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Skyrocketing Rental Rates; George Lucas and the Presidio; the City's Cheapest Real Estate; More!

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EVERYWHERE—The average monthly rent of a one bedroom in San Francisco is currently $2,700. We got our hands on a map of each average by neighborhood. South Beach is the most expensive with an average of $3,575 per one bedroom, and the Outer Mission/Excelsior is the cheapest with an average of $1,520.

PRESIDIO—George Lucas and 15 others are fixing to transform the Presidio's Commissary building. Sports Basement currently rents the space, but it'll be moving to a warehouse down the street once its lease is up. We've got a gallery of the 16 different proposals, which range from history and environmental centers to a George Lucas Cultural Arts Museum.


EVERYWHERE—Curious about stock co-ops in San Francisco? We sat down with realtors Alex Clark and Luba Muzichenko to help better understand the elusive, exclusive type of real estate.

CASTRO—A reader asked and we answered. What's the story with the new Starbucks at Market and Sanchez? We have all the deets on the new LEED-certified Starbucks plan.

TENDERNOB—Are you a well-heeled person who wants to live close to all the action of Downtown? The penthouse at the Belgravia is up for grabs for a mere $1.25M. The 2-bed, 1.5-bath condo is super glamourous with highlights like crown mouldings with 22 carat gold leaf.

EVERYWHERE—Looking to save some cash by buying small? We've mapped the ten least expensive properties for sale in the city that are under 1,000 square feet. Every single property is under $500K.

MARINA1456 Chestnut is the newest condo development to hit the market. The super slick and swanky condos are asking between $1.649M and $2.095M. The building's slated to receive a LEED Platinum certification.