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Average Rent in San Francisco, CA

Avg. RentAnnual Change
San Francisco Studio - $2,913-1%
San Francisco 1 Bed - $3,597-2%
San Francisco 2 Beds - $4,790-2%

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Local Reviews

There is a real sense of community. There are many good restaurants and shops. There is a Tenderloin museum. My favorite bar is in this neighborhood.

Different kinds of restaurants. A park nearby with unique artwork.The Dark Horse Inn shows classic movies along with the food

It is quiet . It is close to grocery stores and restaurants and good for families. It is close to the park and neighborhood playground

I grew up here so it's home. Everything is near by like schools, transportation, and coffee. There is liveliness a couple of blocks down for some fun.

The friendly neighbors green grass and trees...It is great to live hereIt is great for San francisco...

Convenient location near public transit and subway. the neighborhood is urban and different grocery stores are open.

Demographics

Education

High School

25%

Associate's

19%

Bachelor's

37%

Master's

16%

Doctorate

3%

Family Size

2 people

46%

3 people

23%

4 people

18%

5 people

7%

6+ people

6%

Household Income

0-50k

27%

50-100k

19%

100-150k

16%

150-200k

12%

200k+

27%

Age

0-10

8%

10-20

7%

20-45

45%

45-65

25%

65+

15%

Affordability

Percentage: 3/53/5

Renters gave this area a 3 out of 5 for affordability

*The rent information included in this summary is based on a median calculation of multifamily rental property inventory on Apartment Guide and Rent.com over the past 12-months and is for illustrative purposes only. This information does not constitute a pricing guarantee or financial advice related to the rental market.

Rent Trends

Average rent in San Francisco, CA

In San Francisco, CA, as of 2024, the average rent for apartments ranges from $2,913 to $4,790. Specifically, the average rent for a studio apartment in San Francisco, CA is $2,913. For those seeking a 1-bedroom apartments, the average rent is $3,597. And for a 2-bedroom apartment, renters can expect to pay an average of $4,790.

Annual Rent Change Over the Past 12 Months

Studio

-1%

Changed from $2,942 to $2,913
1 Bed

-2%

Changed from $3,670 to $3,597
2 Beds

-2%

Changed from $4,888 to $4,790

Rent Ranges

Apartment PricesProportion
0%
1%
4%
13%
82%

Compare Other Cities

CityStudio Avg RentAnnual Change
Santa Rosa$2,999+54%
Fairfield$2,8490%
Livermore$2,699+15%
Alameda$2,566+11%
San Jose$2,459+4%
Palo Alto$2,430-28%
Fremont$2,412+7%
Mountain View$2,329-11%
Petaluma$2,298--
San Mateo$2,256+7%
Walnut Creek$2,256+4%
Vacaville$2,249+14%
Hayward$2,200--
Sunnyvale$2,097-1%
Oakland$2,083-15%
Berkeley$2,020-12%
Santa Clara$1,950-7%
San Leandro$1,805-1%
Pittsburg$1,773--
Concord$1,737+2%
Napa$1,500--
City1 Bed Avg RentAnnual Change
Pleasanton$3,899+44%
Santa Clara$3,517+15%
Alameda$3,155+9%
Petaluma$2,976+12%
Sunnyvale$2,898-4%
Livermore$2,857+17%
Mountain View$2,794-20%
San Mateo$2,760+2%
Berkeley$2,7550%
San Jose$2,7480%
Walnut Creek$2,665+9%
Palo Alto$2,650-39%
Napa$2,587-12%
Fremont$2,547+6%
Hayward$2,375+12%
Oakland$2,364-20%
Santa Rosa$2,3160%
San Leandro$2,156-2%
Vacaville$2,064-3%
Pittsburg$1,909+1%
Concord$1,875-5%
Fairfield$1,795-7%
Antioch$1,725-16%
Brentwood$1,700--
Vallejo$1,199-25%
City2 Beds Avg RentAnnual Change
Santa Clara$4,310+14%
Sunnyvale$4,092+6%
San Mateo$3,693-2%
Mountain View$3,594-9%
Petaluma$3,411+5%
San Jose$3,340-1%
Palo Alto$3,320-25%
Walnut Creek$3,166+4%
Oakland$3,150-16%
Livermore$3,145+7%
Napa$3,017-2%
Berkeley$2,995-50%
Brentwood$2,925--
Fremont$2,9000%
Santa Rosa$2,730+1%
Hayward$2,718+7%
San Leandro$2,6900%
Alameda$2,675-29%
Vacaville$2,399+3%
Antioch$2,350-1%
Concord$2,325-1%
Pittsburg$2,255-1%
Fairfield$2,050-5%
Vallejo$1,699-20%

