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.
While I've been dying to get a dog for years, a part of me feels like city pups get the short end of the (fetching) stick. Being stuck in an apartment for most of the day then let out only to walk around a concrete jungle trying to find the tiniest swatch of green to pee on–it just doesn't seem too fair. But the location of this week's pet-friendly Craigslist Deal could make me change my tune.
Who hasn't daydreamed of escaping to Paris? You'd spend your days strolling the cobbled streets, stopping here and there for a croissant or a romantic tête à tête, then return in the evening to your grand, crumbling old flat over the Rue de Something-or-other for a bottle of wine. Well if you've yet to accrue enough frequent flyer miles to start living the Rive Gauche life, we might have the next best thing. This week's Craigslist deal has all the trappings of that Parisian flat of your dreams-minus the crumbling part, as luck would have it.
Living within walking distance of work is a dream for many, but with rent prices in our City's center continuously climbing skywards, it can be a hard one to realize. Yet with a lot of luck and many hours spent searching, you might be able to score discount digs downtown. That, or you can just check out this week's Craigslist deal.
First apartments can be daunting. When I first moved to San Francisco it was with little more than a few pots and pans and a sheet set to my name. My first place in town consisted of a mattress on the ground (sans box spring), a chair, and a desk–and it stayed that way for longer than I care to admit. Yes, with so much to see and do in a new city, setting up your home in a timely fashion can feel overwhelming. Lucky for you, this week's fully-furnished Craigslist Deal will take care of all that pesky decorating, and at under $900, no less.
Living near inexpensive food options is crucial for workaholics, the cooking-challenged... pretty much everyone who needs a break from the kitchen from time to time. This week's Craigslist deal is located smack in the middle of cheap food central - and best of all, it's all really fricking good. At 20th and Irving, you're on the same block as one of the best pho places in the city (that's PPQ, if you're wondering) and within blocks of both Marnee Thai locations; Arizmendi is a short walk, as are crave-worthy burritos (Gordo's), hangover-curing greasy spoons (Art's), and legendary chicken wings (San Tung).
Oh, Mama's. We'd gladly trek across the city for a plate of your French toast, but with this week's Craigslist deal, we wouldn't have to. Located just half a block from Mama's brunch spot and Washington Square, this North Beach cottage is the perfect location for late morning brunches and leisurely strolls–two necessities for happy living, says us. Relax on the unit's private deck, then head inside to a newly renovated kitchen, complete with dishwasher and gas stove (the ad also lists "reefer" as a kitchen area bonus–um, you'll have to ask about that on the tour).
There are generally two types of city inhabitants: those eager to jump into the thick of metropolitan life in all its gritty, raw beauty, and those who balk at the thought. If you consider yourself the former, this week's Craigslist deal is for you. Located downtown in the 'love it or leave it' Tenderloin, it's not a home for the weak of heart. But for central location, ease of transportation, and authentic city living, it can't be beat.