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Average Rent in Oakland, CA

Avg. RentAnnual Change
Oakland Studio - $2,098-13%
Oakland 1 Bed - $2,319-19%
Oakland 2 Beds - $3,238-24%
Last updated 6/18/2024

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Local Reviews

It's close to a lot of good stores and restaurants. It's safe to walk around during the day. The weather is good.

My neighborhood is safe and I can allow my kids to play outside without constant supervision. I feel safe walking around and the people are friendly and diverse.

I currently reside in the Lake Merritt/Uptown district of Oakland. I am within walking distance of the courthouse; yet there is no noticable increase of police presence. The crime level is currently low (as far as I've been informed). I do reside in an older building which at one point may have been the apple of many eyes. But now it is saved mainly because it provides affordable rent for many who would not otherwise be able to afford such placement.

I like living next to the reseve area. I get to see various persns and groups who use the area to gather and go for hikes. The local businesses include pizza, grocery, sandwich shops where I can meet my friends.

I honestly drive to Alameda for everything. The Quikstop on the corner isn't exacly a family haunt. The Lake Merritt neighborhood is noce, though it is not my neighborhood.

We have a McDonald's so that is the best we can ask .The bars are very less but we have nice restaurant that sell beer.

Demographics

Education

High School

35%

Associate's

24%

Bachelor's

26%

Master's

13%

Doctorate

3%

Family Size

2 people

40%

3 people

25%

4 people

19%

5 people

9%

6+ people

7%

Household Income

0-50k

37%

50-100k

25%

100-150k

15%

150-200k

9%

200k+

14%

Age

0-10

11%

10-20

10%

20-45

41%

45-65

24%

65+

13%

Affordability

Percentage: 2/52/5

Renters gave this area a 2 out of 5 for affordability

Last updated 6/18/2024

*The rent information included in this summary is based on a median calculation of multifamily rental property inventory on Apartment Guide and Rent.com over the past 12-months and is for illustrative purposes only. This information does not constitute a pricing guarantee or financial advice related to the rental market.

Rent Trends

Average rent in Oakland, CA

In Oakland, CA, as of 2024, the average rent for apartments ranges from $2,098 to $3,238. Specifically, the average rent for a studio apartment in Oakland, CA is $2,098. For those seeking a 1-bedroom apartments, the average rent is $2,319. And for a 2-bedroom apartment, renters can expect to pay an average of $3,238.

Annual Rent Change Over the Past 12 Months

Studio

-13%

Changed from $2,411 to $2,098
1 Bed

-19%

Changed from $2,863 to $2,319
2 Beds

-24%

Changed from $4,261 to $3,238
Last updated 6/18/2024

Rent Ranges

Apartment PricesProportion
0%
1%
9%
35%
55%

Compare Other Cities

CityStudio Avg RentAnnual Change
San Carlos$3,025-9%
Redwood City$2,954-1%
San Francisco$2,941+3%
Menlo Park$2,915+39%
Pacifica$2,780+10%
Mountain View$2,729+12%
Alameda$2,620+8%
Union City$2,592+3%
Pleasanton$2,562-3%
Milpitas$2,4250%
Fairfield$2,399-19%
Palo Alto$2,390-25%
San Jose$2,361-7%
Fremont$2,275+1%
Walnut Creek$2,255-4%
Hayward$2,200--
Berkeley$2,114-4%
San Mateo$2,110-5%
Vacaville$2,099+9%
Sunnyvale$2,097-1%
Daly City$2,007-9%
Santa Clara$1,950-7%
Livermore$1,739-35%
Tracy$1,680-37%
Napa$1,500--
City1 Bed Avg RentAnnual Change
San Francisco$3,593+2%
Redwood City$3,437+1%
Mountain View$3,095-10%
Santa Clara$2,990-6%
Sunnyvale$2,899-4%
Pacifica$2,862+3%
Union City$2,835+9%
San Jose$2,766+1%
Livermore$2,739+12%
Milpitas$2,725-6%
San Mateo$2,7160%
Palo Alto$2,705-32%
Berkeley$2,651-4%
Napa$2,599+2%
Walnut Creek$2,545+3%
Hayward$2,400+15%
Pleasanton$2,400-12%
San Carlos$2,395--
Fremont$2,387-1%
Daly City$2,358-8%
Alameda$2,350-23%
Tracy$2,250+10%
Vacaville$2,0860%
Fairfield$1,750-5%
City2 Beds Avg RentAnnual Change
Menlo Park$5,140+14%
San Francisco$4,863+1%
Pleasanton$4,767+32%
Sunnyvale$4,110+8%
Santa Clara$4,037+1%
Redwood City$3,876-6%
San Carlos$3,850+15%
San Mateo$3,625+3%
Milpitas$3,600-5%
Berkeley$3,590-43%
Mountain View$3,495-15%
Pacifica$3,441+9%
San Jose$3,3730%
Daly City$3,335+8%
Palo Alto$3,320-10%
Walnut Creek$3,230-1%
Alameda$3,074-7%
Union City$3,053+4%
Livermore$2,9400%
Fremont$2,8970%
Tracy$2,890+26%
Napa$2,789-10%
Hayward$2,734+5%
Vacaville$2,335+1%
Fairfield$2,050-12%

Compare Neighborhoods

Elmhurst

$995

1 Bed Avg. Rent

Ivy Hill

$1,650

1 Bed Avg. Rent

Prescott

$1,665

1 Bed Avg. Rent

What are the most affordable neighborhoods in Oakland, CA?

For renters in Oakland seeking more affordable options, the neighborhoods to watch are Elmhurst, Ivy Hill, and Prescott, where average rents for 1-bedroom apartments stand at $995, $1,650, and $1,665 respectively. Additional areas offering value are Lower Bottoms and North Oakland, where the rents are $1,665 and $1,695, a favorable comparison to Oakland's overall 1-bedroom average of $2,319.

What are the most expensive neighborhoods in Oakland, CA?

In Oakland, the neighborhoods commanding the highest rents are Merritt, Oaksterdam, and Produce and Waterfront. A 1-bedroom apartment in Merritt averages at $4,550, in Oaksterdam it averages $3,156, and in Produce and Waterfront, the average is $3,132. For additional high-end living options, Broadway Valdez District offers 1-bedroom apartments at $2,655, and North Hills at $2,495. These rates compare to the overall average rent of $2,319 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Oakland, highlighting the premium nature of these specific neighborhoods.

What are the most popular neighborhoods in Oakland, CA?

In Oakland, the most sought-after neighborhoods for renters include Lakeshore, Grand Lake, and Highland of Adams Point. In Lakeshore, the average rent for a 1-bedroom apartment is $2,095. Grand Lake sees average rents of $2,195 for a 1-bedroom unit. Highland of Adams Point offers similar appeal with 1-bedroom apartments averaging $2,395. For those seeking other popular areas, Adams Point presents 1-bedroom apartments at $1,745, and Trestle Glen at $1,900. These prices are set against the backdrop of the city-wide average of $2,319 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Oakland, underscoring the popularity of these particular neighborhoods.

NeighborhoodStudio Avg RentAnnual Change
Produce and Waterfront$2,631--
Oaksterdam$2,424-1%
North Oakland$2,185+15%
Piedmont Avenue$2,185--
Civic Center$2,176-11%
San Antonio$2,145--
Cleveland Heights$2,145--
Downtown$1,980-16%
Uptown$1,948-30%
Clinton$1,901-9%
Broadway Valdez District$1,855-40%
South Hills$1,800--
Lower Hills District$1,795--
Grand Lake$1,795--
Elmhurst$1,675--
Adams Point$1,625--
Central East Oakland$1,5950%
Seminary$1,5950%
North Hills$1,550-38%
Harrison St-Oakland Ave$1,5000%
Ivy Hill$1,450--
Lakeside Apartments District$1,375-21%
Neighborhood1 Bed Avg RentAnnual Change
Oaksterdam$3,156-13%
Produce and Waterfront$3,132--
Broadway Valdez District$2,655-23%
North Hills$2,495--
Claremont Elmwood$2,495--
Civic Center$2,477-14%
Uptown$2,434-25%
Downtown$2,395-23%
Highland of Adams Point$2,3950%
Temescal$2,375-4%
Longfellow$2,375--
Chinatown$2,250+25%
Lower Hills District$2,195+13%
Grand Lake$2,195+16%
West Oakland$2,100-5%
Lakeshore$2,095--
Fruitvale$2,045+21%
Shafter$2,000--
South Hills$2,000--
Harrison St-Oakland Ave$1,995+18%
Trestle Glen$1,900--
Central East Oakland$1,895--
Seminary$1,895--
Piedmont Avenue$1,850--
Maxwell Park$1,845--
Cleveland Heights$1,795-22%
San Antonio$1,7630%
Clinton$1,7630%
Adams Point$1,745-27%
Lakeside Apartments District$1,699-15%
North Oakland$1,695-11%
Mosswood$1,695--
Fremont$1,695--
Prescott$1,665--
Lower Bottoms$1,665--
Ivy Hill$1,650--
Elmhurst$995-27%
Neighborhood2 Beds Avg RentAnnual Change
Merritt$4,750+86%
Claremont Elmwood$4,495+39%
San Antonio$4,397+109%
Produce and Waterfront$3,917--
Oaksterdam$3,800-21%
Lower Hills District$3,745--
Grand Lake$3,745--
Downtown$3,725-19%
Broadway Valdez District$3,714-33%
Uptown$3,626-34%
Civic Center$3,578-8%
Upper Laurel$3,500--
Jingletown$3,400--
Shafter$3,245--
North Hills$3,200-50%
Montclair$3,200--
Highland of Adams Point$3,145+2%
Adams Point$3,095+4%
Lakeshore$3,095--
Lakeside Apartments District$2,642--
Fremont$2,565--
Cleveland Heights$2,375-41%
North Oakland$2,300-13%
Piedmont Avenue$2,300--
Longfellow$2,300--
West Oakland$2,295--
Oak Center$2,295--
Clinton$2,217--
Harrison St-Oakland Ave$2,195-8%
Central East Oakland$2,195-10%
Seminary$2,195--
Ivy Hill$2,145+8%
Temescal$2,100-37%
Mosswood$1,995--
Fruitvale$1,950-35%
Eastmont$1,950--
Castlemont$1,695--
Elmhurst$1,495-8%

