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: $2,800.
↑ Over in SoMa, $2,735/month will rent you a 375-square-foot loft studio. The apartment has highlights like skylights and a smartly designed kitchen (complete with a dishwasher and built-in microwave). While the photo shows what appears to be a king sized bed in the main living area, we don't see why you couldn't make the lofted space a dedicated sleeping area. Building amenities include concierge services, 24-hour fitness center, and a courtyard with a rock garden. There's no mention of parking or pets, but there is laundry in the building.
↑ In the Mission, you'll find this 1-bedroom apartment asking $2,795/month. The unit was just remodeled and has perks like hardwood floors with a classic herringbone parquet and a small but effective kitchen (there's a dishwasher). Another bonus is that the building's pet friendly, though there are some size and breed restrictions. Laundry's in the building; there's no parking.
↑ Real estate options are slim in North Beach, so pounce on this 500-square-foot studio renting for $2,700/month if that's your ideal location. The apartment's bland, but it does have a very spacious kitchen with its own dishwasher and built-in microwave. There's also a huge walk-in closet, which you have to walk through to get to the bathroom. Cats are OK, dogs are not. There's laundry in the building but no parking.
↑ Your own little slice of the Tenderloin can be had for $2,795/month. That'll get you this cozy 1-bedroom on Hyde Street between O'Farrell and Ellis streets. The location will be a turn off to some, but for those looking for a pet-friendly rental that has its own laundry machines, this rental is a dream come true. There's also hardwood flooring throughout and a security system. There's no mention of parking but since the building doesn't have a garage we're going to safely assume there is none.
↑ Down the block from City Hall is this Hayes Valley studio overlooking Fulton Street. The rent's $2,795/month. The location is what you're paying for, so no surprise here that both the kitchen and bathroom are lackluster. That said, there are hardwood floors throughout and some nice architectural details sprinkled around. Cats and dogs are OK, laundry's in the building, and there's no mention of parking.