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220 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 >
Windsor Court Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$1,695
2 Bedrooms
$2,100
Discover your new apartment at Windsor Court Apartments in Oakland, CA. The 6638 Macarthur Blvd location in the Middle East Oakland neighborhood of Oakland has much to offer its residents. From amenities to floor plan options, the leasing staff is available to help you find your new place. Come see Windsor Court Apartments today.
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Senior Housing - Rose of Sharon Photo Gallery 1
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Studio
$1,371
450 sqft
1 Bedroom
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Senior Housing - Rose of Sharon Apartments offers market-rate units in Oakland, California. It is located near local eateries, entertainment, recreational activities, and more! Call us today to learn why so many call Senior Housing - Rose of Sharon home! Equal Housing Opportunity.
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Lampwork Lofts Photo Gallery 1
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Verified
15 Units Available
Studio
$2,000
415 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,325
800 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,049
1015 sqft
Completed in 2014, the award-winning Lampwork Lofts project was the conversion of a historic four-story brick warehouse into 92 for-rent live/work units. As part of the rehabilitation, we certifed the 115,000 square foot building as a national landmark with the National Park Service, allowing the project to utilize Federal Historic Tax Credits. The building was originally built in 1919 and served as the manufacturing facility for General Electrics Mazda Lamps. The building also has the distinction of being the first industrial facility on the West Coast to employ women.\n\nLampwork Lofts was named San Francisco Business Times' Real Estate Deal of the Year 2014 for Market-Rate Housing Outside of San Francisco; PCBC's 2016 Golden Nugget Merit Award for Best Renovated, Restored or Adaptive Re-Use Residential Project; and 2014 Best of American Living Awards - Silver Award for Adaptive Reuse/Multifamily.
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Coliseum Connect Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$1,558
2 Bedrooms
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Coliseum Connect is a brand-new transit-oriented community offering market rate and affordable housing in Oakland. Our desirable community is located on the corner of 71st Avenue and Shell Street, across from the Coliseum BART Station, AC Transit Station, and AMTRAK Station. Walk to local parks, Oracle Arena, Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum, and pick up some groceries at nearby stores. Coliseum Connect will offer 1 and 2 bedroom flats and townhomes ranging from 700 up to 1100 square feet and feature fully-equipped kitchens with electric appliances, in-home washer and dryer, window coverings, and garage parking. Community amenities include a spacious ground floor coffee lounge, resident social lounge, bicycle storage with a repair station, and conference room. The second-floor courtyard offers beautifully landscaped grounds includes two outdoor fire pits with seating and four barbecue grills, a perfect place to relax before enjoying a basketball game at the Oracle Area. Coliseum Connect is currently under construction and scheduled to be completed in March of 2019! To stay connected and receive updates on our community, please join our interest list below.
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Lakeview Towers Photo Gallery 1
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Verified
3 Units Available
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$1,850
650 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Offering one and two bedroom apartment homes for rent in Oakland, CA with sought after amenities such as covered parking, large spacious closets, ceiling fans, cable ready, elevator, carpeting, refrigerator and so much more!
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Co-Living - Common Jefferson Photo Gallery 1
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Studio
$1,424
99 sqft
**COLIVING:Fully furnished all-inclusive housing in a shared suite. Utilities and extras included ** Get more for your rent at Common Jefferson with coliving: a private bedroom in a fully-furnished shared suite, WiFi, utilities, household essentials (from pots and pans to toilet paper), free laundry, community events and so much more — all for 20% less than a nearby studio. At our home in Oakland, you'll get: • Private, furnished bedroom • On-site washer and dryer • High- end stainless steel kitchen appliances (Pots, pans, utensils, etc.) • Stocked household essentials (Laundry detergent, toilet paper, etc.) • Fully furnished community spaces • Free wifi • ALL utilities included in the rent, including heat, hot water, gas, and electric • Keyless access and tech-enabled spaces • Weekly cleaning of all shared spaces included • Flexible lease terms (3 months+) • Access to Common Connect. Connect is your central hub for all things community related, including member events. You’ll also gain access to exclusive perks in the form of deals from local and national brands. The best neighborhoods put the best of city living right at your fingertips, and Downtown Oakland is no exception. Considered the historical, cultural, and business center of Oakland, Downtown is filled with public green spaces, delicious restaurants, lively bars, peaceful cafes, markets, and more. Start your day with a cup of coffee from Awaken Coffee, just a few blocks from Common Jefferson and head to local favorite, Lunch Box, for a breakfast sandwich. Spend the day lakeside at nearby Lake Merritt, walking the shores or exploring the open water on a paddle boat, or discover local artists across Downtown Oakland’s many galleries. At night, take advantage of the area’s many delicious restaurants, or enjoy dinner at home (in your beautiful kitchen at Common Jefferson!) and grab drinks at a cozy bar like District Oakland or The Trappist. The ideal location for a full-time commuter or part-time remote worker, Common Jefferson is a short walk from the BART at 12th St / Oakland and the AC Transit bus. Arrive in FiDi or Downtown Berkeley in under 20 minutes or easily explore the East Bay.
