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Starting at $1,300
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13th Street Apartments
1352 13th St
Imperial Beach, CA
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1 Bedroom
$1,300
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Conveniently located off I-5 near Imperial Beach Pier and SeaWorld's Aquatica Water Park. Pet-friendly apartments with patio or balcony and vinyl flooring. Property amenities include a sundeck and laundry room.
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Starting at $6,495
Updated 2 days ago
1192 Seacoast Drive
1192 Seacoast Drive
Imperial Beach, CA
3 Bedrooms
$6,495
Starting at $4,500
Updated 5 days ago
239 Ebony
239 Ebony
Imperial Beach, CA
2 Bedrooms
$4,500
Starting at $2,495
Updated 5 days ago
806 12th Street
806 12th Street
Imperial Beach, CA
3 Bedrooms
$2,495
Starting at $1,795
Updated 5 days ago
1324 Iris Avenue #3
1324 Iris Avenue #3
Imperial Beach, CA
2 Bedrooms
$1,795
Starting at $2,650
Updated 13 days ago
438 Elm Avenue
438 Elm Avenue
Imperial Beach, CA
3 Bedrooms
$2,650
Starting at $3,300
Updated 20 days ago
Hickory Court
Hickory Court
Imperial Beach, CA
3 Bedrooms
$3,300
Starting at $2,000
Updated 29 days ago
1111 Seacoast 46
1111 Seacoast 46
Imperial Beach, CA
2 Bedrooms
$2,000
Starting at $2,500
Updated 1 month ago
1111 Seacoast 6
1111 Seacoast 6
Imperial Beach, CA
2 Bedrooms
$2,500
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Starting at $1,442
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Royal Village Apartments
1435 Elder Ave
San Diego, CA
1 Bedroom
$1,442
2 Bedrooms
$1,588
Luxury gated community has two pool areas, laundry facilities and cable pre-wiring. Apartments include patio or balcony, microwave, and dishwasher. Located close to beaches, entertainment and medical facilities.
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Starting at $1,783
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Summer Brook
1587 Oro Vista Rd
San Diego, CA
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$1,783
3 Bedrooms
$2,192
Welcoming residential neighborhood near major freeways, trolley system and bus lines for easy access to the city. A short drive to outlet malls and International Park. Just five minutes to the beach.
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Starting at $1,618
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Oro Vista Villas
1767 Oro Vista Rd
San Diego, CA
2 Bedrooms
$1,618
Situated seconds from I-5 and SR-905 in a family-friendly neighborhood. Community offers pool, playground and BBQ area. Spacious floor plans with oversized closets include a private balcony or patio. Close to Portwood Pier Plaza.
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Starting at $1,440
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Villa Marina
652 Moss St
Chula Vista, CA
1 Bedroom
$1,440
2 Bedrooms
$1,689
Comfortable apartments with private patios or balconies. Community includes a laundry center, workout facility and swimming pool. Easy access to I-5. Near Silver Strand State Beach and San Diego Country Club.
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Starting at $1,762
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Casoleil
1100 Dennery Rd
San Diego, CA
1 Bedroom
$1,762
2 Bedrooms
$2,292
3 Bedrooms
$2,545
Stunning community in the heart of San Diego, minutes from I-805. On-site pool, playground, business center and dog park. Updated interiors with a fireplace, extra storage, and patio or balcony.
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Starting at $1,395
Updated 4 hrs ago
Sund Apartments
1145 4th Ave
Chula Vista, CA
1 Bedroom
$1,395
2 Bedrooms
$1,600
Close to the 5 Freeway and within driving distance of the beaches, with a pool, washer-dryer connections and on-site laundry facilities. The pet-friendly apartments are smoke-free and feature wood floors.
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Starting at $1,506
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Country Apartments
1486 Broadway
Chula Vista, CA
1 Bedroom
$1,506
2 Bedrooms
$1,720
One- to two-bedroom apartments offer hardwood flooring and carpeting, fans and bathtubs. On-site laundry and pool. Located along Broadway, near to San Diego Bay Wildlife Refuge and Interstate 5.
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Starting at $1,732
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Pacific Point
768 Hollister St
San Diego, CA
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$1,732
Furnished apartments right near I-5 and minutes from the Pacific Ocean. Community includes a pool, grilling station and playground. Near Otay Valley Regional Park for a convenient natural getaway.
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Starting at $1,625
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Villa Serena
351 I St
Chula Vista, CA
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$1,625
With ample on- and off-street parking in a quiet neighborhood of Chula Vista, these apartment homes feature laundry facilities, bright interiors and fully stocked kitchens. Walking distance to downtown shopping, Von's and Albertsons.
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Starting at $1,725
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Capri Villa Apartments
330 Roosevelt St
Chula Vista, CA
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$1,725
Community includes e-payments, internet access, and a pool. Units include bathtubs, carpeting, ceiling fans, refrigerators, and ovens with ranges. Great location close to Chula Vista Junior High School.
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Starting at $1,990
Updated 3 hrs ago
Del Oro on Broadway
986 Broadway
Chula Vista, CA
1 Bedroom
$1,990
2 Bedrooms
$2,199
Easy access to the beach and Downtown San Diego area. Soundproof walls, private patios, and fantastic views. Stainless steel appliances, chef-inspired kitchens, and open floor plans. Pet-friendly community. On-site pool.
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Starting at $1,625
Updated 1 month ago
Alva Gardens
345 K St
Chula Vista, CA
2 Bedrooms
$1,625
Minutes from the ocean with rolling hills as views. On-site amenities include beautiful grounds, a grilling area and playground. Spa, hot tub and pool onsite as well. Units with skylights and a balcony or patio.
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Starting at $2,595
Updated 4 hrs ago
81 E Emerson St
81 E Emerson St
Chula Vista, CA
3 Bedrooms
$2,595
Starting at $2,175
Updated 1 day ago
1415 Paseo Aurora
1415 Paseo Aurora
San Diego, CA
3 Bedrooms
$2,175
Starting at $2,250
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2565 Elm Ave
2565 Elm Ave
San Diego, CA
4 Bedrooms
$2,250

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City GuideImperial Beach

You can't get much farther southwest than Imperial Beach, which touches both the Pacific Ocean and the San Diego Bay. And really, why would you want to?

