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53 Cheap Apartments for rent in San Diego, CA

Finding cheap apartments in 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, lett... Read Guide >
Hilltop Terrace Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$1,650
500 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Recently renovated. Minutes from I-163 and I-5, near the airport and downtown area. Just 15 minutes from Pacific Beach and the Bay. Smoke-free community. On-site pool, lobby area, and courtyard area.
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4201 51st St. Photo Gallery 1
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$1,550
400 sqft
1 Bedroom
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* Fully Updated and Renovated Unit * Two Weeks FREE w/immediate move-in * Downstairs studio * Chef's Delight Kitchen * Rich Mahagony Color cabinets with Premium Counter-Tops in Kitchen * All Newer Black Appliances Included - Refridgerator / freezer - Electric stove - Oven - Stainless Steel Sink * Beautiful Tile Flooring * Fresh Paint Throughout * Large Spacious Floorplan * Walk In Closet * On-Site Laundry close to unit * Street Parking * Central Location close to College Area * Tenant pays all utilities , water/sewer contribution fee $80 mo. (Up to double occupancy) This newly renovated studio apartment boasts newer appliances, energy - efficient dual pane windows, and other modern upgrades. Enjoy a private and assigned off-street parking spot and the convenience of an on-site laundry room by moving to this community nestled in City Heights, a entral location close to shopping, local eateries, public transportation, military bases, local universities, and more. Tenant pays all utilities. To request a showing or see other properties we have available visit this link: https://app.tenantturner.com/listings/mcdaderealtygroup Pet Policy: One animal allowed under 25 pounds with Petscreen and owner approval (No aggressive breeds) Pet Rent $65/month Pet Deposit $500 for dog $350 for cat PETSCREENING IS A REQUIRED PART OF THE APPLICATION PROCESS FOR ALL APPLICANTS: https://sdrentpros.petscreening.com/ Resident Requirements: 1. Combined Income of Applicants equal to or more than 3 times the monthly Rent 2. Employment verifiable by paystubs and bank statements 3. Minimum 600 Credit Score 4. No Eviction Record, Negative Landlord Reference, Outstanding Landlord Collection, Judgement, or RentBureau reporting of any kind. No malicious or violent crimes can be approved Please Read full Resident Rental Criteria on website before applying. Please note: * All applicants over the age of 18 must submit an application on our website. Applications are non-refundable * Petscreen must be completed for all residents with or without pets at: sdrentpros.petscreening.com * Holding deposit is due upon application approval and becomes security deposit * 6 months of paystubs and bank statements are required from all applicants to verify employment and rental history * To review a sample lease, please visit the For Rent tab on our website Professionally Leased by SDRentpros- McDade Realty Group-Ca. Dre#01247165 For questions or more information, please email us at sdrentprosleasing@gmail.com or give us a call at (619) 330-0114 Amenities: On-site Laundry, Dual Pane Windows, All Appliances Included
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4060 Huerfano Ave Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$1,975
425 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Amazing opportunity for an ideally located condo in the highly sought after BayHo Condominiums. Take advantage of this second floor unit, with resort-like features, including a pool and spa. Take advantage of the covered balcony which provides extra space for relaxing and entertaining. The remodeled and updated floorplan creates a highly functional space and is available now! Location, Location, Location! Walking distance to the new Balboa Ave Trolley Station and Mission Bay. Take the trolley one stop north to UCSD campus, updated UTC mall, theaters, restaurants; or south to OldTown and Downtown in minutes. Living is easy with close proximity to Pacific Beach and San Diego's beautiful coastline less than 4 miles due west.
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3022 Garrison Photo Gallery 1
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1 Unit Available
1 Bedroom
$2,000
500 sqft
Unit 3028 is a 1bed/1bath on 1st level with wood floors & patio area. Month to month lease. Income proof, credit & rental history are checked. Application fee via Rentspree. Tenant pays all utilities except water. Location convenient to airport, fishing marina, downtown, beaches & highways.
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823 44th Street Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$1,950
400 sqft
NEWLY CONSTRUCTED 1 Bedroom HOME in CHOLLAS VIEW. All new appliances, flooring with A/C , high ceilings, stacked washer/dryer unit & small patio. AVAILABLE NOW!!! All prospective applicants MUST VIEW UNIT prior to submitting application.
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8817 Cassioepia Way Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$1,550
Private Bedroom in Sunny Mira Mesa Home With Fenced Backyard Available 07/01/22 A private bedroom is available at this inviting 5 bed, 3 bath Mira Mesa home. Inside, there’s a large and comfortable common area, an eat-in kitchen, and a sleek mix of tile and hardwood floors. Note that offer is available for a limited time for qualified applicants. Please inquire for additional details. Includes This home features furnished common spaces, in-unit laundry, and kitchen essentials including a dishwasher. It also provides high-speed WiFi and monthly professional cleaning services. Parking is available on a first come, first served basis.  About the Neighborhood Nestled in a quiet Mira Mesa neighborhood, this address is close to both Mesa Viking Park and Breen Neighborhood Park for easy green space access. There are a few bus routes nearby, including the 110 Mira Mesa - Downtown, plus the 15 is close by as well. When you’re out of the basics, it’s a short drive to Vons, Trader Joe’s, Walgreens, and H Mart. Within a mile, you’ll have The Kebab Shop, Ariana Cuisine, and The Fancy Fish for some popular dining options.  About Bungalow Bungalow takes the hassle out of housing. We offer private bedrooms and flexible leasing in the country’s most vibrant neighborhoods, match you with roommates you’ll love coming home to, and furnish all the common areas with designer picks. Offering monthly community events, we also make it easy for you to connect with other Bungalow members in your city. About Bungalow: We are on a mission to take the hassle out of renting. When you live in a Bungalow managed property, you are getting a modern, tech-enabled, responsive landlord from Day 1. We have all your needs covered, from utility setup to flexible lease terms, an easy-to-use app for paying rent, on-staff maintenance technicians, a dedicated team of customer support experts, and even optional furnishings and monthly cleanings. Find out why thousands of renters are choosing to rent with Bungalow. (RLNE7462124)
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3732 10th Avenue Photo Gallery 1
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$1,850
370 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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206 Available 07/03/22 STUDIO * This unit will be available some time in July. Exact move in date is not yet been confirmed. This new space was designed to replace the traditional 1 bedroom apartment in order to provide a more affordable and sustainable living alternative in the City. When you open the entry door, you are illuminated by large 7' tall windows, running the width of the space. The space includes a full size custom kitchen, washer and dryer, large bathroom, built in wardrobe closet and bed with drawers below, a linen and vacuum closet, and extensive storage over the kitchen cabinets to maximize functionality. These spaces are designed like a modern Swiss Army Knife, creating all the benefits of a one bedroom in a more efficiently planned space. Amenities include covered Bicycle Storage, Google Fiber Webpass and available Parking and Storage Units. Most importantly, Cayuca offers a place to live with a smaller carbon footprint. Our spaces require less resources to build, heat and cool and solar provides much of the buildings power needs. Our location minimizes the need to use gas and incentivizes walking and biking. These tiny shifts in our daily life will help to rebuild a more sustainable community. CAYUCAHILLCREST.COM Application: https://www.hemlane.com/listings/3732-10th-avenue-san-diego-ca-92103-unit-206/0e0c2454-9337-4648-862c-426b6fbd89d5 (RLNE7521858)
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2249 Ulric Street Photo Gallery 1
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$1,725
325 sqft
1 Bedroom
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Beautiful Studio , Centrally Located - Property Id: 909987 The Astro Vista Apartment communities offer stunning studios like no other! All units are fully remodeled with new, oversized kitchens that feature granite countertops and gorgeous cabinetry. These 350-400 square foot accommodations feature wood flooring, a private bathroom and a linen closet. Utilities are not included.The location of our apartment complex could not be more ideal, as it is only a short walk to the library, community parks, shops, restaurants, and grocery stores. We are right up the hill from the beautiful Fashion Valley Shopping Mall. The University of San Diego is less than a mile away and San Diego Mesa Community College, along with middle and elementary schools are only steps away. We are ideally positioned for fast and easy access to the 8 and 163 freeways. Come visit us today. We are confident you wil want to join our beautiful communities. Apply at TurboTenant: http://rental.turbotenant.com/p/2249-ulric-street-san-diego-ca/909987 Property Id 909987 No Pets Allowed (RLNE7461372)
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401 Aurora Street Photo Gallery 1
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2 Bedrooms
$1,950
780 sqft
Large 2 Bed / 1 Bath - Completely Remodeled and Upgraded, Gated Yard, Conveniently Located Apartment Living - Beautifully Renovated inside and out with Synthetic Wood Floors, Fresh Paint, New Kitchen, Gated Yard, Vending Machine, Laundry Room. Located 10 minutes from downtown San Diego, Pacific Beach, and North Park. Application: https://www.hemlane.com/listings/401-aurora-st-san-diego-ca-92102-usa-unit-411/9a5ea172-8db8-4785-8ecf-d74afe9476cc (RLNE7424903)
