29 Apartments under 1400 for rent in La Mesa, CA

Last updated September 26 at 10:35AM
7506 Parkway Dr #207
La Mesa
La Mesa, CA
Updated September 26 at 10:22AM
1 Bedroom
$1,350
Results within 1 miles of La Mesa, CA
4881 Rolando Ct
College East
San Diego, CA
Updated September 26 at 10:12AM
1 Bedroom
$1,250
504 S Johnson Ave
El Cajon
El Cajon, CA
Updated September 26 at 10:35AM
1 Bedroom
$1,080
Results within 5 miles of La Mesa, CA
9059 Harness St
La Presa
Spring Valley, CA
Updated September 26 at 3:10AM
2 Bedrooms
$1,350
9725 Winter Gardens Blvd. #115
Winter Gardens
Lakeside, CA
Updated September 26 at 3:42AM
1 Bedroom
$1,195
5978 Rancho Mission Rd. #267
Grantville
San Diego, CA
Updated September 26 at 10:21AM
1 Bedroom
$1,350
5164 Landis St #8
Chollas Creek
San Diego, CA
Updated September 26 at 3:44AM
1 Bedroom
$1,320
540 65th St
Encanto
San Diego, CA
Updated September 26 at 3:10AM
2 Bedrooms
$1,250
4112 Nordica Ave
Shelltown
San Diego, CA
Updated September 26 at 3:42AM
1 Bedroom
$1,250
4077 48th St
Colina Del Sol
San Diego, CA
Updated September 26 at 3:10AM
1 Bedroom
$1,250
5252 Orange Avenue #523
Colina Del Sol
San Diego, CA
Updated September 26 at 3:43AM
1 Bedroom
$1,300
1386 E. Madison Ave Unit 20
El Cajon
El Cajon, CA
Updated September 26 at 3:55AM
1 Bedroom
$1,325
115 S. 35th Street
Mountain View
San Diego, CA
Updated September 26 at 3:46AM
Studio
$1,250
4424 47th St
Talmadge
San Diego, CA
Updated September 26 at 1:33AM
1 Bedroom
$1,195
4482 Alabama St. #4
University Heights
San Diego, CA
Updated September 26 at 3:54AM
1 Bedroom
$1,395
Results within 10 miles of La Mesa, CA
43rd St
Teralta West
San Diego, CA
Updated September 26 at 3:05AM
1 Bedroom
$1,100
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Rent Report
La Mesa

September 2017 La Mesa Rent Report

Welcome to the September 2017 La Mesa Rent Report. La Mesa rents increased over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the La Mesa rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the state and nation.

La Mesa rents increased significantly over the past month

La Mesa rents have increased 0.4% over the past month, and are up sharply by 6.6% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in La Mesa stand at $1,410 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,820 for a two-bedroom. This is the eighth straight month that the city has seen rent increases after a decline in December of last year. La Mesa's year-over-year rent growth leads the state average of 4.5%, as well as the national average of 3.0%.

Rents rising across cities in California

Throughout the past year, rent increases have been occurring not just in the city of La Mesa, but across the entire state. Of the largest 10 cities that we have data for in California, all of them have seen prices rise. The state as a whole logged rent growth of 4.5% over the past year. Here's a look at how rents compare across some of the largest cities in the state.

  • Looking throughout the state, San Francisco is the most expensive of all California's major cities, with a median two-bedroom rent of $3,070; of the 10 largest California cities that we have data for, all have seen rents rise year-over-year, with Sacramento experiencing the fastest growth (+9.4%).
  • Sacramento, La Mesa, and Santa Ana have all experienced year-over-year growth above the state average (9.4%, 6.6%, and 6.3%, respectively).

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

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

  • La Mesa's median two-bedroom rent of $1,820 is above the national average of $1,160. Nationwide, rents have grown by 3.0% over the past year compared to the 6.6% rise in La Mesa.
  • While La Mesa's rents rose over the past year, some cities nationwide saw decreases, including DC (-0.5%) and Miami (-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 $1,020, 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 $2,020 0.6% 4.6%
Chula Vista $1,620 $2,100 0.4% 7.2%
Oceanside $1,750 $2,270 0.1% 5.6%
Escondido $1,410 $1,830 1.1% 3.7%
Carlsbad $1,840 $2,390 0.0% 2.8%
El Cajon $1,270 $1,650 1.1% 9.4%
Vista $1,390 $1,800 0.2% 5.3%
Encinitas $1,800 $2,340 0.4% -1.5%
La Mesa $1,410 $1,820 0.4% 6.6%

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.