Last updated June 19 at 12:43am
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Temescal
11 UNITS AVAILABLE
4801 Shattuck
4801 Shattuck Ave, Oakland CA
Studio
438 sqft
$2,635
1 Bed
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2 Beds
950 sqft
$3,397
🌟Top Amenities: In unit laundry, Patio / balcony, Hardwood floors, Garbage disposal, Dishwasher, Pet friendly
🔥43 Other Renters Are Looking Here

Smaller community with ample privacy. On-site amenities include a deck with dining area, lounge and lemon trees. Apartments feature stainless steel, energy-efficient appliances, washers and dryers, and open floor plans.
Last updated June 19 at 12:30am
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Downtown Oakland
22 UNITS AVAILABLE
Domain Oakland
1389 Jefferson St, Oakland CA
Studio
569 sqft
$2,359
1 Bed
851 sqft
$2,654
2 Beds
1,194 sqft
$3,369
🌟Top Amenities: In unit laundry, Patio / balcony, Granite counters, Dishwasher, Pet friendly, Garage
🔥88 Other Renters Are Looking Here

Within a walkable community and near award-winning schools. On-site amenities include a fitness center, free yoga classes, outdoor fireplace, resident lounge and a serenity studio. Spacious layouts, patio or a balcony, and modern appliances.
Last updated June 19 at 12:20am
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Koreatown-Northgate
75 UNITS AVAILABLE
Hanover Broadway
325 27th Street, Oakland CA
Studio
523 sqft
$2,578
1 Bed
719 sqft
$2,874
2 Beds
1,125 sqft
$3,661
🌟Top Amenities: In unit laundry, Patio / balcony, Granite counters, Hardwood floors, Pet friendly, Garage
🔥47 Other Renters Are Looking Here

Hanover Broadway is located in historic downtown Oakland, California. Here at Hanover Broadway you'll find 254 finely appointed apartment homes perched above the neighborhoods first Target .
Last updated June 19 at 12:13am
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Koreatown-Northgate
74 UNITS AVAILABLE
Alexan Webster
2330 Webster Street, Oakland CA
Studio
638 sqft
$2,920
1 Bed
740 sqft
$3,115
2 Beds
1,045 sqft
$4,150
🌟Top Amenities: In unit laundry, Patio / balcony, Pet friendly, Walk in closets, Pool, Clubhouse
🔥43 Other Renters Are Looking Here

Now Pre-Leasing for August move-ins! Hard Hat Tours by Appointment Only! ALEXAN WEBSTER is perfectly located just minutes north of the dynamic uptown/downtown districts, and only a few blocks from beautiful Lake Merritt.
Last updated June 19 at 12:13am
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Produce and Waterfront
68 UNITS AVAILABLE
Fourth Street East
180 Third St, Oakland CA
Studio
640 sqft
$2,965
1 Bed
792 sqft
$3,142
2 Beds
1,340 sqft
$4,213
🌟Top Amenities: In unit laundry, Nest technology, Patio / balcony, Granite counters, Hardwood floors, Garbage disposal
🔥39 Other Renters Are Looking Here

What are the moments that define our lives? Do they come in whispers or in shouts of celebration? Are they private or public? Nocturnal or bathed in the light of day? Fourth Street East begins a new chapter in the life of Oakland's waterfront--and
Last updated June 19 at 12:13am
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Merritt
8 UNITS AVAILABLE
Merritt on 3rd
1130 3rd Ave, Oakland CA
1 Bed
650 sqft
$2,970
2 Beds
900 sqft
$2,897
🌟Top Amenities: Granite counters, Pet friendly, Garage, Recently renovated, Stainless steel, Gym
🔥52 Other Renters Are Looking Here

Newly transformed community with spacious layouts and modern amenities. Community features include outdoor heated pool, spa, and pet park. Conveniently located near schools, retail, restaurants, and parks.
Last updated June 19 at 12:12am
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Koreatown-Northgate
19 UNITS AVAILABLE
Rasa
459 23rd Street, Oakland CA
Studio
403 sqft
$2,599
1 Bed
628 sqft
$2,925
2 Beds
982 sqft
$3,650
🌟Top Amenities: In unit laundry, Patio / balcony, Hardwood floors, Dishwasher, Pet friendly, Garage
🔥35 Other Renters Are Looking Here

