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.
↑ This bright two-bedroom has a prime location in Eureka Valley, and features hardwood floors and an updated bathroom. However, this charmer has some potentially irksome shortcomings. The apartment isn't pet friendly, and lacks on-site laundry and parking. The kitchen is also rather dated. At least this place clocks in $100 under budget, at $3,500/month.
↑ Coming in slightly over budget at $3,650/month, this Lone Mountain two-bedroom is only three blocks from Golden Gate Park. It's got an open floor plan and a kitchen equipped with stainless steel appliances. The bathroom's orange tiling might not suit everyone's tastes, but the space is nonetheless bright and functional. Laundry is on-site, but you're on your own for parking. No mention of pets.
↑ Located in fancy Pacific Heights, this oddly shaped one-bedroom could be yours for $3,450/month. It prominently features some delightfully tacky glass block, which lines the wall between the bathroom and main living area. Fortunately, both dogs and cats are welcome in the unit, but you'll pay an extra $500 deposit. Parking is available for $150/month, and laundry is in the building.
↑ For $3,600/month, this Lake three-bedroom features an updated kitchen, one-point-five bathrooms, and an in-unit washer-dryer. The apartment is chock-full of elegant moldings, and both bathrooms have been completely renovated. Residents also have access to a shared backyard. Sorry, dog owners, this unit is cats only. Street parking.
↑ It may not look like much from the outside, but this Outer Sunset three-bedroom offers up 1,600 square feet of space and easy access to the L-Taraval and Ocean Beach. Coming in at $3,500/month, this boxy purple abode is an entire single-family home, and there's a large formal dining room. Sadly, no pets are allowed. One the plus side, there's laundry in the building.