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What $2,600/Month Rents You in San Francisco

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: $2,600.

↑ A no-frills but decent enough one-bedroom between Mission and Valencia streets and 22nd and 23rd streets in the heart of the Mission can be yours for $2,650 a month. The apartment has classic San Francisco architectural features, like hardwood flooring and bay windows. That said, the "recently remodeled" kitchen is quite sad; the stove's backsplash is just a sheet of metal grate. No parking or pets, but there is laundry in the building.


↑ In certain neighborhoods, $2,600 gets you a studio. In Portola, it gets you a two-bedroom single-family home with a backyard. There's also another room on the lower level that can be used as an extra bedroom or office. Other highlights include laundry in the garage and what appears to be a pizza oven in the backyard.


↑ Yes, studios in San Francisco are now more than $2,500 for certain parts of the city. This 435-square-foot studio is in the Tendernob and will run you a cool $2,572 per month. It's a well-kept building, and the unit has a big window and hardwood flooring throughout. And it's pet friendly, so that's a huge plus.


↑ A 700-square-foot one-bedroom on the ground floor of a residential complex in Diamond Heights can be yours for $2,650. It's nestled right into a hill, so the private back patio overlooks redwood trees, ferns, and other foliage. That said, the patio is one of the saddest we've ever seen. The unit's highlights include a working fireplace and a lot of closets.


↑ A house-like one-bedroom in Potrero Hill is being advertised for $2595/month. The unit has a beautiful kitchen and lots of built-in storage. There's also a wood deck out front. No parking or laundry, but cats are OK with an additional deposit.
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