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.
Sure we've shown bigger places, and even less expensive ones, but whoever decorated this week's Craigslist Deal deserves all the credit for pushing the apartment to the top of our radar. If you're wondering how to setup the home for maximum comfort and space, take a look at the listing's extensive images and you should be good to go.
You've done the roommate thing for far too long. All told you've been shacking up with others for almost the entirety of your twenties, and while the situation has had its perks (lower rent; easily accessible friends; possible love interests) it also has had its pitfalls (other people's sex noise; no alone time; ill-fated love interests). Needless to say, you're ready for a change. But other than moving to the East Bay or holing up in a flophouse on Market, you'll be hard-pressed to find even a studio in the city for around what you're used to paying. Lucky for you, this week's Craigslist Deal has you covered.
All hail the glorious sun! This past weekend's phenomenal weather made me want to worship that giant star much like the Aztecs, thanks to its spirit-lifting (and pasty leg-annhilating) powers. Even on typical city days where you'll only find a bit of sol peeking through a thick sheet of fog, I'll take what I can get. But that's easier said than done here where railroad-style apartments are in abundance and many units offer just one lone window at the end of a long corridor, providing more of a reminder of sun, rather than actually delivering any. I'm thankful then that there are places like this week's Craigslist deal to be had.
Sometimes I just can't be bothered with moving outside of a 5 block radius from my home–and by "sometimes" I mean pretty much all of the time. I like to blame it on MUNI's hatefulness (a great defense as you'd be hard-pressed to find someone who doesn't concur), but really it's just that my current 'hood has all it takes to keep me happy, and moving my bum for anything more sounds like effort better put towards Jenga championships, Mad Men marathons, and other matters of great import.