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Living In San Diego, CA


Renowned for its white sand beaches and hard-to-beat weather, with average year-round temperatures in the mid-60s, San Diego offers a wealth of attractions for the 1.3 million people who call this vibrant city home. Its pleasant climate, thriving economy and abundance of beaches, historical sites and shopping locations have made San Diego an attractive place to dig in. Residents live on the city's flat areas while hills and canyons separate its neighborhoods. As a result, many of the apartments for rent in San Diego offer picturesque views.


Residents find plenty of apartments for rent in San Diego, and once they move to the city, they appreciate the area's numerous activities. For instance, San Diego's top tourist attractions are SeaWorld and San Diego Zoo. Nature lovers also embrace living in the city, with its access to whale watching, hiking and biking. Moreover, the surrounding terrain is ideal for adventurous residents who enjoy the adrenaline rush of rock climbing or hang gliding. Renters who have retired can spend hours on the city's public and private golf courses, and the city's beaches provide residents with different experiences since they can enjoy the calm waters of Imperial Beach or the violent crashing waves at Wind and Sea Beach.


Whether you're seeking to settle down in a highly sought-after central neighborhood like Hillcrest or North Park or prefer more budget-friendly options like Oceanside or Imperial Beach, San Diego offers dozens of pocket communities from which to choose. You can find apartments for rent with varying conveniences in diverse locations around San Diego. Residents may choose to live near the beach or the hills in apartment communities featuring one to three bedrooms as well as amenities like swimming pools, fitness centers and on-site laundry rooms. Downtown San Diego apartments put you right in the center of the city, with its delicious restaurants, intriguing museums and charming parks. While reviewing the city's apartments, remember how close you are to Los Angeles and Disneyland and the abundance of exhilarating nearby attractions right outside your door.


San Diego's warm weather enables you to connect with the great outdoors on almost a daily basis. Fill your weekends with these free things to do:

  • Mission Bay Parks: Pack a picnic for a day of fun at one of several parks on the San Francisco Bay. Around the parks you'll find dog play areas, a boat launch and spaces for events.
  • Local Beaches: Grab your sunscreen and make your way to one of the local beaches like Ocean Beach, which is great for surfing.
  • La Jolla Cove: For the area's best snorkeling, visit La Jolla Cove. The cove is protected by high cliffs, which means fewer large waves.
  • Balboa Park: This scenic urban cultural park offers walking trails, lush gardens and numerous places to stop to eat.
  • Old Town San Diego State Historic Park: This open-air museum provides visitors with a sample of life in the early 19th century in its preserved historic buildings.


With a number of professional and collegiate sports teams in San Diego, you can almost always attend a game. Catch the San Diego Padres swinging the bat at Petco Park or the San Diego Gulls clearing the puck on the hockey rink at Valley View Casino Center.


Family-focused activities and attractions abound in San Diego, including the world-famous San Diego Zoo, home to nearly 4,000 animals, and Children's Pool in La Jolla, a beach famous for seal sightings on the sand and in the water. For parents with school-aged kids, San Diego has a number of highly rated school districts, including Poway Unified and San Diego Unified school districts.


Near perfect weather makes San Diego, a city of hills, valleys and beautiful beaches, the ideal location for outdoor enthusiasts. Spread out a blanket on the flat, wide beaches of La Jolla, admire the rugged cliffs from the sandy shores along Ocean Beach or go for a hike in Torrey Pines State Park. You can take a lesson at one of the surf schools or learn how to scuba dive. If you'd rather experience the sea from a boat, head to San Diego Bay or Mission Bay for a day of sailing or kayaking along San Diego's waterfront.


After finding your apartment for rent in San Diego, you'll probably want to start exploring. When you're ready for a day trip, head two hours north for a shopping excursion in Los Angeles or drive two hours over the mountains for a spa weekend in Palm Springs. The bright lights and casinos of Las Vegas are a five-hour drive.

Find Apartments for Rent in San Diego

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Frequently Asked Questions About San Diego

What is the average rent in San Diego?

The average rent of a studio apartment in San Diego is $2,267 per month. For a one-bedroom apartment it's $2,810 per month. For a two-bedroom apartment the average rent is $3,582 per month.

What is the average cost of rent for a one-bedroom in San Diego?

The average rent of a one-bedroom apartment in San Diego is $2,810

Are there any cheap apartments for rent in San Diego?

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