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apartments under 2500
Last updated December 4 2022 at 3:39 AM

1,040 Apartments for rent in San Rafael, CA under $2,500

Finding a deal on affordable apartments under $2,500 in San Rafael is worth the extra effort. Come ready to pounce on the best deals. Call the property management in advance t... Read Guide >
Marina Cove Apartments Photo Gallery 1
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Studio
$2,299
1 Bedroom
$2,699
2 Bedrooms
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The apartments at Marina Cove are surrounded by many beautiful locations in San Francisco. Marina Cove offers studio, 1 and 2 bedroom apartments for rent or lease. Rent one of our luxurious apartments and enjoy all its amenities including a heated pool for a refreshing swim and state-of-the-art fitness center. Your dream apartment is only one block from the San Francisco Bay, near Fort Mason; and is a short walk to all the great shops, boutiques and restaurants near the Marina District of San Francisco. While jogging on the Marina Green, you see the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz, the Marin Headlands, and the constant marine activity on the San Francisco Bay. You're a short walk from the beautiful Palace of Fine Arts and the fascinating Exploratorium. Cyclists and joggers have an easy ride or run to and across the Golden Gate Bridge. Furnished & unfurnished apartments are available. Our friendly and professional staff are always ready to help you.
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350 Union Photo Gallery 1
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Verified
4 Units Available
Studio
$2,049
1 Bedroom
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Right in front of the famed Coit Tower in San Francisco lies beautiful, luxurious studio and 1 bedroom apartments for rent. The Apartments on Union Street are located on the edge of Telegraph Hill, near North Beach and Chinatown - two of San Francisco's most famous districts. Live in complete luxury in these studio and 1 bedroom apartment rentals, with all the modern amenities, including a community sundeck. Washington Square Park is nearby along with the many delicious restaurants and shops to visit in Little Italy and Chinatown. Living in these dream apartment rentals also places you within walking distance of the Financial District and the SF downtown area. Corporate suite rentals are also available, and our friendly staff is always available to help you with your rental and leasing needs. Renting an apartment in the heart of San Francisco makes public transportation an important necessity and the Apartments on Union Street are near public transportation - always close by and rea
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2133 Stockton Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$2,199
Here on the corner of Bay and Stockton you're only a few blocks away from some of San Francisco's most famous sites -- Ghirardelli Square, Pier 39, The Cannery, Fisherman's Wharf and The City's cable cars. You are just moments away from excellent dining, boutiques, and the Mason/Powell cable car. Bus service brings you to the Financial District and downtown within just a few minutes.
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Bella Vista at Hilltop Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$1,820
704 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,354
906 sqft
Coming to Bella Vista at Hilltop is like coming home. Our newly-renovated apartments in Richmond CA feature one and two bedroom apartment homes; enjoy the panoramic view of the San Pablo Bay from your new penthouse. Our residents will enjoy extravagant interior features like hardwood cabinets, brushed nickel accents, inviting wood burning fireplaces*, full-size washer/dryers in each home with convenient built-in shelving, spacious patio/ balconies and much more. Along with having easy access to a variety of restaurants, shopping, and entertainment, our community offers four lighted tennis courts, a heated indoor pool, heated outdoor pool, three additional outdoor pools, 4 Jacuzzi's, dry sauna, state-of-the-art fitness and cardio center, professional business center, and more. Bring your friendly creatures as well to enjoy it all in our pet-friendly apartments. We look forward to helping your Richmond apartment search end here at Bella Vista at Hilltop. Contact our leasing team today and discover your new home.
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1127-1133 KEARNY Photo Gallery 1
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Studio
$2,295
337 sqft
1 Bedroom
$3,095
514 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Intellectuals and Italians made North Beach what it is today, one of the city's most adored areas. Chianti and marinara are "Little Italy's" original claim to fame, and the mid-century Beatnik movement cemented its counterculture icon status. Delve into the local subtext at City Lights bookstore, explore the door-to-door bar scene on Grant Street then beat a tasty retreat to Tosca's for a midnight snack. North Beach is a banquet of delights.You really have the best seat in the house with this North Beach hilltop abode. The pet-friendly apartment checks all the right boxes: view, check. Patio/balcony, check. Walking distance to downtown with all the best restaurants, check. Enjoy plenty of nights out, with Stinking Rose, Don Pisto's and much more out your door, and relaxing nights in, with a dishwasher, stainless steel appliances and sleek design. Welcome home! Genius comes in many forms, and most geniuses come to San Francisco. Our eclectic community of innovators, trendsetters and trailblazers is just as driven to play, as we are to work. You're one of a kind - and your home should be too! From restored historic Pacific Heights Edwardians to rebooted Downtown classics, one online application is all it takes to unlock RentSFNow's premium portfolio of over 150 distinctive buildings. Iconic Charm. Modern Living.This unit is a rental unit subject to the San Francisco Rent Ordinance, which limits evictions without just cause, and which states that any waiver by a tenant of their rights under the Rent Ordinance is void as contrary to public policy.
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2459 Larkin Apartments Photo Gallery 1
