Renting in the Bay Area: What does $3,500 get you?

140 S. Van Ness Ave. | Photos: Zumper

Curious just how far your dollar goes in the Bay Area?

We compared what $3,500 might get you in San Francisco, San Jose and Hayward, using data from rental site Zumper to present a snapshot of the area's rental landscape.

What amenities and square footage might you get for the money, and how does location change the equation?

Read on to see the listings, below. (Note: prices and availability are subject to change.)

Rental price medians are calculated considering all of the listings between zero and four bedrooms within a defined geography that appeared in Zumper's database over the 90-day period immediately preceding the publish date of this article.

Hoodline offers data-driven analysis of local happenings and trends across cities. Links included in this article may earn Hoodline a commission on clicks and transactions.
---

San Francisco -- 140 S. Van Ness Ave., #1026




This one-bedroom, one-and-a-half-bathroom apartment is located at 140 S. Van Ness Ave. in San Francisco's SoMa neighborhood. Asking $3,500/month, it's priced 7 percent higher than the $3,278 median rent for a one bedroom in San Francisco.

The building features garage parking, a fitness center, an elevator, on-site management and a business center. In the unit, which comes furnished, look for a mix of hardwood floors and carpeting, a walk-in closet, in-unit laundry, granite countertops, stainless steel appliances and a balcony. Pets are not permitted.

Walk Score indicates that the surrounding area is extremely walkable, is great for biking and boasts excellent transit options.

(Check out the complete listing here.)

San Jose -- 1021 Thyme Walkway




Next, there's this three-bedroom, three-and-a-half-bathroom spot situated at 1021 Thyme Walkway in San Jose's North Valley neighborhood. It's also listed for $3,500/month for its 1,587-square-feet of space--1 percent pricier than San Jose's median three-bedroom rent of $3,449.

When it comes to building amenities, expect a two-car garage and outdoor space. In the townhouse, you're promised air conditioning, a mix of hardwood floors and carpeting, a walk-in closet, in-unit laundry, granite countertops, stainless steel appliances and a breakfast bar. Pet owners, inquire elsewhere: this spot doesn't allow cats or dogs.

Per Walk Score ratings, the surrounding area requires a car for most errands, is relatively bikeable and has a few nearby public transportation options.

(Take a gander at the complete listing here.)

Hayward -- 22373 Happyland Ave.




This 1,227-square-foot four-bedroom, two-bathroom abode at 22373 Happyland Ave. in Hayward is listed at $3,500/month.

The remodeled home features a mix of hardwood floors and carpeting, a dishwasher, wooden cabinetry, closet space, large windows and a deck. Pets are not welcome.

According to Walk Score's assessment, the area around this address is moderately walkable.

(Check out the complete listing here.)
Related Topics:
realestateHoodlineSan Francisco