Welcome back to Curbed Comparisons, where we scour the San Francisco's rental listings to see what your monthly rent will get you across the city. This week, we're investigating apartments listed for $4,000. This dollar amount should get you everything on your wish list. But how far will your money actually go? You tell us what looks like the most bang for your buck.
? We'll start in Cow Hollow, a traditionally upscale and expensive neighborhood, where this 2-bed, 2-bath condo will "save" you some money at $3,850/month. The unit features nearly floor-to-ceiling bay windows in the eat-in kitchen and one of the bedrooms, renovated bathrooms, and a fireplace in the living room. The kitchen appliances are listed as new and stainless steel, contrary to the photos. Finally, you get laundry in the building and a shared yard.
? Next, we'll head over to Potrero Hill, where this 2-bed, 2-bath charmer is going for $3,950/month. Though it's listed as a tri-level unit, there are really only two levels of living space. But those two levels pack quite a punch: The hardwood, and those views! The bedrooms are on separate levels, offering privacy for roommates. No parking, but shared laundry. And it looks like there's a deck—though the listing doesn't mention it.
? In Noe Valley, this remodeled 2-bed, 1-bath unit is listed for $3,995/month. Here you get location and amenities: a dedicated carport a stone's throw from your front door, in-unit washer and dryer, and brand-spanking-new designer appliances in the kitchen. The bedrooms, however, are carpeted in grey, and the kitchen—though sparkly—is the reason why this apartment is under 1,000 square feet. It's tiny.
? In South Beach, this amenity-packed one bedroom is going for an even $4,000/month. The unit comes with a washer and dryer, designer appliances in the kitchen (including a dishwasher), and a garage parking space. At only 769 square feet, you don't get much private space for your buck, but you do get access to a 5,000-square-foot fitness center, a 75-foot indoor pool, a private 16-seat theater with a giant screen and surround sound, a courtyard garden with a waterwall and Japanese Maples, and a restaurant.
? Finally, we head to the Inner Sunset, where this top-floor Edwardian three bedroom is the only unit in the bunch to welcome your (small) pooch. With an in-unit washer and dryer and a yard shared with just one other apartment, this unit could be a steal for roommates, if three people are willing to share one bathroom and one parking space (for an extra fee). The kitchen is renovated, the hardwood floors are shiny, and the clawfoot tub is charming, and it's going for $3,995/month. - Mallory Farrugia