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Studio
$2,195
300 sqft
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$4,495
750 sqft
Built in 1614, this Edwardian style building features large bay windows and ample natual light. It is located on the corner of Larkin and Greenwich in Russian Hill. The property is one block from the Polk Gulch retail corridor in a location that is within walking distance to major transportation lines, including San Francisco MUNI lines, offering convenient access to North Beach, the Financial District, Cow Hollow, and the Marina.At RentSFNow, it's about partnership, not paperwork. Our one-application process makes it easy to find your piece of the San Francisco dream. With the largest collection of apartments in town, we specialize in updating classic buildings in choice locations. Your next home is where character meets state-of-the-art convenience. Iconic Charm. Modern Living.This unit is a rental unit subject to the San Francisco Rent Ordinance, which limits evictions without just cause, and which states that any waiver by a tenant of their rights under the Rent Ordinance is void as contrary to public policy.
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The Villas at Harbor Pointe Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$1,965
665 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,315
950 sqft
Arrive home to The Villas at Harbor Pointe where sweeping bay views await you in a reserved hilltop setting. The Villas at Harbor Pointe offers a peaceful environment in historic Pinole. We are in close proximity to schools, shopping, and recreational areas. You will appreciate being within 30 minutes of exciting San Francisco.\n\nFind the charm of our newly remodeled one, two, and three bedroom apartment homes and townhomes that will delight you with designer details. Our seven comfortable, spacious and airy floor plans will intrigue you. Savor the tranquility of your private patio or balcony, available in most of our apartment homes. If you love cooking youll love our gourmet kitchens which include all new electric appliances.\n\nRevel in the serenity of the poolside patio or a stroll in one of the many nearby parks. Enjoy fun in the sun relaxing on our patio or in our sparkling blue swimming pool. Experience the ambiance of a bayside resort community. Come and see why you will love your new home at The Villas at Harbor Pointe.
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Results within 5 miles of San Rafael
Appian Terrace Photo Gallery 1
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$1,815
500 sqft
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$2,200
900 sqft
Welcome to Appian Terrace Apartments in El Sobrante, CA. Discover better living in a community that brings the entire world to your fingertips. Enjoy the rewards of high-quality upgrades and stunning features as you dive into our hand-crafted lifestyle. Situated near all Bay Area counties, our convenient location provides you with close access to many local attractions as well as easier commutes. Choose from our collection of apartments that are complete with everything that you need to always feel right at home. Embrace personal amenities that will make your daily needs a breeze. At the end of each day, you will love coming home to our thriving community. This is where home becomes the destination. Schedule a tour today and join Appian Terrace Apartments.
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1618 Mason Street #12 Photo Gallery 1
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Studio
$1,995
1 Bedroom
$3,295
2 Bedrooms
$3,395
This beautiful studio has been renovated with an open living plan and large windows that let in lots of that gorgeous California sunshine along with the most beautiful views in SF! Its beautifully modern updated kitchen contains all you need for San Francisco living. Cable car and Bus stop right out-front door. Near night life, fantastic Restaurants, and fun life in the City.
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Montoya Garden Apartments Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$2,210
700 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,430
950 sqft
Located conveniently nearby Alvarado Park, Interstate 80 and Princeton Plaza, this community offers package service, on-site laundry facilities, pool and renters' insurance. Apartments feature balconies, hardwood flooring, window coverings and additional storage.
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1472 Filbert Street Photo Gallery 1
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Studio
$2,495
1 Bedroom
$3,295
2 Bedrooms
$4,695
Receive 4 Weeks Rent Free For A Limited Time!* 1472 Filbert Street is located on Russian Hill, just a short walk from a plethora of restaurants, shops, and nightlife destinations. This location provides an easy commute to downtown San Francisco, making it easy to maintain a desirable work-life balance. Walk to nearby Fort Mason and Chrissy Field to enjoy lovely outdoor spaces or both Union and Chestnut Street for great dining and nightlife. This property is a short trip to visit some of the most iconic sites in San Francisco such as; Lombard St, Ghirardelli Square, San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park and more. Our remodeled apartments at 1472 Filbert are equipped with high end, white kitchens with stainless steel appliances. Upon entering the building, you are greeted by the original Art Deco era entryway, showcasing the buildings old San Francisco charm. Each remodeled unit is equipped with in-unit washer and dryers and contains natural light and outstanding views of the city.
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1535 Francisco Street Photo Gallery 1
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Studio
$2,300
485 sqft
Amazing studio in San Francisco. Located two blocks from the Marina Harbor, Chestnut Street shops and restaurants, Fort Mason Center, Moscone Park and the Marina Greens. Located on a quiet street in a well maintained building. Amenities included: hardwood floors, large walk-in closet, separate eat-in kitchen, common garden and laundry in building. Utilities included: water. Date Available: Nov 7th 2022. $2,300/month rent. $2,000 security deposit required. Please submit the form on this page or contact Garret at 415-377-3185 to learn more. Text for immediate response. Can show almost anytime!
