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359 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 >
Southshore Photo Gallery 1
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14 Units Available
Studio
$2,312
560 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,706
700 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,634
1120 sqft
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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Marine View Apartments Photo Gallery 1
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Studio
$1,895
480 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,295
720 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,595
875 sqft
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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Three Crown Photo Gallery 1
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Studio
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1 Bedroom
$2,195
780 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,595
885 sqft
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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2432 Webb Ave #A - 1 bedroom / 1 bathroom Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$2,000
2432 Webb Ave #A is a Cute 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! Property is professionally managed by owner Lease terms: 1 year lease Rent: $2000 Security Deposit: $2700 No Pets Tenant pays all utilities Rental fee: One time 30% rental fee paid by 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 inquiries, please be patient 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 (RLNE7540419)
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2609 Central Ave - 1 bedroom / 1 bathroom Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$2,100
2609 Central Ave is a large 1 bedroom 1 bath apartment located just blocks from Downtown Alameda's Park Street. This garden level duplex includes wood floor, crown moldings and built in cabinetry. An additional bonus room located off the kitchen is perfect for additional storage. Kitchen holds a gas stove and refrigerator as well as plenty of cabinet space. Location could not be better for those looking to be close to Downtown Alameda. One year lease, no pets, tenant pays gas, electricity and water. Coin laundry located on site, one off street parking space included in rent. Property is professionally managed by Owner Lease terms: 1 year lease Rent: $2100 Security Deposit: $2800 RENTAL FEE: One time rental fee (30% of the first month rent) split between landlord and tenant (50/50) No Pets  Tenant pays gas, electric, water  Washer and dryer Parking: 2 car garage  Contact the CZRE leasing team to schedule a viewing. (510) 522-5888 Due to the current COVID-19 restrictions and high volume of inquiries, please be patient 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 (RLNE7404432)
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1129 Park Ave Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$2,200
1+ Bedroom Apt - Property Id: 902811 1+ Bedroom Apt. Lots Of Light Located In Separate Building In Rear Of Property Over Storage Garage-No Cars Parked Inside. Wood Floors In Living Room, Bedroom, Hall & + Room, Tile In Bath, Kitchen & Eating Nook. Eating Nook Has A Fold Down Table To Crate Added Space. Bath Has Tub/Shower. Private Back Yard, Plant Your Own Garden. Off Street Parking For One Car. Walk to South Shore Shopping. Downtown, Express Bus to S.F & Bart Rent $2200.00 Deposit $3500.00 Tenant Pays For Gas/Elect/Water 1 Year Lease, 1129 Park Ave.(NOT PARK STREET) Located Behind 1131 Park Ave. Drive By Anytime, Call Joel (510)233-5323 To See Inside Or Questions. Sorry No Pets, No Smoking Apply at TurboTenant: http://rental.turbotenant.com/p/1129-park-ave-alameda-ca/902811 Property Id 902811 No Pets Allowed (RLNE7556023)
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1155 Broadway #D - 1 bedroom / 1 bathroom Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$2,350
1155 Broadway #D is a 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath apartment located in Broadway Gardens. This beautiful apartment has a wood floor throughout,  large rooms, and storage closets. Kitchen has a gas stove, refrigerator, and dishwasher. Property amenities include 1 off-street parking, gym, and shared laundry. Property is professionally managed by Owner Lease terms: 1 year lease Rent: $2350 Security Deposit: $2850 Rental fee: One time 30% rental fee paid by tenant  No Pets  Tenant pays gas and electric  Parking: 1 off-street  Coin Laundry Contact the CZRE leasing team to schedule a viewing. (510) 522-5888 Due to the current COVID-19 restrictions and high volume of inquiries, please be patient 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 (RLNE7510029)
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1701 Broadway, Alameda, CA 94501 Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$2,045
550 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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This property is available. Please inquire on this site to schedule a showing. Upgraded 1 bed 1 bath with excellent commuter location with easy access to 880 and some of the best schools. Walking to downtown Park district. This unit features an open floor plan, vinyl plank flooring, and recessed lighting. The kitchen comes equipped with all stainless steel appliances including a refrigerator, dishwasher, and electric range. Pets may be accepted on a case-by-case basis with an additional higher deposit and monthly pet rent per pet (breed restrictions apply). Security deposit is equal to one month's rent. All utilities are the tenant's responsibility. Landscaping is included. Washer dryer hookups included. Washer dryer available for rent. Covered one car garage available for rent. Street parking is available For free. Disclaimer: Ziprent is acting as the agent for the owner. Information Deemed Reliable but not Guaranteed. All information should be independently verified by renter. (RLNE7502785)
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3211 San Jose Ave (LO) Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$2,000
550 sqft
3211 San Jose Ave - 30% Rental FEE - Remodeled 1 bedroom, 1 bath unit with new appliances and radiant heated flooring. Hardwood flooring, dishwasher, electric stove, refrigerator, and stainless steel microwave. Street parking, shared storage, shared washer, and dryer. The owner covers garbage, recycling, gas, and water. The tenant is responsible for electricity. Pets are negotiable! **OWNER MANAGING THE PROPERTY** Rental criteria are as follows: Good credit history. Good rental history. Gross income 3 times the rent with verifiable income. Renters insurance is required. If interested in this property and would like to schedule a viewing, please call (510) 523-1166 Drysdalepm.com/alameda Pearson Property Management, Inc Drysdale Property Management DRE# 01929730 (RLNE7491796)
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3249 Encinal Ave #B - 1 bedroom / 1 bathroom Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$1,650
3249 Encinal Ave #B is a 1 bedroom 1 bath unit located on the lower front of a Victorian style home. Within the Fernside District close to Lincoln Park and High Street, this home features wall to wall carpets, gas stove and a shared large side yard. Shower stall only in the bathroom.  Tenant pays electricity and garbage recycling. street parking only and NO laundry facilities available on site. Small pets are negotiable! Property is professionally managed by Owner Lease terms: 1 year lease Rent: $1650 Security Deposit: $2350 RENTAL FEE: One time rental fee (30% of the first month rent) split between landlord and tenant (50/50)  Pets negotiable Tenant pay electric and garbage/recycle Street Parking Contact the CZRE leasing team to schedule a viewing. (510) 522-5888 Due to the current COVID-19 restrictions and high volume of inquiries, please be patient 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. (RLNE7443125)
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1606 Morton Street Unit B (LO) Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$1,750
1606 Morton Street Unit B - 30% Rental Fee - 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath Lower Level Apartment. New Carpet and Vinyl Flooring; Refrigerator in Unit; Coin Laundry; Detached Garage; Shared Yard; No Pets; Owner pays Water, Sewer and Garbage. **MANAGED BY OWNER OF THE PROPERTY** All persons 18 or older that will be living in the property must apply Rental criteria as follows: Good credit history. Good rental history. Gross income 3 times the rent with verifiable income. Renters insurance required. ** WE ARE OPEN M-F 8:30AM-5:30PM ** TOURS ARE MADE M-F 9:30AM-4:30PM ** NO WEEKEND TOURS WE ARE CLOSED If interested in this property and would like to schedule a viewing, please call (510) 523-1166 Drysdalepm.com/alameda Pearson Property Management, Inc Drysdale Property Management DRE# 01929730 YouTube Video URL No Pets Allowed (RLNE7318681)
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2333 Pacific Ave #D Photo Gallery 1
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Studio
$1,700
2333 Pacific Ave #D - Studio / 1 bath - Alameda studio for rent located one block off Park Street. Unit includes wall to wall carpet, mirror closet, gas stove, microwave and a small refrigerator. Shower stall only in the bathroom. Street parking. Tenant pays gas and electricity. Coin laundry located on site. Property is professionally managed by Owner Lease Terms: One Year Lease Rent: $1700 Security Deposit: $2400 Tenant Pay gas and electric No Rental fee Street Parking No Pets Coin Laundry  Contact the CZRE leasing team to schedule a viewing. (510) 522-5888 Due to the current COVID-19 restrictions and high volume of inquiries, please be patient 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 (RLNE7301840)
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753 Lincoln Ave Unit L Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$2,150
Interested? Book a tour here: https://poplar.homes/6y8w For interested prospects, please provide a mobile number so we can easily get back to you with answers on your inquiry. (For interested applicants, please provide a mobile number for listing inquiries) Pleasant UNFURNISHED, 2 BEDROOMS, 1 BATHROOM APARTMENT home property rental in the Very Walkable and Very Bikeable rated West End neighborhood in Alameda, CA. This spacious and airy unit features a carpeted/hardwood/tile flooring. A lovely kitchen with fine cabinetry, quartz/granite countertops, refrigerator, oven/range, and garbage disposal. Shared/coin-operated washer and dryer are available along with gas heating. No pets allowed and no smoking, sorry. The exterior has an owner-maintained yard. It comes with off-street parking. $45 parking fee per month may apply. The tenant pays for electricity, cable, and Internet. Water, sewage, and trash will be covered by the landlord. Utility service providers: Alameda Power and East Bay MUD. Experience digital application at no cost, online payments, and efficient 24/7 maintenance support. Choose from a variety of tours: Self-Tours or Guided Tours. Enjoy this and more when you book today! Check out www.greatschools.org for schools near the property. Walk Score: 89 Bike Score: 79 Nearby parks: Longfellow Park, Neptune Park, and Washington Park. Bus lines: 96 Fruitvale Montana\ Alameda Point - 0.1 mile 314 Alameda Senior Shuttle - 0.1 mile 851 OWL - ALAMEDA/DNT BERK - 0.1 mile 20 Fruitvale Ave\ Alameda\ 11th M.L.K. Jr Wy - 0.1 mile Rail lines: CC Capitol Corridor - 1.3 miles No Pets Allowed (RLNE7183319)
