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107 apartments for rent near Berkeley, CA

Avalon Berkeley
651 Addison St
Studio
$2,955
1 Bed
$2,720
2 Bed
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1468 Olympus Ave.
Berkeley
3 Bed
$5,300
Berkeley Apartments - Renaissance Villas
1627 University Ave
1 Bed
$2,584
2 Bed
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Berkeley Apartments - Fine Arts
2110 Haste St
Studio
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1 Bed
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2 Bed
$3,194
1532 Spruce St.
Berkeley
2 Bed
$3,600
1161 The Alameda
Northbrae
4 Bed
$5,500
Berkeley Apartments - ARTech
2002 Addison St
1 Bed
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2 Bed
$2,362
3 Bed
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1455 Grizzly Peak Blvd.
Berkeley
4 Bed
$5,950
2461 Prince Street
Elmwood
1 Bed
$2,250
1106 Oxford Street, Unit B
Cragmont
1 Bed
$2,800
454 Vassar Ave
Cragmont
1 Bed
$2,500
Sterling Ave
Cragmont
3 Bed
$5,195
Berkeley Apartments - Berkeleyan
1910 Oxford St
1 Bed
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2 Bed
$2,535
Berkeley Apartments - Touriel
2004 University Ave
1 Bed
$2,559
2 Bed
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1933 Stuart St
Berkeley
2 Bed
$2,500
1561 Euclid Avenue #1
La Loma Park - Nut Hill
1 Bed
$2,750
Berkeley Central
2055 Center St
Studio
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1 Bed
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2 Bed
$4,600
1533 Harmon St
Lorrin District
2 Bed
$2,150
3337 California Street
Lorrin District
2 Bed
$2,950
Berkeley Apartments - Gaia
2116 Allston Way
1 Bed
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2 Bed
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3 Bed
$3,827
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City Guide
Berkeley
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!

Berkeley Renter Confidence Survey
National study of renter confidence in the economy, homeownership, and cities
Here's how Berkeley ranks on:
A- Overall satisfaction
C+ Safety and crime rate
A- Jobs and career opportunities
B Recreational activities
F Affordability
B Quality of schools
A Weather
B- Commute time
C- State and local taxes
A+ Public transit
C Pet-friendliness
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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.