If dogs truly are man's best friend, they're expensive companions. Between the food, the vet bills and the rent, owning a dog is a pricey commitment.
That's right—in Pacific Heights, it costs more to rent a dog-friendly one-bedroom apartment than to rent a place that is strictly pet-free. According to data provided by Zumper, a rental listings website, renting a canine-friendly apartment in Pacific Heights will cost you $100 more than the median monthly rental price.
We discovered that for studio and one-bedroom listings in Pacific Heights, the median rent is $3,838; but, for apartments that allow dogs, that median price jumps to $3,938. To put that into perspective, the median price for pet-free rentals in Pacific Heights is $3,410.
If you (and your furry friend) are on the lookout for a dog-friendly rental in Pacific Heights (or if you want to get a sense of what your neighbors are paying), take a gander at these listings:
1809 Broadway St.
When it comes the dog-friendly deal of the day in Pacific Heights, 1809 Broadway St. is the cheapest listing on Zumper that says "yes" to canines. It's listed at $3,650, which is $288 less than the median price of pet-friendly apartments in the neighborhood.
The one-bedroom apartment has one bathroom and comes equipped with hardwood floors, an office, a dishwasher, refrigerator and microwave. It's on the top-floor of a six-unit Victorian apartment building.
The listing agent refers to it as "cozy and charming" with plenty of "details and good natural light." It also allegedly has a "slight view" of the Bay. Parking in an additional $400 per month, and the minimum lease is 12 months.
2040 Franklin St.
Another dog-friendly rental in the neighborhood is the one-bedroom apartment at 2040 Franklin St. currently listed at $3,795 per month—$43 less than the median price for one-bedroom rentals in Pacific Heights.
In addition to permitting pets, the apartment comes with an upgraded kitchen, a private deck and an “oversized bedroom.” Parking is included, and there are “lots of windows and great bay views,” writes the listing agent.
Your dog, however, will most likely be happy that the unit is within walking distance to Fillmore and Union streets and Lafayette Park.
2200 Pacific Ave.
The priciest dog-friendly rental in Pacific Heights is located at 2200 Pacific Ave. The one-bedroom has one-and-a-half bathrooms and is listed at $4,900—$963 more than the median price of other apartments that allow pets in the neighborhood. PG&E utilities are included in the price.
Besides allowing renters to have dogs, the unit boasts assigned parking, hardwood floors, a dishwasher, high ceilings, a walk-in closet and a 24-hour doorman. It also has a den, and according to the listing agent, "thoughtful design upgrades" can make it a "usable flex space as a guest bedroom."
Play fetch on the private patio or take your pup for a walk upstairs to the heated rooftop pool and lounge with views of the Golden Gate Bridge and surrounding city.
Is a dog-friendly apartment in Pacific Heights worth an extra $100 per month to you? Tell us your opinion in the comments.
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