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. We looked at this dollar amount earlier this summer, and you voted overwhelmingly in favor of a three bedroom Edwardian in the Inner Sunset. The city's rental inventory has continued to shrink, and there are no three bedrooms on offer this time around. Without the option of an extra bedroom, which rental will stand out from the rest? You tell us what looks like the most bang for your buck.
? Kicking off the comparison is this renovated 870 square-foot two bedroom, two bathroom in Hayes Valley, going for $4,000/month. There's hardwood throughout, an en-suite bathroom for the master, and an office nook. The kitchen has stainless steel, but is a tight, galley-style layout. Small pets are negotiable and parking is available - but not included. It's an extra $275/month.
? Next up, and a bit under-budget, is this two bedroom, one bathroom in Telegraph Hill, going for $3,850/month. Vintage hardwood, two lovely bay windows in the living room, and checkered flooring in the kitchen lend a good dose of vintage charm. Not to mention - there's a fabulously retro pink bathroom. No parking available.
? Next stop is Presidio Heights, where this two bedroom, one bathroom is going for $3,995/month. The living area features a large fireplace (though the listing doesn't say if it actually works or not) and large windows. The kitchen is modern with stainless and new cabinetry. The bathroom, however, is dated with beat-up radiator and more pink tile. Parking is available for an additional $250/month and cats are ok.
? Russian Hill is next, where this large one bedroom is going for $3,900/month. At 1,000 square feet, this unit is actually bigger than the two bedroom in Hayes Valley. The living and dining areas look very spacious, with a nearly floor-to-ceiling window. The kitchen has nice, new stainless appliances, and while it may lack counter space, the real gem is the in-unit washer and dryer tucked in the back.