blues album by Eric Clapton and J.J. Cale that tips its hat to the city where the two artists have crossed paths.
"The Road to Escondido" is a Grammy-winning blues album by Eric Clapton and J.J. Cale that tips its hat to the city where the two artists have crossed paths.

Escondido sits in a shallow valley hemmed by rocky hills in the heart of northern San Diego County. A hundred miles south of Los Angeles and 30 miles north of San Diego, it is home to over 143,000 people across an elongated area of 37 square miles. But first, you need to find an apartment up in the hills, by the lake, in golf central, or in downtown? Decisions, decisions.

Finding an Apartment

What's it Cost?

With the California beaches just 30 miles away, Escondido apartments and house rentals are not for the faint of heart, especially if you venture to the scenic northern and southern parts of the city. The cost of living is 27% higher than the national average, but still cheaper than the rest of San Diego County.

Bring the Pets

Heres the good news: there are plenty of pet-friendly apartments in Escondido. If you want to relocate with Fluffy or Rutherford, you'll probably have to plunk down a higher security deposit, but no more than the maximum under California law (more on that later!).

Securing the Deal

The landlord will usually require the contact details of your current and former employers and landlords, your social security number, drivers license number, bank account numbers, and credit account numbers for credit references. The rental application might include your authorization granting him a copy of your credit report. Be smart and ask for a copy of the document, as well. In case of a rental application screening fee, you cant be charged more than $44.51, and the landlord must give you a receipt itemizing the expenses. For a security deposit, the legal maximum is equivalent to two months rent for unfurnished units and three months rent for furnished residences.

Finding an Apartment
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What's it Cost?

With the California beaches just 30 miles away, Escondido apartments and house rentals are not for the faint of heart, especially if you venture to the scenic northern and southern parts of the city. The cost of living is 27% higher than the national average, but still cheaper than the rest of San Diego County.

Bring the Pets

Heres the good news: there are plenty of pet-friendly apartments in Escondido. If you want to relocate with Fluffy or Rutherford, you'll probably have to plunk down a higher security deposit, but no more than the maximum under California law (more on that later!).

Securing the Deal

The landlord will usually require the contact details of your current and former employers and landlords, your social security number, drivers license number, bank account numbers, and credit account numbers for credit references. The rental application might include your authorization granting him a copy of your credit report. Be smart and ask for a copy of the document, as well. In case of a rental application screening fee, you cant be charged more than $44.51, and the landlord must give you a receipt itemizing the expenses. For a security deposit, the legal maximum is equivalent to two months rent for unfurnished units and three months rent for furnished residences.

Neighborhoods

Communities in Escondido are as varied as its terrain. The farther you move from the center of the city, where the downtown is, the more expensive it generally is.

Downtown: With cafes, restaurants and galleries mushrooming in recent years, the bustling urban center has become a playground not just for the locals, but for the residents of neighboring cities, too. The famous California Center for the Arts rules the cultural roost from the expansive Grape Day Park, site of the yearly Bacchanalian harvesting of vino. Hot rods and vintage wheels hit the main drag every Friday night of late spring to summer, a big to-do for the city. If the string of shops and boutiques - several selling artisan crafts and jewelry - isn't enough to satisfy your retail fix, then the massive Escondido Promenade just minutes away should suffice.

Old Escondido: The only historic district in North San Diego County. From stately Victorian mansions and cozy Craftsman bungalows, to elegant Art Deco homes, the architectural gems date as far back as the mid-1880s. If you like living in a storybook, be ready to pay a little more than a place in downtown, which is within walking distance.

Jesmond Dene: Head to the hilly northern tip of Escondido where the great outdoors is calling. Navigate the 10-mile bicycle loop or tee off at any of the golf courses nearby, including the next door town of Hidden Meadows. Accessibility-wise, Interstate 15 on the western border links you with the rest of Southern California, but be sure to have plenty of gas money for the 5-mile trips downtown, where the shops are.

Country Club Lane: Open spaces up north, fairways nearby, and spacious apartment villas - the name says it all.

San Pasqual: This neighborhood, laid out in a winding maze of cul-de-sacs and Mediterranean-style homes at the southern end of Escondido, overlooks the San Pasqual Valley. The suburban highlife includes regular jaunts to the Westfield Shopping Mall, time at the Kit Carson Park, and wine tastings at the popular Orfila Vineyards.

Kit Carson: Anchored by its namesake park. Rent here is more affordable than the adjacent San Pasqual community.

Vineyard, aka Harmony Grove: If you don't mind living near clusters of mobile homes, you might want to take a second look at this area, bound by I-15 to the east and 78 to the north. When all the traffic gets to you, cruise down to Elfin Recreational Reserve.

North Broadway: Just north of downtown, the rentals here cover a wider price rang. Go east along El Norte Parkway, and the area becomes more densely populated.

