123 Houses for rent in San Francisco, CA

Last updated July 19 at 9:48am UTC
534 48th Avenue
Outer Richmond
San Francisco, CA
Updated July 19 at 9:48am UTC
4 Bedrooms
$5,250
1548 Noe Street
Noe Valley
San Francisco, CA
Updated July 19 at 9:48am UTC
4 Bedrooms
$6,900
1330 Stevenson street C301
South of Market
San Francisco, CA
Updated July 19 at 9:47am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$3,950
239 Chenery
Glen Park
San Francisco, CA
Updated July 19 at 9:47am UTC
4 Bedrooms
$7,250
269 Avila Street
Marina
San Francisco, CA
Updated July 19 at 9:45am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$7,200
199 New Montgomery #504
South Beach
San Francisco, CA
Updated July 19 at 9:44am UTC
1 Bedroom
$3,495
2465 Chestnut #301
Marina
San Francisco, CA
Updated July 19 at 9:44am UTC
1 Bedroom
$3,795
2700 Polk Street #3
Russian Hill
San Francisco, CA
Updated July 19 at 9:44am UTC
1 Bedroom
$3,895
260 King St. #779
South of Market
San Francisco, CA
Updated July 19 at 9:42am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$4,495
1515 Diamond Street
Noe Valley
San Francisco, CA
Updated July 19 at 9:41am UTC
4 Bedrooms
$8,250
2126 30th Avenue (Lower Unit)
Parkside
San Francisco, CA
Updated July 18 at 10:20am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$3,400
200 Brannan #343
South Beach
San Francisco, CA
Updated July 18 at 10:19am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$5,950
2 Valletta Court
Miraloma Park
San Francisco, CA
Updated July 18 at 10:19am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$4,800
836 South Van Ness Avenue
Mission
San Francisco, CA
Updated July 18 at 10:18am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$4,975
168 Bernard Street
Nob Hill
San Francisco, CA
Updated July 18 at 10:17am UTC
4 Bedrooms
$6,998
338 Main
South Beach
San Francisco, CA
Updated July 18 at 10:17am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$10,995
138 Southwood Drive
Westwood Park
San Francisco, CA
Updated July 18 at 10:16am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$4,995
494 27th ave #41
Outer Richmond
San Francisco, CA
Updated July 18 at 10:16am UTC
Studio
$2,495
190 Cervantes Blvd - 190 Cervantes Blvd #103
Marina
San Francisco, CA
Updated July 18 at 10:16am UTC
1 Bedroom
$3,850
1434 Larkin Street
Nob Hill
San Francisco, CA
Updated July 18 at 10:15am UTC
4 Bedrooms
$6,995
733 Greenwich Street
North Beach
San Francisco, CA
Updated July 18 at 10:15am UTC
4 Bedrooms
$6,300
23 Scotland Street
North Beach
San Francisco, CA
Updated July 18 at 10:14am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$7,000
125 Palm Avenue
Laurel Heights-Jordan Park
San Francisco, CA
Updated July 18 at 10:14am UTC
1 Bedroom
$2,700
1646 32nd Ave
Central Sunset
San Francisco, CA
Updated July 19 at 9:48am UTC
4 Bedrooms
$8,500

July 2018 San Francisco Rent Report

Welcome to the July 2018 San Francisco Rent Report. San Francisco rents remained steady 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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July 2018 San Francisco Rent Report

Welcome to the July 2018 San Francisco Rent Report. San Francisco rents remained steady 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 rent trends were flat over the past month

San Francisco rents have remained flat over the past month, however, they have increased slightly by 1.0% year-over-year. Currently, median rents in San Francisco stand at $2,440 for a one-bedroom apartment and $3,070 for a two-bedroom. San Francisco's year-over-year rent growth lags the state average of 2.1%, as well as the national average of 1.4%.

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 $4,410; the city has also seen rent growth of 1.0% over the past month, the fastest in the metro.
  • Over the past year, Berkeley has seen the biggest rent drop in the metro, with a decline of 5.2%. Median two-bedrooms there cost $2,650, while one-bedrooms go for $2,110.
  • Oakland has the least expensive rents in the San Francisco metro, with a two-bedroom median of $2,200; rents went down 0.9% over the past month but rose 2.5% over the past year.

Comparable 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 slightly in other cities across the state, with California as a whole logging rent growth of 2.1% over the past year. For example, rents have grown by 1.7% in San Jose, 1.6% in Los Angeles, and 1.0% in San Diego.
  • San Francisco's median two-bedroom rent of $3,070 is above the national average of $1,180. Nationwide, rents have grown by 1.4% over the past year compared to the 1.0% increase in San Francisco.
  • While San Francisco's rents rose slightly over the past year, many cities nationwide saw decreases, including Seattle (-2.0%), Chicago (-1.3%), and DC (-0.1%).
  • Renters will generally find more expensive prices in San Francisco than most other large cities. For example, Phoenix has a median 2BR rent of $1,040, 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 $2,440 $3,070 -0.0% 1.0%
Oakland $1,750 $2,200 -0.9% 2.5%
Fremont $2,980 $3,750 0.9% 5.7%
Hayward $2,280 $2,870 0.7% 2.9%
Concord $2,370 $2,980 -1.2% -0.1%
Berkeley $2,110 $2,650 0.9% -5.2%
Richmond $2,140 $2,690 -0.5% 3.7%
Antioch $2,850 $3,580 -0.2% 3.9%
Daly City $2,460 $3,080 0.6% 3.3%
San Mateo $3,510 $4,410 1.0% 1.2%
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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.