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.
? Asking $2,475/month, this recently renovated studio Downtown has gleaming hardwood floors, granite countertops, and loads of light. The building itself has some of that Nob Hill charm, though it's farther south, at the corner of Bush and Taylor streets; there's laundry in the building, and cats are OK, but no parking.
? If space is what you require, consider this 1,200-square-foot one-bedroom in Glen Park. Asking $2,465, it's got hardwood floors in the main living areas and a bay window, but some dingy-looking carpet in what's probably the bedroom. The good news is that there's laundry in the unit, and the listing says there's also a "private yard," which is true if one assumes that yards are typically cement. The listing's also iffy on the unit's precise location: We're told it's minutes from Glen Park BART but also minutes from the Diamond Heights Safeway, two things that are not super close together by any stretch. Parking is on the street, and there's no mention of pets.
? In the Inner Sunset, this top-floor corner one-bedroom is renting for $2,450/month. It's got 700 square feet to speak of, and a set of glass doors between the living areas that let light through. The bathroom has been remodeled, per the listing, and you're barely a block from Golden Gate Park. No pets are allowed, sadly, and a parking space will set you back an extra fee. No mention of laundry.
? Here now is a gleaming studio in Nob Hill with shiny wood floors and a decent amount of light. The kitchen isn't the greatest, and a pair of slanted wall-mounted lamps pretty much dictates where your bed's going to go, unless you have a loveseat that's precisely that width. (Though the photos, we're told, could be of a "similar unit," so be prepared for something a bit more scuffed up, potentially.) The rent? $2,495/month. An extra $295/month will get you parking in the attached garage, and you can have a cat with an additional $250 deposit. There's laundry in the building.
? Down in the Mission District, there's a pretty studio with a shared roof deck asking $2,450/month. The main room has wood floors and a solitary pendant globe light. The kitchen has some unbecoming stripey green tile and the tiny foyer has one very awkwardly placed coatrack. Laundry is in the building, parking is on the street, and Dolores Park is one block away—which makes it extra sad that no pets are allowed.