According to Apartment Guide and Rent.com data from October 2018, the average two-bedroom apartment in the Bay Area will generally set you back about $5,800 a month. If you think that’s outrageous, wait until you see the most expensive unit in our San Francisco inventory: $49,528 a month at 399 Fremont.
Upscale city living
So, what does $50K a month get you at 399 Fremont? For starters, two beds, two baths and 980-square-feet of sleek living space in a 42-story high rise in San Francisco’s Rincon Hill neighborhood.
Inside your posh furnished abode, expect all the bells and whistles, from walnut hardwood floors and quartz countertops to a spacious private balcony and WiFi-enabled heat and air. Floor-to-ceiling windows make it all the easier to soak up those zillion-dollar views of the downtown skyline and iconic Bay Bridge.
Located near the bustling Financial District, all that San Francisco has to offer is just steps away. Stroll along the waterfront Embarcadero, grab a bite in the foodie-lover’s Ferry Building, peruse fine art galleries or catch a Giants game at AT&T Park.
Or maybe just stay home and kick it with your neighbors on the fifth floor veranda, complete with fire pits, an outdoor kitchen, cabanas and even a lap pool (a rarity in San Francisco).
At this price, amenities like the media lounge, spa and 24-hour gym with a yoga studio, spinning center and TRX room are somewhat expected. The bike repair room is a nice touch, but 399 Fremont ups the ante with a catering kitchen, private wine storage and even a dog park within the building.
Beyond that, it’s really all about the service in the form of a 24-hour concierge that includes round-the-clock package pickup.
Consider the alternatives
Needless to say, $49,528 per month is by no means “average.” The experts say that you should spend no more than 33 percent of your income on rent. Translation: To live in one of San Francisco’s most expensive apartments, you’d need to earn a whopping $1.7 million a year – time to polish up your resume?
Not quite ready to drop more than half a million annually on rented digs? Consider what else you could get for roughly $600,000:
If you’re all about that high roller life, we’re sad to say at the time of publication, this unit is off the market. But that doesn’t mean you can’t splurge on other top-dollar apartments in San Francisco.
- 399 Fremont – $33,837/month
- The Cove at Tiburon – $16,060/month
- 33 Tehama – $15,975/month
- Channel Mission Bay – $14,678
- Jasper – $14,535