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96 Apartments for rent in Livermore, CA

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Last updated June 20 at 1:50am UTC
683 Lido
Sunset West
Livermore, CA
Updated June 19 at 9:56pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
$3,250
5713 Running Hills Ave
Ulmar
Livermore, CA
Updated June 19 at 9:25am UTC
4 Bedrooms
$3,100
784 Hattan Dr
Ulmar
Livermore, CA
Updated June 19 at 9:23am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$2,695
341 Andrews St
Trevarno
Livermore, CA
Updated June 16 at 10:06am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$2,750
764 Hayes Ave
Trevarno
Livermore, CA
Updated June 15 at 5:49pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,995
625 Via Del Sol
Sunset West
Livermore, CA
Updated June 15 at 10:24am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$3,195
922 Flurry Drive
Ulmar
Livermore, CA
Updated June 15 at 1:39am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$3,225
738 S. K St.
Trevarno
Livermore, CA
Updated June 14 at 11:35am UTC
5 Bedrooms
$3,600
625 N. K Street
Trevarno
Livermore, CA
Updated June 14 at 10:14am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$2,395
1001 Murrieta Blvd # 110
Trevarno
Livermore, CA
Updated June 12 at 3:59pm UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,700
725 Dana Circle
Trevarno
Livermore, CA
Updated June 12 at 3:59pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
$3,500
750 Hayes Ave
Trevarno
Livermore, CA
Updated June 9 at 5:55pm UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,800
3821 Inverness Common
Trevarno
Livermore, CA
Updated June 8 at 9:57am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$3,295
3240 MAGUIRE WAY 401
Dublin Ranch
Dublin, CA
Updated June 19 at 9:24am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$3,100
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3017 Warrenton Ct.
Pleasanton
Pleasanton, CA
Updated June 15 at 10:16am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$3,300
212 Elvira St
Carlton Square
Livermore, CA
Updated June 17 at 9:25am UTC
3 Bedrooms
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Dublin Ranch
Dublin, CA
Updated March 14 at 7:27am UTC
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City Guide
Livermore
Livermore, Where the Living is Easy

In addition to several shopping areas throughout town, Livermore's downtown has recently undergone a renovation. Now, a walkable stretch of trendy and unique restaurants, bars and shops line the streets of the heart of town. If you're looking for some family-friendly and educational events, check out the much beloved Livermore library system, which has a solid supply of free and low-cost programming.

Perhaps the biggest draw to the Livermore area are the vineyards and wineries located about a mile from downtown. Open for tours and tastings, these scenic farms draw in thousands of residents and visitors each year.

Neighborhoods in Livermore

East Side The east side of Livermore, colloquially called "The Lab Neighborhood," due to its proximity to Lawrence Livermore Laboratory, is one of the best deal areas around. In such a high-income city it can be difficult to find quality housing at an affordable rate, but this area is safe and popular for singles and families alike. Two bedrooms here generally range from $1500-1700.

South and West and Southwest Sides Southwest Livermore is home to Ruby Hill, which unlike Ruby Ridge, is a highly desirable neighborhood for big money types. Located adjacent to Livermore's wineries and vineyards, and the exclusive Ruby Hill Golf Course, this area was developed to house area scientists and Silicon Valley big wigs. When looking for rentals on the southwest side of town, you'll see a lot of words like, "luxury," "estates," and "executive." I'm sure I don't have to tell you that this means big dollar signs. Rentals in this area can also be difficult to find, but occasionally, mansions will become available for $5,000-8,000.

North Side

North Livermore, for the most part, is home to many of the city's affordable, family-friendly rental homes. Generally, the farther east you go on the north side, the more quality houses you'll find. This can be a pain if you're commuting westwards to San Francisco. Directly north of downtown Livermore, there is a small patch of streets that locals consider slightly dangerous. However, Livermore residents have a different idea of danger than say, someone living in urban San Francisco. Get a feel for northern Livermore neighborhoods before settling, particularly in the area directly north of downtown.

Livermore Rental Tips

While finding suitable rentals in Livermore isn't impossible, it can be a little more difficult than apartment-hunting in more urban areas. Most rentals will be located in suburban-type developments with community and fitness centers, swimming pools and other amenities. You'll be able to find these rentals without the aid of a real estate agent, as they are rented directly through management companies (and this here website!). If you're looking for more high-end Ruby Hill "estates" or single-family homes, you'll need to enlist an agent to maximize your search potential.

Even though there aren't a whole lot of rentals available, most are generally very nice and frequently offer flexible lease options and deals on reduced deposits, application fees and your first month's rent.

