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Curbed Comparisons: What $2,500 rents in San Francisco right now

Five new rentals, from the Sunset to the Tenderloin

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: $2,500.

↑ At the very least, this tiny apartment in Cole Valley manages to be endearing for the $2,500/month. Coming in at 400 square feet, it’s considered a one-bedroom care of the pocket doors. On the plus side, not many micro-apartments in the city come with a fireplace. Talk about doing a lot with a little. It’s a pet-free lease, sadly; there’s always a catch.

↑ Though advertised as a “new building,” this place actually opened back in 2013 as the Lofts at Seven, the former KGO-TV Channel 7 studio turned into 88 tiny homes, including a loft-style place for $2,550/month. Note that these photos seem to be of a couple of different units in similar styles. Although not as amenity-packed (or pricey) as similar buildings in SoMa, the Lofts unit comes also has access to a roof deck, “outdoor cinema,” and fitness center. No word on pets.

↑ Two homes in the Inner Sunset for the same price offer a study in contrasts this week. First, a very tasteful one-bedroom, one-bath “garden condo” on 22nd and Vicente, the rock garden looking almost as big as the 675-square-foot apartment. It’s a sweet if slightly petite affair, and the view from the curb is quite classy. The price: $2,500/month. Pets are “considered,” which sounds downright considerate.

↑ And just a few blocks away at 12th and Moraga, but in seemingly an entire other world, this one-bedroom, one-bath Inner Sunset “bachelor pad” looks a bit scattered. But that’s presumably part of the deal and part of its charm. For $2,500/month it comes furnished, and not only are pets allowed but it boasts a “dog run” in the backyard, a multi-layered affair that’s quite a sight.

↑ And finally, a junior one-bed, one-bath, 500-square-foot studio for $2,500/month, which perhaps qualifies as a bargain in Bernal Heights these days, even if it is on the margins of the neighborhood at Coleridge and Fair. But the alcove bedroom is cute, it’s close to several mini parks and the Esmeralda Corridor, and the rent covers the wi-fi. No word on pets here either though.