The typical asking rate per listing is in the $40's per square foot per year. The Northern San Diego region is going through a an increase in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate increased $6 per sqft per year. That's a 16% increase in rent.
Compared to the rest of the San Diego market, the Northern San Diego submarket has greater rates, and you'll need to pay a premium to be in this hot region.
In the last 90 days, 202 listings have come on the market, so you'll want to check back regularly for new listings. About 7% of the available space in the Northern San Diego are subleases, so you will probably need to sign a longer term lease with the landlord directly. There aren't many listings below 2,000 square feet posted, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
Even though the median size is 3,430 sqft, there are still 0 spaces below 2,000 sqft. Most properties in this area are around 2 floors. Most buildings in this region were built in 1986 and are Class A.
Not much of the real estate is used for commercial space, so it might be hard to find office space. Finance and insurance are the dominant industries in this area. Commute by public transit is the most popular way to get to work amongst Northern San Diego folk. Commuting close to 30 minutes a day is the norm for those who opt to reside in this part of town.