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Anonymous asked in Business & FinanceRenting & Real Estate · 7 years ago

Cheap housing in San Francisco?

Are there cheap/low income apartments in San Francisco?

Would love to live in the city(or at least near!) But certainly cannot afford $600+ in rent.

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  • 7 years ago
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    You will not find anything for $600 a month within 60 miles of San Francisco. MAYBE Stockton, that would be the closest. $600 is not enough for even the worst ghettos in the entire bay area. Even finding a ghetto slum that cheap in Stockton will be tough.

  • 7 years ago

    Haven't you heard that San Francisco is probably the most expensive place to live in the US, next to NEw York City? You cannot find a room for rent in San Francisco, much less a whole apartment, for $600 or less. FOr just a room in a house in San Francisco expect to pay upwards of $1000. In fact $600 for a room is on the low side even in areas outlying San Francisco (Berkeley, Oakland, Fremont, Walnut Creek, San JOse...)...median rent for a room is more like $700. If you cannot afford $600+ in rent then you cannot afford to live in the San Francisco Bay Area.

  • 7 years ago

    You cannot even find a room for rent for 2 people in San Francisco.

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    7 years ago

    You won't find anything for $600 a month.

    Not when a one bedroom loft with 2 bathrooms runs $3800 and the median rent for all apartments is $3400.

    http://www.sfgate.com/realestate/article/Rents-soa...

    Even micro apartments run $1500.

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  • 7 years ago

    possibly but not likely.............however, you can rent --if available--

    a bedroom in a house...........check with student services

    at any college.

    if you volunteer more; age, education, reason for

    wanting to move to SF, etc.

    you can also live for free--depending on your background; by house sitting.

    I used to live S and N and E of SF.

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