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418 Apartments for rent in National City, CA

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Last updated August 24 at 06:18am
National City
1 Unit Available
Addisyn Park Apartments
838 Palm Ave, National City, CA
2 Bedrooms
$1,895
813 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Located near I-805 and Kimball Park. Units with washer/dryer hook-up, microwave, garbage disposal, and walk-in closets. Pet-friendly apartment community. Residents have access to the garage and on-site parking.
Last updated August 24 at 10:17am
National City
1 Unit Available
320 J ave
320 J Avenue, National City, CA
1 Bedroom
$1,208
378 sqft
Beautiful 1 Bed 1 Bath in National City - Property Id: 134031 Nice and clean, with all the facilities. Updated newer cabinetry, kitchen appliances, bathroom and more. Private balcony. At a walking distance to shopping, dining and schools.
Last updated August 24 at 10:17am
National City
1 Unit Available
810 Mary Ct.
810 Mary Court, National City, CA
3 Bedrooms
$2,500
1323 sqft
3bd National City House - Almost 1 acre! - Big house on .8 acres in the middle of National City! Youve never seen a back yard like this one! Spacious living room with a beautiful tiled fireplace and a skylight.
Last updated August 24 at 10:17am
National City
1 Unit Available
900 Manchester St Apt 9
900 Manchester Street, National City, CA
2 Bedrooms
$1,795
Paradise Valley, National City Two Bedroom Apartments! Excellent location on a lovely, hilly street, close to the San Diego Naval Base, shopping and restaurants, Starbuck's, several schools, with quick access to the 805 and 54 freeways.
Last updated August 24 at 08:34am
National City
1 Unit Available
750 Paradise Way
750 Paradise Way, National City, CA
2 Bedrooms
$2,200
1272 sqft
Description Description Naitonal City 3 Story Condo in Gated Community 3 story 1272 sq. ft. condo in gated community. End unit with a 2 car garage. Open carpeted living area with access to a large outside balcony.
Last updated August 24 at 10:07am
National City
1 Unit Available
343 Plaza Blvd.
343 East Plaza Boulevard, National City, CA
4 Bedrooms
$4,000
2400 sqft
REMODELED 4 BEDROOM/3 FULL BATH CRAFTSMAN HISTORIC HOME. This residential home would be a great for 4 navy buddies or navy gals looking to live together or a naval family. Just 5 minutes from 32nd St.
Last updated August 24 at 10:07am
National City
1 Unit Available
Paradise Village
2700 E 4th St, National City, CA
1 Bedroom
$4,975
600 sqft
Welcome Home! You've found Southern California's premier, luxury, senior living! RCFE; Residential Care Facility for the Elderly.
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Last updated August 24 at 10:11am
Harborside
2 Units Available
Del Oro on Broadway
986 Broadway, Chula Vista, CA
1 Bedroom
$2,095
699 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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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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Last updated August 24 at 07:31am
North Chula Vista
1 Unit Available
Elan Casa Mar
575 D Street, Chula Vista, CA
2 Bedrooms
$1,745
888 sqft
Spanish villa style community with a nature center. Located close to shopping centers, plazas and malls. Units have mirror closet doors, spacious walk-in closets, breakfast bars and private patio/balconies.
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Last updated August 24 at 03:28am
Hilltop
21 Units Available
Point Bonita
250 Bonita Glen Dr, Chula Vista, CA
Studio
$1,540
419 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,660
661 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,885
996 sqft
You’d be hard pressed to find a more beautiful part of the country than Chula Vista, which quite literally means “beautiful view”.
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Last updated August 24 at 03:27am
Harborside
7 Units Available
Villa Marina
652 Moss St, Chula Vista, CA
1 Bedroom
$1,671
640 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,765
840 sqft
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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Last updated August 24 at 12:11pm
Central Chula Vista
1 Unit Available
Elán Village Court Apartment Homes
452 F Street, Chula Vista, CA
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$1,745
975 sqft
Great location close to shopping centers, plazas, malls and the Chula Vista Center. Units have ceiling fans, patio/balconies, extra storage and large closets. Community has a BBQ area and underground parking.
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Last updated August 24 at 06:27am
North Chula Vista
1 Unit Available
Villa Parq Apartment Homes
56 4th Ave, Chula Vista, CA
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$1,745
870 sqft
Find studio, 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments for rent at Villa Parq Apartment Homes in Chula Vista. View photos, descriptions and more!
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Last updated August 24 at 09:32am
National City
7 Units Available
Park Bonita Apartments
3511 Valley Rd, Bonita, CA
1 Bedroom
$1,639
618 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,032
895 sqft
Landscaped community with large swimming pool, hot tub and fitness center. CC payments and e-payments accepted. Apartments have washer/dryer in-unit and stainless steel appliances. Pet-friendly: Both dogs and cats allowed!
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Last updated August 24 at 12:12pm
Paradise Hills
1 Unit Available
Rancho Vista Apts
2711 Manos Dr, San Diego, CA
2 Bedrooms
$1,550
900 sqft
Bright, open floor plans look out onto a courtyard ideal for entertaining and resident gatherings. In South San Diego just off the 805 Freeway and Highway 54.
Last updated August 24 at 10:17am
North Chula Vista
1 Unit Available
87 4th Ave.
87 Fourth Ave, Chula Vista, CA
2 Bedrooms
$1,650
903 sqft
87 4th Ave. Available 09/06/19 Single Story Home In The Heart of Chula Vista! - Available September! Single story 2 bedroom, 1 bath home in heart of Chula Vista. Appliances include stove and refrigerator. Pets upon approval, $250 pet deposit.
Last updated August 24 at 10:17am
Valencia Park
1 Unit Available
5253 Las Animas Way
5253 Las Animas Way, San Diego, CA
3 Bedrooms
$2,400
1512 sqft
3 Bedroom / 2 Bath Corner House on a Cul-De-Sac!!! - THIS HOME IS CURRENTLY NOT AVAILABLE FOR SHOWINGS. WE ARE CREATING AN INTEREST LIST. Please visit our website at www.goldkeysandiego.com. Please select the property and fill out a contact card.
Last updated August 24 at 10:17am
Lincoln Park
1 Unit Available
5027 Logan Avenue #19
5027 Logan Avenue, San Diego, CA
2 Bedrooms
$1,350
650 sqft
COMING SOON - NEWLY RENOVATED - 2BR/1BA ONLY $1,350.00 - Welcome to your new home! Take a look at this cozy two bedroom apartment home with it's convenient location right off the 94 Freeway & the 805.
Last updated August 24 at 10:17am
Lincoln Park
1 Unit Available
732 1/2 S 47th St Unit 0
732 1/2 S 47th St, San Diego, CA
Studio
$1,200
1000 sqft
This amiable, unfurnished, 1-bathroom studio on the lively Lincoln Park neighborhood in San Diego, California. This studio comes with street parking. This 1,000-square-foot unit has hardwood flooring, tiled floors in the bathroom and kitchen.
Last updated August 24 at 10:16am
North Chula Vista
1 Unit Available
136 Brightwood Ave
136 Brightwood Avenue, Chula Vista, CA
2 Bedrooms
$2,395
700 sqft
136 Brightwood Ave Available 09/01/19 Beautiful 2 Bed/ 1Bath in Chula Vista - COMING SOON! Fantastic 2 bed/ 1bath front unit with a beautiful yard near the heart of Downtown Chula Vista.
Last updated August 24 at 10:16am
Lincoln Park
1 Unit Available
314 Willie James Jones Ave Apt 16
314 Willie James Jones Avenue, San Diego, CA
2 Bedrooms
$1,495
700 sqft
Spacious 2 Bedroom Apartment Home in Lincoln Park with quick access to the 805 and 94 freeways, shopping and restaurants, schools.
Last updated August 24 at 10:16am
Paradise Hills
1 Unit Available
5503 Alleghany Street
5503 Alleghany Street, San Diego, CA
2 Bedrooms
$1,150
1008 sqft
5503 Alleghany Street Available 09/01/19 House Share/Roommates Wanted $1150 per Bedroom in Detached Home - Paradise Hills - * Available for roommates to rent/house share * $1150 per bedroom, utilities included in monthly rent * Shared bath *
Last updated August 24 at 10:16am
North Chula Vista
1 Unit Available
540 C st.
540 C Street, Chula Vista, CA
1 Bedroom
$1,450
600 sqft
Beautiful & Renovated 1 Bedroom - Come live in this Beautiful and Renovated 1 Bedroom in Chula Vista, CA. $1,450. $500 Security Deposit Special! This is a must see! The property has a Pool and Green lush landscape.
Last updated August 24 at 10:16am
Bay Terraces
1 Unit Available
6860 Bear River Row #2
6860 Bear River Row, San Diego, CA
2 Bedrooms
$1,975
866 sqft
Two Bedroom Condo in Paradise Hills - Newly renovated 2 Bedroom 1 Bath Condo in the Southbay Townhomes of Paradise Hills. A real Must See! Single story unit. Fenced patio with outside storage.

