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    655 Stockton Street, San Francisco, CA 94108
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    1964 Post St, San Francisco, CA 94115
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    1985 Fulton Street, San Francisco, CA 94117
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    956 Valencia St., San Francisco, CA 94110
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    1935 Franklin Street, San Francisco, CA 94109
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    1240 Bush Street, San Francisco, CA 94109
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    1041-59 Broadway Ave., San Francisco, CA 94103
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    1022 Sacramento Street, San Francisco, CA 94108
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    345 Fulton Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
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    1585 Waller Street, San Francisco, CA 94117
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    645 Stockton Street, San Francisco, CA 94108
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    2823 18Th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110
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    610-660 Clipper Street, San Francisco, CA 94114
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    1560 Sacramento Street, San Francisco, CA 94109
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    676 Greenwich Street, San Francisco, CA 94123
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    2200 Jackson Street, San Francisco, CA 94115
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    2355 Polk Street, San Francisco, CA 94109
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    150 Franklin Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
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    418-428 Pierce St., San Francisco, CA 94117
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    1565 Washington St, San Francisco, CA 94109
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    411 15Th Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94118
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    400 Page Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
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    351 Turk Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
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    1359 Hayes St., San Francisco, CA 94115
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    1525 Clay St, San Francisco, CA 94109
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    721 Geary Street, San Francisco, CA 94109
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    1330 Union Street, San Francisco, CA 94109
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    750 Guerrero Street, San Francisco, CA 94110
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    1025 Post Street, San Francisco, CA 94109
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    343-347 Pierce, San Francisco, CA 94117
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    300 Buchanan Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
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    320 Turk Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
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    1028 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94102
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    755 Green Street, San Francisco, CA 94133
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    250 Fell St, San Francisco, CA 94102
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    371 Turk Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
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    465-67 Burnett, San Francisco, CA 94131
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    312 Baker Street, San Francisco, CA 94117
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    990 Fulton St, San Francisco, CA 94117
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    455-57 Burnett, San Francisco, CA 94131
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    299 Fremont St., San Francisco, CA 94105
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    750 O'farrell Street, San Francisco, CA 94109
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    1077 Ashbury Street, San Francisco, CA 94711
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    1163 Pine Street, San Francisco, CA 94109
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    1555 Chestnut Street, San Francisco, CA 94123
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    1431 Grove Street, San Francisco, CA 94117
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    2744 Sacramento Street, San Francisco, CA 94115
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    506-508 Ashbury Street, San Francisco, CA 94117
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    945-947 Oak Street, San Francisco, CA 94117
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    140 20Th Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94121
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Average rent in San Francisco, CA

$3,397/mo San Francisco, CA average rental price, July 2022
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The average monthly rent of apartments in San Francisco, CA is $3,397.

San Francisco, CA apartment rent ranges

About 7% of apartment rents in San Francisco, CA range between $1,501-$2,000. Meanwhile, apartments priced over > $2,000 represent 90% of apartments. Around 3% of San Francisco’s apartments are in the $1,001-$1,500 price range. 1% of apartments are priced between $701-$1,000.

San Francisco, CA rent trends

Frequently asked questions

When were prices and availability in San Francisco, CA last updated?

Prices and availability in San Francisco, CA were last updated on 6 Oct 2022.

What are the best apartments in San Francisco, CA?

The best apartments in San Francisco, CA are: 655 STOCKTON Apartments, 1964 Post, 1985 Fulton, 956 Valencia St. and 1935 Franklin.

What is the average rent in San Francisco, CA?

The average rent in San Francisco, CA is $3,397. Start your search for apartments in San Francisco, CA now.

What is the price range for a studio apartment in San Francisco, CA?

The price range for a studio apartment in San Francisco, CA is between $995 and $9,999. View all studio apartments in San Francisco, CA.

What is the price range for a 1-bedroom apartment in San Francisco, CA?

The price range for a 1-bedroom apartment in San Francisco, CA is between $950 and $9,999. Browse all available 1-bedroom apartments in San Francisco, CA now.

