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262 Cheap Apartments for rent in Oakland, CA

Finding cheap apartments in Oakland takes some ingenuity and effort, as well as quick action. Before you head out on your search, bring along pay stubs, bank statements, letters ... Read Guide >
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1644 47th Avenue
1644 47th Ave
Oakland, CA | Fremont
Studio
$1,498
297 sqft
1 Bedroom
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Last updated July 27 at 6:21 AM
Just a 15-minute walk from the closest BART Station, this property is conveniently located a short distance from Lake Merritt, Downtown Oakland, and San Francisco. Alameda, the quaint historic town featuring Park Street, Bridgeside Shopping Center, and South Shore Shopping Center provides residents with many shopping and dining options. We are centrally located in the East Bay and are a short drive to Emeryville, Berkeley, Alameda, and San Francisco. Numerous regional parks are in close proximity and offer breathtaking views of San Francisco Bay. Apartment Highlights -Hardwood Floors -Efficient kitchen appliances -Smoke-Free -On-site Laundry -Off-Street Parking and Assigned Parking Community Highlights -Controlled Access/Gated -Car Charging Station and Barbeque Grill -Safe and secured property and a short distance to many local attractions -Dogs and Cats allowed with additional deposit/rent. Breed Restrictions apply. -Professionally managed by 2B Living Neighborhood Highlights -Enjoy coffee shops nearby including The Vulcan Cafe -Short distance to nightlife including Talk of the town -8 minutes walk to Mills College. It is also near Laney College and the College of Alameda. -Nearby parks including Oakland Museum of California, Lakeside Park, and Martin Luther King Jr. Regional Shoreline. -Nearby Oakland Army Base, and is convenient to other military bases, including Alameda/US Naval Air Station Alameda. -A short walk to Fruitvale Station *Advertised rate is inclusive of the 2-month rent special on a 14-month lease term. Base rent is $1,748. Move-in specials are for new tenants only. DRE # 01902745
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1404 37th Avenue
1404 37th Avenue
Oakland, CA | Saint Elizabeth
2 Bedrooms
$1,969
786 sqft
Last updated July 27 at 6:21 AM
This quaint apartment complex, minutes away from Downtown Oakland, has a remodeled interior! This location is a 5-minute walk away from BART, so the Bay Area is right outside your doorstep. Choose from one of our spacious one, two, or three-bedroom floor plans. Each apartment has hardwood flooring throughout the apartment and a remodeled kitchen equipped with many amenities. The kitchen has stainless steel appliances, beautiful granite countertops, and wooden cabinets. Apartment Highlights - Hardwood Floors -Efficient kitchen appliances including gas range -Air Conditioner -Washer/Dryer, Dishwasher -Patio/Balcony, Carpeting, Large Closets, and Extra Storage -On-site Laundry -Covered Parking Community Highlights -Controlled Access/Gated -Safe and secured property and a short distance to many local attractions -Dogs and Cats allowed with additional deposit/rent. Breed Restrictions apply. -Professionally managed by 2B Living Neighborhood Highlights -Enjoy restaurants and food stops nearby like Nyum Bai, Powderface, and Two Mammas' Vegan Kitchen -Nightlife nearby including Aloha Club and Mi Grullense Restaurant & Tequila Bar -Shop at nearby stores including FoodMaxx -Short distance to fitness center including King’s Boxing Gym -Short walk to Global Family School, Urban Promise Academy and Think College Now School -Nearby parks including the Oakland Museum of California, Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail, and Lakeside Park. -Six-minute walk from the BL-N Dublin/Pleasanton, the BL-S Daly City, and the GN-N Berryessa/North San Jose at the Fruitvale stop. *Advertised rate is inclusive of the 2-month rent special on a 14-month lease term. Base rent is $2,298. Move-in specials are for new tenants only. DRE # 01902745
1 Unit Available
High Street
2701 High Street
Oakland, CA | Allendale
2 Bedrooms
$1,884
1000 sqft
Last updated July 27 at 6:21 AM
This renovated apartment complex has a fully remodeled interior suitable for all lifestyles. This location, located in the Allendale neighborhood, has ample access to public transportation and is near Courtland Creek Park. Choose from one of our luxurious one or two-bedroom floor plans. Each apartment has wood-style flooring throughout the apartment and a remodeled kitchen equipped with many amenities. The kitchen has stainless steel appliances, beautiful countertops, and a dishwasher. This is a pet-friendly community, welcoming both cats and dogs. Apartment Highlights -Tile and Hardwood Floors -Efficient kitchen appliances -Kitchen and Dishwasher -On-site Laundry -Off Street Parking and Assigned Parking Community Highlights -Controlled Access/Gated -Safe and secured property and a short distance to many local attractions -Dogs and Cats allowed with additional deposit/rent. Breed Restrictions apply. -Professionally managed by 2B Living Neighborhood Highlights -Enjoy restaurants and food stops nearby like Vientian Cafe and Pinches Tacos -Shop at nearby stores including Oaktown Market and Liquor and High Street Shopping Center -6 minutes walk to Mills College. It is also near Laney College and Lincoln University. -Nearby parks including Roberts Regional Recreation Area, Redwood Regional Park, and Chabot Space & Science Center. -Nearby Oakland Army Base, and is convenient to other military bases, including Alameda/US Naval Air Station Alameda. -A short walk to Fruitvale Station. *Advertised rate is inclusive of the 2-month rent special on a 14-month lease term. Base rent is $2,198. Move-in specials are for new tenants only. DRE # 01902745
1 Unit Available
1844 7th Avenue
1844 7th Avenue
Oakland, CA | Ivy Hill
1 Bedroom
$1,669
635 sqft
Last updated July 27 at 6:21 AM
Highly desirable location in a quiet neighborhood! This reputable apartment complex is located just a 15 minute walk away from the beautiful Lake Merritt. It is in a walkable and bikeable neighborhood so all of your needs are easily accessible. Choose from our modern one or two bedroom floorplans! All have rustic hardwood flooring, granite countertops, and stainless steel appliances. This property includes on-site laundry facilities, secure access doors, and street parking. Apartment Highlights -Hardwood Floors -Efficient kitchen appliances -On-site Laundry -Assigned Parking and Garage attached Community Highlights -Controlled Access/Gated -Courtyard -Bike Racks -Safe and secured property and a short distance to many local attractions -Dogs and Cats allowed with additional deposit/rent. Breed Restrictions apply. -Professionally managed by 2B Living Neighborhood Highlights -Enjoy restaurants nearby like Champa Garden and Vegan Donut Gelato -Short distance to Nightlife at Parkway Lounge and Lakeside Lounge and Coffee shops including Woody’s Cafe and Rooz’ Cafe -Nearby a Fitness Shop including Hot Spot Yoga -5 minutes walk to Lincoln University. It is also near Laney College and Samuel Merritt University. -Nearby parks including Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail, Oakland Museum of California, and Lakeside Park. -Nearby Oakland Army Base, and is convenient to other military bases, including Alameda/US Naval Air Station Alameda. -A short walk to Lake Merritt Station *Advertised rate is inclusive of the 2-month rent special on a 14-month lease term. Base rent is $1,948. Move-in specials are for new tenants only. DRE # 01902745
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1722 27th Avenue
1722 27th Avenue
Oakland, CA | Oak Tree
1 Bedroom
$1,446
525 sqft
Last updated July 27 at 6:21 AM
Only a fifteen-minute walk to BART and is conveniently located near 580 and 880 Freeway. This complex is great for someone who uses walking or biking as their mode of transportation. Choose from one of our fully renovated one or two-bedroom floor plans with pristine hardwood flooring. The remodeled kitchens feature granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, and wooden cabinets that give the space a modern edge. This complex offers off-street parking, secured access, and on-site laundry facilities. Apartment Highlights -Hardwood Floors -Efficient kitchen appliances including gas range -On-site Laundry -Off Street and Covered Parking -Spacious bedroom and living room Community Highlights -Controlled Access/Gated -Clean and Quiet environment and a short distance to many local attractions -Dogs and Cats allowed with additional deposit/rent. Breed Restrictions apply. -Professionally managed by 2B Living Neighborhood Highlights -Walking distance to Fruitvale restaurants and Nightlife including Sticky Rice Cafe. -Shop at nearby stores including Los Hermanos Grocery. -Near elementary and middle schools like Urban Promise Academy and International Community. -Enjoy the nightlife at Aloha club and Mi Grullense and events like Fruitvale Dia De Los Muertos Festival -A few minutes away from Gyms including Radically Fit -Short walk to 580 and 880 Freeway *Advertised rate is inclusive of the 2-month rent special on a 14-month lease term. Base rent is $16,88. Move-in specials are for new tenants only. DRE # 01902745
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609 27th Street
609 27th St
Oakland, CA | Hoover-Foster
Studio
$1,454
244 sqft
Last updated July 27 at 6:21 AM
