37 Apartments under 1800 for rent in Berkeley, CA

Last updated September 26 at 12:04AM
1315 Martin Luther King Jr. Way
North Berkeley
Berkeley, CA
Updated September 20 at 9:54AM
Results within 5 miles of Berkeley, CA
2261 San Antonio Avenue
East End
Alameda, CA
Updated September 22 at 10:43AM
1 Bedroom
427 44th St
North and East
Richmond, CA
Updated September 25 at 1:29AM
1 Bedroom
945 S 45th St
Richmond, CA
Updated September 25 at 1:29AM
1 Bedroom
922 Carlson Blvd
Richmond, CA
Updated September 25 at 1:29AM
2 Bedrooms
4224 Carrington
Oakland, CA
Updated September 22 at 9:48AM
1 Bedroom
1420 Chestnut St
Oak Center
Oakland, CA
Updated September 24 at 9:48AM
Results within 10 miles of Berkeley, CA
Woodchase Apartments
2795 San Leandro Blvd
San Leandro, CA
Updated September 26 at 12:04AM
1 Bedroom
2 Bedrooms
936 Winchester St
Vallejo, CA
Updated September 25 at 5:37PM
2 Bedrooms
The Waterfront
Hercules, CA
Updated September 16 at 9:54AM
10010 MacArthur Blvd
Foothill Square
Oakland, CA
Updated September 25 at 1:34AM
1 Bedroom
536 Alden St.,
Vallejo, CA
Updated September 21 at 12:12PM
2 Bedrooms
301 Kathleen Dr Apt A
Gregory Gardens
Pleasant Hill, CA
Updated September 21 at 12:20PM
1 Bedroom
1282 Carmel Ct
Downtown Walnut Creek
Walnut Creek, CA
Updated September 7 at 10:42AM
1 Bedroom
804 Apple St
South Stonehurst
Oakland, CA
Updated September 22 at 10:48AM
Results within 20 miles of Berkeley, CA
1251 141st Ave
San Leandro, CA
Updated September 24 at 9:50AM
1 Bedroom
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Rent Report

September 2017 Berkeley Rent Report

Welcome to the September 2017 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 declined over the past month

Berkeley rents have declined -2.2%. over the past month, but have remained flat in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Berkeley stand at $2,140 for a one-bedroom apartment and $2,690 for a two-bedroom. This is the second straight month that the city has seen rent decreases after an increase in June. Berkeley's year-over-year rent growth lags the state average of 4.5%, as well as the national average of 3.0%.

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 9 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.

  • Concord has seen the fastest rent growth in the metro, with a year-over-year increase of 6.3%. The median two-bedroom there costs $2,960, while one-bedrooms go for $2,360.
  • Over the past month, Berkeley has seen the biggest rent drop in the metro, with a decline of 2.2%. Median two-bedrooms there cost $2,690, while one-bedrooms go for $2,140.
  • San Mateo has the most expensive rents of the largest cities in the San Francisco metro, with a two-bedroom median of $4,300; rents were up 0.1% over the past month and 1.5% over the past year.
  • Hayward has the least expensive rents in the San Francisco metro, with a two-bedroom median of $2,660; rents grew 1.0% over the past month and 2.9% over the past year.

Many large cities nationwide show more affordable rents compared to Berkeley

As rents have fallen in Berkeley, many large cities nationwide have seen prices increase, in some cases substantially. Compared to most large cities across the country, Berkeley is less affordable for renters.

  • Other cities across the state have seen rents increase, with California as a whole logging rent growth of 4.5% over the past year. For example, rents have grown by 5.0% in Los Angeles, 4.6% in San Diego, and 2.2% in San Jose.
  • Berkeley's median two-bedroom rent of $2,690 is above the national average of $1,160. Nationwide, rents have grown by 3.0% over the past year compared to the stagnant growth in Berkeley.
  • While rents in Berkeley fell over the past year, many cities nationwide saw increases, including Seattle (+5.4%), Los Angeles (+5.0%), and Phoenix (+4.9%).
  • Renters will generally find more expensive prices in Berkeley than most large cities. For example, Phoenix has a median 2BR rent of $1,020, where Berkeley is more than 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 $2,440 $3,070 0.5% 0.8%
Fremont $2,890 $3,630 1.5% 3.2%
Hayward $2,120 $2,660 1.0% 2.9%
Concord $2,360 $2,960 -0.3% 6.3%
Berkeley $2,140 $2,690 -2.2% -0.1%
San Mateo $3,430 $4,300 0.1% 1.5%
Redwood City $2,700 $3,390 -0.4% 1.1%
San Ramon $2,970 $3,730 0.7% 2.0%
Pleasanton $2,940 $3,690 -2.0% 4.8%
Union City $2,730 $3,430 0.7% 4.3%
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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.


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.