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1,044 Apartments for rent in Union City, CA

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Check out 1,044 verified apartments for rent in Union City, CA with rents starting as low as $1750. Some apartments for rent in Union City might offer rent specials. Look out for the
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Skylark
34655 Skylark Dr
Union City, CA
1 Bedroom
$1,979
716 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,351
903 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated November 26 at 09:49 PM
Prime location close to the Quarry Lakes Recreational Area, I-880, and I-680. Apartments have fully equipped kitchens, private patio/balcony, and large walk-in closets. Enjoy the swimming pool, playground, fire pit, and hot tub.
Verified
7 Units Available
Parkside
1501 Decoto Rd
Union City, CA
Studio
$1,778
410 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,008
600 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,326
817 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 09:49 PM
Near Highway 880 and 680. This smoke-free community is near Fremont Hub Shopping Center. On-site amenities include a pool, courtyard and 24-hour gym. Walk-in closets, a patio or balcony, and updated appliances provided.
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8 Units Available
Parc Medallion
2500 Medallion Dr
Union City, CA
1 Bedroom
$1,795
730 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,295
992 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 07:42 PM
Choose from one- or two-bedroom open floor plans with modern bathrooms. Complex has landscaped grounds, a large pool and an outdoor lounge area. Easy to get to major freeways and Union Landing.
Verified
7 Units Available
Sofi Union City
31770 Alvarado Blvd
Union City, CA
1 Bedroom
$2,113
597 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,322
845 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated November 26 at 07:42 PM
Great location for commuters, close to I-880 and I-580. Luxury community features pool, playground, and gym, as well as 24-hour maintenance. Unit includes hardwood floors, walk-in closets, dishwasher and air conditioning.
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18 Units Available
The Union Flats
34588 11th St
Union City, CA
1 Bedroom
$1,970
651 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,190
1002 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 07:41 PM
Brand-new apartments with ultra-modern architecture. Complex has one- and two-bedroom apartments and work/live lofts. Community features a pool and sundeck. Close to the Union City Transit Center and Mission Boulevard.
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7 Units Available
Mission Sierra Apartment Homes
34864 Mission Blvd
Union City, CA
1 Bedroom
$1,778
615 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,283
840 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 07:41 PM
These apartment cottages boast balconies overlooking courtyards, large closets and extra storage. A gym, pool and covered parking are on site. BART access is nearby, and Highway 880 provides direct access to San Francisco.
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6 Units Available
eaves Union City
2175 Decoto Rd
Union City, CA
1 Bedroom
$1,770
693 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,195
830 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 01:09 PM
Bright apartments near Alvarado-Niles Road in a very walkable neighborhood. Air conditioning and fireplace. Walk-in closets. Private balcony or patio. Community has pool and sauna. Pet-friendly.
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30 Units Available
Avalon Union City
24 Union Sq
Union City, CA
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$1,984
849 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,763
1261 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 01:09 PM
Large modern apartments just steps from shopping and dining. Near Dry Creek Pioneer Regional Park. Walk-in closets and hardwood floors. Community has elevators and garage parking. Bike storage on site.
1 Unit Available
35540 Monterra Terrace
35540 Monterra Terrace
Union City, CA
3 Bedrooms
$3,100
1280 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 09:39 PM
Commodious 3 bedrooms 2 bathroom home in Union City, with detached garage and extra parking space. Access to great complex amenities, including a children's playground, pool, clubhouse, and fitness club.
1 Unit Available
1083 La Vita Terrace
1083 La Vita Terrace
Union City, CA
3 Bedrooms
$3,495
1334 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 09:34 PM
Space, space, space! This 3-bedroom, 2.5 bath 1,334 SF Single-Family Home is located in a newer gated community. The ground-floor has a spacious kitchen, open floorplan and back-yard/patio area.
1 Unit Available
3157 San Andreas Drive
3157 San Andreas Drive
Union City, CA
4 Bedrooms
$3,200
1762 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 10:28 AM
3157 San Andreas Drive Available 12/01/20 3157 San Andreas Drive, Union City, CA 94587 - This property is available on December 1, 2020 This two stories house is located in Union City features four bedrooms, two bathrooms, living room, family