Welcome home to Rasa, Uptown District of Oakland, CA apartments! Rasa is the epitome of Oakland culture, offering residents sophisticated and modern conveniences of an upscale, urban community with all the charm of the city’s rich historical
Last updated June 19 at 12:12am
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Downtown Oakland
9 UNITS AVAILABLE
901 Jefferson
901 Jefferson St, Oakland CA
1 Bed
660 sqft
$2,999
2 Beds
933 sqft
$3,453
🌟Top Amenities: In unit laundry, Patio / balcony, Granite counters, Hardwood floors, Garbage disposal, Dishwasher
🔥66 Other Renters Are Looking Here

A fantastic location near the farmers market, parks, and the 12th Street BART in Historic Old Oakland. Modern kitchens with granite countertops, hardwood floors, and stainless steel appliances. Secured parking garage.
Last updated June 19 at 12:11am
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Koreatown-Northgate
82 UNITS AVAILABLE
Hanover Northgate
2450 Valdez Street, Oakland CA
Studio
562 sqft
$2,553
1 Bed
755 sqft
$2,897
2 Beds
1,123 sqft
$3,705
🌟Top Amenities: In unit laundry, Patio / balcony, Granite counters, Hardwood floors, Pet friendly, Garage
🔥60 Other Renters Are Looking Here

Live big at Hanover Northgate in Uptown Oakland. Our 225 studio, one, two, and three-bedroom apartment homes are stylishly designed with frameless cabinets, granite countertops, and spacious floor to ceiling glass windows.
Last updated June 19 at 12:30am
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Mosswood
272 UNITS AVAILABLE
MacArthur Commons
539 39th Street, Oakland CA
Studio
507 sqft
$2,510
1 Bed
691 sqft
$2,715
2 Beds
1,037 sqft
$3,835
🌟Top Amenities: In unit laundry, Patio / balcony, Pet friendly, Parking, Gym, Pool
🔥84 Other Renters Are Looking Here

Find studio, 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments for rent at MacArthur Commons in Oakland. View photos, descriptions and more!
Last updated June 19 at 12:29am
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Downtown Oakland
33 UNITS AVAILABLE
The Uptown
500 William St, Oakland CA
Studio
530 sqft
$2,580
1 Bed
749 sqft
$2,616
2 Beds
1,101 sqft
$3,634
🌟Top Amenities: In unit laundry, Patio / balcony, Granite counters, Pet friendly, 24hr maintenance, Parking
🔥51 Other Renters Are Looking Here

A short walk from San Pablo Gateway and the Financial District. Beautiful open-plan living with hardwood flooring, stainless steel appliances, and plenty of closet space. Community amenities include a pool, courtyard, and concierge.
Last updated June 19 at 12:13am
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Produce and Waterfront
4 UNITS AVAILABLE
Aqua Via
125 2nd St, Oakland CA
Studio
Ask
1 Bed
923 sqft
$3,145
2 Beds
1,207 sqft
$4,520
🌟Top Amenities: In unit laundry, Patio / balcony, Granite counters, Garbage disposal, Dishwasher, Pet friendly
🔥21 Other Renters Are Looking Here

Easy commute to the Jack London Shuttle, Oakland/Alameda Ferry and BART. Pet-friendly apartment community with an elevator, a gym and covered parking. Newly renovated interiors feature expansive closets, in-home laundry and plank floors.
Last updated June 19 at 12:13am
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Downtown Oakland
4 UNITS AVAILABLE
Bell Uptown District
1801 Jefferson St, Oakland CA
Studio
516 sqft
$2,765
1 Bed
772 sqft
$3,115
2 Beds
956 sqft
$3,600
🌟Top Amenities: In unit laundry, Nest technology, Patio / balcony, Garbage disposal, Dishwasher, Pet friendly
🔥28 Other Renters Are Looking Here

