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114 Apartments for rent in Oceanside, CA

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17 Units Available
Presidio at Rancho Del Oro
4401 Mission Ave, Oceanside, CA
San Luis Rey
1 Bedroom
$1,870
750 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,298
1025 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$2,853
1200 sqft
Last updated September 22 at 12:43 AM
Located just minutes from the beach, as well as local attractions and entertainment. Units feature laundry, patio or balcony, and dishwasher. Luxury community includes basketball court, tennis court, pool table and parking.
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7 Units Available
Sunterra
3851 Sherbourne Dr, Oceanside, CA
Mira Costa
2 Bedrooms
$1,860
902 sqft
Last updated September 22 at 12:43 AM
TOUR YOUR WAY. Meet your new community, on your terms. Our doors are open by appointment-only for both self-guided tours and in-person private tours. Additionally, virtual tours via video chat are still available.
Verified
10 Units Available
The Dylan
550 Arbolitos Blvd, Oceanside, CA
San Luis Rey
1 Bedroom
$1,795
731 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,105
921 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$2,460
1136 sqft
Last updated September 22 at 12:42 AM
NEWLY RENOVATED! The Dylan Apartment Homes is located just off the 76 highways between Carlsbad and Vista, conveniently located 5 miles away from the ocean and 2 miles away from Camp Pendleton.
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3 Units Available
SALT
371 North Cleveland Street, Oceanside, CA
Downtown Oceanside
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$3,385
1240 sqft
Last updated September 22 at 12:42 AM
Self-Guided Onsite Tours Now Available! At this time our team is available to schedule a self-guided onsite tour after a personalized virtual tour has been taken. Please call us for more information!
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24 Units Available
Island Club Apartments
2300 Catalina Cir, Oceanside, CA
Peacock
1 Bedroom
$1,574
567 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,795
769 sqft
Last updated September 21 at 02:00 PM
Experience luxury at its finest with granite counters, walk-in closets, balconies and attractive hardwood floors throughout. Pet-friendly complex with pool, on-site laundry and community gym. Convenient access to Route 78, I-5, 1-15 and rail station.
Verified
14 Units Available
Windrift Apartments
3500 Windrift Way, Oceanside, CA
Ocean Hills
1 Bedroom
$1,840
671 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,003
886 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated September 21 at 02:00 PM
Recently renovated units with hardwood floors and in-unit laundry. Playground, gym, game room, basketball court and media room in complex. Close to Route 78 and Lake Park and minutes from shopping at North County Square.
Verified
1 Unit Available
Silver Oak
567 Canyon Dr, Oceanside, CA
Loma Alta
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$1,664
876 sqft
Last updated September 22 at 01:41 AM
Silver Oak Apartments offers convenience with a central location in Oceanside, CA and is within close proximity to the area's best shopping, schools and parks.
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8 Units Available
Pierside South
115 N. Cleveland Street, Oceanside, CA
Downtown Oceanside
Studio
$2,206
548 sqft
1 Bedroom
$3,030
846 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,876
1210 sqft
Last updated September 22 at 01:41 AM
Minutes to the beach. Pet-friendly apartments with decorative kitchen and bathroom tiles, vinyl wood-style floors, contemporary light fixtures, quartz counters and stainless steel appliances. On-site courtyard and spa pool with Pacific Ocean views.
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7 Units Available
Pierside
119 N Cleveland St, Oceanside, CA
Downtown Oceanside
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$2,713
823 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,309
1037 sqft
Last updated September 22 at 01:41 AM
We are temporarily ceasing in-person tours with prospective residents. Virtual tours are available. Call us today for more information! Pierside is a new collection of apartments in the heart of Oceanside, where Mission Avenue meets the Pacific.
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1 Unit Available
Elan Village North
854 Vine St, Oceanside, CA
Downtown Oceanside
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$1,795
970 sqft
Last updated September 22 at 01:25 AM
Newly renovated homes with state-of-the-art kitchens and private balconies in a pet-friendly community. Residents enjoy access to on-site laundry, a pool and a spa, among other amenities. It's also close to Highway 78.
Verified
4 Units Available
Ocean Breeze
2055-95 Poplar Road, Oceanside, CA
East Side Capistrano
2 Bedrooms
$2,075
950 sqft
Last updated September 22 at 12:08 AM
Security Deposit amount pending screening results. Peaceful location. Enjoy mountain views and residential neighborhood. This Multi-Family is located at 2070 Poplar Rd, Oceanside, CA on the East Side Capistrano neighborhood.
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1 Unit Available
Elán Milano Apartment Homes
3634 College Blvd, Oceanside, CA
Lake Park
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$1,995
950 sqft
Last updated September 22 at 12:58 AM
Great location in the Carlsbad Unified school district, steps from major retail shops. Community has pool, spa and fitness center. Units feature personal garages, quartz countertops, and washers and dryers.
Verified
1 Unit Available
Elan Sea Lofts
1910 S Broadway S, Oceanside, CA
South Oceanside
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$2,020
900 sqft
Last updated September 22 at 12:56 AM
Beach community walking distance to the Oceanside famous wooden pier. Units have spacious one and two bedroom apartment homes with central heat and wall-to-wall closets. On-site laundry. Community has BBQ grill and parking.
Verified
2 Units Available
Shadow Ridge
3699 Barnard Dr, Oceanside, CA
Mira Costa
1 Bedroom
$1,825
815 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,125
1015 sqft
Last updated September 22 at 01:31 AM
Pet-friendly gated community with pool, gym, BBQ area, tennis and basketball courts. The 1-2 bedroom apartments feature fireplace, air conditioning and patio, plus plenty of storage space.
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West Side
330 West St, Oceanside, CA
Downtown Oceanside
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
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Last updated September 22 at 12:32 AM
A mere half a mile from the coast, these Oceanside apartments boast peek-a-boo ocean views, on-site laundry and garages. The pet-friendly apartment homes are near shopping, restaurants and the Amtrak station.
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2 Units Available
Elan Paseo Vista
2315 Paseo de Laura, Oceanside, CA
Mira Costa
1 Bedroom
$1,545
770 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Last updated September 22 at 01:04 AM
One and two-bedroom homes with walk-in closets, private garages and well-equipped kitchens. The pet-friendly community has a fitness center and a pool. Get around traffic easily since it's close to Highway 76.
Verified
3 Units Available
Terra Oceanside Apartments
3964 Waring Rd, Oceanside, CA
Tri-City
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$1,675
859 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Last updated September 22 at 12:24 AM
We offer studio, 1 bed/1 bath, and 2 beds/1 bath apartments. Plank flooring, stainless appliances, LED lighting, USB outlets, patio/balcony, ceiling fan, garbage disposal. Pet-friendly. Deposit $300, $50.00 pet rent up to 2 pets per unit.
Verified
11 Units Available
Capella at Rancho Del Oro Luxury Apartment Homes
4795 Frazee Rd, Oceanside, CA
Ivey Ranch - Rancho Del Oro
1 Bedroom
$1,905
690 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,370
1005 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$2,875
1235 sqft
Last updated September 22 at 01:32 AM
Minutes from Oceanside Harbor and numerous employers. On-site amenities include a resident clubhouse, pool and playgrounds. Homes feature updated interiors with modern furnishings and open floor plans.
Verified
2 Units Available
211 S Nevada Street
211 South Nevada Street, Oceanside, CA
Downtown Oceanside
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$1,695
659 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Last updated September 22 at 01:22 AM
Charming gated community with courtyard located a couple blocks from the beach, train station, and Downtown Oceanside. New paint and carpet. Vaulted wood ceilings, large eat-in kitchen with gas stove and refrigerator.
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1 Unit Available
Tri-City Gardens
4130 Waring Road, Oceanside, CA
Tri-City
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$1,875
Last updated September 22 at 12:57 AM
Welcome to Tri City Gardens your new Apartment Home! Come visit us we are close to shopping centers, hospital, the beach is only 10 minutes away, public transportation 1 block, easy freeway access, markets and eateries.
1 Unit Available
5147 Maplewood Circle
5147 Maplewood Circle, Oceanside, CA
Guajome
4 Bedrooms
$2,800
1684 sqft
Last updated September 22 at 01:44 AM
2 Story home with 3 bedrooms upstairs and 1 bedroom/ office downstairs. Remodeled kitchen with upgraded granite counter tops, custom tile back splash, built in microwave, and garden window that brings in lots of light.
1 Unit Available
775 Harbor Cliff Way
775 Harbor Cliff Way, Oceanside, CA
East Side Capistrano
2 Bedrooms
$2,475
1149 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated September 22 at 01:44 AM
This tri-level townhome has 2 Master Suites! It has a fireplace in the living room and granite counter tops in the kitchen with stainless steel appliances. Washer and dryer located upstairs in a laundry room.
1 Unit Available
1970 Willowbrook Drive
1970 Willowbrook Drive, Oceanside, CA
Guajome
3 Bedrooms
$2,900
2 sqft
Last updated September 22 at 01:44 AM
There are many upgrades throughout. Tile flooring downstairs. The kitchen has a garden window and a breakfast nook with a small desk. Large bedrooms! All three are located upstairs.
1 Unit Available
Vista Serena
155 Avenida Descanso, Oceanside, CA
North Valley
2 Bedrooms
$1,800
593 sqft
Last updated September 22 at 01:44 AM
Ground level unit located in a very private and well maintained complex.

Median Rent in Oceanside

Last updated Aug. 2020
The median rent for a 1 bedroom apartment in Oceanside is $1,817, while the median rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $2,357.
Studio
$1,641
1 Bed
$1,817
2 Beds
$2,357
3+ Beds
$3,395
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Searching for an apartment for rent in Oceanside, CA? Look no further! Apartment List will help you find a perfect apartment near you. There are 114 available rental units listed on Apartment List in Oceanside. Click on listings to see photos, floorplans, amenities, prices and availability, and much more!

The median rent in Oceanside is $1,641 for a studio, $1,817 for a one-bedroom apartment, and $2,357 for a two-bedroom apartment. If you are looking for a deal, keep an eye out for a red pulsing icon that indicates rent specials.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Frequently Asked Questions
How much is rent in Oceanside?
In Oceanside, the median rent is $1,641 for a studio, $1,817 for a 1-bedroom, $2,357 for a 2-bedroom, and $3,395 for a 3-bedroom. For more information on rental trends in Oceanside, check out our monthly Oceanside Rent Report.
How much is rent in Oceanside?
In Oceanside, the median rent is $1,641 for a studio, $1,817 for a 1-bedroom, $2,357 for a 2-bedroom, and $3,395 for a 3-bedroom. For more information on rental trends in Oceanside, check out our monthly Oceanside Rent Report.
How can I find a cheap apartment in Oceanside?
You can filter cheap apartments in Oceanside by price: under $1,800, under $1,600, or search by apartments that are offering move-in specials.
How can I find a cheap apartment in Oceanside?
You can filter cheap apartments in Oceanside by price: under $1,800, under $1,600, or search by apartments that are offering move-in specials.
How can I find a pet-friendly apartment in Oceanside?
You can use the pet-friendly filter to find Oceanside apartments that allow pets.
How can I find a pet-friendly apartment in Oceanside?
You can use the pet-friendly filter to find Oceanside apartments that allow pets.
How can I tour apartments during the COVID-19 pandemic?
While some Oceanside properties may not allow visitors at this time, most are open for business by phone or email. Please reach out to them directly for virtual touring options. Additionally, some properties may offer video and 3D tours, which can be found on the listing details page.
How can I tour apartments during the COVID-19 pandemic?
While some Oceanside properties may not allow visitors at this time, most are open for business by phone or email. Please reach out to them directly for virtual touring options. Additionally, some properties may offer video and 3D tours, which can be found on the listing details page.
How much should I pay for rent in Oceanside?
The answer to this question depends on your household income and a couple of other factors. You can use our Rent Calculator to figure out how much you should spend on rent in Oceanside.
How much should I pay for rent in Oceanside?
The answer to this question depends on your household income and a couple of other factors. You can use our Rent Calculator to figure out how much you should spend on rent in Oceanside.
How can I find off-campus housing in Oceanside?
You can use the off-campus housing filters to find apartments near colleges located in or around Oceanside. Some of the colleges and universities in the area include MiraCosta College, California State University-Fullerton, University of California-Irvine, University of California-Riverside, and University of California-San Diego.
How can I find off-campus housing in Oceanside?
You can use the off-campus housing filters to find apartments near colleges located in or around Oceanside. Some of the colleges and universities in the area include MiraCosta College, California State University-Fullerton, University of California-Irvine, University of California-Riverside, and University of California-San Diego.
City GuideOceanside
Oceanside may be just the place for you. If you’re done California Dreamin’ and ready to start scouting for a rental in the O, let's go!
Oceanside may be just the place for you. If you’re done California Dreamin’ and ready to start scouting for a rental in the O, let's go!

As always, try to visit any areas of interest in person (during both day and evening hours) before committing. Besides, it’s not like you’ll ever be home anyway, you’ll be spending the majority of your free time sitting in your car - stuck in traffic on the 5.

Which Brings Us to . . .

Q: Do I need a car to live here?

A: Yes.

Which Brings Us to . . .
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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.

When to Start Looking
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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!

Where Should I Live?
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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!

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City GuideOceanside
Oceanside may be just the place for you. If you’re done California Dreamin’ and ready to start scouting for a rental in the O, let's go!
Oceanside may be just the place for you. If you’re done California Dreamin’ and ready to start scouting for a rental in the O, let's go!

As always, try to visit any areas of interest in person (during both day and evening hours) before committing. Besides, it’s not like you’ll ever be home anyway, you’ll be spending the majority of your free time sitting in your car - stuck in traffic on the 5.

Which Brings Us to . . .

Q: Do I need a car to live here?

A: Yes.

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.

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!

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!

Rent Report
Oceanside

September 2020 Oceanside Rent Report

Welcome to the September 2020 Oceanside Rent Report. Oceanside rents increased over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Oceanside rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the metro, state, and nation.

Oceanside rents increased slightly over the past month

Oceanside rents have increased 0.2% over the past month, and are up moderately by 2.2% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Oceanside stand at $1,818 for a one-bedroom apartment and $2,358 for a two-bedroom. This is the second straight month that the city has seen rent increases after a decline in June. Oceanside's year-over-year rent growth leads the state average of 0.1%, as well as the national average of 0.3%.

    Rents rising across the San Diego Metro

    Throughout the past year, rent increases have been occurring not just in the city of Oceanside, but across the entire metro. Of the largest 10 cities that we have data for in the San Diego metro, 8 of them have seen prices rise. Here's a look at how rents compare across some of the largest cities in the metro.

    • National City has the least expensive rents in the San Diego metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,324; the city has also seen rents fall by 2.9% over the past year, the biggest drop in the metro.
    • Encinitas has seen the fastest rent growth in the metro, with a year-over-year increase of 3.5%. The median two-bedroom there costs $2,491, while one-bedrooms go for $1,920.
    • Carlsbad has the most expensive rents of the largest cities in the San Diego metro, with a two-bedroom median of $2,542; rents were up 0.1% over the past month and 3.3% over the past year.

    Many large cities nationwide show more affordable rents compared to Oceanside

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

    • Although rents across cities in California have varied, the state's growth as a whole has held steady over the past year. For example, rents have fallen by 1.2% in Los Angeles.
    • Oceanside's median two-bedroom rent of $2,358 is above the national average of $1,195. Nationwide, rents have held steady over the past year.
    • While Oceanside's rents rose moderately over the past year, the city of Phoenix also saw an increase of 1.7%.
    • Renters will generally find more expensive prices in Oceanside than most large cities. For example, Phoenix has a median 2BR rent of $1,107, where Oceanside is more than twice 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 Rent
    Median 2BR Rent
    M/M Rent Growth
    Y/Y Rent Growth
    San Diego
    $1,570
    $2,040
    0.1%
    0
    Chula Vista
    $1,670
    $2,170
    0.6%
    0.4%
    Oceanside
    $1,820
    $2,360
    0.2%
    2.2%
    Escondido
    $1,450
    $1,880
    -0.1%
    1.2%
    Carlsbad
    $1,960
    $2,540
    0.1%
    3.3%
    El Cajon
    $1,280
    $1,660
    0
    -1.7%
    Vista
    $1,450
    $1,880
    0.4%
    0.6%
    San Marcos
    $1,560
    $2,020
    -0.1%
    1%
    Encinitas
    $1,920
    $2,490
    -0.1%
    3.5%
    National City
    $1,020
    $1,320
    0.2%
    -2.9%
    La Mesa
    $1,450
    $1,880
    0.3%
    0.6%
    Spring Valley
    $1,370
    $1,770
    0.4%
    -1.8%
    Coronado
    $2,980
    $3,860
    0.5%
    1.4%
    Solana Beach
    $2,340
    $3,040
    1.2%
    5.2%
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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.

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    September 2020 Oceanside Rent Report

    Welcome to the September 2020 Oceanside Rent Report. Oceanside rents increased over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Oceanside rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the metro, state, and nation.

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    September 2020 Oceanside Rent Report

    Welcome to the September 2020 Oceanside Rent Report. Oceanside rents increased over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Oceanside rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the metro, state, and nation.

    Oceanside rents increased slightly over the past month

    Oceanside rents have increased 0.2% over the past month, and are up moderately by 2.2% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Oceanside stand at $1,818 for a one-bedroom apartment and $2,358 for a two-bedroom. This is the second straight month that the city has seen rent increases after a decline in June. Oceanside's year-over-year rent growth leads the state average of 0.1%, as well as the national average of 0.3%.

      Rents rising across the San Diego Metro

      Throughout the past year, rent increases have been occurring not just in the city of Oceanside, but across the entire metro. Of the largest 10 cities that we have data for in the San Diego metro, 8 of them have seen prices rise. Here's a look at how rents compare across some of the largest cities in the metro.

      • National City has the least expensive rents in the San Diego metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,324; the city has also seen rents fall by 2.9% over the past year, the biggest drop in the metro.
      • Encinitas has seen the fastest rent growth in the metro, with a year-over-year increase of 3.5%. The median two-bedroom there costs $2,491, while one-bedrooms go for $1,920.
      • Carlsbad has the most expensive rents of the largest cities in the San Diego metro, with a two-bedroom median of $2,542; rents were up 0.1% over the past month and 3.3% over the past year.

      Many large cities nationwide show more affordable rents compared to Oceanside

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

      • Although rents across cities in California have varied, the state's growth as a whole has held steady over the past year. For example, rents have fallen by 1.2% in Los Angeles.
      • Oceanside's median two-bedroom rent of $2,358 is above the national average of $1,195. Nationwide, rents have held steady over the past year.
      • While Oceanside's rents rose moderately over the past year, the city of Phoenix also saw an increase of 1.7%.
      • Renters will generally find more expensive prices in Oceanside than most large cities. For example, Phoenix has a median 2BR rent of $1,107, where Oceanside is more than twice 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 Rent
      Median 2BR Rent
      M/M Rent Growth
      Y/Y Rent Growth
      San Diego
      $1,570
      $2,040
      0.1%
      0
      Chula Vista
      $1,670
      $2,170
      0.6%
      0.4%
      Oceanside
      $1,820
      $2,360
      0.2%
      2.2%
      Escondido
      $1,450
      $1,880
      -0.1%
      1.2%
      Carlsbad
      $1,960
      $2,540
      0.1%
      3.3%
      El Cajon
      $1,280
      $1,660
      0
      -1.7%
      Vista
      $1,450
      $1,880
      0.4%
      0.6%
      San Marcos
      $1,560
      $2,020
      -0.1%
      1%
      Encinitas
      $1,920
      $2,490
      -0.1%
      3.5%
      National City
      $1,020
      $1,320
      0.2%
      -2.9%
      La Mesa
      $1,450
      $1,880
      0.3%
      0.6%
      Spring Valley
      $1,370
      $1,770
      0.4%
      -1.8%
      Coronado
      $2,980
      $3,860
      0.5%
      1.4%
      Solana Beach
      $2,340
      $3,040
      1.2%
      5.2%
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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.

      Oceanside Renter Confidence Survey
      National study of renter’s satisfaction with their cities and states

      Here’s how Oceanside ranks on:

      B+
      Overall satisfaction
      C+
      Safety and crime rate
      A+
      Jobs and career opportunities
      A+
      Recreational activities
      C
      Affordability
      C+
      Quality of schools
      A+
      Social Life
      A+
      Weather
      B
      Commute time
      C+
      State and local taxes
      B+
      Public transit
      A-
      Pet-friendliness

      Overview of Findings

      Apartment List has released Oceanside’s results from the third annual Apartment List Renter Satisfaction Survey. This survey, which drew on responses from over 45,000 renters nationwide, provides insight on what states and cities must do to meet the needs of the country’s 111 million renters.

      "Oceanside renters expressed general satisfaction with the city overall," according to Apartment List. "With expensive rents in coastal cities, it comes as no surprise that cost of living is a source of dissatisfaction in Oceanside."

      Key Findings in Oceanside include the following:

      • Oceanside renters gave their city a B+ overall.
      • The highest-rated categories for Oceanside were jobs and career opportunities, weather, social life and recreational activities, which all received A+ grades.
      • The areas of concern to Oceanside renters are affordability (C), quality of local schools (C+), safety and low crime (C+) and state and local taxes (C+).
      • Oceanside earned similar scores compared to other cities in California like San Francisco (B+) and San Diego (A-), but earned higher marks than Los Angeles (C+), San Jose (C) and Sacramento (C).
      • Oceanside did relatively well compared to cities nationwide, including Philadelphia (C+), Cleveland (C) and Miami (C+).
      • The top rated cities nationwide for renter satisfaction include Scottsdale, AZ, Irvine, CA, Boulder, CO and Ann Arbor, MI. The lowest rated cities include Tallahassee, FL, Stockton, CA, Dayton, OH, Detroit, MI and Newark, NJ.

      For more information on the survey methodology and findings or to speak to one of our researchers, please contact our team at rentonomics@apartmentlist.com.

      View our national survey results here.
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      Renter Confidence Survey

      Apartment List has released Oceanside’s results from the third annual Apartment List Renter Satisfaction Survey. This survey, which drew on responses from over 45,000 renters nationwide, provides insight on what states and cities must do to meet the needs of the country’s 111 million renters.

      "Oceanside renters expressed general satisfaction with the city overall," according to Apartment ...

      View full Oceanside Renter Survey

      Here’s how Oceanside ranks on:

      B+
      Overall satisfaction
      C+
      Safety and crime rate
      A+
      Jobs and career opportunities
      A+
      Recreational activities
      C
      Affordability
      C+
      Quality of schools
      A+
      Social Life
      A+
      Weather
      B
      Commute time
      C+
      State and local taxes
      B+
      Public transit
      A-
      Pet-friendliness

      Overview of Findings

      Apartment List has released Oceanside’s results from the third annual Apartment List Renter Satisfaction Survey. This survey, which drew on responses from over 45,000 renters nationwide, provides insight on what states and cities must do to meet the needs of the country’s 111 million renters.

      "Oceanside renters expressed general satisfaction with the city overall," according to Apartment List. "With expensive rents in coastal cities, it comes as no surprise that cost of living is a source of dissatisfaction in Oceanside."

      Key Findings in Oceanside include the following:

      • Oceanside renters gave their city a B+ overall.
      • The highest-rated categories for Oceanside were jobs and career opportunities, weather, social life and recreational activities, which all received A+ grades.
      • The areas of concern to Oceanside renters are affordability (C), quality of local schools (C+), safety and low crime (C+) and state and local taxes (C+).
      • Oceanside earned similar scores compared to other cities in California like San Francisco (B+) and San Diego (A-), but earned higher marks than Los Angeles (C+), San Jose (C) and Sacramento (C).
      • Oceanside did relatively well compared to cities nationwide, including Philadelphia (C+), Cleveland (C) and Miami (C+).
      • The top rated cities nationwide for renter satisfaction include Scottsdale, AZ, Irvine, CA, Boulder, CO and Ann Arbor, MI. The lowest rated cities include Tallahassee, FL, Stockton, CA, Dayton, OH, Detroit, MI and Newark, NJ.

      For more information on the survey methodology and findings or to speak to one of our researchers, please contact our team at rentonomics@apartmentlist.com.

      View our national survey results here.