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: $2,700.
↑ This brightly lit two-bedroom, two-bath Outer Sunset abode is the largest of the bunch, and comes in under budget at $2,600/month. The top-floor unit features a sizable living room with hardwood floors and views of the surrounding hills. Fortunately, there's an attached garage; unfortunately, pets are not welcome. Despite the unit's size, there's no mention of on-site laundry, which means future renters may be forced to make use of one of Taraval's ubiquitous laundromats.
↑ Down in the Lower Haight, this bright one-bedroom apartment will set you back $2,750/month. The unit features classic bay windows, an elegant French door partition, and a clean and functional-looking kitchen. Cats are allowed, but you'll pay a bigger security deposit. No parking or on-site laundry.
↑ Eight floors up Downtown's Pinnacle Tower, this 405-square-foot studio is asking $2,750/month. The unit is cat friendly, and has great views of Downtown. The building has a laundry room on every floor, and is chock-full of amenities, including a fitness center and sauna. Covered parking is also available, presumably for a fee.
↑ Over in Civic Center, this newly renovated one-bedroom apartment is sterile looking but undeniably well appointed (though those are staged furnishings, mind you, shown in a unit "similar" to the one pictured). Asking $2,695/month, the apartment features a brand-new kitchen with stainless steel appliances, plenty of natural light, and in-unit laundry. Cats and dogs under 40 pounds are allowed here, though they'll increase your deposit and cost an extra $75/month in the dreaded pet rent. Car owners beware: on-street parking only.
↑ For $2,750/month, this Outer Richmond two-bedroom delivers on views and on space. This unit has bamboo floors, a fireplace, and a balcony overlooking Ocean Beach. No pets, but there's laundry in the building's parking garage.