Compare Neighborhoods

Outer Sunset

$1,988

1 Bed Avg. Rent

Chinatown

$2,190

1 Bed Avg. Rent

Pacific Heights

$2,200

1 Bed Avg. Rent

What are the most affordable neighborhoods in San Francisco, CA?

For renters in San Francisco seeking more affordable options, the neighborhoods to watch are Outer Sunset, Chinatown, and Pacific Heights, where average rents for 1-bedroom apartments stand at $1,988, $2,190, and $2,200 respectively. Additional areas offering value are Inner Richmond and Cayuga, where the rents are $2,250 and $2,295, a favorable comparison to San Francisco's overall 1-bedroom average of $3,597.

What are the most expensive neighborhoods in San Francisco, CA?

In San Francisco, the neighborhoods commanding the highest rents are Rincon Hill, Polk Gulch, and South Beach. A 1-bedroom apartment in Rincon Hill averages at $4,296, in Polk Gulch it averages $3,995, and in South Beach, the average is $3,764. For additional high-end living options, Southeast San Francisco offers 1-bedroom apartments at $3,667, and South of Market at $3,657. These rates compare to the overall average rent of $3,597 for a 1-bedroom apartment in San Francisco, highlighting the premium nature of these specific neighborhoods.

What are the most popular neighborhoods in San Francisco, CA?

In San Francisco, the most sought-after neighborhoods for renters include Noe Valley, Dolores Heights, and Eureka Valley. In Noe Valley, the average rent for a 1-bedroom apartment is $2,299. Dolores Heights sees average rents of $3,195 for a 1-bedroom unit. Eureka Valley offers similar appeal with 1-bedroom apartments averaging $3,495. For those seeking other popular areas, Buena Vista presents 1-bedroom apartments at $2,600, and Bernal Heights at $2,700. These prices are set against the backdrop of the city-wide average of $3,597 for a 1-bedroom apartment in San Francisco, underscoring the popularity of these particular neighborhoods.

