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253 Cheap Apartments for rent in Rancho San Diego, CA

Finding cheap apartments in Rancho San Diego takes some ingenuity and effort, as well as quick action. Before you head out on your search, bring along pay stubs, bank st... Read Guide >
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Park Pointe Rancho San Diego
2450 Hilton Head Pl
Rancho San Diego, CA | Rancho San Diego
1 Bedroom
$1,835
670 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,205
924 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated April 15 at 3:54 AM
Furnished apartments with stainless steel name-brand appliances in a complex offering a pool, hot tub and gym equipped with both resistance and cardio equipment. Just off Route 54.
1 Unit Available
12190 Cuyamaca College Drive E #814
12190 Cuyamaca College Drive East
Rancho San Diego, CA | Rancho San Diego
2 Bedrooms
$1,995
850 sqft
Last updated April 14 at 11:22 AM
Upstairs 2 Bedroom 2 Bath Condo Available in El Cajon Rancho Area - The floorplan incorporates 2 bedrooms, modern kitchen with quality appliances, 2 bathrooms including an in suite master bathroom, a cleverly concealed laundry, and a open living/dining area. There is also space to the private covered balcony from which you can admire enjoy the quiet community. This is a quiet, well maintained community where you can enjoy 2 swimming pools, tennis courts, heated spa, and a sauna. This cozy home is located on the second floor and comes with 2 parking spaces. There is also access to tennis courts, a gym, and sauna. It is located minutes from shopping, dining, the 94 freeway, and Cuyamaca Community College. We are a pet friendly community and we will be accepting dogs and cats depending on breed. There is an additional $700 PER pet deposit, limit 2 pets. To be eligible to rent with our company you must obtain renters insurance, have good standing credit, gross 2.5x the rental amount, and NO evictions. (RLNE6564438)
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The Woods Apartments
480 Jamacha Road
El Cajon, CA | El Cajon
2 Bedrooms
$1,884
913 sqft
Last updated April 15 at 3:54 AM
We don't just rent apartments. From the moment you walk through the front door you'll feel the comfort that makes our residents happy to call us home. Cutting edge amenities, meticulously-groomed grounds, and a dedicated staff contributes to a higher standard of living. Convenient shopping, schools, local museums and parks are all close at hand, with sponsored activities to develop new hobbies while getting to know your neighbors.
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2 Units Available
Lakeview Village
3115 Sweetwater Springs Blvd
Spring Valley, CA | Spring Valley
1 Bedroom
$1,925
259 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Last updated April 15 at 6:23 AM
Quiet, private community with two swimming pools, complimentary internet access, fitness center and tennis courts. Apartments feature in-home washer/dryer, designer accent walls, patio/balcony and dishwasher. Pet-friendly!
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1 Unit Available
Summit Park
868 S Magnolia Ave
El Cajon, CA | El Cajon
1 Bedroom
$1,300
590 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Last updated April 15 at 6:14 AM
Units include air conditioners and additional storage. Residents can enjoy on-site amenities such as laundry, pool, and BBQ area. Conveniently situated near I-8 with proximity to Harry Griffen Regional Park.
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5 Units Available
Elán Avante Apartment Homes
8515 Chloe Ave
La Mesa, CA | La Mesa
1 Bedroom
$1,695
688 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Last updated April 15 at 6:10 AM
Gated community minutes away from Grossmont Center. Spacious apartments homes with designer amenities, private balconies and fully equipped kitchens. Full-time emergency maintenance and friendly on-site staff. Launch facility, open parking and available carports.
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1 Unit Available
Talavera Apartments
575 Graves Ave
El Cajon, CA | El Cajon
2 Bedrooms
$1,695
820 sqft
Last updated April 15 at 6:01 AM
Featuring one-level apartment homes and split-level townhomes, these apartments include walk-in closets, washers and dryers, and plenty of storage space. Just blocks from downtown El Cajon and close to freeways and shopping.
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4 Units Available
Highline
8729 Graves Ave
Santee, CA | Santee
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$1,795
577 sqft
Last updated April 15 at 5:21 AM
Welcome to Highline Apartments a home that was built with everything you could want allowing you to experience comfort and luxury. Our newly renovated apartments in Santee Ca offer one and two-bedroom apartments for rent. Indulge in pet-friendly homes that include premium features such as stainless steel appliances, hardwood flooring, and a custom backsplash. Nestled between gently rolling hills and near refreshing lakes, Highline offers the comfortable convenience of urban living with the serenity and comfort of the country. With our community being minutes away from multiple freeways including Hwy 52, Hwy 67, and Interstate 8 as well as great shopping, entertainment, and dining spots, its the ideal place to live. Call us up and schedule a tour to see a home that was made for you.
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1 Unit Available
Monterey Apartments
1005 N Mollison Ave
El Cajon, CA
2 Bedrooms
$1,540
750 sqft
Last updated April 15 at 5:21 AM
Recently renovated community. Access to I-8 and I-67 and public transportation. Smoke-free community. Updated kitchens with granite countertops, hardwood floors, and stainless steel appliances. On-site parking and grill area.
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2 Units Available
Trolley Palm
4302 Palm Ave
La Mesa, CA | La Mesa
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$2,085
911 sqft
Last updated April 15 at 3:55 AM
We are excited to announce, we are under new ownership and new management! Come check out our newly upgraded apartment homes. You will love living here. Call us today to schedule a tour of your new home!
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14 Units Available
The District
8727 Fletcher Pkwy
La Mesa, CA | La Mesa
1 Bedroom
$1,946
557 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,076
851 sqft
Last updated April 15 at 3:55 AM
Peaceful community just steps from the Grossmont Trolley Station and close to Grossmont Shopping Center, Interstate 8 and Highway 125. Units have French doors, double sinks and modern kitchens.
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3 Units Available
Sunset Gardens
848 N Mollison Ave
El Cajon, CA | El Cajon
1 Bedroom
$1,544
640 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Last updated April 15 at 3:54 AM
Welcome to Sunset Gardens located in the heart of El Cajon. We're conveniently located near schools, local parks & freeways. We are also close to popular shopping centers & restaurants. Our lushly landscaped grounds provide a beautiful backdrop as you walk from our large 7 foot pool or laundry area to your updated apartment. Both our 1 and 2 bedroom apartments homes feature a dishwasher, refrigerator, range hood, stove/oven and outdoor space.Whether you chose our comfortable 1 bedroom with a patio/balcony or you chose our 2 bedroom 1.5 bath two story oversized townhome with patio, you will feel at home. Additionally each apartment comes with one dedicated parking spot and an opportunity to rent 1 covered carport when available. We welcome cats and dogs up to 25 lbs for just a small nominal rental amount. Come by, call or e-mail us for a private tour today.
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Echo Pointe
4300 Echo Ct
La Mesa, CA | La Mesa
2 Bedrooms
$2,079
849 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated April 15 at 3:54 AM
LUXURY & STYLE IN THE PERFECT LOCATION At Echo Pointe, we pride ourselves on offering apartments that you’ll be proud to call home. Our two- and three-bedroom floor plans are designed to offer style as well as space, and each apartment is home to a range of amenities and other conveniences that you’ll enjoy on a daily basis. In-apartment conveniences include (but are not limited to) the following: New carpeting and beautiful plank flooring Air conditioning and ceiling fans Quartz countertops Extra storage Stove, dishwasher and refrigerator Spectacular views from select apartments You’ll love our apartments. Contact us today to schedule a tour and discover how luxury living at Echo Pointe can fit into your lifestyle.
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Ivanhoe Village
2675 Fletcher Pkwy
El Cajon, CA | El Cajon
1 Bedroom
$1,675
750 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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3 Bedrooms
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Last updated April 15 at 3:54 AM
Ivanhoe Village Apartments offer a wide variety of extracurricular activities in a relaxing atmosphere while at home! Residents enjoy living in a peaceful and beautifully landscaped community. We are conveniently located close to schools, grocery store, banks and entertainment. All of our apartment homes offer spacious kitchens with ample cupboard space, dishwashers and refrigerators, as well as a balcony, patio or private back yard.
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2 Units Available
Central Park La Mesa
5636 Amaya Dr
La Mesa, CA | El Cajon
1 Bedroom
$1,935
631 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,450
956 sqft
Last updated April 15 at 3:54 AM
Close to Highway 125 and Northmount Park. Peaceful community living includes a pool, playground, and media room. Homes feature stainless steel kitchen appliances, furniture, and a fireplace.
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Parkway Club Apartments
1237 Graves Ave
Bostonia, CA | Bostonia
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$1,905
935 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated April 15 at 3:54 AM
Situated in a quiet residential area with access to shopping malls, schools and grocery stores. All-electric kitchens for easy entertaining. On-site laundry, BBQ/grill area and swimming pool and hot tub.
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8 Units Available
Navajo Bluffs
6575 Jaffe Ct
San Diego, CA | Lake Murray
Studio
$1,520
450 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,800
749 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Last updated April 15 at 3:54 AM
Just off Highway 125. Park-like setting near shopping. On-site amenities include large pool, gym, hot tub, grill area, and laundry. Walk-in closets, hardwood floors, and patios or balconies in each unit.
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eaves La Mesa
5679 Amaya Dr
La Mesa, CA | El Cajon
1 Bedroom
$1,850
647 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,270
968 sqft
Last updated April 14 at 12:52 PM
Near Parkway Middle School, Northmont Park and Highway 125. Modern community with on-site amenities such as a pool, gym and basketball court. Balconies and patios on suites. In-unit laundry and updated appliances throughout.
1 Unit Available
6073 Severin Dr.
6073 Severin Drive
La Mesa, CA | El Cajon
2 Bedrooms
$1,750
720 sqft
Last updated April 15 at 7:19 AM
This upstairs 2br 1ba duplex unit in La Mesa just steps from Northmont Park will be available soon! With close proximity to freeways & shopping and restaurants, this location will be hard to beat! The unit comes with a detached 1 car garage, one driveway space and plenty of street parking. For your comfort, the unit comes with a mini-split AC and a gas wall furnace. For your convenience, you will have your own laundry room with washer/dryer included. Enjoy summertime BBQ's on the large, private patio area over the garages. With all this location has to offer, it won't stay vacant long - give us a call today!
1 Unit Available
5350 Baltimore Dr
5350 Baltimore Drive
La Mesa, CA | La Mesa
1 Bedroom
$1,625
671 sqft
Last updated April 15 at 7:19 AM
