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July 21, 2013

Charles asks…

Which places have the cheapest rent (for 1 bed room apartment) in San Francisco Bay Area?

Please let me know the names of a few cities in order of average price.
Thank you for your help in advance.

Administrator answers:

The cheapest rents would be RIchmond, Oakland and San Leandro. Not safe, but cheap.

Lizzie asks…

is it cheaper to rent an apartment in san francisco or in palm springs?

Administrator answers:

Palm Springs will be about 30% of the rent in SF.

Donald asks…

What is the cheapest neighborhood in San Francisco?

I am looking for an apartment while I go to College (SFSU). But San Francisco is an ridiculously expensive place to live and I don’t have enough time to commute ( I live 5 hours away ). And the doorm’s are filled.

So where is the cheapest place to live in SF? Thanks!

Administrator answers:

Here is a list of places renting in San Francisco, ranging from $500 to $750.


Good luck.

Ken asks…

Where should I rent an apartment in San Francisco?

I plan on moving out there some time between June and September from Chicago. I am looking for relatively cheap (less than $600 per person), dog-friendly housing with parking near by. What are some neighborhoods to check out? Is this possible?
I don’t have to move to the city exactly. I am looking to work for a Vegan or veg restaurant within the city. So, I guess I am hoping to find somewhere to live with less than a 30 min commute.

Administrator answers:

I echo the responses that say you will have a hard time finding housing for $600 per month. You can do it but you will have to have roommates. A good way to get some idea of what to expect and even search for housing is the housing section of Craig’s list.

Nobody has really answered what neighborhoods so here is my shot.

SF for the most part is a very safe city. You can live almost anywhere safely with the exception of certain areas on the South East side of the city. Hunters point is notoriously violent.

I would not advise living in Chinatown simply because it is INCREDIBLY crowded.

The Tenderloin can be unsafe, but it is a neighborhood just like any other place. (There are a lot of families with kids [10,000 kids under the age of 10] in the “loin”.

The further you are away from the center of the city the more you will pay. And living and working in the Richmond or Sunset means on average a 1 hour + commute on public transportation.

The Western Addition, Mission, and the areas around Golden Gate Park’s Panhandle, and Bernal Heights, are a good compromise in terms of livability and expense. Since you have a dog the Panhandle area and western addition are particularly good, lots of park space for you and pup to play

Word of advice, get rid of your car [if you have one] parking is expensive, and the city is very easy to navigate via public transport or/in tandem with bicycle.

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