Here's a small sampling of what $2,500/month can rent you around San Francisco. Too cramped of quarters but within your budget? Maybe it's time to think about life outside of the city. Below, what $2,500 will get you in Marin, the Peninsula and the East Bay.
This two-bedroom, one-bath apartment in Corte Madera is seeking $2,459. Located just 12 miles outside of San Francisco, this unit has closets galore, an open kitchen, and bedrooms on the second level. Building amenities include a tennis court and pool.
Going just up in price a little to $2,639 a month will get you a two-bedroom, two bath condo in Oakland's trendy Uptown area. The 1,090 sq. ft. unit is located in a modern building with amenities like a fitness center, pool, shared patio with fireplace and parking. The building is also located in a very walkable area with a vibrant night-life.
Heading down the Peninsula a ways to San Mateo will get you this 712 sq. ft. one-bedroom for $2,404. Located just off the 101 the unit is modern with standard finishes, but the amenities shine at this complex: salt water pool and jacuzzi, business center and concierge services, residents lounge with party kitchen, outdoor patio with fireplace and 24-hour fitness center.