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16 Units Available
Bachenheimer Apartments
2119 University Ave
Berkeley, CA | Downtown Berkeley
1 Bedroom
$2,340
470 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,546
705 sqft
Last updated November 25 at 12:19 AM
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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5 Units Available
Casa Bonita
2605 Haste St
Berkeley, CA | Southside
Studio
$2,099
527 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,245
664 sqft
Last updated November 25 at 12:12 AM
Within walking distance to UC Berkeley, public transportation, and abundant dining, shopping and entertainment opportunities. Spacious floor plans with oversized closets and elevator access. Underground parking available.
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75 Units Available
The Addison Berkeley
1950 Addison Street
Berkeley, CA | Downtown Berkeley
Studio
$2,658
529 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,743
701 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$4,295
1183 sqft
Last updated November 24 at 10:43 PM
Style, substance, and sustainability are the pillars of quality living at The Addison.
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23 Units Available
Berkeley Central
2055 Center St
Berkeley, CA | Downtown Berkeley
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$2,649
720 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,373
1082 sqft
Last updated November 24 at 10:43 PM
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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18 Units Available
1122U
1122 University Ave
Berkeley, CA | West Berkeley
Studio
$2,545
425 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,799
908 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$3,999
1005 sqft
Last updated November 24 at 10:43 PM
We are temporarily ceasing in-person tours with prospective residents. Virtual tours are available.
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11 Units Available
Hillside Village
1797 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA | North Berkeley
Studio
$2,881
410 sqft
1 Bedroom
$3,599
556 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,610
592 sqft
Last updated November 24 at 10:43 PM
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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106 Units Available
Jones Berkeley
1080 Jones St
Berkeley, CA | West Berkeley
Studio
$2,325
549 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,930
714 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,815
1103 sqft
Last updated November 24 at 11:32 PM
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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2 Units Available
Granada
2510 Bancroft Way
Berkeley, CA | Southside
Studio
$2,395
1 Bedroom
$2,995
Last updated November 23 at 09:41 PM
Located on the corner of Bancroft and Telegraph, 2510 Bancroft is situated at the center of UC Berkeley campus action! Less than 1 block from UC Berkeley, residents happily commute to campus and downtown Berkeley with ease.
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6 Units Available
Avalon Berkeley
651 Addison St
Berkeley, CA | West Berkeley
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$2,166
756 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,085
1103 sqft
Last updated November 24 at 01:04 PM
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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24 Units Available
Parker Apartments
2038 Parker St
Berkeley, CA | South Berkeley
Studio
$2,430
570 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,574
715 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,752
1090 sqft
Last updated November 24 at 11:31 PM
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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1 Unit Available
2500 Durant Avenue
2500 Durant Avenue
Berkeley, CA | Southside
Studio
$1,995
Last updated November 4 at 11:30 PM
Perched on the corner of Durant and Telegraph, 2500 Durant is situated at the center of UC Berkeley action! Just 1 block from UC Berkeley, residents happily commute to campus and downtown Berkeley with ease.
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18 Units Available
Varsity Berkeley
2024 Durant Ave
Berkeley, CA | Downtown Berkeley
Studio
$2,000
478 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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3 Bedrooms
$4,650
1078 sqft
Last updated November 24 at 10:43 PM
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.
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67 Units Available
K Street Flats
2020 Kittredge St Suite D
Berkeley, CA | Downtown Berkeley
1 Bedroom
$2,295
502 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,245
654 sqft
Last updated November 24 at 10:43 PM
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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41 Units Available
Aquatic
2010 Fifth St
Berkeley, CA | West Berkeley
Studio
$2,299
542 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,399
780 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,399
1018 sqft
Last updated November 24 at 10:43 PM
The Aquatic represents the finest in modern urban living.
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1 Unit Available
2252 Parker Street
2252 Parker Street
Berkeley, CA | South Berkeley
3 Bedrooms
$4,495
Last updated November 11 at 10:59 PM
2252 Parker is located in downtown Berkeley, CA! A few short blocks to UC Berkeley, residents happily commute to campus and downtown Berkeley with ease.
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Warring Street Apartments
2461 Warring St
Berkeley, CA | Panoramic Hill
1 Bedroom
$2,500
700 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,200
975 sqft
Last updated November 24 at 09:05 PM
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.
1 Unit Available
1614 Alcatraz Ave
1614 Alcatraz Avenue
Berkeley, CA | South Berkeley
2 Bedrooms
$2,595
820 sqft
Last updated November 25 at 12:14 AM
South Berkeley top floor LARGE apartment. Spacious 2 bedroom 1 bath. Newly renovated. Composite flooring. Lots of light. Off street parking included. Thank you for your interest in this property.
1 Unit Available
2211 Carleton Street - 17
2211 Carleton Street
Berkeley, CA | South Berkeley
2 Bedrooms
$2,595
800 sqft
Last updated November 24 at 11:36 PM
2-BEDROOMS IN THE HEART OF BERKELEY THIS CHARMING TWO BEDROOM FEATURES: -HUGE BALCONY!!! -Open Floor Plan! -Gated Affordable Parking Garage ($35/ month) -Tons Of Natural Lighting -Spacious Bedroom Sizes with large closets -Plenty of storage/
1 Unit Available
2406 Stuart Street
2406 Stuart Street
Berkeley, CA | Claremont Elmwood
1 Bedroom
$3,300
1021 sqft
Last updated November 24 at 11:36 PM
Great Location off Telegraph Avenue in Berkeley New York Style Loft with 13 ft ceilings A true one of a kind 1940's stand-alone? concrete building with no walls shared Open living room with shiny cement floors.
1 Unit Available
2331 Sacramento Street - B
2331 Sacramento Street
Berkeley, CA | Central Berkeley
Studio
$1,550
294 sqft
Last updated November 24 at 11:35 PM
Cozy studio in a triplex with a full kitchen, freshly painted and cleaned, nestled in the back away from the main street. Quiet area with separate entrance and access to on-site, coin operated laundry.
1 Unit Available
1537 Harmon St - 3
1537 Harmon Street
Berkeley, CA | South Berkeley
2 Bedrooms
$2,200
765 sqft
Last updated November 24 at 11:35 PM
updated! kitchen including appliances, new bathroom, new carpet wood flooring its a sight to see! call us to make appointment to view Remote control gate, community patio, community garden
1 Unit Available
1630 Russell St - D
1630 Russell Street
Berkeley, CA | South Berkeley
1 Bedroom
$1,900
667 sqft
Last updated November 24 at 11:35 PM
Large bedroom & kitchen, great for commuters a couple minute walk to Ashby BART station, South Berkeley Library, Berkeley Bowl. Newly updated with new hardwood floors! gated, coin washer and dryer. Great location for commuters and students!
1 Unit Available
1817 7th St. - 2
1817 Seventh Street
Berkeley, CA | West Berkeley
2 Bedrooms
$2,300
775 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated November 24 at 11:35 PM
1817 7th Street # 2, Berkeley This is a beautiful 2 bedrooms and 1 bathroom apartment with a Spacious Living Room, dining room and Kitchen with new refrigerator. Whole house has new carpet and new interior paint. One parking space is assigned.
1 Unit Available
2615 Telegraph Ave #301
2615 Telegraph Ave
Berkeley, CA | Claremont Elmwood
2 Bedrooms
$2,690
900 sqft
Last updated November 24 at 11:35 PM
A rental apartment approximately 900sqft is available by downtown Berkeley. This beautiful two bedrooms/1 bath apartment is on third floor and only few blocks from UC Berkeley. It has an updated open kitchen layout with peninsula.
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Frequently Asked Questions
How much is rent in Berkeley?
Apartment Rentals in Berkeley start at $1,200/month.
How much is rent in Berkeley?
Apartment Rentals in Berkeley start at $1,200/month.
How can I find a cheap apartment in Berkeley?
You can filter cheap apartments in Berkeley by price: under $2,200, under $2,000, under $1,800, or search by apartments that are offering move-in specials.
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You can filter cheap apartments in Berkeley by price: under $2,200, under $2,000, under $1,800, or search by apartments that are offering move-in specials.
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 can I find a pet-friendly apartment in Berkeley?
You can use the pet-friendly filter to find Berkeley apartments that allow pets.
How can I tour apartments during the COVID-19 pandemic?
While some Berkeley properties may not allow visitors at this time, most are open for business by phone or email. Please reach out to them directly for virtual touring options. Additionally, some properties may offer video and 3D tours, which can be found on the listing details page.
How can I tour apartments during the COVID-19 pandemic?
While some Berkeley properties may not allow visitors at this time, most are open for business by phone or email. Please reach out to them directly for virtual touring options. Additionally, some properties may offer video and 3D tours, which can be found on the listing details page.
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 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 California College of the Arts, University of California-Hastings College of Law, Golden Gate University-San Francisco, California Institute of Integral Studies, and University of San Francisco.
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 California College of the Arts, University of California-Hastings College of Law, Golden Gate University-San Francisco, California Institute of Integral Studies, and University of San Francisco.

City Guide

Berkeley
Hey, there, and welcome to the online headquarters for your Berkeley, California apartment hunting escapades!
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.

What’s so special about Berkeley, anyway?
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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.

How much is the rent?
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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.

What can I expect out of a Berkeley apartment?
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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.

Are apartments hard to come by?
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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 will I need to score my crazy-cool California crash pad?
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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!

What’s the best way to bum around town?
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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!

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City Guide

Berkeley
Hey, there, and welcome to the online headquarters for your Berkeley, California apartment hunting escapades!
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.

What’s so special about Berkeley, anyway?
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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.

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.

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.

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 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!

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!

Berkeley Renter Confidence Survey
National study of renter’s satisfaction with their cities and states

Here’s how Berkeley ranks on:

A-
Overall satisfaction
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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.
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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.