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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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Oakland, CA 94606

$2594 - $4038

1-2 Beds1 Bath

Oakland, CA (Merritt, San Antonio)


$2594 - $4038

1-2 Beds1 Bath
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San Bruno, CA 94066

$2599 - $5845

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

San Bruno, CA (Pacific Heights)

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$2599 - $5845

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

From $2600

Studio-3 Beds1-3 Baths

San Francisco, CA (Parkmerced, Southwest San Francisco)


From $2600

Studio-3 Beds1-3 Baths
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Colma, CA 94014

From $2610

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths

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(306)

San Francisco, CA 94122

From $2665

Studio-2 Beds1 Bath

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

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From $2665

Studio-2 Beds1 Bath
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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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San Francisco, CA 94107

$2725 - $5005

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

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


$2725 - $5005

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

$2740 - $4465

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

San Francisco, CA (Bayview, Southeast San Francisco)

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$2740 - $4465

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths
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(101)

Pacifica, CA 94044

$2749 - $6530

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Pacifica, CA (West Edgemar-Pacific Manor)

(101)

$2749 - $6530

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths
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(20)

San Francisco, CA 94105

$2750 - $7290

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

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

(20)

$2750 - $7290

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths
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(165)

San Francisco, CA 94131

From $2765

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths

San Francisco, CA (Diamond Heights, Southwest San Francisco)

(165)

From $2765

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths
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(84)

San Francisco, CA 94102

From $2770

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

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

(84)

From $2770

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths
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(253)

San Francisco, CA 94112

From $2794

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

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

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From $2794

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths
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Berkeley, CA 94710

From $2795

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Berkeley, CA (West Berkeley)


From $2795

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths
21

South San Francisco, CA 94080

From $2858

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

South San Francisco, CA (Winston-Serra)


From $2858

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths
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Emeryville, CA 94608

From $2882

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Emeryville, CA (Central Emeryville)


From $2882

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

From $2890

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

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


From $2890

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths
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(399)

San Francisco, CA 94115

From $2893

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

San Francisco, CA (Lower Pacific Heights, Northwest San Francisco)

(399)

From $2893

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths
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(301)

San Francisco, CA 94109

From $2905

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

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

(301)

From $2905

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths