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Starting at $1,319
Updated 5 hrs ago
Softwind Point
881 Soft Wind Rd
Vista, CA
Studio
$1,319
1 Bedroom
$1,442
2 Bedrooms
$1,635
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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Starting at $1,545
Updated 5 hrs ago
Bella Terra
365 Pomelo Dr
Vista, CA
1 Bedroom
$1,545
2 Bedrooms
$1,891
3 Bedrooms
$2,195
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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Starting at $1,609
Updated 5 hrs ago
Shadowridge Woodbend
1500 Shadowridge Dr
Vista, CA
1 Bedroom
$1,609
2 Bedrooms
$1,829
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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Starting at $1,895
Updated 5 hrs ago
Skye Apartments
501 W Bobier Dr
Vista, CA
1 Bedroom
$1,895
2 Bedrooms
$2,365
3 Bedrooms
$2,655
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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Starting at $1,471
Updated 5 hrs ago
Rancho Hills Apartments
915 Brooktree Ln
Vista, CA
1 Bedroom
$1,471
2 Bedrooms
$1,707
Designed for comfort, these apartment homes feature plenty of cabinet space in the kitchen, plus open and inviting floor plans. Community amenities include a pool, spa and barbecue grills. Moments from Ronald Packard Parkway.
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Starting at $1,717
Updated 5 hrs ago
Preserve at Melrose
1401 N Melrose Dr
Vista, CA
1 Bedroom
$1,717
2 Bedrooms
$2,123
3 Bedrooms
$2,845
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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Starting at $1,815
Updated 20 hrs ago
Avalon Vista
701 Breeze Hill Rd
Vista, CA
1 Bedroom
$1,815
2 Bedrooms
$2,205
3 Bedrooms
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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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Starting at $1,993
Updated 5 hrs ago
Sycamore Greens
1982 Wellington Ln
Vista, CA
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$1,993
3 Bedrooms
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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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Starting at $1,300
Updated 1 hr ago
Civic Park Apartments
700 Alta Vista Dr
Vista, CA
1 Bedroom
$1,300
2 Bedrooms
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Gated community close to the Ronald Packard Parkway and convenient to beaches, dining, and entertainment. Units with carpeting, bathtubs, fully equipped kitchens, and extra storage. Smoke-free community with pool and on-site laundry.
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Starting at $1,395
Updated 26 days ago
Taylor Brooke
911 Taylor St
Vista, CA
1 Bedroom
$1,395
2 Bedrooms
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Located just minutes from local shopping and dining, this development offers amenities like private patios and balconies, gas stoves, garages, hardwood floors, garbage disposals and in-unit ceiling fans.
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Starting at $2,100
Updated 22 hrs ago
1042 NITA LANE
1042 NITA LANE
Vista, CA
4 Bedrooms
$2,100
Starting at $1,975
Updated 2 days ago
730 Breeze Hill Rd #269
730 Breeze Hill Rd #269
Vista, CA
2 Bedrooms
$1,975
Starting at $1,895
Updated 5 days ago
1941 Wellington Lane #7
1941 Wellington Lane #7
Vista, CA
2 Bedrooms
$1,895
Starting at $2,600
Updated 6 days ago
905 Westport Lane
905 Westport Lane
Vista, CA
4 Bedrooms
$2,600
Starting at $2,150
Updated 6 days ago
1722 Promenade Circle
1722 Promenade Circle
Vista, CA
3 Bedrooms
$2,150
Starting at $2,795
Updated 8 days ago
1553 Roma Dr.
1553 Roma Dr.
Vista, CA
3 Bedrooms
$2,795
Starting at $1,625
Updated 8 days ago
1725 Coyote Ct. Guest House
1725 Coyote Ct. Guest House
Vista, CA
1 Bedroom
$1,625
Starting at $3,500
Updated 11 days ago
1532 Avila Ln
1532 Avila Ln
Vista, CA
4 Bedrooms
$3,500
Starting at $1,575
Updated 13 days ago
2112 E. Vista Way #6
2112 E. Vista Way #6
Vista, CA
1 Bedroom
$1,575
Starting at $2,100
Updated 18 days ago
745 Anns Way (Guest House)
745 Anns Way (Guest House)
Vista, CA
2 Bedrooms
$2,100
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Starting at $1,520
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Shadow Ridge
3699 Barnard Dr
Oceanside, CA
1 Bedroom
$1,520
2 Bedrooms
$1,720
Pet-friendly gated community with pool, gym, BBQ area, tennis and basketball courts. The 1-2 bedroom apartments feature fireplace, air conditioning and patio, plus plenty of storage space.
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Starting at $1,520
Updated 8 hrs ago
Island Club Apartments
2300 Catalina Cir
Oceanside, CA
1 Bedroom
$1,520
2 Bedrooms
$1,756
Experience luxury at its finest with granite counters, walk-in closets, balconies and attractive hardwood floors throughout. Pet-friendly complex with pool, on-site laundry and community gym. Convenient access to Route 78, I-5, 1-15 and rail station.
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Starting at $1,745
Updated 8 hrs ago
Windrift Apartments
3500 Windrift Way
Oceanside, CA
1 Bedroom
$1,745
2 Bedrooms
$1,838
3 Bedrooms
$2,392
Recently renovated units with hardwood floors and in-unit laundry. Playground, gym, game room, basketball court and media room in complex. Close to Route 78 and Lake Park and minutes from shopping at North County Square.
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Starting at $3,200
Updated 2 days ago
4524 Royal Oak
4524 Royal Oak
Oceanside, CA
2 Bedrooms
$3,200

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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.

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

Rent Report
Vista

April 2018 Vista Rent Report

Welcome to the April 2018 Vista Rent Report. Vista rents declined over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Vista rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the metro, state, and nation.

Vista rents declined over the past month

Vista rents have declined 0.1% over the past month, but have increased moderately by 3.8% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Vista stand at $1,410 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,820 for a two-bedroom. Vista's year-over-year rent growth leads the state average of 2.9%, as well as the national average of 2.0%.

    Rents rising across the San Diego Metro

    Throughout the past year, rent increases have been occurring not just in the city of Vista, but across the entire metro. Of the largest 10 cities that we have data for in the San Diego metro, all of them have seen prices rise. Here's a look at how rents compare across some of the largest cities in the metro.

    • El Cajon has seen the fastest rent growth in the metro, with a year-over-year increase of 7.1%. The median two-bedroom there costs $1,670, while one-bedrooms go for $1,290.
    • Over the past month, Encinitas has seen the biggest rent drop in the metro, with a decline of 1.6%. Median two-bedrooms there cost $2,390, while one-bedrooms go for $1,840.
    • Carlsbad has the most expensive rents of the largest cities in the San Diego metro, with a two-bedroom median of $2,400; rents decreased 0.1% over the past month but were up 2.0% over the past year.
    • National City has the least expensive rents in the San Diego metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,510; rents went down 0.1% over the past month but rose 5.8% over the past year.

    Many large cities nationwide show more affordable rents compared to Vista

    As rents have increased moderately in Vista, a few large cities nationwide have also seen rents grow modestly. Compared to most large cities across the country, Vista is less affordable for renters.

    • Rents increased significantly in other cities across the state, with California as a whole logging rent growth of 2.9% over the past year. For example, rents have grown by 3.1% in Los Angeles, 3.1% in San Jose, and 1.4% in San Francisco.
    • Vista's median two-bedroom rent of $1,820 is above the national average of $1,170. Nationwide, rents have grown by 2.0% over the past year compared to the 3.8% increase in Vista.
    • While Vista's rents rose moderately over the past year, many cities nationwide also saw increases, including Phoenix (+2.9%), Denver (+1.9%), and Dallas (+1.8%).
    • Renters will generally find more expensive prices in Vista than most large cities. For example, Phoenix has a median 2BR rent of $1,030, 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. at this link.

    City
    Median 1BR price
    Median 2BR price
    M/M price change
    Y/Y price change
    San Diego
    $1,550
    $2,010
    0.5%
    2.8%
    Chula Vista
    $1,620
    $2,100
    0.6%
    4.3%
    Oceanside
    $1,740
    $2,260
    -0.1%
    3.7%
    Escondido
    $1,400
    $1,820
    -0.2%
    2.8%
    Carlsbad
    $1,850
    $2,400
    -0.1%
    2%
    El Cajon
    $1,290
    $1,670
    0.6%
    7.1%
    Vista
    $1,410
    $1,820
    -0.1%
    3.8%
    San Marcos
    $1,510
    $1,970
    0.4%
    3.8%
    Encinitas
    $1,840
    $2,390
    -1.6%
    3.1%
    National City
    $1,170
    $1,510
    -0.1%
    5.8%
    La Mesa
    $1,410
    $1,830
    0.5%
    4.7%
    Imperial Beach
    $1,280
    $1,660
    0.1%
    3.7%
    Coronado
    $2,950
    $3,820
    -0.4%
    0.7%
    Solana Beach
    $2,200
    $2,860
    -0.3%
    3.9%
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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 here.

    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 here.

    About Rent Reports:

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    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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