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.
↑ This 440-square-foot, fourth-floor junior one-bedroom in the heart of Hayes Valley features a new kitchen, an updated bathroom, and hardwood floors. The place is asking $2,795/month, and motorcycle parking can be purchased for $80/month, while car parking will set renters back an extra $300/month. A coin laundry room is located on-site. Sadly, pets aren't allowed.
↑ For $2,799/month, a Cow Hollow Victorian can be yours. It's not exactly brand new, but this one-bedroom
on Green Street has plenty of character, as well as a lovely backyard. The place features hardwood floors, a stellar location just a block from Union Street, and even on-site laundry. Unfortunately, prospective renters with pets will need to look elsewhere.
↑ Located right Downtown, this one-bedroom apartment on Leavenworth is renting for $2,795/month. It's got plenty of natural light and some nice built-ins, but the bathroom and kitchen could use an update. There's laundry in the building, and cats are welcome at no extra cost. Parking isn't mentioned, but who needs a car Downtown?
↑ This elegantly appointed one-bedroom in SoMa is right on budget at $2,800/month. The apartment boasts hardwood floors, a kitchen equipped with stainless steel appliances, freshly painted walls and an in-unit washer/dryer. Pets aren't mentioned in the ad, but it's unlikely they'll be welcome here. Car owners will have to make do with on-street parking.
↑ This bright, 635-square-foot studio
right on busy Gough and Geary in Lower Pacific Heights has great south-facing views, and clocks in under budget at $2,700/month. Parking, though, will set you back an extra $275/month. There's a fitness center, too—but for a fee, of course ($45/month). Both cats and dogs are allowed, and there's laundry on-site.