11 Cheap Apartments for rent in Oceanside, CA

Last updated July 18 at 5:02pm UTC
1973 Apple St Apt 23
Loma Alta
Oceanside, CA
Updated July 18 at 10:19am UTC
Studio
$1,250
432 Edgehill Lane Unit 193
Loma Alta
Oceanside, CA
Updated July 18 at 10:13am UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,460
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7205 aviara dr
Aviara
Carlsbad, CA
Updated June 21 at 10:44am UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,400
3435 Capalina Rd
San Marcos
San Marcos, CA
Updated July 17 at 5:27pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,500

July 2018 Oceanside Rent Report

Welcome to the July 2018 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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July 2018 Oceanside Rent Report

Welcome to the July 2018 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 increase sharply over the past month

Oceanside rents have increased 0.6% over the past month, and are up slightly by 1.1% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Oceanside stand at $1,770 for a one-bedroom apartment and $2,300 for a two-bedroom. This is the third straight month that the city has seen rent increases after a decline in March. Oceanside's year-over-year rent growth lags the state average of 2.1%, as well as the national average of 1.4%.

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, all of them have seen prices rise. Here's a look at how rents compare across some of the largest cities in the metro.

  • Encinitas has the most expensive rents in the San Diego metro, with a two-bedroom median of $2,490; the city has also seen rent growth of 6.3% over the past year, the fastest in the metro.
  • Over the past month, El Cajon is the only city in the metro that has seen rents fall, with a decline of 0.9%. Median two-bedrooms there cost $1,620, while one-bedrooms go for $1,250.
  • National City has the least expensive rents in the San Diego metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,530; rents were up 0.3% over the past month and 5.6% over the past year.

Many large cities nationwide show more affordable rents compared to Oceanside

As rents have increased slightly in Oceanside, large cities nationwide have seen rents grow more quickly. Compared to most large cities across the country, Oceanside is less affordable for renters.

  • Rents increased slightly in other cities across the state, with California as a whole logging rent growth of 2.1% over the past year. For example, rents have grown by 1.7% in San Jose, 1.6% in Los Angeles, and 1.0% in San Francisco.
  • Oceanside's median two-bedroom rent of $2,300 is above the national average of $1,180. Nationwide, rents have grown by 1.4% over the past year compared to the 1.1% rise in Oceanside.
  • While Oceanside's rents rose slightly over the past year, some cities nationwide saw decreases, including Seattle (-2.0%) and DC (-0.1%).
  • Renters will generally find more expensive prices in Oceanside than most large cities. For example, Phoenix has a median 2BR rent of $1,040, 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 price Median 2BR price M/M price change Y/Y price change
San Diego $1,550 $2,020 0.0% 1.0%
Chula Vista $1,650 $2,140 0.7% 2.7%
Oceanside $1,770 $2,300 0.6% 1.1%
Escondido $1,440 $1,870 1.0% 4.0%
Carlsbad $1,900 $2,460 1.1% 3.0%
El Cajon $1,250 $1,620 -0.9% 0.5%
Vista $1,420 $1,840 0.6% 2.6%
San Marcos $1,540 $2,000 0.3% 3.2%
Encinitas $1,920 $2,490 2.2% 6.3%
National City $1,180 $1,530 0.3% 5.6%
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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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