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It's Rental Heatmap time! Finding a rental in this town can be one of the more painful experiences, and right now supply is low and demand is incredibly high. Sick of attending packed open houses? Done pursuing Craigslist only to find that your dream apartment's already been rented? Or worse, it's a scam? Then consider renting a unit in one of these 16 apartment complexes/communities. All are either brand spankin' new and ready for your arrival or often have availability simply based on the sheer number of units in the building. See any vital omissions? Do tell us in the comments or tipline.

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1. NEMA

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14th 10th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

The biggest and perhaps most talked about rental building right now is Nema, the massive 754-unit apartment complex in Mid-Market. Studios start at a mind-numbing $2,300 per month. Building amenities include roof terraces, solariums, an outdoor saline pool, Wi-Fi coverage, and a valet who you can text to fetch your vehicle.

2. Lofts @ 7

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277 Golden Gate Ave
San Francisco, CA 94102

The Lofts at Seven has 88 apartments ranging from 275-square-foot studios to 860-square-foot lofts. Currently all the studios are leased, but you can still get a loft starting at $2,295 per month.

3. Venn

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1844 Market St
San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 701-8366
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This 113-unit rental project should be ready for occupancy by January of next year, but one bedrooms will start at $2900, two bedrooms will start at $3625, and two bedrooms will start at $4950. Floor plans this way.

4. 38 Dolores

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38 Dolores Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

38 Dolores is an 81-unit luxury rental building, and by "luxury" we mean "there's a butterfly habitat on the roof and a Whole Foods on the ground floor." One bedrooms start at $2950 and three bedrooms can be rented for a jaw-dropping $8100.

5. Etta

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1285 Sutter St
San Francisco, CA 94109

This 107-unit, 13-story building has sustainable features and amenities like online concierge services, green cleaning supplies, bike parking, and access to fitness trainers. Studios start at $2950, 1-bedrooms start at $3250, and two bedrooms start at $4000.

965 Sutter St
San Francisco, CA

"The new apartment living space that lets you live like you want — awesome. Inspired by the 'hood, powered by the residents." So there's that. AVA is definitely marketed to the young, hip, and alternative professional crowd. Building amenities include a fitness center, "outdoor chill space with lava heat," grill and picnic area, dog run on site, and assigned parking. There's also "Wi-Fi in chill spaces." There are no studios available right now, but one bedrooms start at $2845 and two bedrooms at $3840.

7. Vara

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1600 15th St
San Francisco, CA 94103

This 202-unit building is a mix of studio, 1-, 2- and 3-bedroom apartments. Building amenities include an interior courtyard, fitness center, and "tech room for getting work done." Units start at $2875 for a studio and go u pro $4830 for a three bedroom.

8. Potrero Launch

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2235 3rd St
San Francisco, CA 94107

Potrero Launch is compromised of two historic brick warehouses and two new buildings. Amenities include concierge services, on-site childcare, roof deck, spa, and and open-air Zen garden. Studios start at $2375, one bedrooms at $2925, and two bedrooms at $4025.

9. Edgewater

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355 Berry St
San Francisco, CA 94158

Edgewater is marketed to commuters, as it's very close to the 101 and 280, as well and CalTrain and Muni stations. Inventory's really low, but one bedrooms start at $3,000.

10. Ashton

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301 Executive Park Blvd
San Francisco, CA 94134
(866) 373-4550
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This LEED certified building is way the hell out there, which can be a good thing if you work on the peninsula. Building amenities include a fitness center and an outdoor fire pit lounge. One bedrooms start (based on current availability) at $2,686.

11. Strata

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555 Mission Rock St
San Francisco, CA 94158
(866) 678-3468
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Strata has 1- and 2-bedroom apartments available as well as townhouse residences. Each unit has in-unit laundry, a real perk. There's a 20,000 square foot outdoor courtyard and many more amenities. One bedrooms will run you around $3000.

12. Eaves

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5285 Diamond Heights Boulevard
San Francisco, CA 94131

Eaves touts itself as a place "where sensible apartment living meets a sensible cost of living." Right now one bedrooms start at $2470 and two bedrooms start at $3690. Community amenities include billiard tables, fitness center, BBQ and picnic area, concierge services, heated outdoor swimming pool and some saunas.

13. Tower 737

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737 Post St.
San Francisco, CA 94109
(415) 771-7784
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This building has great amenities like a fitness center and a courtyard with a fire pit. Studios start at $1954, 1-bedrooms at $3229, and two bedrooms at $3838.

14. Paramount

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680 Mission St
San Francisco, CA 94105

We used to think this 43-story luxury rental building had the highest pricing for rentals, but now it just seems par for the course. Right now there are only one bedrooms available, and they start at $3495. Building amenities include a state-of-the-art health and fitness center, outdoor heated pool, landscaped sun terrace, yoga studio and more.

15. Avalon Ocean Avenue

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1200 Ocean Ave
San Francisco, CA 94112
(415) 334-6050
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A Whole Foods is in the building's ground floor retail space, but these apartments won't cost as much as 43 Dolores. No studios are currently available, but one bedrooms start at $2575 and two bedrooms start at $3370.

16. Argenta

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1 Polk St
San Francisco, CA 94102

Alright, well. Argenta's slogan is "Center Yourself." Perhaps it has something to do with it's central location? "Be in the center of where the big decision are made, milestones are celebrated and where the arts are taken to new heights." Ah, there it is. This is because of the building's close proximity to City Hall, UN Plaza and the Opera House. It's a 20-story building. One bedrooms start at $32,18 and two bedrooms start at $5274.

