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San Diego, California, 92124
1 Bedroom$1,380 - $1,598
2 Bedrooms$1,625 - $1,956
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San Diego, California, 92107
1 Bedroom$1,330 - $2,682
2 Bedrooms$1,509 - $2,703
3 Bedrooms$1,959 - $2,129
San Diego, California, 92128
1 Bedroom$1,320 - $1,410
2 Bedrooms$1,545 - $1,700
San Diego, California, 92127
2 Bedrooms$1,650 - $1,805
3 Bedrooms$1,900 - $2,075
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San Diego Apartment Rental Market
Household Income City State City Compared to State Less than $10,000 8.3% 8.4% -0.1% $10,000 to $14,999 5.7% 5.6% +0.1% $15,000 to $19,999 5.9% 5.6% +0.3% $20,000 to $24,999 6.2% 5.8% +0.4% $25,000 to $29,999 6.2% 5.7% +0.5% $30,000 to $34,999 5.9% 5.7% +0.2% $35,000 to $39,999 5.7% 5.4% +0.3% $40,000 to $44,999 5.3% 5.2% +0.1% $45,000 to $49,999 4.6% 4.6% +0.0% $50,000 to $59,999 8.6% 8.6% +0.0% $60,000 to $74,999 10.7% 10.6% +0.1% $75,000 to $99,999 11.2% 11.5% -0.3% $100,000 to $124,999 6.4% 6.8% -0.4% $125,000 to $149,999 3.2% 3.6% -0.4% $150,000 to $199,999 3.0% 3.3% -0.3% $200,000 or more 3.0% 3.6% -0.6%
Cost of Living
Share of Household Income Spent on Rent City State City Compared to State Less than 10.0% 3.9% 4.8% -0.9% 10.0% to 14.9% 8.9% 9.8% -0.9% 15.0% to 19.9% 13.2% 13.6% -0.4% 20.0% to 24.9% 13.4% 13.1% +0.3% 25.0% to 29.9% 11.5% 11.0% +0.5% 30.0% to 34.9% 8.5% 8.2% +0.3% 35.0% to 39.9% 6.0% 5.9% +0.1% 40.0% to 49.9% 8.2% 8.0% +0.2% 50.0% or more 20.2% 20.2% +0.0% Not computed 6.2% 5.4% +0.8%
Age Demographic of Renters
Age Demographic of Renters City State City Compared to State 15 to 24 years 12.6% 9.6% +3.0% 25 to 34 years 32.9% 29.3% +3.6% 35 to 44 years 24.0% 25.8% -1.8% 45 to 54 years 14.3% 16.5% -2.2% 55 to 64 years 6.7% 8.0% -1.3% 65 to 74 years 4.6% 5.3% -0.7% 75 to 84 years 3.5% 4.0% -0.5% 85 years and over 1.4% 1.6% -0.2%
Travel Time to Work
Travel Time to Work City State City Compared to State Less than 30 minutes 45.8% 30.9% +14.9% 30 to 44 minutes 27.2% 24.5% +2.7% 45 to 59 minutes 8.6% 13.8% -5.2% 60 or more minutes 18.3% 30.8% -12.5%
Source: 2000 Census
San Diego, California
With its proximity to Mexico and its amazing climate, San Diego is one of the most popular large cities for living and working. Starting life as a sleepy Spanish mission town, it has grown into a major tourist and retirement city while many major corporations have made it their headquarters.
The weather maintains close to 72 degrees year around making it an ideal climate. No matter where you choose a San Diego apartment, you’ll be close to the Pacific, Mexico and all that Southern California has to offer.
Beaches and Parks
Getting around San Diego is best accomplished by car although there is bus service but it is spare and infrequent in some areas. Balboa Park provides the most attractions of any single area of the city. It houses the San Diego Zoo, probably the premier zoo in the U.S., as well as gardens, parks, and museums.
Downtown has several historic centers as well as being the epicenter for hotels, dining and shopping. Head out to Mission beach for a visit to Shamu and his home at SeaWorld.
There are miles and miles of beautiful beaches to be found so surfers, swimmers, and sailing enthusiasts don’t have to travel far from their San Diego apartments to find their own outdoor space.
Neighborhoods - Trendy or Quiet
There are over 100 named neighborhoods in San Diego but the city can be divided down into a half dozen or so for the sake of getting to know the city.
The area around Balboa Park is very urban, trendy and near many cultural institutions.
Point Loma is a peninsula that juts out into the ocean and has great beach front communities as do Mission Beach and Pacific Beach. PB, OB and MB all offer great rentals with distinct neighborhood feels. Pacific Beach boasts a youthful nightlife, Mission Beach is more family oriented and Ocean Beach tends to be a little bit of a low key scene.
Mid-City and the Northeastern areas are residential suburban while San Ysidro is the closest to the California/Mexico border. Your choices of San Diego apartments are far and wide.
