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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.

Strata at Mission Bay - San Francisco, CA 94158
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(52)

San Francisco, CA 94158

$2750 - $4787

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

San Francisco, CA (Mission Bay)

(52)

$2750 - $4787

192 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

The Higby - Berkeley, CA 94702
4

Berkeley, CA 94702

$2200 - $4450

0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Berkeley, CA (Southwest Berkeley)


$2200 - $4450

0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

NEMA - San Francisco, CA 94103
65

San Francisco, CA 94103

$3260 - $7335

0-3 Beds 1-3 Baths

San Francisco, CA (South of Market)


$3260 - $7335

754 Units 0-3 Beds 1-3 Baths

Argenta - San Francisco, CA 94102
22

San Francisco, CA 94102

$3981 - $7040

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

San Francisco, CA (Civic Center, NOMA)


$3981 - $7040

179 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Potrero Launch - San Francisco, CA 94107
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San Francisco, CA 94107

Contact for Pricing

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

San Francisco, CA (Central Waterfront)


Contact for Pricing

196 Units 0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

MB360 - San Francisco, CA 94158
18

San Francisco, CA 94158

$3201 - $5091

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

San Francisco, CA (Mission Bay)


$3201 - $5091

188 Units 0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Berkeley Apartments - Berkeleyan - Berkeley, CA 94704
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Berkeley, CA 94704

$3475 - $3835

1-2 Beds 1 Bath

Berkeley, CA (North Berkeley, UC Berkeley...)


$3475 - $3835

56 Units 1-2 Beds 1 Bath

Carmel Rincon - San Francisco, CA 94105
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(154)

San Francisco, CA 94105

$3780 - $5950

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

San Francisco, CA (Embarcadero, South Beach)

(154)

$3780 - $5950

320 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Berkeley Apartments - Gaia - Berkeley, CA 94704
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Berkeley, CA 94704

$2695 - $2795

1-3 Beds 1 Bath

Berkeley, CA (Downtown, UC Campus Area)


$2695 - $2795

91 Units 1-3 Beds 1 Bath

Berkeley Apartments - ARTech - Berkeley, CA 94704
12

Berkeley, CA 94704

$4010 - $4920

1-3 Beds 1 Bath

Bayside Village - San Francisco, CA 94107
26

San Francisco, CA 94107

$2908 - $8295

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

San Francisco, CA (South Beach)


$2908 - $8295

862 Units 0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Marina Bay Rentals - Richmond, CA 94804
27

Richmond, CA 94804

$2000 - $2700

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Parc on Powell - Emeryville, CA 94608
17

Emeryville, CA 94608

$2825 - $4180

0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Emeryville, CA (Aquatic Park)


$2825 - $4180

173 Units 0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Bay Street - Emeryville, CA 94608
20

Emeryville, CA 94608

$2677 - $3445

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Emeryville, CA (Aquatic Park)


$2677 - $3445

284 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Parkside Commons - San Leandro, CA 94578
35

San Leandro, CA 94578

$1750 - $3000

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

San Leandro, CA (Bal, Halcyon District)


$1750 - $3000

300 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

The Pinnacle at Nob Hill - San Francisco, CA 94108
11

San Francisco, CA 94108

$2350 - $4250

0-1 Bed 1 Bath

San Francisco, CA (Downtown, Lower Nob Hill...)


$2350 - $4250

205 Units 0-1 Bed 1 Bath

Varsity Berkeley - Berkeley, CA 94704
23

Berkeley, CA 94704

$2600 - $5275

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Berkeley, CA (Downtown)


$2600 - $5275

81 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Geary Courtyard - San Francisco, CA 94102
20

San Francisco, CA 94102

$2816 - $3408

0-1 Bed 1 Bath

San Francisco, CA (Downtown, NOMA...)


$2816 - $3408

164 Units 0-1 Bed 1 Bath

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