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: $2,500.
↑ The fanciest apartment on the list is also, of course, the smallest: a studio near Duboce Triangle that comes in at $2,495/month. Everything has been very recently remodeled, and the careful staging actually makes the small space look very livable. It's also right along a fast-changing section of Market Street within walking distance of Whole Foods, tech shuttle stops, and the J-Church Muni stop. There's no parking, but both cats and dogs (under 40 pounds) are allowed for an extra pet rent of $75/month.
↑ Over in North Beach, there's a one-bedroom available for $2,499/month. Perks include a fireplace and a decent kitchen complete with a dishwasher. There's no mention of pets, but there is laundry on-site and parking available (likely for an extra fee.)
↑ A two-bedroom in the Inner Sunset includes 900 square feet of living space and attached garage parking for no additional fee. The kitchen and bathrooms are fairly recently updated, although there's no dishwasher. Big windows offer views out to Mount Sutro. The apartment is just over a block away from Golden Gate Park, a perfect situation for dog walking, but alas no pets are allowed.
↑ A ground-floor one-bedroom in Pacific Heights is asking $2,500/month. The kitchen is fairly small but does have a washer and dryer squeezed in. There's also a somewhat shabby shared outdoor space, built-in shelving, and a non-working fireplace. Plus, cats and dogs are both allowed.
↑ Another one-bedroom in Cole Valley is a bit over budget at $2,550/month. It has a decorative fireplace, hardwood floors, a small private outdoor deck, and a shared backyard. However, it sits perhaps just a bit too close to the sketchy part of Golden Gate Park. There's no parking and no pets are allowed.