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863 Cheap Apartments for rent in Alameda, CA

Finding cheap apartments in Alameda takes some ingenuity and effort, as well as quick action. Before you head out on your search, bring along pay stubs, bank statements, letters ... Read Guide >
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37 Units Available
Summer House Apartments
1826 Poggi St
Alameda, CA | West End
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$1,763
846 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$2,319
1084 sqft
Last updated March 3 at 01:46 AM
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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9 Units Available
Southshore
901 Shorepoint Ct
Alameda, CA | East End
Studio
$1,770
560 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,149
724 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,750
1180 sqft
Last updated March 3 at 01:45 AM
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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5 Units Available
Garden Court Apartments
557 Buena Vista Ave
Alameda, CA | West End
1 Bedroom
$1,814
610 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,100
800 sqft
Last updated March 3 at 01:45 AM
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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4 Units Available
Rica Vista
1825 Poggi St
Alameda, CA | West End
1 Bedroom
$2,083
700 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,450
1163 sqft
Last updated March 3 at 12:16 AM
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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18 Units Available
Marine View Apartments
564 Central Avenue
Alameda, CA | West End
Studio
$1,925
480 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,195
720 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,495
967 sqft
Last updated March 3 at 01:45 AM
We are located 50 yards from the bay. Crab Cove is just short stroll around the corner. The TransBay bus to San Francisco stops just down the street. A short stroll brings you to the waters edge at Crab Cove. Free concerts at Crab Cove the second Friday evening during the summer months. The year-round Alameda Farmers Market produce and flowers fresh from the garden to a location around the corner once a week. The Ferry to San Francisco is a short drive, or bus ride, down the street.
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10 Units Available
Three Crown
2020 Santa Clara Avenue
Alameda, CA | East End
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$2,255
780 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,595
554 sqft
Last updated March 3 at 01:45 AM
Freeway access, close to parks and recreation facilities, Crown Harbor Area, Walking Distance to Park Street and shopping and walking distance to the elementary school.
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2 Units Available
Park Regent
2110 Santa Clara Avenue
Alameda, CA | East End
Studio
$1,645
520 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,845
694 sqft
Last updated March 3 at 12:30 AM
Park Regent features some of the largest apartment homes in Alameda, highlighted with stunning architectural elements to create unique and sophisticated living spaces. Our apartment homes boast oversized windows, vintage tile bathrooms, galley kitchens, walk in closets and tons of built in storage. A short 10 minute drive will find you at either the Fruitvale or Lake Merritt BART stations. Our cozy community caters to our local residents, just moments walking distance from Alameda Island's vintage Park Street, where a multitude of great food, shopping and entertainment await you. Our hidden courtyard offers a retreat from your busy life with lush landscaping and sustainable community vegetable gardens. Limited private garage parking is available at times for those with vehicles. We are happy to offer an array of online services for our residents: online rental payments, service request submission and you can easily contact our management any time day or night with just a few computer or mobile device clicks. Park Regent is a quiet, pet friendly and smoke free building with limited availability. Don't miss out, call now to schedule a tour of your new home!
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5 Units Available
2510 Central Avenue
2510 Central Avenue
Alameda, CA | East End
Studio
$2,195
425 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,195
432 sqft
Last updated March 3 at 02:02 AM
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9 Units Available
Surfside Apartments
434 Central Ave
Alameda, CA | West End
1 Bedroom
$2,299
580 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,499
700 sqft
Last updated March 2 at 10:38 AM
1 Unit Available
2212 Clinton Avenue - C
2212 Clinton Avenue
Alameda, CA | East End
Studio
$1,675
400 sqft
Last updated March 3 at 01:49 AM
Fabulous Studio Apartment- Available Now. Spacious and Charming unit - Light-Filled upper-level unit with plenty of windows to let in the sunshine and air. Close proximity to shops and entertainment. Email: yvonne@dragonflyproperties.com to make an appointment to view the property. We are taking COVID 19 precautions and will need to have no more than 2 people from the same family attend the appointment with the Property Manager. We only show vacant units, and it must be by appointment only.
1 Unit Available
2310 Pacific Avenue - D
2310 Pacific Avenue
Alameda, CA | East End
Studio
$1,675
400 sqft
Last updated March 3 at 01:49 AM
This is a charming second-floor Studio in a secure building close to Park Street. Full Kitchen, Shower Only (no Bathtub)
1 Unit Available
2701 Central Avenue - Duplex
2701 Central Avenue
Alameda, CA | East End
1 Bedroom
$2,400
800 sqft
Last updated March 3 at 01:49 AM
Charming Lower Level One Bedroom One Bath Apartment with Lots of Space. Decorative Fireplace and Lots of Victorian Era Charm. The hardwood floors are beautiful, The windows let in lots of natural light, and if you prefer a darker room the shades are meant to block out the daylight. The laundry located in the basement has new large energy-efficient machines. The shared yard is available for Barb-BQ's, gardening or just relaxing under the shade tree. There is one uncovered parking space in the driveway and the garage is shared for parking or storage. This is not just an apartment it is HOME. No Fee to Tenants The application process is free the credit report fee is $30
1 Unit Available
2254 San Jose Avenue
2254 San Jose Avenue
Alameda, CA | East End
1 Bedroom
$1,800
620 sqft
Last updated March 3 at 01:49 AM
Charming, Quirky 1 bedroom 1 bath, Shower only- This Beautiful Victorian building with one available unit on the main floor. Hardwood floors and tall ceilings. One block from Park Street and walking distance to SouthShore Shopping Mall and the Beach. No Off street parking and No laundry facility on site. There is a local laundry mat at the corner of San Jose and Park Street . Pet Friendly with additional rent requested. Sq Footage is approx. only Tenant Pays Electricity Owner Pays Gas, Garbage and Water Owner pays Rental Fee to Dragonfly Property Services CaBRE# 01526153 Charming Victorian, Multi-unit building. This apartment has a separate entrance and exit.
1 Unit Available
1529 Union Street #B - Lease up
1529 Union Street
Alameda, CA | East End
Studio
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2 Bedrooms
$2,400
Last updated March 2 at 10:57 AM
1529 Union Street #B - 2 bedroom / 1 bathroom - 1529 Union Street #B is sunny and bright 2 bedroom 1 bath unit has been updated with decorative fireplace and is a great space for your new home. Beautiful kitchen has Dishwasher, gas stove, Refrigerator, on site laundry, and large shared backyard. Street parking. Lease terms: 1 year lease Rent: $2400 Security Deposit: $3100 One time rental  fee (30% of the first month rent) ?Tenant pays gas and electric No Pets Laundry: Coin Contact the CZRE leasing team to schedule a viewing. Due to the current COVID-19 restrictions and high volume of inquires, please be patience with us. *Please note that our showing schedule is typically Monday-Friday 9am-4pm and weekends by appointment only. To expedite your request, include property address in the subject line with a few dates and times that you are available to preview. We look forward to getting you into this great community. Do not disturb residents. Cerda-Zein Real Estate, Inc is an equal housing opportunity company. Listed by Cerda-Zein Real Estate, Lic #01878914 See more rentals at https://cerda-zein.com/for-rent/ All information deemed reliable but has not been verified or guaranteed. No Pets Allowed (RLNE6464609)
1 Unit Available
2432 Webb Ave #A - Lease up
2432 Webb Avenue
Alameda, CA | East End
1 Bedroom
$1,750
Last updated March 2 at 10:57 AM
2432 Webb Ave #A - 1 bedroom / 1 bathroom - 2432 Webb Ave #A is a ute and charming 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom apartment. Kitchen with dining area and a vintage wedgewood stove. Hookups for washer/dryer and a shared backyard. Tenant pays all utilities. Great central location, close to Park Street with shops and restaurants galore! Lease terms: 1 year lease? Rent: $1750 Security Deposit: $2400 ?Pets: No? Tenant pays all utilities? Rental fee: 30% split between owner and tenant ?Street Parking? Laundry Hookups Contact the CZRE leasing team to schedule a viewing. Due to the current COVID-19 restrictions and high volume of inquires, please be patience with us. *Please note that our showing schedule is typically Monday-Friday 9am-4pm and weekends by appointment only. To expedite your request, include property address in the subject line with a few dates and times that you are available to preview. We look forward to getting you into this great community. Do not disturb residents. Cerda-Zein Real Estate, Inc is an equal housing opportunity company. Listed by Cerda-Zein Real Estate, Lic #01878914 See more rentals at https://cerda-zein.com/for-rent/ All information deemed reliable but has not been verified or guaranteed. No Pets Allowed (RLNE6424431)
