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108 apartments for rent near Escondido, CA

Hidden Cove Apartments
910 Del Dios Hwy
1 Bed
$1,529
2 Bed
$1,649
El Norte Villas
1051 W El Norte Pkwy
1 Bed
$1,570
2 Bed
$1,698
Alta Vista
1245 Morning View Dr
1 Bed
$1,611
2 Bed
$2,107
3 Bed
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Haven 76
2414 S Escondido Blvd
1 Bed
$1,999
2 Bed
$2,299
3 Bed
$2,799
475 N. Midway Drive, #256
Midway
4 Bed
$1,850
1237 Rachel Cir
Country Club
3 Bed
$2,400
841 Hidden View Ln
East Grove
4 Bed
$3,195
3547 Via Loma Vista
Lake Hodges
3 Bed
$5,950
3547 Via Loma Vista
Lake Hodges
4 Bed
$5,950
1651 S Juniper St #236
Central Escondido
3 Bed
$1,750
3132 Olive Knoll Pl
Cloverdale
4 Bed
$2,995
342 W 15th Ave
Central Escondido
2 Bed
$1,650
2112 Royal Lytham
Country Club
3 Bed
$2,295
16221 Highland Mesa Dr
Escondido
4 Bed
$5,400
1141 Idaho Avenue
East Valley
5 Bed
$3,150
1010 Crystal Springs Pl
Central Escondido
3 Bed
$2,400
Glenridge Rd
East Valley
3 Bed
$2,100
7155 Circa De Media
Escondido
4 Bed
$5,000
2933 Soledad Pl
East Grove
4 Bed
$2,488
170 W Vermont Ave
Kit Carson
Studio
$1,795
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City Guide
Escondido
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.

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.

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.

Escondido Renter Confidence Survey
National study of renter confidence in the economy, homeownership, and cities
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
Best Worst
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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.