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: $3,600.
↑ Clocking in just under 1,000 square feet, this two-bedroom split-level apartment in the Presidio is steps from Baker Beach. While delightful architectural elements are not plentiful, the apartment does have good bones and a perfectly fine kitchen and bathroom. Extra points for hardwood flooring throughout. The unit's available for $3,640/month. There's parking for one car and building amenities include guest parking, shared pool, fitness center, playground, tennis court and more. The biggest perk of all is living in a federal park.
↑ $3,600 will get you this 1,100-square-foot two bedroom in Russian Hill. At Greenwich at Polk streets, you can't get a much better location in Russian Hill. While not fancy-schmancy, the kitchen and bathroom are well kept. Other highlights include gleaming hardwood flooring throughout and four closets. No pets, laundry, or parking.
↑ Located at the corner of Pacific Ave. and Fillmore St., this apartment is in the heart of Pacific Heights and steps from all the (expensive) fun that Fillmore Street has to offer. $3,550 gets you this large "junior one bedroom," which means there's a sleep alcove but not a proper bedroom (it's a studio). Highlights include three sets of French doors that lead to an outdoor terrace. No pets, but there is laundry and parking's available for an additional monthly fee.
↑ Love golf? Because this two-bedroom flat in the Inner Richmond on Lake St. is a block away from the Presidio Golf Course. It's also packed with Victorian charm, including ornate moldings in the main living area. The kitchen's been remodeled and has stainless steel appliances and granite countertops. Extra super bonus: there's a private utility room with a washer and dryer. There's no mention of parking or pets, and it runs $3,650 per month.
↑ For $3,590/month you can get an 850-square-foot one-bedroom in SoMa. The apartment has brand-new maple hardwood flooring and walls of windows that face the rich foliage of the common courtyard. There's also laundry in the unit. There's 24-hour building security and a doorman. No mention of pets or parking.