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Overview of San Francisco

When you're looking for cheap apartments in San Francisco, California, Rent.com can help you find one that's within your price range. These types of apartments are perfect for students attending San Francisco State University (SFSU), University of San Francisco (USF) as well as City College of San Francisco (CCSF). You can move to Ingleside or the Balboa Park area to be near the other city college location, or you can move to Bernal Heights, which will put you near the other location. Ashbury Heights is within walking distance of UCSF, so you won't have to worry about being late for class.

Other parts of the city that are more affordable include the Outer Sunset and the Outer Richmond. With convenient access to Golden Gate Park and the beach, these are residential and peaceful places to live. They are noticeably foggier than other parts of the city, though, so be sure to prepare for that.

Finding a Cheap Apartment in San Francisco

If you're looking for a cheap apartment in San Francisco, you will likely need to stick with either a studio or 1 bedroom apartment. One of the more affordable neighborhoods here is Excelsior, where you can likely find a smaller-sized place ranging from $1,8000-$2,000 a month. Located in convenient proximity to restaurants and bars, as well as local schools, Excelsior is a good neighborhood for singles, couples, and families alike to settle down. Once you move in, check out this helpful Rent.com blog post that gives great tips about how to save money once you move in.

What to Look for in Cheap Apartments in San Francisco

Studios are roughly 500 square feet, and one-bedroom apartments can be as large as 820 square feet. When you walk into a studio apartment in San Francisco, you'll have the kitchen to one side of the entryway with a wall on the right that leads to the bathroom, and the living area and dining room will be attached to each other. The one-bedroom apartments will be similar to the studios, but you'll have a wall and door that separates the bedroom from the living area.

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Oakland, CA 94606

$1595 - $1750

1 Bed1 Bath

Oakland, CA (Clinton, San Antonio)


$1595 - $1750

1 Bed1 Bath
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6

South San Francisco, CA 94080

$1650 - $1950

1-2 Beds1 Bath

South San Francisco, CA (Downtown)

(6)

$1650 - $1950

1-2 Beds1 Bath
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Oakland, CA 94606

$1695 - $2395

Studio-2 Beds1 Bath

Oakland, CA (Clinton, San Antonio)


$1695 - $2395

Studio-2 Beds1 Bath
29

South San Francisco, CA 94080

$1716 - $3714

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

South San Francisco, CA (Orange Park)


$1716 - $3714

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Daly City, CA 94015

$1795 - $4575

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Daly City, CA (Westlake)


$1795 - $4575

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths
42

Alameda, CA 94501

$1800 - $3200

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Alameda, CA (East End)


$1800 - $3200

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths
57

San Francisco, CA 94107

$1850 - $2295

Studio1 Bath

San Francisco, CA (South of Market, Southeast San Francisco)


$1850 - $2295

Studio1 Bath
37

Berkeley, CA 94702

$2100 - $6000

Studio-5 Beds1-4 Baths

Berkeley, CA (West Berkeley)


$2100 - $6000

Studio-5 Beds1-4 Baths
19

Emeryville, CA 94608

From $2120

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Emeryville, CA (Bayfront and Peninsula)


From $2120

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths
37

Oakland, CA 94606

From $2143

1-2 Beds1 Bath

Oakland, CA (Merritt, San Antonio)


From $2143

1-2 Beds1 Bath
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60

Pacifica, CA 94044

$2195 - $3195

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Pacifica, CA (West Edgemar-Pacific Manor)

(60)

$2195 - $3195

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths
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San Francisco, CA 94132

$2225 - $3959

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

San Francisco, CA (Lakeshore, Southwest San Francisco)


$2225 - $3959

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths
19

Daly City, CA 94015

$2249 - $3413

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Daly City, CA (Serramonte)


$2249 - $3413

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths
18

Sausalito, CA 94965

From $2291

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

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284

Daly City, CA 94015

From $2310

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Daly City, CA (Serramonte)

(284)

From $2310

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths
19

Emeryville, CA 94608

$2325 - $4349

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Emeryville, CA (Bayfront and Peninsula)


$2325 - $4349

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths
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539

San Bruno, CA 94066

$2360 - $6446

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

San Bruno, CA (Pacific Heights)

(539)

$2360 - $6446

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths
14

Berkeley, CA 94710

$2371 - $3979

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Berkeley, CA (West Berkeley)


$2371 - $3979

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

San Francisco, CA 94102

$2375 - $4509

Studio-2 Beds1 Bath

San Francisco, CA (Civic Center, Northeast San Francisco)


$2375 - $4509

Studio-2 Beds1 Bath
20

Tiburon, CA 94920

$2379 - $3779

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths