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Rent in Chicago, Brooklyn, San Francisco: What $9,000/month gets you right now

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From a renovated Queen Anne Victorian to a loft penthouse

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 person's studio another's townhouse? Let's find out! Today's price: $9,000/month...a little window-shopping never hurt nobody.

San Francisco, CA (5 beds, 2 baths)—By far the most charming of a handful of $9,000/month rentals in San Francisco right now, this spacious pad in a Queen Anne Victorian is a stone’s throw from both Alamo Square, home of the famous "Painted Ladies" Victorians, and the Full House house. The top-floor unit comes with new quartz counters, stainless steel appliances, refreshed walls and flooring, skylights, and a shared deck.

Chicago, IL (2 beds, 3 baths)—$9,000/month can snag you a 2,700-square-foot apartment in the historic McCormick mansion on Chicago’s swanky Gold Coast. High ceilings, multiple fireplaces, and a gourmet kitchen are the highlights here, along with very bold decor.

San Diego, CA (3 beds, 2 baths)—This is basically the San Diego dream: a charming Mediterranean with astounding views of the ocean and shore, plus lush outdoor space to soak in the everybody-agreed-upon "perfect weather." Vintage beams and oak plank flooring throughout add some warmth.

Dallas, TX (4 beds, 4.5 baths)—Another quaint Mediterranean, but in north Dallas. The updated, 3,730-square-foot home—slightly under budget at $8,500/month—has lovely tiling on the stairs and in the kitchen, along with plenty of built-ins and a sizable backyard with a patio.

Brooklyn, NY (3 beds, 3 baths)—This 2,000-square-foot penthouse is peak Williamsburg luxury living. Set atop a pre-war warehouse turned loft condos, the high-ceilinged home (14 feet to be exact) offers an open living/dining/kitchen layout, oversized en-suite master bedroom, exposed brick, and three (!) terraces,