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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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Emeryville, CA 94608

$2395 - $4295

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Emeryville, CA (Central Emeryville, East Bay Bridge)


$2395 - $4295

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths
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Emeryville, CA 94608

$2399 - $4948

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Emeryville, CA (Bayfront and Peninsula)

(78)

$2399 - $4948

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths
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(59)

Pacifica, CA 94044

$2400 - $3195

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Pacifica, CA (West Edgemar-Pacific Manor)

(59)

$2400 - $3195

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths
37

Oakland, CA 94606

From $2407

1-2 Beds1 Bath

Oakland, CA (Merritt, San Antonio)


From $2407

1-2 Beds1 Bath
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(516)

San Bruno, CA 94066

$2425 - $5797

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

San Bruno, CA (Pacific Heights)

(516)

$2425 - $5797

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths
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San Francisco, CA 94107

$2448 - $6521

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

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


$2448 - $6521

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths
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Berkeley, CA 94710

$2474 - $4622

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

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Berkeley, CA 94710

From $2475

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Berkeley, CA (West Berkeley)


From $2475

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths
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Oakland, CA 94607

From $2475

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Oakland, CA (Central Oakland, Produce and Waterfront)


From $2475

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths
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(195)

Pacifica, CA 94044

$2499 - $5493

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

11

San Francisco, CA 94105

$2525 - $12015

Studio-3 Beds1-3 Baths

San Francisco, CA (Rincon Hill, South Beach...)


$2525 - $12015

Studio-3 Beds1-3 Baths
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San Francisco, CA 94107

$2534 - $6435

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

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


$2534 - $6435

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths
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San Francisco, CA 94133

$2550 - $4500

Studio-2 Beds1 Bath

San Francisco, CA (Fishermans Wharf, Northeast San Francisco)


$2550 - $4500

Studio-2 Beds1 Bath
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(91)

Oakland, CA 94607

$2555 - $3801

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Oakland, CA (Central Oakland, Produce and Waterfront)

(91)

$2555 - $3801

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

$2572 - $4801

Studio-2 Beds1 Bath

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


$2572 - $4801

Studio-2 Beds1 Bath
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(329)

Pacifica, CA 94044

From $2580

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Pacifica, CA (Fairmont)

(329)

From $2580

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths
4

Berkeley, CA 94702

$2585 - $5375

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Berkeley, CA (West Berkeley)


$2585 - $5375

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths
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Emeryville, CA 94608

From $2657

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Emeryville, CA (Bayfront and Peninsula)


From $2657

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths
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Colma, CA 94014

From $2680

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths