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1,214 Cheap Apartments for rent in South San Francisco, CA

Finding cheap apartments in South San Francisco takes some ingenuity and effort, as well as quick action. Before you head out on your search, bring along pay stubs, b... Read Guide >
1 Unit Available
1055 Grand Avenue
1055 Grand Avenue
South San Francisco, CA | Sunshine Gardens
1 Bedroom
$1,990
700 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Last updated April 10 at 11:48 AM
Move in promo - ONE MONTH FREE Quiet top floor 1 bedroom 1bath, Clean unit, paint, and carpet. Minutes to Bart, commercial area, Costco, Safeway, Trader Joe's Rental Terms: Rent: $1,990, Application Fee: $49, Security Deposit: $2,500, Available Now Pet Policy: Cats not allowed, Dogs not allowed This property allows self guided viewing without an appointment. Contact for details.
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1 Unit Available
375 Mandarin Dr.
375 Mandarin Drive
Daly City, CA | Serramonte
1 Bedroom
$1,999
717 sqft
Last updated April 10 at 9:43 AM
One Bedroom Apartment Available at Crown Colony - Property Id: 559659 Beautifully remodeled 1 Bed /1 Bath with wood laminate flooring throughout, stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, spacious closet available for rent. The apartment is located on the second floor with views of the quiet courtyard. Crown Colony Condominiums Complex is a gated community with 24/7 staffed security. There is a washer/dryer facility in the building one step from the unit. One assigned parking space is included in the rent. One-year lease. The owner pays for water and garbage. Move-in Cost: $1,999 First Month, $1,999 Security Deposit and $150 HOA one time move-in fee. Unfortunately, the amenities are currently closed due to the pandemic. They include a complimentary shuttle bus to and from Bart station, two swimming pools, a clubhouse with a meeting room, gym, sauna, billiards room, and tennis courts. The complex is conveniently located near 280 and Serramonte Shopping Center Apply at TurboTenant: http://rental.turbotenant.com/p/375-mandarin-dr.-daly-city-ca/559659 Property Id 559659 No Pets Allowed (RLNE6547933)
Results within 5 miles of South San Francisco
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2 Units Available
La Solana
1124 El Camino Real
Burlingame, CA | Burlingame Terrace
1 Bedroom
$1,950
627 sqft
Last updated April 10 at 12:08 PM
Take a virtual tour of our community! Send us a message to book your tour. This charming Mediterranean-style apartment community in the heart of Burlingame lets you choose from light-filled studios and one-bedroom plans featuring ample storage, stylish built-ins and beautifully tiled bathrooms. On-site amenities include laundry facilities, a bike storage area and convenient parking. La Solana is located directly between the two main avenues of Burlingame - Broadway Avenue and stylish Burlingame Avenue. This ideal location provides you with a wide variety of fine restaurants, eclectic shopping, and superb entertainment options. La Solana Apartments where style, sophistication, and elegance welcome you home.
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14 Units Available
Avalon Ocean Avenue
1200 Ocean Ave
San Francisco, CA | Westwood Park
Studio
$2,070
496 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,370
789 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,065
1175 sqft
Last updated April 10 at 12:05 PM
Chic apartments with dark wood cabinets and stainless steel appliances. In-unit laundry and hardwood floors. Pet-friendly community with courtyard lounge and garage parking. Elevators. Near I-280.
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5 Units Available
The Arlington
1401 Floribunda Avenue
Burlingame, CA | Downtown Burlingame
Studio
$1,998
480 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,508
767 sqft
Last updated April 10 at 11:12 AM
The Arlington in Burlingame, CA, offers residents comfortable living in spacious studio and one bedroom apartments. In addition to beautiful, gourmet-style kitchens, you'll also find a fitness center and spa to help you relax. Our exceptional location is close to everything that makes Bay Area living so special. San Francisco is only 17 miles away and a short 25 minute Caltrain ride can take you there with ease. Destinations on the Peninsula, South Bay, and East Bay are also easily reached by I-101. With spacious homes, a convenient location walking distance to downtown Burlingame, and community amenities designed with you in mind, your next Bay Area home is waiting for you at The Arlington.
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4 Units Available
Seapointe
77 Paloma Avenue
Pacifica, CA | West Sharp Park
1 Bedroom
$2,139
560 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,612
810 sqft
Last updated April 10 at 6:04 AM
Located in Pacifica, a beautiful Bay Area beach community, SeaPointe provides you with all the modern day conveniences you need set among the natural backdrop you desire. Our spacious one and two bedroom floor plans provide beautifully appointed kitchens and baths, large walk-in closets, and private patios and balconies with breathtaking ocean views. Breathe in the crisp ocean air, relax during a long walk on the beach, or gaze at the orange light gleaming from the setting sun all waiting for you, here at SeaPointe Apartments. Call today to learn about our Specials and schedule your private tour!
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21 Units Available
Skyline Heights
960 Saint Francis Blvd
Daly City, CA | Serramonte
Studio
$1,845
482 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,195
652 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,995
792 sqft
Last updated April 10 at 3:41 AM
Hilltop apartment community on park-like grounds convenient to I-280 and public transit. Property offers a heated swimming pool, 24-hour fitness center and three laundry rooms.
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35 Units Available
Serramonte Ridge
862 Campus Dr
Daly City, CA | Serramonte
Studio
$1,725
570 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,120
643 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,525
884 sqft
Last updated April 10 at 6:16 AM
Relaxing community with studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments. Recently renovated with steel appliances, new cabinets and fixtures. Community features a heated pool, two hot tubs and a fitness center.
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3 Units Available
Alta off the Avenue
1415 Floribunda Avenue
Burlingame, CA | Downtown Burlingame
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$1,780
567 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Last updated April 10 at 6:06 AM
A welcoming community in a boutique-style apartment. Apartments feature hardwood plank flooring, smart kitchens, and granite countertops. On-site laundry, large pool, and community WiFi provided.
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138 Units Available
Lakewood Apartments at Lake Merced
511 John Muir Dr
San Francisco, CA | Lakeshore
Studio
$1,699
418 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,999
735 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,970
1021 sqft
Last updated March 26 at 6:20 PM
Lakewood Apartments at Lake Merced offers resort style living year round. Overlooking Lake Merced and the Olympic Club Golf Course, Lakewood is conveniently located in close proximity to downtown San Francisco, San Francisco International Airport, San Francisco State University, and is just minutes from the 101 and 280 freeways. Ocean Beach, the historic Cliff House, and many more recreational facilities are a pleasant stroll away. We are less than 2 miles from major shopping centers; Stonestown Galleria, Westlake Shopping Center, and Lakeshore Plaza as well as the Daly City BART terminal.
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38 Units Available
Northpark
1080 Carolan Ave
Burlingame, CA | Burlingame Gardens
Studio
$1,852
267 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,139
327 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,650
455 sqft
Last updated April 10 at 4:44 AM
Resort-like community near Bayside Park. Community amenities include two heated swimming pools, an updated fitness center and a gym. Recently renovated apartments include walk-in closets, energy-efficient appliances and updated cabinetry.
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3 Units Available
Beachcomber Apartments
1441 Beach Park Boulevard
Foster City, CA | Neighborhood 3
1 Bedroom
$2,049
798 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,750
1142 sqft
Last updated April 10 at 6:27 AM
1 Unit Available
334 Grand BLVD 2
334 Grand Boulevard
San Mateo, CA | Northwest Heights
1 Bedroom
$1,950
750 sqft
Last updated April 10 at 11:58 AM
This fantastic top floor, corner unit has ample natural lighting and a spacious interior. The living room flows seamlessly into the dining area and kitchen, creating a living space that can be utilized in a number of different ways. The apartment has a huge walk in closet Located on Burlingame/San Mateo border and in between the two downtowns. Comes with one parking space and storage locker. Call/Text/Email Michael Silva 650-532-3134 capitalrg.rentals@gmail.com
1 Unit Available
177 N El Camino Real 2
177 North El Camino Real
San Mateo, CA | Northwest Heights
1 Bedroom
$1,850
710 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Last updated April 10 at 11:58 AM
Light, bright 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom condo walkable to downtown San Mateo. Galley-style kitchen with pass through to dining area, newer appliances, hardwood floors, dual-pane windows, private pool with bbq areas and showers, mature landscaping throughout quiet complex. On-site washer/dryer. Water and heat included in rent. Extra storage closet measuring 7' high x 3.5' wide x 6.5' deep, perfect for bikes, luggage, etc. Dedicated parking spot for unit in front of entrance. Move-in immediately. 12 month lease preferred. Credit check with application. Call Denise for more information at 650.307.2240. Property highlights: $2,450/month Heat and water included with rent 710 square feet Additional storage closet
1 Unit Available
938 Ingerson Avenue - #Studio 7
938 Ingerson Avenue
San Francisco, CA | Bret Harte
Studio
$1,350
250 sqft
Last updated April 10 at 11:33 AM
Newly renovated - Nice and bright studio with beautiful hardwood floors throughout, in-building washer & dryer. Easy access to the surrounding highways. (Microwave is fine - cooking is not allowed). 1ST MONTH FREE RENT if qualified.
1 Unit Available
59 Caine Avenue - Studio 1
59 Caine Avenue
San Francisco, CA | Oceanview
Studio
$1,350
250 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Last updated April 10 at 11:33 AM
Newly renovated - Nice and bright studio with beautiful hardwood floors throughout, custom built counter-tops and cabinets coupled newer appliances and lighting, in-building washer & dryer. Very convenient location with easy access to the surrounding highways. Walking distance to BART and other public transportation. (Microwave is fine - cooking is not allowed)
1 Unit Available
360 Sweeny Street #Studio 2
360 Sweeny Street
San Francisco, CA | Portola
Studio
$1,300
300 sqft
Last updated April 10 at 11:33 AM
Newly renovated - Nice and bright studio with beautiful hardwood floors throughout, custom built counter-tops and cabinets, in-building washer & dryer. Easy access to the surrounding highways, walking distance to public transportation (Microwave is fine - cooking is not allowed). 1ST MONTH FREE RENT if qualified.
1 Unit Available
48 Maynard Street #Studio 2
48 Maynard Street
San Francisco, CA | Mission Terrace
Studio
$1,650
250 sqft
Last updated April 10 at 11:33 AM
Large studio - Beautiful hardwood floor throughout, custom built counter-tops and cabinets coupled brand new appliances, in-unit washer & dryer. Very convenient location with easy access to the surrounding highways and walking distance to BART and other public transportation. (light-cooking is allowed)
1 Unit Available
338 Munich St #Studio 2
338 Munich Street
San Francisco, CA | Excelsior
Studio
$1,300
300 sqft
Last updated April 10 at 11:33 AM
Entirely renovated - Nice and bright studio (without kitchen) walk to public transportation. In-building washer/dryer, beautiful wood flooring, brand new cabinets and counter-tops. 1ST MONTH FREE RENT if qualified.
1 Unit Available
1052 Jamestown Ave #Studio 2
1052 Jamestown Avenue
San Francisco, CA | Bret Harte
1 Bedroom
$1,450
450 sqft
Last updated April 10 at 11:33 AM
Entirely renovated - Nice and clean 1 bed 1 bath walk to public transportation. In-building washer/dryer, beautiful wood flooring, newer cabinets and counter-tops. Cooking is not allowed.
1 Unit Available
1674 Palou Avenue #Studio 5
1674 Palou Avenue
San Francisco, CA | Silver Terrace
Studio
$1,250
250 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Last updated April 10 at 11:33 AM
Entirely renovated - Nice and bright studio walk to public transportation. In-unit washer/dryer, beautiful wood flooring, brand new cabinets and counter-tops. Cooking is not allowed. 1ST MONTH FREE RENT if qualified.
1 Unit Available
118 Trumbull St - Studio
118 Trumbull Street
San Francisco, CA | Mission Terrace
Studio
$1,100
250 sqft
Last updated April 10 at 11:33 AM
Nice and clean studio in a convenient location. Proximate to nearby public transportation BART/MUNI. No cooking is allowed.
1 Unit Available
427 Huron Ave #Studio 3
427 Huron Avenue
San Francisco, CA | Outer Mission
Studio
$1,250
250 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Last updated April 10 at 11:33 AM
Outer Mission - Nice and clean studio in a convenient location. Easy access to highways and walking distance to BART and other public transportation. In-building washer/dryer. Cooking is not allowed. 1ST MONTH FREE RENT if qualified.
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18 Units Available
Creekside
1600 E 3rd Ave
San Mateo, CA | Shoreview
1 Bedroom
$1,929
653 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,373
822 sqft
Last updated April 10 at 4:44 AM
Apartments are close to Caltrain and 101 freeway. Building features 24-hour gym, clubhouse, pool and sauna. Units have in-unit laundry, bathtub, dishwasher and hardwood floors. Pets are welcome for an additional fee.
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Cheap apartments in South San Francisco start at $1,950 per month.
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City Guide for South San Francisco, CA

"South City midnight lady / I'm much obliged indeed / You sure have saved this man whose soul was in need / I thought there was no reason / For all these things I do / But the smile that sent out returned with you." (-Doobie Brothers, “South City Midnight Lady”)

Known by the locals as the "South City," South San Francisco is an independent city with over 60,000 residents. Located just north of the San Francisco Airport, this area has the same cool summers and mild winters as "The City." As a bonus, the hills to the west also protect the city from fog. Despite its blue-collar roots, South City also has plenty of parks, historic buildings and landmarks. If you're open to possibilities, you'll find plenty to love in this industrial city.

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What to keep in mind when looking for cheap apartments in South San Francisco, CA

Finding cheap apartments in South San Francisco takes some ingenuity and effort, as well as quick action. Before you head out on your search, bring along pay stubs, bank statements, letters of recommendations from landlords or employers, and identification. The more proactive you are about your search, the easier it will be to score a deal.

Look for cheap apartments in South San Francisco by regularly scouring listings and looking during slower renting seasons, like winter. You can still find a deal if you move during the summer months when apartment hunting is more competitive.

You may be able to find cheap apartments in South San Francisco in neighborhoods that are located away from attractions, restaurants, and entertainment. You may need to look farther out than you would prefer, but access to highways or public transportation can get you into the heart of South San Francisco.

The building you choose can also make a difference in finding a cheap apartment in South San Francisco. Older buildings that need some updating are more likely to have better deals. Walk-up apartments without elevators, on-street parking and few amenities like on-site fitness centers can also signal affordable rents in South San Francisco.