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Starting at $2,103
Updated 13 hrs ago
Southshore
901 Shorepoint Ct
Alameda, CA
Studio
$2,103
1 Bedroom
$2,451
2 Bedrooms
$3,082
Situated on 15 acres close to Robert W. Crown Memorial State Beach. Spacious homes with vaulted ceilings, fireplaces, pantries, and large balconies. On-site recreation lounge and convenience store. Laundry facilities on every floor.
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Starting at $2,115
Updated 16 hrs ago
Vue Alameda
1825 Poggi St
Alameda, CA
1 Bedroom
$2,115
2 Bedrooms
$2,535
Situated near the tranquil Webster Street in Alameda, these apartments offer peaceful living in the center of the city. Features include natural wood floors and granite countertops. Community with on-site laundry and carport.
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Starting at $2,161
Updated 14 hrs ago
Summer House Apartments
1826 Poggi St
Alameda, CA
1 Bedroom
$2,161
2 Bedrooms
$2,342
3 Bedrooms
$2,889
Excellent location close to schools, transportation and family-owned restaurants. Community includes pool, fitness facility and elevators. Units feature closets, balcony or patio, private storage and electric range.
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Starting at $1,995
Updated 2 days ago
Garden Court Apartments
557 Buena Vista Ave
Alameda, CA
1 Bedroom
$1,995
2 Bedrooms
$2,390
Excellent location, close to amenities like Woodstock Park and Longfellow Elementary. Residents enjoy units with garbage disposal, carpet and bathtubs. Community has carport, courtyard and pool.
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Starting at $3,326
Updated 23 days ago
Panomar
1100 Pacific Marina
Alameda, CA
1 Bedroom
$3,326
2 Bedrooms
$3,631
Nestled next to Shoreline Park and the Oakland Yacht Club. Luxury apartments boast marble bathrooms, floor-to-ceiling windows, and air conditioning. Enjoy the rooftop deck, carport, and concierge service. Close to the College of Alameda.
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Starting at $2,500
Updated 1 day ago
1636 Central Avenue
1636 Central Avenue
Alameda, CA
1 Bedroom
$2,500
Starting at $3,900
Updated 2 days ago
317 Carob Lane
317 Carob Lane
Alameda, CA
3 Bedrooms
$3,900
Starting at $4,500
Updated 3 days ago
1 Cotella Court
1 Cotella Court
Alameda, CA
4 Bedrooms
$4,500
Starting at $4,695
Updated 3 days ago
2709 5th Street
2709 5th Street
Alameda, CA
2 Bedrooms
$4,695
Starting at $3,895
Updated 7 days ago
713 Baywood Road
713 Baywood Road
Alameda, CA
3 Bedrooms
$3,895
Starting at $3,200
Updated 7 days ago
115 Parfait Lane
115 Parfait Lane
Alameda, CA
2 Bedrooms
$3,200
Starting at $3,200
Updated 7 days ago
2827 Burgner
2827 Burgner
Alameda, CA
2 Bedrooms
$3,200
Starting at $3,300
Updated 7 days ago
2101 Central Avenue H
2101 Central Avenue H
Alameda, CA
3 Bedrooms
$3,300
Starting at $4,400
Updated 7 days ago
427 Indian Bay
427 Indian Bay
Alameda, CA
3 Bedrooms
$4,400
Starting at $3,400
Updated 8 days ago
325 Kitty Hawk Rd
325 Kitty Hawk Rd
Alameda, CA
2 Bedrooms
$3,400
Starting at $5,300
Updated 8 days ago
207 Sweet Rd
207 Sweet Rd
Alameda, CA
4 Bedrooms
$5,300
Starting at $2,300
Updated 9 days ago
1206 Broadway
1206 Broadway
Alameda, CA
2 Bedrooms
$2,300
Starting at $1,650
Updated 9 days ago
892 Union Street
892 Union Street
Alameda, CA
1 Bedroom
$1,650
Starting at $2,100
Updated 9 days ago
878 Oak Street
878 Oak Street
Alameda, CA
1 Bedroom
$2,100
Starting at $2,350
Updated 10 days ago
1012 Walnut Street
1012 Walnut Street
Alameda, CA
2 Bedrooms
$2,350
Starting at $2,000
Updated 17 days ago
950 Shorepoint Court #302
950 Shorepoint Court #302
Alameda, CA
1 Bedroom
$2,000
Starting at $3,500
Updated 20 days ago
115 Shepardson Lane
115 Shepardson Lane
Alameda, CA
Studio
$3,500
Starting at $3,200
Updated 29 days ago
625 Sheffield Road
625 Sheffield Road
Alameda, CA
2 Bedrooms
$3,200
Starting at $2,900
Updated 1 month ago
333 Maitland Drive
333 Maitland Drive
Alameda, CA
2 Bedrooms
$2,900

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City GuideAlameda

What do Victorian houses, a fabulous view of the San Francisco skyline, absinthe and the Coast Guard have to do with each other? Aside from each being awesome in their own right and one making you see little green fairies, they all have roots in Alameda, California.

