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201 Apartments for rent in Santee, CA

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Last updated December 19 at 7:58am UTC
Carlton Heights Villas
9705 Carlton Hills Blvd
Santee, CA
Updated December 19 at 3:17am UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,352
2 Bedrooms
$1,832
10282 Norma Gardens Drive
Santee
Santee, CA
Updated December 19 at 5:55am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$2,095
9885 Caspi Gardens Dr #5
Riverwalk
Santee, CA
Updated December 18 at 11:13am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$2,150
10714 Holly Meadows
Santee
Santee, CA
Updated December 19 at 5:54am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$2,095
8919 4th Street
Santee
Santee, CA
Updated December 19 at 7:58am UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,595
9852 Buena Vista #2
Riverwalk
Santee, CA
Updated December 5 at 10:26am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,895
1406 Katie Lane
Riverwalk
Santee, CA
Updated December 4 at 11:15am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$2,300
10047 Bilteer Ct
Riverwalk
Santee, CA
Updated November 16 at 11:44am UTC
4 Bedrooms
$2,600
10775 Valor Place
Riverwalk
Santee, CA
Updated November 15 at 11:50am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$2,275
9423 Lake Canyon Road
Santee
Santee, CA
Updated December 17 at 11:56am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$2,900
8752 Glen Vista Way
Santee
Santee, CA
Updated December 17 at 11:56am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$2,800
9243 Lake Country Dr
Santee
Santee, CA
Updated December 15 at 10:22am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$2,400
465 Whispering Willow Dr
Riverwalk
Santee, CA
Updated December 15 at 10:21am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$2,175
9460 Hornbuckle Dr.
Santee
Santee, CA
Updated December 13 at 11:30am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$2,350
10426 Avanti Ave
Riverwalk
Santee, CA
Updated December 10 at 12:03pm UTC
4 Bedrooms
$2,595
10630 Ironwood Ave
Riverwalk
Santee, CA
Updated December 9 at 10:21am UTC
5 Bedrooms
$2,795
Results within 1 miles of Santee, CA
8731 Graves Ave #42
Sky Ranch
Santee, CA
Updated December 4 at 11:23am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,750
1811 Montilla Drive
Sky Ranch
Santee, CA
Updated November 30 at 11:01am UTC
4 Bedrooms
$2,750
2003 Copper Ridge
Sky Ranch
Santee, CA
Updated December 18 at 9:37pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
$2,600
City Guide
Santee
Looking for Rental Property in Santee

If you want to move to Santee, take note that more people own than rent here, with about 68 percent of homes being owner occupied and about 29 percent renter occupied. In addition, the vacancy rate is less than 4 percent, which means you might be in a pickle looking for a place in the city. After all, who doesn't want to live about 25 minutes from the beach? So try to look for a rental at least three months in advance to ensure you get the one you want.The cost of living in this city is about 30 percent higher than the nation's average. Of course, that's probably what you expected to hear when researching a San Diego suburb, right? And it could always be worse, considering that some Southern California cities are double the national average when it comes to cost of living. Now you should be looking on the bright side as you search for rentals!Since the vacancy rate is so low in Santee, being prepared to snatch up any rental you think is a good idea. For best results, know ahead of time whether you have a great credit score and rental history. That will give you more leverage than if you're a first-time renter or have bad credit. And be prepared to put down a deposit on the same day you tour those highly-coveted two bedroom apartments or larger house rentals in Santee. They go fast!

Santee Neighborhoods

If youre looking for cookie cutter master-planned communities, you won't find many in Santee. Most of the neighborhoods here are well established and peaceful, with homes that don't all look the same and many streets without sidewalks. This means you get a slightly country, rural feel without having to go too far out in the boonies. Take a look at an overview of some of the areas you can choose from in Santee.

*Carlton Hills: *This is on the northwestern side of the city, and it's one of the most expensive areas in which to live. It has lots of medium-sized houses that are mainly owned occupied, though there are also some high-rise apartments for rent. The schools here are considered good and the crime is low, which partially accounts for the higher price of housing here. Plus, it's close to the 52 freeway and just north of Mast Blvd, which is a major street in Santee. *$$$$
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Santana St and Len St:On the other side of the city is another expensive area in which to live. Most of the properties are medium and large houses that are owner occupied and at least a decade old. There are some townhomes and houses for rent, though, which might be ideal if you want to live in a safe area close to Santana High School and Willowbrook Country Club on the eastern side of Santee. $$$$

Summit Ave and Summit Crest Dr:If you want slightly more affordable housing, this area is right between the two more expensive neighborhoods in the city. It comprises everything from large houses and high-rise apartments to small apartment complexes. Plus, Woodglen Vista Park is within this community. $$$

Mast Blvd and Magnolia Ave:This is another more affordable part of Santee. The Town Center Community Park is located here, as well as a few shopping centers and a hospital. These amenities might be why the vacancy rate here is lower than the city's average. $$$

City Center:This is where you should live if you're looking for an urban atmosphere that's close to business parks, stores, hotels and cafes. Housing here ranges from studio apartments and high rises to mobile homes and medium-sized houses, so you have lots of options. Santee Trolley Square and the 52 freeway are also nearby, making your commute as easy as possiblean important trait in busy Southern California. $$

Prospect Ave and Fanita Dr:Another affordable part of Santee, this area is urban and has a mix of mobile homes, high rises, and small houses for sale and rent. Grossmont College, which is a community college, is within this area. Additionally, there are parks and golf courses sprinkled around this part of Santee, taking full advantage of the nice weather, which tends to be a bit warmer than along the coast. $$

Life in Santee

Like most suburbs in the giant state of California, it's best to have a car in this city if you want to get around town. Major freeways that you'll probably use include State Routes 52, 125, and 67. But there are some public transportation options, including at least 7 bus routes that serve the area. In addition, if you want to ride the trolley, the Green Line can take you around Santee or even to downtown San Diego.

As far as recreational options in Santee, locals are minutes away from plenty of golf courses and parks, including Santee Lakes Regional Park and Campground, Town Center Community Park, and Mission Trails Regional Park, which has more than 40 miles of hiking trails. Pack a picnic and head out for a day at the park! Plus, residents of Santee are only about a half hour away from all the recreational activities offered in San Diego. They include Balboa Park, SeaWorld, numerous beaches, Old Town and Gaslamp Quarter, to name some popular attractions.

In general, Santee is a great place to check out if you want a quiet, safe suburb that is a few freeway exits away from famous amusement parks and beaches. No matter what kind of housing you are looking for, surely you'll find it in one of the many neighborhoods here.