We compared what $3,700 might get you in San Francisco, San Jose, Cupertino and Dublin, 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? (Note: prices and availability are subject to change.)
Take a look at the listings, below.
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.
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San Francisco -- 869 46th Ave.
This 1,100-square-foot, 3-bedroom, 1-bathroom spot is located at 869 46th Ave. in San Francisco's Outer Richmond neighborhood. Asking $3,700 / month, it's priced 36 percent below the $5,800 median rent for a 3-bedroom in San Francisco.
In the unit, the listing promises hardwood flooring, in-unit laundry, a dishwasher, stainless steel appliances, an attic and granite countertops. Building amenities include outdoor space, on-site management and storage. Pet are negotiable.
According to Walk Score, this location is moderately walkable, is convenient for biking and offers many nearby public transportation options.
(See the complete listing here.)
San Jose -- 88 E San Fernando St., #1402
Next, there's this 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom apartment over at 88 E San Fernando St. in San Jose's Downtown neighborhood. It's also listed for $3,700 / month--40 percent pricier than San Jose's median 2-bedroom rent of $2,650.
In this furnished unit, look for hardwood floors, a balcony, in-unit laundry, a dishwasher, stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, large windows and a walk-in closet. This wheelchair accessible building offers assigned parking, a swimming pool, a fitness center, concierge service, secured entry, outdoor space, a residents lounge and an elevator. Cats and dogs are not welcome.
Per Walk Score ratings, the surrounding area is a "walker's paradise," is a "biker's paradise" and is a haven for transit riders.
(Check out the complete listing here.)
Cupertino -- 10566 White Fir Court
Listed at $3,700 / month, this 1,265-square-foot, 3-bedroom, 1.5-bathroom townhouse at 10566 White Fir Court in Cupertino's Southside neighborhood is 8 percent below Cupertino's median 3-bedroom rent of $4,000.
In the unit, you'll get a dishwasher, in-unit laundry, a ceiling fan, a patio, granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, wooden cabinetry and recessed lighting. Amenities offered in the building include assigned parking and a swimming pool. Good news for animal lovers: both dogs and cats are welcome here.
According to Walk Score, the area around this address is somewhat walkable and is bikeable.
(Take a look at the full listing here.)
Dublin -- 6782 S Mariposa Lane
Finally, check out this 2,007-square-foot 4-bedroom, 3.5-bathroom spot at 6782 S Mariposa Lane in Dublin. It's listed for $3,700 / month, which is 3 percent less than Dublin's median 4-bedroom rent of $3,828.
In the unit, you'll find a walk-in closet, a mix of hardwood floors and carpeting, a dishwasher, stainless steel appliances, granite countertops and in-unit laundry. Neither cats nor dogs are welcome.
According to Walk Score, the area around this address is somewhat walkable.
(Take a look at the complete listing here.)