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8 Apartments under $1,200 for rent in San Diego, CA

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Last updated August 19 at 12:56pm
City Heights
1 Unit Available
Auburn Apartments
4986 Auburn Dr, San Diego, CA
1 Bedroom
$1,195
550 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Minutes from Rosa Parks Elementary School. Within walking distance to area shops, award-winning schools, parks and local museums. Well-groomed landscaping. Spacious interiors with updated appliances. On-site amenities and ample security.
Last updated August 19 at 11:14am
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 19 at 11:13am
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 19 at 08:40am
Hillcrest
1 Unit Available
819 University Ave
819 University Avenue, San Diego, CA
Studio
$1,025
180 sqft
Vantaggio Suites Hillcrest San Diego (University Ave) is located in the heart of the hip and trendy neighborhood hillcrest. We offer bi-weekly housekeeping, free wireless internet, laundry facilities, and cable TV.
Results within 1 mile of San Diego
Last updated August 19 at 11:14am
1 Unit Available
16937 Hutchins Lndg
16937 Hutchins Landing, San Diego County, CA
1 Bedroom
$1,200
119 sqft
Spacious Single Room With Attached Bath (4S Ranch) - Property Id: 142386 1 bedroom with attached bathrooms available in the 2nd floor. Living room/dining area/kitchen/deck - shared. Half bath in the kitchen/living area.
Results within 5 miles of San Diego
Last updated August 19 at 02:29pm
Rancho - Del Rey
1 Unit Available
567 Vista Miranda
567 Vista Miranda, Chula Vista, CA
1 Bedroom
$950
200 sqft
Find studio, 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments for rent at 567 Vista Miranda in Chula Vista. View photos, descriptions and more!
Last updated August 19 at 07:05am
Spring Valley
1 Unit Available
3435 Helix St
3435 Helix Street, Spring Valley, CA
1 Bedroom
$1,200
200 sqft
This is a lovely brand new fully furnished all-inclusive studio with a private exterior keyless entry. The studio is attached to the main house which shares an oversized bathroom. There is an exterior laundry facility on-site for tenant(s) use.
Last updated August 19 at 02:29pm
Otay Ranch
1 Unit Available
1355 Nicolette Ave (Roommate)
1355 Nicolette Avenue, Chula Vista, CA
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$850
959 sqft
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August 2019 San Diego Rent Report

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

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August 2019 San Diego Rent Report

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

San Diego rents increased moderately over the past month

San Diego rents have increased 0.3% over the past month, and are up marginally by 0.5% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in San Diego stand at $1,571 for a one-bedroom apartment and $2,038 for a two-bedroom. This is the third straight month that the city has seen rent increases after a decline in April. San Diego'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

    Throughout the past year, rent increases have been occurring not just in the city of San Diego, 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.

    • 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.
    • National City has the least expensive rents in the San Diego metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,349; rents rose 1.1% over the past month but remained flat year-over-year.
    • Carlsbad has the most expensive rents of the largest cities in the San Diego metro, with a two-bedroom median of $2,486; rents fell 0.9% over the past month but rose 1.7% over the past year.

    Similar cities nationwide show more affordable rents compared to San Diego

    As rents have increased in San Diego, a few other large cities nationwide have also seen rents grow modestly. Compared to most similar cities across the country, San Diego is less affordable for renters.

    • Rents increased slightly in other cities across the state, 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.
    • San Diego's median two-bedroom rent of $2,038 is above the national average of $1,191. Nationwide, rents have grown by 1.6% over the past year compared to the 0.5% rise in San Diego.
    • While San Diego's rents rose over the past year, many cities nationwide also saw increases, including Phoenix (+3.7%), Austin (+3.3%), and Dallas (+2.1%).
    • Renters will generally find more expensive prices in San Diego than most other large cities. For example, Phoenix has a median 2BR rent of $1,085, where San Diego is more than one-and-a-half times 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
    $1,570
    $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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    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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    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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