Just last year my husband and I were looking for San Diego houses for rent, and we ended up finding a wonderful beach house in Encinitas. There are a lot of great places to love around the San Diego area from the beach, to the rolling mountains, to wonderful desert areas. I always highly recommend this area to all my friends and family, I just love the sunshine and the beach!
When we were searching for properties and homes it seemed very hard to find actual houses that were for rent, I kept getting tons of marketing pages for condos, apartments and all these capture pages trying to sell me a house. It was really frustrating!
I know if you are looking for any San Diego houses for rent you are probably experiencing the same troubles, but don’t worry! It is so worth it! I know that you will love SD as much as we do, and now that we have settled in, we have actually recruited four of our friends to join us down in the sun, instead of us all rusting away up in rainy Washington.
One of the things that makes everyone a bit leery of California, especially southern California, is the price of paradise. The average home in SD costs about $350,000 which is much higher that the US median home price of $183,450. But the good news is, with the price of houses up, the cost of rent goes up, (wait did I say that was good news?), and with rent prices up, most retail and office jobs pay you more!
That’s right, you can get paid more to get to live in paradise! I thought it was too good to be true at first as well, but after checking with my companies’ HR department, I learned that to move to SoCal, I actually got a $5,000 a year raise! Pretty sweet! And that more that covered the elevated cost of rent!
So for those of you looking at prices for San Diego houses for rent, here is kind of an average of what I have seen. We pay $1600 a month to be 3 blocks from the beach in Encinitas. That is pretty average for this neighborhood. It obviously goes up the closer you get to the beach, until you hit up the over-inflated beach rentals on the cliffs, and those go for a crazy amount of moo-lah. As for some of my friends who have moved down, most chose to move to Carlsbad, where there is a good amount of nice apartments. They all pay around $1200 a month for one and two bedroom apartments. The further away you get from the city and the beach, the lower the price drops so some suburbs have rentals in decent neighborhoods from $800-$1000 a month.
I hope my small review on SD area and San Diego houses for rent gives you a little bit of information that you need to move yourself into a great place!