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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 (Northwest San Francisco, Outer Richmond)


$2900

1 Bed1 Bath
14

Alameda, CA 94501

$2935 - $5025

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Alameda, CA (Alameda, West End)

(14)

$2935 - $5025

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths
86

San Francisco, CA 94129

From $2960

1-6 Beds1-3 Baths

San Francisco, CA (Northwest San Francisco, Presidio National Park)


From $2960

1-6 Beds1-3 Baths
48

San Francisco, CA 94103

From $2970

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

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


From $2970

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths
27

San Francisco, CA 94107

$2995 - $5165

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

San Francisco, CA (Dogpatch, Southeast San Francisco)

(27)

$2995 - $5165

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths
22

Oakland, CA 94619

$3010 - $5525

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Oakland, CA (North Oakland, Shafter)


$3010 - $5525

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths
26

Emeryville, CA 94608

From $3029

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Emeryville, CA (Bayfront and Peninsula, Emeryville)


From $3029

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths
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605

San Francisco, CA 94107

From $3030

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

San Francisco, CA (Mission Bay, Southeast San Francisco)

(605)

From $3030

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths
28

San Francisco, CA 94107

From $3040

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

San Francisco, CA (Potrero Hill, Southeast San Francisco)


From $3040

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths
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59

San Francisco, CA 94158

From $3045

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

San Francisco, CA (Mission Bay, Southeast San Francisco)

(59)

From $3045

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths
2

San Francisco, CA 94107

From $3050

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

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


From $3050

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths
66

San Francisco, CA 94103

From $3050

Studio-3 Beds1-3 Baths

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


From $3050

Studio-3 Beds1-3 Baths

San Francisco, CA 94102

$3062 - $5682

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

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


$3062 - $5682

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths
66

San Francisco, CA 94107

From $3070

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

San Francisco, CA (Dogpatch, Southeast San Francisco)


From $3070

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths
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47

San Francisco, CA 94105

$3075 - $7315

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

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

(47)

$3075 - $7315

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths
68

San Francisco, CA 94103

From $3086

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

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


From $3086

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths
17
14

San Francisco, CA 94114

$3100 - $6888

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

San Francisco, CA (Duboce Triangle, Southwest San Francisco)

(14)

$3100 - $6888

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths
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84

San Francisco, CA 94102

From $3160

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

San Francisco, CA (Lower Haight, Northwest San Francisco)

(84)

From $3160

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths
16
306

San Francisco, CA 94122

From $3175

Studio-2 Beds1 Bath

San Francisco, CA (Inner Sunset, Southwest San Francisco)

(306)

From $3175

Studio-2 Beds1 Bath
25

Tiburon, CA 94920

$3179 - $3779

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths