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486 Apartments for rent in Vista, CA

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Check out 486 verified apartments for rent in Vista, CA with rents starting as low as $1400. Some apartments for rent in Vista might offer rent specials. Look out for the
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64 Units Available
The Rylan
100 Main St
Vista, CA
Studio
$1,799
653 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,250
758 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,790
1443 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 01:46 PM
Welcome to a styled new address, in the heart of Vista’s most walkable and lovable neighborhood. Proper design, stylish amenities and a charming and central location – what's not to love?
Verified
11 Units Available
Sofi Shadowridge
1850 Thibodo Rd
Vista, CA
1 Bedroom
$1,993
707 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,601
1104 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated November 26 at 01:46 PM
Energy-efficient appliances and windows. High ceilings, private balconies and large walk-in closets. Residential amenities feature resort-style swimming pool and spa, playground, and business center. Pet-friendly.
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14 Units Available
Waterleaf Apartment Homes
333 N Emerald Dr
Vista, CA
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$1,646
740 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,875
915 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 01:46 PM
Located close to the 78 freeway and College Blvd and minutes away from shopping, dining and entertainment. Community has pool and spa. Units feature A/C, extra storage and private patio/balcony.
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7 Units Available
Skye Apartments
501 W Bobier Dr
Vista, CA
1 Bedroom
$2,090
815 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,550
1137 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated November 26 at 01:46 PM
Numerous recreation opportunities at the nearby Vista Sports Park. Smoke-free units have laundry machines and dishwashers. Enjoy use of a basketball court and a 24-hour gym.
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1 Unit Available
Sycamore Greens
1982 Wellington Ln
Vista, CA
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$2,237
945 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated November 26 at 01:46 PM
Upscale apartments with built-in microwaves, central air, and custom finishes. Community includes a coffee bar, fitness center, and pool. Close to LEGOLAND California and California State University San Marcos. By Ronald Packard Parkway.
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21 Units Available
Preserve at Melrose
1401 N Melrose Dr
Vista, CA
1 Bedroom
$1,871
789 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,279
1135 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated November 26 at 01:46 PM
Near Vista Sports Park. Apartments feature living areas with hardwood-style floors, bathrooms with soaking tubs and kitchens with Whirlpool appliances. On-site community garden, swimming pool, spa, clubhouse and 24-hour fitness center.
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2 Units Available
Las Ventanas
1280 N Citrus Ave
Vista, CA
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$1,890
1079 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 01:45 PM
Large apartment homes with washer/dryer in unit, private patio/balcony with a view, hardwood floors and ceiling fans. Community has a swimming pool, media room, playground and open BBQ/grill areas for entertaining.
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6 Units Available
Shadowridge Woodbend
1500 Shadowridge Dr
Vista, CA
1 Bedroom
$1,650
800 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,850
950 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 01:45 PM
Shadowridge Woodbend Apartment Homes is located in North San Diego County, just minutes from the Tri-Cities. Units offer hardwood floors, extra storage, fireplaces, and stainless steel appliances.
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2 Units Available
Bella Terra
365 Pomelo Dr
Vista, CA
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$1,895
922 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated November 26 at 01:45 PM
Just minutes from Route 8. On-site amenities offer everything needed, including a pool, playground, media room and gym. Patio and balcony options available. On-site laundry, garage parking and grilling area. Pet-friendly.
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7 Units Available
Softwind Point
881 Soft Wind Rd
Vista, CA
Studio
$1,425
500 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,515
720 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,665
925 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 01:45 PM
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.
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8 Units Available
Avalon Vista
701 Breeze Hill Rd
Vista, CA
1 Bedroom