Keep in mind, a lot of rentals, particularly single-family homes and townhouses, will have a homeowners' association fee. Some of these fees are built into the rental rates and some are not. Be sure to negotiate the HOA fee with your landlord before signing a lease!

Commuting

Okay, so Livermore has got beautiful scenery, vineyards and fancy housing galore. One thing Livermore doesn't have is a convenient commute to most places you'll want to go.

Though there's a big push to bring BART service into Livermore proper soon, there are no real plans in place to connect the city with the greater San Francisco area. The closest BART station is in the nearby town of Pleasanton, which is accessible via bus or car. However, the commute into and out of the city during rush hour is particularly painful, and this 15-mile drive can sometimes take up to 30 minutes. From there, the BART will take you into the city in about 40 minutes.

Okay, so the BART is pretty annoying. I'll just drive into the city! Nope. No you won't. I mean you can, but be prepared for long delays on the 580 and the Bay Bridge.

The commute to San Jose and Silicone Valley is slightly less terrible, though definitely not ideal. Many Livermore residents commute to work in this area, so traffic, though definitely better than headed into San Francisco, is still pretty congested. The Altamont Commuter Express (ACE) has two stations in Livermore and operates from Livermore into Silicon Valley/San Jose and Stockton.

Buses and the ACE Train operate out of the downtown transit center which also provides fixed route service throughout the greater Livermore area.

Got all you needed to get? We hope so. Best of luck finding your new Livermore abode. We sure hope it's fancy!

June 2018 Livermore Rent Report

Welcome to the June 2018 Livermore Rent Report. Livermore rents increased over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Livermore rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the metro, state, and nation.

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Livermore

June 2018 Livermore Rent Report

Welcome to the June 2018 Livermore Rent Report. Livermore rents increased over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Livermore rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the metro, state, and nation.

Livermore rents increased slightly over the past month

Livermore rents have increased 0.2% over the past month, and have increased slightly by 1.4% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Livermore stand at $2,400 for a one-bedroom apartment and $3,010 for a two-bedroom. This is the fourth straight month that the city has seen rent increases after a decline in January. Livermore's year-over-year rent growth lags the state average of 2.2%, as well as the national average of 1.5%.

Rents rising across the San Francisco Metro

Throughout the past year, rent increases have been occurring not just in the city of Livermore, but across the entire metro. Of the largest 10 cities that we have data for in the San Francisco metro, 9 of them have seen prices rise. Here's a look at how rents compare across some of the largest cities in the metro.

  • Richmond has seen the fastest rent growth in the metro, with a year-over-year increase of 5.5%. The median two-bedroom there costs $2,710, while one-bedrooms go for $2,150.
  • Over the past year, Berkeley is the only city in the metro that has seen rents fall, with a decline of 4.2%. Median two-bedrooms there cost $2,630, while one-bedrooms go for $2,090.
  • San Mateo has the most expensive rents of the largest cities in the San Francisco metro, with a two-bedroom median of $4,370; rents were up 0.6% over the past month but remained flat year-over-year.
  • Oakland has the least expensive rents in the San Francisco metro, with a two-bedroom median of $2,220; rents fell 1.0% over the past month but rose 4.5% over the past year.

Many large cities nationwide show more affordable rents compared to Livermore

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

  • Rents increased moderately in other cities across the state, with California as a whole logging rent growth of 2.2% over the past year. For example, rents have grown by 2.2% in San Jose, 1.9% in Los Angeles, and 1.8% in San Diego.
  • Livermore's median two-bedroom rent of $3,010 is above the national average of $1,170. Nationwide, rents have grown by 1.5% over the past year compared to the 1.4% increase in Livermore.
  • While Livermore's rents rose slightly over the past year, many cities nationwide saw decreases, including Chicago (-0.8%), Seattle (-0.8%), and DC (-0.1%).
  • Renters will generally find more expensive prices in Livermore than most large cities. For example, Phoenix has a median 2BR rent of $1,040, where Livermore 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 0.1% 1.5%
Oakland $1,770 $2,220 -1.0% 4.5%
Fremont $2,960 $3,710 1.2% 5.3%
Hayward $2,270 $2,850 1.1% 2.5%
Concord $2,400 $3,010 -1.6% 1.1%
Berkeley $2,090 $2,630 1.9% -4.2%
Richmond $2,150 $2,710 2.2% 5.5%
Antioch $2,860 $3,590 -0.1% 4.3%
Daly City $2,440 $3,070 0.6% 2.6%
San Mateo $3,480 $4,370 0.6% 0.3%
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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.

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.