In San Francisco, looking for your own place with a cap of $2,000 a month yields plenty of one bedrooms in desirable neighborhoods. But what about in Oakland? Or Wine Country? Or Palo Alto? Let's take a look at what we can score for $2,000 in some of the Bay Area's (other) favorite places.
Where: 311 Oak Street in Oakland's Jack London Square neighborhood
The Skinny: This is a 1-bed, 1-bath, 934-square-foot "loft-like" unit with an open floor plan. The contemporary rental features floor-to-ceiling windows and exposed concrete throughout. Building amenities include a heated outdoor pool, state-of-the-art fitness center, sun decks, out-call dry cleaning service and 24-hour concierge.
Where: "Rural setting" near Calistoga
The Skinny: A 1950s cabin on a lot with "acreage"? We'll take it. The listing doesn't give up much information, but we do know that the home's approximately 2,000-square-feet and has two bedrooms and 1.5 bathrooms.
Where: Middlefield Road at Oregon Expressway, Palo Alto
The Skinny: This 1-bed, 1-bath, 675-square-foot recently remodeled apartment features modern stainless steel appliances and "hardwood-style floors and brand new carpet throughout." The apartment's conveniently located near "Stanford University, Stanford Shopping Center and a Starbucks Coffee."
Where: 2638 Piedmont Avenue, Berkeley
The Skinny: It's a late 1930s 1-bed, 1-bath, 850-square-foot Spanish-style stand alone cottage. You can nab a garage for an additional $200 a month. 10-minute walk to UC Berkeley.
· Renters Week 2011 coverage [Curbed]