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14 Apartments under 1700 for rent in Oakland, CA

Last updated December 13 at 7:16am UTC
Nook on Valdez
2425 Valdez Street
Oakland, CA
Updated December 13 at 4:16am UTC
Studio
$1,675
2212 High Street
Fremont
Oakland, CA
Updated December 13 at 3:41am UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,595
1476 79TH AVENUE UNIT 2
Arroyo Viejo
Oakland, CA
Updated November 28 at 10:36am UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,600
Results within 5 miles of Oakland, CA
2028 Bancroft Way 4
Downtown Berkeley
Berkeley, CA
Updated December 12 at 7:37pm UTC
8 Bedrooms
$1,175
Results within 10 miles of Oakland, CA
1680 Holland Dr
Huston Heights
Reliez Valley, CA
Updated December 12 at 10:03pm UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,600
311 11th Avenue - 5
Inner Richmond
San Francisco, CA
Updated December 13 at 7:16am UTC
Studio
$1,450
27 THRIFT STREET
Oceanview
San Francisco, CA
Updated December 11 at 10:29am UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,100
1052 Jamestown Ave #A
Bret Harte
San Francisco, CA
Updated December 13 at 7:16am UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,600
111 Chapman Avenue
Gateway
South San Francisco, CA
Updated December 7 at 11:03am UTC
Studio
$1,500
327 ellington st
Outer Mission
San Francisco, CA
Updated December 5 at 10:26am UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,200
2785 Chronicle Ave
Hayward Highland
Hayward, CA
Updated December 1 at 11:41am UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,650
598 Dutch Elm Dr
Country Run
Hercules, CA
Updated November 23 at 11:26am UTC
Studio
$1,400

December 2018 Oakland Rent Report

Welcome to the December 2018 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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Oakland

December 2018 Oakland Rent Report

Welcome to the December 2018 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 decline sharply over the past month

Oakland rents have declined 1.2% over the past month, but have increased moderately by 2.8% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Oakland stand at $1,770 for a one-bedroom apartment and $2,220 for a two-bedroom. This is the second straight month that the city has seen rent decreases after an increase in September. Oakland's year-over-year rent growth leads the state average of 1.4%, as well as the national average of 1.3%.

Rents rising across the San Francisco Metro

Throughout the past year, rent increases have been occurring not just in the city of Oakland, 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.

  • San Mateo has the most expensive rents in the San Francisco metro, with a two-bedroom median of $4,430; the city has also seen rent growth of 4.4% 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 1.5%. Median two-bedrooms there cost $3,040, while one-bedrooms go for $2,420.
  • Oakland has the least expensive rents in the San Francisco metro, with a two-bedroom median of $2,220; rents went down 1.2% over the past month but rose 2.8% over the past year.

Many large cities nationwide show more affordable rents compared to Oakland

As rents have increased moderately in Oakland, a few large cities nationwide have seen rents grow more modestly, or in some cases, even decline. Compared to most large cities across the country, Oakland is less affordable for renters.

  • Rents increased slightly in other cities across the state, with California as a whole logging rent growth of 1.4% over the past year. For example, rents have grown by 3.2% in San Jose, 1.5% in Los Angeles, and 1.0% in San Diego.
  • Oakland's median two-bedroom rent of $2,220 is above the national average of $1,180. Nationwide, rents have grown by 1.3% over the past year compared to the 2.8% increase in Oakland.
  • While Oakland's rents rose moderately over the past year, the city of Seattle saw a decrease of 0.4%.
  • Renters will generally find more expensive prices in Oakland than most large cities. For example, Phoenix has a median 2BR rent of $1,060, 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 $2,460 $3,100 -0.3% 1.8%
Oakland $1,770 $2,220 -1.2% 2.8%
Fremont $2,970 $3,730 0.5% 4.3%
Hayward $2,300 $2,880 0.2% 3.0%
Concord $2,420 $3,040 -1.5% 1.4%
Berkeley $2,080 $2,610 0.9% 3.0%
Richmond $2,110 $2,660 -1.0% 3.3%
Antioch $2,850 $3,590 -0.5% -0.6%
Daly City $2,480 $3,110 0.0% 3.8%
San Mateo $3,520 $4,430 -0.0% 4.4%
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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.