Eureka Ranch: This is a neighborhood in the northeastern fringe of the city, with Lake Dixon nearby for camping and fishing.

Lake Hodges: Scenes of mountains and the lake make this a prime residential enclave in the southern edge of Escondido. Spacious single-story ranch and luxurious Tuscan homes in this area.

Neighborhoods
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Communities in Escondido are as varied as its terrain. The farther you move from the center of the city, where the downtown is, the more expensive it generally is.

Downtown: With cafes, restaurants and galleries mushrooming in recent years, the bustling urban center has become a playground not just for the locals, but for the residents of neighboring cities, too. The famous California Center for the Arts rules the cultural roost from the expansive Grape Day Park, site of the yearly Bacchanalian harvesting of vino. Hot rods and vintage wheels hit the main drag every Friday night of late spring to summer, a big to-do for the city. If the string of shops and boutiques - several selling artisan crafts and jewelry - isn't enough to satisfy your retail fix, then the massive Escondido Promenade just minutes away should suffice.

Old Escondido: The only historic district in North San Diego County. From stately Victorian mansions and cozy Craftsman bungalows, to elegant Art Deco homes, the architectural gems date as far back as the mid-1880s. If you like living in a storybook, be ready to pay a little more than a place in downtown, which is within walking distance.

Jesmond Dene: Head to the hilly northern tip of Escondido where the great outdoors is calling. Navigate the 10-mile bicycle loop or tee off at any of the golf courses nearby, including the next door town of Hidden Meadows. Accessibility-wise, Interstate 15 on the western border links you with the rest of Southern California, but be sure to have plenty of gas money for the 5-mile trips downtown, where the shops are.

Country Club Lane: Open spaces up north, fairways nearby, and spacious apartment villas - the name says it all.

San Pasqual: This neighborhood, laid out in a winding maze of cul-de-sacs and Mediterranean-style homes at the southern end of Escondido, overlooks the San Pasqual Valley. The suburban highlife includes regular jaunts to the Westfield Shopping Mall, time at the Kit Carson Park, and wine tastings at the popular Orfila Vineyards.

Kit Carson: Anchored by its namesake park. Rent here is more affordable than the adjacent San Pasqual community.

Vineyard, aka Harmony Grove: If you don't mind living near clusters of mobile homes, you might want to take a second look at this area, bound by I-15 to the east and 78 to the north. When all the traffic gets to you, cruise down to Elfin Recreational Reserve.

North Broadway: Just north of downtown, the rentals here cover a wider price rang. Go east along El Norte Parkway, and the area becomes more densely populated.

Eureka Ranch: This is a neighborhood in the northeastern fringe of the city, with Lake Dixon nearby for camping and fishing.

Lake Hodges: Scenes of mountains and the lake make this a prime residential enclave in the southern edge of Escondido. Spacious single-story ranch and luxurious Tuscan homes in this area.

Living in Escondido

Like most Californians, Escondido residents get around in cars. The local bus system Breeze covers the city, while the light rail line called the Sprinter runs along a 22-mile section of Highway 78, making more than a dozen short stops along the way. And 511, a 24-hour free phone and web service, is a great resource for up-to-the-minute traffic news, public transportation service schedules, carpool referrals, and advisories for bikers in the San Diego region.

One thing Escondido locals don't have is the option to get bored, not when you have 15 parks, 6 golf courses, a weekly farmers market known among the regions gourmets, thrift stores lining Escondido Boulevard, and countless restaurants and cafes to enjoy. The Center for the Arts and the neighboring San Diego Zoo Safari Park are also favorite haunts.

Living in Escondido
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Like most Californians, Escondido residents get around in cars. The local bus system Breeze covers the city, while the light rail line called the Sprinter runs along a 22-mile section of Highway 78, making more than a dozen short stops along the way. And 511, a 24-hour free phone and web service, is a great resource for up-to-the-minute traffic news, public transportation service schedules, carpool referrals, and advisories for bikers in the San Diego region.

One thing Escondido locals don't have is the option to get bored, not when you have 15 parks, 6 golf courses, a weekly farmers market known among the regions gourmets, thrift stores lining Escondido Boulevard, and countless restaurants and cafes to enjoy. The Center for the Arts and the neighboring San Diego Zoo Safari Park are also favorite haunts.

Rent Report
Escondido

September 2020 Escondido Rent Report

Welcome to the September 2020 Escondido Rent Report. Escondido rents declined over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Escondido rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the metro, state, and nation.

Escondido rents declined over the past month

Escondido rents have remained flat over the past month, however, they have increased slightly by 1.2% year-over-year. Currently, median rents in Escondido stand at $1,450 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,881 for a two-bedroom. Escondido's year-over-year rent growth leads the state average of 0.1%, as well as the national average of 0.3%.

    Rents rising across the San Diego Metro

    Throughout the past year, rent increases have been occurring not just in the city of Escondido, but across the entire metro. Of the largest 10 cities that we have data for in the San Diego metro, 8 of them have seen prices rise. Here's a look at how rents compare across some of the largest cities in the metro.

    • National City has seen rents fall by 2.9% over the past year, the biggest drop in the metro. It also has the least expensive rents in the San Diego metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,324.
    • Encinitas has seen the fastest rent growth in the metro, with a year-over-year increase of 3.5%. The median two-bedroom there costs $2,491, while one-bedrooms go for $1,920.
    • Carlsbad has the most expensive rents of the largest cities in the San Diego metro, with a two-bedroom median of $2,542; rents were up 0.1% over the past month and 3.3% over the past year.

    Many large cities nationwide show more affordable rents compared to Escondido

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

    • Though California's growth as a whole has held steady over the past year, cities across the state have seen both increases and decreases. For example, rents have fallen by 1.2% in Los Angeles.
    • Escondido's median two-bedroom rent of $1,881 is above the national average of $1,195. Nationwide, rents have held steady over the past year.
    • While Escondido's rents rose slightly over the past year, the city of Phoenix also saw an increase of 1.7%.
    • Renters will generally find more expensive prices in Escondido than most large cities. For example, Phoenix has a median 2BR rent of $1,107, where Escondido is more than one-and-a-half times 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 Rent
    Median 2BR Rent
    M/M Rent Growth
    Y/Y Rent Growth
    San Diego
    $1,570
    $2,040
    0.1%
    0
    Chula Vista
    $1,670
    $2,170
    0.6%
    0.4%
    Oceanside
    $1,820
    $2,360
    0.2%
    2.2%
    Escondido
    $1,450
    $1,880
    -0.1%
    1.2%
    Carlsbad
    $1,960
    $2,540
    0.1%
    3.3%
    El Cajon
    $1,280
    $1,660
    0
    -1.7%
    Vista
    $1,450
    $1,880
    0.4%
    0.6%
    San Marcos
    $1,560
    $2,020
    -0.1%
    1%
    Encinitas
    $1,920
    $2,490
    -0.1%
    3.5%
    National City
    $1,020
    $1,320
    0.2%
    -2.9%
    La Mesa
    $1,450
    $1,880
    0.3%
    0.6%
    Spring Valley
    $1,370
    $1,770
    0.4%
    -1.8%
    Coronado
    $2,980
    $3,860
    0.5%
    1.4%
    Solana Beach
    $2,340
    $3,040
    1.2%
    5.2%
    See More

    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.

    Methodology:

    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.

    Read More

    September 2020 Escondido Rent Report

    Welcome to the September 2020 Escondido Rent Report. Escondido rents declined over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Escondido rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the metro, state, and nation.

    View full Rent Report

    September 2020 Escondido Rent Report

    Welcome to the September 2020 Escondido Rent Report. Escondido rents declined over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Escondido rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the metro, state, and nation.

    Escondido rents declined over the past month

    Escondido rents have remained flat over the past month, however, they have increased slightly by 1.2% year-over-year. Currently, median rents in Escondido stand at $1,450 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,881 for a two-bedroom. Escondido's year-over-year rent growth leads the state average of 0.1%, as well as the national average of 0.3%.

      Rents rising across the San Diego Metro

      Throughout the past year, rent increases have been occurring not just in the city of Escondido, but across the entire metro. Of the largest 10 cities that we have data for in the San Diego metro, 8 of them have seen prices rise. Here's a look at how rents compare across some of the largest cities in the metro.

      • National City has seen rents fall by 2.9% over the past year, the biggest drop in the metro. It also has the least expensive rents in the San Diego metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,324.
      • Encinitas has seen the fastest rent growth in the metro, with a year-over-year increase of 3.5%. The median two-bedroom there costs $2,491, while one-bedrooms go for $1,920.
      • Carlsbad has the most expensive rents of the largest cities in the San Diego metro, with a two-bedroom median of $2,542; rents were up 0.1% over the past month and 3.3% over the past year.