FREE GIFT FOR EVERY TOUR! Look & Lease Specials + up to 3 months FREE on 15 month lease! Built just this year, 27th & Northgate is at the very center of Oakland's vibrant arts, music and culture community. Comprising of eight 3-story townhouse communities, each with five studios and a spacious central lounge and kitchen, 27th & Northgate will have you immediately feeling at home with its thoughtful design that is equal parts both functional and inspiring. These newly remodeled apartments offer you plenty of space and natural sunlight. With a fully stocked kitchen, furniture, smart tv, and WIFI, just to mention a few, you have all the essentials and more. Add to that, elegant outdoor spaces and you have a home that's designed to stun! The location too is ideal, whether you are looking for a walkable commute during the week or are headed towards downtown Oakland or to San Francisco via BART. At 27th & Northgate, you get the best of both worlds, a warm community that champions inclusion and individuality as well as the freedom to retreat to your well-appointed studio that includes a private full bathroom, for an exemplary standalone studio experience. *Advertised rate is inclusive of 3 month-free move-in special. DRE # 01902745
1 Unit Available
1925 13th Avenue
1925 13th Avenue
Oakland, CA | Clinton
2 Bedrooms
$2,055
850 sqft
Last updated July 27 at 6:21 AM
Welcome to the Oakbrook Apartments! Our community is located in the Clinton neighborhood which is one of Oakland's best-kept secrets. Centrally located, tranquil at night, and catering to a mixture of lifestyles, it is also home to several highly-rated neighborhood restaurants including Champa Garden. You are close to Lake Merritt, the Grand Lake farmers' market, and the excellent shopping in the Grand Lake and Lakeshore neighborhoods. When you come to tour our renovated apartments, you will know you have found your new home! Apartment Highlights - Recently updated units - Spacious apartments with large bedrooms - Stainless steel appliances - Large windows with abundant natural light - Quartz or granite countertops - Hardwood style flooring Community Highlights - On-site parking (subject to availability) - On-site laundry available for all residents - Shared community barbecues - Bike storage - Cats & dogs are welcome! Please inquire for breed & size restrictions - Professionally managed by 2B Living Neighborhood Highlights - Ideal East Lake location - Approximately 1 mile from Lake Merritt - Easy access to all local freeways - Many AC transit stops & Lake Merritt BART Station - Home to several highly-rated neighborhood restaurants including Champa Garden and - charming local coffee shop Xochi the Dog Cafe - Less than 1 mile from Highland Hospital - Half a mile walking distance from San Antonio Park Field *Advertised rate is inclusive of the 2 month rent special on a 14 month lease term. Base rent is $2,398
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10338 Knight Street
10338 Knight Street
Oakland, CA | Sobrante Park
1 Bedroom
$1,495
700 sqft
Last updated July 27 at 6:21 AM
1 BEDROOM & 1 BATHROOM LARGE LIVING ROOM 1-CAR OFF-STREET PARKING in gated lot ALL NEW FLOORING THRU-OUT APARTMENT NEW APPLIANCES NEW KITCHEN COUNTERS FRESHLY PAINTED Tenant responsible for electric & gas (PG&E) Owner pays garbage, water, & sewer. PETS CONSIDERED CASE BY CASE. Don't miss your chance to move into this freshly updated 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom upstairs apartment. Unit has fresh paint, new kitchen counter tops, new laminate in kitchen & living room, new carpet in bedroom, and new refrigerator. One-assigned off-street parking space included. Amenities: OFF STREET PARKING
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3510 Brookdale Ave.
3510 Brookdale Avenue
Oakland, CA | Allendale
1 Bedroom
$1,750
665 sqft
Last updated July 27 at 3:00 AM
Beautiful, newly renovated 1 bedroom apartment in Oakland! This roomy appartment boasts a large living room with lots of natural lighting, a spacious bedroom, and low-maintenance laminate flooring throughout. The sleek kitchen has been upgraded with white cabinetry, dark countertops, and newer refrigerator/electric range. You'll have your own gated parking spot in a covered space included with rent, and water/garbage are just a low flat-fee of $100/month. Conveniently located just a short drive from MacArthur Freeway! Unit Features: - 1 bedroom - 1 bathroom - Bright, modern kitchen with new refrigerator and an electric range - Bathtub/standing shower bathroom - Lovely laminate flooring in the living room and bedroom - Tile flooring in the bathroom and kitchen - One covered parking space included in the monthly rent - Flat $100 monthly fee for water and garbage Key Terms: - Minimum 12 month lease term - Security deposit: 1x of a months rent and good references - Minimum 640 credit score required - No co-signers - Income 2,5x monthly rent - Delivered unfurnished - Flat $100 monthly fee for water and garbage - Pets negotiable - Non-smoking unit - 1 covered/gated parking spot, included with rent. *Square footage is estimated for the purpose of marketing and may not be exact. If exact square footage is a concern, the property should be independently measured. LID: 43824447.
