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What You Can Get for San Francisco's Median Rent of $4,225/Month

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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: San Francisco's median asking rent of $4,225/month.

↑ In the Upper Haight, you can nab a pretty elegant two-bedroom apartment that's jam-packed with Victorian charm for $4,200/month. We're talking high ceilings, bay windows, and a double parlor with pocket doors. Oh, and that dining room? The listing tells us that it can be used as the second bedroom, so that means this is actually a one-bedroom apartment. No pets or parking, but there is shared laundry in the building.

↑ Do check out this 900-square-foot furnished one-bedroom rental if a loft in Potrero the Mission District is what you desire. In true brick-and-timber loft style, the unit is polished enough but still has industrial elements like an exposed HVAC system. The rent? A cool $4,200/month. Perks: there's laundry in the unit and a boatload of building amenities. Cons? Pets aren't allowed and parking will cost you extra (though pricing isn't listed).

↑ Spacious and traditionally opulent digs are what you get when you throw $4,200/month toward rent in Sea Cliff. This downright gorgeous full-floor Marina-style flat is at the gates of Sea Cliff. It has two bedrooms, one-point-five bathrooms, and a sunroom. Other perks include a wood-burning fireplace and bay windows that look out onto the bay and Marin headlands. There's in-unit laundry, one-car parking, and pets will be considered.

↑ A sort of funky 1,100-square-foot two-bedroom in an Arts and Crafts building in Noe Valley is listed for $4,200/month. The unit has a formal dining room, which means you can convert the apartment into a three-bedroom in a pinch. The kitchen leaves a lot to be desired and the bathroom isn't even shown, but we're stoked on the location and the very pretty exterior. Laundry's in the building, there's a shared backyard, cats are OK, and parking isn't included.

↑ For $4,250/month, you can have a minimal, clean-lined two-bedroom with high-end finishes in Lower Pac Heights. The building was probably built around the 1960s, but the interiors (common areas and the unit) recently underwent a complete remodel. No pets. Laundry is shared and parking can be had for an additional $275/month.
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· San Francisco's Median Rent Climbs to a Whopping $4,225 [Curbed SF]