“The Island City” is located in California’s Bay Area, across from Oakland. Offering more than a great coastline, the city is full of culture. Have your heart set on a city with small town appeal yet a dash of sophistication? Alameda has that. Searching for a living area with eye-pleasing views and an outstanding climate? Alameda has that. What doesn’t Alameda have, you ask? You. Let’s work on that, shall we?

Neighborhoods in Alameda

Alameda recently ranked 31st out of 100 best places to live so it shouldn’t be too hard to find a spot in this city to call home. Tree-lined streets, small town feel and the kind of lifestyle that is only available in the bay area are some of the many things you’ll find in Alameda (besides all that other stuff we listed). The city is broken into sections based on shore location (west end, south shore, etc.) so it should be easy to follow along and find what appeals to you. Here we go...

West End: A location with running/biking trails near the water, the West End is a neighborhood where stepping outside and taking in the views is an added perk. Living in the West End means proximity to parks, the USS Hornet Museum, and SF Ferry access. Better yet, it means you’ll be within walking distance to wineries, dining and shopping. Older, established homes (many Victorian) share the streets with gated apartment communities and townhomes. The apartment living in here often features resort style pools, concierge service, & newer appliances.

South Shore: A great area for commuters (minutes from Oakland, Berkeley and SF), this part of the city rests along the shoreline of the SF Bay. Older homes line the streets while apartment homes offering city loft options and cozy townhome appeal makeup the South Shore landscape. South Shore apartment living offers gated access, fitness centers, tennis clubs, beach access and breathtaking views within a reasonable distance to shopping and dining areas.

Central Alameda: This neighborhood is home to locally owned shops/restaurants, laid-back apartment communities and classic Alameda homes. Many complexes here feature green living options. Living down here puts you quite close to the business and historic districts where the streets are lined with old Victorian homes and the vibe is especially easy going. Festivals and fairs take place around here and while there is always something to do, the downtown area of Alameda is California chill.

Adjusting to Alameda – Things to Know:

Alameda is all about going green. Recycling programs and energy efficiency are huge here. Apartments often feature eco-friendly additions, on-site recycling centers and carpool clubs. There is even a community effort for lower electric bills. Living here gives you peace of mind about helping the environment.

Speed limits here are strictly enforced due to the town’s small size. As a result, most areas have an enforced speed limit of 25 mph. Attention speed demons: slow your roll.

Alameda may be small but it’s very diverse. Where else can you compete in a sand castle contest and attend a wine fair all in one town, in one day? Keeping with the variety is the spice of life theme, there’s a strong history of art and service around here. For every museum and art shop, there is a naval museum, aircraft memorials or a Coast Guard boat off the shoreline. It even has the nickname “Coast Guard City.”

But if being outside is also your thing, this place is pretty much a slam-dunk. Windsurfing, biking and cycling are just a few of the activities you can enjoy in this Bay Area community. Life is tranquil and breezy in this small town. Weather in Alameda is pretty close to perfect. Summers are generally mild, with temperatures reaching the 60s (maybe 70s in September). Winters are slightly chilly with lows in the 40s, highs in the 50s, and a decent chance for wetness. Mist and fog are not unheard of in colder months, and the wintertime is often filled with more rain than the summer here.

Note: You may find yourself dressing up in black and silver gear (with spiked shoulders) and becoming a diehard Raiders fan. You know those people you see on TV that look like KISS video extras? It’s par for the course here. Embrace it.

Transportation:

Public transit is one thing this city does best. Served by the BART shuttle service, the AC Transit line and two ferries (which can take you to Oakland and SF), Alameda makes transportation easy. There are also two FREE shuttles.

As for driving in the city, it’s important to know right off the bat that Alameda is served by three bridges (all connecting through Oakland). The Webster Street Tube (aka a two-lane tunnel that goes underwater!) can also be used to connect drivers to Oakland through the city’s Chinatown area. Residents also rely on U.S. 61 to get in and around the area and hop on the 880 for commuting and trips into other parts of the bay area. As noted before, the speed limit here is strictly enforced, so if you have a need for speed, save it for weekend road trips.

Alameda offers a sense of charm seldom found in other locations around the US. No matter who you are or where you’ll come from, you’ll find something to love about Alameda in no time. Alameda offers the perfect balance between hustle and bustle excitement of the nearby big cities and the complete serenity that living here evokes. It’s a beach town with a Pleasantville charm. It isn’t hectic. It isn’t overwhelming. It’s just simply Alameda. And it’s a great place to call home.

Rent Report
Alameda

May 2018 Alameda Rent Report

Welcome to the May 2018 Alameda Rent Report. Alameda rents declined over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Alameda rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the metro, state, and nation.

Alameda rents declined significantly over the past month

Alameda rents have declined 0.6% over the past month, but have increased slightly by 1.0% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Alameda stand at $2,330 for a one-bedroom apartment and $2,930 for a two-bedroom. This is the second straight month that the city has seen rent decreases after an increase in February. Alameda's year-over-year rent growth lags the state average of 2.1%, as well as the national average of 1.5%.

