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San Francisco Rent Comparisons: What $6,500/Month Gets You

Five rentals on the market right now, including a remarkable influx of Edwardian vacancies

Welcome to Curbed Comparisons, a regular column exploring what you can rent for a set dollar amount in different neighborhoods. Is one person's studio another person's townhouse? Let's find out.Today's price: $6,500.

↑ Since the Castro is always the most popular neighborhood in Comparisons, we'll start with a three bed, two and a half bath house near 20th Street for $6,500/month. It's one of those big, wide, sunny Victorian numbers circa 1908, with bay windows in the living room. Downstairs you will find a separate in-law unit with gorgeous beams. As written, the ad suggests that one of the bedrooms comes with a zen garden, which we suspect means it has a view of the outside garden. Note that these photos are a few years old. Also, this is another no-pets listing.

↑ And since Noe Valley is as in-demand as the Castro, next up is an Edwardian flat on Dolores, also inside of a 1908 building. It's three bedrooms and one and a half baths for $6,500/month. The ad boast period details in the floors, ceilings, moldings, and wainscoting. There's even a stained glass window in the full bathroom, which is gorgeous. (Because let's face it, if any room in most houses needs a little extra push in the class department, it's a main bath.)

↑ For our third offering, we have another Noe Valley pad just down the street, in yet another 1908 Edwardian on Dolores. This place features two bedrooms and two bathrooms for $6,500/month (must be a lucky number). It's 1,800 square feet (versus the other Noe Valley flat's smaller 1,429) and comes with coved ceilings, French doors, Italian floor tiles, and a wood stove in the dining room. No mention of pets on either of these, which, alas, usually means no.

↑ Old Edward VII just won't quit, because another one has come up, this one in the Haight. This gem comes in at a whopping four bedrooms and two baths (the ad says 2.25, but a quarter bath is usually just a sink, which is not a bathroom in our book) for $6,500/month. In total, 1,500 square feet. The unit is rent-controlled, which is ideal for the renter, and loves showing off the lattice on the bay windows in two of the bedrooms. No dogs, but you're good for two cats.

↑ We close out in the Richmond with a three bedroom, two bathroom house immediately across the street from George Washington High School and three blocks from Golden Gate Park. It's the biggest of the lot at over 2,200 square feet, replete with a deck, triple parlor, downstairs in-law, and Carrera marble counters in the kitchen. Good news, pet owners: Both dogs and cats are permitted.