Start your Civic Center apartment search!
Select how many bedrooms you want.
S
Studio
1
Bed
2
Beds
3+
Beds

184 Apartments for rent in Civic Center, San Francisco, CA

It's only a few blocks square in size, but the San Francisco Civic Center is home to many historic buildings, not the least of which is the Herbst Theatre, where the treaty betwe... Read Guide >
Featured
The Civic
101 Polk St
San Francisco, CA
Updated April 21 at 11:25pm
Studio
$3,500
1 Bedroom
$3,507
2 Bedrooms
$4,320
Featured
Argenta
1 Polk St
San Francisco, CA
Updated April 21 at 12:29pm
1 Bedroom
$3,992
2 Bedrooms
Ask
Just two blocks from Symphony Hall, these units offer hardwood floors, patios, bathtubs, new carpet, dishwashers, extra storage, garbage disposals, in-unit laundry, walk-in closets and more!
more...
less...
Featured
100 Van Ness
100 Van Ness Ave
San Francisco, CA
Updated April 21 at 11:25pm
Studio
$3,381
1 Bedroom
$3,921
2 Bedrooms
$5,422
Featured
150 Van Ness
150 Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco, CA
Updated April 21 at 11:25pm
Studio
Ask
1 Bedroom
$3,850
2 Bedrooms
$4,625
Residents of this luxury community enjoy two rooftop decks, a swimming pool and concierge service. Apartments feature balconies, floor-to-ceiling windows and in-unit laundry. Property is near the Herbst Theatre, San Francisco Symphony and much more.
more...
less...
Featured
925 Geary
925 Geary St
San Francisco, CA
Updated April 13 at 12:11am
Studio
$1,795
1 Bedroom
$2,595
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.
more...
less...
Featured
345 Fulton
345 Fulton St
San Francisco, CA
Updated April 13 at 12:11am
Studio
$2,695
1 Bedroom
Ask
Just west of Route 101 near Jefferson Square, this intimate community includes an elevator and convenient parking spaces. Hardwood floors, garbage disposal, and stainless steel appliances in units. Located in the historic Civic Center neighborhood.
more...
less...
Featured
250 FELL St
250 Fell Street
San Francisco, CA
Updated April 13 at 12:12am
Studio
$3,195
1 Bedroom
Ask
1412 Market St
1412 Market Street
San Francisco, CA
Updated April 21 at 04:41pm
103 Bedrooms
$1,100
233 Franklin Street #405
233 Franklin Street
San Francisco, CA
Updated April 21 at 04:40pm
1 Bedroom
$4,250
Classic Suites Apartments
60 Leavenworth St
San Francisco, CA
Updated April 21 at 10:31pm
1 Bedroom
$1,950
Results within 1 mile of Civic Center
Featured
923 Folsom
923 Folsom St
San Francisco, CA
Updated April 21 at 09:09pm
Studio
Ask
1 Bedroom
$4,299
2 Bedrooms
$5,205
A boutique-style community ideal for the urban professional. The apartments feature stainless steel appliances and modern cabinetry. On-site coffee bar, fitness center, dog washing area and beer brewing area provided.
more...
less...
Featured
Soma Residences
1045 Mission St
San Francisco, CA
Updated April 21 at 11:25pm
Studio
$2,446
1 Bedroom
$3,028
Featured
Fillmore Center
1475 Fillmore St
San Francisco, CA
Updated April 21 at 11:25pm
Studio
$2,793
1 Bedroom
$3,041
2 Bedrooms
$3,566
Great location in a bustling San Francisco neighborhood close to shopping and dining. Air conditioning, granite counters, hardwood floors and recent renovations make these apartments feel luxurious. 24-hour maintenance available.
more...
less...
Featured
NEMA
8 10th St
San Francisco, CA
Updated April 21 at 09:09pm
Studio
$3,383
1 Bedroom
$4,156
2 Bedrooms
$6,150
Prime location close to trendy restaurants and shops. Two spacious lobbies, landscaped terraces, and a huge fitness center. Units have keyless entry doors, modern kitchens, and programmable thermostats.
more...
less...
Featured
825 Pine Street
825 Pine Street
San Francisco, CA
Updated April 21 at 09:08pm
Studio
$2,495
1 Bedroom
$3,695
Featured
The Terraces
1330 Bush St
San Francisco, CA
Updated April 21 at 11:55pm
Studio
$2,538
1 Bedroom
$3,252
Residents enjoy luxurious in-unit amenities like patio or balcony, granite counters, and hardwood floors. Community features parking, on-site laundry and lobby. Located close to BART and MUNI for commuters.
more...
less...
Featured
855 Brannan Apartments
855 Brannan St
San Francisco, CA
Updated April 21 at 11:55pm
Studio
$3,405
1 Bedroom
$3,715
2 Bedrooms
$4,980
Luxury community features rooftop deck, views of San Francisco skyline and fitness facilities. Residents enjoy units with private balcony, Caesarstone counters and A/C. Located in bustling SoMa, close to East and South Bay.
more...
less...
Featured
Vara
1600 15th St
San Francisco, CA
Updated April 21 at 12:29pm
Studio
$3,109
1 Bedroom
$3,248
2 Bedrooms
$5,008
This beautiful community is a short drive from Franklin Square and the Soma StrEat Food Park. Inside, residents enjoy in-unit laundry, quartz countertops and hardwood flooring. Shared amenities include a fitness center, clubhouse and courtyard.
more...
less...
Featured
Geary Courtyard
639 Geary St
San Francisco, CA
Updated April 21 at 11:55pm
Studio
$2,546
1 Bedroom
$3,030
Located a few blocks away from Union Square with easy access to the Financial District, art museums and more. Modern apartments with fully-equipped kitchens, upgraded lighting and fitness center and pool.
more...
less...
Featured
One Henry Adams
1 Henry Adams St
San Francisco, CA
Updated April 21 at 11:55pm
Studio
$3,657
1 Bedroom
$4,040
2 Bedrooms
$4,901
On-site restaurant. Community rooftop lounge with city views, 24-hour gym, car-charging stations, pool and racquetball court. One-, two- and three-bedroom apartments have hardwood floors, in-unit laundry, walk-in closets and stainless steel kitchen appliances. Floor-to-ceiling windows.
more...
less...
Featured
AVA 55 Ninth
55 9th St
San Francisco, CA
Updated April 21 at 11:59am
Studio
$4,080
1 Bedroom
$3,840
2 Bedrooms
$4,634
Huge picture windows and city views. Stainless steel countertops, hardwood floors and modern accents. In-home laundry. Bike storage and media room on site. Brand new construction. Near the 101.
more...
less...
Featured
Avalon Hayes Valley
325 Octavia St
San Francisco, CA
Updated April 21 at 11:59am
Studio
$3,495
1 Bedroom
$3,980
2 Bedrooms
$4,480
Close to the Van Ness Metro Station in the fashionable Hayes Valley district, this luxury apartment complex features 24-hour maintenance, elevator access, clubhouse and parking. Rooms include walk-in closets, hardwood floors and in-unit laundry.
more...
less...
Featured
Ava Nob Hill
965 Sutter St
San Francisco, CA
Updated April 21 at 11:59am
Studio
Ask
1 Bedroom
$3,135
2 Bedrooms
Ask
Community amenities include dog park, parking, on-site laundry and clubhouse. Units feature air conditioning, dishwasher and extra storage. Located close to Highway 101, so convenient for commuters.
more...
less...
Featured
L Seven
350 8th St
San Francisco, CA
Updated April 21 at 01:03pm
Studio
$3,095
1 Bedroom
$3,540
2 Bedrooms
$4,695
Contemporary apartments with plush carpet and in-unit laundry. The pet-friendly complex has a dog park. Located within walking distance of several bars, restaurants and coffee shops.
more...
less...
City GuideCivic Center
It's only a few blocks square in size, but the San Francisco Civic Center is home to many historic buildings, not the least of which is the Herbst Theatre, where the treaty between the U.S. and Japan was signed in 1951 to end the Pacific War.

Small in size but big on attractions, the Civic Center neighborhood in the City by the Bay features some of the greatest treasures of San Francisco, including the Opera House, the San Francisco City Library and the Supreme Court of California. Stuffed to the gills with museums, cultural experiences and public transit stops, it's understandably a fabulous place to set up shop, or home, or whatever. But there are two sides to the Civic Center, day and night. And those are the time periods you'll see this disparity. Containing the most prestigious buildings in the state, Civic Center is also neighbors with the Tenderloin, a rather notorious neighborhood that nervous types may want to avoid after dark. If you can appreciate the beauty of this dichotomy, the Civic Center will prove one of the most exciting and enchanting places to live.

Moving to the Civic Center

First off, skip the warm weather clothing; you're not moving to Southern California. The weather here is routinely chilly, damp and gray. That doesn't stop people from having fun, but it does mean you'll need to pack one of those windproof umbrellas. Spoiler alert: They don't work.

Also, the rental market is rough. R-U-F-F. Plan well in advance to start your search, and don't expect to find something before several months have passed. Make decisions quickly when an opportunity opens up, or you'll miss it. First and last month's rent, security deposit and your first born are typical requests. Also, these houses and one-bedroom apartments are historic and character filled. So bugs, chipping paint and questionable wiring are fairly standard. Embrace the chaos. And that goes for every day life too. This is a real cross section of humanity, so keep your sense of humor on command. Finally, parking is nearly nonexistent. Moving with a big ole truck (to an apt for rent with no elevator and narrow stairwells) will give you a headache from which you may never recover. Start downsizing now.

Neighborhoods in Civic Center

The Civic Center neighborhood takes up fewer than five square blocks, so there aren't major differences between one end and another, but here are some tips for finding the perfect location.

North: You'll find the Asian Art Museum, a smattering of restaurants and bars and the first edges of the Tenderloin in this area. It can be a bit run down closer to the edges, but it's quieter than other spots.

South: The arrow tip includes a hippier/hipstery vibe as you verge into Hayes Valley. There are also good restaurants, and it's a straight shot to Golden Gate Park.

East: You can argue that Market Street fully encompasses the east side. BART, MUNI, the UN Plaza and a few European style hostels are readily available. This is a busy, busy area, so if you love a bustling metropolis, park it here.

West: It's all about Van Ness Avenue in the west. Oodles of restaurants, shops, cinemas, art galleries, a weird classic car collection and bars, bars, bars. Van Ness is also the 101, so if you need to get somewhere in a hurry, well, you still won't. Traffic is insane here, but you're still at the front of the line.

Work Hard, Play Hard

Moving from anywhere to the city is an adjustment. Life is just different in San Francisco. It's the biggest little city only seven miles across but it's got a lot of personality packed into the place. People here are active; they're into healthy living and they love to walk. Seriously, your glutes will get some serious exercise here, between the long blocks and high hills! Sure, there's plenty of public transportation, including the MUNI, BART, Caltrain and trolleys, but if the destination is within a mile, you'll probably walk or bike there.

Food is big business here! There are just as many folks who love to cook at home as eat out nightly. Cost of living is fairly outrageous, so if you need to scale back, you can do so by hitting farmers' markets and mom-and-pop shops (of which there are oodles) and make a culinary masterpiece at home.

If you live here, expect to sample a little of everything, from the symphony and opera house to the library. All these gorgeous buildings should be investigated, and people will talk with you about them, at length. At night, you're spoiled for choice. Van Ness has a stop for every taste. Life is lived above the speed limit, but you'll learn to pause and savor every exhilarating moment when you live here.

Apartments For Rent in Nearby Cities

Nearby Neighborhoods