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Live on the Cheap and With Excellent Debauchery Access in the Tenderloin

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It's quite clear that the San Francisco rental market is hot hot hot right now, so here at Curbed we're going to bring you a bevy of rental properties each week for your perusal -- one in each price range for budget, middle-of-the-road, and luxury. Today, we take a look at apartments in the Tenderloin -- where a deal can still be had as long as you've got a strong stomach and an appetite for low rent.

Budget: We found a lot of studios in the $1250-$1400 range, but this one for $1275 on Golden Gate stood out for a number of reasons: it's on the top floor, it has lovely hardwood floors, and there's plenty of storage. As for the building, laundry is available downstairs, and while dogs aren't allowed, cats are. Location wise, you're in between BART/Muni stops, with easy access to adult and legitimate theater, as well as a gourmet hot dog restaurant. [craigslist]

Mid-Range: For $1650, you're right on the edge of the Tenderloin at Hyde and Geary. This apartment is a little more cheery-looking, and has an adorable shared garden in the back of the building. Again you get hardwoods and closet space, which would set you back a lot more money in any other neighborhood. Speaking of which, you're around the corner from some great bars on Geary -- Edinburgh Castle and Whiskey Thieves are two of our favorites. [craigslist]

Luxury: This is one of the most expensive apartments in the Tenderloin, and it's a one bedroom loft for $2,200. For that princely sum you'll get a building with 24-hour security, a rooftop pool, and really, that should be enough. Except for that there's also a gym, a sauna, storage, and laundry. The unit itself is bright and airy, and looks like it has some cool views above the rooftop. If you decided to venture away from your rooftop pool, there's lots of stuff on Polk and you're right by an amazing music venue, The Great American Music Hall. [craigslist]
· 50 Golden Gate Ave [craigslist]
· 537 Hyde [craigslist]
· 888 O'Farrell [craigslist]