Min Price
Max Price
Beds
 

89 Properties

Sort

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.

The Uptown - Oakland, CA 94612
36

Oakland, CA 94612

$2398 - $4243

0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Oakland, CA (San Pablo Gateway, Uptown)


$2398 - $4243

665 Units 0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Pacifica Park Apartments - Pacifica, CA 94044
19
(215)

Pacifica, CA 94044

$2400 - $5762

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Pacifica, CA (Fairmont, Fairmont East...)

(215)

$2400 - $5762

104 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

77 Bluxome Apartments - San Francisco, CA 94107
13

San Francisco, CA 94107

$2425 - $2491

0 Beds 1 Bath

San Francisco, CA (Mission Bay, South of Market)


$2425 - $2491

102 Units 0 Beds 1 Bath

Tower 737 - San Francisco, CA 94109
43

San Francisco, CA 94109

$2439 - $4391

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

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


$2439 - $4391

248 Units 0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

The Grand - Oakland, CA 94612
31

Oakland, CA 94612

$2443 - $5234

0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Oakland, CA (Downtown)


$2443 - $5234

243 Units 0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Parc on Powell - Emeryville, CA 94608
17

Emeryville, CA 94608

$2450 - $4050

0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Emeryville, CA (Aquatic Park)


$2450 - $4050

173 Units 0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

eaves Pacifica - Pacifica, CA 94044
25
(329)

Pacifica, CA 94044

$2530 - $3250

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Pacifica, CA (Fairmont, Fairmont East)

(329)

$2530 - $3250

220 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

The Bluffs at Pacifica Apartments - Pacifica, CA 94044
22
(139)

Pacifica, CA 94044

$2543 - $4379

0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Emme - Emeryville, CA 94608
19

Emeryville, CA 94608

$2548 - $4401

0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Emeryville, CA (Aquatic Park)


$2548 - $4401

190 Units 0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

eaves Daly City - Daly City, CA 94015
23
(284)

Daly City, CA 94015

$2550 - $3405

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Daly City, CA (Serramonte)

(284)

$2550 - $3405

195 Units 0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

SOMA at 788 - San Francisco, CA 94107
23
(71)

San Francisco, CA 94107

$2556 - $5021

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

San Francisco, CA (South of Market)

(71)

$2556 - $5021

160 Units 0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Avalon San Bruno - San Bruno, CA 94066
41
(381)

San Bruno, CA 94066

$2615 - $5105

1-3 Beds 1-3 Baths

San Bruno, CA (Buri Buri, Tanforan)

(381)

$2615 - $5105

672 Units 1-3 Beds 1-3 Baths

Soma Residences - San Francisco, CA 94103
25

San Francisco, CA 94103

$2640 - $3708

0-1 Bed 1 Bath

San Francisco, CA (South of Market)


$2640 - $3708

278 Units 0-1 Bed 1 Bath

Park West - San Francisco, CA 94122
19

San Francisco, CA 94122

$2655 - $4919

0-2 Beds 1 Bath

San Francisco, CA (Sunset District)


$2655 - $4919

126 Units 0-2 Beds 1 Bath

Pacific Bay Vistas - San Bruno, CA 94066
22
(463)

San Bruno, CA 94066

$2669 - $5731

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

San Bruno, CA (Pacific Heights)

(463)

$2669 - $5731

308 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Fourth & U Apartments - Berkeley, CA 94710
16

Berkeley, CA 94710

$2697 - $4406

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Berkeley, CA (Aquatic Park, West Berkeley)


$2697 - $4406

171 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

NorthPoint Apartments - San Francisco, CA 94133
26

San Francisco, CA 94133

$2700 - $6500

0-2 Beds 1 Bath

San Francisco, CA (North Beach, North Waterfront)


$2700 - $6500

514 Units 0-2 Beds 1 Bath

South City Station - South San Francisco, CA 94080
21

South San Francisco, CA 94080

$2712 - $3832

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

South San Francisco, CA (El Camino)


$2712 - $3832

360 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

La Terrazza - Colma, CA 94014
13

Colma, CA 94014

$2712 - $3451

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Colma, CA (Bart, Colma...)


$2712 - $3451

153 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Reset AllPrice
Min Price
Max Price
Reset AllUnit Details
Beds
Baths
Sq Ft
Pet Policy
Amenities
Property Type
Ratings
Ratings
Restrictions