San Diego, CA

10 San Diego Apartments Under $1,000 a Month

Evan Crosby

San Diego, CA. - Renting an apartment in San Diego isn't cheap. In fact, it's almost as expensive as living in Silicon Valley or the Bay Area.

For example, the average renter pays nearly $3,000 a month for an apartment in San Diego. However, if you know where to look, it's possible to find affordable housing options for around one-third of that amount!

1. Union Grantville

If you and a roommate are looking for an affordable apartment to share in San Diego, Union Grantville has two-bedroom, two-bathroom units that start at $960 a person (bedroom).

Amenities include a swimming pool and spa, walking path, pet spa, and residential common areas.

2. The Essential

Located near San Diego State University, The Essential offers students affordable off-campus housing. For example, a shared one-bedroom, one-bathroom unit starts at $899 a person. And that includes all utilities.

Residents enjoy living close to campus, an on-site movie theater, furnishings, and planned events.

3. Paseo Place

Another off-campus housing option for college students. Paseo Place has shared apartments that start at $999 a person.

Amenities include private bedrooms, WiFi access, night patrols for more security, and a short walk to campus.

4. Peachtree Inn

The Peachtree Inn has small single-occupancy studio units that rent for as low as $874 a month.

Amenities include furnished units, laundry facilities, controlled access for added security, and being close to downtown.

5. The Orchard Active Senior Living 55+

If you are 55 or over and looking for affordable senior housing in San Diego, The Orchard Active Senior Living 55+ community has cozy studio units that start at $944 a month. Furthermore, Section 8 vouchers are welcome from eligible residents.

Community amenities include being within walking distance of public transportation, a shuttle service to shopping and medical, and organized activities.

6. 104 W Upas St Unit 3

This furnished studio apartment rents for $1,000 a month. And the following utilities are included in the rent - gas, water, electricity, cable, and air conditioning.

Residents enjoy living in a lively neighborhood with lots of pedestrian-friendly streets.

7. 238 Highline Trail (House)

This home has a private bedroom and bathroom available for $900 a month.

Amenities include a washer and dryer, smoke-free living, and being near shopping and dining.

8. 8031 Montara Ave (House)

Another furnished bedroom is available for rent at this home for only $695 a month.

Residents enjoy living near major employers, shopping, dining, and entertainment options.

9. 2544 Juan St (House)

Located in Old Town, this one-bedroom, one-bathroom home is available for 980 a month. The rent includes utilities like water, sewer, gas, electricity, and trash removal.

The home comes furnished, and includes all major appliances, even a washer and dryer.

10. 6221 Lake Arrowhead Dr (House)

Finally, this home is available to rent for only $700 a month. However, there is a $2,000 deposit. But several utilities are included in the rent, like water, gas, electricity, sewer, and trash removal.

The house comes furnished with all major appliances, including a washer and dryer.

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