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: $2,500.
↑ An Inner Sunset studio apartment just two blocks from Golden Gate Park can be yours for $2,495/month. The unit was recently renovated but still retains those classic architectural details you associate with San Francisco apartments. It has hardwood flooring throughout, big windows, and a surprisingly roomy kitchen with a huge window. Laundry's in the building and dogs and cats are OK. There's no mention of parking.
↑ Rental rates for one-bedrooms in San Francisco are the highest in the country right now, so color us impressed to find a one-bedroom with a balcony in the Upper Market area. Oh, and one-car parking is included. The bad news: the apartment's pretty boring—it has beige carpeting throughout and the kitchen has one of those fluorescent tube lights common in public restrooms. The rental's going for $2,495/month.
↑ Want to live on a pretty tony block of Nob Hill? $2,495/month will get you this pretty cute studio with massive windows and a bunch of closet space. Located just a block from Grace Cathedral and Huntington Park, the building at 1234 Jones is on a flat street in a notoriously hilly neighborhood. There's laundry in the building and parking can be had for a whopping $295/month. Cats are OK but require an additional $250 deposit. Sadly, dogs aren't allowed.
↑ A cozy Bernal Heights 400(ish)-square-foot studio nestled into the hill on a very small street named Rosenkranz and just a block down from Bernal Hill is on the market for $2,550/month. It's a garden-level in-law unit with southern exposure. More perks: It's got a private landscaped garden with a patio, deck, and BBQ. No laundry, no parking, but cats are OK.
↑ Right across the street from Kaiser Permanente (but in the back of the building) is this top-floor one-bedroom flat. Huge, monumental perk: The unit has its own laundry. That's right, for $2,500/month you can have your very own one-bedroom flat in Lower Pac Heights with an in-unit washer and dryer. There's also a pretty cool garden with lawn furniture and a mini-pond. No pets or parking.