Imperial Beach is just 5 miles north of the border in the South Bay area of San Diego. There are about 26,000 residents year round, in addition to the countless visitors who just want to enjoy the city's 4 miles of beach during their vacation.

Starting the Apartment Search in Imperial Beach

The vacancy rate in this city is about 8%. That means the market for rental homes is fairly competitive since there are far more renters than average in this city.

A one-bedroom apartment in Imperial Beach is likely to cost about $1000, and two-bedroom apartments usually go for $1300 or more. If you are hoping to find a rental here, get started on your search about 3 months ahead of time to make sure that you have a chance.

Exploring Imperial Beach Neighborhoods

Imperial Beach Blvd and Seacoast Dr: This area is urban and runs right along the coast, so this is the spot for you if you want fast access to the beach. You'll find both small apartment complexes and high rises mixed in with houses.

Imperial Beach Blvd and 11th St: This neighborhood is a little more inland and has more houses than apartments. Parks surround this area.

City Center: This urban area is bordered by the bay to the north and has plenty of apartments to choose from. In fact, most residents here are renters and tend to walk around the area rather than drive.

Living in Imperial Beach

The county's Metropolitan Transit System, or MTS, operates trolleys and buses that go through and around this area and other nearby cities. Plus, the weather's always cool enough for you to walk, jog, bike, etc. around Imperial Beach. That means being without a car in this area is doable.

As far as activities in this area, it's just a quick drive to the beach, Tijuana, and downtown San Diego. Trips to the drive-in, local farmer's market, and Coronado Island are additional things to do. And if you love building impressive sand castles, you'll be especially happy to know that for 31 years, Imperial Beach was where the U.S. Open Sand Castle Competition was held every year.

If you like the idea of living in a laid-back, well-known beach town, this city is worth checking out. You'll even find this is one of the more affordable beach cities in Southern California, so it makes sense to give the rentals here a chance.

Rent Report
Imperial Beach

May 2018 Imperial Beach Rent Report

Welcome to the May 2018 Imperial Beach Rent Report. Imperial Beach rents remained steady over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Imperial Beach rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the metro, state, and nation.

Imperial Beach rent trends were flat over the past month

Imperial Beach rents have remained flat over the past month, however, they have increased moderately by 2.6% year-over-year. Currently, median rents in Imperial Beach stand at $1,280 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,660 for a two-bedroom. Imperial Beach's year-over-year rent growth leads the state average of 2.1%, as well as the national average of 1.5%.

    Rents rising across the San Diego Metro

    Throughout the past year, rent increases have been occurring not just in the city of Imperial Beach, 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.

    • National City has the least expensive rents in the San Diego metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,510; the city has also experienced the fastest rent growth in the metro, with a year-over-year increase of 5.7%.
    • Over the past month, El Cajon has seen the biggest rent drop in the metro, with a decline of 1.0%. Median two-bedrooms there cost $1,650, while one-bedrooms go for $1,280.
    • Carlsbad has the most expensive rents of the largest cities in the San Diego metro, with a two-bedroom median of $2,410; rents were up 2.3% over the past year but remained flat month-over-month.

    Many large cities nationwide show more affordable rents compared to Imperial Beach

    As rents have increased moderately in Imperial Beach, a few large cities nationwide have seen rents grow more modestly, or in some cases, even decline. Compared to most large cities across the country, Imperial Beach is less affordable for renters.

    • Rents increased moderately in other cities across the state, with California as a whole logging rent growth of 2.1% over the past year. For example, rents have grown by 2.4% in San Jose, 2.1% in Los Angeles, and 1.3% in San Francisco.
    • Imperial Beach's median two-bedroom rent of $1,660 is above the national average of $1,170. Nationwide, rents have grown by 1.5% over the past year compared to the 2.6% increase in Imperial Beach.
    • While Imperial Beach's rents rose moderately over the past year, the city of DC saw a decrease of 0.2%.
    • Renters will generally find more expensive prices in Imperial Beach than most large cities. For example, Phoenix has a median 2BR rent of $1,030, where Imperial Beach 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 price
    Median 2BR price
    M/M price change
    Y/Y price change
    San Diego
    $1,550
    $2,010
    -0.1%
    1.9%
    Chula Vista
    $1,630
    $2,110
    0.4%
    2.8%
    Oceanside
    $1,750
    $2,270
    0.5%
    2.1%
    Escondido
    $1,410
    $1,830
    0.5%
    2%
    Carlsbad
    $1,860
    $2,410
    0.4%
    2.3%
    El Cajon
    $1,280
    $1,650
    -1%
    3.8%
    Vista
    $1,410
    $1,830
    0
    2.4%
    San Marcos
    $1,520
    $1,970
    0.4%
    3.5%
    Encinitas
    $1,850
    $2,400
    0.4%
    2.8%
    National City
    $1,170
    $1,510
    0.1%
    5.7%
    La Mesa
    $1,400
    $1,820
    -0.4%
    2.6%
    Imperial Beach
    $1,280
    $1,660
    0.2%
    2.6%
    Coronado
    $2,940
    $3,810
    -0.2%
    -0.1%
    Solana Beach
    $2,200
    $2,850
    -0.3%
    3.3%
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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.

    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.

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