Modern apartments in Uptown Oakland walking distance to the Historic Fox Theater, 19th Street BART station, and great shopping and dining. Spacious floor plans and modern finishes.
Last updated June 19 at 12:12am
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Produce and Waterfront
18 UNITS AVAILABLE
Allegro At Jack London Square
240 3rd St, Oakland CA
1 Bed
834 sqft
$2,775
2 Beds
1,103 sqft
$3,520
🌟Top Amenities: In unit laundry, Patio / balcony, Granite counters, Garbage disposal, Pet friendly, 24hr maintenance
🔥31 Other Renters Are Looking Here

Apartments right in the Jack London Square neighborhood. Recently renovated. Tenants get access to a business center, barbecue area, and clubhouse. Near I-880. Close to the Oakland Museum of California.
Last updated June 19 at 12:51am
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Koreatown-Northgate
5 UNITS AVAILABLE
Telegraph Lofts
2633 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland CA
Studio
1,292 sqft
$2,900
2 Beds
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3 Beds
1,810 sqft
$3,085
🌟Top Amenities: In unit laundry, Granite counters, Garbage disposal, Dishwasher, Pet friendly, 24hr maintenance
🔥54 Other Renters Are Looking Here

The Telegraph Lofts project consisted of the conversion and renovation of the old Sears Roebuck building located on Telegraph Avenue in Oakland, California.
Last updated June 19 at 12:34am
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Longfellow
1 UNIT AVAILABLE
B3 Bakery Apartments
4600 Adeline St, Oakland CA
Studio
Ask
1 Bed
936 sqft
$2,850
🌟Top Amenities: In unit laundry, Patio / balcony, Hardwood floors, Garbage disposal, Dishwasher, Pet friendly
🔥19 Other Renters Are Looking Here

Completed in October 2013 and located on a 1.
Last updated June 19 at 12:30am
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Glen Highlands
327 UNITS AVAILABLE
The Broadway
3093 Broadway, Oakland CA
Studio
565 sqft
$2,700
1 Bed
740 sqft
$2,920
2 Beds
1,140 sqft
$3,965
🌟Top Amenities: In unit laundry, Patio / balcony, Granite counters, Hardwood floors, Garbage disposal, Dishwasher
🔥50 Other Renters Are Looking Here

It's Modern - High-end finishes and amenities paired with spacious floor plans. It's Local - Conveniently nestles amidst Piedmont, Uptown, Temescal, and more. It's Living - A decadent escape from the hustle.
Last updated June 19 at 12:12am
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Downtown Oakland
1 UNIT AVAILABLE
777 Broadway
777 Broadway, Oakland CA
1 Bed
Ask
2 Beds
933 sqft
$3,860
🌟Top Amenities: In unit laundry, Patio / balcony, Hardwood floors, Garbage disposal, Dishwasher, Pet friendly
🔥18 Other Renters Are Looking Here

Urban living in Downtown Oakland within walking distance of fine dining, shopping and entertainment. Designer kitchens with quartz countertops and European cabinetry. Rooftop deck with skyline views.
Last updated June 19 at 12:53am
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Clawson
20 UNITS AVAILABLE
Hollis Oak
3250 Hollis Street, Oakland CA
Studio
Ask
1 Bed
1,028 sqft
$2,775
2 Beds
983 sqft
$3,100
🌟Top Amenities: In unit laundry, Google fiber, Patio / balcony, Granite counters, Hardwood floors, Garbage disposal
🔥40 Other Renters Are Looking Here

3250 Hollis Street is a mixed-use development, currently under construction, located on a two-acre city block in Oakland, California. The project consists of 124 residential and work/live units, as well as 2,900 square feet of retail space.
Last updated June 19 at 12:13am
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Piedmont Avenue
26 UNITS AVAILABLE
Baxter on Broadway
4901 Broadway, Oakland CA
Studio
432 sqft
$2,824
1 Bed
584 sqft
$3,059
2 Beds
Ask
🌟Top Amenities: In unit laundry, Patio / balcony, Garbage disposal, Dishwasher, Pet friendly, Garage
🔥26 Other Renters Are Looking Here

Authentic yet dynamic, Baxter on Broadway offers an exceptional living experience in the Bay Area.
Last updated June 19 at 12:02am
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Upper Rockridge
5 UNITS AVAILABLE
225 Clifton
225 Clifton Street, Oakland CA
1 Bed
720 sqft
$2,100
2 Beds
1,000 sqft
$2,800
🔥52 Other Renters Are Looking Here

