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Last updated August 1 at 6:26 AM

848 Apartments for rent in Serra Mesa, San Diego, CA

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1 Unit Available
Aldea at Mesa College
7322 Mesa College Dr
San Diego, CA
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$1,860
800 sqft
Last updated August 1 at 6:24 AM
Great location just minutes from San Diego Mesa College. Apartments include bathtub, patio or balcony, and garbage disposal. Community offers e-payments, on-site laundry, a pool, and parking.
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1 Unit Available
Prado Apartment Homes
6304 Rancho Mission Rd
San Diego, CA
1 Bedroom
$1,785
701 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Last updated August 1 at 6:00 AM
Pet-friendly apartment community situated in a peaceful courtyard setting close to Old Town and Downtown San Diego. Tenants have access to a fitness center, picnic area and two swimming pools.
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23 Units Available
Alexan Gallerie
375 Camino De La Reina
San Diego, CA
1 Bedroom
$2,515
656 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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3 Bedrooms
$4,955
1754 sqft
Last updated August 1 at 4:01 AM
Welcome to Alexan Gallerie. A collection of contemporary apartment homes and cutting-edge amenities perched in the city’s most convenient and connected location. From beachside to cityside this is where fashionable living finds a new address in San Diego.
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4 Units Available
Metro Mission Valley
5080 Camino del Arroyo
San Diego, CA
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1 Bedroom
$2,532
700 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,280
1105 sqft
Last updated August 1 at 3:59 AM
LIVE A LUXURIOUS AND ACTIVE LIFESTYLE AT METRO MISSION VALLEY Featuring spacious floor plans, upscale amenities, an ideal location, and environmentally-conscious values, Metro Mission Valley is the place to live in San Diego. Our contemporary atmosphere encourages an active and social lifestyle to ensure you experience the most out of your luxury home and the thriving, trendy city. At The Metro Mission Valley, our friendly team delivers the extra degree of service to create a community living experience unlike any other
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2 Units Available
The Promenade Rio Vista
2185 Station Village Way
San Diego, CA
1 Bedroom
$2,510
652 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,567
1273 sqft
Last updated August 1 at 3:54 AM
Luxury accommodations near I-8 and I-805. Recently renovated with hardwood floors, fireplaces, master suites with walk-in closets, and modern decor. On-site amenities include yoga, sauna, pool, media room, garages and hot tub. Pet-friendly.
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1 Unit Available
Mesa Vista
7980 Linda Vista Rd
San Diego, CA
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$2,115
985 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated August 1 at 3:54 AM
Enjoy outdoor space and convenience with a patio or balcony and walk-in closets in every unit. Amenities include pool and parking. Close to Kearny Moto Park with easy access to Interstate-805 and the Cabrillo Freeway.
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The Missions
2242 Gill Village Way
San Diego, CA
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$3,037
1249 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated August 1 at 3:51 AM
Centrally located apartment community close to freeways, shopping centers and movie theaters. All-electric gourmet kitchens, breakfast bars and private patio/balcony. Community features media room, pool, hot tub and business center.
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19 Units Available
Mira Bella Apartments
3455 Kearny Villa Rd
San Diego, CA
1 Bedroom
$2,550
780 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,120
1198 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$4,070
1453 sqft
Last updated August 1 at 3:50 AM
1-3 bedroom apartments with air conditioning, granite worktops and walk-in closets. The pet friendly community has a gym with yoga studio and pool. Cabrillo Heights Park is on one side, I-805 the other.
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River Front
750 Camino de la Reina
San Diego, CA
2 Bedrooms
$2,390
977 sqft
Last updated July 31 at 9:08 AM
