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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.

Mosso Apartments - San Francisco, CA 94107
33

San Francisco, CA 94107

$2845 - $8192

0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

San Francisco, CA (South of Market)


$2845 - $8192

463 Units 0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Channel Mission Bay - San Francisco, CA 94158
16
(249)

San Francisco, CA 94158

$3558 - $23472

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

San Francisco, CA (Mission Bay)

(249)

$3558 - $23472

315 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

Fourth & U Apartments - Berkeley, CA 94710
16

Berkeley, CA 94710

$2697 - $4295

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Berkeley, CA (Aquatic Park, West Berkeley)


$2697 - $4295

171 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Avenue 64 - Emeryville, CA 94608
16
(93)

Emeryville, CA 94608

$2155 - $5496

0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Emeryville, CA (Aquatic Park)

(93)

$2155 - $5496

227 Units 0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Fox Plaza - San Francisco, CA 94102
23

San Francisco, CA 94102

$3039 - $4679

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

San Francisco, CA (Civic Center)


$3039 - $4679

443 Units 0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Bennett Lofts - San Francisco, CA 94107
32

San Francisco, CA 94107

$3254 - $5896

0-1 Bed 1-2 Baths

San Francisco, CA (South of Market)


$3254 - $5896

165 Units 0-1 Bed 1-2 Baths

South Beach Marina Apartments - San Francisco, CA 94107
27
(2)

San Francisco, CA 94107

$3450 - $5650

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

San Francisco, CA (South Beach)

(2)

$3450 - $5650

414 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Strata at Mission Bay - San Francisco, CA 94158
8
(54)

San Francisco, CA 94158

$2750 - $4787

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

San Francisco, CA (Mission Bay)

(54)

$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

Soma Residences - San Francisco, CA 94103
25

San Francisco, CA 94103

$2632 - $3702

0-1 Bed 1 Bath

San Francisco, CA (South of Market)


$2632 - $3702

278 Units 0-1 Bed 1 Bath

Berkeley Apartments - Berkeleyan - Berkeley, CA 94704
10

Berkeley, CA 94704

Contact for Pricing

1-2 Beds 1 Bath

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


Contact for Pricing

56 Units 1-2 Beds 1 Bath

Argenta - San Francisco, CA 94102
22

San Francisco, CA 94102

$3885 - $6388

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

San Francisco, CA (Civic Center, NOMA)


$3885 - $6388

179 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Berkeley Apartments - Bachenheimer - Berkeley, CA 94704
8

Berkeley, CA 94704

Contact for Pricing

1-2 Beds 1 Bath

Berkeley, CA (Downtown, UC Campus Area)


Contact for Pricing

44 Units 1-2 Beds 1 Bath

Potrero Launch - San Francisco, CA 94107
26

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

Bay Street - Emeryville, CA 94608
20

Emeryville, CA 94608

$2676 - $3930

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Emeryville, CA (Aquatic Park)


$2676 - $3930

284 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

2175 Market - San Francisco, CA 94114
6

San Francisco, CA 94114

$3425 - $6422

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

San Francisco, CA (Castro, Mastro)


$3425 - $6422

88 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Varsity Berkeley - Berkeley, CA 94704
23

Berkeley, CA 94704

$2500 - $5175

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Berkeley, CA (Downtown)


$2500 - $5175

81 Units 1-3 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

$2505 - $4285

0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Emeryville, CA (Aquatic Park)


$2505 - $4285

173 Units 0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

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