Find studio, 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments for rent at 225 Clifton in Oakland. View photos, descriptions and more!
Last updated June 19 at 12:12am
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Produce and Waterfront
10 UNITS AVAILABLE
Mason at Hive
2350 Valley St #114, Oakland CA
Studio
453 sqft
$2,245
1 Bed
812 sqft
$2,483
2 Beds
1,104 sqft
$3,376
🌟Top Amenities: In unit laundry, Patio / balcony, Hardwood floors, Dishwasher, Pet friendly, Garage
🔥97 Other Renters Are Looking Here

Luxurious community has bike racks, on-site management and parking garage. Apartments feature washer and dryer, designer cabinets, and 10-foot ceilings. Located in walking distance from coffee shops, bars and restaurants.
Last updated June 19 at 12:13am
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Temescal
25 UNITS AVAILABLE
47Hundred
4700 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland CA
Studio
476 sqft
$2,780
1 Bed
760 sqft
$3,290
2 Beds
1,201 sqft
$4,105
🌟Top Amenities: In unit laundry, Patio / balcony, Granite counters, Hardwood floors, Garbage disposal, Dishwasher
🔥26 Other Renters Are Looking Here

Lease with 47Hundred and come to know a rich Temescal lifestyle. Offering beautifully designed apartment homes in a culturally rich neighborhood, our community blends gracefully into the surrounding environment to which we warmly belong.
Last updated June 19 at 12:13am
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Downtown Oakland
65 UNITS AVAILABLE
Halcyon
250 17th Street, Oakland CA
Studio
493 sqft
$2,600
1 Bed
805 sqft
$2,975
2 Beds
1,013 sqft
$3,975
🌟Top Amenities: In unit laundry, Patio / balcony, Granite counters, Hardwood floors, Garbage disposal, Dishwasher
🔥67 Other Renters Are Looking Here

Centered in Oakland's historic Lakeside neighborhood, come home to a culturally diverse mix of revitalization and established character. Between downtown Oakland and Lake Merritt, this coveted Gold Coast scene inspires indoor and outdoor adventures.

Average Rent in Oakland

Last updated May. 2019
The average rent for a 1 bedroom apartment in Oakland is $1,773, while the average rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $2,227.
Studio
$1,442
1 Bed
$1,773
2 Beds
$2,227
3+ Beds
$2,996
City GuideOakland
"Growing up in northern California has had a big influence on my love and respect for the outdoors. When I lived in Oakland, we would think nothing of driving to Half Moon Bay and Santa Cruz one day and then driving to the foothills of the Sierras the next day." - Tom Hanks

Having trouble with Craigslist Oakland? Can't find that special apartment for rent on Apartment Finder or Zillow? Apartment List is here to help!

Enjoy the East Bay Life

Many people move to San Francisco without ever venturing into the wonderfully local vibe of Oakland. But doesn’t that just make your new home that much better? Everything is a little more chill on the east bay, and much more affordable. This, I think you will enjoy.

Transportation. Car owners beware! Traffic and parking will become a great source of stress.Traffic gets really bad around downtown, Lake Merritt, 580, and the Bay Bridge. So when that rush hour highway begins to look like an insane asylum with turn signals, just settle into an apartment near the BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit). The BART is a heavy rail commuter system, which is just fancy talk for subway. It runs through Oakland, Berkeley, San Francisco, and the east bay communities. For those without a car, there are Zipcars available throughout the downtown area. You just pay an annual fee and get a card, which you use to unlock your zipcar from the nearest location. This service is much less expensive than owning or renting a car, and it’s great for getting groceries, or going on a beer run after dark.

“Creative Types”. Do you define yourself as an interactive artistic revolutionary, or maybe just a humble dharma bum? Find salvation in creative collaborations with other artists, musicians, street performers, eccentric techies, and the like. Search craigslist and the classifieds for shared live/work warehouses. Rent is much less when split between a group of like-minded people, and the environment will be like an incubator of creative inspirations.

The Hills $$$$$

Welcome to sunshine and lollie pop land. Here, the neighborhoods are quiet.

  • Montclaire. Scenic, and an easy commute. If you can afford it, you will love it!

  • Piedmont. Slightly more affordable, and experiencing a little renaissance.

  • Rockridge. Upscale, with quirky shops, a burgeoning art scene, and just a few blocks to BART.

The Lower Hills

The lower hills are a great middle ground. Here you’ll find the bridge to the upscale. Here, you can find both quiet neighborhoods and areas of young singles seizing the day, night, and early morning.

  • Grand Lake. Right by the lake and jam-packed with joggers.

  • Trestle Glen. Tight-knit and walkable.

  • Glenview. Absolutely charming.

  • Oakmore. A quiet haven for the upper middle class.

  • Diamond District. Everything you need within walking distance: groceries, bank, park, and bus.

  • Lincoln Highlands. Nice and family-oriented.

  • Adams Point. Seriously affordable for the hills, seriously close to Lake Merritt and downtown, and seriously interesting things going on all the time. Seriously.

  • Redwood Heights. Hilltop views, upscale diversity, and family-oriented neighbors… all bordered by Highway 13, which is a straight shot to Berkeley.

The Flatlands

  • Uptown. Great nightlife scene and home to Oaksterdam University.

  • Downtown. Urban-hipster-land.

  • Old Oakland. A quirky neighborhood, an awesome farmers market, and walking distance entertainment.

  • Chinatown. Exactly how it sounds, plus walking distance to downtown… just spring for a cab ride home at night.

  • Jack London Square. High-rise living with bayside dining, jazz, and a funky weekend Artisan Marketplace.

  • Lake Merritt. Lots of fun, and many cultures blended together beautifully.

  • Fruitvale. A community of renaissance people.

  • West Oakland. A gem in transition: diverse projects, luxury condos, and work/live spaces with delightfully eccentric neighbors.

June 2019 Oakland Rent Report

Welcome to the June 2019 Oakland Rent Report. Oakland rents declined over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Oakland rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the metro, state, and nation.

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June 2019 Oakland Rent Report

Welcome to the June 2019 Oakland Rent Report. Oakland rents declined over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Oakland rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the metro, state, and nation.

Oakland rents declined over the past month

Oakland rents have declined 0.7% over the past month, but have remained steady at 0.1% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Oakland stand at $1,770 for a one-bedroom apartment and $2,230 for a two-bedroom. This is the second straight month that the city has seen rent decreases after an increase in March. Oakland's year-over-year rent growth lags the state average of 1.2%, as well as the national average of 1.5%.

    Rents rising across the San Francisco Metro

    While rents have remained steady in the city of Oakland 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.

    • San Mateo has the most expensive rents in the San Francisco metro, with a two-bedroom median of $4,460; the city has also seen rent growth of 3.1% over the past year, the fastest in the metro.
    • Over the past month, Concord has seen the biggest rent drop in the metro, with a decline of 1.3%. Median two-bedrooms there cost $3,070, while one-bedrooms go for $2,440.
    • Oakland has the least expensive rents in the San Francisco metro, with a two-bedroom median of $2,230; rents fell 0.7% over the past month but remained flat year-over-year.

    Many large cities nationwide show more affordable rents compared to Oakland

    Rent growth in Oakland has been relatively stable over the past year - some other large cities have seen more substantial increases. Compared to most large cities across the country, Oakland is less affordable for renters.

