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: $3,500.
↑ Renting for $3,495/month, this supremely well located one-bedroom in Eureka Valley is literally across from Dolores Park. While clearly not massive, the apartment is at least bright and well appointed. Features include hardwood floors, stainless steel appliances, and a renovated bathroom complete with a charming arched window. Perhaps the best thing about this place is that you can share it with your cat or your pooch—for an additional $75 monthly fee, of course. Laundry is located on-site, and parking is available for an extra $300/month.
↑ This 1,275-square-foot two-bedroom in Merced Heights comes in under budget at $3,400/month. Aside from being spacious, the apartment also includes hardwood floors and killer views of the Pacific Ocean. The kitchen won't win any interior design awards, but it's functional and uncramped. There's laundry in the building, and even an attached garage. Pets are strictly forbidden here, sadly.
↑ This 750-square-foot one-bedroom in Pacific Heights is renting for $3,500/month. The charming space features dark hardwood floors, extensive millwork, and an updated kitchen. The fireplace has been bricked in and painted white, but there are also a shared back deck and yard, and laundry is located right in the building. Car owners beware: this building lacks parking. Pets aren't mentioned in the listing, which presumably means that they're not welcome here.
↑ Can $3,500/month snag a two-bedroom single-family home east of Twin Peaks? Apparently so. This 980-square-foot home in Bernal Heights looks a little drab, but has a large kitchen and a sunny backyard. The carpeting is kind of a drag, though the kitchen has nice wood floors. There's also on-site laundry, and a garage with extra storage space. No mention of pets in the listing, so best not to get your hopes up on that score.
↑ With three bedrooms and two bathrooms, this property in the Excelsior (or possibly the Outer Mission; the Craigslist map is vague) is definitely among the largest homes available in this price range. On budget at $3,500/month, the spacious pad features hardwood floors and plenty of natural light. The kitchen and bathrooms are simple and clean, and there's even a backyard! Laundry is on-site and there's an attached garage. No mention of pets.