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    • Available:05/10/2016
    • Rent:$1,095/mo
    • Bedrooms:1 Bed
    • Bathrooms:1 Bath
    • Pets:Pet OK
    • Area:420

    Unique Studio in Great Location

    Upstairs unit in a cozy apartment building 2. 5 blocks away from the northwest end of beautiful Balboa Park. Close to a plethora of and Bankers Hill restaurants and shops. Quick access to 163. Pets…

    Pennsylvania, San Diego, CA 92103

    • Available:Now
    • Rent:$1,150/mo
    • Bedrooms:1 Bed
    • Bathrooms:1 Bath
    • Pets:Pet OK
    • Area:650

    Save Money with your new Home - San Diego

    Price range: $1150 - $1340. Plenty of Cabinetry and Counter space Electric Stove, Disposal, Dual Sinks, Dishwasher, and Ceiling Fan. The bedroom closet has custom shelving. Spacious bathroom, with…

    University Ave, San Diego, CA 92115

    • Available:07/02/2016
    • Rent:$1,162/mo
    • Bedrooms:Studio
    • Bathrooms:1 Bath
    • Pets:Pet OK
    • Area:420

    Super Cute! Apartment for Rent

    Come find your new home with us at Albert s College Apartments and surround yourself with beautiful landscaping, comfortable homes, and thoughtful amenities! Located near the 8 and 15 freeway, Albert…

    55th St, San Diego, CA 92115

    • Available:Now
    • Rent:$1,175/mo
    • Bedrooms:1 Bed
    • Bathrooms:1 Bath
    • Pets:Cat OK
    • Area:730

    The Best of the Best in the City of San Diego! Save Big. Cat OK

    We welcome you to come and visit our beautiful community located in the heart of Mira Mesa. We offier spacious floorplans convenient to Miramar College, shopping, restaurants, Nokia, Sony and Alliant…

    Carroll Canyon Rd, San Diego, CA 92126

    • Available:Now
    • Rent:$1,245/mo
    • Bedrooms:1 Bed
    • Bathrooms:1 Bath
    • Pets:No Pets
    • Area:600

    Spacious 1 bedroom, 1 bath. Parking Available

    Topfloor unit with a of the mountains Top floor air-conditioned and completely renovated unit with balcony that has a to the mountain. Features laminate wood floor in entry, kitchen and dining area,…

    Orange Ave, San Diego, CA 92115

    • Available:Now
    • Rent:$1,250/mo
    • Bedrooms:Studio
    • Bathrooms:1 Bath
    • Pets:No Pets
    • Area:465

    Apartment in quiet area, spacious with big kitchen. Subterranean parking

    Price range: $1250 - $1350. Our small studios have full-size appliances and a comfy living/dining/sleeping area. The smaller homes our interior courtyard, the larger ones look out to the city. Select…

    Front St, San Diego, CA 92101

    • Available:Now
    • Rent:$1,270/mo
    • Bedrooms:Studio
    • Bathrooms:1 Bath
    • Pets:Will Consider
    • Area:220

    Apartment in quiet area, spacious with big kitchen

    Rent range: $1270 - $1820. Vantaggio State in lies in the heart of Little Italy, a charming and trendy lined with sidewalk cafes and numerous restaurants. Your new home here is just blocks away from…

    State St, San Diego, CA 92101

Things to Consider when Renting an Apartment

Be prepared.  While the San Diego apartment market isn't quite as vicious and cut-throat as other major cities, it's still quite competitive, so come prepared.  Think of apartment hunting in San Diego the way you would think of preparing for a job interview.  Do your homework, bring all the necessary documentation with you (proof of income, identification or drivers license, checkbook, you know — the basics!), and be prepared to be flexible.  Landlords in San Diego have prospective tenants by the score. If you come in unprepared, or with a list of demands, they may pass on you, and move on to the easier work.  Overall, stay flexible.  There may be features you won't budge on, but keeping those to a minimum will serve you well.

Choose the right type of apartment for you.  Size matters in San Diego apartments.  Apartment living in San Diego consists of three basic groups:  the large, clean, modern buildings with lots of efficiency but not much personality, the California cottage with personality — and molding — to spare, and the small motel-like «mom & pop» fare for the ultimate in budget living, if you're not too picky about the amenities.  Let's take a look at these categories and break them down by budget:

Cottages (most expensive) are all about character.  These rentals are all the rage with the vacation renter crowd, so you'll have to compete with them for the long-term deal.  The floor plans are almost always 1BR/1BA, and afford a level of privacy you can't get in the other options.  If you're a Jack Kerouac fan, a California cottage will warm your heart.

Complexes (middle of the road) generally boast the standard amenities: parking garages, pools, clean living, modern buildings.  They're available in a wide array of floor plans (studio, 1BR/1BA, 2BR/1BA, 2BR/2BA, etc.) and are typically found near commercial centers with shopping, food, and other conveniences within walking distance — or nearly so.  If you like being close to the action and don't mind cookie-cutter living, these concrete towers could hold your future home.

Motel efficiencies (least expensive) may seem like a hellish option, but don't be so quick to judge.  Many of these 1-2BR apartments, if they've been renovated in the last 30 years, can actually be a pretty sweet pad for half the price of a flashier spot.  To be fair, in these units you're not getting much more than a bed and the basics, but you also frequently find yourself immersed in a unique and vibrant community (sometimes bordering on commune) in these vintage digs.  If you're on a budget and looking for some great stories to tell, start here.