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52 Cheap Apartments for rent in Santee, CA

Finding cheap apartments in Santee 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... Read Guide >
9859 Gandy Ave Peace Cottage Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$850
108 sqft
***Furnished Cabin Private Entrance Drama Free - Property Id: 953171 *****Peace Cottage is in a quiet location behind house. Utilities incl. It is fully furnished with twin bed chest of drawers countertop microwave refrigerator comfy chair and much much more including a gazebo where u can sit and enjoy a snack and see a pretty view. Very quiet. The bathroom recently renovated has a walk in shower, vanity, toilet and kept very clean. It is approx 25 ft from Cabin inside main house. Utilities incl. Close to shopping and public transportation. U need a vehicle or bike. ***************************************** You need an income of 3000.00 month to qualify ***************************************** No smoking, pets or overnight visitors. Apply at TurboTenant: http://rental.turbotenant.com/p/9859-gandy-ave-santee-ca-unit-peace-cottage/953171 Property Id 953171 No Pets Allowed (RLNE7620971)
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Results within 1 mile of Santee
Sunset Terrace Apartments Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$1,707
697 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,224
980 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Sunset Terrace is located at 325 E. Bradley. Offering two different floor plans one with washer and dryer connection the other with a breakfast bar bot ranging from 1100 sqft. Amenities include central air and heat, cable hook-up, phone jacks upstairs and downstairs, assigned carports, privacy backyards, sparkling swimming pool and spa, and more. This rental community is pet-friendly and is located in the 92021 ZIP code. For more details, contact our office or use the online contact form and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.
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Results within 5 miles of Santee
Corinthian Apartments Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$1,920
540 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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3 Bedrooms
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We are located off of Montezuma Road in the College area, less than 1 mile from SDSU Campus. Centrally located with easy freeway access, close to stores, and transit, our Community puts you within minutes of all that San Diego has to offer. This quiet community offers beautiful landscaping, a pool, onsite laundry facilities, and assigned gated parking. Give us a call or come by to take a look at this gem in apartment living that you will soon call home.
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Shady Lane Apartments Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$1,958
700 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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3 Bedrooms
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Shady Lane Apartments delivers easy access to main locations. We are blocks away from Sprouts, Walmart Garden Center, Grocery Outlet, Walgreens, Valley Foods, Food Land, and Big Lots. Not to mention all of the restaurants and specialty stores right around the corner. School drops and pickups; as we are right next door to El Cajon Schools. Need to run some errands? No problem, unwind from the daily grind with a visit to El Cajon's beautiful Wells Park; which is right across the street. Come on by and see for yourself why Shady Lane is the place for you!
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3562 Niblick Dr. Photo Gallery 1
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Studio
$1,625
232 sqft
** Please do not disturb occupants - this is attached to main house ** * Management assisting with placement only, owner has final decision. Sorry no Third Party Payments or Co-Signors * Beautifully appointed Large Spacious Studio * Drive by only at this time * Quiet neighborhood and ample street parking * Laminate Flooring * Air Conditioning * Tiled Walk In Shower * Flat Screen Tv * Micro Convection Oven * Stove Top * Refrigerator * Beautiful Solid Surface Counters * Ceiling Fan *Full Size Closet w/ Mirror Closet Doors * Full Size Washer/Dryer * Wi-Fi Included * Electric, Gas, Water and Trash Included * Deposit is $1695 * Application Fee $45 This is an attached Studio to Owner's Home. Single or Double occupancy only Preferred. Tenant is subject to Owner Approval. Renters Insurance Required for all residents. One small animal under 25 lbs maximum considered with additional $500 deposit. Please Read Tenant Rental Criteria on website before applying. 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. Social security number and Minimum 650 Credit Score required for all applicants 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, First month rent due at move in * 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 * No Subleasing 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: Wifi and Trash Included, Washer and Dryer, Water Included, Electricity Included
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7351 La Mesita Pl unit #1 Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$1,995
675 sqft
Amazing Home 1Bedroom 1Bath - Property Id: 779237 Beautiful cozy home 1Bedroom 1 Bath Freshly painted and complete remodel home with stainless still appliances. 10 Minutes to downtown San Diego and the beach. very desirable neighborhood. Beautiful landscape No smoking allowed. No dogs Renter pays flat monthly fee of $125 for utility's, gas, electric , water and garbage. What I love about this home is everything looks great! Gorgeous floors, granite counter tops, soft close cabinets, newer Kitchen, unique interior details and modern design. Plus, the neighborhood is secluded and quiet yet near all the fun and conveniences that everyone loves in La Mesa! Garage is not included Apply at TurboTenant: http://rental.turbotenant.com/p/7351-la-mesita-pl-unit-%231-la-mesa-ca/779237 Property Id 779237 No Pets Allowed (RLNE7517030)
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6505 Saranac St Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$1,295
1552 sqft
Room for rent minutes from SAN DIEGO STATE UNIVERSITY Private room fully furnished w/shared bathroom Full house privileges of fully furnished house with all appliances, laundry room all utilities & WIFI included! CALL/ TEXT LUIS 858-847-5801
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505 East Madison Avenue Photo Gallery 1
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2 Bedrooms
$2,000
925 sqft
Property in Gated community, central location in El Cajon with 2 Bedrooms and 1.5 baths (half bath in master bedroom).Tile and vinyl flooring, granite countertops in kitchen and bathrooms. AC wall unit in the living room. NOBODY UP OR DOWN. Complex features: Pool/Spa, Exercise Room, and Laundry room a few steps away. Close to freeways, shopping centers, and schools. Date Available: Sep 1st, 2022. $2,000/month rent. $1,500 security deposit required. Please submit the form on this page or contact LIEN NGUYEN at 619-382-6112 to learn more. This property is managed by a responsible landlord using Avail landlord software. Amazing 2 bedroom, 1.5 bathroom condo in El Cajon. Amenities included: pool, updated kitchen, and updated bathroom. Utilities included: electricity, internet, air conditioning and water. Is not pet friendly. Date Available: Sep 1st 2022. $2,000/month rent. $1,500 security deposit required. Please submit the form on this page or contact LIEN NGUYEN at 619-382-6112 to learn more. This property is managed by a responsible landlord using Avail landlord software.
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588 N Mollison Ave Photo Gallery 1
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Studio
$1,370
356 sqft
Property Address: 588 N Mollison Ave | El Cajon, CA 92021 Offered By: Vista International Inc Description: We just opened our doors and offer short-term monthly stays for all our studios! Each studio is unfurnished and has been fully renovated with brand new flooring and appliances, including an air fryer, microwave, 1- burner cook top and a full- size refrigerator. All utilities and Wi-Fi are included in the monthly rent, as well! Vista De Luna has a sparkling swimming pool and spa. We are conveniently located right off the I-8 freeway in El Cajon. It is in a prime location, only minutes away from shopping, entertainment, and great schools. Rates starting at $1,370! Pets are welcomed with a pet deposit and monthly pet rent! PLEASE READ THE REQUIREMENTS BEFORE APPLYING: •Credit score must be no less than 550 •Monthly gross income to qualify must be 2 times the rent •We will not accept past evictions, judgments, or collections from a management company or landlord *Note above list is primary qualifications, call our office for secondary qualifications* Come see your next home at Vista De Luna - we are located at 588 N Mollison Ave. El Cajon, CA 92021. Our office is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. To schedule a viewing please contact us at 619-873-0446 or vistadeluna@vistainternational.org.
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Results within 10 miles of Santee
Mesa Ridge Apartments Photo Gallery 1
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Verified
6 Units Available
1 Bedroom
$1,230
650 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,614
900 sqft
Welcome to premium residential living at Citron Apartments in beautiful Las Vegas, Nevada! Relax in style when you come home to our airy one or two bedroom apartments with carefully-selected amenities such as a washer and dryer, a private balcony with storage, energy efficient appliances and more. You will enjoy convenient community features like our 24h fitness center and on-site pet park.Our apartments are right off of Highway 95, and within close distance of McCarran International Airport and the Galleria Mall, which means our residents enjoy premium access to some of the best shopping, entertainment and restaurants Las Vegas has to offer. Citron has everything you need to turn your daily life into a retreat!
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Lantana Hills Apartments Photo Gallery 1
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Verified
6 Units Available
1 Bedroom
$1,995
650 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,095
738 sqft
Pet-friendly apartments feature a large patio deck, private fenced yard and private garages. Community has a bus stop for easy commuting, zen gardens and two pools. Located close to Balboa Park and Coronado Beach.
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3776 Alabama Street Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$1,650
378 sqft
******55+ Community***** Cozy 1 bedroom/1 bath condo on the border of Hillcrest/North Park. Remodeled and move in ready at the 55+ community of Villa Sao Miguel. Tenant must be 55 or older. Located in the main building, this unit is located in a quiet part of the complex away from the street noise, is on the top floor with no one above you, sounds of the waterfall and brook outside the windows, and easily accessed from the elevator or stairs. New luxury 100% water proof vinyl plank flooring with underlayment, new paint, new base boards, new trim, new blinds, and overhead lighting fixtures make this home feel fresh and comfortable. Immaculate with great natural light, this gated community also offers a non-assigned parking spot with permit/decal for one vehicle. Smart & Final is one short block away as well as public transportation. It's an extremely walkable place to live, encompassed with coffee shops and restaurants. The building includes a coin operated laundry room, billiards room, library, gym, and common area/recreation room. Close to public transportation, 2 minutes from Balboa Park, and a short walk to Hillcrest, Morley Field Sports Park, and the San Diego Zoo. Owner pays water, sewage, and trash. Tenant is responsible for all other utilities. Schedule a self guided tour with Rently.com. Rental Terms: Rent: $1,650, Application Fee: $50, Security Deposit: $1,650, Available Now Pet Policy: Cats not allowed, Dogs not allowed This property allows self guided viewing without an appointment. Contact for details.
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2520 Polk Avenue Photo Gallery 1
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2 Bedrooms
$2,000
624 sqft
12473 Lomica Drive Photo Gallery 1
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1 Unit Available
2 Bedrooms
$2,000
1450 sqft
3549 Castle Glen Dr Unit 110 Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$1,945
582 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Bright 1B/1BA Condo in Serra Mesa w/ Reserved Parking Space & On-Site Laundry! - AVAILABLE NOW! For complete lease terms and how to apply, please go to our website. SHOWING INSTRUCTIONS: Call (619) 431-4827 or visit www.goodlifemgmt.com/properties 3D TOUR: https://www.zillow.com/view-3d-home/dcade4f1-ad8e-43b4-b800-25732d53d138?setAttribution=mls&wl=true Bright 1B/1BA condo available for lease in Serra Mesa featuring approximately 582 SF of living space over one level. Open living room, dining & kitchen. The kitchen features stainless steel appliances. Ample storage space with closet in the living room and hallway. The unit has an attached private patio, one reserved parking space. Sunburst community offers a spa, swimming pool, and card-operated laundry on-site. Convenient location in Serra Mesa close to schools, shopping, and dining! FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS - WASHER/DRYER: Coin-Op on site - AIR CONDITIONING: No, Heat only - PARKING: 1 reserved spot - UTILITIES INCLUDED: Water, Trash, Sewer - PET RESTRICTIONS: Pets allowed, 1 pet only under 30lbs considered for an additional $40 monthly pet rent APPLICATION, LEASE TERMS, AND FEES - APPLICATION FEE: Non-Refundable $50/adult (all occupants 18+ need to submit an application) - APPLICATION TURNAROUND TIME: 2-3 business days - LEASE LENGTH: 1 year - SPECIAL LEASE PROVISIONS: NON-WARRANTED: The following items or personal property are included in the Premises without warranty and Landlord will not maintain, repair or replace them: Microwave & oven display - RENTER'S INSURANCE: Tenant must carry renter's insurance w/ minimum $100K liability SUMMARY RENTAL CRITERIA -We look for favorable credit history, good references, sufficient income, and the ability to move-in within 14 days of the available date. -If approved, we require one full month's rent, plus deposit to move-in -We do not accept co-signers -Please read the full rental criteria when submitting an application. Bryce Baker - DRE #02041083 Good Life Property Management, Inc. CalDRE #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* (RLNE6682317)
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526 Concepcion Ave Photo Gallery 1
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2 Bedrooms
$1,995
875 sqft
TOTALLY REMODELED SPRING VALLEY DUPLEX - This 2 bedroom, 1 bath unit has been completely remodeled with new flooring, new paint, updated kitchen cabinets and appliances, newer bathrooms and newer windows. Washer/dryer hook ups in the kitchen. This is a great location with easy access to both the 125 and 94 freeways for easy commuting. HUGE private fenced backyard, and off-street driveway parking. small pets considered, breed restrictions apply SHOWING INSTRUCTIONS: Please call 619-305-0542 or visit: https://app.tenantturner.com/listings/ralstonteamproperties IMPORTANT APPLICANT QUALIFICATION INFORMATION - All adults must apply ($45 application fee per adult) - All applicants must have credit scores above 600 - Total household income of applicants must be at least 2.5x the rent amount - Applicants' planned move date must be within 7 days of the availability date For a more in-depth look at our rental qualification criteria please go to: https://www.ralstonteamproperties.com/pdf/APPLICANT%20SCREENING%20CRITERIA%2004.15.22.pdf (RLNE4970086)
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9568 Carroll Canyon Rd Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$1,600
This gorgeous apartment that has just been renovated from floors to ceilings! Freshly painted with designer colors and featuring brand new light oak vinyl plank flooring throughout. The kitchen boasts crisp white shaker cabinets with matte black modern handles, and brand new top-of-the-line appliances with a large peninsula that works as a breakfast bar area - a bright and open room for cooking and entertaining. Comfortably sized primary room and bathroom comes with all new vanity with quartz countertops. Ceiling fans in all the rooms allow for a breezy flow throughout! Parking is close by and the complex has pool! Also, quick access to the 15 and 56 freeways, close to shopping, restaurants, Miramar College, Lake Miramar and more
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313 West Noakes Street Photo Gallery 1
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Studio
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1 Bedroom
$2,000
240 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Amazing 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom house in Harbison Canyon. Peaceful and nice neighborhood with a fully fenced in yard and your own entrance and space. Amenities included: deck, use of the storage shed, washer/dryer, fire pit and turf yard. All utilities included for a $50/ month flat rate including wifi! Dog friendly. Date Available: Aug 10th 2022. Lease length and move in date are flexible. $2,000/month rent. Please submit the form on this page or call/text Amanda at 559-385-4063 to learn more.
