San Francisco Rental: 1 Large Bedroom, Garden-View Apartment - $1,400
A huge perk of the Richmond District is its proximity to the beach. A short bike ride takes you to the Pacific Ocean, where you can take bike trails along dramatic cliffs and get a crazy view of the Marin County and the Golden Gate Bridge. Or frolic in Golden Gate Park; one of the nicest city parks in the country. A bike ride through this vista is like an exotic holiday.
The amenities of this apartment located on 12th Avenue between Geary and Anza include a large bedroom with a closet and hardwood floor, and a spacious, carpeted living room. The newly remodeled bathroom includes a renovated bathtub/shower.
There's more to know about this very reasonably priced San Francisco apartment....
Part of a four-unit building, it's large with hardwood floors (except in the carpeted living room). The kitchen has all you need: oven, dishwasher, new refrigerator, and a gas stove. The Richmond can be a bit chilly when the fog rolls in, so it's a definite bonus that the apartment comes with central heating. But on sunny San Francisco days you might want to utilize a shared yard. (Let's hope you don't have to share with psychos.) And for those with cars, there's plenty of street parking in the Richmond.
How does $1,400 compare to other one-bedroom apartments in the Richmond? It's a good price, but you've got to consider that this is a garden apartment -- they don't necessarily provide the best natural light. The lowest price I discovered for a Richmond one-bedroom was $1,395, but they also go as high as $2,250. And $1,400 is a reduction from its original $1,500 asking price!
It could be a great grab. Plus, utilities are included.
Incidentally, the district got its name from Australian immigrant and Japanese fine art dealer George Turner Marsh, one of the neighborhood's earliest residents, who called his home "the Richmond House" after the Melbourne suburb of Richmond. The district was originally an expanse of rolling dunes that was developed in the late 19th century.
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