The overall median monthly rental rate for a one bedroom is $2713 in San Francisco, but what does that amount get you outside of the city? In the South Bay, it can get you a spacious single-family home or a townhouse in San Jose. In the East Bay, options are endless if you head past Oakland/Berkeley. If you want to live in Oakland or Berkeley proper, that amount will get you a brand new craftsman home or a very posh one bedroom at Aqua Via in Jack London Square. Options aren't as plentiful on the peninsula, but you can still score a decent two bedroom in a rental community. Head north of the city and your options are pretty much limited to track housing deep in Marin County in places like Cotati and Petaluma. Lets review your options in handy map form.Read More
Mapping What Around $2713/Month Gets You Outside of S.F.
1. 1BR Oakland Hills condo
Oakland, CA 94619
High atop the Oakland Hills and parallel to Merritt College is this 1-bedroom condo with 200 degree views of the Bay. It can be yours for $2700 a month. Laundry's in the unit and pets are allowed.
2. 4BR Single-Family Home
Petaluma, CA 94952
If you head way north you can score this 1,775 square foot four bedroom home in Petaluma. It's being offered for $2750 per month. 1-car parking, one fireplace, and a private patio is included.
3. 2BR in Silicon Valley
Mountain View, CA 94043
This is an ideal apartment if you want to be in the heart of the valley. The 2-bed, 2-bath rents for $2695 per month. No pets. The complex is set in a garden setting, and has an outdoor pool and billiard room.
4. 3BR Tri-Level Townhome
San Jose, CA 95136
This is a tri-level corner unit that has three bedrooms and three bathrooms. It's been offered for $2695 a month. There's also a 2-car car garage. Community amenities include a pool/spa and a picnic area.
5. 3BR Single-Family Home
Berkeley, CA 94703
This 3-bedroom single-family home in Berkeley is seeking $2750 a month. There's a large level garden included, plus laundry.
6. 2BR at Crescent Village
San Jose, CA 95134
A 2-bedroom unit with just over 1,000 square feet can be yours for $2745. The kitchen and bathroom have granite countertops. Community amenities include a 5-acre park, 5 saltwater pools, 4,000 square foot fitness center and more. Dogs and cats are allowed.
7. 2BR Waterfront Apartment
Foster City, CA 94404
This is a 2-bed, 2-bath apartment for rent for $2733.
8. 2BR Apartment in Emeryville
Emeryville, CA 94608
$2725 gets you a 2-bedroom in an Emeryville that clocks in a little over 1,000 square feet. Building amenities include a heated pool, BBQ grills, 24-hour gym, and more. There's a washer/dryer in the unit, and cats are allowed.
9. 2BR Luxury Apartment
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
At 1,088 square feet, this is the largest two bedroom available at The Windsor in Walnut Creek. Each unit has a in-home washer and dryer. If the private balcony isn't enough or you, there's also two shared roof decks. There's a concierge available. Rent's $2685 per month and pets are allowed.