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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.

Berkeley Apartments - Bachenheimer - Berkeley, CA 94704
8

Berkeley, CA 94704

$2895 - $3660

1-2 Beds 1 Bath

Berkeley, CA (Downtown, UC Campus Area)


$2895 - $3660

44 Units 1-2 Beds 1 Bath

100 Van Ness - San Francisco, CA 94102
20

San Francisco, CA 94102

$3030 - $5600

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

San Francisco, CA (Civic Center, NOMA)


$3030 - $5600

421 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

Bay Street - Emeryville, CA 94608
20

Emeryville, CA 94608

$2870 - $4173

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Emeryville, CA (Aquatic Park)


$2870 - $4173

284 Units 1-2 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

Berkeley Apartments - ARTech - Berkeley, CA 94704
12

Berkeley, CA 94704

$3755 - $5095

1-3 Beds 1 Bath

Berkeley Apartments - Fine Arts - Berkeley, CA 94704
9

Berkeley, CA 94704

$2630 - $3610

0-2 Beds 1 Bath

Berkeley, CA (Downtown, UC Campus Area)


$2630 - $3610

100 Units 0-2 Beds 1 Bath

Varsity Berkeley - Berkeley, CA 94704
9

Berkeley, CA 94704

$2400 - $4600

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Bayside Village - San Francisco, CA 94107
26

San Francisco, CA 94107

$2568 - $5631

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

San Francisco, CA (South Beach)


$2568 - $5631

862 Units 0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

SoMa Square Apartments - San Francisco, CA 94107
34

San Francisco, CA 94107

$3294 - $5075

0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

San Francisco, CA (Financial District South, South Beach)


$3294 - $5075

410 Units 0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Berkeley Apartments - Touriel - Berkeley, CA 94704
9

Berkeley, CA 94704

$2610 - $3760

1-2 Beds 1 Bath

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

Geary Courtyard - San Francisco, CA 94102
20

San Francisco, CA 94102

$2611 - $3237

0-1 Bed 1 Bath

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


$2611 - $3237

164 Units 0-1 Bed 1 Bath

The Terraces - San Francisco, CA 94109
19

San Francisco, CA 94109

$2531 - $2541

0-1 Bed 1 Bath

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


$2531 - $2541

117 Units 0-1 Bed 1 Bath

77 Bluxome Apartments - San Francisco, CA 94107
13

San Francisco, CA 94107

$2481 - $2524

0 Bed 1 Bath

San Francisco, CA (Mission Bay, South of Market)


$2481 - $2524

102 Units 0 Bed 1 Bath

1122U - Berkeley, CA 94702
37

Berkeley, CA 94702

$2100 - $6000

0-5 Beds 1-4 Baths

Berkeley, CA (West Berkeley)


$2100 - $6000

84 Units 0-5 Beds 1-4 Baths

Artistry Emeryville - Emeryville, CA 94608
21

Emeryville, CA 94608

$2049 - $3829

0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Emeryville, CA (Aquatic Park)


$2049 - $3829

261 Units 0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Woodchase - San Leandro, CA 94578
12
(27)

San Leandro, CA 94578

$1350 - $1850

0-2 Beds 1 Bath

San Leandro, CA (Bal, Halcyon District)

(27)

$1350 - $1850

186 Units 0-2 Beds 1 Bath

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