What is the price range for a 2-bedroom apartment in San Francisco, CA?

The price range for a 2-bedroom apartment in San Francisco, CA is between $995 and $9,999. Browse and find a 2-bedroom apartment in San Francisco, CA.

What is the price range for a 3-bedroom apartment in San Francisco, CA?

The price range for a 3-bedroom apartment in San Francisco, CA is between $995 and $15,130. Browse all available 3-bedroom apartments in San Francisco, CA.

What type of rental buildings are in San Francisco, CA?

In San Francisco, 62% of the residents are renting compared to 38% owning a home, according to data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Large-scale apartment buildings with more than 50 units represent 24% of San Francisco’s rentals, 69% are small-scale complexes with under 50 units, and 7% are single-family rentals.

What do typical apartment communities look like in San Francisco, CA?

The average age of rental buildings in San Francisco is 37 years old, with 44% being newer apartment buildings completed since 2000. The average height of apartment buildings in the city is 9 stories, of which 15% are garden-style apartment communities, 37% are mid-sized buildings, and 24% are high-rises. These characteristics describe large-scale apartment communities of 50 apartments or more.

What apartment floorplans are common in San Francisco, CA?

Rental apartments in San Francisco come in a range of sizes and floorplans. Studio apartments represent 27% of units for rent, ideal for singles, renters on a budget and people who value central locations more than space. Rentals with 1-bedroom floorplans make up 42% of the total apartments in the city, while 2-bedroom floorplans represent around 24% of all rentals in San Francisco. The rest are larger floorplans with 3 bedrooms or more, typically preferred by families, larger households or roommates sharing space.

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Renter's guide to San Francisco, CA

As you cross the iconic Golden Gate Bridge and make your way into the city of San Francisco, you can't help but be amazed!

This is a city that truly has it all. There's the booming tech scene, the great weather, the amazing local restaurants, and the famous sports teams. And we're just getting started! Whether you're considering a move here or just curious to find out more, you'll want to keep reading.

The population of San Francisco is just north of 850,000, which makes it the 4th largest city in California. For reference, let's look at it side-by-side with some of the country's other major cities. How big is San Francisco compared to New York City, for example? Well, it comes in at about 10% the size of NYC and 20% the size of Los Angeles. On the other hand, San Fran is almost twice as big as Atlanta or Miami. In short, it's a big city – but not too big. And for many people, that's a good thing.

The city is located just 383 miles from Los Angeles and 503 miles from San Diego – a little less if you're flying. Meanwhile, San Jose is just a quick 48 miles away, and Oakland is right across the bridge.

Like many California cities, San Francisco benefits from a Mediterranean climate, with cool summers and mild winters. Temperatures tend to hover between about 50º F and 80º F year round. In fact, San Francisco has rather chilly winters, partially due to the city's famous fog, which helps keep the sun at bay. The city also gets plenty of wind, but not much rain.

Tips for renting in San Francisco, CA

If you're moving to San Francisco from Los Angeles, you'll quickly find relief in the city's slightly slower pace. And the healthier lifestyles of the locals is a nice refresher too.

Of course, you'll need to stay on top of the renters’ rights and laws here.

To balance the high cost of living, San Francisco law provides rent control, which only allows landlords to raise rent by a certain amount each year. The amount is tied to inflation.

You can even petition the Rent Board for a rent decrease if the landlord isn't providing things you agreed to, like storage space or a washer and dryer.

Landlord asked you to move? If you're a rent controlled tenant, you're probably covered. Landlords are only allowed to evict you for one of 16 “just causes”. You can dispute most of these, and the ones you can't require the landlord to provide relocation payments.

If you are evicted, you can expect it to take a month or two from the time you're given your eviction notice.

You also have protection against landlords who fail to provide repairs and the like. You can move out, sue, withhold rent, or make the repairs yourself and deduct it from your rent.

