114 Houses for rent in San Francisco, CA

Last updated May 25 at 4:50pm UTC
250 King St. #902
South of Market
San Francisco, CA
Updated May 25 at 4:50pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$5,200
4150 17th Street #27
Corona Heights
San Francisco, CA
Updated May 25 at 4:48pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$5,900
199 New Montgomery Street #1507
South Beach
San Francisco, CA
Updated May 25 at 4:48pm UTC
1 Bedroom
$3,995
2465 Chestnut #302
Marina
San Francisco, CA
Updated May 24 at 11:07am UTC
1 Bedroom
$3,795
181 Lowell Street
Crocker Amazon
San Francisco, CA
Updated May 24 at 11:07am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$3,800
2990 Clay Street #1
Pacific Heights
San Francisco, CA
Updated May 24 at 11:07am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$4,500
649 27th Avenue
Outer Richmond
San Francisco, CA
Updated May 24 at 11:06am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$4,900
2550 Gough Street, #3
Cow Hollow
San Francisco, CA
Updated May 24 at 11:05am UTC
1 Bedroom
$3,595
2181 O'Farrell Street
Anza Vista
San Francisco, CA
Updated May 24 at 11:04am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$3,800
2179 O'Farrell Street
Anza Vista
San Francisco, CA
Updated May 24 at 11:04am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$5,995
401 Lombard Street
Telegraph Hill
San Francisco, CA
Updated May 24 at 11:03am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$4,495
408 Lombard Street
Telegraph Hill
San Francisco, CA
Updated May 24 at 11:03am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$4,995
1333 Gough St
Lower Pacific Heights
San Francisco, CA
Updated May 24 at 11:03am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$4,000
132 Corbett Avenue
Corona Heights
San Francisco, CA
Updated May 24 at 11:03am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$6,800
20 Ashbury Terrace
Buena Vista
San Francisco, CA
Updated May 22 at 8:41pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
$9,950
474 27th Avenue #6
Sea Cliff
San Francisco, CA
Updated May 22 at 8:40pm UTC
Studio
$2,295
279 Randall Street
Glen Park
San Francisco, CA
Updated May 22 at 12:29pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
$5,975
733 Greenwich Street
North Beach
San Francisco, CA
Updated May 22 at 12:26pm UTC
4 Bedrooms
$5,895
3121 Franklin street
Marina
San Francisco, CA
Updated May 24 at 11:06am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$6,995
1281 Filbert Street
Russian Hill
San Francisco, CA
Updated May 24 at 11:04am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$6,800
156 26th Ave
Seacliff
San Francisco, CA
Updated May 23 at 10:02am UTC
4 Bedrooms
$13,500
2626 Sutter St
Lower Pacific Heights
San Francisco, CA
Updated May 23 at 10:01am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$6,199
979 Capitol Avenue
Ingleside
San Francisco, CA
Updated May 23 at 9:58am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$3,850
1600 Clement #302
Richmond District
San Francisco, CA
Updated May 22 at 8:41pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
$3,795
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May 2018 San Francisco Rent Report

Welcome to the May 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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May 2018 San Francisco Rent Report

Welcome to the May 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 1.3% year-over-year. Currently, median rents in San Francisco stand at $2,440 for a one-bedroom apartment and $3,060 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 1.5%.

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.

  • Berkeley has seen rents fall by 3.4% over the past year, the biggest drop in the metro. It also has the least expensive rents in the San Francisco metro, with a two-bedroom median of $2,580.
  • Berkeley has the least expensive rents in the San Francisco metro, with a two-bedroom median of $2,580; additionally, the city has seen the fastest rent growth in the metro over the past month (1.5%).
  • San Mateo has the most expensive rents of the largest cities in the San Francisco metro, with a two-bedroom median of $4,340; rents remained steady over the past month.

Similar cities nationwide show more affordable rents compared to San Francisco

As rents have increased slightly in San Francisco, similar cities nationwide have seen rents grow more quickly. Compared to most other large 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 2.1% over the past year. For example, rents have grown by 2.4% in San Jose, 2.1% in Los Angeles, and 1.9% in San Diego.
  • San Francisco's median two-bedroom rent of $3,060 is above the national average of $1,170. Nationwide, rents have grown by 1.5% over the past year compared to the 1.3% increase in San Francisco.
  • While San Francisco's rents rose slightly over the past year, some cities nationwide saw increases as well, including Phoenix (+2.3%) and Dallas (+1.3%).
  • Renters will generally find more expensive prices in San Francisco than most similar cities. For example, Phoenix has a median 2BR rent of $1,030, 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 $3,060 -0.0% 1.3%
Fremont $2,920 $3,670 1.4% 5.0%
Hayward $2,240 $2,820 0.4% 1.0%
Concord $2,440 $3,060 0.6% 1.9%
Berkeley $2,050 $2,580 1.5% -3.4%
Richmond $2,110 $2,650 0.3% 3.9%
Antioch $2,860 $3,600 -0.1% 4.3%
Daly City $2,430 $3,050 0.2% 2.5%
San Mateo $3,460 $4,340 0.3% 0.4%
San Leandro $2,170 $2,720 0.3% -0.8%
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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.

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