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    • Bedrooms:3 Bed
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    Lovely San Francisco, 3 bed, 1 bath

    The Presidio features 21 distinctive neighborhoods located near forest groves, trails and waterfront paths, fragrant Eucalyptus trees, a golf course, and the beach. There is a wide variety of housing styles and sizes from which to choose. Homes include apartments and townhouses as well as historic single-family homes and duplexes. The Presidio's…

    Presidio Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94129

    • Available:Now
    • Rent:Call
    • Bedrooms:1 Bed
    • Bathrooms:1 Bath
    • Pets:Pet OK
    • Area:522

    Lovely San Francisco, 1 bed, 1 bath

    Rincon: : luxurious Apartments in Downtown San Francisco What makes Rincon luxurious Apartments a great to live We re happy you asked. Our studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom luxurious apartments for rent in downtown San Francisco are designed for the ultimate in excellence and comfort. Due to the unique shape of Rincon, each apartment has a…

    Howard St, San Francisco, CA 94105

    • Available:Now
    • Rent:Call
    • Bedrooms:1 Bed
    • Bathrooms:1 Bath
    • Pets:Pet OK
    • Area:680

    BEAUTIFULLY RENOVATED 1920'S SPANISH REVIVAL

    SPACIOUS TWO BEDROOMS & THREE LARGE CLOSETS! This beautiful RENT CONTROLLED building has COMPLETELY New Electric Wiring, Plumbing, Kitchen with brand new high end cabinetry, granite counter tops & stainless steel appliances. Every modern convenience has been updated but we insisted on keeping the charm of the era. Original crown moldings, french…

    McAllister, San Francisco, CA 94115

    • Available:05/29/2015
    • Rent:$1,350/mo
    • Bedrooms:Studio
    • Bathrooms:1 Bath
    • Pets:No Pets
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    Jackson+St,San+Francisco,CA,94109

    / 1Ba, apartment laundry in building, no smoking. Parking Available

    Small studio in a great location near pub and downtown, on Jackson and Levenworth. Bamboo flooring. Kitchen with lots of cabinet space Laundry room in the building, No smoking, no pets. Plenty of natural light. Showing Sunday, at 2:…

    Jackson St, San Francisco, CA 94109

    • Available:Now
    • Rent:$1,395/mo
    • Bedrooms:Studio
    • Bathrooms:1 Bath
    • Pets:Pet OK
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    1395 Ground floor studio, hardwood, PGE and water and garbage inc

    apartment no smoking, cats are OK - . Ground floor studio apartment. Hardwood floors. Gas kitchen. Water, garbage and PGE inc. Cat OK with pet deposit. No Smoking, no dogs.…

    San Bruno Ave at Silliman, San Francisco, CA 94134

    • Available:Now
    • Rent:$1,400/mo
    • Bedrooms:1 Bed
    • Bathrooms:1 Bath
    • Pets:Call
    • Area:560
    Baden+Ave,South+San+Francisco,CA,94080

    South San Francisco Value. Parking Available

    Welcome to Plaza - a senior community for persons 62 and older - combining high standards of quality living with affordable, spacious, and convenient homes. Preservation of the architectural past is reflected in the Northern Italian Renaissance style of the main buildings and gracious courtyards. The Baden Bungalow, the oldest school structure in…

    Baden Ave, South San Francisco, CA 94080

    • Available:06/01/2015
    • Rent:$1,450/mo
    • Bedrooms:Studio
    • Bathrooms:1 Bath
    • Pets:Pet OK
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    1450 Great Garden Studio With Parking Included Across From Fort Mason Cozy

    / 1Ba, apartment Great garden studio across from Fort Mason. Studio sits on ground floor in 12 unit well maintained apartment building in. all utilities included Pets negotiable Call Ross Studio is private and quiet looks out at amazing garden and…

    Bay, San Francisco, CA 94123

    • Available:Now
    • Rent:$1,450/mo
    • Bedrooms:Studio
    • Bathrooms:1 Bath
    • Pets:Call
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    Apartment for rent in San Francisco

    Newly remodeled - 1 bathroom studio. Fresh interior paints, hardwood floors throughout, in-building washer & dryer. Refrigerator. Annually.. Close to dining and shops, bright, gas stove, trash…

    Girard St, San Francisco, CA 94134

    • Available:06/15/2015
    • Rent:$1,550/mo
    • Bedrooms:Studio
    • Bathrooms:1 Bath
    • Pets:No Pets
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    1550 NEWLY REMODELED STUDIO NEAR BEACH/GOLDEN GATE PARK Utilities included

    apartment Beach side living San Francisco Style! Just a few blocks to Ocean Beach for runs, walks, surfing or playing in the sand. This spacious studio has been remodeled with top-quality finishes. Ready to move in, 2015, Brand New Hardwood floors; New Double Pane window; Wall Heater; Brand New gourmet granite kitchen with built in cabinets; Tile…

    48th at judah St, San Francisco, CA 94122

    • Available:06/19/2015
    • Rent:$1,550/mo
    • Bedrooms:Studio
    • Bathrooms:1 Bath
    • Pets:No Pets
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    Pine+St+at+Taylor,San+Francisco,CA,94108

    / 1Ba, apartment laundry in building, street parking, no smoking

    I have an efficiency studio for rent in Nob Hill. This will suit someone who does not cook. It does not have a kitchen. It has hardwood floors, bathroom, bay window, and gets sun most of the day. It would be perfect for someone working downtown, or in the Financial sector. Laundry facilities are in the building. The rent per month will be $1,550.…

    Pine St at Taylor, San Francisco, CA 94108

The Real Facts about San Francisco

Availability:  Walk into any San Francisco neighborhood and you will find yourself surrounded by old brick apartment buildings that fairly reek of character, interspersed with stately Victorian mansions and houses.  It might seem to most prospective renters that there is a glut of available housing to choose from, but this is not the case.  The fact remains that San Francisco is one of the most desirable places to live in and San Francisco rental housing is a tight market with a very small inventory.  So while you might have a long wish list of features and amenities that you want for your dream apartment, you will most likely have to curtail that list significantly in order to find a San Francisco rental that is available and affordable.

Price:  Affordability is, of course, the most important factor on any prospective renter's list and unfortunately, San Francisco has the dubious distinction of having perhaps the highest cost of living in the country.  So keep that in mind when hunting for your San Francisco apartment, but don't let it unduly discourage you.  If you are willing to be flexible about the neighborhood you want to live in and certain amenities, (for instance, you are willing to make do with a 2 bedroom, 1 bath instead of a 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath apartment), you can find a number of San Francisco rental housing options that will work for you.

Process:  The San Francisco rental housing market works at a blinding speed.  Due to the high demand and the lack of a large citywide rental inventory, those apartments that are available tend to go quickly, sometimes within the space of a couple of days.  So be prepared to act quickly – dillydallying about whether or not you really like a certain apartment will get you nowhere.  The chances are very good that by the time you make up your mind, the apartment will be gone.  Also go to any apartment viewing with all of your personal and financial documentation readily available.  This includes your employment letter, a few pay stubs, two forms of state or government issued ID and a credit report if you have one.  The point is to apply for an apartment you like on the spot, before it gets rented away to someone else.

Time:  Finding and securing San Francisco rentals can be very time consuming, not only because of the time you have to put in to looking at apartments, but also because of the fact that at least a few of the apartments you like will be rented away before you even get a chance to put in an application, leaving you to start from square one all over again.  At times, there will be nothing available that meets your requirements, so you will be stuck waiting weeks or even months for something to open up.  That is why when looking for San Francisco rentals it is important to keep an open mind about the type of apartment that will work for you so that you don't have to wait forever to find your home.

Insurance:  For anyone interested in San Francisco rental housing, it is important to remember that San Francisco straddles a major fault line and has been the site of several major, devastating earthquakes over the years.  For this reason, a lot of landlords require renters to take out a comprehensive renter's insurance policy that offers earthquake coverage as well.  A lot of San Francisco apartment buildings and homes are earthquake proofed, but it never hurts to make sure that you are covered in case of a massive tectonic event, which is unfortunately more probable than possible in San Francisco.