Transportation

Commute Time

0-15 Mins

15%

15-30 Mins

32%

30-40 Mins

18%

40-60 Mins

19%

60+ Mins

16%

Transportation Scores

Percentage: 8383

Walk Score®

Walkable

Yes

Say 41 of 66 renters

Has Sidewalks

Yes

Say 51 of 66 renters

Percentage: 7474

Bike Score®

Bike Friendly

Yes

Say 43 of 66 renters

Percentage: 6363

Transit Score®

They Are Located Near Public Transportation

Yes

Say 52 of 66 renters

Need A Car

Yes

Say 33 of 66 renters

Area Amenities

Top Score

Coffee

4/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Oakland is espresso-ing itself in all the right ways.

  1. Few coffee shops per resident
  2. Significantly more coffee shops than average
  3. 19% more coffee shops than areas of a similar size

Health and Fitness

4/5 stars based on undefined reviews

A strong score for fitness in Oakland.

  1. A high number of gyms per resident
  2. Significantly more gyms than average
  3. 23% more gyms than areas of a similar size

Pet Services

3.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Sit. Stay. Good boy. Oakland is a good place for pets.

  1. Few pet facilities per resident
  2. Significantly more pet facilities than average
  3. 42% fewer pet facilities than areas of a similar size

Grocery Stores

3/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Things are looking up, there's supermarkets to be found 'round here.

  1. A high number of grocery stores per resident
  2. Significantly more grocery stores than average
  3. 82% more grocery stores than areas of a similar size

Restaurants

3/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The restaurant scene here is really cooking with gas.

  1. Few restaurants per resident
  2. Significantly more restaurants than average
  3. 10% more restaurants than areas of a similar size

Nightlife

3/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Happy hour starts at six around here.

  1. A high number of bars and clubs per resident
  2. Significantly more bars and clubs than average
  3. 30% more bars and clubs than areas of a similar size

Parks

3/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Oakland is shrubby, not shabby.

  1. A high number of parks per resident
  2. Significantly more parks than average
  3. 34% more parks than areas of a similar size

Fine Arts

3/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Oakland has the right frame of mind for art.

  1. A high number of fine art centers per resident
  2. Significantly more fine art centers than average
  3. 68% more fine art centers than areas of a similar size

Gas Stations

3/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Bumper sticker city. This place is good for filling up.

  1. Few gas stations per resident
  2. Significantly more gas stations than average
  3. 10% more gas stations than areas of a similar size

Retail Shops

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The shopping scene here is a size medium.

  1. Few shops per resident
  2. Significantly more shops than average
  3. 25% fewer shops than areas of a similar size

Medical Care

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Healthcare in Oakland doesn't tip the scales.

  1. Few medical facilities per resident
  2. Significantly more medical facilities than average
  3. 31% fewer medical facilities than areas of a similar size

Area Features

Noise Late At Night

No

Say 51 of 66 renters

Area Has Litter

No

Say 50 of 66 renters

Good Place To Raise A Family

Yes

Say 49 of 66 renters

Busy Streets

No

Say 44 of 66 renters

Near Grocery Stores

Yes

Say 44 of 66 renters

Nearby Parks

Yes

Say 44 of 66 renters

Near Schools

Yes

Say 43 of 66 renters

Pet Friendly

Yes

Say 42 of 66 renters

Area Has Potholes

No

Say 38 of 66 renters

Mostly Older Buildings

No

Say 37 of 66 renters

Tree Lined Streets

Yes

Say 37 of 66 renters

Near Highways

Yes

Say 36 of 66 renters

Safe For Families

Yes

Say 36 of 66 renters

Quiet Area

No

Say 34 of 66 renters

Near Downtown

No

Say 36 of 66 renters

Maintained Yards

No

Say 39 of 66 renters

Area Has Kids Play Outside

No

Say 40 of 66 renters

Well Lit

No

Say 40 of 66 renters

Nice Views

No

Say 42 of 66 renters

Mostly Newer Buildings

No

Say 59 of 66 renters

Schools

Percentage: 3/53/5

School Score

How satisfied do renters feel with the schools in this area.

Top Schools in Oakland

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About

Oakland, CA

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.

Oakland Neighborhood Guides

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