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What $2,500/Month Can Rent You Around San Francisco

Welcome to a special series of Curbed Comparisons, where we scour the San Francisco's rental listings to see what your monthly budget will get you across the city. For Renters Week, we'll be comparing rentals across the city every day, increasing the price point by $1,000/month each day. We're kicking things off today by investigating apartments listed for $2,500/month. We looked at this price point about two months ago, and you voted overwhelmingly for charm and renovation, even at the expense of size. Will aesthetics win out again? You tell us what looks like the most bang for your buck.

In Lower Pacific Heights, this top-floor one bedroom is asking $2,475/month. It's large at 900 square feet - all rooms are sizable, and the kitchen has a bright eat-in area. Carpet throughout (except for the kitchen, which looks like laminate) and lots of closets. No pets and no parking.

In Hayes Valley, this ground-floor one-bedroom is asking $2,495/month. It looks cramped inside, but it includes parking in the rent - with the contingency that your car must be small enough to fit all the way in the garage without blocking access for other vehicles (and they will test it before you move in). Cats will be considered with references.

In Russian Hill, this one-bedroom breaks the budget at $2,650/month. It's got a large living area with a fireplace and a lush view of trees. It's located on Van Ness, but is in the back of the building, so there's probably some street noise. A cat will be considered, and there's parking for an additional $275/month.

In the Mission, this Victorian one-bedroom is asking $2,495/month. No renovations in the kitchen, but there is a nice bay window and hardwood throughout, as well as a charming vintage side cabinet for extra storage. No parking and no pets.

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