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    100 Esplanade Ave, Pacifica, CA 94044
    8 Units available
    Studio $2,395
    1 BED $2,840+
    2 BEDS $3,495+
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    5/5 Anonymous on Oct 3, 2023

    Very nice homes. I love the views ans the sound of the ocean.

    5/5 Anonymous on Oct 3, 2023

    It has been a wonderful experience living here! Its peaceful and everyone is kind.

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    988 El Camino Real, South San Francisco, CA 94080
    1 BED $3,305
    2 BEDS $4,060+
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    400 Cypress Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94080
    Studio $2,835+
    1 BED $3,380+
    2+ BEDS $3,985+
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    842 Antoinette Lane, South San Francisco, CA 94080
    Studio $2,146+
    1 BED $2,915+
    2 BEDS $2,947+
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    560 Baden Avenue, South San Francisco, CA 94080
    1 BED $2,150
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    100 Esplanade Ave, Pacifica, CA 94044
    Studio $2,395
    1 BED $2,840+
    2 BEDS $3,495+
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    612-614 Olive Avneue, South San Francisco, CA 94080
    Studio $1,950
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    202 Clifden Drive, South San Francisco, CA 94080
    3 BEDS $3,800
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    150 Airport Blvd., South San Francisco, CA 94080
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    1 BED $3,360+
    2 BEDS $3,650+
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    164 Marbly Avenue, Daly City, CA 94015
    3 BEDS $4,100
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    400 San Mateo Ave, San Bruno, CA 94066
    Studio $3,160+
    1 BED $3,295+
    2+ BEDS $3,759+
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    491 Courtland Drive, San Bruno, CA 94066
    Studio $1,995
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    279 Imperial Dr. #1, Pacifica, CA 94044
    1 BED $2,528+
    2 BEDS $3,474+
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    960 St. Francis Blvd., Daly City, CA 94015
    Studio $2,045+
    1 BED $2,395+
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    1580 Southgate Ave, Daly City, CA 94015
    1 BED $2,527+
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    278 Beachview Avenue Unit 23, Pacifica, CA 94044
    2 BEDS $4,300
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    1275 El Camino Real, Millbrae, CA 94030
    Studio $1,522
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    1145 Edgeworth, Daly City, CA 94015
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    1 BED $2,250+
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    26 Terrace View Court, Daly City, CA 94015
    1 BED $2,361+
    2 BEDS $3,050+
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    333 Park Plaza Drive, Daly City, CA 94015
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    1 BED $2,520+
    2+ BEDS $3,540+
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    1410 Millbrae Ave, Millbrae, CA 94030
    2 BEDS $3,095
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    99 Ocean Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94112
    Studio $2,815+
    1 BED $3,425+
    2+ BEDS $4,125+
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    3133 Frontera Way, Burlingame, CA 94010
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    2 BEDS $3,911+
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    3133 Frontera Way, Burlingame, CA 94010
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    3711 19Th Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94132
    1 BED $2,500+
    2 BEDS $3,074+
    3 BEDS $4,850+
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Average rent in South San Francisco, CA

$2,977/mo South San Francisco, CA average rental price, November 2023
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The average monthly rent of apartments in South San Francisco, CA is $2,977.

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Getting around in South San Francisco, CA

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Frequently asked questions

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

Prices and availability in South San Francisco, CA were last updated on 22 Feb 2024.

What are the best apartments in South San Francisco, CA?

The best apartments in South San Francisco, CA are: NINE88, Bell South City, Peninsula Pines Apartments, 560 Baden Avenue and 612-614 Olive Avenue.

What is the average rent in South San Francisco, CA?

The average rent in South San Francisco, CA is $2,977. Start your search for apartments in South San Francisco, CA now.

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

The price range for a studio apartment in South San Francisco, CA is between $1,950 and $5,210. View all studio apartments in South San Francisco, CA.

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

The price range for a 1-bedroom apartment in South San Francisco, CA is between $2,150 and $5,720. Browse all available 1-bedroom apartments in South San Francisco, CA now.

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

The price range for a 2-bedroom apartment in South San Francisco, CA is between $2,947 and $6,383. Browse and find a 2-bedroom apartment in South San Francisco, CA.

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

The price range for a 3-bedroom apartment in South San Francisco, CA is between $2,835 and $5,803. Browse all available 3-bedroom apartments in South San Francisco, CA.

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

In South San Francisco, 38% of the residents are renting compared to 62% owning a home, according to data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Large-scale apartment buildings with more than 50 units represent 16% of South San Francisco’s rentals, 48% are small-scale complexes with under 50 units, and 34% are single-family rentals.

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

The average age of rental buildings in South San Francisco is 31 years old, with 49% being newer apartment buildings completed since 2000. The average height of apartment buildings in the city is 3 stories, of which 96% are garden-style apartment communities, 21% are mid-sized buildings, and none are high-rises. These characteristics describe large-scale apartment communities of 50 apartments or more.

What apartment floorplans are common in South San Francisco, CA?

Rental apartments in South San Francisco come in a range of sizes and floorplans. Studio apartments represent 10% 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 51% of the total apartments in the city, while 2-bedroom floorplans represent around 33% of all rentals in South San Francisco. The rest are larger floorplans with 3 bedrooms or more, typically preferred by families, larger households or roommates sharing space.

Living in South San Francisco, CA

Located in San Mateo County in the western part of California, South San Francisco is a small city just three miles from San Francisco. Known as “South City,” the urban-suburban mix of the city makes it ideal for young professionals, couples and families looking to rent in an affordable location near big-city amenities. To that end, South San Francisco offers a variety of health and fitness options; outdoor activities; and nightlife attractions for renters, with everything nearby or within a short drive. Like most of the Bay Area, renters in South San Francisco experience a mild, Mediterranean climate that brings warm, dry summers and cool, relatively wet winters. Affected by the nearby Pacific Ocean wind, temperatures remain cool, averaging 44°F to 74°F year-round. South San Francisco is also a prime spot for renters who want to enjoy some of the best golf courses in California.

Renting in South San Francisco, CA

The easy commute to San Francisco — in addition to less expensive apartments — makes the area attractive for renters. Here, you’ll find various types of rental housing, including single-family rentals, apartments and townhouses. In particular, the best neighborhoods for a more relaxed, family environment are downtown and west downtown. In these locations, you’ll find traditional rental houses built between the 1920s and 1950s where renters can do most errands on foot. Meanwhile, for affordable apartments in South San Francisco, El Camino is walkable, with restaurants, transit options and schools nearby. Likewise, Paradise Valley and Winston Serra are also popular among renters, but renters here mostly rely on a car to get around. Notably, California imposes state-wide rent control laws that prevent landlords from increasing rent by more than 5% plus inflation, capped at 10% yearly. In addition, landlords cannot evict a renter without a real reason before the lease ends. Also, a security deposit is typically required, while the payment of utilities is agreed upon between the renter and landlord.

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Shopping in South San Francisco, CA

Renters can find a variety of shopping opportunities in South San Francisco. The central shopping is Westborough Square, which is home to several big-box stores. While there aren’t many big malls in the city, the San Francisco Peninsula is home to some of California’s biggest and most popular shopping malls, so renters will always be close to almost every major brand. Some popular shopping malls near South San Francisco include Hillsdale Shopping Center, Serramonte Shopping Center, The Shops at Tanforan and PIER 39. For groceries and home goods, there’s also Costco, Trader Joe’s, Lowe’s and the local Safeway. Renters can also shop for fresh produce and foods in several farmers’ markets organized in the city.

Transportation in South San Francisco, CA

Because it’s adjacent to San Francisco International Airport, renters have several free shuttle services available to travel into the city or its transit hubs. Specifically, a BART station provides rapid transit service in the city and supplements the Caltrain service that runs between San Jose and San Francisco. Renters can also use the passenger ferry service operated by the Water Emergency Transportation Authority during weekday commute hours. The ferries connect the South San Francisco Ferry Terminal and the east bay cities of Oakland and Alameda. The main thoroughfares connecting South San Francisco with surrounding areas are Interstate 280; U.S. highways 35 and 82; and State Highway 101. Finally, renters who opt for an eco-friendly transportation method can use the city’s developed biking infrastructure, which is complemented by LimeBike, a bike rental service. Along with other providers, like Uber and Lyft, Lime also provides ridesharing services.

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