Looking for a centrally located, peaceful community? Look no further! This downstairs 1 bed, 1 bath condo is spacious, charming, and will be move in ready early April! The large living room features slider access to the small front patio as well as plenty of space to make it your own. The galley kitchen contains most apps (dishwasher, oven/stove & microwave) and some nice cabinet and counter space. The bedroom offers a sink/vanity, large walk-in closet and access to the nice-sized balcony. Stay comfortable all year long with the central A/C. You'll have one reserved parking space in the off-street lot, plus a plenty of on-street parking. The peaceful complex features lush landscaping, laundry facilities and a sparkling pool/spa. Don't miss out on this amazing opportunity, give us a call today!
1 Unit Available
2974 Stevenson Ranch Court
2974 Stevenson Ranch Court
Chula Vista, CA | Rolling Hills Ranch
Studio
$1,895
650 sqft
Last updated April 15 at 5:03 AM
Available - May 1st (possibly sooner) Located in a great cul-de-sac location in the most expensive parts of Rolling Hills Ranch in eastern Chula Vista, CA. Enjoy great schools at Salt Creek Elementary, Eastlake Middle, Eastlake High. Enjoy spectacular community pools and nearby massive Montevalle Park. This gorgeous FURNISHED detached casita is sure to please. With approximately 650 square feet it offers an open floor plan and ample room to enjoy. Generous space in main living area with plenty more room for a large bed, and a nice bar for dining. Kitchen offers microwave, counter top oven, and high end hot plate. Generous size refrigerator also to be included. Vaulted wood beam ceilings, tile flooring, large flat screen TV, and plenty of storage. 1 full bath that screams luxury. Ceiling fans, dedicated Heat and A/C unit, Security System, Tankless water heater, LED lighting, and much more. Other Amenities To Enjoy High Speed Wireless Internet Directv Sirrius Satellite Radio Surround Sound Washer and Dryer Also included is shared use of large covered patio, BBQ, fire pit, and: Owner just installed a beautiful brand new pool in the backyard and you will have access to it! Parking - 1 off-street parking space is provided. Rent - $1895 per month (FURNISHED) for casita only. The main house is not part of this rental. Utilities - ALL UTILITIES INCLUDED IN RENT - including gas, electric, water, sewer, trash, DISH TV, internet, private security system, gardener and pest control. Pet Policy - No pets. $45 application fee per adult. All adults age 18 years and older must complete a rental application. All applicants must provide application, photo ID, and proof of income along with application fee. Once ALL applicants have provided ALL information we process the applicant's applications. ALL APPLICATIONS ARE PROCESSED FIRST COME FIRST SERVED ONCE ALL APPLICANT INFORMATION HAS BEEN RECEIVED. If applicants are approved and offered a lease they have 24 hours to sign the lease, and 48 hours to provide the security deposit. If approved applicants fail to execute the lease and payment of deposit within these timeframes we reserve the right to move on to the next applicant in line. For further information or to schedule a showing please contact Derrod Properties (619) 948-4029 CA BRE #02030517, #01396672, #01465422
1 Unit Available
8281 Orchard Ave
8281 Orchard Ave
La Mesa, CA | La Mesa
2 Bedrooms
$1,775
730 sqft
Last updated April 15 at 5:03 AM
Beautiful upstairs, end-unit apartment with views across La Mesa and to Mount Helix to the east. Two-bedrooms, one-bathroom. New arctic white kitchen and appliances. New bathroom with hand shower. Vertical blinds throughout with dual-pane windows. Security screen door and plenty of closet space. Each bedroom has a 7x2 closet and there are two closets in the hallway. Don't miss this rare opportunity for an upstairs, end-unit with no neighbor below! *** If you inquire about this apartment, I will respond to you via email. Check your spam folder if you do not get a quick response. *** Income verification and credit check are required. Apply online at www.Orchard8.com. First month's rent and security deposit required. (Deposit equal to 1-2 months rent depending on credit and/or pets) Eight unit apartment building on the corner of Orchard Avenue and Palm Avenue near the center of La Mesa. Close to trolley and freeways. One parking space is provided. Garages, when available, are at additional cost. Water and hot water, as well as trash pickup are included. Separate meters for electricity and natural gas. Coin-operated laundry room onsite with one washer and one dryer. Clothesline is available at the rear of the building. Apartments at 8267-8283 Orchard Avenue have a Walk Score of 87 out of 100. This location is "Very Walkable" so most errands can be accomplished on foot. The Orchard 8 Apartments are an eight minute walk from the Orange Line El Cajon - Santa Fe Depot at the La Mesa Blvd Station stop. Nearby parks include Porter Park, MacArthur Park and MacArthur Park Recreation Center. Garages are subject to availability and additional monthly fee. Notify the manager if you would like a garage. CA DRE#01501472
1 Unit Available
800 North Mollison Avenue #59 - 1
800 North Mollison Avenue
El Cajon, CA | El Cajon
1 Bedroom
$1,595
462 sqft
Last updated April 15 at 5:03 AM
Beautiful condo in the gated community of Villa Grigio in El Cajon. This one bedroom/one bath unit has a newly painted interior, energy efficient stainless steel kitchen appliances, granite counter tops, kitchen back splash, crown molding, and a new stackable washer + dryer. Complex has an attractive pool and tiki style barbecue area that makes already beautiful community truly charming.
1 Unit Available
1104 Persimmon Ave
1104 Persimmon Avenue
Bostonia, CA | Bostonia
2 Bedrooms
$1,795
1100 sqft
Last updated April 15 at 5:03 AM
Large 2 Bedroom/1 Bath. Centrally located and walking distance to shopping centers, schools, Transit. Give us a call for a viewing 619-730-9015 1104 Persimmon Ave. El Cajon CA 92021 In the heart of El Cajon. Give me a call to show you this wonderful unit 619-730-9015. Unit will be available 10/15/2016
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City Guide for Rancho San Diego, CA

"And I went to San Diego, the birthplace of the summer / And watched the ocean dance under the moon" -- From "June on the West Coast" by Bright Eyes

Rancho San Diego, California, is among the census-designated places in - you guessed it -San Diego County. More specifically, it is part of the city of El Cajon. Rancho San Diego's main claim to fame is its excellent location, because it is only about 20 minutes away from Mission Beach, SeaWorld and San Diego's Gaslamp Quarter. So if you're interested in joining its 21,208 residents any time soon, check out the basics on this part of Southern California. See more

What to keep in mind when looking for cheap apartments in Rancho San Diego, CA

Finding cheap apartments in Rancho San Diego takes some ingenuity and effort, as well as quick action. Before you head out on your search, bring along pay stubs, bank statements, letters of recommendations from landlords or employers, and identification. The more proactive you are about your search, the easier it will be to score a deal.

Look for cheap apartments in Rancho San Diego by regularly scouring listings and looking during slower renting seasons, like winter. You can still find a deal if you move during the summer months when apartment hunting is more competitive.

You may be able to find cheap apartments in Rancho San Diego in neighborhoods that are located away from attractions, restaurants, and entertainment. You may need to look farther out than you would prefer, but access to highways or public transportation can get you into the heart of Rancho San Diego.

The building you choose can also make a difference in finding a cheap apartment in Rancho San Diego. Older buildings that need some updating are more likely to have better deals. Walk-up apartments without elevators, on-street parking and few amenities like on-site fitness centers can also signal affordable rents in Rancho San Diego.