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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 - $4095

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Emeryville, CA (Central Emeryville, Emeryville)


$2395 - $4095

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths
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Oakland, CA (Central Emeryville, Emeryville)


From $2423

1 Bed1 Bath
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63

Oakland, CA 94612

From $2481

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Oakland, CA (Central Oakland, Downtown...)

(63)

From $2481

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

San Francisco, CA 94134

$2500

1 Bed1 Bath

San Francisco, CA (Southeast San Francisco, Sunnydale)


$2500

1 Bed1 Bath
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103

San Francisco, CA 94107

From $2520

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

San Francisco, CA (South Beach, Southeast San Francisco)

(103)

From $2520

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths
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Sausalito, CA 94965

From $2524

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

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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217

Pacifica, CA 94044

$2579 - $6166

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Pacifica, CA (Fairmont, Pacifica)

(217)

$2579 - $6166

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths
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301

San Francisco, CA 94109

From $2585

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

San Francisco, CA (Lower Nob Hill, Northeast San Francisco)

(301)

From $2585

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

$2595

1 Bed1 Bath

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


$2595

1 Bed1 Bath
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381

San Bruno, CA 94066

From $2605

1-3 Beds1-3 Baths

San Bruno, CA (San Bruno, The Crossings)

(381)

From $2605

1-3 Beds1-3 Baths
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Oakland, CA 94607

From $2615

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Oakland, CA (Central Oakland, Produce and Waterfront)


From $2615

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths
5

Emeryville, CA (Emeryville, Triangle)


$2650

2 Beds1 Bath
32

Berkeley, CA 94710

From $2670

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Berkeley, CA (Berkeley, West Berkeley)


From $2670

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths
37

San Francisco, CA 94124

$2700 - $4465

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

San Francisco, CA (Bayview, Southeast San Francisco)

(37)

$2700 - $4465

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

San Francisco, CA 94124

$2700

Studio0 Baths

San Francisco, CA (Bayview, Southeast San Francisco)


$2700

Studio0 Baths
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11

San Francisco, CA 94107

$2725 - $5005

Loft-2 Beds1-2 Baths

San Francisco, CA (South Beach, Southeast San Francisco)

(11)

$2725 - $5005

Loft-2 Beds1-2 Baths
4

Berkeley, CA 94702

$2725 - $5495

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Berkeley, CA (Berkeley, West Berkeley)


$2725 - $5495

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths
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253

San Francisco, CA 94112

From $2755

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

San Francisco, CA (Southwest San Francisco, Westwood Park)

(253)

From $2755

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths