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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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306

San Francisco, CA 94122

From $2710

Studio-2 Beds1 Bath

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

(306)

From $2710

Studio-2 Beds1 Bath
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San Francisco, CA 94107

$2725 - $5005

Loft-2 Beds1-2 Baths

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

(9)

$2725 - $5005

Loft-2 Beds1-2 Baths
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San Francisco, CA 94134

$2734 - $6061

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

San Francisco, CA (Candlestick Point State Recreation Area, Southeast San Francisco)

(14)

$2734 - $6061

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

San Francisco, CA 94102

$2797 - $4987

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

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


$2797 - $4987

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths
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Emeryville, CA 94608

From $2838

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Emeryville, CA (Bayfront and Peninsula, Emeryville)


From $2838

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths
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253

San Francisco, CA 94112

From $2845

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

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

(253)

From $2845

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths
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San Francisco, CA 94105

From $2855

Studio-3 Beds1-3 Baths

San Francisco, CA (Rincon Hill, South Beach...)


From $2855

Studio-3 Beds1-3 Baths
28

San Francisco, CA 94107

From $2885

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

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


From $2885

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths
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165

San Francisco, CA 94131

From $2925

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths

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

(165)

From $2925

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths
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San Francisco, CA 94103

$2955 - $8035

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

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


$2955 - $8035

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths
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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
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84

San Francisco, CA 94102

From $2975

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

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

(84)

From $2975

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

$2995 - $5100

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

San Francisco, CA (Dogpatch, Southeast San Francisco)

(26)

$2995 - $5100

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths
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Tiburon, CA 94920

From $2995

Loft-3 Beds1-3 Baths

Tiburon, CA (Strawberry)


From $2995

Loft-3 Beds1-3 Baths
66

San Francisco, CA 94103

From $3035

Studio-3 Beds1-3 Baths

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


From $3035

Studio-3 Beds1-3 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
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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
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44

San Francisco, CA 94105

$3075 - $7010

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

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

(44)

$3075 - $7010

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths