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201 Apartments for rent in Emeryville, CA

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Last updated December 11 at 1:48am UTC
7 Commodore Drive #365
Bayfront and Peninsula
Emeryville, CA
Updated December 2 at 12:53pm UTC
1 Bedroom
5 Admiral Drive #209
Bayfront and Peninsula
Emeryville, CA
Updated December 8 at 11:59am UTC
6 Admiral Drive #386
Bayfront and Peninsula
Emeryville, CA
Updated December 10 at 12:10pm UTC
927 34th Street
Emeryville, CA
Updated November 30 at 11:44am UTC
2 Bedrooms
2 Anchor Drive, #397
Bayfront and Peninsula
Emeryville, CA
Updated December 8 at 12:06pm UTC
1 Bedroom
1121 40th Street #2407
Emeryville, CA
Updated December 5 at 11:33am UTC
2 Bedrooms
1500 Park Avenue #131
Central Emeryville
Emeryville, CA
Updated November 16 at 11:43am UTC
6400 Christie Ave
Bayfront and Peninsula
Emeryville, CA
Updated November 18 at 5:13pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
1050 47th St
Emeryville, CA
Updated December 7 at 10:24am UTC
3 Bedrooms
6466 Hollis St
Central Emeryville
Emeryville, CA
Updated November 30 at 11:26am UTC
2 Bedrooms
42 Glashaus Loop
Central Emeryville
Emeryville, CA
Updated December 9 at 10:55am UTC
2 Bedrooms
3 Captain Drive #307
Bayfront and Peninsula
Emeryville, CA
Updated December 10 at 12:10pm UTC
1 Bedroom
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1590 Brunswig Lane
Bayfront and Peninsula
Emeryville, CA
Updated December 7 at 11:46am UTC
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City Guide
Moving to Emeryville

The listing prices for homes in Emeryville will be shocking if you're coming from most anyplace else in the country. But you can make yourself feel like a bargain shopper by glancing over the prices in some of the other zip codes in Alameda County, let alone nearby San Francisco or Sausalito.

What You'll Need

Moving to the Bay Area is like having a tooth canal and a colonoscopy at the same time, unless you're lucky enough to encounter a rich old hippie who's renting out the basement in his mansion at 1972 prices to any drifter who passes through town. Emeryville might be a bit more relaxed than San Fran itself, but expect to supply a mountain of personal info when you apply for an apartment here. You'll need an excellent credit report, criminal background check, rental history, references, proof of income, first and last months' rent and a sizable deposit before you move into any type of rental properties in Emeryville. Applications fill inboxes, so apply early and often, starting at least 5-6 weeks ahead of time. The good news is that, like the rest of the Bay Area, the weather in Emeryville is mild year round, so seasonal blizzards, tornadoes and hurricanes won't affect your moving schedule.

Emeryville Neighborhoods

Even though Emeryville is a tiny city, where you live here does make a difference. From its shoreline with luxury apartments and views of the Frisco skyline to its business district and its borders with Berkeley and Oakland, the vibes, costs and transportation access do change a bit depending on where you live.

North Bayfront: If you're looking for rental homes here, you're in luck because most of the residents of North Bayfront rent. But you'll pay for the privilege of gazing profoundly across the San Francisco Bay.

South Bayfront: As you might guess, this neighborhood is south of the last one. Rent is a tad lower here than its northern neighbor, and there's also the South Bayfront Pedestrian Bicycle Bridge.

Civic Center: There are some hi rise apartments here amid gourmet pizza places such as the Arizmendi Pizzeria, several gyms, a 50s style diner and the Oaks Card Club poker casino.

The Triangle: In the south of Emeryville, this area has old houses beside new city apartments and condos. There is also a strip of big retailers here, including IKEA and Home Depot, which will help you deck out your new pad. Or just go to Best Buy and get some DVDs to zone out on.

Shellmound: Just kidding, you can't live there.

Top Apartment Communities

Avenue 64: Upscale studios, one, two, and three bedroom apartments close to Christie Park, the Public Market and BART connection.

Bay Street Apartments: One and two bedroom apartments that come in a variety of floor plans named after big US cities. It has a fitness center, pools, courtyards and is close to the huge Bay Street shopping center,

Archstone: You can't live on top of the Shellmound, but you can live here on Shellmound St. They have studios to 3 bed/2 bath units close to the Emeryville Marina and even the post office, for you old-fashioned types.

Living in Emeryville

Like the rest of the Bay Area, Emeryville residents love their pilates, yoga, hiking, organic food and art galleries. There are a number of bars, including the Elephant Bar (sounds like you'd better be a heavy drinker), eco-friendly buildings, community meetings, recycling programs, public art, a cinema, public transit that connects you to the rest of the Bay Area, and for those who prefer to burn fossil fuels as quickly as possible, Emeryville is close to I-80 and several other interstates and highways.

Rent Report

December 2017 Emeryville Rent Report

Welcome to the December 2017 Emeryville Rent Report. Emeryville rents declined over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Emeryville rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the metro, state, and nation.

Emeryville rents declined over the past month

Emeryville rents have declined 1.4% over the past month, but are up slightly by 1.6% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Emeryville stand at $2,340 for a one-bedroom apartment and $2,940 for a two-bedroom. This is the fourth straight month that the city has seen rent decreases after an increase in July. Emeryville'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

Throughout the past year, rent increases have been occurring not just in the city of Emeryville, but across the entire metro. Of the largest 10 cities that we have data for in the San Francisco metro, 8 of them have seen prices rise. Here's a look at how rents compare across some of the largest cities in the metro.

  • Oakland has the least expensive rents in the San Francisco metro, with a two-bedroom median of $2,170; the city has also seen rents fall by 1.7% over the past month, the biggest drop in the metro.
  • Concord has seen the fastest rent growth in the metro, with a year-over-year increase of 7.1%. The median two-bedroom there costs $3,040, while one-bedrooms go for $2,420.
  • San Mateo has the most expensive rents of the largest cities in the San Francisco metro, with a two-bedroom median of $4,200; rents fell 0.6% over the past month but rose 0.9% over the past year.

Many large cities nationwide show more affordable rents compared to Emeryville

As rents have increased slightly in Emeryville, large cities nationwide have seen rents grow more quickly. Compared to most large cities across the country, Emeryville is less affordable for renters.

  • Rents increased significantly in other cities across the state, with California as a whole logging rent growth of 4.3% over the past year. For example, rents have grown by 3.9% in San Diego, 3.8% in Los Angeles, and 3.0% in San Jose.
  • Emeryville's median two-bedroom rent of $2,940 is above the national average of $1,160. Nationwide, rents have grown by 2.7% over the past year compared to the 1.6% rise in Emeryville.
  • While Emeryville's rents rose slightly over the past year, many cities nationwide saw more substantial increases, including Phoenix (+3.9%), Seattle (+3.5%), and Dallas (+2.4%).
  • Renters will generally find more expensive prices in Emeryville than most large cities. For example, Phoenix has a median 2BR rent of $1,020, where Emeryville 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 $2,430 $3,050 -0.8% 1.3%
Oakland $1,730 $2,170 -1.7% 1.7%
Fremont $2,850 $3,580 -0.2% 2.5%
Hayward $2,130 $2,680 1.2% 4.1%
Concord $2,420 $3,040 0.8% 7.1%
Berkeley $2,010 $2,530 -0.9% -3.8%
Daly City $2,500 $3,140 0.7% -0.6%
San Mateo $3,340 $4,200 -0.6% 0.9%
Redwood City $2,660 $3,340 -0.7% 1.7%
San Ramon $2,890 $3,630 -0.6% 2.2%
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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.