Welcome back to Curbed Comparisons, where we scour San Francisco's rental listings to see what your monthly budget will get you across the city. This week, we're investigating apartments listed for $3,500/month. You've got sizable options this time around in the outer neighborhoods. But is the square footage worth the location? You tell us which lease you'd sign.
↑ In the Marina, this charming 1-bed, 1-bath is asking $3,500/month. The spaces are large and bright with hardwood, and there's an extra breakfast room. The bathroom has a jacuzzi tub and there's a shared garden with BBQ. Pets are allowed but the landlord charges pet rent. Laundry onsite; no parking.
↑ In NoPa, this 1-bed, 1-bath is asking $3,450/month. What the unit lacks in square footage, it makes up for in cabinetry and views. One of the walk-in closets has a built-in vanity and the living room has corner exposure with sweeping Victorian views. Pets are negotiable.
↑ In the Lower Haight, this sharable Victorian 2-bed, 1-bath is asking $3,400/month. The space is large and the bedrooms are on opposite ends of the apartment, but you have to deal with attic-like slanting ceilings in the kitchen and bathroom. On-site laundry and pets negotiable.
↑ In Glen Park, this large 2-bed, 1-bath is asking $3,550/month. You get a whopping 1,250 square feet and an in-unit laundry room with washer and dryer; plus, one pet is negotiable. The kitchen and bathroom are charming but dumpy. Street parking.
↑ In the Outer Sunset, this 3-bed, 1-bath home is asking $3,500/month. (Note that the third bedroom is actually the sunroom.) At 1,125 square feet, it's smaller than the Glen Park rental, but it has a private back yard with seating area. It's located almost across the street from the beach, but far from the hip strip up at Judah Street. Everything is newly renovated and there's a garage. No pets.