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424 Apartments for rent in Berkeley, CA

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Last updated May 26 at 12:26pm
Downtown Berkeley
102 Units Available
The Addison Berkeley
1950 Addison Street, Berkeley, CA
Studio
$3,030
529 sqft
1 Bedroom
$3,285
701 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$4,650
1183 sqft
Style, substance and sustainability are the pillars of quality living at The Addison.
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Last updated May 26 at 12:26pm
North Berkeley
9 Units Available
Hillside Village
1797 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA
Studio
$2,881
410 sqft
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$4,020
592 sqft
In the Gourmet Ghetto area near public transit. New, spacious apartments featuring hardwood floors, granite countertops and stainless steel appliances. On-site gym, garage and courtyard. Pet-friendly.
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Last updated May 26 at 11:52am
West Berkeley
3 Units Available
Avalon Berkeley
651 Addison St, Berkeley, CA
Studio
$2,435
673 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,640
756 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Located right off I-580 and adjacent to the Berkeley Marina. Spacious 1-2 bedroom units have granite countertops and stainless steel appliances. The rooftop lounge provides great views of the Golden Gate Bridge.
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Last updated May 26 at 12:31pm
Downtown Berkeley
19 Units Available
Bachenheimer Apartments
2119 University Ave, Berkeley, CA
1 Bedroom
$3,090
470 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,700
705 sqft
Situated in Downtown Berkeley and moments from UC Berkeley and Ohlone Park, this community offers residents bike storage, a rooftop lounge and on-site laundry facilities. Apartments feature sprinkler systems, balconies and a smoke-free environment.
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Last updated May 26 at 12:25pm
Downtown Berkeley
64 Units Available
K Street Flats
2020 Kittredge St, Berkeley, CA
1 Bedroom
$3,040
502 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,847
654 sqft
An array of one- and two-bedrooms located one block from UC Berkeley. This building is pet-friendly and recently renovated, with air conditioning, hardwood floors, patios/balconies and more.
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Last updated May 26 at 04:16pm
South Berkeley
30 Units Available
Parker Apartments
2038 Parker St, Berkeley, CA
Studio
$2,925
570 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,845
715 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$5,100
1090 sqft
Minutes to Ashby and Downtown Berkeley BART stations. Artisan apartments outfitted with floor-to-ceiling windows, wood-style floors, custom kitchen backsplashes and stainless steel appliances. On-site co-working space, fitness center, pet spa and bike repair station.
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Last updated May 26 at 12:26pm
Downtown Berkeley
10 Units Available
Allston + Stadium
2312 Fulton Street Suite C, Berkeley, CA
Studio
$3,031
495 sqft
1 Bedroom
$3,200
556 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$4,504
774 sqft
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Last updated May 26 at 12:26pm
West Berkeley
11 Units Available
Higby
3015 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley, CA
Studio
$2,250
503 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,550
791 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,150
1066 sqft
Luxurious community has lobby and lounge with a bar, controlled-access indoor bike storage, and bocce ball court. Units offer electric ovens, washers and dryers, and dishwashers. Located within walking distance of restaurants and bars.
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Last updated May 26 at 12:26pm
Downtown Berkeley
16 Units Available
Berkeley Central
2055 Center St, Berkeley, CA
Studio
$3,248
459 sqft
1 Bedroom
$3,102
720 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$4,385
1082 sqft
Luxury apartments in extremely walkable neighborhood. Community amenities include clubhouse, parking, bike storage and business center. Units feature stainless steel appliances, hardwood floors, walk-in closets and in-unit laundry.
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Last updated May 26 at 12:25pm
West Berkeley
19 Units Available
1122U
1122 University Ave, Berkeley, CA
Studio
$2,545
425 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,489
908 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$4,780
1005 sqft
We are temporarily ceasing in-person tours with prospective residents. Virtual tours are available.
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Last updated May 21 at 08:47pm
Panoramic Hill
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Warring Street Apartments
2461 Warring St, Berkeley, CA
1 Bedroom
$2,500
700 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,200
913 sqft
Located in downtown Berkeley, residents at Warring Street Apartments can walk to the University of California. Laundry services and garage parking located on the site. Apartments come with wall-to-wall carpets and granite countertops.
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Last updated May 2 at 08:04pm
Claremont Elmwood
5 Units Available
Telegraph Gardens
3001 Telegraph Avenue, Berkeley, CA
2 Bedrooms
$3,050
801 sqft
Established in 2013, Telegraph Gardens provides two-bedroom apartments in the heart of Berkeley, CA.
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Last updated May 26 at 04:16pm
West Berkeley
151 Units Available
Jones Berkeley
1080 Jones St, Berkeley, CA
Studio
$2,990
549 sqft
1 Bedroom
$3,400
714 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$4,365
1103 sqft
We are temporarily ceasing in-person tours with prospective residents. Virtual tours are available. Call us today for more information! Welcome to Jones Berkley!
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Last updated May 26 at 12:26pm
Downtown Berkeley
6 Units Available
Varsity Berkeley
2024 Durant Ave, Berkeley, CA
Studio
$3,342
478 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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3 Bedrooms
$6,289
1078 sqft
Residents can enjoy washer and dryer, Wi-Fi and dishwashers in every unit. The community features luxurious amenities like rooftop terrace, resident lounge and courtyard. Conveniently located just steps from UC Berkeley and downtown shops.
Last updated May 26 at 04:34pm
West Berkeley
1 Unit Available
2333 8th Street
2333 Eighth Street, Berkeley, CA
2 Bedrooms
$2,600
650 sqft
(For interested applicants, please provide a mobile number for listing inquiries.) Lovely 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms duplex home property rental located in the West Berkeley neighborhood in Berkeley.
Last updated May 26 at 04:34pm
West Berkeley
1 Unit Available
2314 10th Street E
2314 Tenth Street, Berkeley, CA
1 Bedroom
$2,200
600 sqft
Unit E Available 06/08/20 Close to campus and everything! storage included! - Property Id: 205280 We have a brand-new and updated apartment very close to UC Berkeley and are looking for a responsible tenant. Very quiet, convenient, and super clean.
Last updated May 26 at 04:34pm
West Berkeley
1 Unit Available
1118 Bancroft Way
1118 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA
3 Bedrooms
$3,300
1118 Bancroft Way Available 06/05/20 Spectacular Berkeley Flat - Sunny upper unit, clean and super cool apartment located in a privately gated property of only 2 other units.
Last updated May 26 at 04:34pm
West Berkeley
1 Unit Available
1237 Russell Street Unit 1
1237 Russell St, Berkeley, CA
Studio
$2,250
400 sqft
1237 Russell Street - Property Id: 283722 We have beautiful newly renovated studios available on the 1st and 2nd floors of 1237 Russell Street! Washer/Dryer in unit, San Pablo park and tennis courts located right across the street.
Last updated May 26 at 04:34pm
West Berkeley
1 Unit Available
2016 9th St
2016 Ninth Street, Berkeley, CA
3 Bedrooms
$3,200
1500 sqft
Available 06/15/20 Upstairs Home - Property Id: 272951 Available from June 15, 2020 through April 31, 2021. The spacious, furnished home includes three bedrooms, all with queen sized beds.
Last updated May 26 at 04:34pm
South Berkeley
1 Unit Available
1815 Fairview St C
1815 Fairview Street, Berkeley, CA
2 Bedrooms
$2,600
1000 sqft
Large 2 bed 1 bath Near Ashby Bart - Property Id: 279068 Newly Remodeled 2br 1ba 1000 Sq feet Coin operated washer and dryer in building Laminate / Hardwood flooring in living room and bedrooms Tile floor in kitchen Granite countertops New
Last updated May 26 at 04:34pm
Downtown Berkeley
1 Unit Available
2432 Milvia St.
2432 Milvia Street, Berkeley, CA
6 Bedrooms
$6,995
2432 Milvia St. Available 06/01/20 LARGE 6 BEDROOMS WITH 2 BATHS NEAR DOWNTOWN DUPLEX HOUSE - 2432 Milvia street. is a large 6 bedroom House with two bathrooms and a large living room with kitchen.
Last updated May 26 at 04:34pm
South Berkeley
1 Unit Available
2230 Blake St Apt 2230B Blake St
2230 Blake St, Berkeley, CA
2 Bedrooms
$3,645
940 sqft
Charming Two Bedrooms/One Bath Apartment in Berkeley near South Campus. Move-in Special!! $1000.
Last updated May 26 at 04:34pm
West Berkeley
1 Unit Available
1019 Channing Way Unit A
1019 Channing Way, Berkeley, CA
3 Bedrooms
$4,700
1500 sqft
5 Bedrooms
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LIMITED SPECIAL OFFER: Enjoy rebates and get huge savings from your rent up to the first 3 months if you sign a lease with us on or before May 31, 2020.
Last updated May 26 at 04:34pm
West Berkeley
1 Unit Available
3040 Stanton St
3040 Stanton Street, Berkeley, CA
3 Bedrooms
$3,150
1200 sqft
Enjoy rebates and get huge savings from your rent up to the first 3 months if you sign a lease with us on or before May 31, 2020.

Median Rent in Berkeley

Last updated Apr. 2020
The median rent for a 1 bedroom apartment in Berkeley is $2,100, while the median rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $2,638.
Studio
$1,709
1 Bed
$2,100
2 Beds
$2,638
3+ Beds
$3,550
City GuideBerkeley
Hey, there, and welcome to the online headquarters for your Berkeley, California apartment hunting escapades!

First, though, let’s take a moment to answer some questions we know you must have about life in Berkeley.

Having trouble with Craigslist Berkeley? Can't find that special apartment for rent on Apartment Finder or Zillow? Apartment List is here to help!

What’s so special about Berkeley, anyway?

The streets of Berkeley are dotted with museums, bookstores, bistros, coffee houses, live music haunts, vinyl record shops (yes, those still exist), art galleries, parks, botanical gardens, theaters, and a variety of low-budget, mid-priced, and high-end eateries.

Bottom line: Berkeley has something for everyone, and you could live there for years before discovering every last attraction the city has to offer.

How much is the rent?

A studio unit or modest 1-BR pad is likely to cost $1200 or more unless you come across a killer move-in special (which is rare). If you want a place with a little extra leg room (800 square feet or more), be prepared to buck up between $2100 and $3500.

What can I expect out of a Berkeley apartment?

The city has plenty of quality lodgings, but it’s important to realize that you’ll be paying as much for the atmosphere outside your walls in Berkeley as you will for your actual apartment. If you prefer spaciousness and solitude over hustle and bustle, concentrate on the Berkeley Hills neighborhoods further from the city center. As far as amenities like tenant parking, washer/dryer availability go, they differ from place to place, so scope out a residence carefully before signing the dotted line.

Are apartments hard to come by?

It all depends. The further you go from the city center, the more likely you are to come across available rentals. In the more laid-back North Berkeley and Berkeley Hills neighborhoods, for example, apartments, townhouses, and freestanding houses are easier to come by. Our advice is this: If possible, begin your apartment search during the renting “offseason,” mid-March to early April, when many renters are nearing the ends of their leases. Move-in specials aren’t exactly abundant during these months, but at least your selection pool will be a bit wider.

What will I need to score my crazy-cool California crash pad?

Just like apartment managers everywhere, landlords/property managers in Berkeley require some basic documentation from prospective leasers, including a list of previous residences, a certified check that covers your move-in/good faith deposit, and banking/income verification. Most apartments will run credit and background checks on you. So, you may need a co-signer to cover you in case you conveniently forget to pay the piper one month.

Also, you should approach your leasing application like a job interview. Expect apartment managers in Berkeley to toss you some questions that landlords in other cities won’t. What hours do you keep? What kind of music do you listen to? How often do you have company? What kind of, um, extracurricular activities are you into? Keep in mind that Berkeley is a seller’s market, and landlords generally have no trouble filling their rooms, so they can afford to be choosy.

What’s the best way to bum around town?

Instead of relying on your own set of wheels, you may want to take advantage of the city bus or the BART subway, which hauls commuters not only around Berkeley but also to San Francisco and Oakland. The inner city is also extremely biker and walker-friendly, and most streets are equipped with sidewalks and bike paths.

Got it? Good! Enjoy your apartment hunting adventures and welcome to Berkeley!

June 2020 Berkeley Rent Report

Welcome to the June 2020 Berkeley Rent Report. Berkeley rents increased over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Berkeley rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the metro, state, and nation.

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June 2020 Berkeley Rent Report

Welcome to the June 2020 Berkeley Rent Report. Berkeley rents increased over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Berkeley rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the metro, state, and nation.

Berkeley rents increased over the past month

Berkeley rents have increased 0.1% over the past month, and are up marginally by 0.5% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Berkeley stand at $2,103 for a one-bedroom apartment and $2,642 for a two-bedroom. Berkeley's year-over-year rent growth lags the state average of 0.7%, as well as the national average of 0.8%.

    Rents rising across the San Francisco Metro

    Throughout the past year, rent increases have been occurring not just in the city of Berkeley, but across the entire metro. Of the largest 10 cities that we have data for in the San Francisco metro, 6 of them have seen prices rise. Here's a look at how rents compare across some of the largest cities in the metro.

    • Oakland has the least expensive rents in the San Francisco metro, with a two-bedroom median of $2,201; the city has also seen rents fall by 1.2% over the past year, the biggest drop in the metro.
    • Richmond has seen the fastest rent growth in the metro, with a year-over-year increase of 4.1%. The median two-bedroom there costs $2,777, while one-bedrooms go for $2,211.
    • San Mateo has the most expensive rents of the largest cities in the San Francisco metro, with a two-bedroom median of $4,484; rents fell 0.4% over the past month but rose 0.5% over the past year.

    Many large cities nationwide show more affordable rents compared to Berkeley

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

    • Rents increased slightly in other cities across the state, with California as a whole logging rent growth of 0.7% over the past year. For example, rents have grown by 0.8% in San Diego and 0.2% in San Jose.
    • Berkeley's median two-bedroom rent of $2,642 is above the national average of $1,194. Nationwide, rents have grown by 0.8% over the past year compared to the 0.5% rise in Berkeley.
    • While Berkeley's rents rose marginally over the past year, the city of Denver saw a decrease of 0.4%.
    • Renters will generally find more expensive prices in Berkeley than most large cities. For example, Phoenix has a median 2BR rent of $1,104, where Berkeley is more than twice 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 Rent
    Median 2BR Rent
    M/M Rent Growth
    Y/Y Rent Growth
    San Francisco
    $2,440
    $3,070
    -0.7%
    -1%
    Oakland
    $1,750
    $2,200
    -0.2%
    -1.2%
    Fremont
    $3,000
    $3,770
    -0.7%
    -0.3%
    Hayward
    $2,230
    $2,800
    -0.1%
    1.8%
    Concord
    $2,420
    $3,040
    -0.1%
    -0.9%
    Berkeley
    $2,100
    $2,640
    0.1%
    0.5%
    Richmond
    $2,210
    $2,780
    -0.5%
    4.1%
    Antioch
    $2,620
    $3,290
    -0.2%
    2.2%
    Daly City
    $2,660
    $3,340
    -0.5%
    0.2%
    San Mateo
    $3,570
    $4,480
    -0.4%
    0.5%
    Livermore
    $2,280
    $2,860
    -0.2%
    -0.6%
    Redwood City
    $2,820
    $3,540
    -0.7%
    0
    San Ramon
    $3,000
    $3,760
    -0.7%
    -2%
    Pleasanton
    $2,910
    $3,650
    -1%
    -3%
    Union City
    $2,810
    $3,530
    -0.9%
    -0.2%
    Walnut Creek
    $2,470
    $3,110
    -0.1%
    1%
    South San Francisco
    $2,670
    $3,350
    -0.3%
    -3.5%
    Pittsburg
    $2,540
    $3,190
    0
    -1.6%
    San Rafael
    $2,560
    $3,210
    -1.1%
    -0.6%
    Novato
    $2,660
    $3,340
    -1.4%
    1.7%
    Dublin
    $3,040
    $3,820
    -0.9%
    -0.8%
    San Bruno
    $2,800
    $3,520
    -0.4%
    0.1%
    Pacifica
    $3,050
    $3,830
    -0.5%
    1.2%
    Martinez
    $2,480
    $3,110
    -0.1%
    0.7%
    Pleasant Hill
    $2,770
    $3,480
    -0.2%
    1.6%
    Burlingame
    $2,730
    $3,430
    -0.4%
    5.1%
    Belmont
    $2,870
    $3,610
    -0.6%
    1.8%
    Emeryville
    $2,390
    $3,010
    -1.3%
    -0.5%
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    Methodology - Recent Updates:

    Data from private listing sites, including our own, tends to skew toward luxury apartments, which introduces sample bias when estimates are calculated directly from these listings. To address these limitations, we’ve recently made major updates to our methodology, which we believe have greatly improved the accuracy and reliability of our estimates.

    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.

    About Rent Reports:

    Apartment List publishes monthly reports on rental trends for hundreds of cities across the U.S. We intend these reports to be a source of reliable information that help renters and policymakers make sound decisions, and we invest significant time and effort in gathering and analyzing rent data. Our work is covered regularly by journalists across the country.

    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.

    Renter Confidence Survey

    Apartment List has released results for Berkeley from the second annual Apartment List Renter Satisfaction Survey. The survey, which drew on responses from over 30,000 renters, provides insight into what states and cities must do to meet the needs of the 105 million American renters nationwide.

    “Renters in Berkeley are fairly well satisfied with their city,” says Andrew Woo, Director of D...

    View full Berkeley Renter Survey

    Here’s how Berkeley ranks on:

    A-
    Overall satisfaction
    C+
    Safety and crime rate
    A-
    Jobs and career opportunities
    B
    Recreational activities
    B
    Quality of schools
    A
    Weather
    B-
    Commute time
    C-
    State and local taxes
    A+
    Public transit
    C
    Pet-friendliness

    Overview of Findings

    Apartment List has released results for Berkeley from the second annual Apartment List Renter Satisfaction Survey. The survey, which drew on responses from over 30,000 renters, provides insight into what states and cities must do to meet the needs of the 105 million American renters nationwide.

    “Renters in Berkeley are fairly well satisfied with their city,” says Andrew Woo, Director of Data Science at Apartment List. “They gave many categories above-average scores.”

    Key findings in Berkeley include the following:

    • Berkeley renters give their city an A- overall for satisfaction.
    • The highest-rated category for Berkeley was its access to public transit, which received an A+.
    • Other well-rated categories in Berkeley were weather (A) and local job and career opportunities (A-).
    • Renters seemed somewhat concerned with the quality of local schools (B) and safety and low crime rates (C+).
    • The greatest cause of dissatisfaction in Berkeley was affordability/cost of living, which received an F score from renters.
    • Renter satisfaction in Berkeley is slightly lower than nearby Walnut Creek (A+) and much higher than Oakland (F). Renters here are just as satisfied as renters in San Francisco, which also received an A-.
    • The top rated cities nationwide for renter satisfaction included Arlington, VA; Lincoln, NE; Pasadena, CA; Boston, MA; and Madison, WI. The lowest rated cities included Newark, NJ; Bronx, NY; Bridgeport, CT; Baltimore, MD; and Salinas, CA.
    View our national survey results here.

    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

    How much is rent in Berkeley?
    In Berkeley, the median rent is $1,709 for a studio, $2,100 for a 1-bedroom, $2,638 for a 2-bedroom, and $3,550 for a 3-bedroom. For more information on rental trends in Berkeley, check out our monthly Berkeley Rent Report.
    What are the most popular neighborhoods in Berkeley?
    Some of the most popular neighborhoods in Berkeley include West Berkeley, Downtown Berkeley, South Berkeley, North Berkeley, and Panoramic Hill.
    How pet-friendly is Berkeley?
    According to our Annual Renter Survey, Berkeley received a letter grade of C for pet-friendliness.
    What is the job market like in Berkeley?
    According to our Annual Renter Survey, Berkeley received a letter grade of A- for satisfaction with jobs and career opportunities.
    How good are the schools in Berkeley?
    Berkeley renters gave their city a letter grade of B when asked to rate their satisfaction with schools in the area. To see how Berkeley did in other categories, check out the results of our Annual Renter Survey.
    What colleges and universities are located in or around Berkeley?
    Some of the colleges located in the Berkeley area include University of California-Berkeley, Berkeley City College, California College of the Arts, University of California-Hastings College of Law, and California State University-East Bay. If you are looking for off-campus housing near your school, follow the links above to see apartment listings in the area.
    What cities do people live in to commute to Berkeley?
    Some of the nearby cities that people commute to Berkeley from include San Francisco, San Jose, Oakland, Fremont, and Sunnyvale.

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