45 Apartments under 1800 for rent in Berkeley, CA

Last updated November 19 at 2:24am UTC
1213 San Pablo Ave. #202
West Berkeley
Berkeley, CA
Updated November 18 at 11:25am UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,595
Results within 5 miles of Berkeley, CA
1824 Linden St
Ralph Bunche
Oakland, CA
Updated November 13 at 11:38am UTC
Studio
$1,650
3130 14th Ave
Tuxedo
Oakland, CA
Updated November 19 at 2:03am UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,495
Results within 10 miles of Berkeley, CA
536 Alden St.,
Vallejo
Vallejo, CA
Updated November 2 at 12:14pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,700
5800 Walnut St
Frick
Oakland, CA
Updated November 16 at 12:27pm UTC
Studio
$1,400
2451 Seminary Ave
Havenscourt
Oakland, CA
Updated November 17 at 9:46am UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,395
2737 East Court
Hilltop Village
San Pablo, CA
Updated November 18 at 11:29am UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,700
900 Cambridge Dr #41
Benicia
Benicia, CA
Updated November 10 at 11:19am UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,450
10010 MacArthur Blvd
Foothill Square
Oakland, CA
Updated November 16 at 12:33pm UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,460
314 Irvington Street
Crocker
Daly City, CA
Updated November 16 at 12:13pm UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,695
Results within 20 miles of Berkeley, CA
1071 81st Ave
Fitchburg
Oakland, CA
Updated October 29 at 6:20pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,650
1251 141st Ave
Halcyon-Foothill
San Leandro, CA
Updated November 16 at 12:36pm UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,795
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November 2017 Berkeley Rent Report

Welcome to the November 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.

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November 2017 Berkeley Rent Report

Welcome to the November 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 1.5% over the past month, and are down significantly by 3.2% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Berkeley stand at $2,030 for a one-bedroom apartment and $2,550 for a two-bedroom. This is the fourth 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 4.3%, as well as the national average of 2.7%.

Rents rising across the San Francisco Metro

While rent prices have decreased in Berkeley over the past year, the rest of the metro is seeing the opposite trend. Rents have risen in 8 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 7.3%. The median two-bedroom there costs $3,010, while one-bedrooms go for $2,400.
  • Over the past year, Berkeley has seen the biggest rent drop in the metro, with a decline of 3.2%. Median two-bedrooms there cost $2,550, while one-bedrooms go for $2,030.
  • San Mateo has the most expensive rents of the largest cities in the San Francisco metro, with a two-bedroom median of $4,220; rents decreased 1.5% over the past month but were up 0.5% over the past year.
  • Oakland has the least expensive rents in the San Francisco metro, with a two-bedroom median of $2,210; rents fell 1.4% over the past month but rose 3.4% over the past year.

Many large cities nationwide show more affordable rents compared to Berkeley

As rents have fallen significantly 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 significantly increase, with California as a whole logging rent growth of 4.3% over the past year. For example, rents have grown by 4.0% in San Diego, 3.9% in Los Angeles, and 3.0% in San Jose.
  • Berkeley's median two-bedroom rent of $2,550 is above the national average of $1,160. Nationwide, rents have grown by 2.7% over the past year compared to the 3.2% decline in Berkeley.
  • While rents in Berkeley fell significantly over the past year, many cities nationwide saw increases, including Seattle (+4.2%), Phoenix (+4.1%), and Dallas (+2.6%).
  • 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 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 $2,450 $3,070 -0.3% 1.8%
Oakland $1,760 $2,210 -1.4% 3.4%
Fremont $2,850 $3,580 -1.0% 2.3%
Hayward $2,110 $2,650 -0.3% 2.8%
Concord $2,400 $3,010 1.1% 7.3%
Berkeley $2,030 $2,550 -1.5% -3.2%
Daly City $2,480 $3,120 -1.7% -2.2%
San Mateo $3,360 $4,220 -1.5% 0.5%
Redwood City $2,680 $3,360 -0.3% 0.5%
San Ramon $2,910 $3,650 -1.2% 2.1%
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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:

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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.