Are Short-Term Rentals Affecting San Diego’s Housing Market?

Concerns are rising online about the impact of short-term rentals on San Diego’s housing market amid a housing crisis. A Reddit post highlighting a map of these rentals has sparked questions about their role in the city’s real estate challenges.

San Diego data reveals 8,651 city-licensed short-term rentals out of 490,219 households, meaning about 1.7% of homes are used for short-term stays. The city limits these rentals to 1% of total housing and 30% in Mission Beach, accounting for the extra 0.7%.

Some residents believe this limit is too high and impacts those needing permanent housing. While real estate experts argue the effect is minimal, the debate continues as visitors often choose short-term rentals for their amenities.


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