When moving to the Bay area, you’re faced with a big question: Should I live in San Francisco or Oakland? It’s no secret San Francisco is one of the most expensive cities to live in—but does that same hold true for its sister across the Bay?
It’s no secret that the San Francisco rental market has changed dramatically over the past couple of years. Previously rundown neighborhoods are now local hotspots, rent has skyrocketed, and securing an apartment in San Francisco is like being on an episode of Survivor. Whether you’re just moving to the city or have been in San Francisco for a while, there’s no way to slice it— moving to and securing an apartment in San Francisco is going to be tough. In this survival of the fittest situation, a few savvy tips will help you claim a spot at the top of the rental market and secure a San Francisco apartment you can feel good coming home to.