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Berkeley Apartments
Last updated April 21 2024 at 8:06 PM

Berkeley, CA
434 Apartments for Rent

Berkeley Apartment Renter's Guide

Overview


Population: 121,363
Population Density: 11,587.1 people/sq mile
Median Age: 33
Percentage of Family Households: 43%
Median Annual Income: $101,048 / year
Median Rent: $1,923 / month

What locals are saying

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

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Berkeley Demographics


How diverse is Berkeley?

The representation of ethnic minorities in Berkeley is higher than the national average. The eight main ethnic groups that make up the population of Berkeley are White (51.4%), Asian (18%), Hispanic Or Latino (12.8%), Two Or More (7.8%), Black Or African American (7.8%), Other (1.8%), American Indian Or Alaska Native (0.2%), and Native Hawaiian Or Other Pacific Islander (0.2%).

What does the age breakdown look like for Berkeley residents?

The median age in Berkeley is 33 while the most populous age group of residents is the under 20 group.

How diverse is Berkeley?

The representation of ethnic minorities in Berkeley is higher than the national average. The eight main ethnic groups that make up the population of Berkeley are White (51.4%), Asian (18%), Hispanic Or Latino (12.8%), Two Or More (7.8%), Black Or African American (7.8%), Other (1.8%), American Indian Or Alaska Native (0.2%), and Native Hawaiian Or Other Pacific Islander (0.2%).

What does the age breakdown look like for Berkeley residents?

The median age in Berkeley is 33 while the most populous age group of residents is the under 20 group.

Berkeley Crime


Overall Crime

High
Overall crime in Berkeley is high in comparison to the national average.

Violent Crime

Above Average
The level of violent crime in Berkeley is above average compared to the national average violent crime rate.

Property Crime

High
The level of property crime in Berkeley is high compared to the national average property crime rate.

Top Schools in Berkeley


Elementary Schools

7 /10
Cragmont Elementary School
Public
K-5
Public
K-5
377 Students
8 Reviews
377
Students
8 Reviews
7 /10
Emerson Elementary School
Public
K-5
Public
K-5
320 Students
5 Reviews
320
Students
5 Reviews
7 /10
Rosa Parks Environmental Science Magnet School
Public
K-5
Public
K-5
449 Students
4 Reviews
449
Students
4 Reviews

Middle Schools

8 /10
Willard Middle School
Public
6-8
Public
6-8
667 Students
12 Reviews
667
Students
12 Reviews
7 /10
Martin Luther King Middle School
Public
6-8
Public
6-8
989 Students
7 Reviews
989
Students
7 Reviews
4 /10
Longfellow Arts And Technology Middle School
Public
6-8
Public
6-8
497 Students
5 Reviews
497
Students
5 Reviews

High Schools

8 /10
Berkeley High School
Public
9-12
Public
9-12
3,154 Students
11 Reviews
3,154
Students
11 Reviews

What Renters Say about Berkeley


Apartment List has released the results for Berkeley from the third annual Apartment List Renter Satisfaction Survey. This survey, which drew on responses from over 45,000 renters nationwide, provides insight on what states and cities must do to meet the needs of the country’s 111 million renters.
“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.”
96%
Weather
92%
Public Transit
92%
Parks and Outdoor Activities
84%
Social Life
75%
Jobs and Career Opportunities
73%
Pet Friendliness
54%
Commute Time
46%
Safety and Crime Rate
17%
State and Local Taxes
8%
Affordability
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Average rent in Berkeley, California

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The average rent for a 1 bedroom apartment in Berkeley is $3,064, while the average rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $4,128. Rent rates updated 4 days ago
* Averages are based on the rental prices of properties listed on Apartment List
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Find an apartment for rent in Berkeley, CA


Searching for an apartment for rent in Berkeley, CA? Look no further! Apartment List will help you find a perfect apartment near you. There are 434 available rental units listed on Apartment List in Berkeley. Click on listings to see photos, floorplans, amenities, prices and availability, and much more!

The average rent in Berkeley is $2,691 for a studio, $3,064 for a one-bedroom apartment, and $4,128 for a two-bedroom apartment. If you are looking for a deal, keep an eye out for a red pulsing icon that indicates rent specials.

Tired of browsing? Take our personalized quiz. You’ll answer a couple of simple questions and we’ll put together a list of Berkeley apartments that are best for you. We’ll also factor in your commute, budget, and preferred amenities. Looking for a pet-friendly rental, or an apartment with in-unit washer and dryer? No problem, we’ll provide you with apartments that match that criteria.

You can trust Apartment List to help you find your next Berkeley, CA apartment rental! After all, everyone deserves a home they love.

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How much is rent in Berkeley?

In Berkeley, the average rent is $2,691 for a studio, $3,064 for a 1-bedroom, $4,128 for a 2-bedroom, and $5,404 for a 3-bedroom. For more information on rental trends in Berkeley, check out our monthly Berkeley Rent Report.

How can I find a cheap apartment in Berkeley?

You can filter cheap apartments in Berkeley by price: under $1,500, under $1,800, under $2,000, under $2,200.

How can I find a pet-friendly apartment in Berkeley?

You can use the pet-friendly filter to find Berkeley apartments that allow pets.

How much should I pay for rent in Berkeley?

The answer to this question depends on your household income and a couple of other factors. You can use our Rent Calculator to figure out how much you should spend on rent in Berkeley.

How can I find off-campus housing in Berkeley?

You can use the off-campus housing filters to find apartments near colleges located in or around Berkeley. Some of the colleges and universities in the area include University of California-Hastings College of Law, California Institute of Integral Studies, Golden Gate University-San Francisco, California College of the Arts, and University of San Francisco.