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2427 Gatling Ct Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$2,000
700 sqft
2427 Gatling Ct Available 07/22/22 1 Bedroom Duplex Home in Linda Vista w/ Private Garage and Yard - Charming 1 bedroom duplex apartment with fenced in yard features sunny kitchen, spacious living room with vaulted ceiling and new wood floors, central heat, large 1 car garage with laundry hookups and additional off-street parking space. Water, Sewer and Trash included in rent. Quiet Linda Vista neighborhood close to shopping and freeways. Available now. Call for showing. Tenant Pays Gas, Electric and Cable. Landlord Pays Water, Sewer and Trash. RENTAL CRITERIA - Each adult is required to complete a rental application and pay a $50 screening fee online through our website www.MissionCenterProperties.com/vacancies. - Must have a 675+ FICO score and earn 2.5 times monthly rent in verifiable income and good rental references. - Cosigners Not Accepted. No Pets Allowed (RLNE6759947)
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6650 Amherst St Unit 5A Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$1,800
480 sqft
Bright and Remodeled Apartment Located in a Quiet 55+ Community! - This GREAT 1 Bedroom/1 Bathroom Apartment has just been updated with new vinyl plank flooring and fresh paint. Patio sliding doors and windows were recently installed. The unit has A/C unit. With your own private patio you will be able to enjoy the outdoors and scenery from the comfort of your home. This friendly complex offers convenient access into the building and handicapped parking out front if needed. The property includes a community room and laundry facilities down the hall to utilize. Street parking only. Utilities included- water, trash, sewer, HOA fees, pest control, and landscaping Residents must be 55+ to apply. For more information or to schedule a showing please contact Lowell at (619) 589-6222 x 123 The Helm Management Co. No Pets Allowed (RLNE4624399)
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3633 Van Dyke Avenue Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$1,795
400 sqft
3633 Van Dyke Avenue Available 07/15/22 Newly Remodeled One Bedroom in City Heights! - This one bedroom unit has been completely remodeled! Unit features wood look tile throughout. Kitchen is equipped with stainless steel refrigerator and stove. Bathroom has been completely upgraded. Private laundry room attached to unit and mini split system ac in unit. Great central location near shops, schools and parks! No pets please. DRE 01197438 No Pets Allowed (RLNE4293697)
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4064 Highland Av Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$1,895
700 sqft
4064 Highland Av Available 07/01/22 1 bedroom House Totally remodeled with Garage and Gated Parking! (City Heights) - This is a 700 sq ft 1 bedroom house with it's own courtyard and separate garage. The interior is completely remodeled complete with all appliances, new cabinets and countertops, wood floors, looks beautiful. Gated, low maintenance yard with Palm trees. Professionally managed by WeRentSD.com Please call Scott Colbert 619-708-5008 Scott@WeRentSD.com BRE#01836754 (RLNE3795119)
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3050 RUE D'ORLEANS UNIT #322 Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$1,825
547 sqft
3050 RUE DE ORLEANS #322 Available 07/08/22 Fabulous Resort Amenities in Gated Complex Close to Beach - Bright gated resort living: Heated pool, spa, laundry facilities, rec room, fitness center has locker rooms, sauna, steam, and showers, 2 lighted tennis courts, beach volleyball court w/huge BBQs & parklike setting graced w/lily ponds, quaint bridges & lush landscaping. Minutes from downtown, Sea World, Zoo, I-5 freeway, airport, dining and shopping malls. Elevator to unit with mirrored closet doors, breakfast bar, refrigerator, dishwasher and microwave! Tile floors throughout. Dedicated uncovered parking space with storage locker. One year lease. Tenant pays SDGE. Water and Trash included in rent. Unit is occupied. Interior pictures will be posted July, 2022 PETS ALLOWED ON APPROVAL AND WITH EXTRA RENT/DEPOSIT Please call us at (619) 550-7876 or (619) 229-2440 to schedule an appointment for a private viewing. LEASING@CSPMINC.NET Information provided is deemed reliable, though not guaranteed. (RLNE2656377)
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819 University Ave Photo Gallery 1
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$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. - Small Studio $1025-$1075 - Medium Studio $1195 - Large Studio $1295 - Security Deposit $500 -Credit check $25 [Amenities & Facilities] - Utilities Included - Elevator in building - 24-hour check-in/Controlled access entry - Community kitchen and dining area - Public water dispenser - Complimentary continental breakfast - Recreation Room / Laundry Facilities - Weekly Housekeeping - Cable TV - Hair dryer - Free WiFi Internet Access - Mini refrigerator - Microwave - Telephone - Study desk and chair - Dishes and silverware - Towels and linens - Bike parking (Free)
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8404 Mono Lake Dr Photo Gallery 1
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3 Bedrooms
$2,000
1309 sqft
3 bedroom, 2 bath home. Freshly painted home with new fixtures, new Samsung washer and dryer and large spacious front and back yard. Great neighborhood, close to shopping , schools and easy freeway access. May be available earlier than July 1, if needed.