$1,990
779 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,834
1182 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated November 26 at 01:09 PM
Kitchens have granite counters, garbage disposal and space-saving, built-in microwaves. Recreational amenities include shuffleboard, a pool table, a hot tub and a swimming pool. Located within walking distance of Breeze Hill Park.
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1 Unit Available
Hillside Terrace - Vista
322 Hillside Terrace
Vista, CA
1 Bedroom
$1,647
710 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Last updated November 26 at 12:18 PM
Close to dining, parks and public transit. This newly remodeled community features large closets, private balconies or patios, and spacious interiors. Hardwood floors throughout. On-site fire pit and covered parking.
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97 Units Available
Monarch Buena Vista
740 Paseo Buena Vista
Vista, CA
1 Bedroom
$2,175
750 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,495
1189 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$3,075
1344 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 05:27 AM
We are temporarily ceasing in-person tours with prospective residents. Virtual tours are available. Call us today for more information!
1 Unit Available
618 Truly Ter
618 Truly Terrace
Vista, CA
2 Bedrooms
$2,000
1005 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 12:56 PM
TOWNHOME!! FOR THE RENT AMOUNT OF $2,100 A MONTH, WITH WASHER AND DRYER, 2 BEDROOMS, HAS AN ADDITIONAL ROOM USED FOR AN OFFICE, 1FULL BATH, , LAUNDRY HOOKUP IN THE GARAGE, LOTS OF ROOM FOR RV, BOATS , CARS ETC. VERY SPACIOUS UNITS.
1 Unit Available
616 Truly Ter
616 Truly Terrace
Vista, CA
2 Bedrooms
$2,000
1005 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 12:56 PM
TOWNHOME!! FOR THE RENT AMOUNT OF $2,100 A MONTH, WITH WASHER AND DRYER, 2 BEDROOMS, HAS AN ADDITIONAL ROOM USED FOR AN OFFICE, 1FULL BATH, , LAUNDRY HOOKUP IN THE GARAGE, LOTS OF ROOM FOR RV, BOATS , CARS ETC. VERY SPACIOUS UNITS.
1 Unit Available
1518 Enchantment Ave
1518 Enchantment Way
Vista, CA
3 Bedrooms
$2,750
1386 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 12:56 PM
Beautiful 2-story home in Crest Landing/Shadowridge. Quiet cul-de-sac within walking distance of Rancho Buena Vista High School. Kitchen is well equipped with all appliances.
1 Unit Available
1087 Shadowridge Drive, Unit 108
1087 Shadowridge Drive
Vista, CA
2 Bedrooms
$2,295
934 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 10:28 AM
Spacious, Newly Remodeled Dual Master Bed Condo in Vista! - You will love this beautiful, newly remodeled 2nd-story unit in the Shadowridge Aspens Community in Vista.
1 Unit Available
300 Paseo Marguerita
300 Paseo Marguerita
Vista, CA
4 Bedrooms
$3,000
1789 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 10:28 AM
300 Paseo Marguerita Available 12/15/20 Beautiful 4 bedroom home in Vista - This 4 bedroom 3 Bath House is nestled in a quiet neighborhood on the corner of the street. Community features include a pool, tennis court, and RV parking.
1 Unit Available
2696 magellan lane
2696 Magellan Lane
Vista, CA
2 Bedrooms
$2,880
1700 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 10:28 AM
Large single level 2 bedroom home in shadowridge. - Property Id: 419217 Spacious upscale single level home in one of the finest neighborhoods of Shadowridge.
1 Unit Available
317-B N. Melrose Drive
317 N Melrose Dr
Vista, CA
1 Bedroom
$1,650
892 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 10:28 AM
317-B N.
1 Unit Available
1820 Manzanita Ct.
1820 Manzanita Court
Vista, CA
3 Bedrooms
$2,800
1250 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 10:28 AM
3 BR / 2 BA 1250 Sq. Ft. Vista Home - Beautiful home in the community of Vista. The property features a spacious and bright kitchen that features custom cabinets, beautiful quartz countertops, and new stainless steel appliances.
1 Unit Available
1195 Phillips
1195 Phillips Street
Vista, CA
1 Bedroom
$1,595
750 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 10:28 AM
1BR/1BA Granny Flat in Vista! 1 Assigned spot! Laundry On Site! - $1595 per month Plus $100 for Water, Trash, Electric $1595 security deposit Address: 1195 Phillips St Vista Ca 92083 Available October 1st, 2020 Features: *1 Bedrooms *1
1 Unit Available
1885 Day Star Ct.
1885 Day Start Court
Vista, CA
4 Bedrooms
$2,900
1601 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 10:28 AM
Reduced Price! Spacious 4 bedroom home located in Vista - This beautiful home is located in the Vista Cupertino community in Vista. It is quiet and has plenty of privacy with a fenced backyard. Plenty of natural light with a very open floor plan.
1 Unit Available
2210 Baxter Canyon Road
2210 Baxter Canyon Road
Vista, CA
3 Bedrooms
$2,895
1475 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 10:28 AM
2210 Baxter Canyon Road Available 01/06/21 Exceptional Bright Home and Close to Shopping - From your entry to this lovely home you are graced with cathedral ceilings, a grand staircase and laminate hardwood flooring.

