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 looked for the least expensive rentals we could find without resorting to sharing a bathroom. Studios for under $1,500 are becoming hard to find, but we found some cuties. With the median price for a one bedroom rising rapidly, a studio's probably your best bet if you're on a tight budget.
Glen Park: This studio on Laidley Street is cute as a button and will cost you $1,500. Normally we shy away from garden apartments, but this one has huge windows letting in lots of light while exposed beams and painted wood floors give the illusion of more vertical space. The kitchen is nothing to write home about but fine for light cookers and is unobtrusive. We love the garden and that you can walk to Glen Park Village and BART. [craigslist]
Tenderloin: As you might expect, there are some cheaper studios in the part of town. This one for $1,500 caught our eye because it's got cute "I live in San Francisco" features like a fancy round bay window, kitchen built-ins, and a clawfoot tub. The location is great for barhopping or concert-going, and you'll get great 38-Geary stories to tell your friends. [zumper]
Tenderloin: This light and bright studio is a "steal" at $1,325 per month and is located on Ellis and Hyde. It's already got a handy loft for making your "bedroom" a little separate, and has really nice-looking hardwood floors. The building has laundry, but that's about it. [zumper]
· Laidley at Roanoke [craigslist]
· 890 Geary [zumper]
· 360 Hyde [zumper]