What $2,200 in rent gets you in three different S.F. neighborhoods

A Chronicle analysis of U.S. Postal Service data has pinpointed the neighborhoods in San Francisco that experienced the biggest exoduses during the pandemic. The 94108 ZIP code — the densest area in San Francisco, including parts of Chinatown and Nob Hill — saw departures increase by almost 620%, according to The Chronicle’s reporting.

Similarly, the ZIP code 94123, which includes Cow Hollow and the Marina neighborhoods, saw departures increase by about 150%.

So, what type of apartment can you get now, as the city begins to reopen and rents start to edge up? We took a look at three popular neighborhoods that also appear to have seen a lot of departures during the pandemic: Nob Hill, the Marina and the Mission District.

Recent data shows that the median rent for a San Francisco one-bedroom is $2,082 per month. But a recent search of Zillow apartment listings showed that, in these popular neighborhoods, one-bedrooms at that median price point may not be easy to find.

Here are three listings — mostly representative of what’s available at the below-$2,200 price point — that we found.


Nob Hill

565 Washington St., #10

Rent: $2,050

Size: 511 square feet

Parking: None

Amenities: Renovated kitchen, dishwasher, walk-in-closet, bay windows, pets allowed

Cons: Smaller footprint

 What $2,200 in rent gets you in three different S.F. neighborhoods

565 Washington Street, Apt. 1

Structure Properties, Inc.

This one-bedroom in Nob Hill is slightly above average for its price point but appears to be fairly typical for what you can get at the one-bedroom level in the neighborhood right now. The apartment itself has been updated, and is a five-minute walk away from Grace Cathedral and Huntington Park. It’s also just a couple blocks away from Trader Joe’s and CVS. According to Zillow’s rent “Zestimate” history, which estimates what a unit’s rent would have been in the past, it looks like the rent on this apartment has dropped a lot in the past year — in December 2019, it was “Zestimated” at $3,095.

The Marina

3650 Divisadero St., #B

Rent: $2,195

Size: 423 square feet

Parking: None

Amenities: Dishwasher, washer and dryer

Cons: Very small, no pets allowed

 What $2,200 in rent gets you in three different S.F. neighborhoods

3650 Divisadero St.

RentSFNow via Zillow


The square footage of this Marina district apartment could be a deal-breaker for some. It’s shoebox-size, though still loaded with the necessary appliances. For those who want a separate bedroom, instead of a studio, this apartment has one, but it is tiny. Those who live ascetically might be able to make this one work.

Mission District

54 Woodward St. #B

Rent: $2,199

Size: 800 square feet

Parking: None

Amenities: Dishwasher, brand-new water heater, shared patio and laundry, bike storage

Cons: Near the freeway, ground floor unit

 What $2,200 in rent gets you in three different S.F. neighborhoods

54 Woodward St #B

Zillow

Compared to many other one-bedrooms in the Mission District at similar — or higher — price points, this apartment has a decent amount of space at 800 square feet. Though it’s on a quiet side street bordering Duboce Triangle and the edges of SoMa, it’s still a few blocks away from a noisy intersection right by the freeway. But in other ways, it’s rare for the neighborhood, with an eat-in kitchen, access to shared outdoor space, and laundry in the building.

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Annie Vainshtein is a San Francisco Chronicle staff writer. Email: avainshtein@sfchronicle.com Twitter: @annievain

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