Rents in Bernal Heights Remain a Relative Bargain, But Only Relatively

It goes without saying that thanks to San Francisco’s ongoing housing shortage, the rents are too damn high. But according to a recent survey of median rents around San Francisco, rents in Bernal Heights are a relative bargain.

According to data compiled by Apartment List, an apartment rental listings service, the median rent for a two-bedroom apartment in Bernal Heights now hovers around $3800 — a nosebleed-inducing sum, but a good value compared to adjacent ‘hoods such The Mission ($4350), Potrero Hill ($4850), Noe Valley ($4390), and even Bayview(!!!), where 2BRs now go for $4160.

Citywide, Apartment List says rents in San Francisco are down 1.1% from a year ago, with the median rent for a 1BR hovering around $3400 and 2BRs renting for $4600.

To put all of this in (absurdist) perspective, consider some national comparisons: Apartment List data also shows that the median rent for 2BR units in New York City is now $4260.  In Seattle 2BRs rent for $2290, Washington DC is $3050,  Austin, TX is $1470, Denver, CO is $1840, and Chicago is $1580.

IMAGE: via Apartment List

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