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. Today we're investigating apartments listed for $3,500/month. You've got some good options at this price point (which you well should), so you tell us what looks like the most bang for your buck.
In the Sunset, this renovated 2-bed, 1.25-bath single family home is going for $3,475/month. That's right: you get your own house, complete with a downstairs bonus room and 2-car garage. But be prepared for the extra expenses that come with it: tenants pay for all utilities and landscaping. There's no laundry on-site, but there are hookups if you want to provide your own washer and dryer. No pets.
In the Mission, this 1-bed, 1-bath single family home is asking $3,495/month. This rental also boasts full renovation, but it's not as nice as the one in the Sunset. It's also got an odd layout, with the dining room adjoining the bathroom and thus "frequently used as a master bedroom." The upside is that it has a laundry room with washer and dryer, and a private 2-car garage. There's a small private back patio and a shared yard (though it doesn't say with whom the yard is shared, since it's a single-family home). No pets.
In the Lower Haight, this 2-bed, 1-bath apartment is going for $3,450/month. It's got a renovated kitchen and bath, a Jacuzzi tub, and nicely-sized bedrooms with big closets; but the living space is pretty small. No pets and no parking.
In Dogpatch, this dog-friendly 1-bed, 2-bath loft is going for $3,400/month. It's got in-unit laundry, parking for one car, floor to ceiling windows, and 1,000 square feet. The main floor is concrete and the lofted bedroom is carpeted.