Dining and Drinking Near the Water
Many of the city’s bigger restaurants are located in the downtown area and are frequented by locals and tourists alike. Most will have water views too. Point Loma has a number of more local places like Three Bungalow which is one of the city’s quiet treasures. Other waterside dining is to be found in many areas and is always relaxing at the end of a day. At night, the locals head to their neighborhood bars but the main areas for clubbing are in Pacific Beach on Garnet Avenue where patrons go straight from the beach to the bars. Downtown, the Gaslamp area has everything from places like Minus 1 to one of the best dives around, the Waterfront. Once in your San Diego apartment, it will be time to find just which areas work best for your nights out. There’s much to love about life in San Diego.
Average Apartment Rent in San Diego, California
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San Diego Apartment Rental TrendsApartments in San Diego have competitive rents so be sure to use our apartment finder to get the best deal. In February the average rent for a 1 Bedroom San Diego apartment cost $1,383. If you need a roommate, try finding a 2 bedroom apartment rental. An average 2 bedroom San Diego apartment was $1,725 in February. The average apartment rent for a 3 bedroom apartment in February was $2,105. Start your apartment search by checking out some of the San Diego rentals listed below.
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What apts are the best and most convenient to Marine Base?
The apartments that are most conveniently located for commuting to the Marine Base are in and around the 92145 zip code. You can search MyNewPlace.com by area code and it will return the following page:
You can see that there are apartments on all sides of the Marine base, some closer to Clairemont, on the west side, closer to Pacific Beach and some to the Northeast, near Miramar Lake and Scripps Ranch.
What neighborhoods in San Diego are good for eating out?
Old Town San Diego boasts the best and greatest variety of SD eats. With a wide variety of cuisines including Mexican, Italian, Japanese, Creole, Peruvian and regional California fare, there is something in Old Town to suit every appetite and budget.
Jack and Giulio's Italian Restaurant features some of the best homemade pastas, veal dishes, and seafood specialties in the city. Del Mar is another San Diego foodie hotspot with picturesque ocean views and delicious, diverse cuisine. Or pick up a tasty fish taco from Brigantine, or enjoy some world-class prime rib at Bully's, both located in Del Mar.
My grandson is stationed in San Diego, Ca. 92108, he will be shispped out for seven months, but after that I would like to find a hotel/apartment type place to stay for awhile.
We have over 700 apartments in San Diego to choose from. We'd guess that he'd want to be near the beach and recommend Ocean, Mission or Pacific Beach neighborhoods.
What areas of San Diego are safe for walking around at night?
Situated near both Imperial Beach and Silver Strand Beach, East Chula Vista is a nice, safe, and quiet community in San Diego. Some other safe SD neighborhoods include Clairemont, Hillcrest, Kensington, North Park, South Park, Poway and Tierrasanta. According to neighborhoodscout.com, San Diego's neighborhoods with the lowest crime rates are Rancho Penasquitos and Carmel Valley.
Is San Diego famous for any kind of restaurant or food in particular? What's the local favorite?
Like any large metropolitan area, food from all parts of the world can be found somewhere in the city--and, based on its proximity to the ocean, some of this food features seafood. And, like most cities in California, many restaurants showcase the area's fresh, local, year-round produce. San Diego does have a reputation for it craft brewing scene, with an emphasis on very hoppy beers. AleSmith Brewing Company, Stone Brewing Company, Ballast Point Brewing Company, and Port Brewing Company represent a few well-known local breweries.
Does San Diego have a good school system?
Public education in San Diego is provided by various independent school districts. The majority of students in the city, however, attend schools belonging to the San Diego Unified School District, which is the second largest school district in California and includes 11 K-8 schools, 107 elementary schools, 24 middle schools, 13 atypical and alternative schools, 28 high schools, and 45 charter schools. Serving over 130,000 pupils, the San Diego Unified School District was rated better than 49.2 percent of school districts in California and 20.9 percent of school districts in the county. Therefore, San Diego's school system isn't the best in the state, but it isn't the worst, either.
My daughter will be moving to San Diego very soon. She is looking for a studio or 1 BR apt ($800 range)in Hillcrest area. She has very limited budget. Parking
Hillcrest 1 bedroom apartments usually range from $1000 to $1500 and parking can be surprisingly competitive, especially near University Avenue. Mission Hills is another nearby neighborhood that can be a good spot to find a less expensive apartment.
Are there museums in San Diego or nearby?
Yes. In fact, San Diego is home to a whole host of museums. The Museum of Contemporary Art, the San Diego Museum of Art, the Museum of Photographic Arts, and the Mingei International Museum number among San Diego's art museums. Other museums that reside within the city limits include the San Diego Natural History Museum, the San Diego Air and Space Museum, the New Children's Museum, the Maritime Museum of San Diego, and the San Diego Museum of Man. San Diego is also home to SeaWorld San Diego.