My wish for 2015 is that we won't all spend whole minutes of every single day bemoaning the latest horrifying figures about the SF rental market, but perhaps the only way that wish will come true is if we all just go numb and accept the market for what it is: horrifying. The latest chapter is this fresh map from apartment-search site Zumper, using data from the whole past year to show which neighborhoods saw the steepest rent increases, and which actually saw rents go down a bit.
The result is upsetting enough, and you can examine it below. Overall, rents across the city rose 13.5%, and we close out the year with average rents for 1- and 2-bedrooms now exceeding those in New York for the first time in recent history. Or possibly ever.
Neighborhoods with the sharpest rent hikes are, of course The Mission (up 20%), and a little more surprisingly, Noe Valley (a whopping 29%, hence this happening), and everywhere from NoPa to the Outer Sunset saw increases north of 15%.
Read more details here, take a look at the full map below, and weep.