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Starting at $3,010
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Avalon Berkeley
651 Addison St
Berkeley, CA
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1 Bedroom
$3,010
2 Bedrooms
$4,395
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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Starting at $3,755
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Bachenheimer Apartments
2119 University Ave
Berkeley, CA
2 Bedrooms
$3,755
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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Starting at $2,897
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Berkeley Apartments - Touriel
2004 University Ave
Berkeley, CA
1 Bedroom
$2,897
2 Bedrooms
$3,817
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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Starting at $2,650
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Berkeley Apartments - Fine Arts
2110 Haste St
Berkeley, CA
Studio
$2,650
1 Bedroom
$2,689
2 Bedrooms
$3,287
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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Starting at $2,796
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Berkeley Apartments - Gaia
2116 Allston Way
Berkeley, CA
1 Bedroom
$2,796
2 Bedrooms
$3,822
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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Starting at $3,912
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Berkeley Apartments - Berkeleyan
1910 Oxford St
Berkeley, CA
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$3,912
Located on the shuttle bus stop for UC Berkeley. Modern community with on-site laundry and garage parking. Dogs and cats allowed. Spacious floor plans with dishwashers and updated appliances.
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Starting at $4,029
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Berkeley Apartments - ARTech
2002 Addison St
Berkeley, CA
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$4,029
3 Bedrooms
$4,805
Near downtown Berkeley on University Avenue. Updated interiors with hardwood floors, new appliances and spacious layouts. On-site media room, garage available, 24-hour maintenance and on-site laundry. In the Arts District.
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Starting at $3,291
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Berkeley Central
2055 Center St
Berkeley, CA
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1 Bedroom
$3,291
2 Bedrooms
$4,330
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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Starting at $2,654
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Fourth & U Apartments
2020 4th St
Berkeley, CA
1 Bedroom
$2,654
2 Bedrooms
$3,642
An upscale, modern community close to Grocery Outlet and the Berkeley Amtrak. Onsite bike storage, picnic area and green space. Pet-friendly. Each home includes a patio or balcony. Near I-80.
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Starting at $3,000
Updated 6 hrs ago
Parker Apartments
2038 Parker St
Berkeley, CA
Studio
$3,000
1 Bedroom
$3,300
2 Bedrooms
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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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Starting at $3,108
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Hillside Village
1797 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA
Studio
$3,108
1 Bedroom
$3,428
2 Bedrooms
$3,852
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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Starting at $3,088
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2121 Dwight Way
2121 Dwight Way
Berkeley, CA
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$3,088
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
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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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Starting at $2,725
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Varsity Berkeley
2024 Durant Ave
Berkeley, CA
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$2,725
2 Bedrooms
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3 Bedrooms
$5,395
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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Starting at $2,690
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Berkeley Apartments - Renaissance Villas
1627 University Ave
Berkeley, CA
1 Bedroom
$2,690
2 Bedrooms
$3,903
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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Starting at $2,800
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Higby
3015 San Pablo Ave
Berkeley, CA
Studio
$2,825
1 Bedroom
$2,800
2 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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Starting at $2,400
Updated 7 days ago
Warring Street Apartments
2461 Warring St
Berkeley, CA
1 Bedroom
$2,400
2 Bedrooms
$2,900
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.
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Starting at $2,390
Updated 3 hrs ago
2636 Warring St 301
2636 Warring St 301
Berkeley, CA
1 Bedroom
$2,390
Starting at $3,995
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2227 Dwight Way Dwight 4
2227 Dwight Way Dwight 4
Berkeley, CA
2 Bedrooms
$3,995
Starting at $3,200
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2028 Bancroft 3
2028 Bancroft 3
Berkeley, CA
8 Bedrooms
$3,200
Starting at $2,800
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2028 Bancroft Way 6
2028 Bancroft Way 6
Berkeley, CA
1 Bedroom
$2,800
Starting at $3,200
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2028 Bancroft #3
2028 Bancroft #3
Berkeley, CA
1 Bedroom
$3,200
Starting at $3,450
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2411 Russell Street
2411 Russell Street
Berkeley, CA
2 Bedrooms
$3,450
Starting at $2,400
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1806 Acton St.
1806 Acton St.
Berkeley, CA
1 Bedroom
$2,400
Starting at $1,900
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828 Euclid Ave
828 Euclid Ave
Berkeley, CA
Studio
$1,900

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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!

June 2018 Berkeley Rent Report

Welcome to the June 2018 Berkeley Rent Report. Berkeley rents increased 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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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...

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