1 Unit Available
4226 cambridge way
4226 Cambridge Way
Union City, CA
5 Bedrooms
$3,895
2308 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 10:28 AM
A lovely Victorian Style Tri-level house - Property Id: 424444 Bedrooms: 5 (1 bedroom downstairs) Bathrooms: 2.
3 Bedrooms
$3,000
1298 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 10:28 AM
Spacious Townhome for rent! Newly renovated. 2 car garage, in-unit laundry, dishwasher, stove, refrigerator/freezer. HOA fees fully paid by owner, water very inexpensive through HOA. Pets ok with security deposit. (RLNE6214751)
1 Unit Available
2200 Partridge Way Unit
2200 Partridge Way
Union City, CA
2 Bedrooms
$2,150
810 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 10:28 AM
2200 Partridge Way Unit 1, Union City, CA 94587, United States - Covered;On-street Parking - Lease Term : Shortest = 6 Months, Desired = N/A, Longest = 24 Months - Deposit : Deposit : 2150 - Pet Policy : No Pets Allowed - Laundry :
1 Unit Available
34253 Aspen Loop, Union City, CA 94587
34253 Aspen Loop
Union City, CA
4 Bedrooms
$4,000
2114 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 10:28 AM
Mountain view from backyard. see google map for details Near Bart station and mountain view. See google map for details (RLNE6091675)
1 Unit Available
35510 Monterra Ter. 101
35510 Monterra Terrace
Union City, CA
2 Bedrooms
$2,700
1025 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 10:28 AM
35510 Monterra Ter. 101 Available 12/12/20 Monta Vista Townhome with attached garage and close to UC BART - This first floor townhome built in 2001 features two bedrooms and two full bathrooms on one level with a one car attached garage.
1 Unit Available
2135 Swan Court #4
2135 Swan Court
Union City, CA
2 Bedrooms
$2,050
900 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 10:27 AM
2135 Swan Court #4 Available 12/01/20 2135 Swan Court #4, Union City, CA 94587 - This property will be available on December 1, 2020.
1 Unit Available
34605 Arroyo Drive
34605 Arroyo Drive
Union City, CA
4 Bedrooms
$3,395
1881 sqft
Last updated April 9 at 11:24 AM
UC Single Family Home has new paint, flooring, appliances - Address-34605 Arroyo Drive Union City, CA. 94587 Rent-$3,395 Deposit-$3,495 Bedrooms-4 Bathrooms-2.
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26 Units Available
Brookvale Chateau
36163 Fremont Blvd
Fremont, CA | Cabrillo
1 Bedroom
$1,900
621 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,400
921 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 07:42 PM
Near American High School and Westridge Park. Within a quiet, gated community. Lots of space. On-site laundry, a large pool with sundeck, and ample parking. Lush landscaping throughout. Near Brookvale Shopping Center.
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11 Units Available
Northgate Savoy
34077 Paseo Padre Pkwy
Fremont, CA | Northgate
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$1,850
682 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Last updated November 26 at 07:42 PM
Located close to Northgate Community Park, shopping and schools. Units come with vertical blinds, ceiling fans and cable hookups. Community includes on-site laundry, parking and pool.
Verified
7 Units Available
Pinebrook Apartments
35995 Fremont Blvd
Fremont, CA | Cabrillo
Studio
$1,725
450 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,975
622 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Last updated November 26 at 07:42 PM
A two-story community with a beautiful courtyard, resort-like pool and greenspace. Smoke-free. Apartments feature updated appliances and a patio or balcony. Onsite carports, gym and grill area. Near the high school.
Verified
6 Units Available
Amber Court
34050 Westchester Ter
Fremont, CA | Northgate
1 Bedroom
$2,224
629 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,449
938 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 06:15 PM
Tucked away amid tree-lined courtyards, Amber Court Apartments is an oasis of serenity and charm, making it the ideal place to call home at the end of a busy day.
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7 Units Available
Casa Serena
36000 Fremont Boulevard
Fremont, CA
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$1,799
610 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,335
835 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 05:27 AM
At Casa Serena, our floor plans are designed with you in mind and offer the flexibility you need to make the most out of your new home. From studios to one and two-bedroom apartments, you will find the home that's "just right" for you.
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8 Units Available
Ardenwood Forest
5016 Paseo Padre Pkwy
Fremont, CA | Ardenwood
Studio
$1,875
478 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,085
548 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,220
864 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 05:27 AM
On Paseo Padre Parkway just minutes from I-880. All-electric kitchens, built-in fireplaces, and washers and dryers inside the units. Huge bedrooms, and water, garbage, and sewage are included.

Median Rent in Union City

Last updated Nov. 2020
The median rent for a 1 bedroom apartment in Union City is $2,184, while the median rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $2,273.
Studio
$2,050
1 Bed
$2,184
2 Beds
$2,273
3+ Beds
$2,722
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How much is rent in Union City?
In Union City, the median rent is $2,050 for a studio, $2,184 for a 1-bedroom, $2,273 for a 2-bedroom, and $2,722 for a 3-bedroom. For more information on rental trends in Union City, check out our monthly Union City Rent Report.
How much is rent in Union City?
In Union City, the median rent is $2,050 for a studio, $2,184 for a 1-bedroom, $2,273 for a 2-bedroom, and $2,722 for a 3-bedroom. For more information on rental trends in Union City, check out our monthly Union City Rent Report.
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You can filter cheap apartments in Union City by price: under $2,400, under $2,200, under $2,600, under $2,000, or search by apartments that are offering move-in specials.
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You can filter cheap apartments in Union City by price: under $2,400, under $2,200, under $2,600, under $2,000, or search by apartments that are offering move-in specials.
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While some Union City properties may not allow visitors at this time, most are open for business by phone or email. Please reach out to them directly for virtual touring options. Additionally, some properties may offer video and 3D tours, which can be found on the listing details page.
How can I tour apartments during the COVID-19 pandemic?
While some Union City properties may not allow visitors at this time, most are open for business by phone or email. Please reach out to them directly for virtual touring options. Additionally, some properties may offer video and 3D tours, which can be found on the listing details page.
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You can use the off-campus housing filters to find apartments near colleges located in or around Union City. Some of the colleges and universities in the area include California College of the Arts, University of California-Hastings College of Law, Golden Gate University-San Francisco, California Institute of Integral Studies, and University of San Francisco.
How can I find off-campus housing in Union City?
You can use the off-campus housing filters to find apartments near colleges located in or around Union City. Some of the colleges and universities in the area include California College of the Arts, University of California-Hastings College of Law, Golden Gate University-San Francisco, California Institute of Integral Studies, and University of San Francisco.

Median Rent in Union City

Last updated Nov. 2020
The median rent for a 1 bedroom apartment in Union City is $2,184, while the median rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $2,273.
Studio
$2,050
1 Bed
$2,184
2 Beds
$2,273
3+ Beds
$2,722

City Guide

Union City
Union City's Sugar Mill Landing Park is the site of the Bay Area Flight 93 Memorial, which is a tribute to the passengers and crew who died on the hijacked flight on 9/11.
Union City's Sugar Mill Landing Park is the site of the Bay Area Flight 93 Memorial, which is a tribute to the passengers and crew who died on the hijacked flight on 9/11.

Union City is located at the crossroads of several major destinations in northern California. San Francisco, Berkeley, Oakland, San Jose, Fremont, Redwood City and the Central Valley are all within easy driving distance. With the BART line, even driving is optional, as public transit covers the majority of the area for easy access without having to deal with traffic. The location is outstanding, resting peacefully along the southeastern shore of the San Francisco Bay, which provides stunning views of the setting sun every evening.

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Moving In

Heres the tricky part. California is many things, but it is not inexpensive. While these outlying communities are better than the metropolitan areas that surround them in terms of cost of living, you will still need a decent income to support yourself here. The local economy provides plenty of high-paying jobs that will usually only require a short commute. If possible, you will want to secure one of these before moving or, better yet, transfer. If this isnt possible, finding a low cost place to stay while you look is a perfectly valid option. Either way, be prepared to open your wallet. That being said, the draw of suburban life is that deals can be found. Whether you're doing an apartment search or looking for three-bedroom houses, you will get the most bang for your buck in places like Union City.

Moving In
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Heres the tricky part. California is many things, but it is not inexpensive. While these outlying communities are better than the metropolitan areas that surround them in terms of cost of living, you will still need a decent income to support yourself here. The local economy provides plenty of high-paying jobs that will usually only require a short commute. If possible, you will want to secure one of these before moving or, better yet, transfer. If this isnt possible, finding a low cost place to stay while you look is a perfectly valid option. Either way, be prepared to open your wallet. That being said, the draw of suburban life is that deals can be found. Whether you're doing an apartment search or looking for three-bedroom houses, you will get the most bang for your buck in places like Union City.

Neighborhoods

The neighborhoods of Union City are easily divided by the major exchanges that run through the city. To the west of I-880 is West Union City, representing the largest residential area within the city limits. This also includes the tiny offshoot of Hall Station. Between I-880 and Route 238 would be Central Union City, comprising the commercial center and majority of the apartments available. Straddling Route 238 is City Center. East Union City lies in the foothills of the local mountain ranges and is largely undeveloped, so it's perfect for hiking and camping adventures in March or September.

City Center: Located mostly to the west of Mission Blvd, City Center has a small commercial district. However, it is the geographic location that lends the neighborhood its name. Most of the homes here are small, single-family one- and two-bedroom houses and Spanish-inspired adobe homes with red tiled roofs, arranged together on shady streets. Every home, it seems, has three things: palm trees, a small well-manicured yard and a two-foot-tall picket fences painted a variety of colors.

Hall Station: Are you looking for a townhouse or, as they call them out west, row home? This is your spot. In fact, the vast majority of residential real estate here consists of apartment complexes and duplexes. What they don't mention in moving guides is that this entire area has a stunning view of mountain peaks year round.

West: Largely an extension of what you can find in Hall Station, consider West Union City an elaboration on that idea. What a lot of people don't think of when they think California is oak trees, but they're plentiful here. These secluded, well-organized neighborhoods are pleasantly accented by the presence of large old trees lining the sidewalks and front steps of modern homes. This is what America is all about. For a slice of the dream, this is exactly where you want to be.

Central: If you want to know what its like to live somewhere, ask the locals. Central Union City has one of the lowest residential turnover rates in the country. When people move here, they stay here. That speaks volumes for the quality of living to be enjoyed in this location. This is an oasis of comfort and luxurious living. Remember those adobe houses from before? Now think bigger. Every house on this street doesn't cost a million bucks; in fact, most are very reasonable, but you may feel like they do.

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The neighborhoods of Union City are easily divided by the major exchanges that run through the city. To the west of I-880 is West Union City, representing the largest residential area within the city limits. This also includes the tiny offshoot of Hall Station. Between I-880 and Route 238 would be Central Union City, comprising the commercial center and majority of the apartments available. Straddling Route 238 is City Center. East Union City lies in the foothills of the local mountain ranges and is largely undeveloped, so it's perfect for hiking and camping adventures in March or September.

City Center: Located mostly to the west of Mission Blvd, City Center has a small commercial district. However, it is the geographic location that lends the neighborhood its name. Most of the homes here are small, single-family one- and two-bedroom houses and Spanish-inspired adobe homes with red tiled roofs, arranged together on shady streets. Every home, it seems, has three things: palm trees, a small well-manicured yard and a two-foot-tall picket fences painted a variety of colors.

Hall Station: Are you looking for a townhouse or, as they call them out west, row home? This is your spot. In fact, the vast majority of residential real estate here consists of apartment complexes and duplexes. What they don't mention in moving guides is that this entire area has a stunning view of mountain peaks year round.

West: Largely an extension of what you can find in Hall Station, consider West Union City an elaboration on that idea. What a lot of people don't think of when they think California is oak trees, but they're plentiful here. These secluded, well-organized neighborhoods are pleasantly accented by the presence of large old trees lining the sidewalks and front steps of modern homes. This is what America is all about. For a slice of the dream, this is exactly where you want to be.

Central: If you want to know what its like to live somewhere, ask the locals. Central Union City has one of the lowest residential turnover rates in the country. When people move here, they stay here. That speaks volumes for the quality of living to be enjoyed in this location. This is an oasis of comfort and luxurious living. Remember those adobe houses from before? Now think bigger. Every house on this street doesn't cost a million bucks; in fact, most are very reasonable, but you may feel like they do.

Living in Union City

Getting Around

As mentioned before, driving can get you to almost any kind of attraction you’re looking for. Outdoor activities are extremely popular and abundant in this region, and four wheels will get you there a lot quicker. However, having a vehicle is not an absolute necessity, not even a little. Public transit serves all of the surrounding metropolitan centers, and many residents choose to ditch the hassles of gas prices and insurance in favor of a BART card and a little pre-planning. Either way you choose to go, you won’t be trapped into just one option. If you’re heading into the city, the train is probably your best way to avoid congestion on city streets. If you’re looking to get away, crank up the sedan, mini van, jeep, etc. and get out there. For the most part, parking in Union City is reasonable, and most houses have their own driveways, so no worries there.

Nightlife

Jim’s Cocktail Lounge is the local favorite for social drinkers. With dart competitions, pool tournaments and all your friends, It’s like Cheers for the west coast. If you’re more into dance clubs and DJs, you’re right in the middle of a mecca for underground music and outrageous nightlife. San Francisco is world famous for its trendy clubs and next-level nightlife. Chances are that if anyone in Union City is partying, they’re taking a trip across the bay. If you’re into Latino music and salsa dancing, head south to Palo Alto, where Spanish culture is alive and well every weekend.

Local Events

Union City is not your grandmothers suburb. Hometown courtesy and community spirit are more evident here than in many other cities in the country, but it does’nt stop there. Innovation and growth is always on the city councils mind apparently. Take, for example, the standard 5k, which has evolved into a zombie-themed fun run. In September, the Taste of Union City festival offers not only food samples from the city, but also includes three stages of music, a parasol parade, cooking lessons and clowns. Yes, clowns. October brings the masquerade ball with dinner, dancing, cocktails and more than a little mystery.

Living in Union City
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Getting Around

As mentioned before, driving can get you to almost any kind of attraction you’re looking for. Outdoor activities are extremely popular and abundant in this region, and four wheels will get you there a lot quicker. However, having a vehicle is not an absolute necessity, not even a little. Public transit serves all of the surrounding metropolitan centers, and many residents choose to ditch the hassles of gas prices and insurance in favor of a BART card and a little pre-planning. Either way you choose to go, you won’t be trapped into just one option. If you’re heading into the city, the train is probably your best way to avoid congestion on city streets. If you’re looking to get away, crank up the sedan, mini van, jeep, etc. and get out there. For the most part, parking in Union City is reasonable, and most houses have their own driveways, so no worries there.

Nightlife

Jim’s Cocktail Lounge is the local favorite for social drinkers. With dart competitions, pool tournaments and all your friends, It’s like Cheers for the west coast. If you’re more into dance clubs and DJs, you’re right in the middle of a mecca for underground music and outrageous nightlife. San Francisco is world famous for its trendy clubs and next-level nightlife. Chances are that if anyone in Union City is partying, they’re taking a trip across the bay. If you’re into Latino music and salsa dancing, head south to Palo Alto, where Spanish culture is alive and well every weekend.

Local Events

Union City is not your grandmothers suburb. Hometown courtesy and community spirit are more evident here than in many other cities in the country, but it does’nt stop there. Innovation and growth is always on the city councils mind apparently. Take, for example, the standard 5k, which has evolved into a zombie-themed fun run. In September, the Taste of Union City festival offers not only food samples from the city, but also includes three stages of music, a parasol parade, cooking lessons and clowns. Yes, clowns. October brings the masquerade ball with dinner, dancing, cocktails and more than a little mystery.

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Union City
Union City's Sugar Mill Landing Park is the site of the Bay Area Flight 93 Memorial, which is a tribute to the passengers and crew who died on the hijacked flight on 9/11.
Union City's Sugar Mill Landing Park is the site of the Bay Area Flight 93 Memorial, which is a tribute to the passengers and crew who died on the hijacked flight on 9/11.

Union City is located at the crossroads of several major destinations in northern California. San Francisco, Berkeley, Oakland, San Jose, Fremont, Redwood City and the Central Valley are all within easy driving distance. With the BART line, even driving is optional, as public transit covers the majority of the area for easy access without having to deal with traffic. The location is outstanding, resting peacefully along the southeastern shore of the San Francisco Bay, which provides stunning views of the setting sun every evening.

Having trouble with Craigslist Union City? Can't find that special apartment for rent on Apartment Finder or Zillow? Apartment List is here to help!

Moving In

Heres the tricky part. California is many things, but it is not inexpensive. While these outlying communities are better than the metropolitan areas that surround them in terms of cost of living, you will still need a decent income to support yourself here. The local economy provides plenty of high-paying jobs that will usually only require a short commute. If possible, you will want to secure one of these before moving or, better yet, transfer. If this isnt possible, finding a low cost place to stay while you look is a perfectly valid option. Either way, be prepared to open your wallet. That being said, the draw of suburban life is that deals can be found. Whether you're doing an apartment search or looking for three-bedroom houses, you will get the most bang for your buck in places like Union City.

Moving In
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Heres the tricky part. California is many things, but it is not inexpensive. While these outlying communities are better than the metropolitan areas that surround them in terms of cost of living, you will still need a decent income to support yourself here. The local economy provides plenty of high-paying jobs that will usually only require a short commute. If possible, you will want to secure one of these before moving or, better yet, transfer. If this isnt possible, finding a low cost place to stay while you look is a perfectly valid option. Either way, be prepared to open your wallet. That being said, the draw of suburban life is that deals can be found. Whether you're doing an apartment search or looking for three-bedroom houses, you will get the most bang for your buck in places like Union City.

Neighborhoods

The neighborhoods of Union City are easily divided by the major exchanges that run through the city. To the west of I-880 is West Union City, representing the largest residential area within the city limits. This also includes the tiny offshoot of Hall Station. Between I-880 and Route 238 would be Central Union City, comprising the commercial center and majority of the apartments available. Straddling Route 238 is City Center. East Union City lies in the foothills of the local mountain ranges and is largely undeveloped, so it's perfect for hiking and camping adventures in March or September.

City Center: Located mostly to the west of Mission Blvd, City Center has a small commercial district. However, it is the geographic location that lends the neighborhood its name. Most of the homes here are small, single-family one- and two-bedroom houses and Spanish-inspired adobe homes with red tiled roofs, arranged together on shady streets. Every home, it seems, has three things: palm trees, a small well-manicured yard and a two-foot-tall picket fences painted a variety of colors.

Hall Station: Are you looking for a townhouse or, as they call them out west, row home? This is your spot. In fact, the vast majority of residential real estate here consists of apartment complexes and duplexes. What they don't mention in moving guides is that this entire area has a stunning view of mountain peaks year round.

West: Largely an extension of what you can find in Hall Station, consider West Union City an elaboration on that idea. What a lot of people don't think of when they think California is oak trees, but they're plentiful here. These secluded, well-organized neighborhoods are pleasantly accented by the presence of large old trees lining the sidewalks and front steps of modern homes. This is what America is all about. For a slice of the dream, this is exactly where you want to be.

Central: If you want to know what its like to live somewhere, ask the locals. Central Union City has one of the lowest residential turnover rates in the country. When people move here, they stay here. That speaks volumes for the quality of living to be enjoyed in this location. This is an oasis of comfort and luxurious living. Remember those adobe houses from before? Now think bigger. Every house on this street doesn't cost a million bucks; in fact, most are very reasonable, but you may feel like they do.

Neighborhoods
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The neighborhoods of Union City are easily divided by the major exchanges that run through the city. To the west of I-880 is West Union City, representing the largest residential area within the city limits. This also includes the tiny offshoot of Hall Station. Between I-880 and Route 238 would be Central Union City, comprising the commercial center and majority of the apartments available. Straddling Route 238 is City Center. East Union City lies in the foothills of the local mountain ranges and is largely undeveloped, so it's perfect for hiking and camping adventures in March or September.

City Center: Located mostly to the west of Mission Blvd, City Center has a small commercial district. However, it is the geographic location that lends the neighborhood its name. Most of the homes here are small, single-family one- and two-bedroom houses and Spanish-inspired adobe homes with red tiled roofs, arranged together on shady streets. Every home, it seems, has three things: palm trees, a small well-manicured yard and a two-foot-tall picket fences painted a variety of colors.

Hall Station: Are you looking for a townhouse or, as they call them out west, row home? This is your spot. In fact, the vast majority of residential real estate here consists of apartment complexes and duplexes. What they don't mention in moving guides is that this entire area has a stunning view of mountain peaks year round.

West: Largely an extension of what you can find in Hall Station, consider West Union City an elaboration on that idea. What a lot of people don't think of when they think California is oak trees, but they're plentiful here. These secluded, well-organized neighborhoods are pleasantly accented by the presence of large old trees lining the sidewalks and front steps of modern homes. This is what America is all about. For a slice of the dream, this is exactly where you want to be.

Central: If you want to know what its like to live somewhere, ask the locals. Central Union City has one of the lowest residential turnover rates in the country. When people move here, they stay here. That speaks volumes for the quality of living to be enjoyed in this location. This is an oasis of comfort and luxurious living. Remember those adobe houses from before? Now think bigger. Every house on this street doesn't cost a million bucks; in fact, most are very reasonable, but you may feel like they do.

Living in Union City

Getting Around

As mentioned before, driving can get you to almost any kind of attraction you’re looking for. Outdoor activities are extremely popular and abundant in this region, and four wheels will get you there a lot quicker. However, having a vehicle is not an absolute necessity, not even a little. Public transit serves all of the surrounding metropolitan centers, and many residents choose to ditch the hassles of gas prices and insurance in favor of a BART card and a little pre-planning. Either way you choose to go, you won’t be trapped into just one option. If you’re heading into the city, the train is probably your best way to avoid congestion on city streets. If you’re looking to get away, crank up the sedan, mini van, jeep, etc. and get out there. For the most part, parking in Union City is reasonable, and most houses have their own driveways, so no worries there.

Nightlife

Jim’s Cocktail Lounge is the local favorite for social drinkers. With dart competitions, pool tournaments and all your friends, It’s like Cheers for the west coast. If you’re more into dance clubs and DJs, you’re right in the middle of a mecca for underground music and outrageous nightlife. San Francisco is world famous for its trendy clubs and next-level nightlife. Chances are that if anyone in Union City is partying, they’re taking a trip across the bay. If you’re into Latino music and salsa dancing, head south to Palo Alto, where Spanish culture is alive and well every weekend.

Local Events

Union City is not your grandmothers suburb. Hometown courtesy and community spirit are more evident here than in many other cities in the country, but it does’nt stop there. Innovation and growth is always on the city councils mind apparently. Take, for example, the standard 5k, which has evolved into a zombie-themed fun run. In September, the Taste of Union City festival offers not only food samples from the city, but also includes three stages of music, a parasol parade, cooking lessons and clowns. Yes, clowns. October brings the masquerade ball with dinner, dancing, cocktails and more than a little mystery.

Living in Union City
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Getting Around

As mentioned before, driving can get you to almost any kind of attraction you’re looking for. Outdoor activities are extremely popular and abundant in this region, and four wheels will get you there a lot quicker. However, having a vehicle is not an absolute necessity, not even a little. Public transit serves all of the surrounding metropolitan centers, and many residents choose to ditch the hassles of gas prices and insurance in favor of a BART card and a little pre-planning. Either way you choose to go, you won’t be trapped into just one option. If you’re heading into the city, the train is probably your best way to avoid congestion on city streets. If you’re looking to get away, crank up the sedan, mini van, jeep, etc. and get out there. For the most part, parking in Union City is reasonable, and most houses have their own driveways, so no worries there.

Nightlife

Jim’s Cocktail Lounge is the local favorite for social drinkers. With dart competitions, pool tournaments and all your friends, It’s like Cheers for the west coast. If you’re more into dance clubs and DJs, you’re right in the middle of a mecca for underground music and outrageous nightlife. San Francisco is world famous for its trendy clubs and next-level nightlife. Chances are that if anyone in Union City is partying, they’re taking a trip across the bay. If you’re into Latino music and salsa dancing, head south to Palo Alto, where Spanish culture is alive and well every weekend.

Local Events

Union City is not your grandmothers suburb. Hometown courtesy and community spirit are more evident here than in many other cities in the country, but it does’nt stop there. Innovation and growth is always on the city councils mind apparently. Take, for example, the standard 5k, which has evolved into a zombie-themed fun run. In September, the Taste of Union City festival offers not only food samples from the city, but also includes three stages of music, a parasol parade, cooking lessons and clowns. Yes, clowns. October brings the masquerade ball with dinner, dancing, cocktails and more than a little mystery.

Rent Report
Union City

December 2020 Union City Rent Report

Welcome to the December 2020 Union City Rent Report. Union City rents declined over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Union City rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the metro, state, and nation.

Union City rents declined slightly over the past month

Union City rents have declined 0.2% over the past month, and have decreased sharply by 8.3% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Union City stand at $2,185 for a one-bedroom apartment and $2,273 for a two-bedroom. This is the seventh straight month that the city has seen rent decreases after an increase in April. Union City's year-over-year rent growth lags the state average of -5.2%, as well as the national average of -1.3%.

    Rents falling across the San Francisco Metro

    Rent prices have been decreasing not just in Union City over the past year, but across the entire metro. Of the largest 10 cities in the San Francisco metro for which we have data, all of them have seen prices drop. Here's a look at how rents compare across some of the largest cities in the metro.

    • Over the past year, San Francisco proper has seen the biggest rent drop in the metro, with a decline of 25.5%. Median two-bedrooms there cost $2,377, while one-bedrooms go for $2,054.
    • Dublin has the most expensive rents of the largest cities in the San Francisco metro, with a two-bedroom median of $3,228; rents went down 1.2% over the past month and 4.8% over the past year.
    • Oakland has the least expensive rents in the San Francisco metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,968; rents decreased 3.3% over the past month and 13.2% over the past year.

    Many large cities nationwide show more affordable rents compared to Union City

    As rents have fallen sharply in Union City, a few large cities nationwide have seen prices increase, in some cases substantially. Compared to most large cities across the country, Union City is less affordable for renters.

    • California as a whole has logged -5.2% year-over-year decline, while other cities across the state have seen rents significantly on the rise.
    • Union City's median two-bedroom rent of $2,273 is above the national average of $1,095. Nationwide, rents have fallen by 1.3% over the past year compared to the 8.3% decline in Union City.
    • While rents in Union City fell sharply over the past year, the city of Phoenix saw an increase of 3.9%.
    • Renters will generally find more expensive prices in Union City than most large cities. For example, Phoenix has a median 2BR rent of $1,154, where Union City is nearly 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.

    City
    Median 1BR Rent
    Median 2BR Rent
    M/M Rent Growth
    Y/Y Rent Growth
    San Francisco
    $2,050
    $2,380
    -3.4%
    -25.5%
    Oakland
    $1,660
    $1,970
    -3.3%
    -13.2%
    Fremont
    $2,300
    $2,690
    -1.9%
    -6.2%
    Hayward
    $1,950
    $2,180
    0.1%
    -2.8%
    San Mateo
    $2,100
    $2,850
    -2.2%
    -14.2%
    Redwood City
    $2,000
    $2,560
    -2.4%
    -18.1%
    Pleasanton
    $2,040
    $2,780
    -0.7%
    -2.5%
    Union City
    $2,180
    $2,270
    -0.2%
    -8.3%
    Walnut Creek
    $2,020
    $2,310
    -0.7%
    -4.2%
    Dublin
    $2,610
    $3,230
    -1.2%
    -4.8%
    Emeryville
    $2,400
    $3,350
    -2.1%
    -12.8%
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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 about the methodology on our blog.

    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.

    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.

    Read More

    December 2020 Union City Rent Report

    Welcome to the December 2020 Union City Rent Report. Union City rents declined over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Union City rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the metro, state, and nation.

    View full Rent Report

    December 2020 Union City Rent Report

    Welcome to the December 2020 Union City Rent Report. Union City rents declined over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Union City rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the metro, state, and nation.

    Union City rents declined slightly over the past month

    Union City rents have declined 0.2% over the past month, and have decreased sharply by 8.3% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Union City stand at $2,185 for a one-bedroom apartment and $2,273 for a two-bedroom. This is the seventh straight month that the city has seen rent decreases after an increase in April. Union City's year-over-year rent growth lags the state average of -5.2%, as well as the national average of -1.3%.

      Rents falling across the San Francisco Metro

      Rent prices have been decreasing not just in Union City over the past year, but across the entire metro. Of the largest 10 cities in the San Francisco metro for which we have data, all of them have seen prices drop. Here's a look at how rents compare across some of the largest cities in the metro.

      • Over the past year, San Francisco proper has seen the biggest rent drop in the metro, with a decline of 25.5%. Median two-bedrooms there cost $2,377, while one-bedrooms go for $2,054.
      • Dublin has the most expensive rents of the largest cities in the San Francisco metro, with a two-bedroom median of $3,228; rents went down 1.2% over the past month and 4.8% over the past year.
      • Oakland has the least expensive rents in the San Francisco metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,968; rents decreased 3.3% over the past month and 13.2% over the past year.

      Many large cities nationwide show more affordable rents compared to Union City

      As rents have fallen sharply in Union City, a few large cities nationwide have seen prices increase, in some cases substantially. Compared to most large cities across the country, Union City is less affordable for renters.

      • California as a whole has logged -5.2% year-over-year decline, while other cities across the state have seen rents significantly on the rise.
      • Union City's median two-bedroom rent of $2,273 is above the national average of $1,095. Nationwide, rents have fallen by 1.3% over the past year compared to the 8.3% decline in Union City.
      • While rents in Union City fell sharply over the past year, the city of Phoenix saw an increase of 3.9%.
      • Renters will generally find more expensive prices in Union City than most large cities. For example, Phoenix has a median 2BR rent of $1,154, where Union City is nearly 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.

      City
      Median 1BR Rent
      Median 2BR Rent
      M/M Rent Growth
      Y/Y Rent Growth
      San Francisco
      $2,050
      $2,380
      -3.4%
      -25.5%
      Oakland
      $1,660
      $1,970
      -3.3%
      -13.2%
      Fremont
      $2,300
      $2,690
      -1.9%
      -6.2%
      Hayward
      $1,950
      $2,180
      0.1%
      -2.8%
      San Mateo
      $2,100
      $2,850
      -2.2%
      -14.2%
      Redwood City
      $2,000
      $2,560
      -2.4%
      -18.1%
      Pleasanton
      $2,040
      $2,780
      -0.7%
      -2.5%
      Union City
      $2,180
      $2,270
      -0.2%
      -8.3%
      Walnut Creek
      $2,020
      $2,310
      -0.7%
      -4.2%
      Dublin
      $2,610
      $3,230
      -1.2%
      -4.8%
      Emeryville
      $2,400
      $3,350
      -2.1%
      -12.8%
      See More

      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 about the methodology on our blog.

      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.

      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.