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What $2,800/Month Gets You in SF; Where to Swim in the Bay Area; Get to Know Telegraph Hill; More!

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Welcome to Curbed Cuts, where Curbed SF editor Sally Kuchar shares the top real estate and development news of the week.

SAN FRANCISCO—Curbed Comparisons debuts with a look at what $2,800 a month will rent you in the city. As you may or may not know, the aforementioned figure is now the city's alarming median rental price for a one bedroom. With that in mind, check out what that amount will get you in neighborhoods like Noe Valley and the Marina. Which is your favorite? We have a poll!

MID-MARKET—The renaissance of Mid-Market continues with the announcement that developer Group 1 has closed on a series of retail buildings on Market Street adjacent to the Warfield, and plans for the mixed-use 950 Center for Arts and Education on the site are kicking into high gear. Details on the plans, renderings and more are available here.

BAY AREA—Summer's here, and those wondering where to swim need look no further. We've mapped the 17 best places to swim in the Bay Area for under $10, and a few are even free to visit.

SAN FRANCISCO—This week's most expensive home raked in $3.55M, and a sumptuous Sea Cliff abode received $355K over asking. Read our full report (with photos!) for more information on the top three residential property sales of the week.

THE MISSION—Mini golf in the Mission? No joke. Urban Putt is hoping to set up shop at a former mortuary at 1096 South Van Ness. Look forward to a 2,100 sq. ft. putt putt course along with a restaurant. It's being designed by Matt Hollis Architects.

TELEGRAPH HILL—In the latest edition of our ongoing series The People's Guide, Nick DeWilde tells us about life in Telegraph Hill. He gives us a thorough rundown on local customs, hidden gems and other features that define this iconic neighborhood.

BAY AREA—Bart riders rejoice! Come 2017, new trains will replace what is currently the nation's oldest transit fleet. What should you expect? More doors, new seating materials, interactive features and sleek design.