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.Read More
Mapping Where to Rent Right This Very Second
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.
Lofts @ 7
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.
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.
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.
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.
"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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Avalon Ocean Avenue
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.
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.