We usually harp on about apartments that are centrally located, but the main appeal of this week's Craigslist Deal is in the fact that it's ever so slightly removed.
Not that you'll be on the outskirts of the city mind you, it's just that, tucked away behind Buena Vista Park and next to Corona Heights Playground, this one bedroom unit feels like a quiet little oasis in the center of town.
A lot of people rag on the Outer Avenues. Whatever. The fewer people who know of all the hidden badass spots out there, the better. Take this week's Craigslist Deal for example, located at 29th and Geary in the Outer Richmond. Sure, you could live in the Mission and spend the better part of your weekend in line waiting for a scoop of ice cream to take back to cramped Dolores Park, but doesn't it sound way better to step out your front door and walk to the Legion of Honor, Baker Beach, Sea Cliff, the Presidio, or, of course, glorious Gold Gate Park?
It's hard to deny the appeal of charming, tree-lined Dolores, or of the ample array of activities that surround it. This week's Craigslist Deal is located close to the tail end of the street in Noe, and while the vibe here may be more subdued than around 16th, you're still in a prime spot–Dolores at Duncan, if you're wondering–for navigating your way around the area's plethora of diversions.
There are a number of perks to living in the Castro. You get good weather, a central location with easy MUNI access, great food in the area, and a big park perfect for sunbathing nearby. But let's be real; you want to move there for the nightlife. There's always something going on in this bustling, fun neighborhood, and with this week's Craigslist Deal right smack in the middle of it, you'll be sure not to miss any of the action.
Is this wretched July over yet? Thankfully there's only a week left, but still, August can't come fast enough. Let's hold out hope that with the new month comes better weather, and summer can really get started around here. With that in mind, this week's Craigslist Deal has the outdoor space you'll need in order to truly take advantage of the long-overdue change in seasons.
Located at Carl and Shrader, this one bedroom is just a block from Cole Valley's main drag. That means you'll be surrounded by great place to eat (Zazie, Eos) and shop (Say Cheese, Cole Hardware), and will be just steps away from the N Judah. The apartment was completely renovated in 2009, meaning the hardwood floors sparkle, the tiles and grout work are clean, and the kitchen is looking good.
We're moving into prime Sunset-living time. The weather's warming up, the beach is a straight shot away, the park's within spitting distance, and, yes, there's bound to be a big blanket of fog that rolls in from time to time, but for the most part it's easy living. If you're looking for a little outdoor oasis in the middle of the city, the Sunset's the spot for you, and this week's Craigslist Deal is the perfect bull's-eye from which to man your summer.
Most locals pride themselves on knowing the ins and outs of off-the-beaten-track SF. But in the quest for the newest, coolest, most underground spot, the city's more recognizable gems can end up woefully neglected. Like the New Yorker that's never been to the Statue of Liberty, many here haven't visited quintessential city icons since their days as, well, visitors. If such is the case for you, this week's Craigslist Deal will get you back in the thick of iconic SF in no time.
It may not officially change seasons until the 21st, but once the calendar hits June most everybody's already in a summer state of mind. Now if only the weather didn't feel like February (or November, or pretty much any month aside from September) around here. No matter how long we've been in the city, it's still a brutal shock every time June rolls around and you've still got to bust out a wool coat in the evening. Boost your odds of banishing said coat 'til winter by checking out this week's Craigslist Deal.
I'm always on the lookout for inexpensive apartments in Bernal Heights, but they're surprisingly elusive. Usually neighborhoods on the city's outskirts offer plenty of deal-worthy spaces, but apparently Bernal didn't get the memo. It must be that the neighborhood's many assets–cozy restaurants, a sprawling farmers market, proximity to the 101–are no longer a secret. So imagine my surprise when I came across this week's Craigslist Deal. It's a 1 bedroom located right on Cortland, the neighborhood's main drag–and it's only $1500, to boot.
Your motto is, "Let's keep things open". You don't like to commit, whether it be to a pile of furniture or a landlord, and long-term leases make you to break out in hives. Yet everywhere you turn people are asking for a mimimum of one year devoted to an abode. What's a commitment-phobe to do? Forget those lengthy leases and opt for this week's Craigslist Deal instead.