NeighborhoodStudio Avg RentAnnual Change
Southeast San Francisco$3,265+11%
Rincon Hill$3,186-7%
South Beach$3,137-3%
South of Market$3,080+1%
Marina Gardens$2,8950%
Hayes Valley$2,855+1%
Downtown San Francisco-Union Square$2,849+14%
Inner Sunset$2,836--
Northwest San Francisco$2,831+2%
Lower Pacific Heights$2,8040%
Marina District$2,795-3%
Nob Hill$2,700+10%
Russian Hill$2,695+23%
Pacific Heights$2,600--
Noe Valley$2,600--
Central South of Market$2,585+23%
Southwest San Francisco$2,520+11%
Civic Center$2,500--
Lower Haight$2,350--
Northeast San Francisco$2,284+4%
Lower Nob Hill$2,110-1%
Cayuga$2,080--
Western South of Market$2,072-28%
Mission District$2,000--
Mission Dolores$1,750--
Tenderloin$1,675-14%
Neighborhood1 Bed Avg RentAnnual Change
Rincon Hill$4,296-6%
Polk Gulch$3,995--
South Beach$3,7640%
Southeast San Francisco$3,667+22%
South of Market$3,657-2%
Nob Hill$3,651+47%
Civic Center$3,637--
Inner Sunset$3,620-9%
Southwest San Francisco$3,577+12%
Northwest San Francisco$3,497-3%
Eureka Valley$3,495--
Downtown San Francisco-Union Square$3,474+2%
Hayes Valley$3,465+4%
Russian Hill$3,395--
Lower Pacific Heights$3,196-5%
Dolores Heights$3,195--
Mission District$3,000+17%
Marina District$2,995+7%
Marina Gardens$2,995+7%
Northeast San Francisco$2,950+1%
Central South of Market$2,874-2%
Western South of Market$2,798-27%
Union Street$2,790-15%
Bernal Heights$2,700--
Portola$2,700-13%
Lower Nob Hill$2,623-7%
Lone Mountain$2,620--
Buena Vista$2,600+4%
Outer Richmond$2,500--
Western Addition$2,399--
Tenderloin$2,300-4%
Noe Valley$2,299--
Cayuga$2,295--
Inner Richmond$2,250--
Pacific Heights$2,200--
Chinatown$2,190--
Outer Sunset$1,988--
Neighborhood2 Beds Avg RentAnnual Change
Dolores Heights$6,250--
Rincon Hill$5,609+1%
Southeast San Francisco$5,486+66%
South Beach$5,271-1%
Civic Center$5,200--
Russian Hill$5,195--
Hayes Valley$5,035+10%
Nob Hill$4,800+20%
South of Market$4,759-5%
Inner Sunset$4,670-9%
Northwest San Francisco$4,510+7%
Mission Dolores$4,500+13%
Chinatown$4,500--
Cole Valley$4,395--
Pacific Heights$4,3500%
North Beach$4,200--
Southwest San Francisco$4,102+4%
Lower Pacific Heights$4,040-5%
Potrero Hill$4,000+14%
Downtown San Francisco-Union Square$3,995-6%
Central South of Market$3,939-5%
Northeast San Francisco$3,879-9%
Duboce Triangle$3,750--
Tenderloin$3,697--
Bernal Heights$3,600--
Eureka Valley$3,500--
Western South of Market$3,431-32%
Lower Nob Hill$3,403-5%
Inner Richmond$3,350--
Outer Sunset$3,299-8%
Cathedral Hill$3,200--
Mission District$3,000-3%
Western Addition$2,995-29%
Outer Richmond$2,850--
Cayuga$2,735--
Portola$2,500--

Transportation

Commute Time

0-15 Mins

11%

15-30 Mins

31%

30-40 Mins

24%

40-60 Mins

18%

60+ Mins

15%

Transportation Scores

Percentage: 9393

Walk Score®

Walkable

Yes

Say 94 of 124 renters

Has Sidewalks

Yes

Say 87 of 124 renters

Percentage: 7777

Bike Score®

Bike Friendly

Yes

Say 69 of 124 renters

Percentage: 8282

Transit Score®

They Are Located Near Public Transportation

Yes

Say 88 of 124 renters

Need A Car

Yes

Say 74 of 124 renters

Area Amenities

Top Score

Grocery Stores

5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Supermarket sweep. San Francisco is top shelf for groceries.

  1. A high number of grocery stores per resident
  2. Significantly more grocery stores than average
  3. 83% more grocery stores than areas of a similar size

Restaurants

5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Fine dining in San Francisco. You'll find a foodie feast around here.

  1. A high number of restaurants per resident
  2. Significantly more restaurants than average
  3. 21% more restaurants than areas of a similar size

Coffee

5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

San Francisco is chock full o' coffee.

  1. A high number of coffee shops per resident
  2. Significantly more coffee shops than average
  3. 67% more coffee shops than areas of a similar size

Nightlife

5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Top notch for nightlife. Bar none.

  1. A high number of bars and clubs per resident
  2. Significantly more bars and clubs than average
  3. 40% more bars and clubs than areas of a similar size

Fine Arts

5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

San Francisco is looking fine. Perfect score for art.

  1. A high number of fine art centers per resident
  2. Significantly more fine art centers than average
  3. Significantly more fine art centers than areas of a similar size

Parks

4.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

San Francisco is team green. Parks get a high score.

  1. Few parks per resident
  2. Significantly more parks than average
  3. 23% fewer parks than areas of a similar size

Retail Shops

4.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

A shopaholic favorite. San Francisco has a lot of style.

  1. Few shops per resident
  2. Significantly more shops than average
  3. 23% fewer shops than areas of a similar size

Medical Care

4.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The great medical care here is just what the doctor ordered.