YouTube videos available for leasing tours! Contact our office today for more details! Amenity Package Includes Solar generated electricity in the common areas, solar generated heat in the pool and spa, recycling practices, weather based irrigation. Our Fitness Center offers a full array of cardio and weight equipment; treadmills, elliptical, bikes, free weights, machine weights and stretching equipment. Free Wi-Fi in Leasing Office, Business Center and in pool area Fully operation Business Center with three computers, fax machine, copier and printer Fenced in Dog Park within community Prime Location Benefits We are located along the San Diego River Trail in between Fashion Valley and Mission Valley Malls Less drive time, more down time! Whether you're running an errand, catching a movie, shopping at the malls or escaping to the beach, chances are you'll be there before you know it, by foot, bike, trolley or car Walk, bike or hike along the San Diego River Westfield Mission Valley Mall Westfield Fashion Valley Mall San Diego Art Institute 3 San Diego Trolley Stations Grocery Stores and Restaurants Trader Joes across the street!
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Portofino
2500 Northside Dr
San Diego, CA
1 Bedroom
$2,270
894 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,835
1138 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$3,450
4373 sqft
Last updated July 31 at 9:07 AM
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Club River Run
10041 Rio San Diego Dr
San Diego, CA
1 Bedroom
$1,940
600 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,360
925 sqft
Last updated July 31 at 9:07 AM
This is an all-inclusive community where we provide all the following; you can enjoy our heated lap pool, Jacuzzi, 24 hour fitness center, free fitness classes, business center, rentable clubhouse, free cooking classes, 3 tennis courts, NBA size basketball court, off leash dog park, tanning salon, dog wash station, electronic car charging stations, free gift wrapping station and monthly resident events! Like to travel throughout the county? Walk to Fenton Pkwy trolley stop from your apartment! Club River Run is located in the heart of Mission Valley! Venture out to Mission Valley, Fashion Valley, or Downtown for some of the best San Diego shopping, dining and entertainment. Beautiful San Diego beaches are only 15 minutes away. Easy access to the freeways (15, 163, 8, 805), and walking distance to Fenton Pkwy trolley stop which takes you straight into Downtown or even SDSU! Walk to Qualcomm Stadium, Starbucks, Subway, Oggi's, Ikea, IHOP, Playa Grill (best happy hour ever), the Public Library and Costco! (RLNE2023488)
1 Unit Available
10400 Caminito Cuervo
10400 Caminito Cuervo
San Diego, CA
2 Bedrooms
$2,600
1037 sqft
Last updated July 31 at 4:12 PM
LIGHT, BRIGHT & EVERYTHING NEW! This remodeled & spacious condo in luxurious Mission Ridge features an open kitchen with new stainless steel appliances, vinyl planking, fresh paint, stacked washer/dryer, new bathrooms including vanities, lighting & plumbing fixtures, large balcony, central heat & a/c, cozy fireplace! Community pool, hot tub, bbq area, fitness center, & sauna. Central location close to restaurants, shopping, freeways & more! NO PETS. 2 tenants max. No co-signers or guarantors.
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8034 LINDA VISTA
8034 Linda Vista Road
San Diego, CA
2 Bedrooms
$1,790
874 sqft
Last updated July 31 at 4:12 PM
Available SEP 1. Major Price Reduction. Major Fixer. ............................... It needs lots of work. It should only be rented in its current condition by someone who wants a rent reduction to make repairs. ............................... Tenant has not kept the place up and it shows badly. Too many prospects would take one look and walk away as they want a move in ready condo................. We have been getting so many requests to rent the condo even if we can't clean it before they move in that we will make it available to those individuals who feel they are equipped..... Handyman special. Very Dirty. This would scare away any tenant that wants a move in condition property. ..... This is a basic condo. It is in need of a complete remodel. At the least it needs an industrial deep cleaning. It has original particle board kitchen and baths. Condo will be cleaned, and rented in it's current condition. All cabinets are particle board and are in bad condition. Stove and refrigerator have been replaced, but tenant has not kept up cleaning. Carpet is dirty. It will be cleaned ,but we can't guarantee it will be 100% clean. Unit in need of complete painting. ....... 850 sq ft - complex has pool, tennis court. has large balcony. close to hwys 163 & 805 and Mesa college - 1 year lease. No smoking or pets .... Price reflects current condition. Remodeled rent will be $2500. Owner will offer $$ incentives if new tenant capable of performing own cleaning, or making any repairs/remodling that may be needed during lease. ......
1 Unit Available
2785 Bellezza Drive
2785 Bellezza Drive
San Diego, CA
2 Bedrooms
$2,995
1080 sqft
Last updated July 31 at 9:23 AM
Perfectly Located 2BD/2BA Condo! - Spacious 2 bedroom, 2 bath condo situated in a gated community, conveniently located in Mission City close to Mission Valley & Fashion Valley malls, restaurants, a variety of shopping options and easy freeway access! This condo includes a private balcony, washer and dryer in unit, and a 1 car garage. The community offers a gym, pool, and tennis courts. This centrally located condo and complex has everything, including an ideal location in San Diego near shopping, dining, entertainment, and so much more! Available: Now! Rent: $2,995 Deposit: $3,000 Lease Term: 1 Year Utilities: Tenant Pays All Utilities Parking: 1 Car Garage Laundry: In-Unit Be Advised: No pets permitted No smoking permitted Renters Insurance is Mandatory Please email Rentals@ShoreManagement.com or call (858) 274-3500 x106 to schedule a showing. You can also go to www.RentTheHome.com to view our rental criteria and complete an application. Shore Management is the only authorized agent contracted to represent the owner for the rental of this property. DRE #01272492 No Pets Allowed (RLNE6816764)
1 Unit Available
6151 Rancho Mission Road
6151 Rancho Mission Road
San Diego, CA
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$2,300
878 sqft
Last updated July 31 at 9:19 AM
209 Available 08/15/21 Two Bedroom Two Bathroom Condo in the Mission Verde complex in Mission Valley available for rent October 10th. (May be available sooner.) Rent is $1600 per month. Deposit is $1200. This unit is on the second floor and the balcony overlooks a nice grassy area with trees. The bedrooms are on either side of the living room for added privacy. The master bathroom is inside the master bedroom. The Mission Verde complex features a pool, jacuzzi, one assigned parking space and one unassigned parking space. The tennis courts have lights for nights. Cats and dogs under 25 pounds are ok. To apply please call property management at (619)888-6496. Also call and we can e-mail you a link for a virtual tour on YouTube if the one below doesn't work for you: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mlyg7A8iNDY More info & apply online at https://hunt.com/apartments-for-rent/san-diego-ca?lid=13590629 No Pets Allowed (RLNE6804925)
1 Unit Available
10737 San Diego Mission Rd Unit 113
10737 San Diego Mission Road
San Diego, CA
1 Bedroom
$1,795
616 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Last updated July 31 at 9:19 AM
$1,795- 1 Bed / 1 Bath Condo located in Mission Plaza Complex in Mission Valley - Great Location: 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom Condo features Stainless steel appliances. Refrigerator, built-in microwave, electric stove/oven. Granite counter top in kitchen and bathroom. Ground floor, access to patio from bedroom. AC + large ceiling fans in living room and bedroom. Family friendly community. Community features: The property includes access to laundry facility, 3 swimming pools, jacuzzi, tennis courts, fenced in dog park. Clubhouse with a small gym, sauna, a pool table, beautiful community room with large flat screen TV, comfy couches and a kitchen. You can rent it all out for your own events/parties. Outdoor BBQ grills and picnic seating by the pool. One assigned parking space + one guest spot with your own parking permit. 24 Hour fitness center and the San Diego Trolley are across the street from our quite and beautifully landscaped property. Historic Mission Alcala is also just across the street with a gorgeous Franciscan rose garden. Short walk to shopping, restaurants and entertainment. Easy freeway access. $1,795/month, 1 month security deposit SCHEDULE A VIEWING AT https://app.tenantturner.com/qualify/10737-San-Diego-Mission-Rd * 1 Year Lease Required * First Month’s Rent and Security Deposit due at lease signing. * Terms and rates are subject to change without notice and without any reason. * Pets are only allowed if specified above. * We do business in accordance with the federal fair housing law. * We process the first full application before moving onto the next. This means all individuals over the age of 18 must have paid their application fee, filled out the application in full, viewed the unit, as well as submitted all needed additional paperwork. We will run a thorough background check on each applicant, including your credit, eviction & criminal history. We also verify your rental and employment history. If you are second in line, we will let you know, and refund the screening fee if your application is not processed. * This ad is to be deemed reliable; however, not guaranteed. Resident is to verify all amenities, appliances, terms of the lease, etc. * To submit an application, go to www.ChooseRMG.com and press Available Rentals. Apply accordingly. * Realty Management Group is the only authorized agent contracted to represent the owner of this property. * ARE YOU A PROPERTY OWNER? We would love to give you a FREE RENTAL ANALYSIS. We are here to help! Feel free to call us directly at (619) 456-0000 to learn more about our services. WE LOOK FORWARD TO WORKING WITH YOU!!! (RLNE4751851)
