The Bianchi San Jose is a single speed available at Capitol Hill Bikes for $700. They call it a "simple, worry-free, do-it-all" bike.
Frame: Double-butted CrMo; sizes: 44-49-52-55-58-61
Crankset: Sugino 42T
Chain: KMC Z30
Sprocket: Shimano SF-MX30
Wheels: Alex Solo Track
Tires: WTB All Terrainasaurus 700 x 32C
Brakes: Cane Creek SCX-5
Pretty simple. Add fenders and a rack and call it a day.