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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.

Oak Village - Oakland, CA 94607
6

Oakland, CA 94607

$800 - $1220

0-2 Beds 1 Bath

Oakland, CA (Oak Center, West Oakland)


$800 - $1220

117 Units 0-2 Beds 1 Bath

Point Alameda Apartments - Alameda, CA 94501
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(11)

Alameda, CA 94501

$1650 - $2400

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Alameda, CA (West End)

(11)

$1650 - $2400

144 Units 0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Peninsula Pines Apartments - South San Francisco, CA 94080
29

South San Francisco, CA 94080

$1745 - $2999

0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

South San Francisco, CA (Orange Park, Tenforan)


$1745 - $2999

210 Units 0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Ballena Village - Alameda, CA 94501
31

Alameda, CA 94501

$1761 - $3232

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Alameda, CA (West End)


$1761 - $3232

392 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

The Dunes - Alameda, CA 94501
28

Alameda, CA 94501

$1800 - $3000

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Alameda, CA (South Shore)


$1800 - $3000

84 Units 0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Skyline Heights - Daly City, CA 94015
6

Daly City, CA 94015

$1803 - $2697

0-2 Beds 1 Bath

Daly City, CA (Serramonte)


$1803 - $2697

256 Units 0-2 Beds 1 Bath

Westlake Village - Daly City, CA 94015
27

Daly City, CA 94015

$1825 - $4595

0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Daly City, CA (Westlake)


$1825 - $4595

2983 Units 0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Skyline View - South San Francisco, CA 94080
4

South San Francisco, CA 94080

$1899 - $2499

1-3 Beds 1 Bath

South San Francisco, CA


$1899 - $2499

104 Units 1-3 Beds 1 Bath

Bay View Terrace - South San Francisco, CA 94080
8

South San Francisco, CA 94080

$1899 - $2499

1-3 Beds 1 Bath

South San Francisco, CA


$1899 - $2499

56 Units 1-3 Beds 1 Bath

Serramonte Ridge - Daly City, CA 94015
40

Daly City, CA 94015

$1950 - $2825

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Daly City, CA (Serramonte)


$1950 - $2825

396 Units 0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

South Shore Beach And Tennis Club - Alameda, CA 94501
19

Alameda, CA 94501

$1952 - $3537

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Alameda, CA (South Shore, West End)


$1952 - $3537

450 Units 0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Artistry Emeryville - Emeryville, CA 94608
21

Emeryville, CA 94608

$1954 - $3490

0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Emeryville, CA (Aquatic Park)


$1954 - $3490

261 Units 0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Lakewood Apartments At Lake Merced - San Francisco, CA 94132
49

San Francisco, CA 94132

$1989 - $3409

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

San Francisco, CA (Lake Shore)


$1989 - $3409

721 Units 0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

The Biltmore - San Francisco, CA 94108
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San Francisco, CA 94108

$1995 - $2695

0 Beds 0 Baths

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


$1995 - $2695

0 Beds 0 Baths

Summit at Sausalito - Sausalito, CA 94965
33

Sausalito, CA 94965

$2082 - $3110

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Sausalito, CA (Marin City)


$2082 - $3110

198 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

1122U - Berkeley, CA 94702
37

Berkeley, CA 94702

$2100 - $6000

0-5 Beds 1-4 Baths

Berkeley, CA (West Berkeley)


$2100 - $6000

84 Units 0-5 Beds 1-4 Baths

eaves Daly City - Daly City, CA 94015
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(284)

Daly City, CA 94015

$2170 - $3191

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Daly City, CA (Serramonte)

(284)

$2170 - $3191

195 Units 0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

The Uptown - Oakland, CA 94612
36

Oakland, CA 94612

$2192 - $4546

0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Oakland, CA (San Pablo Gateway, Uptown)


$2192 - $4546

665 Units 0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Lands End - Pacifica, CA 94044
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(52)

Pacifica, CA 94044

$2195 - $3095

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Pacifica, CA (Edgemar, West Edgemar)

(52)

$2195 - $3095

260 Units 0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

The Higby - Berkeley, CA 94702
4

Berkeley, CA 94702

$2200 - $4450

0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Berkeley, CA (Southwest Berkeley)


$2200 - $4450

0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

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