1 Unit Available
1440 6th Street 1
1440 Sixth Street
Alameda, CA | West End
1 Bedroom
$1,900
Last updated March 2 at 10:57 AM
West Alameda, 1 Bedroom with Hardwood Floors - Property Id: 505795 One Bedroom Apartment on the 1st Floor (above ground level), Front Facing Unit which gets an abundance of Natural Light. The building and the apartment are both well maintained. The apartment features hardwood floors, a beautiful arched bay window in the living room and also a large walk-in closet in the living room. Short walk to Crab Cove, nearby Webster Street and Public Transportation. Shown by appointment only. Please call Dianne at 510-748-5410 Apply at TurboTenant: http://rental.turbotenant.com/p/1440-6th-street-alameda-ca-unit-1/505795 Property Id 505795 No Pets Allowed (RLNE6421911)
1 Unit Available
1012 Walnut St #B - Lease up
1012 Walnut Street
Alameda, CA | East End
2 Bedrooms
$2,400
Last updated March 2 at 10:57 AM
1012 Walnut St #B - 2 bedroom / 1 bathroom - 1012 Walnut St #B is a 2 Bedroom, 1 Bath apartment located two blocks from Downtown Alameda's Park Street. Step into the beautiful home with wood floors, lots of natural light, Stainless steel appliances. 1 off-street parking, shared laundry and small yard. The Downtown location gives you easy access to Park Street, restaurants, shops,  movies, local eats, lounges, and public transportation! Lease Terms: One year lease ?Rent: $2400? Security Deposit: $3100? Tenant pay gas and electric? One time rental  fee (30% of the first month rent)? Pets negotiable ? 1 off-street parking Coin laundry Contact the CZRE leasing team to schedule a viewing. Due to the current COVID-19 restrictions and high volume of inquires, please be patience with us. *Please note that our showing schedule is typically Monday-Friday 9am-4pm and weekends by appointment only. To expedite your request, include property address in the subject line with a few dates and times that you are available to preview. We look forward to getting you into this great community. Do not disturb residents. Cerda-Zein Real Estate, Inc is an equal housing opportunity company. Listed by Cerda-Zein Real Estate, Lic #01878914 See more rentals at https://cerda-zein.com/for-rent/ All information deemed reliable but has not been verified or guaranteed. (RLNE6415157)
1 Unit Available
525 Taylor Ave #B - Lease up
525 Taylor Avenue
Alameda, CA | West End
1 Bedroom
$1,800
Last updated March 2 at 10:57 AM
525 Taylor Ave #B - 1 bedroom / 1 bathroom - 525 Taylor Ave #B is a charming and sunny 1 bedroom 1 bathroom within walking distance to Webster Street shops, restaurants and transportation. This unit has wood floor and kitchen features stone countertop, a gas stove, and refrigerator. Shared backyard and coin laundry on-site. Renter’s insurance required. Lease terms: 1 year lease Rent: $1800/month Security Deposit: $2500 No Pets Tenant pays gas & electric Rental fee: Tenant splits one time 30% rental fee with owner Street parking Coin laundry Contact the CZRE leasing team to schedule a viewing. Due to the current COVID-19 restrictions and high volume of inquires, please be patience with us. *Please note that our showing schedule is typically Monday-Friday 9am-4pm and weekends by appointment only. To expedite your request, include property address in the subject line with a few dates and times that you are available to preview. We look forward to getting you into this great community. Do not disturb residents. Cerda-Zein Real Estate, Inc is an equal housing opportunity company. Listed by Cerda-Zein Real Estate, Lic #01878914 See more rentals at https://cerda-zein.com/for-rent/ All information deemed reliable but has not been verified or guaranteed. No Pets Allowed (RLNE6394745)
1 Unit Available
2618 Central Ave #E
2618 Central Avenue
Alameda, CA | East End
1 Bedroom
$1,950
Last updated March 2 at 10:57 AM
