Apartments for Rent

From the surf to the city, San Diego, CA, offers a Southern California lifestyle unlike any other destination. When you rent an apartment home in San Diego, you can spend the day exploring the rolling hills and local mountains, immerse yourself in the vibrant neighborhoods where foodies and craft beer enthusiasts intertwine, or take advantage of the 70 miles of scenic coastline that includes Pacific Beach (P.B.), La Jolla Shores Beach, Coronado Beach, and other stunning seaside playgrounds.


San Diego isn't just a hot spot for nature lovers. It's also a hot spot for nightlife lovers, as anyone who's ever spent an evening in downtown San Diego's Gaslamp Quarter can tell you. It's a place where renters don't have to choose between the hustle and bustle of urban life and the serenity and calm of nature. In addition to its storied miles of beaches, San Diego boasts over 50,000 acres of parks, preserves, and trails from Torrey Pines State Reserve just south of Del Mar and west of Carmel Valley to Fiesta Island Park, which is adjacent to SeaWorld. Mission Trails Regional Park has over 7,200 acres and 65 miles of trails and is only eight miles from downtown!


Whether you’re an avid surfer, a college student at San Diego State University or the University of California-San Diego, or a family looking to start your next adventure in “California’s Beach City,” Essex properties offer great apartment options for everyone. From luxury apartments to cost-effective options, our pet-friendly apartments for rent feature various floor plans, including studio, one-bedroom, two-bedroom, and three-bedroom apartment homes.


Our San Diego communities also offer an array of on-site amenities you can take advantage of as soon as you move in. Enjoy resort-style swimming pools and spas, fitness centers, clubhouses, air conditioning, ample closet space, and pet-friendly perks specifically designed with your four-legged friends in mind. Immerse yourself in the beach-centric vibe when you choose a great apartment in San Diego.