1 Unit Available
6638 MacArthur Boulevard
6638 Macarthur Boulevard
Oakland, CA | Millsmont
1 Bedroom
$1,875
2 Bedrooms
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Last updated July 26 at 10:02 PM
1 Unit Available
6646 MacArthur Boulevard
6646 Macarthur Boulevard
Oakland, CA | Millsmont
1 Bedroom
$1,875
Last updated July 26 at 10:02 PM
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2567 Foothill Boulevard
2567 Foothill Boulevard
Oakland, CA | Oak Tree
Studio
$1,495
1 Bedroom
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Last updated July 26 at 10:02 PM
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302 Euclid Avenue
302 Euclid Avenue
Oakland, CA | Adams Point
1 Bedroom
$2,050
Last updated July 26 at 10:02 PM
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315 Wayne Place
315 Wayne Place
Oakland, CA | Cleveland Heights
1 Bedroom
$1,950
2 Bedrooms
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Last updated July 26 at 10:02 PM
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1445 Harrison Street
1445 Harrison Street
Oakland, CA | Downtown Oakland
Studio
$1,545
Last updated July 26 at 10:02 PM
1 Unit Available
1568 Madison Street, Oakland Ca 94612
1568 Madison St
Oakland, CA | Lakeside
1 Bedroom
$1,950
Last updated July 26 at 10:02 PM
1 Unit Available
1568 Madison Street
1568 Madison Street
Oakland, CA | Lakeside
1 Bedroom
$2,050
2 Bedrooms
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Last updated July 26 at 10:02 PM
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400 Orange Street
400 Orange Street
Oakland, CA | Adams Point
1 Bedroom
$1,950
2 Bedrooms
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3 Bedrooms
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Last updated July 26 at 10:02 PM
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526 33rd Street
526 33rd Street
Oakland, CA | Pill Hill
1 Bedroom
$1,700
Last updated July 26 at 11:29 AM
1 Bedroom Close to Pill Hill - Property Id: 505805 Please note, the apartment is spacious however the bedroom is small. One Bedroom, upper front unit with Private Entrance and stairs leading up to the apartment. Wall to Wall Carpet, Fresh Paint, Decorative Fireplace in the Living Room, Several Closets throughout the apartment for storage, Spacious Kitchen with High Ceilings and lots of Cabinets. Easy access to Public Transportation on Telegraph Avenue Shown by appointments only. Please call or text 510-523-1115 for questions or to schedule an appointment. Thank you. Apply at TurboTenant: http://rental.turbotenant.com/p/526-33rd-street-oakland-ca/505805 Property Id 505805 No Pets Allowed (RLNE6811738)
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462 Stow Avenue 4
462 Stow Avenue
Oakland, CA | Cleveland Heights
1 Bedroom
$2,000
Last updated July 26 at 11:29 AM
Cozy 1 BR Close to Lake Merritt, High Ceilings - Property Id: 587695 Partial Views from the bedroom and living room windows. Newly carpeted, fresh paint, high ceilings. For your convenience, coin-operated washer and dryer in the building. Please be aware, this building does not have parking, there is street parking only. Easy access to Public Transportation, walking distance to Lake Merritt. Shown by appointment only, please call or text 510-523-1115 for questions or to schedule an appointment to view. Thank you. Apply at TurboTenant: http://rental.turbotenant.com/p/462-stow-avenue-oakland-ca-unit-4/587695 Property Id 587695 No Pets Allowed (RLNE6811748)
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623 57th Street
623 57th Street
Oakland, CA | Bushrod
1 Bedroom
$2,020
Last updated July 26 at 11:29 AM
Interested? Book a tour here: https://poplar.homes/hiqs For interested prospects, please provide a mobile number so we can easily get back to you with answers on your inquiry. Book a showing now and visit this nice unfurnished single bedroom and bathroom apartment in the peaceful Bushrod/Temescal area in Oakland, California. The apartment has multiple on street parking spots. Inside the cozy and well-maintained unit (which is located in the bottom of two unit house) features laminated flooring, ceiling fans, tiled kitchen and bath, and a cute fireplace in the living room. While the kitchen has big countertops, fine cabinetry with lots of storage space, and is equipped with appliances such as refrigerator, oven/range, and gas stove. The bedroom is comfy and well-lit with a ceiling fan. For climate control, it has ceiling fans and (green, healthy) ceiling insulation. An in-unit washer and dryer dedicated for tenant’s use are readily available for laundry needs. There is also an extra room for storage or office space. Storage options can also be found under the stairs deck and in the shed. Exterior features include a pretty garden. It is also near the shared organic community garden down the street, and community playground. Pets are allowed in the property with $500 deposit per pet. However, dogs are not allowed to poop in the yard. Strictly no smoking in the property. 623 57th Street is very walkable so most errands can be accomplished on foot or by bicycle. The location is also near all East Bay freeways and several BART stations. Nearby Bart stops are Rockridge and MacArthur which are each relatively close, about .8 miles and Ashby about 1.2 miles, respectively. Nearby parks: Dover Street Park, Bushrod Park, and Frog Park. Walk Score: 88 Bike Score: 85 Nearby Schools: Oakland Technical High School - 0.97 miles, 8/10 Peralta Elementary School - 0.59 miles, 8/10 Malcolm X Elementary School - 0.81 miles, 6/10 Claremont Middle School - 0.79 miles, 6 (RLNE6809709)
1 Unit Available
663 Alcatraz Ave 5
663 Alcatraz Avenue
Oakland, CA | Bushrod
1 Bedroom
$1,799
785 sqft
Last updated July 26 at 11:29 AM
Available 08/01/21 Upstairs One bedroom unit - Property Id: 622696 100 off move in special ! Wonderful one bedroom upstairs on Alcatraz. Really cute one bedroom unit close to shopping, bart , San Francisco and Berkeley. Open Sunday July 25th from 1pm to 2pm or by appt. Please call to confirm. Thanks Apply at TurboTenant: http://rental.turbotenant.com/p/663-alcatraz-ave-5-oakland-ca/622696 Property Id 622696 (RLNE6800695)
1 Unit Available
5699 Shattuck Ave
5699 Shattuck Ave
Oakland, CA | Bushrod
1 Bedroom
$1,330
4 Bedrooms
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Last updated July 26 at 11:29 AM
Available 08/07/21 (RLNE6793447)
1 Unit Available
603 57th St
603 57th St
Oakland, CA | Bushrod
1 Bedroom
$1,275
5 Bedrooms
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Last updated July 26 at 11:29 AM
Recently renovated North Oakland apartment with patio Available 08/02/21 Step inside this gorgeous 6 bed, 3 bath North Oakland apartment, and you may never want to leave! From the open concept floor plan to the brand new wood-look vinyl flooring, this interior dazzles. The kitchen boasts brand new stainless steel appliances (dishwasher too) and beautiful quartz countertops to elevate your favorite meals. New energy-efficient windows and recessed LED lighting make the space bright and airy. Outside, youâ??ll have a patio, and inside, thereâ??s central A/C if the day is too hot. This apartment also features an in-unit washer/dryer.  This vibrant North Oakland location is close to restaurants, shops, parks, and easily accessible public transit. The Ashby BART station is a short walk away, as are stops for the 18, 6, and 12 bus lines. Itâ??s two miles from UC Berkeley, and downtown San Francisco is 12 miles from your door. For great dining, you donâ??t even have to leave the neighborhood! Easy Creole, Cholita Linda, and Marufuku Oakland are all easily walkable. Plus, keeping the fridge stocked is a breeze with Berkeley Bowl, Whole Foods Market, and several neighborhood markets within a mile. Bushrod Park is a short walk away too for picnic tables, basketball hoops, and tennis courts. (RLNE6793441)
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What is the typical rent for a studio apartment in Oakland?
The average rent for a studio apartment in Oakland is $2,425.
How expensive are one-bedroom apartments in Oakland?
The average rent for a one-bedroom apartment rental in Oakland is $3,156.
How much is rent for two-bedroom apartments in Oakland?
The average monthly rent for a two-bedroom apartment in Oakland is $4,115.
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What to keep in mind when looking for cheap apartments in Oakland, CA

Finding cheap apartments in Oakland takes some ingenuity and effort, as well as quick action. Before you head out on your search, bring along pay stubs, bank statements, letters of recommendations from landlords or employers, and identification. The more proactive you are about your search, the easier it will be to score a deal.

Look for cheap apartments in Oakland by regularly scouring listings and looking during slower renting seasons, like winter. You can still find a deal if you move during the summer months when apartment hunting is more competitive.

You may be able to find cheap apartments in Oakland in neighborhoods that are located away from attractions, restaurants, and entertainment. You may need to look farther out than you would prefer, but access to highways or public transportation can get you into the heart of Oakland.

The building you choose can also make a difference in finding a cheap apartment in Oakland. Older buildings that need some updating are more likely to have better deals. Walk-up apartments without elevators, on-street parking and few amenities like on-site fitness centers can also signal affordable rents in Oakland.