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Last updated May 6 at 1:01 AM

1,082 Apartments for rent in San Francisco, CA with Move-in Specials

Move-in specials offer an enticing incentive to San Francisco apartment renters looking to save. However, it’s important to ask about any stipulations to the move-in specia... Read Guide >
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3715 CALIFORNIA
3715 California St
San Francisco, CA | Laurel Heights-Jordan Park
Studio
$2,295
462 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,595
469 sqft
Last updated May 6 at 1:01 AM
Recently renovated, pet-friendly apartments on 1 California bus line. Walk to CPMC California Campus, local shopping, entertainment. Near Mountain Lake Park. Victorian-style building with hardwood and tile floors, equipped kitchens, updated baths, in-unit laundry.
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2097-2099 Market Street / 211 Church Street
2097 Market Street
San Francisco, CA | Mission Dolores
2 Bedrooms
$6,400
1604 sqft
Last updated May 6 at 1:01 AM
Look at the world through rainbow-hued glasses in the Castro, San Francisco's most colorful neighborhood. Lovingly revamped Victorians sit beside thumping clubs, chic men's boutiques and popular restaurants. Need a break from the urban scene? Take your pick of nearby Buena Vista Park, Twin Peaks or Mt. Sutro.Perched on a booming corner of Market St, this Edwardian era charmer is a hardwired headquarters for exploring the City. Heirloom details, like the bay windows and hardwood floors keep the appeal timeless, while the security gate and night patrol make this home a stress-free fortress.At RentSFNow, it's about partnership, not paperwork. Our one-application process makes it easy to find your piece of the San Francisco dream. With the largest collection of apartments in town, we specialize in updating classic buildings in choice locations. Your next home is where character meets state-of-the-art convenience. Iconic Charm. Modern Living.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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8 Units Available
1547 Clay
1547 Clay St
San Francisco, CA | Nob Hill
Studio
$1,595
251 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,295
436 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Last updated May 6 at 1:01 AM
Close to Union Square and Chinatown, this pet-friendly community features amenities such as car charging and on-site laundry. Rooms come fitted with natural wood floors and in-unit laundry. Commuters can easily access the nearby I-80.
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642 ALVARADO Apartments
642 Alvarado Street
San Francisco, CA | Noe Valley
Studio
$2,695
462 sqft
1 Bedroom
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Last updated May 6 at 1:01 AM
642 Alvarado is a Mid-Century Modern marvel situated on a Noe Valley hilltop near the Castro. This building in a family-friendly neighborhood mixes Hollywood-worthy views of Downtown and the East Bay (a scene from The Streets of San Francisco was shot on the rooftop) and proximity to shopping, entertainment, and other staples. The building’s unique design – situated above ground on piers sunk deep into the bedrock – is just one of 642 Alvarado’s standout features. Dynamic, clean lines, an emphasis on minimalism, and lush gardens define the common spaces, while residents also enjoy open floor plans, generous windows, on-site laundry, and other contemporary conveniences. 642 Alvarado is a Walker’s Paradise, close to 24th Street and Castro Street shops, restaurants, bars, cafes, and more. Douglas Playground, Noe Children’s Playground, and Noe Valley Courts offer plenty of green space for dog-walking and recreation. 642 Alvarado is bikeable, and nearby public transportation options include Muni and 24th Street BART. 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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6 Units Available
709 Geary Apartments
709 Geary Street
San Francisco, CA | Tenderloin
Studio
$1,695
317 sqft
Last updated May 6 at 1:01 AM
Contemporary apartments with in-unit laundry, efficient appliances and open layouts. Recycling available on site. A short walk from the Powell Street BART station. Near many attractions, including the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.
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1 Unit Available
520 SCOTT Apartments
520 Scott Street
San Francisco, CA | Alamo Square
2 Bedrooms
$3,295
608 sqft
Last updated May 6 at 1:01 AM
No filter needed in picturesque Alamo Square. Click-bait views and eye-candy Victorians like the "Painted Ladies" of Full House fame, surround its namesake park. Casual eateries and stylish shops dot nearby Divisadero. Local standouts like Little Star Pizza, Bar Crudo and Fly Bar keep the area buzzing.Picture this: feet up, espresso in hand, dog by your side, admiring the view of the Painted Ladies on your patio to start your day. Add to that: high ceilings, extra storage, giant closets, hardwood floors and washer/dryer in tow, and you've found a slice of SF rental heaven. Live (extra) comfortably right by one of San Francisco's most iconic and beloved spots.Genius comes in many forms, and most geniuses come to San Francisco. Our eclectic community of innovators, trendsetters and trailblazers is just as driven to play, as we are to work. You're one of a kind - and your home should be too! From restored historic Pacific Heights Edwardians to rebooted Downtown classics, one online application is all it takes to unlock RentSFNow's premium portfolio of over 150 distinctive buildings. Iconic Charm. Modern Living.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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3 Units Available
816 Geary
816 Geary St
San Francisco, CA | Tenderloin
Studio
$1,295
269 sqft
Last updated May 6 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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1 Unit Available
390 LIBERTY Apartments
390 Liberty Street
San Francisco, CA | Dolores Heights
1 Bedroom
$4,295
870 sqft
Last updated May 6 at 1:01 AM
The Mission Dolores is centered on its namesake park. Dolores Park is some of the best people-watching territory in the city; sunbathers, dog walkers, picnickers, musicians, hula hoopers, and hobbyists of every denomination flock to the park's sun-soaked hillsides. Parkside cafes, ice cream parlors, restaurants and brew houses pick up where picnics leave off.Get into your element on serene Liberty Street, just steps from Mission Dolores Park. Just blocks from Valencia's hipster hustle and Mission's business bustle, this relaxing refuge feels worlds away from it all. This apartment gets extra points for the washer/dryer, hardwood floors, and nearly perfect Walk Score.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. Iconic charm. Modern living.Iconic charm. Modern living. At RentSFNow, we pride ourselves on our network of lovingly restored classic buildings throughout San Francisco. Fill out just one application to unlock our extensive inventory of thoroughly renovated apartments in the city's most storied neighborhoods. We are customer service overachievers who consistently go above and beyond. At RentSFNow, we will find you a place to thrive, not just live.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
434 Leavenworth St
434 Leavenworth St
San Francisco, CA | Tenderloin
Studio
$1,495
350 sqft
Last updated May 6 at 1:01 AM
Located just blocks from Van Ness Avenue and Union Square, and within walking distance to bars, cafes, and retail. Studio apartments and one-bedroom units include new appliances, washer/dryer, and hardwood floors.
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2 Units Available
140 DUBOCE
140 Duboce Ave
San Francisco, CA | Mission Dolores
Studio
$2,295
366 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,995
626 sqft
Last updated May 6 at 1:01 AM
Enjoy artsy living in a pet-friendly building with on-site laundry. In the Mission District. Recently renovated units. Close to Central Freeway and I-80. Tons of bars and dining options within walking distance.
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2 Units Available
1870 PACIFIC
1870 Pacific Ave
San Francisco, CA | Pacific Heights
1 Bedroom
$3,695
554 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$4,595
883 sqft
Last updated May 6 at 1:01 AM
Gorgeous units have been recently renovated. Washers and dryers in apartments. Hardwood floors, stainless steel appliances, and walk-in closets. Building welcomes pets. Five minutes to Lafayette Park. Lots of dining mere blocks away.
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2 Units Available
3820 SCOTT
3820 Scott St
San Francisco, CA | Marina District
2 Bedrooms
$4,395
843 sqft
Last updated May 6 at 1:01 AM
Cozy, comfortable homes in the heart of San Francisco, a stone's throw from the marina. Pet-friendly apartments have hardwood floors and in-unit laundry facilities. Garage and parking spaces. Dogs and cats allowed.
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5 Units Available
1401 Jones
1401 Jones St
San Francisco, CA | Nob Hill
Studio
$2,295
410 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,595
390 sqft
Last updated May 6 at 1:01 AM
Pet-friendly complex in the Nob Hill community, within minutes of the Financial District, Union Square, Chinatown, and the Bay Bridge. Apartments include in-unit laundry, hardwood floors, and extra storage. Elevator in building.
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3 Units Available
1560 SACRAMENTO
1560 Sacramento St
San Francisco, CA | Nob Hill
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$2,295
520 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,995
594 sqft
Last updated May 6 at 1:01 AM
Pet-friendly complex with on-site laundry in the Nob Hill neighborhood. Art Deco facade. Recently renovated units with stainless steel appliances. Three blocks from Huntington Park and Grace Cathedral. Nearby dining and shopping options.
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2 Units Available
735 O'FARRELL Apartments
735 O'farrell Street
San Francisco, CA | Tenderloin
Studio
$1,695
444 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,745
413 sqft
Last updated May 6 at 1:01 AM
Live like a boss in the heart of the city. Downtown is well-oiled work/play hybrid. The hardworking Financial District is all business and Union Square is shopping, dining and entertainment central. An all-star lineup of theaters, bars, and restaurants light up the nightlife. Catch a performance at The Curran, savor seafood at Farallon, and cap off the night with a cocktail at the Burritt Room. Linger ‘til last call – you’re practically home already, after all! At RentSFNow, it’s about partnership, not paperwork. Our one-application process makes it easy to find your piece of the San Francisco dream. With the largest collection of apartments in town, we specialize in updating classic buildings in choice locations. Your next home is where character meets state-of-the-art convenience. 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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11 Units Available
814 CALIFORNIA
814 California St
San Francisco, CA | Nob Hill
Studio
$2,095
342 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,595
597 sqft
Last updated May 6 at 1:01 AM
An iconic community in the heart of a walkable community. On-site yoga available. Apartment units feature updates such as hardwood floors and in-unit laundry. Open floor plans. Pet-friendly.
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7 Units Available
1201 Pine Street
1201 Pine Street
San Francisco, CA | Lower Nob Hill
Studio
$1,695
241 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,395
445 sqft
Last updated May 6 at 1:01 AM
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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2 Units Available
1035 SUTTER
1035 Sutter St
San Francisco, CA | Lower Nob Hill
Studio
$1,845
421 sqft
1 Bedroom
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Last updated May 6 at 1:01 AM
Vintage meets modern in lower Nob Hill neighborhood. Easy access to transit, Van Ness Avenue. Walk to local shopping, dining, bars, entertainment. Pet-friendly with renovated kitchens and baths, hardwood floors, on-site laundry. Cable included.
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2 Units Available
634 POWELL Apartments
634 Powell Street
San Francisco, CA | Nob Hill
Studio
$2,145
332 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,695
427 sqft
Last updated May 6 at 1:01 AM
Nob Hill keeps it classy. With instagrammable views of the Bay and Downtown, it’s easy to imagine why this area has been synonymous with glamour since the Gold Rush. Crowned by the city’s top hotels, historic mansions and charming little plazas. Catch some rays in Huntington Park, people-watch from a sidewalk café, see a show at the Nob Hill Masonic or hop on a cable car and play tourist for the day. A striking building on an iconic city hill, right on a cable car line. This pet-friendly location is just a quarter mile from Huntington Park for dog walking, and while you’re there you can take in the spectacular Grace Cathedral. The neighborhood also has great dining options and shopping at local shops and boutiques—Union Square is just down the hill. This building has a gated entrance, hardwood floors, laundry facilities, and kitchens with gas ranges. You’ll love this picturesque area among the historic mansions and the city’s top hotels. Iconic charm. Modern living. At RentSFNow, we pride ourselves on our network of lovingly restored classic buildings throughout San Francisco. Fill out just one application to unlock our extensive inventory of thoroughly renovated apartments in the city’s most storied neighborhoods. We are customer service overachievers who consistently go above and beyond. At RentSFNow, we will find you a place to thrive, not just live. 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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1 Unit Available
3264 Mission
3264 Mission St
San Francisco, CA | Bernal Heights
1 Bedroom
$2,995
652 sqft
Last updated May 6 at 1:01 AM
Move-in-ready homes in San Francisco's Mission District, close to the world-famous Roxy Theater. Rooms come with faux fireplaces, dishwashers, and walk-in closets. Pet-friendly apartment building with lobby and parking.
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1 Unit Available
390 29th Avenue Apartments
390 29th Avenue
San Francisco, CA | Outer Richmond
1 Bedroom
$3,095
717 sqft
Last updated May 6 at 1:01 AM
Nicely crafted homes with bay windows and in-unit laundry. Easy access to public transportation. Gated entry. Near the eateries and shops in the Richmond District. Close to Baker Beach and Golden Gate Park.
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2 Units Available
1585 Waller St
1585 Waller Street
San Francisco, CA | Cole Valley
1 Bedroom
$2,595
523 sqft
Last updated May 6 at 1:01 AM
1585 Waller is located in the heart of San Francisco's trendiest neighborhood. This beautiful building is situated just steps from the famous Haight-Ashbury cross streets, giving you easy access to dining and shopping. The central location provides easy access to Golden Gate Park and Buena Vista Park allowing you to take a stroll with your pet any time you want. This timeless building boasts hardwood floors, spacious floor plans and updated amenities to keep the original designs fresh and modern. 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
1474 Sacramento
1474 Sacramento Street
San Francisco, CA | Nob Hill
Studio
$1,695
213 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,150
302 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Last updated May 6 at 1:01 AM
1474 Sacramento is a beautiful Edwardian classic set in the iconic Nob Hill neighborhood. It was built in 1907 as San Francisco rebuilt itself after the famous earthquake and has recently received an upgrade in exterior paint and lobby area. The charm doesn’t stop in the common areas - notable apartment features include large bay windows, hardwood floors and updated finishes. Many may feature ornate details like French doors, chandeliers, ornamental fireplaces, and built ins. Residents share an elevator and on-site laundry facility. 1474 Sacramento is innately walkable, blocks away from Union Square’s shops, Nob Hill’s historic Fairmont and Mark Hopkins hotels, dog-friendly Huntington Park, and other neighborhood landmarks. Its location has excellent bike lanes, and commuters love nearby access to ample BART and Muni options, as well as its proximity to the Financial District, Downtown, and North Beach. 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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2 Units Available
915 Pierce
915 Pierce St
San Francisco, CA | Alamo Square
Studio
$2,695
520 sqft
Last updated May 6 at 1:01 AM
Stylish, sun-filled rooms in an Art Nouveau building, close to the bars and shops that encircle Alamo Square. Bathtubs and dishwashers in rooms. Car charging, BBQ and grill and bike storage located on the site.
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What to keep in mind when looking for apartments with move-in specials in San Francisco, CA

Move-in specials offer an enticing incentive to San Francisco apartment renters looking to save. However, it’s important to ask about any stipulations to the move-in specials. A free month’s rent may only apply to specific apartment floors or basic amenities instead of the apartment you really want.

Other move-in specials might include a lowered or no security deposit option. Keep in mind the lack of security deposit means you are responsible for damage when moving out.

No application fees are also popular move-in specials, which will immediately put more money back in your pocket.

San Francisco apartments are more likely to offer move-in specials during an off-season like winter when fewer people are moving. You may be able to negotiate your own special like free parking for a year in the paid garage.