    • Other cities across the state have seen rents slightly increase, with California as a whole logging rent growth of 1.2% over the past year. For example, rents have grown by 2.3% in San Jose, 0.7% in San Diego, and 0.7% in Los Angeles.
    • Oakland's median two-bedroom rent of $2,230 is above the national average of $1,190. Nationwide, rents have grown by 1.5% over the past year compared to the stagnant growth in Oakland.
    • While rents in Oakland remained moderately stable this year, similar cities saw increases, including Phoenix (+3.9%), Austin (+3.6%), and DC (+2.2%); note that median 2BR rents in these cities go for $1,080, $1,440, and $1,570 respectively.
    • Renters will generally find more expensive prices in Oakland than most large cities. For example, Phoenix has a median 2BR rent of $1,080, where Oakland is more than twice 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
    $2,470
    $3,100
    -0.1%
    1.1%
    Oakland
    $1,770
    $2,230
    -0.7%
    0.1%
    Fremont
    $3,010
    $3,780
    0.9%
    1.8%
    Hayward
    $2,190
    $2,750
    0.5%
    1.9%
    Concord
    $2,440
    $3,070
    -1.3%
    1.7%
    Berkeley
    $2,090
    $2,630
    1.3%
    -0.1%
    Richmond
    $2,120
    $2,670
    -0.1%
    0.3%
    Antioch
    $2,560
    $3,220
    -0.4%
    0.1%
    Daly City
    $2,650
    $3,330
    1.8%
    1.8%
    San Mateo
    $3,550
    $4,460
    0.5%
    3.1%
    Redwood City
    $2,820
    $3,540
    0.4%
    4.3%
    San Ramon
    $3,060
    $3,840
    1.2%
    3.7%
    Pleasanton
    $3,000
    $3,760
    0.1%
    1.9%
    Union City
    $2,820
    $3,540
    1.2%
    2.6%
    Walnut Creek
    $2,450
    $3,080
    -0.4%
    1.5%
    Pittsburg
    $2,580
    $3,250
    1%
    3.2%
    San Rafael
    $2,570
    $3,230
    2.2%
    1.7%
    Dublin
    $3,070
    $3,860
    2%
    1.9%
    San Bruno
    $2,800
    $3,520
    3.2%
    3.7%
    Pacifica
    $3,020
    $3,790
    0.9%
    2.4%
    Pleasant Hill
    $2,730
    $3,420
    3.4%
    1.6%
    Burlingame
    $2,600
    $3,270
    2.4%
    2.9%
    Belmont
    $2,820
    $3,550
    0.7%
    2.3%
    Emeryville
    $2,410
    $3,020
    -0.1%
    1%
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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.

    Renter Confidence Survey

    Apartment List has released Oakland’s results from the third annual Apartment List Renter Satisfaction Survey. This survey, which drew on responses from over 45,000 renters nationwide, provides insight on what states and cities must do to meet the needs of the country’s 111 million renters.

    "Oakland renters expressed general dissatisfaction with the city overall," according to Apartment L...

    View full Oakland Renter Survey

    Here’s how Oakland ranks on:

    D
    Overall satisfaction
    C
    Jobs and career opportunities
    D
    Recreational activities
    D
    Affordability
    C+
    Social Life
    A
    Weather
    C
    Commute time
    D
    State and local taxes
    A
    Public transit
    D
    Pet-friendliness

    Overview of Findings

    Apartment List has released Oakland’s results from the third annual Apartment List Renter Satisfaction Survey. This survey, which drew on responses from over 45,000 renters nationwide, provides insight on what states and cities must do to meet the needs of the country’s 111 million renters.

    "Oakland renters expressed general dissatisfaction with the city overall," according to Apartment List. "Some categories received above average scores, but many received below average scores."

    Key Findings in Oakland include the following:

    • Oakland renters gave their city a D overall.
    • The highest-rated categories for Oakland were public transit and weather, which both received scores of A.
    • The areas of concern to Oakland renters are quality of local schools and safety and low crime, which both received F grades.
      • Oakland did relatively poorly compared to nearby cities like San Francisco (B+), San Jose (C) and Sunnyvale (A).
    • Oakland earned similar scores compared to other cities nationwide, including Riverside (D), Tucson (D) and Tulsa (D).
    • The top rated cities nationwide for renter satisfaction include Scottsdale, AZ, Irvine, CA, Boulder, CO and Ann Arbor, MI. The lowest rated cities include Tallahassee, FL, Stockton, CA, Dayton, OH, Detroit, MI and Newark, NJ.

    Renters say:

    • "In Oakland, everything I could possibly need is nearbyL public transportation, grocery stores, restaurants, shopping, and parks." -Stephanie P.
    • "I love the diversity, proximity to other big cities, and the culture. But I dislike the crime, high cost of living, and the lack of parking options." -Rachael N.
    • "There’s a lot to do here and there’s easy access to other places. Oakland has a lot of character, great shops and food, and great people." -Katrina G.

    For more information on the survey methodology and findings or to speak to one of our researchers, please contact our team at rentonomics@apartmentlist.com.

    View our national survey results here

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