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287 Apartments for rent in San Francisco, CA under $1,600

Finding a deal on affordable apartments under $1,600 in San Francisco is worth the extra effort. Come ready to pounce on the best deals. Call the property management in adv... Read Guide >
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3 Units Available
650 ELLIS Apartments
650 Ellis Street
San Francisco, CA | Tenderloin
Studio
$1,495
257 sqft
1 Bedroom
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Last updated May 15 at 1:01 AM
This charming community is minutes from the area's amenities. Beautiful historic building. On-site recycling program and laundry facilities. Apartments feature hardwood floors, high ceilings, and large closets.
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21 Units Available
1050 POST
1050 Post St
San Francisco, CA | Lower Nob Hill
Studio
$1,395
262 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,095
602 sqft
Last updated May 15 at 1:01 AM
This grand building houses premium apartments in the center of San Francisco's Nob Hill neighborhood, just minutes from Union Square. In-unit laundry facilities and hardwood floors. Media room and elevator.
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6 Units Available
1369 Hyde
1369 Hyde St
San Francisco, CA | Nob Hill
Studio
$1,495
301 sqft
1 Bedroom
$3,995
1058 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$4,995
1060 sqft
Last updated May 15 at 1:01 AM
1369 Hyde is situated just blocks from historic Grace Cathedral and dog-friendly Huntington Park in beautiful Nob Hill. Built in 1911, it was the first luxury residential building to be built after the 1906 earthquake and once operated as a high-end hotel where numerous San Francisco high society clubs would gather. It features a grandiose lobby with green Corinthian style columns, porte-cochere, and stately brick fa�ade. Many apartments feature spacious floor plans, ornate architectural details and sweeping views of the San Francisco Bay, the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz Island, and San Francisco skyline. Common areas include a lobby waiting area, dedicated mail room, elevators, and on-site laundry area.This Walker's Paradise offers easy access to everyday conveniences. Residents grab groceries and other essentials at Le Beau Market, right across the street, or the Trader Joe's and CVS locations just blocks away. Nob Hill's best restaurants and boutiques are nearby, as are the neighborhood's fabulous hotels, home to classic bars like Top of the Mark and Tonga Room. 1369 Hyde's iconic location and stunning exteriors offer movie-esque feels that will have you pining to come home after a stint of travel. This unit is a rental unit subject to the San Francisco Rent Ordinance, which limits evictions without just cause, and which states that any waiver by a tenant of their rights under the Rent Ordinance is void as contrary to public policy.
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9 Units Available
691 O'Farrell
691 Ofarrell St
San Francisco, CA | Tenderloin
Studio
$1,595
329 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,395
532 sqft
Last updated May 15 at 1:01 AM
Bright studio apartments in early 20th-century building, with hardwood floors and kitchen appliances. Building has a media room, pets are allowed and parking is available. Walk to work, shops, dining, nightlife, etc. Public transportation nearby.
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13 Units Available
755 O'FARRELL
755 Ofarrell St
San Francisco, CA | Tenderloin
Studio
$1,595
384 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,995
357 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Last updated May 15 at 1:01 AM
Hardwood floors, in-unit laundry and modern appliances. Pet-friendly. Easy access to transit and commuter rail. Near Union Square and Polk Street. Walking distance to shopping, gourmet eateries and nightlife hot spots.
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23 Units Available
685 GEARY
685 Geary St
San Francisco, CA | Lower Nob Hill
Studio
$1,495
242 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,095
489 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,595
978 sqft
Last updated May 15 at 1:01 AM
Only blocks from the Financial District, Union Square, and the San Francisco Bay, with plenty of shopping, dining and entertainment nearby. These pet-friendly apartments offer hardwood flooring and in-unit laundry connections. Elevator in building.
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8 Units Available
320 Turk Apartments
320 Turk Street
San Francisco, CA | Tenderloin
Studio
$1,595
375 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,795
382 sqft
Last updated May 15 at 1:01 AM
Conveniently located in Tenderloin near the Great American Music Hall and San Francisco City Hall. Air conditioned units with spacious bedrooms, modern kitchens, and hardwood floors. Community amenities include parking, garage, and laundry facilities.
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16 Units Available
676 Geary St
676 Geary St
San Francisco, CA | Tenderloin
Studio
$1,495
246 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,095
606 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,695
621 sqft
Last updated May 15 at 1:01 AM
Charming studio, 1-2 bedroom units include hardwood floors, restored original cabinets, and walk-in closets. In the heart of the Tenderloin neighborhood, with both City Hall and Union Square just blocks away. Elevator, media room.
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4 Units Available
