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About San Francisco, CA

Welcome to San Francisco, and get ready to leave your heart in this golden city exploding with diversity, culture, and history. The magic of San Francisco lies in the massive and colorful Spanish era murals in the Mission District, the military bases in the Presidio district that now house singles and families, and the streets and cafes where Allen Ginsberg and his fellow Beats roamed. With heart-stopping views of the Pacific Ocean and the Golden Gate, San Francisco offers an urban experience encircled by nature – you cannot escape the natural beauty that surrounds this city by the bay.

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Popular Neighborhoods

Mission
Looking for amazing thrift and antique shopping, and the sunniest spot in the city? One of the city's oldest neighborhoods, the Mission is thrumming with art, historic murals, and music. From mouth-watering pastries at Tartine Bakery to authentic Mexican food near Dolores Park, the Mission is the hood for the artist or entrepreneur, as well as for families. Known for bright colors mixed with ornate Victorian style, the Mission is full of historic apartments and single-family homes.
Civic Center
An easy walk to the Orpheum and Curran Theatres, the Opera House and Davies Symphony Hall and various art and music hubs, living in the Tenderloin is a performing arts lover's dream. Resistant to typical gentrification, affordable and diverse, this neighborhood is packed with great ethnic restaurants, City Hall, and the newly built SF Jazz Center is not far by foot. Dotted with parks and playgrounds and a variety of apartment styles for rent, this neighborhood is home to all.
SOMA
Where the techie entrepreneur meets the bohemian artist, SOMA is a mosaic of warehouses, loft apartments for rent, art museums and of course home to the SF Giants. Young, wild and free? Check out the bars and clubs on Folsom Street by night and the street fair by day. Kids? Swing over to the Yerba Buena Gardens to ice skate and bowl. Meeting in Silicon Valley? Hop on the Caltrain and you're there faster than you can say Google.
Nob Hill
One of the classic San Francisco neighborhoods, living on the hill is truly living the dream. With incomparable views of the Bay, Nob Hill is best known for its collection of hotels and luxury apartment buildings. Take in the elegant horticulture and gorgeous Grace Cathedral as you move down the hill toward Union Square and come across funky dive bars and cocktail lounges.
Pacific Heights
With a section of Broadway Avenue known as the "gold coast", this affluent and elegant hood hosts some of the most scenic spots in the city. Typically quiet and residential, you'll find most of the action of this neighborhood on Fillmore Street. Enjoy the consignment shops, fun Internet cafes like The Grove, boutiques and the constantly mispronounced high-end frozen yogurt shop: Fraiche (pronounced fresh).
North Beach
Welcome to San Francisco's beloved Little Italy and checkered-table cloth central. Home to some of the city's most happening bars and nightclubs, this neighborhood has been home to notables like Joe DiMaggio and Jack Kerouac. From pasta to poetry, North Beach is teeming with culture and history. Don't miss an evening of laughter at Beach Blanket Babylon, America's longest running musical revue. Fun fact: Irish coffee was invented here!
Hayes Valley
Bordering the performing arts district, Hayes Valley is a haven for fashionistas, German food lovers, and Blue Bottle coffee fans. Chock a block full of trendy boutiques, interior design shops, art galleries and top-rated restaurants, this neighborhood has transformed from seedy tenements to the uber chic "it" destination in San Francisco.
Financial District
Ever wanted to know where San Francisco gets its gorgeous skyline? In downtown San Francisco you'll find the main business district of the city comprised of downtown apartments, banks, commercial buildings and high rise apartments. At the end of Market Street is the Ferry Building, which houses a vibrant Farmer's Market and other delicious cuisine, as well as ferry access to Marin County and the East Bay.
Marina
THE neighborhood for those who seek a wide-open vista, waterfront apartments, and anyone athletically inclined. Plenty of space for those who want the city experience minus the tall buildings and can't live without their morning run. Adjacent to Crissy Field and clean beaches, the Marina boasts spectacular views of the Bay and its famous bridges. The hood is anchored by the carefully curated boutiques, popular bars and top-rated restaurants of bustling Chestnut Street.
Haight Ashbury
Embracing its Summer of Love roots, the counter-culture vibe of the Haight provides a uniquely San Francisco experience. This sunny, eclectic neighborhood with an edgy reputation is home to affluent young professionals in their 20's and 30's as well as denizens from the hippy days. Bordered by Golden Gate Park and the Panhandle, you can satisfy your inner gazelle with wide open spaces just a short distance from a wide style and price range of boutiques, including the best selection of vintage clothing in the city, and an electric nightlife. Public transportation is the way to go.

