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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.

South Shore Beach And Tennis Club - Alameda, CA 94501
19

Alameda, CA 94501

$1745 - $3608

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Alameda, CA (South Shore, West End)


$1745 - $3608

450 Units 0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Avenue 64 - Emeryville, CA 94608
16
(99)

Emeryville, CA 94608

$2135 - $4401

0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Emeryville, CA (Aquatic Park)

(99)

$2135 - $4401

227 Units 0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Courtyards at 65th Street - Emeryville, CA 94608
20

Emeryville, CA 94608

$1875 - $3330

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Emeryville, CA (Aquatic Park)


$1875 - $3330

331 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Library Gardens - Berkeley, CA 94704
17

Berkeley, CA 94704

$2150 - $4100

1-2 Beds 1 Bath

Berkeley, CA (Downtown)


$2150 - $4100

176 Units 1-2 Beds 1 Bath

Berkeley Central - Berkeley, CA 94704
40

Berkeley, CA 94704

$2500 - $6300

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Berkeley, CA (Downtown)


$2500 - $6300

143 Units 0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Fourth & U Apartments - Berkeley, CA 94710
16

Berkeley, CA 94710

$2343 - $3624

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Berkeley, CA (Aquatic Park, West Berkeley)


$2343 - $3624

171 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

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

Bennett Lofts - San Francisco, CA 94107
33

San Francisco, CA 94107

$3188 - $4556

0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

San Francisco, CA (South of Market)


$3188 - $4556

165 Units 0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Edgewater - San Francisco, CA 94158
16

San Francisco, CA 94158

$3258 - $16247

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

San Francisco, CA (Mission Bay)


$3258 - $16247

193 Units 0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Fox Plaza - San Francisco, CA 94102
20

San Francisco, CA 94102

$3077 - $4679

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

San Francisco, CA (Civic Center)


$3077 - $4679

443 Units 0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Channel Mission Bay - San Francisco, CA 94158
16
(226)

San Francisco, CA 94158

$3750 - $13735

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

San Francisco, CA (Mission Bay)

(226)

$3750 - $13735

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

Emme - Emeryville, CA 94608
19

Emeryville, CA 94608

$2328 - $3800

0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Emeryville, CA (Aquatic Park)


$2328 - $3800

190 Units 0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

2000 Post - San Francisco, CA 94115
16
(375)

San Francisco, CA 94115

$2771 - $7501

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

San Francisco, CA (Lower Pacific Heights)

(375)

$2771 - $7501

304 Units 0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Woodside - San Leandro, CA 94577
16
(4)

San Leandro, CA 94577

$1585 - $2165

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

San Leandro, CA (Creekside, Northeast San Leandro)

(4)

$1585 - $2165

96 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

SOMA at 788 - San Francisco, CA 94107
23
(71)

San Francisco, CA 94107

$2556 - $5021

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

San Francisco, CA (South of Market)

(71)

$2556 - $5021

160 Units 0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Civic Plaza - El Cerrito, CA 94530
7
(6)

El Cerrito, CA 94530

$1625 - $2025

1-2 Beds 1 Bath

El Cerrito, CA (Midtown)

(6)

$1625 - $2025

162 Units 1-2 Beds 1 Bath

Point Alameda Apartments - Alameda, CA 94501
1
(11)

Alameda, CA 94501

$1650 - $2400

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Alameda, CA (West End)

(11)

$1650 - $2400

144 Units 0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Avalon Berkeley - Berkeley, CA 94710
35

Berkeley, CA 94710

$3080 - $3295

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Berkeley, CA (Aquatic Park, West Berkeley)


$3080 - $3295

94 Units 0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

388 Beale - San Francisco, CA 94105
16
(238)

San Francisco, CA 94105

$3808 - $16194

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

San Francisco, CA (Financial District South, Rincon Hill...)

(238)

$3808 - $16194

227 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

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