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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

$2260 - $4380

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Emeryville, CA (Aquatic Park)


$2260 - $4380

Studio-3 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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(329)

Pacifica, CA 94044

From $2310

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Pacifica, CA (Fairmont, Fairmont East)

(329)

From $2310

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths
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South San Francisco, CA 94080

$2313 - $5466

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

South San Francisco, CA (Avalon, Buri Buri)


$2313 - $5466

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths
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San Francisco, CA 94108

$2350 - $4250

Studio-1 Bed1 Bath

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


$2350 - $4250

Studio-1 Bed1 Bath
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Oakland, CA 94612

$2351 - $4486

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Oakland, CA (San Pablo Gateway, Uptown)


$2351 - $4486

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths
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(168)

Pacifica, CA 94044

$2369 - $5034

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

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

(168)

$2369 - $5034

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths
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Berkeley, CA 94710

$2385 - $3642

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Berkeley, CA (Aquatic Park, West Berkeley)


$2385 - $3642

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths
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Emeryville, CA 94608

$2395 - $4295

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Emeryville, CA (MacArthur Maze)


$2395 - $4295

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths
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San Francisco, CA 94102

$2419 - $4813

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

San Francisco, CA (Civic Center)


$2419 - $4813

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths
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Oakland, CA 94607

From $2425

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Oakland, CA (Loft District, Produce and Waterfront)


From $2425

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths
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San Francisco, CA 94110

$2475

Studio1 Bath

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(301)

San Francisco, CA 94109

From $2490

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

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

(301)

From $2490

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths
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San Francisco, CA 94122

$2512 - $5293

Studio-2 Beds1 Bath

San Francisco, CA (Inner Sunset, Sunset District)


$2512 - $5293

Studio-2 Beds1 Bath
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San Francisco, CA 94102

$2530

Studio1 Bath

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(83)

Pacifica, CA 94044

$2552 - $7803

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Pacifica, CA (Edgemar, West Edgemar)

(83)

$2552 - $7803

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths
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(2)

San Francisco, CA 94109

$2561 - $5000

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

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

(2)

$2561 - $5000

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths
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(78)

Emeryville, CA 94608

From $2561

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Emeryville, CA (Aquatic Park)

(78)

From $2561

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths