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Last updated March 5 2021 at 12:49 PM

133 Cheap Apartments for rent in Vista, CA

Finding cheap apartments in Vista 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 r... Read Guide >
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1 Unit Available
Elan Vista Alta
173 Durian Street
Vista, CA
1 Bedroom
$1,695
758 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Last updated March 5 at 12:23 PM
Lush landscaping near the beaches and parks. This gated community offers a pool, on-site laundry and covered parking. Apartments include a private oversized patio or balcony, large closets, and modern appliances.
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2 Units Available
Hillside Terrace - Vista
322 Hillside Terrace
Vista, CA
1 Bedroom
$1,723
710 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,943
898 sqft
Last updated March 5 at 12:12 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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1 Unit Available
Elán Shadowridge Meadows Apartments
1515 S Melrose Dr
Vista, CA
2 Bedrooms
$1,865
927 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated March 5 at 12:09 PM
Excellent location close to major retailers, restaurants, and schools. Residents enjoy communal pool, spa, and basketball courts. Homes include fireplaces, private balconies and patios, and more.
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2 Units Available
Softwind Point
881 Soft Wind Rd
Vista, CA
Studio
$1,495
500 sqft
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
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Last updated March 5 at 04:46 AM
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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13 Units Available
Preserve at Melrose
1401 N Melrose Dr
Vista, CA
1 Bedroom
$1,854
789 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,536
1135 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated March 5 at 04:47 AM
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
Shadowridge Woodbend
1500 Shadowridge Dr
Vista, CA
1 Bedroom
$1,725
800 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,950
950 sqft
Last updated March 5 at 04:46 AM
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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21 Units Available
Persea
1333 N Santa Fe Ave
Vista, CA
Studio
$1,845
653 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,285
764 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,668
1106 sqft
Last updated March 5 at 04:47 AM
Persea isn’t just a place to lay your head at night. It’s Vista’s new home for makers and dreamers and doers and creators. In the heart of a walkable bike-friendly neighborhood, we invite you to explore a specially curated resident experience that captures the essence of North County living. It’s edgy, fun, inspiring, a little bit quirky, and above all else, it’s home. Tap into a spacious new studio, 1- or 2-bedroom apartment floor plan and let your creativity flow.
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6 Units Available
Bella Terra
365 Pomelo Dr
Vista, CA
1 Bedroom
$1,595
700 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,895
922 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated March 5 at 04:46 AM
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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10 Units Available
Waterleaf Apartment Homes
333 N Emerald Dr
Vista, CA
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$1,795
740 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,856
915 sqft
Last updated March 5 at 04:47 AM
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.
1 Unit Available
645 Matagual Drive
645 Matagual Drive
Vista, CA
1 Bedroom
$1,790
720 sqft
Last updated March 5 at 08:10 AM
Near everything. Amazing one person 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom Studio in Vista. Amenities included: central air, central heat, hardwood floors, and updated bathroom. Utilities included: cable, electricity, heat, internet, air conditioning and water. Is not pet friendly. Date Available: Mar 1st 2021. $1,750/month rent. $500 security deposit required. Please submit the form on this page or contact Monica at 760-554-0880 to learn more. No smoking property. No Parties, No Drugs. Need single quiet person! Covid19 free! Due to covid19 No visitors. This property is very safe and monitored by ADT Security. Price and pets negotiable 3/6hours labor wkly $100/$200 discount call for details. 1yr lease.
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Elan Northwoods
420 Smilax Road
San Marcos, CA
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$1,800
975 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated March 5 at 12:20 PM
A quiet community spread over 15 acres of land with walking trails. On-site amenities include a pool, two spas, basketball courts and picnic areas. Apartments include vaulted ceilings, gas kitchens, and a washer and dryer.
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6 Units Available
Shadow Ridge
3699 Barnard Dr
Oceanside, CA | Mira Costa
1 Bedroom
$1,850
815 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,080
1015 sqft
Last updated March 5 at 12:16 PM
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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1 Unit Available
Terra Oceanside Apartments
3964 Waring Rd
Oceanside, CA | Tri-City
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$1,675
859 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Last updated March 5 at 12:13 PM
We offer studio, 1 bed/1 bath, and 2 beds/1 bath apartments. Plank flooring, stainless appliances, LED lighting, USB outlets, patio/balcony, ceiling fan, garbage disposal. Pet-friendly. Deposit $300, $50.00 pet rent up to 2 pets per unit. Breed restrictions apply.
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25 Units Available
Island Club Apartments
2300 Catalina Cir
Oceanside, CA | Peacock
1 Bedroom
$1,640
567 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,920
769 sqft
Last updated March 4 at 03:44 PM
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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13 Units Available
The Dylan
550 Arbolitos Blvd
Oceanside, CA | San Luis Rey
1 Bedroom
$1,825
731 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,045
921 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$2,595
1136 sqft
Last updated March 5 at 04:47 AM
NEWLY RENOVATED! The Dylan Apartment Homes is located just off the 76 highways between Carlsbad and Vista, conveniently located 5 miles away from the ocean and 2 miles away from Camp Pendleton. This beautiful community is richly landscaped with an unusual blend of tall pines, redwoods, gardens, and grassy green areas. The one bedroom, two bedrooms, and three-bedroom newly renovated floor plans feature some of the most peaceful living spaces in Oceanside, California. Residents are invited to sit back and relax by one of our two sparkling swimming pools. The Dylan Apartment Homes is a pet friendly community, welcoming both cats and dogs with only a few breed restrictions.
Results within 5 miles of Vista
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4 Units Available
Crest 850
850 Village Dr
San Marcos, CA | Village O
1 Bedroom
$1,850
636 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,400
1119 sqft
Last updated March 5 at 04:46 AM
Near Cal State San Marcos, public parks and transportation. One and 2-bedroom units, all with in-unit laundry facilities, hardwood flooring and extra storage. Community facilities include a pool, 24-hour gym and a clubhouse.
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3 Units Available
Silver Oak
567 Canyon Dr
Oceanside, CA | Loma Alta
1 Bedroom
$1,560
726 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Last updated March 4 at 07:43 PM
Silver Oak Apartments offers convenience with a central location in Oceanside, CA and is within close proximity to the area's best shopping, schools and parks. We also provide easy access to major freeways to accommodate your busy lifestyle without intruding on it. With a variety of spacious 1 and 2 bedroom floor plans, it's easy to find the right space to fit your needs. Our fun and vibrant community is designed to add a little something extra to your everyday life. You'll love coming home to your new place at Silver Oak Apartments.
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11 Units Available
Reserve at Carlsbad
2262 Avenida Magnifica
Carlsbad, CA | Olde Carlsbad
Studio
$1,825
400 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,895
557 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,105
816 sqft
Last updated March 5 at 08:03 AM
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.
1 Unit Available
3557 Paseo De Francisco
3557 Paseo De Francisco
Oceanside, CA | Mira Costa
1 Bedroom
$1,750
780 sqft
Last updated March 5 at 12:49 PM
Cozy 1Bdm 1Ba Condo located in the heart of Oceanside, this unit has Granite Counter Top, Stainless Steel Appliances. and in unit Washer/Dryer! Beautiful large Private patio with ocean view!, this condo has a great location; just on the border of Carlsbad at El Camino Real; you've got access to shopping centers, banks, movie theaters, hospitals, and restaurants and more. Only a couple minutes from these amenities and the freeway! This community offers so many amenities including: two beautiful pools, spas, a tennis court and a large playground. One-Car garage with storage + one assigned parking as well. Water/Trash/Sewer & Landscaping included. Rental Terms: Rent: $1,750, Application Fee: $35, Security Deposit: $1,750, Available Now! Small pets with approval. Tenant pays Gas & Electric. This property allows self guided viewing without an appointment. Contact for details.
1 Unit Available
425 Autumn Drive Unit 26
425 Autumn Drive
San Marcos, CA
2 Bedrooms
$1,900
1114 sqft
Last updated March 5 at 10:38 AM
425 Autumn Drive Unit 26 Available 03/07/21 Huge 2 Bedroom Condo - Recently renovated! Maple kitchen and bath cabinets, custom granite countertops in kitchen and baths. Carpeted bedrooms, wood flooring in the common areas. Crown molding. Come live in style. Available now. This is a spacious 2BR/2BA condo boasting over 1100 square feet of living space. Situated on the second (top) floor with a nice view of the open area. You first walk into a large living area that includes a doorway to a balcony. Behind the living room is a great kitchen for entertaining including bar eating area and enough space for a full size dining table. Two storage closets are located off the common living area. Master bedroom comes with a large master bathroom, walk-in closet, and sliding glass doors that lead out to private deck. Appliances include refrigerator, dishwasher, central heat and A/C. Conveniently located near all major shopping and just around the corner from the freeway. Close to Sprinter Station and two colleges, Cal State San Marcos and Palomar Community College. Water, trash, and landscaping are all included in the rental price. Washer and dryer hook-up inside the unit. (RLNE6468291)
1 Unit Available
3596 Boussock Ln.
3596 Boussock Lane
Oceanside, CA | Oceana
2 Bedrooms
$1,850
1046 sqft
Last updated March 5 at 10:38 AM
Quaint 2 bed 1.5 bath for rent --55+ only community - This is a 2 bedroom 1.5 bath Condo in a 55+ community. Brand new stainless steel appliances, paint, and carpeting. Tile in the kitchen and dining areas. 1 car detached garage. Pets are by owner approval. Water and trash is included in the rent. Close to freeway access and shopping.. Come check this one out as it will not last! (RLNE6432032)
1 Unit Available
2350 Hosp Way Unit 150
2350 Hosp Way
Carlsbad, CA | Olde Carlsbad
1 Bedroom
$1,750
690 sqft
Last updated March 5 at 10:37 AM
2350 Hosp Way Unit 150 Available 03/08/21 1 Bed Carlsbad Condo - Opportunity awaits, best deal in Carlsbad! Beautiful ground unit features: diagonally laid tile, dual sliding doors that open to private patio, mirrored closet doors throughout & custom paint. All appliances convey, including new front load washer & dryer. Light & bright unit is located close to the pool & spa and includes 2 parking spaces plus additional storage unit. The Grove is a gated community with pool, spa, tennis court & clubhouse. Owner pays water & trash. (RLNE5615927)
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9 Units Available
Windrift Apartments
3500 Windrift Way
Oceanside, CA | Ocean Hills
1 Bedroom
$1,860
671 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,215
886 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated March 4 at 03:44 PM
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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15 Units Available
Palomar Station
1257 Armorlite Dr
San Marcos, CA
Studio
$1,890
591 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,940
758 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,385
1354 sqft
Last updated March 4 at 07:42 PM
1-3 bedrooms available near Palomar College SPRINTER station. All units offer extra storage and patio or balcony view. Clubhouse amenities include well-maintained courtyard, gym and swimming pool. Pets welcome.
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Frequently Asked Questions
What is the typical rent for a studio apartment in Vista?
The average rent for a studio apartment in Vista is $1,807.
How expensive are one-bedroom apartments in Vista?
The average rent for a one-bedroom apartment rental in Vista is $2,234.
How much is rent for two-bedroom apartments in Vista?
The average monthly rent for a two-bedroom apartment in Vista is $2,771.
Are there any properties that are currently offering move-in specials in Vista?
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City Guide for Vista, CA

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.

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

Finding cheap apartments in Vista 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 Vista 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 Vista 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 Vista.

The building you choose can also make a difference in finding a cheap apartment in Vista. 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 Vista.