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368 S 8th St Photo Gallery 1
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2 Bedrooms
$2,050
1000 sqft
Spacious 2 Bedroom, 1 Bath Unit in Four-plex. New paint and flooring. New kitchen! Carport and off-street parking are available. NO PETS/ NO SMOKING. Month to Month Lease. Rental Terms: Available: NOW Monthly Rent :$2050 Security Deposit :$2050 Application Fee $40 per each adult This unit is conveniently located near City Parks, Laundry Mat, Schools, Kaiser Permanente, Shopping, Richmond Bart Station, Richmond Parkway, and the 580 Freeway.
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905 Liberty St Photo Gallery 1
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2 Bedrooms
$2,095
Close to freeways, parks and the El Cerrito Plaza BART station. This is in a quiet area with lot's of possibilities for commuting and schools. • This is an upstairs unit with new double pane windows. • New granite counter tops Rooms and Interior: Recently rehabbed Kitchen and Bath: Kitchen recently updated, Granite kitchen counters Utilities and Extras: Gas furnace Building and Surroundings: Small building, Back porch Lease Terms: Tenant pays gas and electric, No smoking building, No dogs, No cats, Tenant pays water
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1532 Chanslor AVE E Photo Gallery 1
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2 Bedrooms
$2,300
816 sqft
Completely remodeld, Brand new Kitchen with new cabinets, Quartez counter, and SS Large Refr! Bath room has fancy shower head, new vanity, marble flooring. All news painted, New wood flooring. Located in GATED community, 3 blocks walking distance from bart. One car garage parking included. Most convenient location at a great price. 20 mins commute to SF, close to all freeways and school and park and shopping.
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1700 Bay Street Photo Gallery 1
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Studio
$2,495
1 Bedroom
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2300 Pacific Avenue Photo Gallery 1
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Studio
$2,400
944 Vallejo Street Photo Gallery 1
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1730 Jackson Street Photo Gallery 1
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Studio
$2,100
1 Bedroom
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456 Columbus Avenue Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$2,450
Results within 10 miles of San Rafael
2000 Beach Street Photo Gallery 1
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$2,295
1 Bedroom
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555 Pierce Street Photo Gallery 1
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2 Bedrooms
$2,500
938 Kearney St B Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$1,850
483 sqft
Brand New Build Studio w/ Private Yard - Property Id: 1045374 Brand new build town home. Studio unit located in Level 1 with private laundry access to the back yard and separate entrance door. Brand new appliances. Parking space included on the drive way. Convenient location to HWY80 and 4 mins driving distance to El Cerrito Plaza Bart Station. Close to 24 hrs Fitness Center, CVS Pharmacy, restaurants, groceries store, cafe and shops. Owner pays for WiFi and Gardening Maintenance. Tenants pay for water, electricity and garbage. * Each adult (18+) who will be residing in the rental unit must complete and sign an application, provide all necessary documents, including a government-issued photo ID. Incomplete applications will not be processed. *Verifiable monthly income must be documented by the most recent two (2) months' pay stubs. A minimum credit score of 680 is required. *No prior Evictions on your record. *A positive (not neutral) landlord reference from the most recent landlords. *Lease: 12 months. *No pets allowed. *No smoking allowed. Apply at TurboTenant: http://rental.turbotenant.com/p/938-kearney-st-el-cerrito-ca-unit-b/1045374 Property Id 1045374 No Pets Allowed (RLNE7803283)
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4647 Hilltop Dr Photo Gallery 1
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2 Bedrooms
$2,250
4647 Hilltop Dr, El Sobrante, CA 94803 - Two bedroom one bathroom single family home with off street parking. Another tenant lives in the studio unit attached to home with a separate entrance. Stove/oven, refrigerator & dishwasher. Hardwood floors t/o with linoleum in kitchen & bathroom. Some window coverings. Stackable washer & dryer. Large deck & shared fenced backyard with fruit trees. Owner pays garbage & gardening, tenant still expected to water trees. Owner will divide the cost for water & PG&E between number of tenants & will bill tenants for their share. Not far from schools. No pets. No smoking. ONE YEAR LEASE Please drive by to preview outside of property BEFORE calling for appointment CALL DURING BUSINESS HOURS: Monday - Friday: 8:30am - 5:00pm Saturday:CLOSED Sunday: CLOSED DRE LIC# 00808840 No Pets Allowed (RLNE7790628)
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What to keep in mind when looking for apartments under $2,500 in San Rafael, CA

Finding a deal on affordable apartments under $2,500 in San Rafael is worth the extra effort. Come ready to pounce on the best deals. Call the property management in advance to ask what paperwork they need and come prepared. Bank statements, pay stubs, identification, and letters of recommendation from an employer or landlord are usually standard. It’s better to come to an apartment tour over-prepared and ready to sign.

You probably won’t find affordable apartments under $2,500 in San Rafael in the heart of the action, but you can still land in a neighborhood you love. Look for locations on the outskirts of your dream location or reconsider how much space you really need. A studio apartment may offer plenty of space in your ideal neighborhood at a cheaper price point.

Some property managers will also know about apartments under $2,500 in other buildings they manage, or through word-of-mouth from industry contacts. Ask about any leads if you can’t find the space you need. Touring the first floor for affordable apartments that need some updating can also yield a great deal.