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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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(301)

San Francisco, CA 94109

From $2705

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

San Francisco, CA (Downtown, Lower Nob Hill...)

(301)

From $2705

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths
25
(329)

Pacifica, CA 94044

$2705 - $3115

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Pacifica, CA (Fairmont, Fairmont East)

(329)

$2705 - $3115

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths
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(253)

San Francisco, CA 94112

From $2740

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

San Francisco, CA (Twin Peaks West, Westwood Park)

(253)

From $2740

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths
14

San Francisco, CA 94134

$2750 - $4125

2-4 Beds2-3 Baths

San Francisco, CA (Southern Hills, Visitacion Valley)


$2750 - $4125

2-4 Beds2-3 Baths
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(96)

Pacifica, CA 94044

$2799 - $6824

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Pacifica, CA (Edgemar, West Edgemar)

(96)

$2799 - $6824

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths
21

South San Francisco, CA 94080

From $2825

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

South San Francisco, CA (El Camino)


From $2825

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths
13

Colma, CA 94014

From $2842

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Colma, CA (Bart, Colma...)


From $2842

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths
33

San Francisco, CA 94107

$2845 - $8192

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

San Francisco, CA (South of Market)


$2845 - $8192

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths
41
(381)

San Bruno, CA 94066

From $2895

1-3 Beds1-3 Baths

San Bruno, CA (Buri Buri, Tanforan)

(381)

From $2895

1-3 Beds1-3 Baths
29

Emeryville, CA 94608

From $2906

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Emeryville, CA (Aquatic Park)


From $2906

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths
79

San Francisco, CA 94129

From $2960

1-6 Beds1-3 Baths

San Francisco, CA (Presidio)


From $2960

1-6 Beds1-3 Baths
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32

Alameda, CA 94501

$3020 - $5275

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Alameda, CA (Marina Village)


$3020 - $5275

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths
49

San Francisco, CA 94105

$3050 - $7845

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

San Francisco, CA (Embarcadero, South Beach)


$3050 - $7845

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths
1

San Francisco, CA 94105

From $3110

Studio-3 Beds1-3 Baths

San Francisco, CA (Financial District South, Rincon Hill...)


From $3110

Studio-3 Beds1-3 Baths
36

San Francisco, CA 94107

$3149 - $5971

Studio-1 Bed1-2 Baths

San Francisco, CA (South of Market)


$3149 - $5971

Studio-1 Bed1-2 Baths
25
(71)

San Francisco, CA 94107

$3164 - $5462

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

San Francisco, CA (South of Market)

(71)

$3164 - $5462

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths
34

San Francisco, CA 94107

From $3170

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

San Francisco, CA (Financial District South, South Beach)


From $3170

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths
27
(83)

San Francisco, CA 94102

From $3175

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

San Francisco, CA (Hayes Valley, Mint Hill...)

(83)

From $3175

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths
10

San Francisco, CA 94107

From $3200

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

San Francisco, CA (Potrero Flats, Potrero Hill...)


From $3200

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths