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128 Cheap Apartments for rent in San Francisco, CA

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Last updated August 23 at 03:46pm
South of Market
7 Units Available
77 Bluxome Apartments
77 Bluxome St, San Francisco, CA
Studio
$2,388
210 sqft
Large, sleek studio apartments with easy access to I-80. Artistic design, stainless steel appliances and hardwood floors. Extra storage. Garage parking available. Building has elevator.
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Last updated August 23 at 06:40am
Tenderloin
4 Units Available
318 Turk Street
318 Turk Street, San Francisco, CA
Studio
$1,995
1 Bedroom
$2,495
The Tenderloin is San Franciscos buzziest neighborhood. Dive into this eclectic mash-up of lifelong residents, passionate game changers and adventurous early adopters.
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Last updated August 23 at 06:39am
Lower Nob Hill
1 Unit Available
786 Geary St
786 Geary Street, San Francisco, CA
1 Bedroom
$2,345
Jump into Downtowns entertaining fray. Union Square shoppers, FiDi workers and culture junkies crisscross the city center at a brisk clip. Fist pump your way over to Ruby Skyes thumping dance floor, hang with the theater geeks at S.F.
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Last updated August 23 at 03:12pm
Lower Nob Hill
2 Units Available
1025 Post Apartments
1025 Post Street, San Francisco, CA
Studio
$2,095
218 sqft
1 Bedroom
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Charming apartments with hardwood floors and large bathtubs. E-payments for resident convenience. Pet friendly. Near the shopping at Union Square. By Van Ness Avenue and all its landmarks. Steps from shops and restaurants.
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Last updated August 23 at 03:12pm
Tenderloin
4 Units Available
320 Turk Apartments
320 Turk Street, San Francisco, CA
Studio
$1,995
372 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,495
467 sqft
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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Last updated August 23 at 03:12pm
Tenderloin
1 Unit Available
650 ELLIS Apartments
650 Ellis Street, San Francisco, CA
Studio
$2,195
264 sqft
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
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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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Last updated August 23 at 03:12pm
Tenderloin
1 Unit Available
781 O'FARRELL Apartments
781 O'farrell Street, San Francisco, CA
Studio
$2,145
423 sqft
1 Bedroom
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In the heart of Union Square and the Financial District. In a historic building. Pet-friendly. Fully updated interiors with ample storage and new appliances. Near public transportation. High ceilings.
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Last updated August 23 at 03:11pm
Civic Center
4 Units Available
925 Geary
925 Geary St, San Francisco, CA
Studio
$1,995
258 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,595
331 sqft
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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Last updated August 23 at 03:12pm
Pacific Heights
1 Unit Available
2148-2152 Broderick Street
2152 Broderick Street, San Francisco, CA
Studio
$2,095
146 sqft
This Lower Pacific Heights apartment is home to a multitude of attractions to entertain the masses. Divisadero and Fillmore Street are the main strips for shopping, dining and socializing.
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Last updated August 23 at 03:11pm
Mission District
6 Units Available
The Sonoma Suites
2911 16th St, San Francisco, CA
Studio
$2,050
318 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,975
492 sqft
Recently remodeled Victorian units with vaulted ceilings, expansive windows, hardwood flooring, steam heat, and bathtubs with showers. Furnishings, pots, pans, dishes, and utensils included. Walk to the BART train station.
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Last updated August 23 at 03:11pm
Lower Nob Hill
2 Units Available
735 TAYLOR
735 Taylor St, San Francisco, CA
Studio
$1,995
192 sqft
1 Bedroom
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Enjoy SanFran's Lower Nob Hill neighborhood in a historic building with on-site laundry. Welcomes pets. Granite counters and hardwood floors in unit. Surrounded by restaurants, bars, and boutiques.
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Last updated August 23 at 03:11pm
Tenderloin
2 Units Available
434 Leavenworth St
434 Leavenworth St, San Francisco, CA
Studio
$2,295
330 sqft
1 Bedroom
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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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Last updated August 23 at 03:12pm
Lower Nob Hill
1 Unit Available
1030 LARKIN Apartments
1030 Larkin Street, San Francisco, CA
Studio
$2,395
401 sqft
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
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Urban, bedroom community near it all. On-site amenities include a recycling program and controlled access. Apartments feature hardwood floors, high ceilings, and ample storage. Historic building. Pet-friendly.
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Last updated August 23 at 03:12pm
Tenderloin
1 Unit Available
635 ELLIS Apartments
635 Ellis Street, San Francisco, CA
Studio
$1,795
263 sqft
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
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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.
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Last updated August 23 at 03:11pm
Tenderloin
1 Unit Available
381 TURK
381 Turk St, San Francisco, CA
Studio
$2,095
268 sqft
1 Bedroom
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Hardwood floors, window coverings, and equipped kitchens with dishwasher, garbage disposal, efficient appliances, and gas range. On-site laundry facilities. Proximity to public transportation. Pet friendly.
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Last updated August 23 at 03:11pm
Lower Nob Hill
2 Units Available
1050 POST
1050 Post St, San Francisco, CA
Studio
$2,295
262 sqft
1 Bedroom
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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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Last updated August 23 at 03:11pm
Lower Nob Hill
1 Unit Available
1020 POST Apartments
1020 Post St, San Francisco, CA
Studio
$2,395
290 sqft
1 Bedroom
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3 Bedrooms
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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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Last updated August 23 at 03:11pm
Downtown San Francisco-Union Square
1 Unit Available
124 MASON
124 Mason St, San Francisco, CA
Studio
$2,195
262 sqft
1 Bedroom
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Recently renovated units with hardwood floors, in-unit laundry and stainless steel appliances. Easy access to BART and MUNI. Pet-friendly. In the heart of downtown. Near the Financial District and Union Square.
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Last updated August 23 at 01:20pm
South of Market
6 Units Available
Stevenson Lofts
529 Stevenson St, San Francisco, CA
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$2,400
539 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Located in the SOMA Technology District near Union Square. Apartments provide stainless steel appliances, quartz countertops and European-style cabinetry. High ceilings throughout. Pet-friendly. Walkable community.
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Last updated August 23 at 03:11pm
Tenderloin
4 Units Available
Taylor Suites
250 Taylor St, San Francisco, CA
Studio
$2,250
325 sqft
Great location in the heart of Downtown San Francisco. Furnished units with hardwood floors, Victorian architectural details, electric heat, high ceilings, elevator access, and basic cable.
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Last updated August 23 at 03:11pm
Tenderloin
8 Units Available
The Cornelia Suites
641 O Farrell St, San Francisco, CA
Studio
$2,325
292 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,925
624 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,775
818 sqft
Located in Downtown between Union Square and Civic Center. Two elevators for convenience. Furnished units with hardwood flooring and high ceilings. Walk to BART station and the financial district.
Last updated August 23 at 09:14am
Lower Nob Hill
1 Unit Available
1235 Bush ******
1235 Bush St, San Francisco, CA
Studio
$2,175
1235 Bush ****** Available 09/20/19 OPEN HOUSE: Thursday (8/22) 7PM-7:15PM Second floor, downtown district Studio on Bush near Hyde 1235 Bush - 2nd Floor Studio * $2,175/month annual lease * Shared laundry * Available: September 20th or sooner OPEN
Last updated August 23 at 09:14am
Lower Nob Hill
1 Unit Available
1235 Bush*
1235 Bush Street, San Francisco, CA
Studio
$2,175
1235 Bush* Available 09/01/19 OPEN HOUSE:Thursday (8/22) 7PM-7:15PM Second floor, downtown district Studio on Bush near Hyde - 2nd Floor Studio * $2,175/month annual lease * Shared laundry * Available: September 1st OPEN HOUSE:Thursday (8/22)
Last updated August 23 at 09:13am
Tenderloin
1 Unit Available
631 O'Farrell St. #507
631 O'farrell Street, San Francisco, CA
Studio
$2,295
520 sqft
1 Bedroom
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August 2019 San Francisco Rent Report

Welcome to the August 2019 San Francisco Rent Report. San Francisco rents increased over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the San Francisco rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the metro, state, and nation.

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August 2019 San Francisco Rent Report

Welcome to the August 2019 San Francisco Rent Report. San Francisco rents increased over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the San Francisco rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the metro, state, and nation.

San Francisco rents increase sharply over the past month

San Francisco rents have increased 0.7% over the past month, and have increased slightly by 1.2% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in San Francisco stand at $2,488 for a one-bedroom apartment and $3,126 for a two-bedroom. This is the second straight month that the city has seen rent increases after a decline in May. San Francisco's year-over-year rent growth leads the state average of 1.1%, but trails the national average of 1.6%.

    Rents rising across the San Francisco Metro

    Throughout the past year, rent increases have been occurring not just in the city of San Francisco, but across the entire metro. Of the largest 10 cities that we have data for in the San Francisco metro, 8 of them have seen prices rise. Here's a look at how rents compare across some of the largest cities in the metro.

    • San Mateo has the most expensive rents in the San Francisco metro, with a two-bedroom median of $4,488; the city has also seen rent growth of 1.9% over the past year, the fastest in the metro.
    • Over the past month, Daly City has seen the biggest rent drop in the metro, with a decline of 1.3%. Median two-bedrooms there cost $3,354, while one-bedrooms go for $2,670.
    • Oakland has the least expensive rents in the San Francisco metro, with a two-bedroom median of $2,236; rents increased 1.1% over the past month but fell 0.3% over the past year.

    Comparable cities nationwide show more affordable rents compared to San Francisco

    As rents have increased slightly in San Francisco, a few similar cities nationwide have also seen rents grow modestly. Compared to most other large cities across the country, San Francisco is less affordable for renters.

    • Rents increased slightly in other cities across the state, with California as a whole logging rent growth of 1.1% over the past year. For example, rents have grown by 1.5% in San Jose, 0.5% in Los Angeles, and 0.5% in San Diego.
    • San Francisco's median two-bedroom rent of $3,126 is above the national average of $1,191. Nationwide, rents have grown by 1.6% over the past year compared to the 1.2% increase in San Francisco.
    • While San Francisco's rents rose slightly over the past year, many cities nationwide also saw increases, including Phoenix (+3.7%), Austin (+3.3%), and Dallas (+2.1%).
    • Renters will generally find more expensive prices in San Francisco than most similar cities. For example, Phoenix has a median 2BR rent of $1,085, where San Francisco is more than two-and-a-half times that price.

    For more information check out our national report. You can also access our full data for cities and counties across the U.S. at this link.

    City
    Median 1BR price
    Median 2BR price
    M/M price change
    Y/Y price change
    San Francisco
    $2,490
    $3,130
    0.7%
    1.2%
    Oakland
    $1,780
    $2,240
    1.1%
    -0.3%
    Fremont
    $3,020
    $3,800
    -0.5%
    1.6%
    Hayward
    $2,200
    $2,760
    -0.5%
    1%
    Concord
    $2,460
    $3,080
    1.8%
    0.7%
    Berkeley
    $2,090
    $2,630
    -1.1%
    0.2%
    Richmond
    $2,120
    $2,670
    0.5%
    0.2%
    Antioch
    $2,570
    $3,230
    0.8%
    -0.3%
    Daly City
    $2,670
    $3,350
    -1.3%
    1.3%
    San Mateo
    $3,570
    $4,490
    0.1%
    1.9%
    Livermore
    $2,300
    $2,890
    1.9%
    -0.6%
    Redwood City
    $2,830
    $3,560
    0.2%
    2.7%
    San Ramon
    $3,050
    $3,840
    -0.7%
    2.8%
    Pleasanton
    $3,010
    $3,780
    0.3%
    1.9%
    Union City
    $2,820
    $3,550
    -0.5%
    2%
    Walnut Creek
    $2,470
    $3,100
    0.8%
    1.7%
    South San Francisco
    $2,740
    $3,440
    -1.1%
    1.7%
    Pittsburg
    $2,600
    $3,260
    0
    2.7%
    San Rafael
    $2,590
    $3,250
    -1.5%
    1.9%
    Dublin
    $3,080
    $3,870
    -1%
    2%
    San Bruno
    $2,770
    $3,480
    -3.5%
    3%
    Pacifica
    $3,030
    $3,810
    -0.4%
    1.8%
    Martinez
    $2,490
    $3,120
    -0.4%
    4.1%
    Pleasant Hill
    $2,720
    $3,420
    -2.1%
    2.3%
    Burlingame
    $2,630
    $3,310
    -1.1%
    3.6%
    Belmont
    $2,820
    $3,550
    -0.7%
    0.1%
    Emeryville
    $2,440
    $3,060
    0.9%
    1.6%
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    Methodology - Recent Updates:

    Data from private listing sites, including our own, tends to skew toward luxury apartments, which introduces sample bias when estimates are calculated directly from these listings. To address these limitations, we’ve recently made major updates to our methodology, which we believe have greatly improved the accuracy and reliability of our estimates.

    Read more about our new methodology below, or see a more detailed post here.

    Methodology:

    Apartment List is committed to making our rent estimates the best and most accurate available. To do this, we start with reliable median rent statistics from the Census Bureau, then extrapolate them forward to the current month using a growth rate calculated from our listing data. In doing so, we use a same-unit analysis similar to Case-Shiller’s approach, comparing only units that are available across both time periods to provide an accurate picture of rent growth in cities across the country.

    Our approach corrects for the sample bias inherent in other private sources, producing results that are much closer to statistics published by the Census Bureau and HUD. Our methodology also allows us to construct a picture of rent growth over an extended period of time, with estimates that are updated each month.

    Read more about our methodology here.

    About Rent Reports:

    Apartment List publishes monthly reports on rental trends for hundreds of cities across the U.S. We intend these reports to be a source of reliable information that help renters and policymakers make sound decisions, and we invest significant time and effort in gathering and analyzing rent data. Our work is covered regularly by journalists across the country.

    We are continuously working to improve our methodology and data, with the goal of providing renters with the information that they need to make the best decisions.

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