Average Rent in National City

Last updated Jul. 2019
The average rent for a 1 bedroom apartment in National City is $1,039, while the average rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,349.
Studio
$939
1 Bed
$1,039
2 Beds
$1,349
3+ Beds
$1,942
City GuideNational City
National City: The San Diego suburb that proudly served as the movie location for Return of the Killer Tomatoes!

National City is located in San Diego County, just east of the San Diego Bay. About 59,000 people live in this city, which is among the oldest in San Diego with an incorporation date of 1887. In fact, Brick Row on Heritage Square is a group of row houses built the same year the city was incorporated, and its now on the National Register of Historic Places. But don't worry there are newer properties you can live in if you're not into buildings that were constructed before your grandparents were born. There are also other landmarks in the area, including the Naval Base San Diego, which is located along the three-mile stretch of the bay right next to National City. Within a mere 15-minute drive are the beaches of San Diego, Coronado Island, and the Mexico/California border, so there is plenty to do in this area.

Having trouble with Craigslist National City? Can't find that special apartment for rent on Apartment Finder or Zillow? Apartment List is here to help!

Searching for Rentals in National City

Only about 31% of National City residents can afford to own a home here, so if you plan to rent, you'll be joining the majority, since 61% of the homes here are rentals. The vacancy rate is about 8%, which means you should give yourself a head start of at least two months if you want to be sure to find a place before you have to move.

What will a rental run you in this city?

The cost of living is a little higher here than the national average, but that's par for the course in Southern California, especially when you're this close to the Pacific Ocean. In fact, once you get a look at the cost of living in more affluent cities nearby, you'll rush back to National City, eager to pay the comparatively lower rent!

How should you prepare to find a rental?

Just make sure your credit score and rental history are both decent enough for any sane landlord to want to take a chance on you, especially if you want a nice place. The better you look on paper, the faster you'll find a spacious two-bedroom apartment or house rental that has been well taken care of. Of course, having the means to put down a deposit right away can also help during your search for an apartment or rental house.

Where to Live in National City

You won't exactly find beachfront neighborhoods here like you might in other San Diego suburbs, but you'll still enjoy that casual Southern California vibe anywhere you go in this city. So if you're a fan of the laid-back, fun-loving feel of this region, you'll be happy in any of National City's neighborhoods. Plus, you'll be saving money by choosing this area over the beach cities! Here's an overview of some of the most well-known parts of this town.

City Center: As you might guess, this is an urban area toward the center of the city. As such, it is easily walkable and features lots of rental properties, including high-rise apartments and single-family homes. The population here is diverse and includes people of all ages, and it's conveniently located next to the all-important freeway in SoCal Interstate 5. $$

Lincoln Acres: Another urban area is Lincoln Acres, which is near where State Route 54 intersects with Interstate 805. This community features mostly small apartment complexes, single-family homes, and some mobile homes. It's within a short distance of National City Golf Course and Las Palmas Park. Plus, there's National City Municipal Pool nearby, and it's perfect for those days that you have your swimsuit and towel all ready to go but don't want to drive the extra few minutes to get to the beach! $

Stockman and Sweetwater: Just south of Lincoln Acres is a rather expensive area that's technically the farthest southeast you can go without leaving National City. This area is urban, like most of the city, but the homes here are larger and mostly owner-occupied. It encompasses Sweetwater Heights Park and is right next to Chula Vista Municipal Golf Course in the neighboring city of you guessed it Chula Vista. $$$$

Plaza and Euclid: This is another affluent neighborhood in National City. Located at the northeastern edge, it is near Paradise Valley Hospital, which also happens to be this city's largest employer. This area is also close to Paradise Valley Park and Recreation Center, several shopping centers, and naval housing. $$$$

National City Blvd and Civic Center:You cant miss this part of town because it's closest to the bay, and set up along some of the busiest roads in this city, giving it an urban feel. If you want to live rather close to the coast in National City, this is where you need to look for properties, most of which are rentals that are on the small side. This is another area that's near I-5, and it's also fairly close to Naval Base San Diego. Plus, it encompasses Pepper Park and is conveniently nearby lots of shopping plazas. $$

Life in National City

The average commute time here is 26 minutes, which is a little less than the state's average. That's pretty good for a Southern California area, so maybe those traffic horror stories you hear don't apply to National City! Then again, it helps that more residents than average carpool in this city.