Median Rent in Vista

Last updated Nov. 2020
The median rent for a 1 bedroom apartment in Vista is $1,711, while the median rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,932.
Studio
$1,593
1 Bed
$1,711
2 Beds
$1,932
3+ Beds
$2,480
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Searching for an apartment for rent in Vista, CA? Look no further! Apartment List will help you find a perfect apartment near you. There are 486 available rental units listed on Apartment List in Vista. Click on listings to see photos, floorplans, amenities, prices and availability, and much more!

The median rent in Vista is $1,593 for a studio, $1,711 for a one-bedroom apartment, and $1,932 for a two-bedroom apartment. If you are looking for a deal, keep an eye out for a red pulsing icon that indicates rent specials.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Frequently Asked Questions
How much is rent in Vista?
In Vista, the median rent is $1,593 for a studio, $1,711 for a 1-bedroom, $1,932 for a 2-bedroom, and $2,480 for a 3-bedroom. For more information on rental trends in Vista, check out our monthly Vista Rent Report.
How much is rent in Vista?
In Vista, the median rent is $1,593 for a studio, $1,711 for a 1-bedroom, $1,932 for a 2-bedroom, and $2,480 for a 3-bedroom. For more information on rental trends in Vista, check out our monthly Vista Rent Report.
How can I find a cheap apartment in Vista?
You can get the best deal by searching by apartments that are offering move-in specials in Vista.
How can I find a cheap apartment in Vista?
You can get the best deal by searching by apartments that are offering move-in specials in Vista.
How can I find a pet-friendly apartment in Vista?
You can use the pet-friendly filter to find Vista apartments that allow pets.
How can I find a pet-friendly apartment in Vista?
You can use the pet-friendly filter to find Vista apartments that allow pets.
How can I tour apartments during the COVID-19 pandemic?
While some Vista properties may not allow visitors at this time, most are open for business by phone or email. Please reach out to them directly for virtual touring options. Additionally, some properties may offer video and 3D tours, which can be found on the listing details page.
How can I tour apartments during the COVID-19 pandemic?
While some Vista properties may not allow visitors at this time, most are open for business by phone or email. Please reach out to them directly for virtual touring options. Additionally, some properties may offer video and 3D tours, which can be found on the listing details page.
How much should I pay for rent in Vista?
The answer to this question depends on your household income and a couple of other factors. You can use our Rent Calculator to figure out how much you should spend on rent in Vista.
How much should I pay for rent in Vista?
The answer to this question depends on your household income and a couple of other factors. You can use our Rent Calculator to figure out how much you should spend on rent in Vista.
How can I find off-campus housing in Vista?
You can use the off-campus housing filters to find apartments near colleges located in or around Vista. Some of the colleges and universities in the area include University of California-Irvine, University of California-San Diego, San Diego City College, San Diego State University, and University of San Diego.
How can I find off-campus housing in Vista?
You can use the off-campus housing filters to find apartments near colleges located in or around Vista. Some of the colleges and universities in the area include University of California-Irvine, University of California-San Diego, San Diego City College, San Diego State University, and University of San Diego.

Median Rent in Vista

Last updated Nov. 2020
The median rent for a 1 bedroom apartment in Vista is $1,711, while the median rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,932.
Studio
$1,593
1 Bed
$1,711
2 Beds
$1,932
3+ Beds
$2,480

City Guide

Vista
While Vista may just be a road sign for commuters between L.A. and San Diego, the few and the smart have chosen to make this city their permanent home. Not ready for the commitment? That's o.k. That's what apartments are for... and duplexes, and fourplexes, and rental homes, and garage apartments. There are tons of rental options in a variety of locations with their own unique characteristics.
While Vista may just be a road sign for commuters between L.A. and San Diego, the few and the smart have chosen to make this city their permanent home. Not ready for the commitment? That's o.k. That's what apartments are for... and duplexes, and fourplexes, and rental homes, and garage apartments. There are tons of rental options in a variety of locations with their own unique characteristics.

Having trouble with Craigslist Vista? Can't find that special apartment for rent on Apartment Finder or Zillow? Apartment List is here to help!

Apartment Hunting Tips

Transportation. Vista has public transportation, but no one uses it. A ten minute drive to the beach takes at least an hour by bus. You could get there quicker on a bike. In fact, Vista is such a small city, you can get just about anywhere on a bicycle. So, save your bus fare money and hop on your bicycle. It's always a nice ride in this sunny southern California weather.

Apartment Hunting Tips
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Transportation. Vista has public transportation, but no one uses it. A ten minute drive to the beach takes at least an hour by bus. You could get there quicker on a bike. In fact, Vista is such a small city, you can get just about anywhere on a bicycle. So, save your bus fare money and hop on your bicycle. It's always a nice ride in this sunny southern California weather.

Neighborhood Breakdown

North

Look for apartments in the northern neighborhoods if you’re a fan of camping, fishing and horseback riding at the nearby Guajome County Park. It's a large, beautiful park with marshes and lakes, campsites, and green, grassy hills for day time picnics. There is also a bit of a night life at the neighborhood bars. You can shoot some pool at Jim's Vista Lounge, or try some handcrafted brews at the Prohibition Brewing Company.

Central

Here you can spend your days watching live theater under the stars, enjoying the Wave Waterpark, meandering through the shops and eateries of the city center, and enjoying a relaxing walk through one of the neighborhood parks. Enlighten your body with yoga and dance classes by day, and then hop between karaoke bars and brewpubs by night. For bowling, dancing, laser light shows, arcade games, beers, and cocktails, check out the Vista Entertainment Center.

South

On the south side, you can find the big and beautiful Buena Vista Park, as well as a country club, a shopping center, and tons of live music just a little farther south in the City of San Marcos.

East

There are few apartments on the east side of Vista. It's a very suburban area, with a few gated communities, a country club to the north, and tons of open space. Look for rental homes in these neighborhoods, and be sure to take frequent visits farther east to Dixon Dam, Hellhole Canyon Preserve, and way out to the Palomar Mountain State Park.

West

Live on the west side for a location near the San-Shi Judo classes, and the live music and beaches in nearby Oceanside, Carlsbad, and Encinitas. Not feeling the Zen lifestyle? Well, head south to Majestic Farms for some horseback riding.

Whether you are moving from across town, the state, the country, or the border, there are plenty of apartments ready and waiting to be your new home.

-By Katy Comal

Neighborhood Breakdown
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North

Look for apartments in the northern neighborhoods if you’re a fan of camping, fishing and horseback riding at the nearby Guajome County Park. It's a large, beautiful park with marshes and lakes, campsites, and green, grassy hills for day time picnics. There is also a bit of a night life at the neighborhood bars. You can shoot some pool at Jim's Vista Lounge, or try some handcrafted brews at the Prohibition Brewing Company.

Central

Here you can spend your days watching live theater under the stars, enjoying the Wave Waterpark, meandering through the shops and eateries of the city center, and enjoying a relaxing walk through one of the neighborhood parks. Enlighten your body with yoga and dance classes by day, and then hop between karaoke bars and brewpubs by night. For bowling, dancing, laser light shows, arcade games, beers, and cocktails, check out the Vista Entertainment Center.

South

On the south side, you can find the big and beautiful Buena Vista Park, as well as a country club, a shopping center, and tons of live music just a little farther south in the City of San Marcos.

East

There are few apartments on the east side of Vista. It's a very suburban area, with a few gated communities, a country club to the north, and tons of open space. Look for rental homes in these neighborhoods, and be sure to take frequent visits farther east to Dixon Dam, Hellhole Canyon Preserve, and way out to the Palomar Mountain State Park.

West

Live on the west side for a location near the San-Shi Judo classes, and the live music and beaches in nearby Oceanside, Carlsbad, and Encinitas. Not feeling the Zen lifestyle? Well, head south to Majestic Farms for some horseback riding.

Whether you are moving from across town, the state, the country, or the border, there are plenty of apartments ready and waiting to be your new home.

-By Katy Comal

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City Guide

Vista
While Vista may just be a road sign for commuters between L.A. and San Diego, the few and the smart have chosen to make this city their permanent home. Not ready for the commitment? That's o.k. That's what apartments are for... and duplexes, and fourplexes, and rental homes, and garage apartments. There are tons of rental options in a variety of locations with their own unique characteristics.
While Vista may just be a road sign for commuters between L.A. and San Diego, the few and the smart have chosen to make this city their permanent home. Not ready for the commitment? That's o.k. That's what apartments are for... and duplexes, and fourplexes, and rental homes, and garage apartments. There are tons of rental options in a variety of locations with their own unique characteristics.

Having trouble with Craigslist Vista? Can't find that special apartment for rent on Apartment Finder or Zillow? Apartment List is here to help!

Apartment Hunting Tips

Transportation. Vista has public transportation, but no one uses it. A ten minute drive to the beach takes at least an hour by bus. You could get there quicker on a bike. In fact, Vista is such a small city, you can get just about anywhere on a bicycle. So, save your bus fare money and hop on your bicycle. It's always a nice ride in this sunny southern California weather.

Apartment Hunting Tips
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Transportation. Vista has public transportation, but no one uses it. A ten minute drive to the beach takes at least an hour by bus. You could get there quicker on a bike. In fact, Vista is such a small city, you can get just about anywhere on a bicycle. So, save your bus fare money and hop on your bicycle. It's always a nice ride in this sunny southern California weather.

Neighborhood Breakdown

North

Look for apartments in the northern neighborhoods if you’re a fan of camping, fishing and horseback riding at the nearby Guajome County Park. It's a large, beautiful park with marshes and lakes, campsites, and green, grassy hills for day time picnics. There is also a bit of a night life at the neighborhood bars. You can shoot some pool at Jim's Vista Lounge, or try some handcrafted brews at the Prohibition Brewing Company.

Central

Here you can spend your days watching live theater under the stars, enjoying the Wave Waterpark, meandering through the shops and eateries of the city center, and enjoying a relaxing walk through one of the neighborhood parks. Enlighten your body with yoga and dance classes by day, and then hop between karaoke bars and brewpubs by night. For bowling, dancing, laser light shows, arcade games, beers, and cocktails, check out the Vista Entertainment Center.

South

On the south side, you can find the big and beautiful Buena Vista Park, as well as a country club, a shopping center, and tons of live music just a little farther south in the City of San Marcos.

East

There are few apartments on the east side of Vista. It's a very suburban area, with a few gated communities, a country club to the north, and tons of open space. Look for rental homes in these neighborhoods, and be sure to take frequent visits farther east to Dixon Dam, Hellhole Canyon Preserve, and way out to the Palomar Mountain State Park.

West

Live on the west side for a location near the San-Shi Judo classes, and the live music and beaches in nearby Oceanside, Carlsbad, and Encinitas. Not feeling the Zen lifestyle? Well, head south to Majestic Farms for some horseback riding.

Whether you are moving from across town, the state, the country, or the border, there are plenty of apartments ready and waiting to be your new home.

-By Katy Comal

Neighborhood Breakdown
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North

Look for apartments in the northern neighborhoods if you’re a fan of camping, fishing and horseback riding at the nearby Guajome County Park. It's a large, beautiful park with marshes and lakes, campsites, and green, grassy hills for day time picnics. There is also a bit of a night life at the neighborhood bars. You can shoot some pool at Jim's Vista Lounge, or try some handcrafted brews at the Prohibition Brewing Company.

Central

Here you can spend your days watching live theater under the stars, enjoying the Wave Waterpark, meandering through the shops and eateries of the city center, and enjoying a relaxing walk through one of the neighborhood parks. Enlighten your body with yoga and dance classes by day, and then hop between karaoke bars and brewpubs by night. For bowling, dancing, laser light shows, arcade games, beers, and cocktails, check out the Vista Entertainment Center.

South

On the south side, you can find the big and beautiful Buena Vista Park, as well as a country club, a shopping center, and tons of live music just a little farther south in the City of San Marcos.

East

There are few apartments on the east side of Vista. It's a very suburban area, with a few gated communities, a country club to the north, and tons of open space. Look for rental homes in these neighborhoods, and be sure to take frequent visits farther east to Dixon Dam, Hellhole Canyon Preserve, and way out to the Palomar Mountain State Park.

West

Live on the west side for a location near the San-Shi Judo classes, and the live music and beaches in nearby Oceanside, Carlsbad, and Encinitas. Not feeling the Zen lifestyle? Well, head south to Majestic Farms for some horseback riding.

Whether you are moving from across town, the state, the country, or the border, there are plenty of apartments ready and waiting to be your new home.

-By Katy Comal

Rent Report
Vista

December 2020 Vista Rent Report

Welcome to the December 2020 Vista Rent Report. Vista rents increased over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Vista rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the state and nation.

Vista rents increase sharply over the past month

Vista rents have increased 0.7% over the past month, and are up moderately by 3.1% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Vista stand at $1,711 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,933 for a two-bedroom. This is the sixth straight month that the city has seen rent increases after a decline in May. Vista's year-over-year rent growth leads the state average of -5.2%, as well as the national average of -1.3%.

    Rents falling across cities in California

    While rent prices have increased in Vista over the past year, other cities across the state are seeing the opposite trend. Rents have fallen in 1 of the largest 10 cities that we have data for in California. The state as a whole logged rent growth of -5.2% over the past year. Here's a look at how rents compare across some of the largest cities in the state.

    • Looking throughout the state, San Francisco is the most expensive of all California's major cities, with a median two-bedroom rent of $2,377; of the 10 largest California cities that we have data for, 6 have seen rents fall year-over-year, with San Francisco experiencing the fastest decline (-25.5%).
    • Fresno, Bakersfield, and Sacramento have all experienced year-over-year growth above the state average (7.3%, 6.9%, and 2.9%, respectively).

    Many large cities nationwide show more affordable rents compared to Vista

    As rents have increased moderately in Vista, other large cities nationwide have seen rents grow more modestly, or in some cases, even decline. Compared to most large cities across the country, Vista is less affordable for renters.

    • Vista's median two-bedroom rent of $1,933 is above the national average of $1,095. Nationwide, rents have fallen by 1.3% over the past year compared to the 3.1% rise in Vista.
    • While Vista's rents rose moderately over the past year, the city of Phoenix also saw an increase of 3.9%.
    • Renters will generally find more expensive prices in Vista than most large cities. For example, Phoenix has a median 2BR rent of $1,154, where Vista 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.

    City
    Median 1BR Rent
    Median 2BR Rent
    M/M Rent Growth
    Y/Y Rent Growth
    San Diego
    $1,560
    $2,070
    -0.5%
    -0.1%
    Chula Vista
    $1,380
    $1,900
    0.2%
    5.2%
    Oceanside
    $1,680
    $2,100
    0.2%
    2.9%
    Escondido
    $1,490
    $1,790
    0.6%
    2.3%
    Carlsbad
    $1,870
    $2,380
    1.1%
    3.8%
    Vista
    $1,710
    $1,930
    0.7%
    3.1%
    La Mesa
    $1,580
    $1,960
    0.4%
    3.8%
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    Methodology - Recent Updates:

    Data from private listing sites, including our own, tends to skew toward luxury apartments, which introduces sample bias when estimates are calculated directly from these listings. To address these limitations, we’ve recently made major updates to our methodology, which we believe have greatly improved the accuracy and reliability of our estimates.

    Read more about our new methodology below, or see a more detailed post about the methodology on our blog.

    Methodology:

    Apartment List is committed to making our rent estimates the best and most accurate available. To do this, we start with reliable median rent statistics from the Census Bureau, then extrapolate them forward to the current month using a growth rate calculated from our listing data. In doing so, we use a same-unit analysis similar to Case-Shiller’s approach, comparing only units that are available across both time periods to provide an accurate picture of rent growth in cities across the country.

    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.

    Read more about our methodology.

    About Rent Reports:

    Apartment List publishes monthly reports on rental trends for hundreds of cities across the U.S. We intend these reports to be a source of reliable information that help renters and policymakers make sound decisions, and we invest significant time and effort in gathering and analyzing rent data. Our work is covered regularly by journalists across the country.

    We are continuously working to improve our methodology and data, with the goal of providing renters with the information that they need to make the best decisions.

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    December 2020 Vista Rent Report

    Welcome to the December 2020 Vista Rent Report. Vista rents increased over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Vista rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the state and nation.

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    December 2020 Vista Rent Report

    Welcome to the December 2020 Vista Rent Report. Vista rents increased over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Vista rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the state and nation.

    Vista rents increase sharply over the past month

    Vista rents have increased 0.7% over the past month, and are up moderately by 3.1% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Vista stand at $1,711 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,933 for a two-bedroom. This is the sixth straight month that the city has seen rent increases after a decline in May. Vista's year-over-year rent growth leads the state average of -5.2%, as well as the national average of -1.3%.

      Rents falling across cities in California

      While rent prices have increased in Vista over the past year, other cities across the state are seeing the opposite trend. Rents have fallen in 1 of the largest 10 cities that we have data for in California. The state as a whole logged rent growth of -5.2% over the past year. Here's a look at how rents compare across some of the largest cities in the state.

      • Looking throughout the state, San Francisco is the most expensive of all California's major cities, with a median two-bedroom rent of $2,377; of the 10 largest California cities that we have data for, 6 have seen rents fall year-over-year, with San Francisco experiencing the fastest decline (-25.5%).
      • Fresno, Bakersfield, and Sacramento have all experienced year-over-year growth above the state average (7.3%, 6.9%, and 2.9%, respectively).

      Many large cities nationwide show more affordable rents compared to Vista

      As rents have increased moderately in Vista, other large cities nationwide have seen rents grow more modestly, or in some cases, even decline. Compared to most large cities across the country, Vista is less affordable for renters.

      • Vista's median two-bedroom rent of $1,933 is above the national average of $1,095. Nationwide, rents have fallen by 1.3% over the past year compared to the 3.1% rise in Vista.
      • While Vista's rents rose moderately over the past year, the city of Phoenix also saw an increase of 3.9%.
      • Renters will generally find more expensive prices in Vista than most large cities. For example, Phoenix has a median 2BR rent of $1,154, where Vista 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.

      City
      Median 1BR Rent
      Median 2BR Rent
      M/M Rent Growth
      Y/Y Rent Growth
      San Diego
      $1,560
      $2,070
      -0.5%
      -0.1%
      Chula Vista
      $1,380
      $1,900
      0.2%
      5.2%
      Oceanside
      $1,680
      $2,100
      0.2%
      2.9%
      Escondido
      $1,490
      $1,790
      0.6%
      2.3%
      Carlsbad
      $1,870
      $2,380
      1.1%
      3.8%
      Vista
      $1,710
      $1,930
      0.7%
      3.1%
      La Mesa
      $1,580
      $1,960
      0.4%
      3.8%
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      Methodology - Recent Updates:

      Data from private listing sites, including our own, tends to skew toward luxury apartments, which introduces sample bias when estimates are calculated directly from these listings. To address these limitations, we’ve recently made major updates to our methodology, which we believe have greatly improved the accuracy and reliability of our estimates.

      Read more about our new methodology below, or see a more detailed post about the methodology on our blog.

      Methodology:

      Apartment List is committed to making our rent estimates the best and most accurate available. To do this, we start with reliable median rent statistics from the Census Bureau, then extrapolate them forward to the current month using a growth rate calculated from our listing data. In doing so, we use a same-unit analysis similar to Case-Shiller’s approach, comparing only units that are available across both time periods to provide an accurate picture of rent growth in cities across the country.

      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.

      Read more about our methodology.

      About Rent Reports:

      Apartment List publishes monthly reports on rental trends for hundreds of cities across the U.S. We intend these reports to be a source of reliable information that help renters and policymakers make sound decisions, and we invest significant time and effort in gathering and analyzing rent data. Our work is covered regularly by journalists across the country.

      We are continuously working to improve our methodology and data, with the goal of providing renters with the information that they need to make the best decisions.