Welcome back to Curbed Comparisons, where we scour the San Francisco's rental listings to see what your monthly budget will get you across the city. This week, we're investigating apartments listed for $2,500/month, which is about $250/month below the average price of a one bedroom apartment in the city. Predictably, your options are mostly undersized one bedrooms. Which rental stands out from the pack? You tell us what looks like the most bang for your buck.
? In Telegraph Hill, this $2,500/month mid-century one bedroom actually has some 1950s charm, in contrast to most built in the last sixty years. The high ceilings and open floor plan let in plenty of natural light, despite it being a lower unit. The kitchen is spacious but dated, and the bathroom is just plain dated. Parking is available for an additional $250/month and no pets allowed.
? In the Central Sunset, this renovated corner one bedroom is going for $2,495/month. The kitchen is open to the decent-sized living area and has all new cabinetry and appliances, but lacks in counter space. The bathroom is also all new. The bedroom, while bright, looks very small.
? In the Castro, this tiny but cute one bedroom is a bit over-budget at $2,590/month, but it boasts a nice remodel and a lot of Victorian character/. The small kitchen opens onto the living area and has stainless, new light fixtures, and elegant cabinetry. The living area is also small, but has a fireplace and a window alcove. The bedroom is separated from the living room by French doors, and it looks like the bathroom can only be accessed through the bedroom. There's a shared yard and cats are allowed.
? In the Haight, this small, partially-renovated one bedroom is going for $2,500/month. The oddly-laid out kitchen has new appliances, cabinetry, and countertops - but not much of them. The living room has hardwood and a bay window, while the bedroom has dated blue carpet. The bathroom is tiny but has a claw foot tub.