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1. NEMA

14th 10th Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

The biggest and perhaps most talked about rental building right now is Nema, the massive 754-unit apartment complex in Mid-Market. Studios start at a mind-numbing $2,300 per month. Building amenities include roof terraces, solariums, an outdoor saline pool, Wi-Fi coverage, and a valet who you can text to fetch your vehicle.

14th 10th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

2. Lofts @ 7

277 Golden Gate Ave, San Francisco, CA 94102

The Lofts at Seven has 88 apartments ranging from 275-square-foot studios to 860-square-foot lofts. Currently all the studios are leased, but you can still get a loft starting at $2,295 per month.

277 Golden Gate Ave
San Francisco, CA 94102

3. Venn

1844 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94102

This 113-unit rental project should be ready for occupancy by January of next year, but one bedrooms will start at $2900, two bedrooms will start at $3625, and two bedrooms will start at $4950. Floor plans this way.

1844 Market St
San Francisco, CA 94102

4. 38 Dolores

38 Dolores Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

38 Dolores is an 81-unit luxury rental building, and by "luxury" we mean "there's a butterfly habitat on the roof and a Whole Foods on the ground floor." One bedrooms start at $2950 and three bedrooms can be rented for a jaw-dropping $8100.

38 Dolores Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

5. Etta

1285 Sutter St, San Francisco, CA 94109

This 107-unit, 13-story building has sustainable features and amenities like online concierge services, green cleaning supplies, bike parking, and access to fitness trainers. Studios start at $2950, 1-bedrooms start at $3250, and two bedrooms start at $4000.

1285 Sutter St
San Francisco, CA 94109

6. Ava

965 Sutter St, San Francisco, CA

"The new apartment living space that lets you live like you want — awesome. Inspired by the 'hood, powered by the residents." So there's that. AVA is definitely marketed to the young, hip, and alternative professional crowd. Building amenities include a fitness center, "outdoor chill space with lava heat," grill and picnic area, dog run on site, and assigned parking. There's also "Wi-Fi in chill spaces." There are no studios available right now, but one bedrooms start at $2845 and two bedrooms at $3840.

965 Sutter St
San Francisco, CA

7. Vara

1600 15th St, San Francisco, CA 94103

This 202-unit building is a mix of studio, 1-, 2- and 3-bedroom apartments. Building amenities include an interior courtyard, fitness center, and "tech room for getting work done." Units start at $2875 for a studio and go u pro $4830 for a three bedroom.

1600 15th St
San Francisco, CA 94103

8. Potrero Launch

2235 3rd St, San Francisco, CA 94107

Potrero Launch is compromised of two historic brick warehouses and two new buildings. Amenities include concierge services, on-site childcare, roof deck, spa, and and open-air Zen garden. Studios start at $2375, one bedrooms at $2925, and two bedrooms at $4025.

2235 3rd St
San Francisco, CA 94107

9. Edgewater

355 Berry St, San Francisco, CA 94158

Edgewater is marketed to commuters, as it's very close to the 101 and 280, as well and CalTrain and Muni stations. Inventory's really low, but one bedrooms start at $3,000.

355 Berry St
San Francisco, CA 94158

10. Ashton

301 Executive Park Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94134

This LEED certified building is way the hell out there, which can be a good thing if you work on the peninsula. Building amenities include a fitness center and an outdoor fire pit lounge. One bedrooms start (based on current availability) at $2,686.

301 Executive Park Blvd
San Francisco, CA 94134

11. Strata

555 Mission Rock St, San Francisco, CA 94158

Strata has 1- and 2-bedroom apartments available as well as townhouse residences. Each unit has in-unit laundry, a real perk. There's a 20,000 square foot outdoor courtyard and many more amenities. One bedrooms will run you around $3000.

555 Mission Rock St
San Francisco, CA 94158

12. Eaves

5285 Diamond Heights Boulevard, San Francisco, CA 94131

Eaves touts itself as a place "where sensible apartment living meets a sensible cost of living." Right now one bedrooms start at $2470 and two bedrooms start at $3690. Community amenities include billiard tables, fitness center, BBQ and picnic area, concierge services, heated outdoor swimming pool and some saunas.

5285 Diamond Heights Boulevard
San Francisco, CA 94131

13. Tower 737

737 Post St., San Francisco, CA 94109

This building has great amenities like a fitness center and a courtyard with a fire pit. Studios start at $1954, 1-bedrooms at $3229, and two bedrooms at $3838.

737 Post St.
San Francisco, CA 94109

14. Paramount

680 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94105

We used to think this 43-story luxury rental building had the highest pricing for rentals, but now it just seems par for the course. Right now there are only one bedrooms available, and they start at $3495. Building amenities include a state-of-the-art health and fitness center, outdoor heated pool, landscaped sun terrace, yoga studio and more.

680 Mission St
San Francisco, CA 94105

15. Avalon Ocean Avenue

1200 Ocean Ave, San Francisco, CA 94112

A Whole Foods is in the building's ground floor retail space, but these apartments won't cost as much as 43 Dolores. No studios are currently available, but one bedrooms start at $2575 and two bedrooms start at $3370.

1200 Ocean Ave
San Francisco, CA 94112

16. Argenta

1 Polk St, San Francisco, CA 94102

Alright, well. Argenta's slogan is "Center Yourself." Perhaps it has something to do with it's central location? "Be in the center of where the big decision are made, milestones are celebrated and where the arts are taken to new heights." Ah, there it is. This is because of the building's close proximity to City Hall, UN Plaza and the Opera House. It's a 20-story building. One bedrooms start at $32,18 and two bedrooms start at $5274.

1 Polk St
San Francisco, CA 94102