798 Post
798 Post Street
San Francisco, CA | Lower Nob Hill
Studio
$1,350
203 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,295
417 sqft
Last updated May 15 at 1:01 AM
OPEN HOUSE SATURDAY, 2/29 1:30-2PMMeet in the front of the building at 1:30pm. Call or text Kyla at 415-609-2490 upon arrival for access or to make an appointment.798 Post is seven stories of Lower Nob Hill elegance, impeccably situated for enjoying the neighborhood and all of San Francisco. Built in 1913 and full of unique design elements, this beautiful building is perfect for commuters or anyone looking to explore the best of the City.A true standout on the corner of Post and Leavenworth, 798 Post is home to a distinctive fa�ade that melds brick with other ornamental touches - a popular spot to film commercials and TV, it also makes a cameo in Sean Penn's film Milk. Behind a wrought iron gate is a stunning lobby with a softly arched ceiling, rich stonework, and a curved marble staircase. Historic charm is complemented by modern amenities, with residents enjoying on-site laundry, elevator access, and more.This Walker and Rider's Paradise means excellent accessibility to premier bars, restaurants, shopping, and entertainment. Options include across-the-street neighbor and cocktail haven The Royale, which hosts jazz on weekends, and fine dining favorite Liholiho Yacht Club around the corner. Union Square, Downtown, and the Financial District are accessible on foot from 798 Post, with convenient proximity to BART and Muni stops and Van Ness tech shuttle pick-ups for commuters. Dog-walkers and activity seekers can find green and recreational space at nearby Huntington Park, Boeddeker Park, and O'Farrell-Larkin Mini Park. This unit is a rental unit subject to the San Francisco Rent Ordinance, which limits evictions without just cause, and which states that any waiver by a tenant of their rights under the Rent Ordinance is void as contrary to public policy.
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15 Units Available
540 LEAVENWORTH Apartments
540 Leavenworth St
San Francisco, CA | Tenderloin
Studio
$1,395
183 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,895
335 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,895
560 sqft
Last updated May 15 at 1:01 AM
Spacious, open layouts with skylight, washer and dryer, window coverings, hardwood floors, and fully equipped kitchens. Community amenities include night patrol, media room, recycling, and sundeck.
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10 Units Available
1020 POST Apartments
1020 Post St
San Francisco, CA | Lower Nob Hill
Studio
$1,495
320 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,095
500 sqft
Last updated May 15 at 1:01 AM
City living in the middle of Nob Hill, shouting distance from Union Square, Golden Gate and the Financial District. Rooms offer laundry facilities, bathtubs and dishwashers. Cats and dogs allowed. Close to Route 101.
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1 Unit Available
951 O'Farrell Street #23
951 O'farrell Street
San Francisco, CA | Tenderloin
Studio
$1,495
Last updated May 15 at 12:02 AM
Renovated with an open living plan and large windows that let in lots of that gorgeous California sunshine! The beautiful modern and updated kitchen contains all you need for San Francisco living.
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1 Unit Available
Alamo Square
1150 Fell Street
San Francisco, CA | Alamo Square
1 Bedroom
$1,550
108 sqft
Last updated May 14 at 8:20 PM
A new coliving community from Starcity- intentionally designed with brand new interiors, our Alamo Square community could soon be your new home. So, whats coliving? Coliving is helping to bring community back to the city. Our NoPa home was designed with community at the forefront. From the cozy media lounge to the beautifully landscaped backyard, you and your new housemates will be set up with the perfect space for building new memories.
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2 Units Available
The Mission
2072 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA | Mission District
1 Bedroom
$1,450
120 sqft
Last updated May 14 at 8:15 PM
Join our coliving community in the sunny and colorful Mission District and enjoy one of San Francisco’s most beloved neighborhoods. Whether you’re looking for a fantastic taqueria, a dive bar, a Michelin-star restaurant, or the famed Dolores Park, you’ll find all of it and more just steps from your new home.
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4 Units Available
North Beach
6 Nottingham Place
San Francisco, CA | North Beach
1 Bedroom
$1,475
83 sqft
Last updated May 14 at 8:11 PM
This community is situated on a quiet alley where North Beach intersects the Financial District and Chinatown. Exposed brick adds character and warmth to the home, and views of the iconic Transamerica Pyramid and Sentinel Building make for a stunning backdrop.
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3 Units Available
Dolores
1813 15th Street
San Francisco, CA | Mission Dolores
1 Bedroom
$1,375
90 sqft
Last updated May 14 at 8:08 PM
Sandwiched between the Castro to the West and the Mission District to the East, Mission Dolores stands as one of the most vibrant and diverse neighborhoods in San Francisco. Our Dolores community is in the center of it all, just steps from delicious food, historical landmarks, and the iconic Dolores Park.
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4 Units Available
605 Jones
605 Jones St
San Francisco, CA | Lower Nob Hill
Studio
$1,545
336 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,095
522 sqft
Last updated May 15 at 1:01 AM
Pet-friendly building with media room and elevator. Between Nob Hill and the Tenderloin. Easy access to FiDi, Mid-Market Tech Corridor, shopping, dining, entertainment, public transit. Updated kitchens, hardwood and tile floors, in-unit laundry, patio/balcony.
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1 Unit Available
816 Geary
816 Geary St
San Francisco, CA | Tenderloin
Studio
$1,495
269 sqft
Last updated May 15 at 1:01 AM
A storied apartment complex in the Tenderloin district, near San Francisco's theaters and bars. Hardwood floors, garbage disposal, and dishwasher. Media room, elevator, and lobby. Cats and dogs allowed.
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7 Units Available
449 O'Farrell
449 Ofarrell St
San Francisco, CA | Tenderloin
Studio
$1,495
367 sqft
Last updated May 15 at 1:01 AM
Breezy, sunny apartments located in Tenderloin, near American Conservatory Theater and Westfield San Francisco Centre. Recently renovated with garbage disposal, hardwood floors and in-unit laundry. Media room on-site.
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3 Units Available
346 Leavenworth
346 Leavenworth St
San Francisco, CA | Tenderloin
Studio
$1,595
390 sqft
Last updated May 15 at 1:01 AM
Seven-story tower in the Tenderloin, close to shops and bars. Recently renovated rooms boast bathtubs and hardwood floors. On-site laundry and clubhouse. Pet-friendly. Close to public transportation.
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6 Units Available
935 O'Farrell Street
935 O'farrell Street
San Francisco, CA | Tenderloin
Studio
$1,595
254 sqft
Last updated May 15 at 1:01 AM
At the epicenter of San Francisco, the Tenderloin is trending more than ever. It's a colorful combo platter of quirky characters, techie transplants and next-gen bohemians. Ant-man fans might recognize this hood as a backdrop for the Marvel blockbuster. For foodies, this is stomping grounds for a gourmet grub crawl - from cruffins at Mr. Holmes Bakehouse, to high-end soul food at Farmerbrown, to whiskey-spiked ice cream at Shake Down. The "TL" is also social life central, brimming with some of the hottest bars in town.This unit is a rental unit subject to the San Francisco Rent Ordinance, which limits evictions without just cause, and which states that any waiver by a tenant of their rights under the Rent Ordinance is void as contrary to public policy.
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10 Units Available
57 Taylor
57 Taylor St
San Francisco, CA | Tenderloin
Studio
$1,495
208 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,795
314 sqft
Last updated May 15 at 1:01 AM
A pet-friendly apartment community with on-site laundry, high-speed internet, and covered parking. Homes feature hardwood floors and energy-efficient appliances. Located in the heart of the Tenderloin.
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25 Units Available
925 Geary
925 Geary St
San Francisco, CA | Civic Center
Studio
$1,495
253 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,295
498 sqft
Last updated May 15 at 1:01 AM
Spacious studio apartments are pet-friendly with modern kitchens, hardwood floors and carpet, in-unit laundry. Iconic SF-style building offers media room, elevator, alarm system. On public transit route. Walk to shopping, clubs, dining, entertainment.
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1 Unit Available
333 Hyde
333 Hyde Street
San Francisco, CA | Tenderloin
Studio
$1,295
164 sqft
Last updated May 15 at 1:01 AM
The Tenderloin: it's what's for dinner. Slice into the Tenderloin's prime restaurant and bar scene - the most eclectic in the city. Mexican hot chocolate at Un Cafecito, curry at Shalimar, or late night Thai at Osha. You'll never go hungry in the "Loin." Order a handcrafted nightcap at Rx, Tradition, or Whitechapel or cheer on the keyboard jockeys at PianoFight. Craving a little brain food? Indie theaters and galleries add a dash of culture to the menu.If you're looking for fun, there are plenty of bars, clubs, and restaurants in the Tenderloin, many with world-class food and craft cocktails. Try Whitechapel Gin Bar, Bourbon & Branch, Resolute Wine Bar, or Black Cat jazz club. This convenient apartment will put in the center of it all and it's close to SoMa, the Financial District, and public transportation. And it's pet-friendly!Finding a place to call home is no walk in Golden Gate Park. RentSFNow's incredible customer service and streamlined process make it easier. One online application opens the door to our comprehensive collection of the city's most eligible apartments - many of which are pet-friendly! We specialize in classic, high-quality buildings with fully updated interiors in San Francisco's most sought-after neighborhoods.This unit is a rental unit subject to the San Francisco Rent Ordinance, which limits evictions without just cause, and which states that any waiver by a tenant of their rights under the Rent Ordinance is void as contrary to public policy.
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Frequently Asked Questions
How expensive is it to rent a studio apartment in San Francisco?
The average rent for a studio apartment in San Francisco is $2,072 per month.
How much is rent for a one-bedroom apartment in San Francisco?
One-bedroom apartment rentals in San Francisco rent for $3,053 per month.
What is the typical rent for a two-bedroom apartments in San Francisco?
The average rent for a two-bedroom apartment in San Francisco is $4,311 per month.
City Guide for San Francisco, CA