  1. A high number of medical facilities per resident
  2. Significantly more medical facilities than average
  3. 14% more medical facilities than areas of a similar size

Gas Stations

4.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

You won't have to drive far to fill up around here.

  1. Few gas stations per resident
  2. Significantly more gas stations than average
  3. 29% fewer gas stations than areas of a similar size

Health and Fitness

4/5 stars based on undefined reviews

A strong score for fitness in San Francisco.

  1. A high number of gyms per resident
  2. Significantly more gyms than average
  3. 12% more gyms than areas of a similar size

Pet Services

3.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Sit. Stay. Good boy. San Francisco is a good place for pets.

  1. Few pet facilities per resident
  2. Significantly more pet facilities than average
  3. 36% fewer pet facilities than areas of a similar size

Area Features

Area Has Potholes

No

Say 101 of 124 renters

Area Has Litter

No

Say 97 of 124 renters

Noise Late At Night

No

Say 91 of 124 renters

Good Place To Raise A Family

Yes

Say 89 of 124 renters

Near Grocery Stores

Yes

Say 83 of 124 renters

Nearby Parks

Yes

Say 81 of 124 renters

Busy Streets

No

Say 76 of 124 renters

Pet Friendly

Yes

Say 71 of 124 renters

Mostly Older Buildings

No

Say 70 of 124 renters

Near Schools

Yes

Say 67 of 124 renters

Safe For Families

No

Say 65 of 124 renters

Quiet Area

No

Say 67 of 124 renters

Near Downtown

No

Say 68 of 124 renters

Nice Views

No

Say 68 of 124 renters

Well Lit

No

Say 81 of 124 renters

Tree Lined Streets

No

Say 83 of 124 renters

Near Highways

No

Say 87 of 124 renters

Area Has Kids Play Outside

No

Say 89 of 124 renters

Maintained Yards

No

Say 93 of 124 renters

Mostly Newer Buildings

No

Say 101 of 124 renters

Schools

Percentage: 3/53/5

School Score

How satisfied do renters feel with the schools in this area.

Top Schools in San Francisco

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About

San Francisco, CA

Overview of San Francisco

The environment alone makes San Francisco, California, a great place to live. Several beautiful green hills are surrounded on three sides by blue Pacific waters and scenic beaches. The city's many cultural attractions have made this area one of the country's most popular housing markets. There's shopping on Union Square, a popular district that features upscale brands such as Neiman Marcus and Saks Fifth Avenue. At Aatxe, residents in San Francisco enjoy Basque culture and cuisine with tapas, conzuelas and pintxos. For live entertainment, Sweetwater Music Hall plays host to entertainers like Bonnie Raitt and Sammy Hagar in an informal and friendly atmosphere.

You'll discover many of the city's single-family leasing options at Rent.com, whose services make finding a home for rent fun and easy. If you own a car, consider leaving it at home or in a parking garage when you visit potential houses for rent. You'll get around more quickly and won't have to worry about parking if you walk and rely on public transportation. Besides, there's nowhere else in the USA where you can ride a cable car to get where you need to go.

Searching for Houses in San Francisco

As with any city, what you pay for your house in San Francisco depends on the neighborhood you choose. If you're looking for the ultimate in both luxury and price, stick to the western communities of the Financial District, South Beach and Mission Bay. Some of the most exclusive neighborhoods are near the water. If you're looking for budget-friendly accommodations, then head east and south. More affordable locales include Haight-Ashbury, Inner Richmond and Bernal Heights. To decide where and what to rent, get an idea of your budget, your options and details about housing and location in this Rent.com blog post.

Houses in the city start with one-bedroom cottages built in the 19th century that are suited to singles or couples who enjoy a cozy atmosphere. Also available are sprawling penthouses at the top of skyscrapers that can accommodate large families or those with the means to rent houses with multiple bedrooms and bathrooms. Average rents for single-family homes range from $3,400 to $3,700 per month.

Typical Layout for Houses in San Francisco

The typical size of San Francisco's single-family home can go from 1,500 to 2,000 square feet. Opt for smaller Victorian cottages if you want ornate details and old-fashioned touches in both the exterior and interior. If you prefer modern conveniences like open floor plans, microwave ovens, digital connections and security cameras, look for larger 21st century construction.

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