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109 Apartments for rent in Pleasant Hill, CA

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Last updated April 21 at 4:58am UTC
1897 Morello Avenue
Pleasant Hill
Pleasant Hill, CA
Updated April 17 at 5:44pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
$3,300
728 Stubbs Rd
Pleasant Hill
Pleasant Hill, CA
Updated April 14 at 10:09am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$2,495
344 Scottsdale Rd
Camelback
Pleasant Hill, CA
Updated April 12 at 10:41am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$2,395
24 Cornell Ct.
Woodside Meadows
Pleasant Hill, CA
Updated April 5 at 10:35am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$3,750
Results within 1 miles of Pleasant Hill, CA
2615 Oak Rd
Walnut Creek
Walnut Creek, CA
Updated April 20 at 11:21am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$2,550
3183 Wayside plaza number 308
Walnut Creek
Walnut Creek, CA
Updated April 20 at 10:11am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$2,500
965 Argenta Dr
Pacheco
Pacheco, CA
Updated April 19 at 10:07am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$3,000
1069 Mohr Ln
Concord
Concord, CA
Updated April 17 at 5:43pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$2,500
2560 Oak Rd
Diablo Hills
Walnut Creek, CA
Updated March 28 at 5:33am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$2,700
300 Suntree Ln
Camelback
Pleasant Hill, CA
Updated April 18 at 1:23am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$2,610
Results within 5 miles of Pleasant Hill, CA
Camelback Place
Camelback
Pleasant Hill, CA
Updated April 17 at 7:36am UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,850
Mozden Lane
Downtown Pleasant Hill
Pleasant Hill, CA
Updated April 7 at 7:32am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$2,400
Wootten Drive
Buena Vista Area
Walnut Creek, CA
Updated April 18 at 7:22am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$2,750
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City Guide
Pleasant Hill

Pleasant Hill sits in the rolling hills and woodlands area about 20 miles east of Oakland. With a newly built "downtown" designed to look like a suburban Main Street, this little city finally has a center for all the action. There's fine dining, plenty of shopping, a movie theater, and a couple of bars. Outside the city center, you can catch occasional live music at local restaurants and BBQ joints, or you can head out to surrounding cities for a better selection of entertainment.

With Oakland and San Francisco just an hour away on the Metrorail, as well as plenty of blues, jazz, and bluegrass jams in the smaller surrounding cities, good music and wild entertainment is not hard to come by. And, if a nice wooded hike is your idea of fun, then you’re in luck. Just head towards that mountain casting a shadow over town and you will find Mount Diablo State Park, a local favorite for beautiful views, hiking, camping, and enjoying the sights of blooming buttercups and poppies.

While inexpensive apartments in California sounds like an oxymoron, you can find plenty of affordable places in little cities like Pleasant Hill. Not only can you find a nice studio, loft, or one bedroom for less than a grand, you will also see that inexpensive apartments around here aren't of the closet-sized-home-in-a-bad-neighborhood variety. Yep, here you can have it all: a brand-spankin' new loft in the brand-spankin' new downtown, some walkable streets, and enough money left over to buy us all a round.

Now, if you have more than $1,000 for housing each month, or feel like rooming up with a buddy, then there are plenty of nicer, bigger, and more extravagant rentals around the city. Sure you can find apartments for $900 - $1,000, but if you look into the multi-bedroom apartments in the $1,200 - $1,500 range you will be pleasantly surprised, and if you look at rentals that cost more than $1,500 you will start drooling over the modern designs, high ceilings, luxury swimming pool and hot tub areas, as well as the ultimate convenience of having a washer and dryer inside your own apartment. So, whether you are looking for luxury or just want a home that doesn't suck your wallet dry, there are enough choices around this little city to find exactly what you need.

Looking for a pet friendly apartment? Well, look no farther. Pleasant Hill has plenty of rentals that with both cats-allowed and dogs-allowed. There are even apartments that allow multiple pets and larger breeds. However, you can expect to pay a hefty pet deposit around $500.

So, that's all you need to know about renting in Pleasant Hill. Best of Luck!

-By Katy Comal

Rent Report
Pleasant Hill

April 2018 Pleasant Hill Rent Report

Welcome to the April 2018 Pleasant Hill Rent Report. Pleasant Hill rents remained steady over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Pleasant Hill rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the metro, state, and nation.

Pleasant Hill rents held steady over the past month

Pleasant Hill rents have remained steady over the past month, but are down moderately by 1.8% year-over-year. Currently, median rents in Pleasant Hill stand at $2,590 for a one-bedroom apartment and $3,260 for a two-bedroom. Pleasant Hill's year-over-year rent growth lags the state average of 2.9%, as well as the national average of 2.0%.

Rents rising across the San Francisco Metro

While rent prices have decreased in Pleasant Hill over the past year, the rest of the metro is seeing the opposite trend. Rents have risen in 9 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.

  • Oakland has the least expensive rents in the San Francisco metro, with a two-bedroom median of $2,270; the city has also experienced the fastest rent growth in the metro, with a year-over-year increase of 6.6%.
  • Over the past year, Berkeley is the only city in the metro that has seen rents fall, with a decline of 4.1%. Median two-bedrooms there cost $2,540, while one-bedrooms go for $2,020.
  • San Mateo has the most expensive rents of the largest cities in the San Francisco metro, with a two-bedroom median of $4,330; rents increased 1.3% over the past month and 1.9% over the past year.

Many large cities nationwide show more affordable rents compared to Pleasant Hill

As rents have fallen moderately in Pleasant Hill, many large cities nationwide have seen prices increase, in some cases substantially. Compared to most large cities across the country, Pleasant Hill is less affordable for renters.

  • Other cities across the state have seen rents significantly increase, with California as a whole logging rent growth of 2.9% over the past year. For example, rents have grown by 3.1% in Los Angeles, 3.1% in San Jose, and 2.8% in San Diego.
  • Pleasant Hill's median two-bedroom rent of $3,260 is above the national average of $1,170. Nationwide, rents have grown by 2.0% over the past year compared to the 1.8% decline in Pleasant Hill.
  • While rents in Pleasant Hill fell moderately over the past year, many cities nationwide saw increases, including Phoenix (+2.9%), Dallas (+1.8%), and Seattle (+1.3%).
  • Renters will generally find more expensive prices in Pleasant Hill than most large cities. For example, Phoenix has a median 2BR rent of $1,030, where Pleasant Hill is more than three times 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 $2,440 $3,060 0.8% 1.4%
Oakland $1,810 $2,270 0.5% 6.6%
Fremont $2,880 $3,620 0.5% 4.3%
Hayward $2,230 $2,810 0.0% 1.3%
Concord $2,420 $3,050 2.3% 4.0%
Berkeley $2,020 $2,540 0.0% -4.1%
Richmond $2,100 $2,640 0.6% 5.1%
Antioch $2,870 $3,600 0.7% 5.0%
Daly City $2,420 $3,040 0.1% 2.3%
San Mateo $3,450 $4,330 1.3% 1.9%
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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.