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2041 Alameda Avenue Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$2,000
600 sqft
Featuring an Victorian (1950s built) apartment located in the quiet street of Alameda. Ave. Near Alameda high school and appx 15 mins walk to park street. Very secure location and friendly neighbors. You have the main access to the backyard. Also access to 1 lot parking, water is paid and working coin operated washing/drying in storage. When you walk in the door, its the living room slash a open kitchen, with 1 bedroom and 1 bathroom. Note that the apartment and backyard has recently been furnished. The kitchen and bathroom including the shower is entirely NEWLY CONSTRUCTED. (its a deal)! Its a 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom with 600 sq ft apartment for *1-2 people. No pets allowed or extra charge on exception. Rent and deposit is $2,000. Feel free to plant anything pretty and grow your own veggies. You are welcome to move in as soon as your are qualified! Amazing 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom house in Alameda. Amenities included: balcony, hardwood floors, stainless steel appliance, updated kitchen, updated bathroom, storage, laundry in building, and yard. Utilities included: water. Is not pet friendly. Date Available: Jun 15th 2022. $2,000/month rent. $2,000 security deposit required. Please submit the form on this page or contact Junli Ma at 510-520-8561 to learn more. This property is managed by a responsible landlord using Avail landlord software. Amazing 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom house in Alameda. Amenities included: balcony, hardwood floors, stainless steel appliance, updated kitchen, updated bathroom, storage, laundry in building, and yard. Utilities included: water. Is not pet friendly. Date Available: Jun 15th 2022. $2,000/month rent. $2,000 security deposit required. Please submit the form on this page or contact Junli Ma at 510-520-8561 to learn more. This property is managed by a responsible landlord using Avail landlord software.
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1552 Santa Clara Avenue Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$2,000
610 sqft
Amazing 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom apartment in Alameda. Amenities included: central heat, hardwood floors, laundry in building, and yard. Utilities included: water. Is not pet friendly. Date Available: Jul 1st 2022. $2,000/month rent. $2,000 security deposit required. Please submit the form on this page or contact Kevin at 510-326-3759 to learn more. This property is managed by a responsible landlord using Avail landlord software.
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Webster Eleven Photo Gallery 1
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Verified
30 Units Available
Studio
$2,311
451 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,935
681 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$4,475
933 sqft
The 12th Street BART is conveniently located just a few blocks away, making it a quick trip to downtown San Francisco, or the rest of the East Bay. With more than 300 modern apartment homes, Webster Eleven is a dynamic new hub for experiencing and appreciating the beauty of life in the heart of the city. Are you looking for an apartment for rent in Oakland, CA?
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La Peralta Apartments Photo Gallery 1
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6 Units Available
Studio
$1,495
252 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,195
586 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,950
1132 sqft
The property located at 184 13th St. Oakland, CA is managed by Mosser Companies, a reputable property management company with verified listings. This community is located a short distance from Lake Merritt and is famously known for housing Charlie Chaplin! Just a quick drive to downtown, uptown, and the Grand Lake – this is a commuter’s dream! Enjoy all La Peralta Apartments have to offer with its updated kitchen and appliances.
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Senior Housing - Rose of Sharon Photo Gallery 1
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Studio
$1,371
450 sqft
1 Bedroom
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Senior Housing - Rose of Sharon Apartments offers market-rate units in Oakland, California. It is located near local eateries, entertainment, recreational activities, and more! Call us today to learn why so many call Senior Housing - Rose of Sharon home! Equal Housing Opportunity.
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Channel House Photo Gallery 1
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76 Units Available
Studio
$2,299
483 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,799
543 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,715
984 sqft
Smart space is designed for the way you live. That means providing an extraordinary level of privacy, relaxation and serenity. From premium, integrated appliances, thoughtful finishes, and unmatched services, you never have to venture beyond the residences to find solitude, excitement, excellent cuisine or wellness.
