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Live the Good Life in Lower Pac Heights

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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. This week, we take a look at Lower Pacific Heights, which may not be as fancy as its neighbors to the North but makes up for that in lower prices and accessibility.

Budget: There were several good-looking options under $2,000, but this studio for $1,500 seemed like the winner to us. First of all, there are doors separating the living area from the kitchen, which means you don't have to wake up to the dirty dishes in the morning. You won't have to go far to fill that kitchen up, either -- Mollie Stone's is across the street if you've forgotten an ingredient to your signature dish. We hope you enjoy the lowly hum of the bus going by, because the living room is right off the street at Muni-wire level. But that does mean great transit options - catch the 22-Fillmore or the 1-California like it's nobody's business. There's no laundry in the building, but there is available tandem parking for two if you're splitting this apartment with a friend or beau. Overall, it has some drawbacks, but it's well-kept, in a great neighborhood, and you might be one of the last people alive to get rent below $2,000. Just live here forever, okay? [craigslist]

Middle-of-the-Road: This 1-bedroom for $2,300 is one the small, side, but it's quite charming. We're in love with the private garden patio and can imagine that you'll spend every sunny day out there, effectively doubling your living space. The kitchen is remodeled, but houses the saddest looking one-person dining table we've ever seen, though surely you'll be taking your meals al fresco. It looks to get nice light and has good-looking hardwood floors. Shared laundry in the building is a bonus. Pierce Street puts you right in between the action on Fillmore or Divis meaning you've got options for food, bars, and transit while being a teeny bit off the beaten path. [craigslist]

Luxury: We are totally smitten with this 3-bedroom 1.5-bath top floor unit going for $5,200 per month. The dark hardwood floors with the white trim and sexy dark brick fireplaces all give this flat a sense of glamour. The formal dining room and living room are separate, and the listing quite sternly notes that the dining room cannot be turned into a fourth bedroom. The kitchen looks large and is fully equipped - dishwasher, disposal and gas range. There's in-unit laundry as well as shared garden, but no parking. Boo hoo. [craigslist]
· 2490 California St [craigslist]
· California and Pierce[craigslist]
· 1644 Lyon [craigslist]