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Curbed Comparisons: What $3,250 rents in San Francisco right now

Five new rentals, from Mission Creek to the Haight

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: $3,250.

↑ Technically, the Edgewater Apartments on Berry Street are at the tip of SoMa. But since they overlook Mission Creek (hence the building’s name), chances are future residents are going to identify more with Mission Bay across the way. No matter which direction a renter’s loyalties lie, a one bedroom, one and a half bath loft apartment here is $3,323/month. The lease is pet-friendly.

↑ It’s hard to miss the oddball curved angle roofs on these protruding apartments in Diamond Heights (trying to pass for Noe Valley in the ad). It’s $3,200/month for two bedrooms and one bath, and the ad plays up the “open ceiling beams” in the living room, which actually are rather pretty. There’s no word on pets, which is a shame given that the place abuts several parks and is even a reasonably short trip from Glen Canyon.

↑ For those searching for a little bit more room (1,100 feet in this case) for the same $3,200/month price, there’s a two bedroom and two bath apartment in Portola right around the corner from San Bruno Avenue. No word on how much the playhouse in the backyard goes for (note the mini-gold like patch of lawn), but in this market it probably pulls down $1,000/month all on its own. Sorry, no pets.

↑ The requisite Victorian for the week pops up in perennial Comparisons favorite the Haight, in this case a four-unit building right on Haight Street itself. The interior palette runs the gamut between buttery yellow and alarmingly deep orange, with the kitchen tucked away and laying low in an alcove off the living room. No dogs, but cats are okay, and the backyard packs a garden with a colorful medley of pebbles. The price is $3,250/month.

↑ Only one full, single-family house crossed the radar at this price point, a two bedroom, one bath place in Westwood Park immediately adjacent to CCSF’s Ocean Campus. The old school built-ins and mahogany inlay in the floors are quite handsome, and “the owner will consider small dogs,” which at least sounds broadminded. It’s $3,200/month for the full package.