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3851 College Avenue Photo Gallery 1
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1 Unit Available
1 Bedroom
$1,350
3 Bedrooms
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Female Roommates wanted! Amazing 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom FULLY Renovated house in San Diego. Close to SDSU (5 minutes approx on same street), shopping centers (Target, Ross, Walmart), freeways (5-10 min) to downtown and Fashion Valley. Amenities included: dishwasher, hardwood floors, stainless steel appliance, updated kitchen, updated bathroom, washer dryer, yard, and ductless ac. No Utilities included. Sorry fully renovated so it Is not pet friendly. Date Available: Dec 27th 2021. Bedroom 3A: $1,350 Security deposit equal to Room rented required. Please submit the form on this page or text Landlord at 760-554-1996 to learn more.
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Bay Pointe Apartments Photo Gallery 1
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Studio
$1,661
600 sqft
1 Bedroom
$3,099
800 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,815
1000 sqft
Amazing bay views & amenities. Visit us and learn more today! Welcome to Bay Pointe Apartments, where the contemporary living meets the beach. Our community is centrally located near the heart of Pacific Beach, Sail Bay, and the Mission Bay area. Our ideal location places us minutes from amazing local restaurants, shopping centers, freeways (Interstate 8 and 5), Sea World, and the San Diego International Airport. At Bay Pointe Apartments you can choose from four unique floor plans meticulously crafted with your comfort in mind. Our spacious studios, one and two-bedroom apartment homes come standard with modern interiors and appliances. Our property also offers a variety of amenities including a sparkling 25-yard Heated Swimming Pool, 2 oversized Jacuzzis, Fitness & Cardio Rooms, Tennis & Basketball courts with lights, weekly Yoga, and Water Aerobics classes, Theater Room, Business Center, and FREE Wi-Fi in our clubhouse.
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900 F Street Photo Gallery 1
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Verified
3 Units Available
Studio
$2,033
475 sqft
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$2,398
955 sqft
Modern units located near the Gaslamp District, dining and the ballpark. Units have spacious floor plans and are pet-friendly. Community courtyard with space for lounging.
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ReNew Summit Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$1,965
650 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,365
850 sqft
Located just 20 minutes off Cuyamaca State Park. This newly remodeled community features updated appliances, private patios and private yards in some suites. On-site fitness center, pool and spa, and playground.
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Pacific Bay Club Photo Gallery 1
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Verified
Contact for Availability
Studio
$1,920
475 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,350
650 sqft
Coastal living with location, style, and spectacular bay views await you at Pacific Bay Club. Life is more fun when everything's nearby and you have a beautiful apartment that you call home! You'll be close to schools and just minutes from UTC, Mission Valley, and the beach. Here you can enjoy spectacular sunsets and Mission Bay views, lush landscaping, a community swimming pool, and smartly designed floorplans! Come experience excellence in apartment living by the Bay. We've got the convenience you're looking for in beach living! Pacific Bay Club offers studio, 1 bedroom, and 2 bedroom apartments selected apartments that offer spectacular views of Mission Bay. The community offers beautifully landscaped grounds and FREE Wi-Fi at the pool. Ask about our newly renovated interiors in select apartment homes. We are proudly a 100% smoke-free community. We welcome cats with additional deposits. Sorry, cosigners are not permitted.
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Hilltop Terrace Photo Gallery 1
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Studio
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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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How much is rent in Santee?

Cheap apartments in Santee start at $850 per month.
City Guide for Santee, CA

If you're looking for the great outdoors, Santee is home of Mission Trails Regional Park, which is among one of the largest urban parks in the U.S.

Santee is a suburb of San Diego in the East County area, and it is bordered by El Cajon to the south and Lakeside to the east. This city has about 55,000 residents, but there is still lots of room for growth, since there is more vacant land here than in most other Southern California cities. That means that even if you don't move to Santee now, you can expect to see lots of new residential and commercial developments the next time you decide to come back around. And with the Pacific Ocean and downtown San Diego only about a half hour away, it makes sense to check out your rental options in this clean, affordable city. See more

What to keep in mind when looking for cheap apartments in Santee, CA

Finding cheap apartments in Santee 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 Santee 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 Santee 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 Santee.

The building you choose can also make a difference in finding a cheap apartment in Santee. Older buildings that need some updating are more likely to have better deals. Walk-up apartments without elevators, on-street parking and few amenities like on-site fitness centers can also signal affordable rents in Santee.