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: $2,400.
↑ Located on the less noisy part of Van Ness, this studio in the Marina is coming in at $2,395 per month. It seems spacious and well taken care of, meaning the hardwood flooring throughout is gleaming and the kitchen and bathroom are updated and modern. The unit's also pet friendly and parking's available if you want to shell out (an unlisted amount) of cash.
↑ If a house is what you require, your best bet is to head south to the Visitacion Valley neighborhood. There you'll find this 2-bed, 1-bath single-family home that's asking $2,400/month. There's also a small office/den and a 2-car garage. It lacks curb appeal and the interiors need some TLC, but it's got good bones—including a a working fireplace. Cats and dogs will be considered with an additional pet deposit.
↑ In the Excelsior, this 775-square-foot contemporary one bedroom comes in under budget at $2,350 per month. The unit has 10-foot ceilings and was recently remodeled. The kitchen has quartz countertops, new stainless steel appliances—including a dishwasher—and recessed lighting. All utilities are included, even Internet and basic cable. There's free shared laundry on site. Dogs will be considered.
↑ This Lower Pac Heights studio is quintessential San Francisco: big bay window, ornate moldings, and a monthly rent of $2,350. It's worth mentioning that it's a top-floor unit. Also worth mentioning is that the updated kitchen has a dishwasher. No pets or laundry, but one-car parking in the garage is included.
↑ And finally, a one-bedroom apartment on a cul-de-sac in southernmost Bernal Heights can be yours for $2,395 per month. The kitchen's outdated, but who cares since there's a glorious, gigantic (and private) deck right off the kitchen and living room. There's hardwood flooring throughout the common areas, though the bedroom is about to get new carpet. There's no mention of pets, laundry, or parking. (Note: in a Craigslist map fail, the address shows up somewhere near Glen Canyon Park—not actually where it is!)