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: $4,900.
↑ For $4,900/month, this two-bedroom in Forest Knolls features some spectacular views and offers a generous 1,765 square feet of space. The apartment includes an open living-dining room with high ceilings and a bounty of skylights, as well as two-point-five newly renovated bathrooms, a cedar sauna, and multiple decks. There's also an attached one-car garage and in-unit laundry. The listing makes no mention of pets.
↑ For $4,895/month, here's a one-bedroom perched atop Russian Hill with gleaming hardwoods and arched windows aplenty. The apartment is bathed in natural light, and there are, of course, big views of the city and the bay. The building is also pet friendly, though only allows dogs of "non-aggressive breeds" weighing 40 pounds and under, and requires an additional $75/month in dreaded pet rent. The kitchen looks bright and new, and though the room is narrow, there looks to be a decent amount of counter space. Laundry is in the building, and parking can be found in an attached garage.
↑ This charming bilevel two-bedroom cottage in Corona Heights is organized around multiple decks and patios. Coming in at $4,950/month, the home features polished concrete and white oak hardwood flooring, one and a half baths, a private garden, and an in-unit washer dryer. Unfortunately, pets aren't allowed in this "magical city dwelling," nor is there any mention of private parking.
↑ For $4,800/month, here's an Inner Richmond three-bedroom, one-and-a-half-bath apartment that makes up for its cookie-cutter look with plenty of space. The unit features an open main living area, hardwood floors, and arched windows, countered by some very blah carpeting in the bedrooms. There's also an in-unit washer-dryer and parking for one car. Pets aren't welcome.
↑ And for $4,900/month, this 1,200-square-foot three-bedroom, one-and-a-half-bath apartment is on the second floor of a Victorian in the Mission. The unit has hardwood floors, a kitchen billed as updated though it's absent from the pictures, and access to the backyard, which we assume is communal. Parking is available for an extra $275/month. Cats are welcome, but dogs are not, and you'll have to schlep across the street to do laundry.