Like the rest of California, security deposits can be a maximum of two months’ rent and must be returned by the landlord within 21 days of your move-out.

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San Francisco, CA demographics

San Francisco, CA has a population of 874,784 according to the most recent data from the U.S. Census Bureau. 428,538 of San Francisco’s residents are women and 446,246 are men. The median age of those who live in San Francisco, CA is 38.3.

Living in San Francisco, CA

When it comes to living in San Francisco, there are plenty of things to love – and a few to dislike too.

Unfortunately, the city does have a high number of homeless, the sometimes chilly weather isn't for everyone, and finding a parking spot can be a challenge.

But despite the drawbacks, the city presents a unique blend of culture, tech savviness, and active lifestyle options. Whether you love food, sports, or art, there's something for you.

It's no surprise then that San Francisco is one of the country's most ethnically diverse cities, attracting people from all walks of life – Asians and Latinos, in particular.

San Francisco, CA households

  • 170,665 Family
    191,476 Non-family
  • 66,872 Children
    295,269 No Children
  • 362,141Total Number of Households
  • 2.36Average People Per Household
  • $119,136Median Household Income

According to U.S. Census data, there are 362,141 households in San Francisco, CA. 170,665 are family households and 191,476 are non-family households. There are 66,872 households with children in San Francisco and 295,269 households without children. On average, about 2.36 people live in a household in San Francisco, CA.

Things to do in San Francisco, CA

There's so much to do in San Francisco, you'll have trouble getting to it all.

If you're looking for a little time outdoors, there's always the famous Golden Gate Park, where you can take a stroll or play a quick game of catch. Inside the park, you'll also find the oldest Japanese tea garden in the country.

For even more outdoor adventures, there's the Twin Peaks, two large hills that are a favorite among local hikers. While you're at it, you can start training for the San Francisco Marathon, an annual event that attracts over 25,000 runners.

If you'd rather watch the pros do all the work, San Francisco has two major professional sports teams – the San Francisco Giants baseball team and San Francisco 49ers football team.

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If you'd rather watch the pros do all the work, San Francisco has two major professional sports teams – the San Francisco Giants baseball team and San Francisco 49ers football team.

Either would make a great choice for a family outing. But your kids will love the San Francisco zoo too, if that's more your thing.

When you're in the mood to shop 'til you drop, there's the Westfield San Francisco Centre shopping mall and Embarcadero Center, for something a little more mid-range to upscale; or the Treasure Island Flea Market, if you're looking for a little more character and simplicity.

Oh, did we mention food? San Francisco is home to some of best restaurants in the country – and to a lot of them. Only New York has more Michelin-starred restaurants.

Oh, did we mention food? San Francisco is home to some of best restaurants in the country – and to a lot of them. Only New York has more Michelin-starred restaurants.

The city's culinary scene is one of the reasons San Francisco is considered one of the most culturally rich places in the US. But for even more culture, there's the San Francisco Symphony or the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

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San Francisco, CA employment & economy

San Francisco is the biggest tech hub in the entire country. Ever heard of Silicon Valley? Well, it's part of the San Francisco Bay Area.

This means residents in the tech field have no shortage of job options, whether looking to join absolute giants like Google, Apple, Twitter, Facebook, and AirBnb, or any of the hundreds of tech startups that pop up in San Francisco daily.

Of course, with so many restaurants and hotels in town, there are plenty of job opportunities in the service industry as well.

Education in San Francisco, CA

Just outside of San Francisco's city proper – but still within the San Francisco Bay Area – are two particularly prestigious schools, Stanford University and the University of California, Berkeley.

But those aren't the only education options in San Francisco. There's also Santa Clara University, University of San Francisco, San Francisco State University, and the University of California, San Francisco.

San Francisco, CA education statistics

The level of education of the population of San Francisco, CA is as follows: 6% have no high school education, 16% completed some high school, 16% partially completed college, 5% have an Associate Degree, 34% have a Bachelor Degree, and 22% have a Graduate Degree.

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