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What Renters Like and Dislike

What Renters Like and Dislike About National City

A lot of times it can be rather quiet and there's not a lot of cars. Zooming back-and-forth late at night.

Many residents have been here for 2 and 3 generations. It's pretty quiet most of the time. The neighbors pretty much stay to themselves- mind their own business.

I like that it is fairly quiet and the train is very close by. I like the diversity of the neighborhood. There is not a lot to do here, especially at night, so I usually go to other places to socialize

I like the fact that the schools close. And that it can be rather quiet around this neighborhood of times.

One place I like going with my family is the mall because I get to buy whatever I want and also I enjoy going to the park.

I love the schools here. I had great memories here. Everyone supports locals here from where I live.

Who Lives Here

National City Demographics

Education

High School

54%

Associate's

32%

Bachelor's

11%

Master's

3%

Doctorate

0%

Family Size

2 people

28%

3 people

25%

4 people

23%

5 people

13%

6+ people

12%

Household Income

0-50k

53%

50-100k

31%

100-150k

11%

150-200k

3%

200k+

3%

Age

0-10

11%

10-20

13%

20-45

39%

45-65

23%

65+

14%

Affordability

How expensive is it in National City?

Percentage: 3/53/5

Renters gave this area a 3 out of 5 for affordability

Rent Trends

Studio1 Bed2 Beds3 Beds
Feb '24-$2480$3165$3170
Jan '24-$2472$3097$3372
Dec '23-$2457$3095$3237
Nov '23-$2445$2860$3237
Oct '23-$2395$2945$3550
Sep '23-$2295$2945$3600
Aug '23-$2295$2945$3695
Jul '23-$2295$2945$3695
Jun '23-$2295$3032$3695
May '23-$2295$2945$3695
Apr '23-$2445$2862$3237
Mar '23-$2332$2932$3237
Feb '23-$2332$2932$3495

*The rent information included in this summary is based on a median calculation of multifamily rental property inventory on Apartment Guide and Rent.com over the past 12-months and is for illustrative purposes only. This information does not constitute a pricing guarantee or financial advice related to the rental market.

Getting Around National City

National City Transportation

Commute Time

0-15 Mins

20%

15-30 Mins

40%

30-40 Mins

20%

40-60 Mins

11%

60+ Mins

9%

Transportation Scores

Percentage: 8282

Walk Score®

Walkable

No

Say 23 of 35 renters

Has Sidewalks

Yes

Say 23 of 35 renters

Percentage: 5454

Bike Score®

Bike Friendly

No

Say 24 of 35 renters

Percentage: 4343

Transit Score®

They Are Located Near Public Transportation

Yes

Say 23 of 35 renters

Need A Car

No

Say 28 of 35 renters

Top Scores: Grocery, Restaurant, Retail

Things To Do In National City

Top Score

Grocery Stores

3.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Suffice to say, this place is great for groceries.

  1. A high number of grocery stores per resident
  2. 68% more grocery stores than average
  3. 44% more grocery stores than areas of a similar size

Restaurants

3.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Rest assured, you won't go hungry around here.

  1. Few restaurants per resident
  2. 79% more restaurants than average
  3. 15% more restaurants than areas of a similar size

Retail Shops

3.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

You can shop till you drop in National City.

  1. A high number of shops per resident
  2. Significantly more shops than average
  3. 88% more shops than areas of a similar size

Health and Fitness

3.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Looking good! National City scores high for health and fitness.

  1. Few gyms per resident
  2. 15% more gyms than average
  3. 38% fewer gyms than areas of a similar size

Gas Stations

3.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Filling stations in National City are at full-throttle!

  1. Few gas stations per resident
  2. 90% more gas stations than average
  3. 21% more gas stations than areas of a similar size

Coffee

3/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Things are heating up. National City gets a solid score for coffee.

  1. Few coffee shops per resident
  2. 23% more coffee shops than average
  3. 26% fewer coffee shops than areas of a similar size

Nightlife

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Nightlife is on the rocks in National City.

  1. Few bars and clubs per resident
  2. 40% fewer bars and clubs than average
  3. 23% fewer bars and clubs than areas of a similar size

Medical Care

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Healthcare in National City doesn't tip the scales.

  1. Few medical facilities per resident
  2. 6% fewer medical facilities than average
  3. 7% more medical facilities than areas of a similar size

Parks

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Not too many park perks in National City.

  1. Few parks per resident
  2. 62% fewer parks than average
  3. 69% fewer parks than areas of a similar size

Pet Services

1.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

We're not mutts about National City.

  1. Few pet facilities per resident
  2. 51% fewer pet facilities than average
  3. 73% fewer pet facilities than areas of a similar size

Fine Arts

1.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

An all around mediocre performance for art.

  1. Few fine art centers per resident
  2. 100% fewer fine art centers than average
  3. 100% fewer fine art centers than areas of a similar size

What Renters Are Saying

National City Features

Area Has Litter

No

Say 32 of 35 renters

Noise Late At Night

No

Say 28 of 35 renters

Area Has Potholes

No

Say 27 of 35 renters

Good Place To Raise A Family

Yes

Say 26 of 35 renters

Near Schools

Yes

Say 25 of 35 renters

Busy Streets

No

Say 24 of 35 renters

Nearby Parks

Yes

Say 23 of 35 renters

Mostly Older Buildings

No

Say 22 of 35 renters

Pet Friendly

Yes

Say 21 of 35 renters

Near Grocery Stores

Yes

Say 20 of 35 renters

Quiet Area

Yes

Say 19 of 35 renters

Area Has Kids Play Outside

No

Say 18 of 35 renters

Safe For Families

No

Say 18 of 35 renters

Near Highways

No

Say 20 of 35 renters

Nice Views

No

Say 21 of 35 renters

Well Lit

No

Say 22 of 35 renters

Maintained Yards

No

Say 24 of 35 renters

Tree Lined Streets

No

Say 27 of 35 renters

Near Downtown

No

Say 28 of 35 renters

Mostly Newer Buildings

No

Say 31 of 35 renters

National City Education

Schools

Percentage: 3/53/5

School Score

How satisfied do renters feel with the schools in this area.

Top Schools in National City

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What You Need to Know

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All About

Living in National City, CA

As the second-oldest city in San Diego County, National City's historic past offers a great source of pride for local apartment residents.

Though the community's history is rooted deep in Spanish and the Mexican occupation, in the years since National City has played a significant role in shaping American history, as well. For instance, the community's Mile of Cars is one of the largest and maybe even the country's first auto mall. Nearly two dozen car dealerships call this auto mile home, and not only do they provide apartment renters with cars, but they've also helped perpetuate the automobile's lasting influence on California culture.

The National City Depot served as the first Pacific stop on the famed Santa Fe Railway, which carried riders as far east as Illinois before ceasing operations in 1996. Today, the depot serves as a popular historical landmark for apartment renters to appreciate, alongside the Santa Fe Rail Depot and museum and the renowned Granger Music Hall.

At the same time, National City isn't entirely about history, and apartment residents can find plenty of modern amenities to enjoy. These include a thriving shopping and entertainment district anchored by the Westfield Plaza Bonita shopping mall, and the popular Cafe La Maze restaurant, which opened its doors in 1941. The military also plays a significant role in the lives of National City apartment residents, many of whom work on the Naval Base San Diego - the Navy's largest base.

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