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Co-Living - Common Webster Photo Gallery 1
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Studio
$1,005
114 sqft
**COLIVING:Fully furnished all-inclusive housing in a shared suite. Utilities and extras included ** Get more for your rent at Common Webster with coliving: a private bedroom in a fully-furnished shared suite, WiFi, utilities, household essentials (from pots and pans to toilet paper), free laundry, community events and so much more — all for 20% less than a nearby studio. At our home in Oakland, you'll get: • Private, furnished bedroom • On-site washer and dryer • High- end stainless steel kitchen appliances (Pots, pans, utensils, etc.) • Stocked household essentials (Laundry detergent, toilet paper, etc.) • Fully furnished community spaces, including billiards • Free wifi • ALL utilities included in the rent, including heat, hot water, gas, and electric • Keyless access and tech-enabled spaces • Weekly cleaning of all shared spaces included • Flexible lease terms (3 months+) • Access to Common Connect. Connect is your central hub for all things community related, including member events. You’ll also gain access to exclusive perks in the form of deals from local and national brands. Do you like beautiful natural scenery? What about amazing restaurants or freshly brewed coffee? How about a great, local bookstore? Whatever you’re looking for in your next neighborhood, you’re almost guaranteed to find it in Downtown Oakland, and you’ll have easy access to everything as a member of Common Webster. Enjoy a lively atmosphere and delicious tiki drink at The Kon-Tiki or explore art and craft cocktails at Cafe Von Kleef. For your next great read, head to Dan F Webb Books, just around the corner from your new home. You’re also close to everyday conveniences, like banks, a FedEx, grocery stores, and pharmacies. The ideal location for a full-time commuter or part-time remote worker, Common Webster is only 3 blocks away from the BART at 12th St / Oakland and the AC Transit bus. Arrive in FiDi or Downtown Berkeley in under 20 minutes or easily explore the East Bay.
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Co-living - Common MacArthur Photo Gallery 1
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Studio
$1,213
114 sqft
CO LIVING: Fully furnished all-inclusive housing in a shared suite. Utilities and extras included. Get more for your rent at Common MacArthur with coliving: a private bedroom in a fully-furnished shared suite, WiFi, utilities, household essentials (from pots and pans to toilet paper), free laundry, community events and so much more, all for 20% less than a nearby studio. At our home in Oakland, you'll get: • Private, furnished bedroom • On-site washer and dryer • High- end stainless steel kitchen appliances (Pots, pans, utensils, etc.) • Stocked household essentials (Laundry detergent, toilet paper, etc.) • Fully furnished community spaces, including billiards • Free wifi • ALL utilities included in the rent, including heat, hot water, gas, and electric • Keyless access and tech-enabled spaces • Weekly cleaning of all shared spaces included • Flexible lease terms (3 months+) • Access to Common Connect. Connect is your central hub for all things community related, including member events. You’ll also gain access to exclusive perks in the form of deals from local and national brands. Living in Oakland means you're right across the bay from San Francisco and can access the 19 miles of stunning shoreline. With its central location, find yourself a quick car ride away from picnic- perfect Lake Merritt, Berkeley's gorgeous campus, wine tasting in Napa Valley and hundreds of hiking trails. Common MacArthur is just across the bay from Common Minna and Common Valencia and four stops away from Downtown San Francisco on the BART. The Alameda/Oakland Ferry is also great if you’re looking to head on over to San Francisco, Alameda or Angel Island. Many area residents prefer to bike throughout the city and Oakland is a major bike-friendly location.
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3116 Ashbrook Court Photo Gallery 1
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Studio
$1,850
600 sqft
3116 Ashbrook is a spacious sun-filled studio has an updated kitchen with stainless steel appliances, A full sized washer and dryer, 2 large closets and space big enough for living/sleeping area. Located just a few blocks from BART, Freeway and Diamond shopping district. Parking Garage is available for additional $200 a month. Rental Terms: Rent: $1,850, Application Fee: $35, Security Deposit: $1,850, Available Now Pet Policy: Cats not allowed, Dogs not allowed Contact us to schedule a showing.
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High Street Photo Gallery 1
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2 Bedrooms
$1,805
1000 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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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 near the 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 Electric vehicle (EV) charging available. Safe and secured property and 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
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1925 13th Avenue Photo Gallery 1
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Studio
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1 Bedroom
$1,998
745 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Welcome to Oakbrook! Our community is located in the Clinton neighborhood, one of Oakland's best-kept secrets. Oakbrook offers newly renovated units with new flooring, kitchens and bathrooms. There have been several recent upgrades around the property including new lobbies, hallways, and a new gym which will be opening later this year. The property is close to all of the best that Oakland has to offer including Lake Merritt, Jack London Square, and Downtown Oakland. Take one step inside our community and you will know you have found your new home. Come by for a tour today! Apartment Highlights - Newly updated units with updated flooring, kitchens and bathrooms - Stainless steel appliances - In unit laundry (select units) - 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 - Gym coming soon! - Cats & dogs are welcome! Please inquire for breed & size restrictions - Professionally managed by 2B Living Neighborhood Highlights - Walking distance to Lake Merrit and a short drive to Downtown Oakland, Jack London Square, and Alameda - Popular local restaurants and cafes including Champa Garden, Philomena Pizza, Portal Oakland, and Xochi Dog Cafe - Steps away from endless activities from biking, kayaking on the lake, and the farmer’s market - Short walk to the closest BART station and an easy drive to all local freeways Application Criteria - Credit of 650 or higher - Gross Income of 3X the base rent - Employment and rental verifications *Advertised rent includes 2 months free on a 12 month lease. Base rent for the unit is $2,048. DRE# 01902745
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1058 18th Street Photo Gallery 1
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Studio
$1,699
185 sqft
Built new in 2020, Artthaus Linden sits at the epicenter of West Oakland’s vibrant arts, music, and culture community. Composed of six 3-story townhouse communities, each with five studios and a spacious central lounge and kitchen, you will immediately feel at home at Artthaus Linden. All studio-suites are fully furnished with everything you need to move in, including a private bathroom & kitchenette. Nestled in a quiet neighborhood just a few blocks from the iconic Fox Theater and the legendary nightlife of Broadway, Artthaus Linden provides the ideal location for a walkable commute whether you’re headed to downtown Oakland or to San Francisco via BART. This is Oakland living at its finest—come see your new home today! Apartment Highlights - Fully furnished luxury studio-suites - Hardwood style floors - Quartz countertops - Stainless steel appliances - Heating and cooling in each unit - Private bathroom - Large windows with tons of natural light! Community Highlights - Each townhouse has a full kitchen, lounge, and free laundry - Off street parking (subject to additional fee and availability) - Bike parking - No pets - Professionally managed by 2B Living Neighborhood Highlights - Short walk/drive from Target, Safeway, Whole Foods, Sprouts, and Trader Joe’s - Walking distance from BART and Downtown Oakland - Short drive to Jack London Square, Uptown, and UC Berkeley - Local favorites including Ghost Town brewing, Horn BBQ, and Kowbird - Easy access to all local freeways *Advertised rate is inclusive of the 2 month rent special on a 12 month lease term. Base rent is $1,699. Move-in specials are for new tenants only. Application Criteria - Credit of 650 or higher - Gross Income of 3X the base rent - Employment and rental verifications DRE # 01902745
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2011 Crosby Ave Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$1,595
500 sqft
1 Bedroom 1 bath with back area, The space is up the back-stairs of the house. The place is clean, freshly painted and in move in condition now.. Nice view and private setting facing away from the street ONE YEAR Lease required No evictions. No unlawful detainers. MOVE IN condition Proof of employment (Paystubs, employer verification required and landlord references preferred) Nearby: Mills College Dimond District BART, bus line Roberts Regional Park/Skyline Boulevard Farmer Joe's Easy access to Interstate 580 and 880 5-minute drive to Lake Merritt and Grand Avenue/Lakeshore shopping. Owner pays garbage
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2554 E 16th Street Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$1,596
500 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Welcome to 1830 6th Ave, a beautifully renovated apartment community in Oakland’s vibrant Fruitvale neighborhood! The property features recently renovated apartments with hardwood style flooring, spacious cabinetry, quartz countertops, and stainless steel appliances. All residents have access to on-site laundry, bike storage, and parking (subject to availability) making for a very desirable living experience. Situated close to Lake Merrit, Downtown Oakland, Alameda, and Emeryville, you will be close to all of the best Oakland has to offer. Only a few minutes away from the closest freeway and walking distance to your nearest BART station, any Bay Area commute will be a breeze! Come see your new home today! Apartment Highlights: - Hardwood style flooring - Stainless steel appliances* - Quartz countertops* - Updated fixtures throughout Community Highlights - Recently renovated community - On-site laundry for all residents - Pet Friendly (breed & weight restrictions apply) - Gated/controlled access - Professionally managed by 2B Living Neighborhood Highlights - Experience music, culture, and delicious food at First Fridays, Off the Grid, Fruitvale’s Farmers Market, and Oakland’s annual Eat Real Festival -Take advantage of fantastic dining & entertainment options including Ghost Town brewing, Park Street in Alameda, and Fruitvale Station! -Walking distance to the nearest BART station, AC Transit Stops, and close by I-880 I-580 Freeway. Application Criteria - Credit of 650 or higher - Gross Income of 3X the base rent - Employment and rental verifications DRE # 01902745
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1715 High Street Photo Gallery 1
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Studio
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1 Bedroom
$1,643
775 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Welcome to 1715 High Street, a beautifully renovated apartment community in Oakland’s vibrant Fruitvale neighborhood! The property features recently renovated apartments with hardwood style flooring, spacious cabinetry, granite countertops, and modern appliances. All residents have access to on-site laundry, bike storage, and parking (subject to availability) making for an ideal rental experience. Situated close to Lake Merrit, Downtown Oakland, Alameda, and Emeryville, you will be close to all of the best Oakland has to offer. Only a few minutes away from the closest freeway and walking distance to your nearest BART station, any Bay Area commute will be a breeze! Come see your new home today! Apartment Highlights: - Hardwood style flooring - Modern kitchen appliances* - Granite countertops* - Updated fixtures throughout Community Highlights - Recently renovated community - On-site laundry for all residents - Pet Friendly (breed & weight restrictions apply) - Gated/controlled access - Professionally managed by 2B Living Neighborhood Highlights - Experience music, culture, and delicious food at First Fridays, Off the Grid, Fruitvale’s Farmers Market, and Oakland’s annual Eat Real Festival -Take advantage of fantastic dining & entertainment options including Ghost Town brewing, Park Street in Alameda, and Fruitvale Station! -Walking distance to the nearest BART station, AC Transit Stops, and close by I-880 I-580 Freeway. Application Criteria - Credit of 650 or higher - Gross Income of 3X the base rent - Employment and rental verifications DRE # 01902745
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1722 27th Avenue Photo Gallery 1
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Studio
$1,342
275 sqft
1 Bedroom
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This beautifully remodeled apartment community is the perfect place to call home! Situated just a few minutes from Alameda, North Fruitvale, BART, and Jack London Square, you will be close to all of the best Oakland has to offer. Our renovated units boast renovated kitchens with stainless steel appliances, quartz countertops and new cabinetry, renovated bathrooms, and luxury hardwood style flooring throughout. With on-site parking and laundry, you will have everything you need for an ideal rental experience. Come see your new home today! Apartment Highlights - Hardwood style floors - Stainless steel kitchen appliances - Quartz countertops & new cabinetry - Updated bathroom including vanity & fixtures Community Highlights - Renovated community - Controlled Access/Gated - On-site laundry - Off-street parking (subject to availability and additional fee) - Dogs and cats are welcome (breed & weight restrictions apply) - Professionally managed by 2B Living Neighborhood Highlights - Experience music, culture, and delicious food at First Fridays, Off the Grid, Fruitvale’s Farmers Market, and Oakland’s annual Eat Real Festival -Take advantage of fantastic dining & entertainment options including Ghost Town brewing, Park Street in Alameda, and Fruitvale Station! -Walking distance to the nearest BART station, AC Transit Stops, and close by I-880 I-580 Freeway. Application Criteria - Credit of 650 or higher - Gross Income of 3X the base rent - Employment and rental verifications *Advertised rent includes 2 months free on a 12 month lease. Base rent for the unit is $1,598. DRE # 01902745
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220 Grand Avenue Photo Gallery 1
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Studio
$1,725
249 sqft
220 Grand offers a unique opportunity to enjoy luxury living in a historic Oakland building. Located in the heart of Oakland just steps from Lake Merritt and Downtown, you are sure to fall in love with 220 Grand! Our mix of furnished and unfurnished suites boast private kitchenettes with quartz countertops, ample built-in storage, luxury vinyl flooring, and large windows with great views of Lake Merritt and abundant natural lighting. We are walking distance to all major AC Transit lines and BART as well as local restaurants and entertainment. Look no further you have found your new home! Suite Amenities -Private kitchenette -Individually controlled AC and heating -Abundant natural lighting through double paned windows -Fully furnished Community Amenities -Dedicated parking (subject to availability) -Free Laundry for all residents! -Community kitchen with stainless steel appliances -Package Concierge via Luxor One -ButterflyMX intercom system -Professionally managed by 2B Living -Tight-knit community ideal for meeting new people and networking Neighborhood Highlights -Steps from Lake Merritt -Walking distance from Downtown Oakland -Easy access to all major freeways, AC Transit, ½ mile to BART -Short walk to several local favorites, including: Drake’s Dealership, Agave Uptown, Alamar Kitchen & Bar, Grand Lake Kitchen, Moxy Oakland, Luka’s Taproom & Lounge, Whole Foods and Sprouts Market, Local Farmers Market every Saturday, Grand Lake and The New Parkway Theater *Base rent is $1,881- advertised rent inclusive of the 1 month free rent special on 12 month lease. Application Criteria - Credit of 650 or higher - Income of 3X the base rent - Employment and rental verifications No Pets DRE # 01902745
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5900 Holway Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$1,825
Lois J Snell - 510-909-2510 - Cozy vintage duplex on traffic side of bldg. Freshly painted and has many upgrades.Wheelchair lift available if needed. Yard is spacious and shared with 5902.Laundry just a few steps away...no on-site laundry. Section 8 Ok.
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266 Lenox Avenue Photo Gallery 1
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Studio
$1,795
1 Bedroom
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3825 Opal Street Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$1,900
5410 Princeton Street Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$1,200
1445 Harrison Street Photo Gallery 1
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Studio
$1,371
396 11th Street Photo Gallery 1
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1 Unit Available
Studio
$1,150
375 Grand Avenue Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$1,950
2 Bedrooms
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is the typical rent for a studio apartment in Oakland?

The average rent for a studio apartment in Oakland is $2,405.

How expensive are one-bedroom apartments in Oakland?

The average rent for a one-bedroom apartment rental in Oakland is $3,276.

How much is rent for two-bedroom apartments in Oakland?

The average monthly rent for a two-bedroom apartment in Oakland is $4,464.

Are there any properties that are currently offering move-in specials in Oakland?

Yes, you can filter your apartment search to only include properties in Oakland that are offering move-in specials.
City Guide for Oakland, CA

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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.