Plus, the percentages of people who walk to work, work from home, and use public transportation are higher than both the state and national average here. Your public transportation options include the San Diego Trolley, which can take you all around San Diego and its many suburbs. In particular, the Blue Line of the trolley serves this area. National City is also served by about 10 city bus routes and two Amtrak stations that are within a few miles of this area.

As for things to do in this city, shopping is a big one. Westfield Plaza Bonita is a mall with several department stores, eateries, and a movie theater. And have you ever heard of the Mile of Cars? No, that's not a nickname for rush hour in Southern California! It's the mile of new car dealerships lining National Blvd. -- with more than 20 dealerships to choose from, you should be able to find your dream car here, and you're going to need it as a resident of the sprawling San Diego area!

If you've been looking for affordable housing in the San Diego area and are about to give up on what seems like a pipe dream, make sure you take a look at National City before you leave. Remember that if it was good enough for the sequel to _Attack of the Killer Tomatoes, _it's probably good enough for most people.

August 2019 National City Rent Report

Welcome to the August 2019 National City Rent Report. National City rents increased over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the National City rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the metro, state, and nation.

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August 2019 National City Rent Report

Welcome to the August 2019 National City Rent Report. National City rents increased over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the National City rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the metro, state, and nation.

National City rents increase sharply over the past month

National City rents have increased 1.1% over the past month, but have remained steady at 0.4% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in National City stand at $1,040 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,349 for a two-bedroom. National City's year-over-year rent growth lags the state average of 1.1%, as well as the national average of 1.6%.

    Rents rising across the San Diego Metro

    While rents have remained steady in the city of National City throughout the past year, cities across the metro have seen a different trend. Rents have risen in all of of the largest 10 cities in the San Diego metro for which we have data. Here's a look at how rents compare across some of the largest cities in the metro.

    • Chula Vista has seen the fastest rent growth in the metro, with a year-over-year increase of 1.8%. The median two-bedroom there costs $2,166, while one-bedrooms go for $1,670.
    • Over the past month, Encinitas has seen the biggest rent drop in the metro, with a decline of 1.9%. Median two-bedrooms there cost $2,447, while one-bedrooms go for $1,886.
    • Carlsbad has the most expensive rents of the largest cities in the San Diego metro, with a two-bedroom median of $2,486; rents decreased 0.9% over the past month but were up 1.7% over the past year.
    • National City has the least expensive rents in the San Diego metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,349; rents increased 1.1% over the past month but remained flat year-over-year.

    National City rents more affordable than many large cities nationwide

    Rent growth in National City has been relatively stable over the past year - some other large cities have seen more substantial increases. National City is still more affordable than most large cities across the country.

    • Other cities across the state have seen rents slightly increase, with California as a whole logging rent growth of 1.1% over the past year. For example, rents have grown by 1.5% in San Jose, 1.2% in San Francisco, and 0.5% in Los Angeles.
    • National City's median two-bedroom rent of $1,349 is above the national average of $1,191. Nationwide, rents have grown by 1.6% over the past year compared to the stagnant growth in National City.
    • While rents in National City remained moderately stable this year, similar cities saw increases, including Phoenix (+3.7%), Austin (+3.3%), and Dallas (+2.1%); note that median 2BR rents in these cities go for $1,085, $1,460, and $1,134 respectively.
    • Renters will find more reasonable prices in National City than most large cities. For example, San Francisco has a median 2BR rent of $3,126, which is more than twice the price in National City.

    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
    $1,570
    $2,040
    0.3%
    0.5%
    Chula Vista
    $1,670
    $2,170
    -0.2%
    1.8%
    Oceanside
    $1,780
    $2,310
    -0.3%
    1.2%
    Escondido
    $1,440
    $1,870
    -0.8%
    1%
    Carlsbad
    $1,920
    $2,490
    -0.9%
    1.7%
    El Cajon
    $1,280
    $1,670
    1.4%
    1.2%
    Vista
    $1,440
    $1,870
    0
    1.1%
    San Marcos
    $1,550
    $2,010
    -0.3%
    0.7%
    Encinitas
    $1,890
    $2,450
    -1.9%
    0.7%
    National City
    $1,040
    $1,350
    1.1%
    0.4%
    La Mesa
    $1,440
    $1,860
    0.4%
    0.9%
    Spring Valley
    $1,380
    $1,780
    1.3%
    1.2%
    Coronado
    $2,930
    $3,800
    -0.1%
    0.4%
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    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.

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    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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