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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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San Francisco, CA 94102

$2337 - $4649

Studio-2 Beds1 Bath

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


$2337 - $4649

Studio-2 Beds1 Bath
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(91)

Oakland, CA 94607

$2371 - $3869

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Oakland, CA (Central Oakland, Produce and Waterfront)

(91)

$2371 - $3869

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths
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Berkeley, CA 94710

$2385 - $4423

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

18

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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(329)

Pacifica, CA 94044

$2425 - $3055

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Pacifica, CA (Fairmont, Fairmont Pacifica)

(329)

$2425 - $3055

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths
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San Francisco, CA 94132

From $2440

Studio-3 Beds1-3 Baths

San Francisco, CA (Parkmerced, Southwest San Francisco)


From $2440

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

$2447 - $6428

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

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


$2447 - $6428

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths
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Oakland, CA 94612

$2473 - $5263

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Oakland, CA (Central Oakland, Koreatown-Northgate)


$2473 - $5263

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

San Francisco, CA 94124

$2500

Studio0 Baths

San Francisco, CA (Bayview, Southeast San Francisco)


$2500

Studio0 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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(92)

Pacifica, CA 94044

$2559 - $6338

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Pacifica, CA (West Edgemar-Pacific Manor)

(92)

$2559 - $6338

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths
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San Francisco, CA 94107

From $2563

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

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


From $2563

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths
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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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(381)

San Bruno, CA 94066

From $2615

1-3 Beds1-3 Baths

San Bruno, CA (The Crossings)

(381)

From $2615

1-3 Beds1-3 Baths
22

Colma, CA 94014

From $2671

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths

33

San Francisco, CA 94107

$2698 - $6388

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

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


$2698 - $6388

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths
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San Francisco, CA 94124

$2700 - $4365

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

San Francisco, CA (Bayview, Southeast San Francisco)


$2700 - $4365

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

$2700 - $4350

Studio-1 Bed1 Bath

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


$2700 - $4350

Studio-1 Bed1 Bath
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South San Francisco, CA 94080

From $2703

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

South San Francisco, CA (Winston-Serra)


From $2703

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths