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95 apartments for rent near Civic Center, San Francisco, CA

Last updated April 27 at 10:51AM
355 Fulton St
355 Fulton St
San Francisco, CA
Updated April 26 at 10:46PM
Studio
$2,695
1 Bedroom
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1520 Gough
1520 Gough St
San Francisco, CA
Updated April 26 at 10:46PM
1 Bedroom
$2,695
L Seven
350 8th St
San Francisco, CA
Updated April 27 at 7:07AM
Studio
$2,867
1 Bedroom
$3,259
2 Bedrooms
$4,920
Results within 1 miles of Civic Center, San Francisco, CA
One Henry Adams
1 Henry Adams St
San Francisco, CA
Updated April 27 at 5:46AM
Studio
$3,045
1 Bedroom
$3,515
2 Bedrooms
$4,865
Avalon Hayes Valley
325 Octavia St
San Francisco, CA
Updated April 27 at 10:51AM
Studio
$3,140
1 Bedroom
$3,580
2 Bedrooms
$4,740
Eviva Mission Bay
360 Berry St
San Francisco, CA
Updated April 27 at 7:06AM
1 Bedroom
$3,800
2 Bedrooms
$4,650
3 Bedrooms
$6,800
Ava Nob Hill
965 Sutter St
San Francisco, CA
Updated April 27 at 10:51AM
Studio
$2,470
1 Bedroom
$3,180
2 Bedrooms
$4,440
SoMa Square
1 Saint Francis Pl
San Francisco, CA
Updated April 27 at 5:46AM
Studio
$2,976
1 Bedroom
$3,003
2 Bedrooms
$4,896
Alchemy by Alta
200 Buchanan St
San Francisco, CA
Updated April 26 at 10:34PM
Studio
$3,590
1 Bedroom
$4,237
2 Bedrooms
$5,187
AVA 55 Ninth
55 9th St
San Francisco, CA
Updated April 27 at 10:51AM
Studio
$3,140
1 Bedroom
$3,520
2 Bedrooms
$4,125
Nob Hill Place
1155 Jones St
San Francisco, CA
Updated April 26 at 12:25AM
Studio
$2,500
1 Bedroom
$2,700
The Duboce Apartments
2198 Market St
San Francisco, CA
Updated April 27 at 5:23AM
1 Bedroom
$3,875
2 Bedrooms
$4,600
Pinnacle at Nob Hill
899 Pine St
San Francisco, CA
Updated April 26 at 12:25AM
Studio
$2,800
1 Bedroom
$3,500
795 PINE
795 Pine St
San Francisco, CA
Updated April 26 at 10:46PM
Studio
$2,595
1 Bedroom
$4,200
The Terraces
1330 Bush St
San Francisco, CA
Updated April 27 at 5:45AM
Studio
$2,480
1 Bedroom
$3,199
Glasdore Lofts
30 Dore St
San Francisco, CA
Updated April 26 at 12:26AM
Studio
$2,295
1 Bedroom
$3,095
2 Bedrooms
$4,095
2175 Market
2175 Market St
San Francisco, CA
Updated April 27 at 7:05AM
1 Bedroom
$3,640
2 Bedrooms
$4,201
521 Gough Street
Civic Center
San Francisco, CA
Updated April 18 at 10:31PM
Studio
$15,000
Etta Apartments
1285 Sutter St
San Francisco, CA
Updated April 26 at 10:51PM
Studio
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1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$4,290
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City Guide
Civic Center, San Francisco
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.