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Laugh All the Way to the Bank: Great Places for Under $2,000 in the Outer Sunset

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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 look at the Outer Sunset, where lower prices abound and you can get a place a stone's throw from the ocean for less than two grand.

First, our favorite, this junior one bedroom for $1,595. It's all light and bright and traditional San Francisco with its hardwoods and vintage details. There are four closets -- one big enough to live in -- and the bathroom and kitchen are in great shape. As for the neighborhood, it's in the top corner of the Outer Sunset, where you're on the park and the beach. Your main transit option is the N-Judah, which (when running) will take you through the Sunset to Cole Valley and Duboce Triangle before going underground. [craigslist]

Our runner-up is even a little bit cheaper than the first, at $1,475 for a full one-bedroom. The kitchen looks recently re-done, as well as the hardwoods in the living room. Parking is included, and there's laundry as well. This location is on the far south side of the Sunset, meaning you'd take the L-Taraval through West Portal and the Castro to go downtown, and you're right next to the ocean and the zoo. That's right, the zoo. You can be all, Tully the Bearded Dragon? Yeah, I lent him a cup of sugar for the cake he was baking. [craigslist]

We also like this little cottage -- no shared walls y'all -- one bedroom for $1,950. Yes, it's got carpet, but you get to pick it out new before you move in! The kitchen looks small but well-equipped with newer appliances and a dishwasher. It's a great surfer's hideout on the great Highway, and just screams for a Pinterest board on beach living, complete with succulents, sea glass, and surfboards. Location wise, you're in the middle of the two rail lines, but there are transit options on Noreiga in addition to restaurants and bars. [craigslist]
· La Playa at Lincoln [craigslist]
· 50 Cutler [craigslist]
· Great Highway at Moraga [craigslist]