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What $6,000/Month Can Rent You Around San Francisco

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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 going big and investigating apartments listed for $6,000. Whether you're apartment-shopping for your growing family, several of your closest friends, or just yourself, you should be able to score a truly dreamy abode for this monthly dollar amount. But how far will your money actually go? You tell us what looks like the most bang for your buck.


? We'll start in Russian Hill, where an even $6,000/month will get you this top floor two bedroom loaded with high end finishes. The kitchen is a bit small -- which makes sense, because the place is a cozy 1158 square feet -- but sparkly with designer stainless appliances, and opens on to both the living space and a small private deck. Naturally, it has hardwood throughout, fully renovated bathroom, washer and dryer in the unit, and parking. Topped off with expansive views of the bay, downtown, both bridges, and Coit Tower, this flat is perfect for a whale looking to impress.


? Next we'll head to Cole Valley, where this $5,900/month convertible three bedroom, two bathroom makes for a very polished family-friendly rental. At 1,600 square feet it's a bit small for a three bedroom -- as evidenced by the current layout as a two bedroom with den. But the den could easily convert to a small third bedroom -- that is, for someone not sensitive to noise, as it lacks doors to close it off from the hallway. The master bedroom includes an en-suite bathroom. The kitchen boasts designer appliances and a dining area, which opens on to the living space. Plus garage parking (for one), in-unit washer dryer, architectural finishes -- and hey, water and trash are included in the rent, so you're saving money.


? In the Marina, $5,995/month will get you this full-floor convertible three bedroom flat. The remodel skews traditional, with cherry wood cabinetry and Mediterranean-style tiling in the kitchen and bathroom. The Chestnut Street location is the biggest selling point, since the kitchen is tiny and the listing doesn't specify if the rental includes more than one bathroom or parking.


? If you'd rather have a full building rather than a full floor, you can head to Noe Valley, where this three bedroom, two bath single family home is going for $6,000/month. The first floor boasts a kitchen, formal dining room, living room, and bathroom; while the second floor has three bedrooms and a bathroom. The bathroom(s) could use renovation and the listing doesn't state if a washer/dryer comes with the home, but it does include a yard and your very own garage.


? Finally, for all you pizza-lovers out there: take your $5,500/month and head to the Richmond, where this three bedroom, three bathroom home includes a garage, detached backyard cottage and -- wait for it -- a wood-burning pizza oven. The finishes are nothing spectacular, the paint colors are a bit wacky, and the bedrooms have carpet, but the separate cottage would make for a great home-office or DIY Italian restaurant.
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