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134 Houses for rent in San Francisco, CA

Last updated September 23 at 1:08pm UTC
1808 Newhall Street
Silver Terrace
San Francisco, CA
Updated September 23 at 1:08pm UTC
4 Bedrooms
$5,000
3 Winter Place
North Beach
San Francisco, CA
Updated September 23 at 1:07pm UTC
1 Bedroom
$4,500
788 Minna St 302
South of Market
San Francisco, CA
Updated September 23 at 1:06pm UTC
1 Bedroom
$3,490
140 South Van Ness Avenue, Unit #429
South of Market
San Francisco, CA
Updated September 23 at 1:03pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$4,000
1000 3rd Street
Mission Bay
San Francisco, CA
Updated September 23 at 1:02pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$5,995
559 Joost
Sunnyside
San Francisco, CA
Updated September 23 at 3:26am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$3,800
130 Brazil Street
Excelsior
San Francisco, CA
Updated September 22 at 1:28pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$4,095
191 Burnside Avenue
Glen Park
San Francisco, CA
Updated September 22 at 1:27pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
$4,890
1527 30th Avenue
Central Sunset
San Francisco, CA
Updated September 22 at 1:27pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
$5,500
235 Lincoln Way
Outer Sunset
San Francisco, CA
Updated September 22 at 1:25pm UTC
4 Bedrooms
$4,995
2542 17th Avenue
Inner Parkside
San Francisco, CA
Updated September 22 at 1:25pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$4,000
1247A Vicente street
Parkside
San Francisco, CA
Updated September 22 at 1:25pm UTC
Studio
$1,850
588 34th Avenue
Outer Richmond
San Francisco, CA
Updated September 22 at 1:24pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$3,795
1032 Guerrero St
Mission
San Francisco, CA
Updated September 22 at 1:24pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
$7,100
300 Berry Street, Unit #506
South of Market
San Francisco, CA
Updated September 22 at 1:24pm UTC
1 Bedroom
$3,250
494 27th ave #57
Sea Cliff
San Francisco, CA
Updated September 22 at 1:23pm UTC
Studio
$2,450
494 27th ave #37
Outer Richmond
San Francisco, CA
Updated September 22 at 1:22pm UTC
Studio
$2,295
494 - 27th Avenue #21
Sea Cliff
San Francisco, CA
Updated September 22 at 1:22pm UTC
Studio
$2,350
23 Scotland Street
North Beach
San Francisco, CA
Updated September 22 at 1:22pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
$7,495
240 Gold Mine Drive
Diamond Heights
San Francisco, CA
Updated September 22 at 9:26am UTC
4 Bedrooms
$6,100
52 Innes Court #202
Hunters Point
San Francisco, CA
Updated September 22 at 9:25am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$4,250
338 Main
South Beach
San Francisco, CA
Updated September 22 at 9:24am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$10,995
201 Folsom Street
South Beach
San Francisco, CA
Updated September 22 at 9:23am UTC
1 Bedroom
$5,590
187 GOLD MINE DR.
Diamond Heights
San Francisco, CA
Updated September 22 at 9:21am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$5,500

September 2018 San Francisco Rent Report

Welcome to the September 2018 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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September 2018 San Francisco Rent Report

Welcome to the September 2018 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 increased significantly over the past month

San Francisco rents have increased 0.5% over the past month, and are up slightly by 1.1% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in San Francisco stand at $2,470 for a one-bedroom apartment and $3,100 for a two-bedroom. This is the second straight month that the city has seen rent increases after a decline in June. San Francisco's year-over-year rent growth lags the state average of 1.4%, but exceeds the national average of 1.0%.

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, 9 of them have seen prices rise. Here's a look at how rents compare across some of the largest cities in the metro.

  • Berkeley has the least expensive rents in the San Francisco metro, with a two-bedroom median of $2,590; the city has also seen rents fall by 3.6% over the past year, the biggest drop in the metro.
  • Concord has seen the fastest rent growth in the metro, with a year-over-year increase of 5.5%. The median two-bedroom there costs $3,110, while one-bedrooms go for $2,480.
  • San Mateo has the most expensive rents of the largest cities in the San Francisco metro, with a two-bedroom median of $4,450; rents grew 0.1% over the past month and 2.2% over the past year.

Similar cities nationwide show more affordable rents compared to San Francisco

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

  • Rents increased moderately in other cities across the state, with California as a whole logging rent growth of 1.4% over the past year. For example, rents have grown by 2.4% in San Jose, 1.1% in Los Angeles, and 0.7% in San Diego.
  • San Francisco's median two-bedroom rent of $3,100 is above the national average of $1,180. Nationwide, rents have grown by 1.0% over the past year compared to the 1.1% rise in San Francisco.
  • While San Francisco's rents rose slightly over the past year, some cities nationwide saw decreases, including Seattle (-2.4%) and Chicago (-1.6%).
  • Renters will generally find more expensive prices in San Francisco than most other large cities. For example, Phoenix has a median 2BR rent of $1,050, where San Francisco is nearly three 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 $2,470 $3,100 0.5% 1.1%
Fremont $2,960 $3,720 -0.4% 2.6%
Hayward $2,290 $2,870 -0.1% 3.1%
Concord $2,480 $3,110 1.7% 5.5%
Berkeley $2,060 $2,590 -1.3% -3.6%
Richmond $2,140 $2,690 0.1% 4.8%
Antioch $2,880 $3,620 0.3% 0.9%
Daly City $2,470 $3,110 0.3% 3.7%
San Mateo $3,540 $4,450 0.1% 2.2%
San Leandro $2,180 $2,740 -0.1% 1.5%
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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.