Pro Tips

landmarks

Where to go

Some distinctive treasures include Alcatraz Federal Prison Island, cable cars (the only National Historic Monument that can move), the Ferry Building, Coit Tower, the Palace of Fine Arts and of course Alamo Square, home of the famous Painted Ladies, filmed for the opening montage of the popular 90's sitcom "Full House".

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What to wear

Mark Twain wasn't kidding when he said the "coldest winter he ever spent was a summer in San Francisco." With its proximity to the water, this city can be chilly. While it can be hard to escape the fog in the summer, its an essential part of the city's beauty and mystique. The weather is ridiculously glorious in the fall, particularly in September and October. One thing to keep in mind is that it is significantly less balmy west of Divisadero Street, so there is a difference between living on the western and eastern sides of the city. The warmest patch of the city is the Mission; prepare yourself for the fog in the Sunset.

transportation

How to get around

San Francisco is a fairly easy city to navigate. While there are myriad methods of transportation in this city, the "in" way to get around is by bike. Parking in San Francisco can be a pain, so many people will get around using the BART underground train system or the MUNI bus. The Caltrain (located at 4th and King St.) is a quick and easy way to commute to Silicon Valley, but if you're going to have a car it is a good idea to rent in southeast of the city so that you can access the freeway easily. The ferry is an excellent option if you want to explore other parts of the Bay Area.

Meet the neighbors near San Francisco, CA

We currently have 4,265 Houses and Apartments for Rent across all neighborhoods in San Francisco, CA. San Francisco rent prices vary across neighborhoods from SOMA to Treasure Island-Yerba Buena Island. Overall, 53 of residents are renters, and 35% have a Bachelor's degree. 56% drive their car to work, 35% take public transportation, and 3% walk. Before making your move, learn more about renting in each neighborhood, and San Francisco itself.
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Studio - 2 Beds
1 - 2 Baths
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950 Franklin
Civic Center ·
phone
(415) 876-5598
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$4,500
2 Beds
2 Baths
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50 Lansing St #302, San Francisco, 94105
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$2,785+
Studio - 3 Beds
1 - 3 Baths
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Modera Rincon Hill
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+15
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(650) 761-4361
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$1,095
3 Beds
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1111 Green St San Francisco, CA 94109
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$1,495+
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1 - 2 Baths
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1369 Hyde
Nob Hill ·
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(415) 534-3778
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1 Bath
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814 California
Nob Hill ·
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(650) 392-3975
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845 Pine
Downtown ·
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(650) 392-3974
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685 Geary
Downtown ·
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(415) 625-5138
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1 Bath
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925 Geary
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(628) 246-0298
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Frequently asked questions about San Francisco, CA

How many apartments are available?
As of May 7, 2021 there are 4265 apartments available for rent in San Francisco, CA.
What is the average rent for a studio in San Francisco, CA?
The average rent for a studio in San Francisco, CA is $1,895.
What is the average rent for a 1-bedroom apartment in San Francisco, CA?
The average rent for a 1-bedroom apartment in San Francisco, CA is $2,600.
What is the average rent for a 2-bedroom apartment in San Francisco, CA?
The average rent for a 2-bedroom apartment in San Francisco, CA is $3,550.
What is the average rent for a 3-bedroom apartment in San Francisco, CA?
The average rent for a 3-bedroom apartment in San Francisco, CA is $4,295.
What is the average rent for a 4-bedroom apartment in San Francisco, CA?
The average rent for a 4-bedroom apartment in San Francisco, CA is $5,200.
How much do you need to earn to live in San Francisco, CA?
Based on average rent prices in San Francisco, CA, for a studio you would need a yearly salary of $75,800 to live comfortably.

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What are the most popular neighborhoods in San Francisco?
The most popular neighborhood in San Francisco is SOMA where we have 358 listings. Next is Downtown, where we have 351 listings, followed by Mission with 279 places.
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