Welcome to Curbed Comparisons, a column that explores what one can rent for a set dollar amount in various San Francisco neighborhoods. Is one man's studio another man's townhouse? Let's find out! Today's price: $2,800.
↑ Coming in slightly under budget at $2750/month, this Hayes Valley rental is the only studio to make the list. The listing tells us that the unit's in "the heart of Hayes Valley," and has highlights like being recently remodeled (quartz countertops in the kitchen, new hardwood flooring) and in the same building as a liquor store that's "usually" open until 2am. There's also mention of a "classy lobby," though no photos are provided. Motorcycle parking is an additional $80/month, and car parking "for a compact spot" is $300. There's no mention of a pet policy.
↑ $2,795/month gets you your very own two-bedroom single-family home over in Ingleside. It even has fancy bells and whistles like a backyard and laundry. There's also a deck right off the remodeled kitchen. Pets are negotiable.
↑ Scoring an apartment in very tiny North Beach is difficult, and finding one off Grant is even harder. This one-bedroom apartment on Romolo near Grant just hit the rental market asking $2,795 per month. There's hardwood flooring throughout, what appears to be a working fireplace, and a recently remodeled kitchen. We're also swooning over the floor-to-ceiling marble bathroom, which has a large (frosted) window above the tub. Cats are OK, but no canines. There's no mention of parking or laundry.
↑ Near the top of Nob Hill, $2800/month rents you a 1,000-square-foot two-bedroom apartment with its very own private yard. The unit's got period details throughout, like original hardwood flooring and an old radiator for heat. Despite the private patio and yard space, there's a strict no-pets policy. Highlights include in-unit washer and dryer. Lowlights include no parking and being on the ground floor.
↑ Just off of Fillmore Street in Pacific Heights is a one-bedroom apartment for $2,750/month. The most obvious focal point is the large and manicured yard, which the unit has direct access to and views aplenty of. The unit's stuck in the 70s and looks to not have been updated since, but it's still perfectly fine, just not touting the remodeled-kitchen look of the units above. No pets, no parking, no mention of laundry.