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4775 54th St Photo Gallery 1
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1 Unit Available
1 Bedroom
$1,500
2242 sqft
SAN DIEGO STATE UNIVERSITY 1.8 miles close VERY LARGE ROOM with Bath private bathroom STUDENT housing Fully furnished room with bed, and desk in room with plenty of closet space, full house privileges ALL UTILITIES INCLUDED Upgraded fully furnished home, WIFI, private parking available, full kitchen, appliances, laundry, landscaping, patios, cleaning services Ready for immediate move in. NON REFUNDABLE application fee of $50.00 applies Contact ERNESTO 858-847-5801
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2950 Alta View Drive Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$1,975
675 sqft
Upstairs One-bedroom unit at “Villa Bonita Condominium” – all wonderful features and amenities in a Gated Community with a beautiful park-like setting. Rent: $1950/Month (One Carport parking included), plus a flat fee of $70/Month for Water, Trash and Sewage. You need to pay your electrity usuage, and unit doesn't use GAS. Features: -One Carport parking. -Stackable washer and dryer in unit -Community Laundry room for large wash steps away -Wall unit air conditioner -Microwave -Dish washer -Private balcony (with storage closet) for a leisurely breakfast with the Sunday paper -Wood burning fireplace in living room -Bedroom with huge walk-in closet -Bath with cherry wood cabinetry, granite vanity top, tub/shower combo, updated fixtures and modern mirror over vanity -Kitchen with cherry wood cabinetry, granite counter tops -Steps from community pool, spa, gym, BBQ area and tennis court -Shopping Plaza accross the street with gas station, Ralphs, Jack in the Box, restaurants (Chinese, Mexican, Pizza etc.), liquor store, barber shop, nail salon etc. -Close to Westfield Plaza Bonita Mall, Rohr Park, Chula Vista Golf Course -Close to 54 freeway exits to 805 and 125 freeways. Proof of an active renter's insurance policy must be shown prior to move in. Application fee: $30/Pesrson that is 18 or older and non-refundable Pet Policy: 2 pet maximum. Monthly pet rent is $50/pet, deposit is $500 (up to 2 pets). Breed restrictions apply.
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6684 Reservoir Ln Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$950
1850 sqft
Room for rent with shared bathroom in beautiful, remodeled, 4 bedroom/3 bathroom townhome San Diego. 3 working, young professional roommates currently, 2 female, 1 male. Bathroom shared with clean, responsible male. Single occupant only, no pets (do not ask). Month to month lease terms. Utilities are split amongst roommates at end of each month (approx. $70-$80/mo), not included in rent. Utilities include electric, water, gas, trash and hi-speed internet. Can be furnished upon request with queen bed, floor lamp, night stand, reading lamp, 48" tv & console for additional $25/mo. Amenities included: balcony, central air, central heat, deck, dishwasher, hardwood floors, pool, stainless steel appliance, updated kitchen, updated bathroom, storage, and washer dryer. Utilities included: electricity, heat, gas, internet, air conditioning and water. Walking distance to Ralphs & Starbucks. Trader Joe's, College Area Restaurants, Mission Gorge Hiking Trails close by. Date Available: July 27nd 2022. $950/month rent. $950 security deposit required. Please reply with desired move in date, furnished or unfurnished, and confirmation of no pets. Call for more info.
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722 Peggy Drive Photo Gallery 1
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Studio
$1,500
380 sqft
Amazing studio in San Diego. Amenities included: hardwood floors, stainless steel appliance, updated kitchen, and updated bathroom. Utilities included: cable, electricity, gas, internet and water. Is not pet friendly. Date Available: July 15th 2022. $1,500/month rent. $1500 security deposit required. Please submit the form on this page or contact David at 619-642-6490 to learn more. This property is managed by a responsible landlord using Avail landlord software.
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Co Living - Common at Parco Photo Gallery 1
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$1,934
461 sqft
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Common at Parco offers something for everyone with brand new furnished and unfurnished studios, 1-and 2-bedroom apartments, townhomes, and all-inclusive coliving suites. Your new home features expansive windows, city and mountain views, and private terraces and balconies in select units. The private, fully furnished rooms in shared suites save you hundreds of dollars a month by including a wide range of perks from free WiFi to weekly cleanings of shared community spaces. Each suite is fully-stocked with household and kitchen essentials. Amenities at Common at Parco are designed for community and convenience. Enjoy all the benefits of remote work in the coworking area, or unwind from the day with friends on the rooftop Bridge Deck with BBQ area and views to the bay, downtown San Diego and the Coronado Bridge. Gather with your family or roommates on the terrace level to watch the big game or host a dinner party, taking full advantage of the spaces indoor and outdoor dining areas and full kitchen. Common at Parco also offers a game room, with Pac Man and a pool table, and the convenience of on-site laundry (with beautiful mountain views!) As part of the wave of revitalization in National City, Common at Parco gives you easy access to great food, shopping, activities, and jobs. Your new home is located steps from the new Market on 8th, the Blue Line Trolley, multiple bus stops, and is just minutes from Downtown San Diego, Paradise Valley Hospital, and the Naval Base. Furnished studios are also available. Pre-equipped for high-speed internet (Additional fees apply) *Coliving options may also be available* Additional benefits included if you choose shared living - Free wifi - All utilities included in the rent, including heat, hot water, gas, and electric - Flexible lease terms (3+ Months) - Private, furnished bedroom - Fully furnished shared spaces - Weekly cleaning of all shared spaces included - High- end stainless steel kitchen appliances (Pots, pans, utensils, etc.) - Stocked household essentials (Laundry detergent, toilet paper, etc.)
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Continental Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$1,995
900 sqft
Welcome Home!!! - Property Id: 865908 Our charming, beautifully landscaped community is located in La Mesa, California. Our prime location places you in close proximity to fabulous shopping, enticing restaurants and popular entertainment. With our central location we have something for everyone here at Mesa Cove! Enjoy our well-designed open floor plans, with designer touches you are sure to enjoy. Our apartment homes are fully remodeled with mahogany cabinets, granite countertops, lots of pantry space, stainless steel appliances, upgraded new fixtures, mirrored closet doors in some units, air conditioning and washer and dryer in unit. Our residents enjoy many community amenities. Great landscaping, community pool where you can relax after a long day's work. Laundry room, smoke free community, easy access to freeways and public transportation, and nearby parks. Our community offers assigned paid parking and 24/7 emergency maintenance. Call to schedule your personal tour and Find your new home today! Apply at TurboTenant: http://rental.turbotenant.com/p/7025-waite-dr.-la-mesa-ca/865908 Property Id 865908 No Pets Allowed (RLNE7522296)
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1551 Broadway 28 Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$2,000
636 sqft
Unit 28 Available 08/15/22 Upgraded 1BR/1BA Condo - Property Id: 309299 Beautifully renovated in 2020 with upgraded Kitchen and Bathroom cabinets; with Quartz Kitchen and Bathroom countertops; backsplash; replaced vanity mirror; repainted; tiles throughout unit; replaced sliding door/screen door; all doors, big mirrored closet doors; replaced window, shower doors, ceiling fans, faucets with big Kitchen sink; and stainless steel appliances. A “Must See” condominium. Located near shopping center, freeways and mall. Not to mention, the laundry, community pool and the play area are just right outside this unit. Please text me at (619) 921-4579 for faster response or virtual tour. Apply at TurboTenant: http://rental.turbotenant.com/p/1551-broadway-chula-vista-ca-unit-28/309299 Property Id 309299 No Pets Allowed (RLNE7423055)
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Kenwood Gardens Apartments Photo Gallery 1
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2 Bedrooms
$2,013
1000 sqft
Welcome to Kenwood Drive Properties where we have four unique communities for your choosing. Located on a quiet drive in beautiful Spring Valley only 2 minutes to the 94 and 125 freeways making access to all of San Diego a breeze, there is also public transportation right outside the front gate for your convenience. We offer extremely large floor plans on both 1 and 2 bedroom apartment homes, onsite laundry facilities, off-street assigned parking, and well-groomed landscaping. Two of our properties have refreshing swimming pools. Our onsite, friendly staff is here to make your apartment living easy! Call or stop by to tour your new home.
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What is the typical rent for a studio apartment in San Diego?

The average rent for a studio apartment in San Diego is $2,778.

How expensive are one-bedroom apartments in San Diego?

The average rent for a one-bedroom apartment rental in San Diego is $3,318.

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The average monthly rent for a two-bedroom apartment in San Diego is $4,281.
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What to keep in mind when looking for cheap apartments in San Diego, CA

Finding cheap apartments in 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 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 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 San Diego.

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