2618 Central Ave #E - 1 bathroom / 1 bathroom - Located in a six unit building just block a few blocks from Alameda’s Park Street, this upper unit one bedroom one bathroom includes wall to wall carpet, dual pane windows throughout and plenty of closet space. Eat in kitchen holds an electric stove and refrigerator. One year lease, no pets, tenant pays gas & electricity. Coin laundry located on site, one off street carport and storage locker included in rent.   Lease Terms: One year lease ?Rent: $1950/month? Security Deposit: $2650 ?No pets? Tenant Pays gas and electric ?Rental fee: Tenant splits one time 30% rental fee with owner Parking: 1 carport space? Coin laundry Contact the CZRE leasing team to schedule a viewing. Due to the current COVID-19 restrictions and high volume of inquires, please be patience with us. *Please note that our showing schedule is typically Monday-Friday 9am-4pm and weekends by appointment only. To expedite your request, include property address in the subject line with a few dates and times that you are available to preview. We look forward to getting you into this great community. Do not disturb residents. Cerda-Zein Real Estate, Inc is an equal housing opportunity company. Listed by Cerda-Zein Real Estate, Lic #01878914 See more rentals at https://cerda-zein.com/for-rent/ All information deemed reliable but has not been verified or guaranteed. No Pets Allowed (RLNE6381599)
1 Unit Available
2156 Clinton Ave #3 - Lease up
2156 Clinton Avenue
Alameda, CA | East End
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$2,400
Last updated March 2 at 10:57 AM
2156 Clinton Ave #3 - 2 bedroom / 1 bathroom - Delightfully updated 2 bedroom 1 bathroom apartment located within distance to Alameda’s Park Street and Shoreline Drive. With hardwood flooring throughout, this unit features built in cabinetry, crown moldings, a decorative fireplace and updated appliances. Kitchen includes granite countertops, gas stove and refrigerator. On street parking and no pets. Need some outdoor space? No problem, a huge maintained shared yard and private covered balcony. One year lease, coin laundry available on site, tenant pays (gas, electricity, water). Renter's insurance required. Lease Terms: One year lease Rent: $2400 Security Deposit: $3100 Tenant pay gas, electric, water $5.50/month for 12 months Rent Program Fee paid by Tenant No rental fee No Pets Street Parking Laundry: Coin Contact the CZRE leasing team to schedule a viewing. Due to the current COVID-19 restrictions and high volume of inquires, please be patience with us. *Please note that our showing schedule is typically Monday-Friday 9am-4pm and weekends by appointment only. To expedite your request, include property address in the subject line with a few dates and times that you are available to preview. We look forward to getting you into this great community. Do not disturb residents. Cerda-Zein Real Estate, Inc is an equal housing opportunity company. Listed by Cerda-Zein Real Estate, Lic #01878914 See more rentals at https://cerda-zein.com/for-rent/ All information deemed reliable but has not been verified or guaranteed. No Pets Allowed (RLNE6358400)
1 Unit Available
1190 Park Street #5
1190 Park Street
Alameda, CA | East End
1 Bedroom
$1,795
Last updated March 2 at 10:57 AM
1190 Park Street #5 - 1 bedroom / 1 bathroom - 1190 Park Street #5 is a Sunny and bright 1 bedroom 1 bathroom unit with laminated and tile flooring. Kitchen has gas stove, refrigerator, and a mini microwave. No laundry on site. Shared deck in the back. Pets negotiable under 20lbs. 1 off-street parking. Lease terms: 1 year lease Rent: $1795 Security Deposit: $2495 No rental fee Tenants pay gas and electric Pets negotiable - under 20lbs Parking: 1 off street Contact the CZRE leasing team to schedule a viewing. Due to the current COVID-19 restrictions and high volume of inquires, please be patience with us. *Please note that our showing schedule is typically Monday-Friday 9am-4pm and weekends by appointment only. To expedite your request, include property address in the subject line with a few dates and times that you are available to preview. We look forward to getting you into this great community. Do not disturb residents. Cerda-Zein Real Estate, Inc is an equal housing opportunity company. Listed by Cerda-Zein Real Estate, Lic #01878914 See more rentals at https://cerda-zein.com/for-rent/ All information deemed reliable but has not been verified or guaranteed. (RLNE6349570)
1 Unit Available
1584 Buena Vista Ave
1584 Buena Vista Avenue
Alameda, CA | West End
2 Bedrooms
$2,300
1000 sqft
Last updated March 2 at 10:57 AM
Detached In-Law Unit - Property Id: 466983 This detached in-law unit is located in the central of Main Island of Alameda. This unit has spacious bathroom, walk-in closet in one of the well size bedroom. Close to AC transportation and easy access to Oakland and San Francisco. -Share washer and dryer. -No pets. -Tenant pays all utilities. -Street parking only. Apply at TurboTenant: http://rental.turbotenant.com/p/1584-buena-vista-ave-alameda-ca/466983 Property Id 466983 No Pets Allowed (RLNE6335042)
1 Unit Available
1333 Webster St A102
1333 Webster Street
Alameda, CA | West End
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$1,995
340 sqft
Last updated March 2 at 10:57 AM
1333 Webster St #A 102 - 1 bedroom / 1 bathroom - 1333 Webster St #A-102 is a cozy 1 bedroom 1 bathroom condo features new carpet/ linoleum floors, new paint, and light filled room with private patio. Kitchen features, refrigerator, dishwasher, disposal, and a new stove. The building offers parking, pool, clubhouse and a beautiful shared courtyard. Perfect for the urban commuter; easy access to the Ferry, AC Transit and blocks from the freeways.  Just a short walk to numerous bars, coffee shops, and restaurants. Lease terms: 1 year lease Rent: $1995 Security Deposit: $2695 Tenant pay electric only No Pets No rental  fee Parking: Carport Coin laundry Hurry and schedule your viewing today! Contact the CZRE leasing team. Due to the current COVID-19 restrictions and high volume of inquires, please be patience with us. *Please note that our showing schedule is typically Monday-Friday 9am-4pm and weekends by appointment only. To expedite your request, include property address in the subject line with a few dates and times that you are available to preview. We look forward to getting you into this great community. Do not disturb residents. Cerda-Zein Real Estate, Inc is an equal housing opportunity company. Listed by Cerda-Zein Real Estate, Lic #01878914 See more rentals at https://cerda-zein.com/for-rent/ All information deemed reliable but has not been verified or guaranteed. No Pets Allowed (RLNE6327683)
1 Unit Available
2044 Alameda Ave #1
2044 Alameda Avenue
Alameda, CA | East End
1 Bedroom
$2,000
Last updated March 2 at 10:57 AM
2044 Alameda Ave #1 - 1 bedroom / 1 bathroom - Well-Loved Victorian 1 bedroom and 1 bath apartment located at 2044 Alameda Ave #1. This first floor unit located in the heart of Alameda Island features carpeted and tile flooring, living room, high vaulted ceilings, large closets, and decorative fireplace. Remodeled Kitchen offers gas stove and refrigerator. Shared backyard. Renter's insurance required. Lease terms: 1 year lease Rent: $2000 Security Deposit: $2700 No Pets Tenant pay gas and electricity No rental fee Parking: 1 off-street laundry: Coin To expedite your request, include property address in the subject line with a few dates and times that you are available to preview. We look forward to getting you into this great community. Due to high volume, please be patience with us. Do not disturb residents. Cerda-Zein Real Estate, Inc is an equal housing opportunity company. Listed by CZRE, Lic #01878914 See more rentals at https://api.cerda-zein.com/for-rent/ All information deemed reliable but has not been verified or guaranteed. No Pets Allowed (RLNE6304477)
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What is the typical rent for a studio apartment in Alameda?
The average rent for a studio apartment in Alameda is $2,794.
How expensive are one-bedroom apartments in Alameda?
The average rent for a one-bedroom apartment rental in Alameda is $3,249.
How much is rent for two-bedroom apartments in Alameda?
The average monthly rent for a two-bedroom apartment in Alameda is $3,190.
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What to keep in mind when looking for cheap apartments in Alameda, CA

Finding cheap apartments in Alameda takes some ingenuity and effort, as well as quick action. Before you head out on your search, bring along pay stubs, bank statements, letters of recommendations from landlords or employers, and identification. The more proactive you are about your search, the easier it will be to score a deal.

Look for cheap apartments in Alameda by regularly scouring listings and looking during slower renting seasons, like winter. You can still find a deal if you move during the summer months when apartment hunting is more competitive.

You may be able to find cheap apartments in Alameda in neighborhoods that are located away from attractions, restaurants, and entertainment. You may need to look farther out than you would prefer, but access to highways or public transportation can get you into the heart of Alameda.

The building you choose can also make a difference in finding a cheap apartment in Alameda. Older buildings that need some updating are more likely to have better deals. Walk-up apartments without elevators, on-street parking and few amenities like on-site fitness centers can also signal affordable rents in Alameda.