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Last updated September 16 2019 at 3:37 PM

11 Studio Apartments for rent in San Marcos, CA

Last updated September 13 at 12:12am
5 Units Available
Block C
250 North City Dr, San Marcos, CA
512 sqft
Pet-friendly community with a pool and sundeck. Minutes from shopping and the area's restaurants. Pet grooming station, fitness club and lounge area. Spacious interiors with updated features.
Results within 5 miles of San Marcos
Last updated September 16 at 03:21pm
15 Units Available
Softwind Point
881 Soft Wind Rd, Vista, CA
500 sqft
Communal amenities include gym, pool and parking. Residents enjoy units with air conditioning, ceiling fans, dishwashers, extra storage, bathtubs and more. Located close to major freeways, convenient for commuters.
Last updated September 16 at 12:20pm
29 Units Available
Solana at Grand
1501 E Grand Ave, Escondido, CA
440 sqft
Welcome to Solana at Grand Surrounded by mountaintop views and perfectly located in the heart of Escondido, see why our newly renovated apartments are the perfect home for you.
Last updated September 16 at 12:34pm
Rancho Santa Fe
1 Unit Available
6012 Paseo Delicias
6012 Paseo Delicias, Rancho Santa Fe, CA
404 sqft
Commercial unit available for Retail or Office use. Nestled just off Paseo Delicias and great walkability among the RSF Village. Application: https://www.hemlane.
Last updated September 16 at 08:31am
1 Unit Available
6890 Mimosa Drive
6890 Mimosa Drive, Carlsbad, CA
300 sqft
Brand new studio in luxury Aviara Home. No onsite laundry.
Last updated September 16 at 02:46pm
Rancho La Costa
1 Unit Available
2005 Costa Del Mar Rd.
2005 Costa Del Mar Road, Carlsbad, CA
791 sqft
This lovely FURNISHED vacation rental is available on a month to month basis. Rent ranges from $2,700 to $3,000/month depending on season and length of stay. Water, trash, basic cable, internet and local phone calls are included in lease.
Results within 10 miles of San Marcos
Last updated September 16 at 12:31pm
Olde Carlsbad
6 Units Available
Elan Beachpointe
1000 Chinquapin Avenue, Carlsbad, CA
420 sqft
Easy access to the beach and parks. This beautiful community offers skylights, assigned garage spaces, vaulted ceilings and large windows in each home. The community is pet-friendly and features a grill area, pool and laundry.
Last updated September 16 at 03:22pm
Olde Carlsbad
28 Units Available
Reserve at Carlsbad
2262 Avenida Magnifica, Carlsbad, CA
400 sqft
Just minutes from The Shoppes at Carlsbad and other shopping. Community amenities include BBQ area, dog park and fitness center. Studio, 1-2 bedroom apartments available with close access to I-5 and I-78 freeways.
Last updated September 16 at 01:31pm
North Beach
2 Units Available
Carlsbad Coast Apartments
357 Chesnut Ave, Carlsbad, CA
415 sqft
Minutes to Tamarack Beach. Spacious apartments with dishwashers and ceiling fans in a controlled access community with a swimming pool, fitness center and two laundries. Garage parking available.
Last updated September 16 at 12:05pm
Solana Beach
6 Units Available
Elan Sandpiper Del Mar
833 South Cedros Avenue, Solana Beach, CA
400 sqft
Seaside community in Solana Beach, CA. Large studio apartments with full baths, private balconies, and updated flooring. Swimming pool and BBQ area next to attractive landscaping and on-site laundry facility.
Last updated September 16 at 12:20pm
Carmel Valley
45 Units Available
One Paseo
3275 Del Mar Heights Road, San Diego, CA
590 sqft
Say hello to One Paseo Living.A collection of modern homes in the heart of a walkable, vibrant village filled with hip retail, boutiques and restaurants. Come on by and have a look.

September 2019 San Marcos Rent Report

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

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September 2019 San Marcos Rent Report

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

San Marcos rents declined significantly over the past month

San Marcos rents have declined 0.5% over the past month, but have been relatively flat at 0.1% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in San Marcos stand at $1,544 for a one-bedroom apartment and $2,003 for a two-bedroom. This is the second straight month that the city has seen rent decreases after an increase in June. San Marcos' year-over-year rent growth lags the state average of 1.0%, as well as the national average of 1.5%.

    Rents rising across the San Diego Metro

    While rents have remained steady in the city of San Marcos throughout the past year, cities across the metro have seen a different trend. Rents have risen in all of of the largest 10 cities in the San Diego metro for which we have data. 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 1.7%. The median two-bedroom there costs $2,157, while one-bedrooms go for $1,662.
    • Over the past month, Encinitas has seen the biggest rent drop in the metro, with a decline of 1.7%. Median two-bedrooms there cost $2,407, while one-bedrooms go for $1,855.
    • Carlsbad has the most expensive rents of the largest cities in the San Diego metro, with a two-bedroom median of $2,462; rents decreased 1.0% over the past month but were up 1.3% over the past year.
    • National City has the least expensive rents in the San Diego metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,363; rents increased 1.0% over the past month and 0.5% over the past year.

    Many large cities nationwide show more affordable rents compared to San Marcos

    Rent growth in San Marcos has been relatively stable over the past year - some other large cities have seen more substantial increases. Compared to most large cities across the country, San Marcos is less affordable for renters.

    • Other cities across the state have seen rents slightly increase, with California as a whole logging rent growth of 1.0% over the past year. For example, rents have grown by 1.3% in San Jose, 1.0% in San Francisco, and 0.5% in Los Angeles.
    • San Marcos' median two-bedroom rent of $2,003 is above the national average of $1,191. Nationwide, rents have grown by 1.5% over the past year compared to the stagnant growth in San Marcos.
    • While rents in San Marcos remained moderately stable this year, similar cities saw increases, including Phoenix (+3.7%), Austin (+3.2%), and Dallas (+2.0%); note that median 2BR rents in these cities go for $1,089, $1,465, and $1,134 respectively.
    • Renters will generally find more expensive prices in San Marcos than most large cities. For example, Phoenix has a median 2BR rent of $1,089, where San Marcos 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.

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    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.

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