Everyone knows that the more desirable the location, the higher the rent. But what if location isn't your number one priority? What if you absolutely need two bedrooms? Or a backyard for your dog? Let's take a look at what $2,000 gets you in four San Francisco neighborhoods.
Where: 1019 Ashbury, Cole Valley
The Skinny: Although listed as a 2-room studio, this unit features a high ceiling that allows a large sleeping loft to take up at least enough space for a queen mattress. The apartment's on the 2nd floor of a Victorian building, so you don't have to worry too much about street noise. There's laundry in the building, a big relief when living on a hill.
Where: Great Highway at Lawton, Outer Sunset
The Skinny: This is a 2-bed, 2-bath, 950-square-foot ground floor unit in a 2-unit building. There's hardwood flooring throughout, so you might want to invest in some area rugs (the Outer Sunset gets cold).
Where:68 John Street, Nob Hill
The Skinny: Live life on a Nob Hill alley! This is a 1-bed, 1-bath unit with unlisted square footage. It's between Mason and Powell, so you're within walking distance to Chinatown, North Beach, FiDi, the Tenderloin and Union Square.
Where: 711 Naples Street, Excelsior
The Skinny: The most expensive of the bunch, but with three bedrooms and one bath it's possibly the better deal, square footage wise. The apartment features some beautiful wooden details and wainscoting.
· Renters Week 2011 coverage [Curbed]