Rent in San Francisco is one of the most expensive in America, so it’s no surprise that many people end up renting a room and living with roommates. However, the wrong roommate can be a nightmare to deal with. That doesn’t mean you have to find someone you know to move in with or that you have to just take a chance. If you’re looking for someone to move in with you or you’re looking for a room to rent and want to start off with a roommate, we can help you find the perfect place.
Many people move to SF to take part of the bustling tech scene, experience the big city life, or just to enjoy everything that San Francisco and the Bay Area has to offer. Living in SF and the Bay Area will allow you to enjoy a variety of parks, wine tasting day trips to Napa and Sonoma Valley, and an abundance of world class restaurants. Ready to move? Make sure you know beforehand just how high rent can be.
While rents in SF have gone down recently due to the pandemic, they are still one of the highest nationwide and expected to go back up. A one-bedroom’s average rent is around $2,650 per month while a two-bedroom can go for $3,495. If you want to live large in neighborhoods like Pac Heights, South Beach, Mission Bay, Marina, Financial District or Cow Hollow expect to pay a lot. An average two-bedroom apartment in those areas will go for ~$4,000 or more. More affordable neighborhoods with an average rent of under $3,500 for a two-bedroom include The Mission, Castro, Outer Sunset or Laurel Heights. For more affordable apartments, look to live in neighborhoods like Outer Richmond, Tenderloin, Central Sunset, or Excelsior. You’ll be able to rent a room and split the rent of under $3,000 with a roommate.
Stepping outside of SF itself can lower the cost of rent, but depending where it might not be a lot. In Silicon Valley rent ranges from $2,200 to $2,500 for a one-bedroom, in places like Cupertino, Palo Alto, Menlo Park and San Jose. You may also consider living in the East Bay area, in Oakland, Hayward, Almeda, or Union City where the rents are more affordable. There, you could find a one-bedroom apartment for around $2,000 per month and splitting a place with a roommate will get you even more savings. As you could tell, where you live can make a huge difference in what you’ll pay for rent for either a room or an entire apartment.
Everyone is different, so finding the right room for rent and roommate isn’t always that easy. But we have your back. First, we’ll need to know the basics such as your budget, move date and preferred areas. Then, tell us about your schedule, habits and sociability. By knowing more about you, our algorithm can better match you with potential room listings and roommates with similar lifestyles and preferences. Once you complete the signup, you can interact with potential roommates who we will present to you based on the best fit.
There are a lot of people that are looking for roommates for their empty rooms at any given time in San Francisco. But with our platform, you’ll be able to pick out the right situation for you. After signup, we'll present the top listings that will be a good fit for you. Using the filters you can further narrow down the list, then review the listings of your favorite rooms and potential roommates. You can contact them if you want to learn more with a message or a "like". You’ll be able to chat directly on our platform, and if they seem as a good fit you can move forward and schedule to meet for a viewing in person, or virtually. It can be that easy to find a place that’s going to be a perfect match for you.
If career opportunities, diverse culture, and epic scenery of San Francisco seem to be a perfect fit for you, start looking on Diggz now. You’ll find plenty of people who are looking for a roommate for their room for rent in SF, which means it’ll be easy for you to find the perfect home.
Search through thousands of potential roommates, whether you have a room for rent, are looking for a vacant room, or want to pair up with someone to search for a new apartment. Our proprietary algorithm will match your personality, lifestyle and preferences with other roommate prospects and display your personalized best matches on top. You can further refine your roommate search using our filters to match your specific requirements.
Express interest by clicking “Like” on profiles of those who seem as they would be good roommates and if it’s mutual, they will become a “Match”. When a potential roommate “likes” you, you will receive a notification and they will be added to your “Likes” page where you can decide if it is mutual and “Like” back.
You can communicate directly and safely with your potential roommate “Matches” within our application. All your roommate search leads are in one central place, and you don’t need to share your personal contact information until you are ready.