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347 Apartments for rent in Berkeley, CA

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Downtown Berkeley
3 Units Available
Bachenheimer Apartments
2119 University Ave, Berkeley, CA
1 Bedroom
$2,995
470 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,999
688 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 August 25 at 03:16pm
North Berkeley
2 Units Available
Hillside Village
1797 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA
Studio
$3,046
410 sqft
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
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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 August 25 at 03:44pm
Central Berkeley
2 Units Available
Berkeley Apartments - Renaissance Villas
1627 University Ave, Berkeley, CA
1 Bedroom
$2,318
544 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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This apartment building is in a highly walkable neighborhood, with access to BART and AC mass transit. Units feature in-unit laundry, patio or balcony, and dishwasher. Community features include key fob security access and parking.
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Last updated August 25 at 03:44pm
Downtown Berkeley
2 Units Available
Berkeley Apartments - Touriel
2004 University Ave, Berkeley, CA
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$3,659
551 sqft
Great location close to the UC Berkeley Campus and BART. Community offers on-site laundry, parking and package receiving. Residents enjoy units with air conditioning, dishwasher and extra storage.
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Last updated August 25 at 03:44pm
Downtown Berkeley
9 Units Available
Berkeley Apartments - Fine Arts
2110 Haste St, Berkeley, CA
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$2,564
472 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,183
623 sqft
Walking distance to UC Berkeley, BART, bus lines, and many cafes and shops. Units have A/C, private patio/balcony, and ceiling fans. 24-hour maintenance available. Community has a courtyard and key fob access.
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Last updated August 25 at 03:44pm
Downtown Berkeley
1 Unit Available
Berkeley Apartments - Gaia
2116 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA
1 Bedroom
$5,203
692 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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3 Bedrooms
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Located only one block from the campus of UC Berkeley and the BART station. This pet-friendly complex offer 1-2 bedroom units with expansive closet space and built-in bookshelves, and a rooftop deck and underground parking.
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Last updated August 25 at 11:54am
West Berkeley
3 Units Available
Avalon Berkeley
651 Addison St, Berkeley, CA
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$2,950
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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Downtown Berkeley
2 Units Available
Berkeley Central
2055 Center St, Berkeley, CA
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$4,088
720 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$6,698
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 August 25 at 03:16pm
South Berkeley
3 Units Available
The Dwight
2121 Dwight Way, Berkeley, CA
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$3,207
613 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$4,435
833 sqft
Downtown apartments with quartz countertops and large windows. Enjoy the rooftop terrace or resident lounge during free time. By the University of California, Berkeley and shops and restaurants. Near the Downtown Berkeley BART station.
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Last updated August 24 at 07:29pm
West Berkeley
6 Units Available
Higby
3015 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley, CA
1 Bedroom
$3,025
851 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,750
1155 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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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 August 25 at 03:16pm
Downtown Berkeley
7 Units Available
K Street Flats
2020 Kittredge St, Berkeley, CA
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$3,917
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 August 25 at 12:40pm
South Berkeley
5 Units Available
Parker Apartments
2038 Parker St, Berkeley, CA
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$3,475
715 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$5,030
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 August 22 at 04:57pm
Downtown Berkeley
5 Units Available
Allston + Stadium
2161 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$2,700
489 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,900
643 sqft
Just steps from the University of California, Berkeley campus, Allston + Stadium provides modern living in a convenient location. Allston + Stadium boasts spacious floor plans with planned, updated units and brand new amenity spaces for this summer.
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Last updated August 16 at 12:05am
Claremont Elmwood
10 Units Available
Telegraph Gardens
3001 Telegraph Avenue, Berkeley, CA
2 Bedrooms
$3,591
799 sqft
Residential apartments over retail and parking in the heart of Berkeley, minutes from the UC Berkeley campus and BART.
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Last updated August 22 at 12:03am
Panoramic Hill
4 Units Available
Warring Street Apartments
2461 Warring St, Berkeley, CA
1 Bedroom
$1,995
700 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,000
950 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.
Last updated August 25 at 10:21am
South Berkeley
1 Unit Available
1631 Stuart Unit B
1631 Stuart St, Berkeley, CA
2 Bedrooms
$3,400
1000 sqft
Take a closer look at this lovely 1,000-square-foot, furnished, 2 bedrooms, 1-bathroom apartment in the friendly South Berkeley neighborhood in Berkeley, California. It has tile and laminate flooring throughout.
Last updated August 25 at 10:21am
Central Berkeley
1 Unit Available
1511 Berkeley Way
1511 Berkeley Way, Berkeley, CA
1 Bedroom
$2,600
1511 Berkeley Way Available 09/01/19 side by side duplex near N. Berk BART - This ground floor unit has a gas stove, off street parking, wood floors and close to public transportation. No Pets Allowed (RLNE5101478)
Last updated August 25 at 10:21am
Southampton
1 Unit Available
408 Michigan Ave
408 Michigan Avenue, Berkeley, CA
4 Bedrooms
$5,199
3000 sqft
Gorgeous Four Bedroom/Three Bath Single Family Home in Berkeley - Available NOW! Don't miss this exceptionally lovely home in the hills above Kensington, Bay views, close to Tilden Park.
Last updated August 25 at 10:21am
South Berkeley
1 Unit Available
1590 Ward St Unit 1590
1590 Ward St, Berkeley, CA
2 Bedrooms
$2,550
515 sqft
Book a showing now! See this pleasant 515-square-foot apartment in South Berkeley neighborhood in Berkeley, California. This unfurnished apartment unit has 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, and on-street parking. The cozy interior features hardwood flooring.
Last updated August 25 at 10:21am
North Berkeley
1 Unit Available
1933 Francisco Street
1933 Francisco Street, Berkeley, CA
1 Bedroom
$3,000
North Berkeley Bungalow Available Now! - Located in the residential North Berkeley neighborhood, this brown-shingled standalone one bedroom bungalow offers a semi-enclosed private landscaped yard with deck area.
Last updated August 25 at 10:21am
South Berkeley
1 Unit Available
2245 Ashby Ave Apt A
2245 Ashby Avenue, Berkeley, CA
2 Bedrooms
$3,099
A 5-minute walk from Berkeley Bowl, a 20-minute walk away from Berkeley campus, 15-minute walk from Ashby BART, and close to many AC Transit stops.
Last updated August 25 at 10:21am
Downtown Berkeley
1 Unit Available
1919 Haste Street
1919 Haste Street, Berkeley, CA
3 Bedrooms
$4,500
1500 sqft
Close to: U.C. campus, Bart, Restaurants, Berkeley Bowl, theaters. Everything with walking distance. It is one of a kind old Victorian that has been remodeled with beautiful view. This house is an oasis in the middle of Berkeley.
Last updated August 25 at 10:21am
Claremont Elmwood
1 Unit Available
2533 Hillegass Avenue Unit 103
2533 Hillegass Avenue, Berkeley, CA
Studio
$1,899
350 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Take a closer look at this comfy 400-square-foot, 1-bathroom studio located on Claremont Elmwood neighborhood in Berkeley, California! This unfurnished studio has 1 parking spot in the buildings underground garage ($145/per month).
Last updated August 25 at 10:21am
Downtown Berkeley
1 Unit Available
2129 Dwight Way
2129 Dwight Way, Berkeley, CA
1 Bedroom
$2,199
626 sqft
Upstairs One Bed/One Bath in Fantastic Downtown Berkeley Location - Available NOW! Move-in special! $500.00 off your 1st full month's rent! Close to UC Berkeley, Downtown Berkeley BART, tons of shopping and restaurants on Shattuck Ave.

