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Apartment List releases report on SF rent trends in September

Despite monthly decline, metro's annual trends show healthy growth
  • San Francisco rents were 3.2 percent higher in September than they were last year but decreased 0.1 percent monthly.
  • Unsurprisingly, San Francisco's median rent was highest in the metro. Right behind was Redwood City.
  • Pleasanton had the fastest-growing rents in the metro last month.

Apartment List released its latest rent report for San Francisco, finding rents here decreased by 0.1 percent over the past month.

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San Francisco rents were 3.2 percent higher in September than they were last year but decreased 0.1 percent monthly. Median rent prices here were $4,770 for a two-bedroom and $3,500 for a one-bedroom last month.

Most expensive city in the metro

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Unsurprisingly, San Francisco took the cake for most expensive rents in the metro. Right behind was Redwood City, with median rents at $3,550 for a two-bedroom and $2,920 for a one-bedroom. Berkeley was sixth most expensive, with two-bedroom rents at $2,920.

Fastest growing rents in the metro

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With rents 6.7 percent higher than last year, Pleasanton was the city with the fastest-growing rents in the metro last month. Median rent prices here were at $2,510 for a two-bedroom and $2,220 for a one-bedroom.

 

For methodology and data for other cities in the San Francisco metro, see Apartment List’s full report.

Yuki Graviet Knapp is a Content Marketing Associate with the Growth Team at Apartment List and is a resident of the Bay Area.