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  • NorthPoint Apartments
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    $1,775+

    NorthPoint Apartments

    2211 Stockton St, San Francisco, CA 94133

    Studio–2 Beds • 1 Bath

    9 Units Available
    (415) 614-4312
  • The Presidio Residences
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    • The Presidio Residences - San Francisco, CA

    $1,840+

    The Presidio Residences

    222 Halleck St, San Francisco, CA 94129

    Studio–7 Beds • 1–3 Baths

    9 Units Available
    (628) 299-7384
  • Geary Courtyard
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    $1,994+

    Geary Courtyard

    639 Geary St, San Francisco, CA 94102

    Studio–2 Beds • 1–2 Baths

    5 Units Available
    (415) 527-0359
  • Serramonte Ridge
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    $2,125+

    Serramonte Ridge

    862 Campus Dr, Daly City, CA 94015

    Studio–2 Beds • 1–2 Baths

    2 Units Available
    (650) 409-2740
  • Union-Hyde Apartments
    • Union-Hyde Apartments - San Francisco, CA
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    $2,195+

    Union-Hyde Apartments

    1960 Hyde St, San Francisco, CA 94109

    Studio–1 Bed • 1 Bath

    (415) 528-7868
  • Lakewood Apartments- San Francisco
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    $2,249+

    4/5 stars based on 5 reviews
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    Lakewood Apartments- San Francisco

    515 John Muir Dr, San Francisco, CA 94132

    Studio–2 Beds • 1–2 Baths

    (415) 508-3768
  • AVA Nob Hill
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    $2,279+

    4.5/5 stars based on 301 reviews
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    AVA Nob Hill

    965 Sutter St, San Francisco, CA 94109

    Studio–2 Beds • 1–2 Baths

    9 Units Available
    (628) 239-7628
  • Nob Hill Place
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    $2,300+

    Nob Hill Place

    1155 Jones St, San Francisco, CA 94109

    Studio–2 Beds • 1 Bath

    (415) 418-2570
  • The Lofts at One Powell
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    $2,500+

    The Lofts at One Powell

    10 Cyril Magnin St, San Francisco, CA 94102

    Studio–2 Beds • 1–2 Baths

    8 Units Available
    (844) 395-8777
  • Avalon Ocean Avenue
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    $2,535+

    4.5/5 stars based on 254 reviews
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    Avalon Ocean Avenue

    1200 Ocean Ave, San Francisco, CA 94112

    Studio–2 Beds • 1–2 Baths

    9 Units Available
    (628) 363-2437
  • SoMa Square
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    $2,600+

    SoMa Square

    1 Saint Francis Pl, San Francisco, CA 94107

    Studio–3 Beds • 1–2 Baths

    3 Units Available
    (415) 413-8934
  • 855 Brannan
    • Building - 855 Brannan - San Francisco, CA
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    $2,620+

    855 Brannan

    855 Brannan St, San Francisco, CA 94103

    Studio–3 Beds • 1–2 Baths

    7 Units Available
    (415) 787-4967
  • 399 Fremont
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    • 399 Fremont - San Francisco, CA

    $2,743+

    399 Fremont

    399 Fremont St, San Francisco, CA 94105

    Studio–3 Beds • 1–3 Baths

    7 Units Available
    (415) 367-1303
  • The Madelon
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    $2,791+

    The Madelon

    2000 Bryant St, San Francisco, CA 94110

    Studio–2 Beds • 1–2 Baths

    10+ Units Available
    (415) 656-8790
  • 2000 Post
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    • 2000 Post - San Francisco, CA

    $2,823+

    3.5/5 stars based on 399 reviews
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    2000 Post

    2000 Post St, San Francisco, CA 94115

    Studio–3 Beds • 1–2 Baths

    4 Units Available
    (415) 682-6304
  • The Franciscan Apartments
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    • The Franciscan Apartments - San Francisco, CA

    $2,895

    The Franciscan Apartments

    2290 Francisco St, San Francisco, CA 94123

    Studio • 1 Bath

    1 Unit Available
    (844) 644-5113
  • Potrero 1010
    • Building - Potrero 1010 - San Francisco, CA
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    • Potrero 1010 - San Francisco, CA

    $2,961+

    Potrero 1010

    1010 16th St, San Francisco, CA 94107

    Studio–2 Beds • 1–2 Baths

    3 Units Available
    (415) 675-8119
  • Channel Mission Bay
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    $3,149+

    4/5 stars based on 271 reviews
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    Channel Mission Bay

    185 Channel St, San Francisco, CA 94158

    Studio–2 Beds • 1–2 Baths

    (415) 323-5145
  • 77 Bluxome Apartments
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    $1,815+

    77 Bluxome Apartments

    77 Bluxome St, San Francisco, CA 94107

    Studio • 1 Bath

    2 Units Available
    (415) 579-3661
  • Magland Arms Apartments
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    $1,925+

    Magland Arms Apartments

    1900 Eddy St, San Francisco, CA 94115

    1 Bed • 1 Bath

    2 Units Available
    (415) 918-2985
  • Tower 737
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    • Tower 737 - San Francisco, CA
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    $2,191+

    5/5 stars based on 2 reviews
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    Tower 737

    737 Post St, San Francisco, CA 94109

    Studio–2 Beds • 1–2 Baths

    6 Units Available
    (415) 384-9721
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  • The Terraces
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    $2,257+

    The Terraces

    1330 Bush St, San Francisco, CA 94109

    Studio–1 Bed • 1 Bath

    (415) 579-3619
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  • Parkmerced Apartments
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    $2,499+

    2.5/5 stars based on 3 reviews
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    Parkmerced Apartments

    3711 19th Ave, San Francisco, CA 94132

    1–3 Beds • 1–3 Baths

    10+ Units Available
    (415) 318-7412
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  • NEMA
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    • NEMA - San Francisco, CA
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    $2,558+

    5/5 stars based on 1 reviews
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    NEMA

    8 10th St, San Francisco, CA 94103

    Studio–3 Beds • 1–3 Baths

    10+ Units Available
    (415) 689-7095
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  • AVA 55 Ninth
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    $2,689+

    AVA 55 Ninth

    55 9th St, San Francisco, CA 94103

    Studio–2 Beds • 1–2 Baths

    10+ Units Available
    (415) 340-4089
  • 340 Fremont
    • Building - 340 Fremont - San Francisco, CA
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    $2,748+

    340 Fremont

    340 Fremont St, San Francisco, CA 94105

    Studio–3 Beds • 1–3 Baths

    3 Units Available
    (415) 691-6740
  • Marina Court Apartments
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    $2,795

    Marina Court Apartments

    3445 Pierce St, San Francisco, CA 94123

    1 Bed • 1 Bath

    (844) 442-3756
  • The Brady
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    $2,850+

    The Brady

    1 Brady Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

    Studio–2 Beds • 1–2 Baths

    10+ Units Available
    (415) 422-9279
  • La Terrazza
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    $2,923+

    La Terrazza

    7800 El Camino Real, Colma, CA 94014

    Studio–3 Beds • 1–2 Baths

    1 Unit Available
    (415) 578-6859
  • One Henry Adams
    • Building - One Henry Adams - San Francisco, CA
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    • Building - One Henry Adams - San Francisco, CA

    $3,013+

    One Henry Adams

    1 Henry Adams St, San Francisco, CA 94103

    Studio–3 Beds

    8 Units Available
    (415) 761-2649

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Avg. RentAnnual Change
Studio - $2,7600%
1 Bed - $3,384+4%
2 Beds - $4,707+9%
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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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