Average Rent in Berkeley

Last updated Jul. 2019
The average rent for a 1 bedroom apartment in Berkeley is $2,090, while the average rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $2,625.
Studio
$1,700
1 Bed
$2,090
2 Beds
$2,625
3+ Beds
$3,532
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!

August 2019 Berkeley Rent Report

Welcome to the August 2019 Berkeley Rent Report. Berkeley rents declined 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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August 2019 Berkeley Rent Report

Welcome to the August 2019 Berkeley Rent Report. Berkeley rents declined 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 decline sharply over the past month

Berkeley rents have declined 1.1% over the past month, but have been relatively flat at 0.2% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Berkeley stand at $2,090 for a one-bedroom apartment and $2,626 for a two-bedroom. Berkeley's year-over-year rent growth lags the state average of 1.1%, as well as the national average of 1.6%.

    Rents rising across the San Francisco Metro

    While rents have remained steady in the city of Berkeley throughout the past year, cities across the metro have seen a different trend. Rents have risen in 8 of of the largest 10 cities in the San Francisco metro for which we have data. Here's a look at how rents compare across some of the largest cities in the metro.

    • San Mateo has the most expensive rents in the San Francisco metro, with a two-bedroom median of $4,488; the city has also seen rent growth of 1.9% over the past year, the fastest in the metro.
    • Over the past month, Daly City has seen the biggest rent drop in the metro, with a decline of 1.3%. Median two-bedrooms there cost $3,354, while one-bedrooms go for $2,670.
    • Oakland has the least expensive rents in the San Francisco metro, with a two-bedroom median of $2,236; rents were up 1.1% over the past month but fell 0.3% over the past year.

    Many large cities nationwide show more affordable rents compared to Berkeley

    Rent growth in Berkeley has been relatively stable over the past year - some other large cities have seen more substantial increases. Compared to most large cities across the country, Berkeley is less affordable for renters.

    • Other cities across the state have seen rents slightly increase, with California as a whole logging rent growth of 1.1% over the past year. For example, rents have grown by 1.5% in San Jose, 0.5% in Los Angeles, and 0.5% in San Diego.
    • Berkeley's median two-bedroom rent of $2,626 is above the national average of $1,191. Nationwide, rents have grown by 1.6% over the past year compared to the stagnant growth in Berkeley.
    • While rents in Berkeley remained moderately stable this year, similar cities saw increases, including Phoenix (+3.7%), Austin (+3.3%), and Dallas (+2.1%); note that median 2BR rents in these cities go for $1,085, $1,460, and $1,134 respectively.
    • Renters will generally find more expensive prices in Berkeley than most large cities. For example, Phoenix has a median 2BR rent of $1,085, where Berkeley is nearly two-and-a-half times 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 price
    Median 2BR price
    M/M price change
    Y/Y price change
    San Francisco
    $2,490
    $3,130
    0.7%
    1.2%
    Oakland
    $1,780
    $2,240
    1.1%
    -0.3%
    Fremont
    $3,020
    $3,800
    -0.5%
    1.6%
    Hayward
    $2,200
    $2,760
    -0.5%
    1%
    Concord
    $2,460
    $3,080
    1.8%
    0.7%
    Berkeley
    $2,090
    $2,630
    -1.1%
    0.2%
    Richmond
    $2,120
    $2,670
    0.5%
    0.2%
    Antioch
    $2,570
    $3,230
    0.8%
    -0.3%
    Daly City
    $2,670
    $3,350
    -1.3%
    1.3%
    San Mateo
    $3,570
    $4,490
    0.1%
    1.9%
    Livermore
    $2,300
    $2,890
    1.9%
    -0.6%
    Redwood City
    $2,830
    $3,560
    0.2%
    2.7%
    San Ramon
    $3,050
    $3,840
    -0.7%
    2.8%
    Pleasanton
    $3,010
    $3,780
    0.3%
    1.9%
    Union City
    $2,820
    $3,550
    -0.5%
    2%
    Walnut Creek
    $2,470
    $3,100
    0.8%
    1.7%
    South San Francisco
    $2,740
    $3,440
    -1.1%
    1.7%
    Pittsburg
    $2,600
    $3,260
    0
    2.7%
    San Rafael
    $2,590
    $3,250
    -1.5%
    1.9%
    Dublin
    $3,080
    $3,870
    -1%
    2%
    San Bruno
    $2,770
    $3,480
    -3.5%
    3%
    Pacifica
    $3,030
    $3,810
    -0.4%
    1.8%
    Martinez
    $2,490
    $3,120
    -0.4%
    4.1%
    Pleasant Hill
    $2,720
    $3,420
    -2.1%
    2.3%
    Burlingame
    $2,630
    $3,310
    -1.1%
    3.6%
    Belmont
    $2,820
    $3,550
    -0.7%
    0.1%
    Emeryville
    $2,440
    $3,060
    0.9%
    1.6%
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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.

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