33 Apartments under 1400 for rent in La Mesa, CA

Last updated November 19 at 8:19am UTC
7025 Boulevard Dr
La Mesa
La Mesa, CA
Updated November 16 at 12:21pm UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,150
Results within 1 miles of La Mesa, CA
8671 Lake Murray Blvd #5
Lake Murray
San Diego, CA
Updated November 15 at 11:38am UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,325
4881 Rolando Ct
College East
San Diego, CA
Updated November 19 at 1:55am UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,250
Summit Park
868 S Magnolia Ave
El Cajon, CA
Updated November 19 at 8:01am UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,095
2 Bedrooms
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Results within 5 miles of La Mesa, CA
Delta Street Apartments
4396 Delta St
San Diego, CA
Updated November 19 at 8:13am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,250
Robinson Avenue
1910 Robinson Ave
San Diego, CA
Updated November 19 at 8:12am UTC
Studio
$1,250
1 Bedroom
$1,995
2 Bedrooms
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Cleveland House
4201 Cleveland Ave
San Diego, CA
Updated November 19 at 8:19am UTC
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$1,395
2 Bedrooms
$1,595
3962 Hamilton St
3962 Hamilton St
San Diego, CA
Updated November 19 at 2:12am UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,350
2 Bedrooms
$1,625
11438 Via Rancho San Diego #140
Rancho San Diego
El Cajon, CA
Updated November 4 at 1:15pm UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,300
4077 48th St
Colina Del Sol
San Diego, CA
Updated November 16 at 12:21pm UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,150
9059 Harness St
La Presa
Spring Valley, CA
Updated November 16 at 12:21pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,300
2950 Alta View Dr. #H207
Bay Terraces
San Diego, CA
Updated November 16 at 12:09pm UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,395
5164 Landis St #8
Chollas Creek
San Diego, CA
Updated October 12 at 10:38am UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,320
2650 Broadway Street #203
Golden Hill
San Diego, CA
Updated November 17 at 11:09am UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,395
4355 McClintock St # 5
Normal Heights
San Diego, CA
Updated November 16 at 12:13pm UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,395
682 E Main St
El Cajon
El Cajon, CA
Updated November 16 at 12:25pm UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,095
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November 2017 La Mesa Rent Report

Welcome to the November 2017 La Mesa Rent Report. 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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November 2017 La Mesa Rent Report

Welcome to the November 2017 La Mesa Rent Report. 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 declined moderately over the past month

La Mesa rents have declined 0.3% over the past month, but are up significantly by 5.5% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in La Mesa stand at $1,400 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,820 for a two-bedroom. This is the second straight month that the city has seen rent decreases after an increase in August. La Mesa's year-over-year rent growth leads the state average of 4.3%, as well as the national average of 2.7%.

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.

  • El Cajon has the least expensive rents in the San Diego metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,650; the city has also experienced the fastest rent growth in the metro, with a year-over-year increase of 8.8%.
  • Carlsbad has the most expensive rents of the largest cities in the San Diego metro, with a two-bedroom median of $2,400; rents went down 0.1% over the past month but rose 2.4% over the past year.

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

As rents have increased significantly 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.

  • Rents increased significantly in other cities across the state, with California as a whole logging rent growth of 4.3% over the past year. For example, rents have grown by 3.9% in Los Angeles, 3.0% in San Jose, and 1.8% in San Francisco.
  • La Mesa's median two-bedroom rent of $1,820 is above the national average of $1,160. Nationwide, rents have grown by 2.7% over the past year compared to the 5.5% rise in La Mesa.
  • While La Mesa's rents rose significantly over the past year, some cities nationwide saw decreases, including DC (-0.6%) and New York (-0.2%).
  • 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 $1,550 $2,010 -0.3% 4.0%
Chula Vista $1,600 $2,070 -1.0% 5.6%
Oceanside $1,740 $2,260 -0.5% 4.3%
Escondido $1,410 $1,830 -0.4% 3.7%
Carlsbad $1,850 $2,400 -0.1% 2.4%
El Cajon $1,270 $1,650 -0.5% 8.8%
Vista $1,400 $1,810 0.2% 6.4%
San Marcos $1,500 $1,940 -0.4% 1.7%
Encinitas $1,830 $2,380 0.9% 1.1%
La Mesa $1,400 $1,820 -0.3% 5.5%
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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.

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