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Fighting the San Francisco Rent Race: 6 Must-See 1-Bedroom Apartments You Can Rent in the City Right Now

Strata at Mission Bay Apartments in San Francisco

With the fourth highest year-over-year rent growth in the country, it’s no secret that San Francisco’s rental market is red hot. In fact, the area’s rents have jumped more than 10 percent since 2014, and are now hovering at $3,377 a month – a whopping $2,000-plus higher than the nation’s average rent for December. Cheaper options come in the form of studios and one-bedroom apartments, whose average rent sits somewhere around $2,917 per month.

As with any major city, though, affordability varies by neighborhood, apartment complex, and other local amenities, and many rentals are priced well below – or above – this average number. Here’s a look at some great one-bedroom apartment homes available in San Francisco right now:

1. Candlestick Heights, District 10 – Southeast, 1 bed, 1 bath, $924

Located at 859 Jamestown Avenue, Candlestick Heights is one of San Francisco’s newest affordable housing developments. Offering easy access to 101 North and South and with Muni to Downtown or Caltrain, the community features spacious floor plans complemented by generous outdoor common areas, covered parking, bike racks, and on-site laundry facilities. Rents for 1-bedroom apartments start at $924.

One-bedroom apartments at Candlestick Heights in San Francisco CA

2. 1474 Sacramento, Nob Hill, $1,850, 213 sq. ft.

Located in a beautiful Edwardian building in the historic and quaint Nob Hill neighborhood, this rental offers a lot of bang for your buck. Units at 1474 Sacramento feature high ceilings, wood paneling, tons of natural lighting and spectacular views of the city below. If you’re worried about storage, the basement offers plenty and is available to all residents who wish to use it. Cats are allowed, too!

One-bedroom apartments at 1474 Sacramento in San Francisco

3. The Sonoma Suites, Inner Mission, $2,525, 448 sq. ft.

Recently remodeled, this Mission District property dubbed The Sonoma Suites boasts vintage charm that young renters will love. With large windows, hardwood floors, Victorian accents and an ideal location near restaurants, shops and galleries, and Dolores Park, it’s a steal at $2,325 a month (utilities included for the first three months). It’s also fully furnished and just one block away from the local BART station, making morning commutes a breeze.

One-bedroom apartments at The Sonoma Suites in San Francisco

4. The Gateway, Financial District – Barbary Coast, $2,769, 494 sq. ft.

Talk about prime location. Situated just minutes from local train stations, tons of shops, and a number of local parks and plazas, The Gateway is in one of the most walkable spots in the city. The community offers some serious amenities, like straight-to-your-door mail delivery, 24-7 front desk services, and an on-site door attendant. You can even catch a glimpse of the city skyline from the building’s beautiful rooftop deck.

One-bedroom apartments at The Gateway in San Francisco

5. Strata at Mission Bay, Mission Bay, $3,182, 751 sq. ft.

Need a little more room to spread out? The Strata is the place to be. With multiple one-bedroom options, all at 650 square feet and above, there’s something for everyone at this Mission Bay property. Each unit comes with granite countertops, hardwood flooring, accent paint, recessed lighting, and a private patio/balcony. Community amenities run the gamut, too. From the on-site billiards room and bocce ball court to the fitness center, conference room and concierge service, The Strata has it all.

One-bedroom apartments at Strata at Mission Bay in San Francisco

6. Northpoint Apartments, North Waterfront, $3,315, 573 sq. ft.

Just around the corner from Fisherman’s Wharf, the Financial District, Pier 39, and the beautiful Golden Gate Bridge, the Northpoint Apartments offer fine living with a view. After only a short walk, residents can access shopping and dining, and there’s plenty to see and do. All units come with large, spacious closets and are fully cable- and WiFi-ready. Furniture packages are also available.

One-bedroom rentals at Northpoint in San Francisco

View these and more San Francisco apartments from cheap to luxury at RENTCafé.com.

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Ama Otet is an online content developer and creative writer for RENTCafé. She loves all things real estate and strives to live beautifully, one green step at a time. You can connect with Ama on Twitter or via email.

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