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Overview of Oakland

Throughout the diverse city of Oakland, you will find that more than 100 different languages and dialects are spoken. In the area, Oakland apartments for rent are located throughout hillside neighborhoods, along the waterfront and within the center of the city. Just 12 miles away from San Francisco, the Bay brings mild temperatures that teeter between the 50s and 60s through winter and spring and maintain an average of 70 in the summer and fall.

Living in Oakland

Downtown apartments for rent in Oakland are located where everything is happening. With a vibrant nightlife and great cultural venues, the core of the city is beginning to thrive. Events such as the Annual Art & Soul Oakland attract both music and food lovers for two days of live music, incredible art and food on the go.

Some of the most well-known and popular neighborhoods for Oakland apartments for rent include Montclair, Rockridge and Piedmont. You may also want to consider Glenview, which is located in the Oakland foothills. The neighborhood maintains a thriving business district with many shopping and dining options. Here, you will find plenty of subdivision living.

Oakland Apartments and Cost of Living

The cost of living in Oakland is 3.9 percent greater than the average in California. With median rental rates that are 17 percent less expensive than the California average, there are many affordable apartments for rent in Oakland to choose from.

You will have no trouble finding low income housing options through the Oakland Housing Authority (OHA). Considered to be one of the leading housing authorities in the country, OHA provides both public housing and a Section 8 Choice Housing Voucher Program. They maintain over 3,000 Oakland apartments for rent located within 12 different developments throughout the city.

Apartments in Oakland Work and Study

Fortune 500 company Clorox has its headquarters in Oakland. The unemployment rate in Oakland has been on a downward slope since August 2010 when it reached 17.5 percent. By December 2012, residents of Oakland apartments for rent saw that figure drop to 12.5 percent.

There are several different colleges located within Oakland, so apartments in Oakland are easy to come by as the school year ends. Some key schools to take notice of if you are considering furthering your education include Patten University, California College of Arts and Samuel Merritt College.

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Oakland, CA 94612

From $2352

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Oakland, CA (Central Oakland, Uptown)

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Oakland, CA 94606

From $2204

1-2 Beds1 Bath

Oakland, CA (Merritt, San Antonio)


From $2204

1-2 Beds1 Bath
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Oakland, CA 94619

$2538 - $5253

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Oakland, CA (North Oakland, Shafter)


$2538 - $5253

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths
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Oakland, CA 94607

From $2480

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Oakland, CA (Central Oakland, Produce and Waterfront)


From $2480

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths
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Oakland, CA (Central Emeryville, Emeryville)


From $2475

1 Bed1 Bath
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Oakland, CA 94606

$1495 - $1895

Studio-1 Bed1 Bath

Oakland, CA (Merritt, San Antonio)


$1495 - $1895

Studio-1 Bed1 Bath
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Oakland, CA 94606

$1595 - $1750

1 Bed1 Bath

Oakland, CA (Clinton, San Antonio)


$1595 - $1750

1 Bed1 Bath
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Oakland, CA 94606

$1695 - $2395

Studio-2 Beds1 Bath

Oakland, CA (Clinton, San Antonio)


$1695 - $2395

Studio-2 Beds1 Bath
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Oakland, CA 94621

$1695

1 Bed1 Bath

Oakland, CA (Central East Oakland, Seminary)


$1695

1 Bed1 Bath
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Emeryville, CA 94608

$2395 - $4095

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Emeryville, CA (Central Emeryville, Emeryville)


$2395 - $4095

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths
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Emeryville, CA 94608

From $2838

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Emeryville, CA (Bayfront and Peninsula, Emeryville)


From $2838

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths
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Emeryville, CA 94608

$2502 - $4585

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Emeryville, CA (Bayfront and Peninsula, Emeryville)

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$2502 - $4585

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths
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Berkeley, CA 94702

$2585 - $5375

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Berkeley, CA (Berkeley, West Berkeley)


$2585 - $5375

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths
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Berkeley, CA 94704

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Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Berkeley, CA (Berkeley, South Berkeley)


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Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths
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Berkeley, CA 94704

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1-3 Beds1 Bath

Berkeley, CA (Berkeley, Southside)


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1-3 Beds1 Bath
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Berkeley, CA 94710

From $2630

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Berkeley, CA (Berkeley, West Berkeley)


From $2630

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths
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Berkeley, CA 94704

From $2672

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Berkeley, CA (Berkeley, North Berkeley)

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San Francisco, CA 94107

$3400 - $5450

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

San Francisco, CA (South Beach, Southeast San Francisco)

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$3400 - $5450

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths
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San Francisco, CA 94107

From $2510

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

San Francisco, CA (South Beach, Southeast San Francisco)

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From $2510

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths
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San Francisco, CA 94105

$3075 - $7010

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

San Francisco, CA (South Beach, Southeast San Francisco)

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$3075 - $7010

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths