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Allegro At Jack London Square
240 3rd St
Oakland, CA
Updated April 26 at 12:18pm
1 Bedroom
$2,570
2 Bedrooms
$3,420
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.
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Hanover Northgate
2450 Valdez Street
Oakland, CA
Updated April 26 at 11:25am
Studio
$2,687
1 Bedroom
$3,130
2 Bedrooms
$3,944
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Hanover Broadway
325 27th Street
Oakland, CA
Updated April 26 at 08:41am
Studio
$2,488
1 Bedroom
$2,735
2 Bedrooms
$3,672
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Domain Oakland
1389 Jefferson St
Oakland, CA
Updated April 26 at 04:33am
Studio
$2,495
1 Bedroom
$2,677
2 Bedrooms
$3,369
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.
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Fourth Street East
180 Third St
Oakland, CA
Updated April 26 at 03:22am
Studio
$2,865
1 Bedroom
$3,242
2 Bedrooms
$4,040
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Merritt on 3rd
1130 3rd Ave
Oakland, CA
Updated April 26 at 03:22am
1 Bedroom
$2,596
2 Bedrooms
$3,150
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.
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4801 Shattuck
4801 Shattuck Ave
Oakland, CA
Updated April 26 at 11:36am
Studio
$2,847
1 Bedroom
$3,675
2 Bedrooms
$3,817
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.
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Aqua Via
125 2nd St
Oakland, CA
Updated April 26 at 03:22am
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1 Bedroom
$3,385
2 Bedrooms
$4,530
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.
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Maya
4045 Broadway Terrace
Oakland, CA
Updated April 26 at 03:22am
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$2,425
1 Bedroom
$2,940
2 Bedrooms
$3,355
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Mason at Hive
2350 Valley St #114
Oakland, CA
Updated April 26 at 03:22am
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$2,311
1 Bedroom
$3,058
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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.
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Exchange Studios
527 23rd Avenue
Oakland, CA
Updated April 26 at 11:13am
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$2,350
1 Bedroom
$2,670
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The Uptown
500 William St
Oakland, CA
Updated April 26 at 04:33am
Studio
$2,600
1 Bedroom
$2,592
2 Bedrooms
$3,792
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.
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777 Broadway
777 Broadway
Oakland, CA
Updated April 26 at 03:22am
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$3,375
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.
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Rasa
459 23rd Street
Oakland, CA
Updated April 26 at 03:21am
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1 Bedroom
$3,025
2 Bedrooms
$3,750
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3030 Chapman
3014 Chapman Street
Oakland, CA
Updated April 26 at 10:15am
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1 Bedroom
$2,299
2 Bedrooms
$2,730
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MacArthur Commons
539 39th Street
Oakland, CA
Updated April 26 at 04:33am
Studio
$2,485
1 Bedroom
$2,690
2 Bedrooms
$3,810
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Halcyon
250 17th Street
Oakland, CA
Updated April 26 at 03:22am
Studio
$2,640
1 Bedroom
$3,500
2 Bedrooms
$4,040
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901 Jefferson
901 Jefferson St
Oakland, CA
Updated April 26 at 03:21am
1 Bedroom
$3,019
2 Bedrooms
$3,453
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.
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The Broadway
3093 Broadway
Oakland, CA
Updated April 26 at 04:33am
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$2,735
1 Bedroom
$3,005
2 Bedrooms
$4,170
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401 Derby
401 Derby Avenue
Oakland, CA
Updated April 26 at 07:26am
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2 Bedrooms
$2,499
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Telegraph Lofts
2633 Telegraph Avenue
Oakland, CA
Updated April 26 at 09:02am
Studio
$2,900
2 Bedrooms
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3 Bedrooms
$3,085
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Lampwork Lofts
1614 Campbell St
Oakland, CA
Updated April 26 at 09:50am
Studio
$2,125
1 Bedroom
$2,700
2 Bedrooms
$3,500
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Hollis Oak
3250 Hollis Street
Oakland, CA
Updated April 26 at 11:17am
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$2,350
1 Bedroom
$2,700
2 Bedrooms
$3,050
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B3 Bakery Apartments
4600 Adeline St
Oakland, CA
Updated April 26 at 10:42am
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1 Bedroom
$2,970

Average Rent in Oakland

Last updated April 26 2019 at 12:23 PM
The average rent for a 1 bedroom apartment in Oakland is $1,802, while the average rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $2,264.
Studio
$1,466
1 Bed
$1,802
2 Beds
$2,264
3+ Beds
$3,047
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.

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...

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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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