    Rents rising across the San Francisco Metro

    Throughout the past year, rent increases have been occurring not just in the city of Alameda, but across the entire metro. Of the largest 10 cities that we have data for in the San Francisco metro, 8 of them have seen prices rise. Here's a look at how rents compare across some of the largest cities in the metro.

    • Berkeley has seen rents fall by 3.4% over the past year, the biggest drop in the metro. It also has the least expensive rents in the San Francisco metro, with a two-bedroom median of $2,580.
    • Berkeley has the least expensive rents in the San Francisco metro, with a two-bedroom median of $2,580; additionally, the city has seen the fastest rent growth in the metro over the past month (1.5%).
    • San Mateo has the most expensive rents of the largest cities in the San Francisco metro, with a two-bedroom median of $4,340; rents remained steady over the past month.

    Many large cities nationwide show more affordable rents compared to Alameda

    As rents have increased marginally in Alameda, large cities nationwide have seen rents grow more quickly. Compared to most large cities across the country, Alameda is less affordable for renters.

    • Rents increased moderately in other cities across the state, with California as a whole logging rent growth of 2.1% over the past year. For example, rents have grown by 2.4% in San Jose, 2.1% in Los Angeles, and 1.9% in San Diego.
    • Alameda's median two-bedroom rent of $2,930 is above the national average of $1,170. Nationwide, rents have grown by 1.5% over the past year compared to the 1.0% increase in Alameda.
    • While Alameda's rents rose marginally over the past year, some cities nationwide saw increases as well, including Phoenix (+2.3%) and Dallas (+1.3%).
    • Renters will generally find more expensive prices in Alameda than most large cities. For example, Phoenix has a median 2BR rent of $1,030, where Alameda is more than two-and-a-half times that price.

    For more information check out our national report. You can also access our full data for cities and counties across the U.S. at this link.

    City
    Median 1BR price
    Median 2BR price
    M/M price change
    Y/Y price change
    San Francisco
    $2,440
    $3,060
    0
    1.3%
    Fremont
    $2,920
    $3,670
    1.4%
    5%
    Hayward
    $2,240
    $2,820
    0.4%
    1%
    Concord
    $2,440
    $3,060
    0.6%
    1.9%
    Berkeley
    $2,050
    $2,580
    1.5%
    -3.4%
    Richmond
    $2,110
    $2,650
    0.3%
    3.9%
    Antioch
    $2,860
    $3,600
    -0.1%
    4.3%
    Daly City
    $2,430
    $3,050
    0.2%
    2.5%
    San Mateo
    $3,460
    $4,340
    0.3%
    0.4%
    San Leandro
    $2,170
    $2,720
    0.3%
    -0.8%
    Livermore
    $2,390
    $3,000
    1%
    1.2%
    Redwood City
    $2,690
    $3,380
    -0.2%
    0.4%
    Alameda
    $2,330
    $2,930
    -0.6%
    1%
    San Ramon
    $2,930
    $3,680
    0.9%
    2.2%
    Pleasanton
    $2,910
    $3,650
    0.8%
    0.3%
    Union City
    $2,700
    $3,390
    2.5%
    3.2%
    Walnut Creek
    $2,450
    $3,080
    0.3%
    1%
    Pittsburg
    $2,370
    $2,980
    0.9%
    2.6%
    Castro Valley
    $2,450
    $3,080
    -0.3%
    0.9%
    San Rafael
    $2,590
    $3,250
    0.2%
    1.4%
    Dublin
    $2,980
    $3,740
    2.2%
    5.6%
    San Bruno
    $2,850
    $3,580
    1.9%
    0.2%
    Pacifica
    $2,970
    $3,730
    0.2%
    4%
    Martinez
    $2,410
    $3,030
    -0.3%
    0.9%
    Pleasant Hill
    $2,610
    $3,280
    0.6%
    -1.8%
    Burlingame
    $2,720
    $3,420
    1.8%
    5.4%
    Belmont
    $2,670
    $3,360
    0.1%
    0.1%
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    Read more about our new methodology below, or see a more detailed post here.

    Methodology:

    Apartment List is committed to making our rent estimates the best and most accurate available. To do this, we start with reliable median rent statistics from the Census Bureau, then extrapolate them forward to the current month using a growth rate calculated from our listing data. In doing so, we use a same-unit analysis similar to Case-Shiller’s approach, comparing only units that are available across both time periods to provide an accurate picture of rent growth in cities across the country.

    Our approach corrects for the sample bias inherent in other private sources, producing results that are much closer to statistics published by the Census Bureau and HUD. Our methodology also allows us to construct a picture of rent growth over an extended period of time, with estimates that are updated each month.

    Read more about our methodology here.

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    We are continuously working to improve our methodology and data, with the goal of providing renters with the information that they need to make the best decisions.

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