      Many large cities nationwide show more affordable rents compared to Escondido

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

      • Though California's growth as a whole has held steady over the past year, cities across the state have seen both increases and decreases. For example, rents have fallen by 1.2% in Los Angeles.
      • Escondido's median two-bedroom rent of $1,881 is above the national average of $1,195. Nationwide, rents have held steady over the past year.
      • While Escondido's rents rose slightly over the past year, the city of Phoenix also saw an increase of 1.7%.
      • Renters will generally find more expensive prices in Escondido than most large cities. For example, Phoenix has a median 2BR rent of $1,107, where Escondido is more than one-and-a-half times 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 Rent
      Median 2BR Rent
      M/M Rent Growth
      Y/Y Rent Growth
      San Diego
      $1,570
      $2,040
      0.1%
      0
      Chula Vista
      $1,670
      $2,170
      0.6%
      0.4%
      Oceanside
      $1,820
      $2,360
      0.2%
      2.2%
      Escondido
      $1,450
      $1,880
      -0.1%
      1.2%
      Carlsbad
      $1,960
      $2,540
      0.1%
      3.3%
      El Cajon
      $1,280
      $1,660
      0
      -1.7%
      Vista
      $1,450
      $1,880
      0.4%
      0.6%
      San Marcos
      $1,560
      $2,020
      -0.1%
      1%
      Encinitas
      $1,920
      $2,490
      -0.1%
      3.5%
      National City
      $1,020
      $1,320
      0.2%
      -2.9%
      La Mesa
      $1,450
      $1,880
      0.3%
      0.6%
      Spring Valley
      $1,370
      $1,770
      0.4%
      -1.8%
      Coronado
      $2,980
      $3,860
      0.5%
      1.4%
      Solana Beach
      $2,340
      $3,040
      1.2%
      5.2%
      See More

      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.

      Methodology:

      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.

      Escondido Renter Confidence Survey
      National study of renter’s satisfaction with their cities and states

      Here’s how Escondido ranks on:

      D
      Overall satisfaction
      C+
      Safety and crime rate
      C+
      Jobs and career opportunities
      D
      Recreational activities
      C-
      Affordability
      C
      Quality of schools
      A-
      Weather
      C-
      Commute time
      C-
      State and local taxes
      C-
      Public transit
      C
      Pet-friendliness

      Overview of Findings

      Apartment List has released results for Escondido from the second annual Apartment List Renter Satisfaction Survey. The survey, which drew on responses from over 30,000 renters, provides insight into what states and cities must do to meet the needs of the 105 million American renters nationwide.

      “Escondido renters expressed low satisfaction with their city,” says Andrew Woo, Director of Data Science at Apartment List. “They rated most categories with below-average scores.”

      Key findings in Escondido include the following:

      • Escondido renters give their city a D overall for satisfaction.
      • The highest-rated category for Escondido was the weather, which received an A- score.
      • Categories like safety (C+) and local job and career opportunities (C+) received just below average scores.
      • Areas of larger concern included the quality of local schools (C), affordability (C-), and commute times (C-).
      • Overall, renters in Escondido were less satisfied than those in other California cities like Oceanside (A-), Irvine (A+), and El Cajon (B).
      • The top rated cities nationwide for renter satisfaction included Arlington, VA; Lincoln, NE; Pasadena, CA; Boston, MA; and Madison, WI. The lowest rated cities included Newark, NJ; Bronx, NY; Bridgeport, CT; Baltimore, MD; and Salinas, CA.
      View our national survey results here.
      Read More

      Renter Confidence Survey

      Apartment List has released results for Escondido from the second annual Apartment List Renter Satisfaction Survey. The survey, which drew on responses from over 30,000 renters, provides insight into what states and cities must do to meet the needs of the 105 million American renters nationwide.

      “Escondido renters expressed low satisfaction with their city,” says Andrew Woo, Director of D...

      View full Escondido Renter Survey

      Here’s how Escondido ranks on:

      D
      Overall satisfaction
      C+
      Safety and crime rate
      C+
      Jobs and career opportunities
      D
      Recreational activities
      C-
      Affordability
      C
      Quality of schools
      A-
      Weather
      C-
      Commute time
      C-
      State and local taxes
      C-
      Public transit
      C
      Pet-friendliness

      Overview of Findings

      Apartment List has released results for Escondido from the second annual Apartment List Renter Satisfaction Survey. The survey, which drew on responses from over 30,000 renters, provides insight into what states and cities must do to meet the needs of the 105 million American renters nationwide.

      “Escondido renters expressed low satisfaction with their city,” says Andrew Woo, Director of Data Science at Apartment List. “They rated most categories with below-average scores.”

      Key findings in Escondido include the following:

      • Escondido renters give their city a D overall for satisfaction.
      • The highest-rated category for Escondido was the weather, which received an A- score.
      • Categories like safety (C+) and local job and career opportunities (C+) received just below average scores.
      • Areas of larger concern included the quality of local schools (C), affordability (C-), and commute times (C-).
      • Overall, renters in Escondido were less satisfied than those in other California cities like Oceanside (A-), Irvine (A+), and El Cajon (B).
      • The top rated cities nationwide for renter satisfaction included Arlington, VA; Lincoln, NE; Pasadena, CA; Boston, MA; and Madison, WI. The lowest rated cities included Newark, NJ; Bronx, NY; Bridgeport, CT; Baltimore, MD; and Salinas, CA.
      View our national survey results here.