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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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Alameda, CA 94501

$1418 - $3140

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Alameda, CA (West End)


$1418 - $3140

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths
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South San Francisco, CA 94080

$1550 - $1800

1-2 Beds1 Bath

South San Francisco, CA (Downtown)

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$1550 - $1800

1-2 Beds1 Bath
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Alameda, CA 94501

$1650 - $2400

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Alameda, CA (West End)

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$1650 - $2400

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths
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South San Francisco, CA 94080

$1735 - $3404

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

South San Francisco, CA (Orange Park, Tenforan)


$1735 - $3404

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths
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Daly City, CA 94015

$1775 - $4555

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Daly City, CA (Westlake)


$1775 - $4555

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths
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Alameda, CA 94501

$1800 - $3200

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Alameda, CA (South Shore)


$1800 - $3200

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths
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Emeryville, CA 94608

From $1953

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Emeryville, CA (Aquatic Park)

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From $1953

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths
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San Francisco, CA 94132

From $1989

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

San Francisco, CA (Lake Shore)


From $1989

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths
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San Francisco, CA 94108

$1995 - $2695

Studio1 Bath

San Francisco, CA (Downtown, Lower Nob Hill...)


$1995 - $2695

Studio1 Bath
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Berkeley, CA 94710

$2039 - $3570

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Berkeley, CA (Aquatic Park, West Berkeley)


$2039 - $3570

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths
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Daly City, CA 94015

$2095 - $3230

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Daly City, CA (Serramonte)


$2095 - $3230

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths
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Berkeley, CA 94702

$2100 - $6000

Studio-5 Beds1-4 Baths

Berkeley, CA (West Berkeley)


$2100 - $6000

Studio-5 Beds1-4 Baths
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Daly City, CA 94015

$2121 - $2961

Studio-2 Beds1 Bath

Daly City, CA (Serramonte)


$2121 - $2961

Studio-2 Beds1 Bath
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Emeryville, CA 94608

From $2142

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Emeryville, CA (Aquatic Park)


From $2142

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths
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Daly City, CA 94015

$2165 - $3056

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Daly City, CA (Serramonte)

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$2165 - $3056

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths
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(55)

Pacifica, CA 94044

$2195 - $3095

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Pacifica, CA (Edgemar, West Edgemar)

(55)

$2195 - $3095

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths
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San Francisco, CA 94102

$2277 - $4933

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

San Francisco, CA (Civic Center)


$2277 - $4933

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths
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Berkeley, CA 94702

$2300 - $5000

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Berkeley, CA (Southwest Berkeley)


$2300 - $5000

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths
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South San Francisco, CA 94080

$2313 - $2998

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

South San Francisco, CA (Avalon, Buri Buri)


$2313 - $2998

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths
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San Francisco, CA 94109

$2321 - $4338

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

San Francisco, CA (Downtown, Lower Nob Hill...)

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$2321 - $4338

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths