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59 apartments for rent in Oceanside, CA

Pierside
250 Mission Ave
Studio
$2,165
1 Bed
$2,255
2 Bed
$2,755
Island Club Apartments
2300 Catalina Cir
1 Bed
$1,439
2 Bed
$1,549
Windrift Apartments
3500 Windrift Way
1 Bed
$1,588
2 Bed
$1,729
3 Bed
$2,099
Presidio
4401 Mission Ave
1 Bed
$1,658
2 Bed
$1,896
3 Bed
$2,333
Shadow Ridge
3699 Barnard Dr
1 Bed
$1,540
2 Bed
$1,699
Sunset View
2500 Sea Cliff Way
1 Bed
$1,803
2 Bed
$1,967
358 Franciscan Way
San Luis Rey
3 Bed
$2,650
4737 ATHOS WAY
Ocean Hills
2 Bed
$2,475
N Pacific St
Downtown Oceanside
1 Bed
$2,195
3524 Paseo De Los Americanos
Mira Costa
1 Bed
$1,550
5495 Alexandrine Ct.
Morro Hills
5 Bed
$3,295
1019 Costa Pacifica Way
Downtown Oceanside
2 Bed
$2,600
400 N Pacific Street
Downtown Oceanside
2 Bed
$5,200
514 Calle Montecito #82
North Valley
2 Bed
$1,500
4238 Vista Panorama Way #212
San Luis Rey
2 Bed
$1,700
2486 Birchwood Way
Fire Mountain
4 Bed
$3,200
456 Blue Sage Way
Ivey Ranch - Rancho Del Oro
3 Bed
$2,295
1651 Shire Ave
Guajome
6 Bed
$2,995
170 Edgewood Dr
Loma Alta
3 Bed
$2,675
243 MELINDA WAY
San Luis Rey
3 Bed
$2,195
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City Guide
Oceanside
Which Brings Us to . . .

Q: Do I need a car to live here?

A: Yes.

When to Start Looking

If you can plan your move around December and May, you’ll increase your options considerably. If this isn’t possible, just make sure you have all the necessary paperwork - and checkbook - in hand, and get ready to be aggressive. The good stuff vanishes quickly in this market. Most landlords will run credit checks, charge a small application fee, and require first and last month’s rent at move-in. If you have a small pet, plan on paying addition deposits and/or “pet rent.” If you have a larger pet, give yourself more time to find a place.

Where Should I Live?

Shady Acres The neighborhoods are just east of downtown and near Pendleton’s “Back Gate."

Inland Heading east of downtown leads directly into acres of rolling stucco sprawl. Gated (and not) tract home subdivisions and large condo complexes make up the rental inventory in this neck of the woods. Newer construction and amenities such as fitness centers, lush landscaping and pools also mean - you guessed it - higher rents. Can’t cough up the cash to live alone? No worries - if you’re willing to deal with roommates, you’ve definitely got plenty of choices. In fact, with the California housing market in the tank, many owners of single-family homes are looking for renters to offset their hefty mortgage payments, so you could actually end up living in an established home. Rancho Del Oro is the most sought-after niche in this part of Oceanside.

Coastal Oceanside If it’s easy access to the 5, the train and the beach you’re looking for - try downtown. Rentals in this area are a bit smaller and of older construction than those located further inland, but savvy hunters can find gems within the well-established town home and condo complexes in the South Oceanside, Downtown and Fire Mountain areas.

Try Tri-City The Tri-City area is where Oceanside scooches right up against Carlsbad and Vista. Many of the 1980’s-built homes in this area have been remodeled and updated and are available as rentals. If it’s a suburban “neighborly” feel you’re looking for, this is your spot.

Good luck in your Oceanside apartment search!

Oceanside Renter Confidence Survey
National study of renter confidence in the economy, homeownership, and cities
Here's how Oceanside ranks on:
A- Overall satisfaction
B+ Safety and crime rate
B- Jobs and career opportunities
B+ Recreational activities
C Affordability
A- Quality of schools
B+ Weather
B- Commute time
C+ State and local taxes
A- Public transit
A- Pet-friendliness
Best Worst
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Overview of Findings

Apartment List has released results for Oceanside from the second annual Apartment List Renter Satisfaction Survey. The survey, which drew on responses from over 30,000 renters, provides insight into what states and cities must do to meet the needs of the 105 million American renters nationwide.

“Oceanside renters expressed overall satisfaction with the city,” says Andrew Woo, Director of Data Science at Apartment List. “Most categories received average or above-average scores.”

Key findings in Oceanside include the following:

  • Oceanside renters give their city an A- overall for satisfaction.
  • The highest-rated categories for Oceanside were the quality of local schools, pet friendliness, and access to public transit, which all received an A- score.
  • Renters also gave above-average scores to safety (B+), weather (B+), and access to parks and community events (B+).
  • Categories like local job and career opportunities and commute times received near-average scores of B-.
  • One area of concern for Oceanside renters was affordability and cost of living (C).
  • Renter satisfaction in Oceanside was comparable to other California cities like Irvine (A+), Long Beach (B+), and El Cajon (B).
  • The top rated cities nationwide for renter satisfaction included Arlington, VA; Lincoln, NE; Pasadena, CA; Boston, MA; and Madison, WI. The lowest rated cities included Newark, NJ; Bronx, NY; Bridgeport, CT; Baltimore, MD; and Salinas, CA.