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What $2,300 rents you in San Francisco right now

Five new rentals, from the Tenderloin to the Richmond

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: $2,300.

↑ Step inside this circa 1915 gem and potential renters will find a one-bath, top-floor Hayes Valley studio renting for $2,300/month, sans pets. Dimensions in that kitchenette look pretty tight from one end to the other, but people have made bigger sacrifices to get a toehold in the neighborhood, so we’ll see how this one fares.

↑ Meanwhile, this building from 1923 bills itself as a “recently renovated Victorian,” in what is probably an SEO bid. This is the Taylor Suites where $2,300/month covers a one-bath studio of indeterminate size plus utilities. Also, it’s located a few blocks from Union Square. Note that the building has several active ads on Craigslist with different photos, presumably of typical units.

↑ Meanwhile, more in-laws are opening up in the Sunset these days. Most have a claustrophobic vibe to them at best, but this one-bed, one-bath place on 23rd Avenue manages to appear a bit roomier than most. The abundance of natural light (surprisingly scarce in such units, at least on Craigslist) certainly go a long way in this context. The price is $2,295/month, but still no pets allowed.

↑ Conversely, north of Golden Gate Park on 29th Avenue in the Richmond, another little one-bath studio banks on more sun, less space, and not a lot else beyond picturesqueness. For $2,225/month, this one packs a little something extra in the form of a cat-friendly lease, something that even homes more than double the size and double the price in the city don’t offer. A little goes a long way for some folks.

↑ And finally, the Tenderloin presents an alcove one-bed studio on O’Farrell Street at the Hamilton Condominiums asking $2,200/month. The alcove in question provides something that’s not really a bedroom but certainly not a closet, but presumably is better than going without either. And it’s the only entirely pet-friendly building to come along all week—because for certain things renters just plain have to rely on the Tenderloin.

Poll

Which rental would you choose?

This poll is closed

  • 25%
    Tenderloin Alcove
    (115 votes)
  • 17%
    Richmond Studio
    (82 votes)
  • 7%
    Union Square Studio
    (34 votes)
  • 34%
    Sunset In-Law
    (159 votes)
  • 14%
    Hayes Valley Studio
    (68 votes)
458 votes total Vote Now