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Vue De Lac Apartments Photo Gallery 1
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Studio
$1,650
243 sqft
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
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Welcome to Vue de Lac Apartments! Located just two blocks from Lake Merritt, this 3-story, 75-unit apartment community blends classic Craftsman Edwardian touches with modern conveniences. Residents of Vue de Lac are within walking distance to Downtown and Lake Merritt BART station, giving residents to the San Francisco area, grocery stores and notable restaurants. Both Grand Lake and Jack London Square are neighbors to East Lake, offering easy access to the Farmer's Market, Grand Lake Theater and nightlife. Weekend just outside your door at Lake Merritt itself: a cultural playground for drum circles, joggers, picnic-goers, and everyone in between. This gated community features a breezeway, bike racks, on-site laundry, and parking. Many apartments boast upgraded fixtures, cabinets and countertops. Enjoy the comfort, quality and convenience of living at Vue de Lac in this desirable Oakland community!
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1150 Clay Photo Gallery 1
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37 Units Available
Studio
$2,380
435 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,669
672 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,353
815 sqft
Eleven Fifty Clay Street mixes savvy style, on-point interiors, signature mural art and plenty of social spaces into one incredible place to call home. The amenities and services have been tailored for modern living, with areas for gathering and retreating, entertaining and escaping. Whether you are having friends over, taking in the views from the rooftop, working remote, getting in a workout, or just hanging – we have got you covered.
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Modera Jack London Square Photo Gallery 1
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12 Units Available
Studio
$1,929
376 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,622
537 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,354
929 sqft
There is just something irresistible about Oakland's Jack London Square. On any given day, you can call it foodies oasis, a creative haven, and an event-lover's mecca. And now with Modera Jack London Square, you can be one of the lucky few to also call it home.Featuring a collection of 134 studio, one-, two- and three-bedroom apartment homes, Modera Jack London Square offers Oakland-enthusiasts a home packed with possibilities, inside and out. With features that include 9-foot ceilings, wood plank-style flooring, and quartz countertops, its modern-industrial design is one to revel. And if a dynamic apartment living scene is your style, youll love the game room with a demonstration kitchen, and expansive rooftop decks complete with an outdoor pizza kitchen, barbeque area and gorgeous vistas of the downtown skyline. Perfect for gathering with old friends or making a few new ones.And while the amenities will make you never want to leave, the neighborhood offers you the perfect excuse to explore. Whether you want to grab a brew, shop for treasures, relax by the bay, or pop into San Francisco, Modera Jack London Square puts you at the threshold of all the bustling heart of Oakland has to offer.The tastes. The action. The shops. The bay. There are countless reasons to come to Jack London Square. And now, thanks to Modera, there is also one incredible reason to stay.
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Lakeview Towers Photo Gallery 1
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3 Units Available
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1 Bedroom
$1,850
650 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Offering one and two bedroom apartment homes for rent in Oakland, CA with sought after amenities such as covered parking, large spacious closets, ceiling fans, cable ready, elevator, carpeting, refrigerator and so much more!
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1757 26th Avenue Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$1,595
436 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Discover your next place at The Kensington Plaza in Oakland. These apartments are located on 26th Ave in the 94601 area of Oakland. The leasing staff is waiting to show you all that this community has in store. Come by to view the available floorplans. Come be a part of The Kensington Plaza. Contact or drop by the leasing office to find out the availability today.
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is the typical rent for a studio apartment in Alameda?

The average rent for a studio apartment in Alameda is $2,722.

How expensive are one-bedroom apartments in Alameda?

The average rent for a one-bedroom apartment rental in Alameda is $3,019.

How much is rent for two-bedroom apartments in Alameda?

The average monthly rent for a two-bedroom apartment in Alameda is $3,365.

Are there any properties that are currently offering move-in specials in Alameda?

Yes, you can filter your apartment search to only include properties in Alameda that are offering move-in specials.
City Guide for Alameda, CA

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“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? See more

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.