↑ Just five bucks under budget at $2,895, this one-bedroom in Nob Hill is in good working order, with a recent-looking remodel, natural light, sleek hardwoods, and a decent supply of storage, plus some rather blingy gold-painted molding. There's even an old-school tub, though you'll need to bring your own wraparound shower curtain. The building has laundry but no parking, and no particular pet restrictions are mentioned. Amenities also include a stove and refrigerator, though that (usually!) goes without saying.
↑ If you want to save $150 and go for a less-polished pad, $2,750 will get you a one-bedroom on Vallejo Street in Telegraph Hill. It's on the second floor in the rear and, reportedly, gets a lot of light from the south. The building has laundry but, you guessed it, no parking. The front door opens right into the kitchen, which has a splotchy linoleum floor, but the shared roof deck does look pretty nice. Bonus: there's extra storage in the basement. Your possibly plural dogs or cats must be under 40 pounds.
↑ For $2,795, here's a one-bedroom in the Tenderloin with a bay window and a new stove and refrigerator promised. Large bay window (check), hardwoods (yay), and a "fresh and new bath room" (take it on faith). If you pay the $100/month for parking, you'll still come in under budget. No mention of pet rent or weight limits.
↑ Here's a studio at Mid-Market's NEMA for $2,851, or perhaps a few dollars more, depending on the unit. You're looking at a staged apartment, and the abode on offer is supposedly around 476 square feet. The staged unit looks like a jumbo micro-apartment, basically. But the building's all about the amenities, anyway: Renters have access to the outdoor saline pool and sizable gym for free. Valet parking, however, is $300/month. The pet policy is finicky enough to have a fee structure: You'll pay a $500 deposit per pet and $50/month in the dreaded pet rent. Seventy-five-pound maximum weight limit, combined. Caveat: check the NEMA website for the rentals available—what's on Craigslist doesn't seem to match with what they have there.
↑ Coming in under budget at $2,795, this one-bedroom on Green Street in North Beach is a "quiet interior unit" (read: probably fewer windows) with a dishwasher, a Juliet balcony, and a really quite decent-looking kitchen. There's laundry in the building and a manager on-site. There is pet rent, along with unnamed breed and weight restrictions. Parking is available for $275/month. We're just wondering why all the pictures are aimed at the floor. Are the ceilings low?