1 Unit Available
6397 Rancho Mission Rd
6397 Rancho Mission Rd
San Diego, CA
2 Bedrooms
$2,800
1300 sqft
Last updated July 31 at 7:14 AM
Central Mission Valley Location-less than 15 minutes to pretty much anywhere in San Diego- 1 minute to get to I-15. This 2bd/2.5ba townhouse is fully remodeled and has panoramic views. This is easily the best unit in the Friar's Mission complex. Best location and best condition. Rent: $2,800 per month Deposit $3,000 1,300 sq/ft plus full 2-car attached garage (all owned vehicles must be stored in garage, other parking available but requires fee and additional permit granted by HOA), additional storage-you won't find this anywhere in Mission Valley. Upgrades: - tile floors throughout upstairs - carpeting downstairs - NEW custom paint throughout - baseboard - crown molding - remodeled guest bathroom with Jacuzzi tub and tile surround - brand new modern master bath with glass tile spa shower - remodeled half bathroom with vessel sink - stainless appliances, granite counter tops, fully remodeled kitchen - ceiling fan in master bedroom - washer and dryer, oven/range, refrigerator, dishwasher, microwave (included) - NEW energy-saving heat and A/C unit - New water softener The upstairs includes garage access from the inside of the townhome, kitchen, dining, living space, upper balcony space, half bath and 3 closets. The downstairs has access to hallway storage, 2 bedrooms and 2 full bathrooms, access to a small yard located off the master bedroom. Community Includes: -2 pools with spas -tennis court -clubhouse (can be rented for parties/gatherings for a small fee) -trash/recycling -water -exterior of the complex was newly painted TENANT PAYS SDGE Application Process: all applicants over the age of 18 must complete an appication to include a credit and background check. All individuals must qualify independently (not as joint applications). First come, first serve basis and will be granted to the best and most qualified. Easy access to I-15, 8, 805 and SR163 Freeway and just minutes away from the Fenton Parkeway, Mission Valley and Fashion Valley Malls.
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2913 Villas Way
2913 Villas Way
San Diego, CA
3 Bedrooms
$3,000
1762 sqft
Last updated December 18 at 6:41 PM
Beautiful 3B/2.5BA w/ 2 Car Attached Garage, Washer/Dryer and Private Patio! - AVAILABLE NOW! Stunning 3B/2.5BA home available in the highly desirable Escala community in Mission Valley! Featuring 1762 SF of living space over three floor levels. Spacious living room boasts vaulted ceilings, beautiful tile flooring, gas fireplace and entertainment center. Upgraded kitchen features steel appliances, amazing leathered granite countertops and ample cabinet space. Master bedroom features attached bathroom with walk-in closet, dual sinks and large soaking tub. Community features private pool, tennis courts, and club house. Located in the heart of Mission Valley close to major freeways, shopping, restaurants and more! SHOWING INSTRUCTIONS: Please call (619) 431-4827 or visit: https://app.tenantturner.com/listings/goodlifepropertymanagement SUMMARY RENTAL CRITERIA - A ?co-signer will be considered ?if? applicant(s) falls short of 2.5 times the rent in income as a household. Co?-?sign?e?rs need to complete a full application. Co?-?sign?e?rs must have a 700+ FICO score and earn 2.5 times the rent in income themselves - Each adult is required to complete a rental application and pay the $45 screening fee - Applicants must make a minimum 2.5 times the monthly rent in gross income as a household - We look for favorable credit history, good references, sufficient income, and the ability to move-in within 2 weeks of the available date - If approved, we require one full month's rent, plus deposit to move-in FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS - DEPOSIT: $2975 - WASHER/DRYER: W/D in unit - A/C: Yes - PET RESTRICTIONS: Two pets max considered for additional $40 monthly pet rent per pet -PET SCREENING: If applying with a dog or cat, submit a separate application for your pet. Please use the following link: www.goodlife.petscreening.com Note: This screening process has a non-refundable fee of $20. If you are applying with an emotional support animal or service animal, we require that you complete an application to validate your service animal. The application fee will be refunded so long as the animal is verified through petscreening.com. Please use the following link www.goodlife.petscreening.com - VIDEO TOUR: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lIs5H3bbskA - SHOWING INSTRUCTIONS: Please call (619) 431-4827 or visit: https://app.tenantturner.com/listings/goodlifepropertymanagement HOW TO APPLY 1. View the property 2. Ensure that you have all the required documents and information needed (photo ID, proof of income) 3. Visit our website www.goodlifemgmt.com/properties find the property, and click "Apply Now" 4. Complete the online application form and attach the requested documents 5. Pay the application fee MORE INFORMATION - AREA INFORMATION: Mission Valley - PARKING: 2 car attached garage - PROPERTY TYPE: House - UTILITIES INCLUDED: Tenant responsible for all utilities - GARDENER INCLUDED: No - YARD: No, private patio - YEAR BUILT: 2004 APPLICATION, LEASE TERMS, AND FEES - APPLICATION FEE: Non-Refundable $45/adult - APPLICATION TURNAROUND TIME: 2-3 business days - LEASE LENGTH: 1 year - SPECIAL LEASE PROVISIONS: N/A - RENTER'S INSURANCE: Tenant must carry renter's insurance w/ minimum $100K liability Good Life Property Management, Inc. CalBRE #01929564 Price, terms, offerings, availability subject to change. All information deemed reliable, tenant to verify all. *Good Life Property Management, Inc. adheres to all Fair Housing Laws* (RLNE5670684)
1 Unit Available
7243 Camino Degrazia #55
7243 Camino Degrazia
San Diego, CA
2 Bedrooms
$2,295
1172 sqft
Last updated April 4 at 11:14 AM
Great 2/2 condo with A/C plus loft! - MOVE IN SPECIAL: $500 OFF FIRST FULL MONTH'S RENT WITH ONE YEAR LEASE!!! This bright 2/2 condo plus loft is ready for move-in. Extra loft provides extra space for an office or added living space. Unit has a large private balcony overlooking Ulric. Master has full bath and large closets. Full bath in hallway, large second bedroom and closets. Washer & dryer in unit. Living room is bright and open, vaulted ceilings and fireplace, Central AC & heating. Garage can house 2 cars tandem. One year lease, cat only with additional deposit. 1 year lease, deposit same as rent. Tenant pays SDG&E, internet etc, owner covers water, trash,HOA fees. All adults over 18 must apply, shown by appointment only. No Dogs Allowed (RLNE3494187)
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Hilltop Terrace
325 Arbor Dr
San Diego, CA
Studio
$1,450
400 sqft
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
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Last updated August 1 at 6:26 AM
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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Arrive Mission Valley
5395 Napa St
San Diego, CA
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$3,267
1090 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated August 1 at 6:25 AM
Just steps away from the SD Trolley and downtown. Luxury amenities featuring a 24-hour gym, refreshing pool and game room. Relax inside your spacious apartment with in-unit laundry, oversized closets and air conditioning.
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13 Units Available
Griffis Mission Valley
1440 Hotel Cir N
San Diego, CA
1 Bedroom
$2,455
729 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,066
1081 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$4,383
1374 sqft
Last updated August 1 at 6:22 AM
Located just off Interstate 8 and close to the San Diego River. Resort-style heated swimming pool, 24-hour state-of-the-art fitness center and BBQ/grill area. Well-appointed apartments with washer/dryer in unit.
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31 Units Available
Pinnacle on the Park
424 15th St Suite 100
San Diego, CA
1 Bedroom
$2,545
697 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,160
883 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$3,985
1185 sqft
Last updated August 1 at 6:14 AM
Situated in the vibrant, diverse, urban East Village neighborhood of Downtown San Diego, Pinnacle on the Park boasts close proximity to the beautiful Marina Embarcadero and 5 star dining restaurants Grab a celebratory beverage at Amplified Ales after a San Diego Padres win at PETCO Park or walk to the Historic Gaslamp District during a girl’s night out. Enjoy the beautiful San Diego weather at Embarcadero Marina Park. Whether you’re pursuing higher educational opportunities at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising, San Diego City College, or working at one of the 700 businesses located in the thriving urban enclave of the East Village.
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688 13th St
San Diego, CA
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$2,225
730 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,830
1315 sqft
Last updated August 1 at 6:08 AM
Located in the East Village Arts District, these luxury units offer a variety of floor plans, complete with amenities like quartz countertops, dual color kitchens, roll-up louver doors and European-style cabinets.
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Neighborhood Guide
Neighborhood overview