"It is a good thing the early settlers landed on the East Coast; if they’d landed in San Francisco first, the rest of the country would still be uninhabited." (Herbert Mye)

Truly one of the greatest cities in the world, San Francisco is overflowing with world-class culture, cuisine, and charm. It also has the house from Full House and, as you might imagine, any city that hosts the fictional antics of John Stamos is naturally going to be popular, San Francisco being no exception.

More than 800,000 people are condensed into the city’s 47 square miles. The climate is cool and often foggy but rarely bone-chillingly cold, and it’s remarkably consistent (July’s average high: 68 degrees, January’s: 58). With thriving financial, technology, and artistic sectors, there’s a high demand for living space. With breathtaking views, historic neighborhoods, and the thrill of living in a cutting edge city, your dreams are about to come true. Now, let’s find you an apartment!

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What to keep in mind when looking for apartments under $1,600 in San Francisco, CA

Finding a deal on affordable apartments under $1,600 in San Francisco is worth the extra effort. Come ready to pounce on the best deals. Call the property management in advance to ask what paperwork they need and come prepared. Bank statements, pay stubs, identification, and letters of recommendation from an employer or landlord are usually standard. It’s better to come to an apartment tour over-prepared and ready to sign.

You probably won’t find affordable apartments under $1,600 in San Francisco in the heart of the action, but you can still land in a neighborhood you love. Look for locations on the outskirts of your dream location or reconsider how much space you really need. A studio apartment may offer plenty of space in your ideal neighborhood at a cheaper price point.

Some property managers will also know about apartments under $1,600 in other buildings they manage, or through word-of-mouth from industry contacts. Ask about any leads if you can’t find the space you need. Touring the first floor for affordable apartments that need some updating can also yield a great deal.