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44 Apartments under 1400 for rent in La Mesa, CA

Last updated December 10 at 4:34am UTC
4900 Rosehedge Dr #216
La Mesa
La Mesa, CA
Updated December 6 at 11:14am UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,350
5700 Baltimore Dr #134
La Mesa
La Mesa, CA
Updated November 30 at 11:01am UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,395
Results within 1 miles of La Mesa, CA
5102 Ewing St
College East
San Diego, CA
Updated December 9 at 8:30am UTC
8 Bedrooms
$700
7838 Cowles Mountain Ct. #C6
Lake Murray
San Diego, CA
Updated December 8 at 10:24am UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,350
6427 Lochmoor Drive
San Carlos
San Diego, CA
Updated December 10 at 1:47am UTC
Studio
$1,275
6101 Adelaide Ave.
Rolando
San Diego, CA
Updated December 10 at 1:31am UTC
Studio
$1,285
4860 Rolando Ct #13
College East
San Diego, CA
Updated November 15 at 11:54am UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,325
Sunset Gardens
848 N Mollison Ave
El Cajon, CA
Updated December 10 at 4:13am UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,321
2 Bedrooms
$1,690
Results within 5 miles of La Mesa, CA
Carlton Heights Villas
9705 Carlton Hills Blvd
Santee, CA
Updated December 10 at 4:13am UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,350
2 Bedrooms
$1,792
3980 Faircross Place
Redwood Village - Rolando Park
San Diego, CA
Updated December 10 at 3:38am UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,395
2 Bedrooms
Ask
3666 43rd St Apt 7
Castle
San Diego, CA
Updated December 9 at 10:22am UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,395
3633 Van Dyke Ave
City Heights
San Diego, CA
Updated December 9 at 9:43am UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,399
4230 48th St
City Heights
San Diego, CA
Updated December 9 at 9:43am UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,350
4286 45th St
City Heights
San Diego, CA
Updated December 9 at 9:43am UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,200
1424 N 1st St Apt B
Bostonia
Bostonia, CA
Updated December 9 at 8:30am UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,300
5722 University Ave
El Cerrito
San Diego, CA
Updated December 8 at 9:39am UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,325
2 Bedrooms
Ask
6101 Adelaide Ave. #107
Rolando
San Diego, CA
Updated December 7 at 10:59am UTC
Studio
$1,275
5150 69th St.
College East
San Diego, CA
Updated November 15 at 11:51am UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,375
3770 40th St
City Heights
San Diego, CA
Updated December 9 at 9:43am UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,350

December 2018 La Mesa Rent Report

Welcome to the December 2018 La Mesa Rent Report. La Mesa rents declined over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the La Mesa rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the metro, state, and nation.

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December 2018 La Mesa Rent Report

Welcome to the December 2018 La Mesa Rent Report. La Mesa rents declined over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the La Mesa rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the metro, state, and nation.

La Mesa rents decline sharply over the past month

La Mesa rents have declined 0.7% over the past month, but have increased slightly by 1.5% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in La Mesa stand at $1,420 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,840 for a two-bedroom. This is the second straight month that the city has seen rent decreases after an increase in September. La Mesa's year-over-year rent growth leads the state average of 1.4%, as well as the national average of 1.3%.

Rents rising across the San Diego Metro

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

  • Encinitas has the most expensive rents in the San Diego metro, with a two-bedroom median of $2,470; the city has also seen rent growth of 1.8% over the past month, the fastest in the metro.
  • Over the past month, El Cajon has seen the biggest rent drop in the metro, with a decline of 1.1%. Median two-bedrooms there cost $1,640, while one-bedrooms go for $1,260.
  • National City has the least expensive rents in the San Diego metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,530; rents increased 0.3% over the past month and 1.9% over the past year.

Many large cities nationwide show more affordable rents compared to La Mesa

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

  • Rents increased slightly in other cities across the state, with California as a whole logging rent growth of 1.4% over the past year. For example, rents have grown by 3.2% in San Jose, 1.8% in San Francisco, and 1.5% in Los Angeles.
  • La Mesa's median two-bedroom rent of $1,840 is above the national average of $1,180. Nationwide, rents have grown by 1.3% over the past year compared to the 1.5% increase in La Mesa.
  • While La Mesa's rents rose slightly over the past year, the city of Seattle saw a decrease of 0.4%.
  • Renters will generally find more expensive prices in La Mesa than most large cities. For example, Phoenix has a median 2BR rent of $1,060, where La Mesa 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 $1,560 $2,030 -0.3% 1.0%
Chula Vista $1,650 $2,150 0.7% 3.6%
Oceanside $1,770 $2,300 0.4% 2.1%
Escondido $1,430 $1,860 0.8% 0.0%
Carlsbad $1,900 $2,460 0.8% 1.8%
El Cajon $1,260 $1,640 -1.1% 0.7%
Vista $1,430 $1,850 0.1% 2.0%
San Marcos $1,540 $1,990 -0.2% 2.4%
Encinitas $1,900 $2,470 1.8% 3.0%
National City $1,180 $1,530 0.3% 1.9%
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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.