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San Francisco State University

San Franscisco State University is an average sized university, offering one of the country's largest ranges of different degrees programs. There are 117 areas of study for undergraduates, 96 for masters and 34 certificate programs.

This wonderfully diverse city is a place where you can go from museums to mountains, from nightclubs to quiet night time walks. The city is the fourth most populous in California, and while it is completely different to New York in the opposite corner of the country, it is no less a cultural center.

Strolling around San Fran

The area of San Francisco immediately surrounding SFSU is considered quite walkable, with a score of 75 out of 100. You have limited choice in most amenities within a short quarter mile walk, and whatever you can't reach on foot (it is a very hilly city!) is served by public transit. The Municipal Railway operates streetcars, a metro, buses and cable cars, and there are also regional trains services with BART for the Bay area and Caltrain to San Jose.

Left Coast Living - San Fran Neighborhoods

If you're looking for a neighborhood close to school for your apartment rental, Ingleside Heights, Merced Heights and Saint Francis Wood are some of the neighborhoods immediately surrounding SFSU. Saint Francis Wood will be out of the reach of many students (unless you're a Hollywood actor by day!) - Ingleside Heights and Merced Heights are more affordable and not too population-dense.

There are plenty of events in these neighborhoods in San Francisco, including the Spectrum Festival for party people, film festivals, folk festivals and outdoor concerts.

Apartments in Short Supply

San Francisco is a large city, however with few apartments in close proximity to your school. A car will extend your housing and rental options greatly, especially considering that the cheapest apartments in the same postcode as SFSU start at $900 per month!

San Fran City Life - Eating and Drinking

We mentioned that San Francisco is a US center of culture - and two of the things that help truly define culture are dining and nightlife. For better nightlife diversity, you'll want to head northeast into the center of San Francisco, but for a quick drink and a relaxing hour after school try The Dubliner or The Pub and Depot. Ambrosia Bakery and Nordstrom Café offer you delectable dining right near school, and a welcome change from boiled noodles!


Average Apartment Rent in San Francisco

# Bedrooms Feb Jan Dec 3 Month % change
Studio $3,103 $3,054 $3,030 2.4%
1 Bed $3,344 $3,217 $3,296 1.5%
2 Bed $2,323 $1,883 $1,931 20.3%
3 Bed $1,093 $756 $989 10.5%

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Lakewood Apartments

Lakewood Apartments

San Francisco, California, 94132

Studio/1 Bedroom$1,699 - $2,186

2 Bedrooms$2,800 - $3,038

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San Francisco, California, 94132

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$4500 One bedroom in San Francisco-8683 23rd Ave

$4500 One bedroom in San Francisco-8683 23rd Ave

San Francisco, California, 94132

1 Bedroom$4,500

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$6800 5 bedroom in 55 Rossmoor Dr

$6800 5 bedroom in 55 Rossmoor Dr

San Francisco, California, 94132

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$2435 One bedroom in San Francisco-50 Chumasero Drive

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  • What neighborhoods in San Francisco are good for eating out?

    San Francisco is chock-full of fabulous eating establishments. Known as "El Corazon de la Misione", the Mission: 24th Street district is a historic, tree-lined neighborhood with one-of-a-kind shops and restaurants. With their own homemade tortilla chips and salsa and slow-roasted pork, Casa Sanchez is a Mission favorite, serving up scrumptious Mexican classics like burritos and enchiladas. North Beach is commonly referred to as San Francisco's "Little Italy" with a plethora of Italian ristorantes, cafes, and delicatessens. Enjoy the candlelit ambience and mouth-watering dinner souffles of Cafe Jacqueline, located in North Beach. Choose from asparagus, spinach, or lobster, each with a cheese base, and don't forget to order one of their heavenly sugar-dusted souffles for dessert!

  • where is the best place to live in san francisco, california for a family of 5?

    Families live all over San Francisco, though the quieter neighborhoods include Pacific Heights, Noe Valley, the Marina, the Richmond, the Sunset and Cole Valley. Avoid the Tenderloin, the Haight and Western Addition.

  • What are the safest neighborhoods in San Francisco for families to get an apartment?

    There are several nice and secure neighborhoods for families such as the Richmond, the Sunset, Noe Valley, and Pacific Heights. Especially, according to crime rates, outer Richmond and bottom of the Sunset are the safest areas in San Francisco. Both the Sunset and Richmond are on the west side of the city, and border Golden Gate Park

  • My husband and I are relocating to the Bay Area in Aug. Want to live in a safe neighborhood close to BART because we will only have 1 car. Is the Panhandle viable for safety and decent rents?

    The Panhandle is kind of far from the closest BART stations, though you could take a bus to the BART, which would take about 20 minutes. The panhandle is a really safe area to live, it is close to Golden Gate Park, the Upper Haight and the Alamo Sqaure district. There are many eucalyptus trees around there so it smells good, too. That area is getting to the western part of the city and away from BART. Some other safe areas near BART would be Noe Valley, the Castro, and parts of the Mission, such as on Dolores Street.

  • How is the public transportation system in San Francisco?

    Excellent. San Francisco is served by the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA). The mix of buses, MUNI (the subway system), and BART (the commuter rail)--and even trolleys and cable cars--can get you virtually anywhere in the city you need to go. The only catch is that you might need to wait some time if your trip requires a transfer. The easiest way to determine the best route to get from Point A to Point B is by visiting and typing in your starting point and destination.

  • What's a good neighborhood for families in San Francisco?

    Noe Valley is a good neighborhood for families in San Francisco. With quaint shops and restaurants along 24th St, Noe Valley's main drag, there's certainly enough to do when taking a stroll, but there are many quiet residential areas tucked away on side streets. With many other families also living in this neighborhood, its community-centric mentality makes for a solid family atmosphere with plenty of playmates for your children. Located between Twin Peaks and Bernal Heights and not too far from Golden Gate Park, this area is also conducive to playing outdoors with kids. The Noe Valley Farmers' Market is held every Saturday from 8 am to 1 pm.

  • what are the best neighborhoods for a young professional woman working in the financial district to live in

    Popular neighborhoods that offer an easy commute to the Financial District, in order of proximity to downtown, are Nob and Russian Hills, North Beach, the Mission, SOMA, Hayes Valley, Lower Haight, Alamo Square and the Marina. All those neighborhoods have bus lines running through them regularly and all have younger renters and active nightlifes. Nob and Russian Hill are a bit quieter and rely on Polk street for commerce, North Beach can be touristy and crowded, but it is easy to walk downtown and there is plenty to do after work, the Mission is a trendy neighborhood with a lively nightlife, SOMA is less of a neighborhood and more of an area with big apartment complexes and Hayes Valley, the Lower Haight and Alamo Square are all a bit west of downtown, but are very popular places to live.

  • Are there local sporting events in San Francisco?

    Yes. In fact, San Francisco is home to several professional and collegiate sports teams. On the professional level, the San Francisco 49ers of the NFL play at Candlestick Park, and MLB's San Francisco Giants play at AT&T Park, which opened in 2000. San Francisco's sports teams of various universities also enjoy a large fan base, including the University of San Francisco Dons, the San Francisco State Gators, and the Academy of Art University Urban Knights. Nearby Oakland is also home to various professional teams, including the Oakland Athletics of the MLB, the Golden State Warriors of the NBA, and the Oakland Raiders of the NFL.

  • Does San Francisco have a good school system?

    San Francisco has quite a good school system relative to the rest of the state, but it is sub par when compared to the rest of the country. Public education is provided by the San Francisco Unified School District. With 118 schools serving over 55,000 students, this district was rated better than 63.4 percent of school districts in California, but only 35.6 percent of school districts in the United States. There are, however, many private schools in the area.

  • I am trying to help my daughter find an affrdbl apt in S.F. So far its been slim pickings with no luck.She is looking for a 2 bdrm.Can someone give me some tips and point me in the right direction?

    Hi! San Francisco can be a frustrating rental market, but check out these 2-bedroom properties we found: If price is an issue, you can also check our affordable apartment listings for San Francisco here: Hope some of those work for you, and let us know if you need any help using the site!