Many of San Francisco's newest luxury apartment buildings offer very small spaces with very big amenities. Residents who want to get out of their little apartments have options like rooftop lounges, pools, high-end gyms, and business centers to escape to. With the help of rental website Zumper, we rounded up the 11 smallest units for rent at the buildings with the shiniest, biggest, and best amenities. They range from super-glossy NEMA, where the amenities list seems endless, down to the Park West Apartments in the Inner Sunset, which offers an outdoor pool and a location right next to Golden Gate Park.
↑ NEMA, Mid-Market
Smallest available unit: 1-bath studio, 463 square feet
The skinny: NEMA is probably the best-known luxury rental building thanks to its splashy debut and sky-high prices. The building has too many amenities to count, including a solarium for yoga, two spa treatment rooms, a 7,000-square-foot fitness center, a 60-foot lap pool, and three terraces. There are organized outings to Tahoe and Napa, spin classes, and daily refreshments on offer.
↑ 77 Bluxome, SoMa
Smallest available unit: 1-bath studio, 233 square feet
The skinny: These micro-apartments built in 2007 are truly small, but residents can escape to a courtyard garden with "calming water features" and a rooftop deck with views. There are also electric car charging stations, a fitness center, and Wi-Fi in the lobby.
↑ Arc Light Co. Apartments, South Beach
Smallest available unit: 1-bath studio, 404 square feet
The skinny: With exposed brick walls, floor-to-ceiling windows, and a warehouse feel, these apartments are small but beautiful. Common spaces include a roof deck with grilling and lounge seating and a custom stone and tile spa. The building is pet friendly, but requires a deposit and extra pet rent.
↑ MB360, Mission Bay
Smallest available unit: 1-bath studio, 548 square feet
The skinny: MB360 famously caught on fire during its construction, but the building is now finished and offering up an outdoor pool; a playroom with poker, Ping-Pong, and foosball; outdoor kitchens with barbecues; and a pet bathing station. There's also complimentary Wi-Fi in all common areas.
↑ Avalon, Mission Bay
Smallest available unit: 1-bath studio, 534 square feet
The skinny: Another new Mission Bay building, Avalon has a spa, a basketball court, and a rock-climbing wall. There's a two-level fitness facility with a spin room, a bocce ball court, a resident lounge with billiards and a private courtyard with fireplaces, and an outdoor movie theater. Residents who have bikes have access to bike storage, and those who don't can borrow bikes from the building.
↑ Fox Plaza, Mid-Market
Smallest available unit: 1-bed, 1-bath, 591 square feet
The skinny: Fox Plaza openly targets employees of Twitter, which sits right across Market Street, in their advertising. The building itself has a 24-hour fitness center and a valet dry-cleaning service, while a Starbucks and a post office are conveniently right downstairs. Pets are allowed.
↑ NorthPoint Apartments, North Beach
Smallest available unit: 1-bath studio, 497 square feet
The skinny: This building isn't new, but it has been recently renovated. There's a rare-for-San-Francisco on-site pool, a fitness center, and a business center. Units don't come with laundry, but there is a big laundry room in the building.
↑ Avalon Hayes Valley
Smallest available unit: 1-bath studio, 477 square feet
The skinny: Rents at the brand-new Avalon building on Octavia Street are rather eye popping, with the priciest studio asking $3,760. The apartments manage to squeeze both laundry and walk-in closets into their small spaces. There's also a fitness center and landscaped rooftop terraces with barbecues for residents to enjoy, as well as a pet spa, outdoor flatscreen televisions, and bike rentals.
↑ Venue, Mission Bay
Smallest available unit: 1-bath studio, 552 square feet
The skinny: Renters at Venue are offered a host of amenities, from a clubhouse for parties to a private conference room for meetings. There is a courtyard with grills and fireplaces, plus a fitness center, free cooking classes, free continental breakfast every Friday, and resident mixers each month.
↑ Park West Apartments, Inner Sunset
Smallest available unit: 1-bath studio, 476 square feet
The skinny: The Inner Sunset boasts fewer amenity buildings than most other neighborhoods, but Park West on Funston Avenue makes the cut, primarily thanks to its swimming pool (for all of those steamy Inner Sunset summer days?). The location right next to Golden Gate Park is an amenity in itself. Pets are welcome.
↑ Mosso, SoMa
Smallest available unit: 1-bath studio, 410 square feet
The skinny: There are the expected high-end amenities at the new Mosso building, from dog and bike washes to a rooftop deck with fire pits. There are also EV charging stations, a tech room, a fitness center, and a solarium. For those who want to hold meetings at home, an outdoor workspace and meeting area is on offer. · Zumper [Official Site]
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