Many San Diego renters are choosing to settle down in centrally located Serra Mesa. Serra Mesa offers its residents a peaceful place to live without compromising on access to parks, shopping, and highways. Whether you’re a student, family, or young professional, your Serra Mesa apartment is the perfect home base for enjoying San Diego living.

Transportation

  • I-805
  • I-15
  • I-8
  • SR 163

Demographic

  • Young families
  • College students & downtown commuters

Contains:

  • Ruffin Canyon Open Space
  • Serra Mesa Recreation Center
  • Jones Elementary School
  • Taft Middle School

Close to:

  • Qualcomm Stadium
  • San Diego State University
  • University of California, San Diego
  • San Diego Mesa College

Serra Mesa in three words: community, nature, peaceful

Living in Serra Mesa

Serra Mesa is a community-oriented suburb in central San Diego. Bordered by four major freeways, Serra Mesa is convenient to anywhere you want to go in San Diego, whether that’s to school at one of the major universities, to work downtown, or to any of the popular beaches. It’s a great place to rent for students, families, or anyone who wants a relaxing place to call home while being just minutes away from great shopping, recreation, and family-friendly entertainment.

Renting in Serra Mesa, San Diego

You’ll have plenty of options when you’re ready to rent an apartment in Serra Mesa. There’s a wide range of prices and styles, so depending on your preference (and budget) you can rent a brand new luxury 1-bedroom apartment or an older single-family home for the same monthly rent. Some of the newer complexes were built with commuters in mind and are located right at the 805/163 interchange. The apartments in northwestern Serra Mesa are also close to Sharp Memorial Hospital and Rady Children’s Hospital, making them a popular choice for employees of the hospitals and surrounding medical offices. For UCSD students, living near the 805 means you can be on campus in under 15 minutes. On the southern end of Serra Mesa, football fans can rent an apartment that’s walking distance to Qualcomm Stadium for Chargers home games. Living off of Mission Village Drive offers easy access to not only the stadium, but also Fenton Marketplace shopping (IKEA, Costco, and Lowe’s), I-15, and I-8. SDSU students in this part of Serra Mesa can make their campus commute in about 10 minutes.

Things to do in Serra Mesa

While Serra Mesa doesn’t have a lot of entertainment within its borders, it does have plenty of the conveniences that make suburban living comfortable. There’s a Ralph’s, Costco, IKEA, and dozens of smaller retailers in the shopping centers along Friars Road. For a full day of shopping, you’re just minutes away from Fashion Valley Mall, the largest mall in San Diego. Serra Mesa nature lovers can take advantage of the abundance of natural beauty that’s perfect for hikers, bikers, and families. The Ruffin Canyon Open Space trails are primitive, but are being maintained and improved by the Friends of Ruffin Canyon. The Ruffin Canyon area spans most of Serra Mesa, but the trails can be accessed from Taft Middle School. You’ll find more modern trails just south of Serra Mesa on the San Diego River Trail system. The trail still has some gaps but there are completed segments from Ocean Beach to the Mission Valley YMCA and then from Riverwalk Golf Club to the 805.

Part of what makes Serra Mesa such a great place to rent is the strong sense of community pride here. The volunteer-run Serra Mesa Community Council works to improve the neighborhood and keep residents happy. Recent initiatives include park improvements, outdoor movie screenings, and raising funds to launch a Serra Mesa farmers’ market.

Residents of all ages love renting in Serra Mesa, so you can find an apartment that suits your lifestyle whether you’re a student, professional, young family, or retiree. Wherever you choose to rent in Serra Mesa, you’re never far from a freeway; you’ll spend less time in neighborhood traffic and more time relaxing in your apartment. When you’re not out and about in Serra Mesa, you’re never far from beautiful beaches or lively nightlife downtown. Serra Mesa apartments offer the best of both worlds: you’ll be close to urban living while still coming home to a peaceful community.