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Rent in NYC, L.A., San Francisco: What $8,000/Month Can Get You Right Now

Welcome to Curbed Comparisons, a column that explores what one can rent for a set dollar amount in various cities across the U.S. Is one man's studio another man's townhouse? Let's find out! Today's price: $8,000/month.

↑ Brooklyn, NY (2 beds, 2 baths)—Whoever snags this airy two-bedroom apartment in Fort Greene better be keen on entertaining, because people will be begging to hang out on the rooftop terrace. "Dine al fresco under a pergola covered in wisteria overlooking a historic church or sunbathe surrounded by Japanese maples, junipers, and pines," the brokerbabble does not exaggerate here. Located on a brownstone block, a 15-minute subway ride from Manhattan, the 1,000-square-foot pad is renting furnished with a clean, modern look, and the property also comes with a doorman and a parking spot in a private garage.

↑ Venice, CA (2 beds, 2 bath)—First off, this 1,800-square-foot loft is two blocks from the world famous Venice Beach Boardwalk. Commercially zoned for live-work use, the open-plan space offers high ceilings, large glass windows, concrete floors, and, for better or worse depending on your taste, eye-popping art. Two parking spots are included.

↑ San Francisco, CA (3 beds, 1 bath)—In S.F., $1,700/month rents a sad, sad studio, but at $8,000/month, one can really start to live large. This spacious Victorian apartment in the trendy Hayes Valley has a formal dining room, private balcony, and brightly-painted bedrooms. Also important: the rent comes with 6 months of valet parking all over the city, which, for anyone who's ever tried parking in San Francisco, will sound like heaven on Earth.

↑ Boston, MA (2 beds, 2 baths)—Perch above the North End, Boston's oldest residential neighborhood and home to a passionate Italian-American community (and many stellar Italian restaurants.) This 2,219-square-foot penthouse features two bedroom suites, a huge open living-dining area, multiple fireplaces, tons of exposed brick, and a roof deck with a hot tub and city views. Parking is available in an offsite garage.

↑ Miami, FL (3 beds, 3 baths) —This 1,700-square-foot apartment checks off all the boxes for luxe, ocean-view livin': a glossy "designer" look, marble floors, a huge balcony, walk-in closet, and glass walls throughout. Per the listing, the "resort-like building" comes with garage parking.

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