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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.

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1232 East 19th Street

Oakland, CA 94606

$1,725+

Studio-3 Beds1 Bath

1232 East 19th Street

Oakland, CA (Clinton, San Antonio)


$1,725+

Studio-3 Beds1 Bath
18
1852 East 25th Street A-F

Oakland, CA 94606

$1,950

2 Beds1 Bath

1852 East 25th Street A-F

Oakland, CA (Highland Terrace, San Antonio)


$1,950

2 Beds1 Bath
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2711 23rd Avenue 01-12

Oakland, CA 94606

$2,195

2 Beds1 Bath

2711 23rd Avenue 01-12

Oakland, CA (Highland Terrace, San Antonio)


$2,195

2 Beds1 Bath
11
2401 Bartlett Street A-F

Oakland, CA 94601

$2,300

2 Beds1 Bath

2401 Bartlett Street A-F

Oakland, CA (Fruitvale)


$2,300

2 Beds1 Bath
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2619 High Street 01-12

Oakland, CA 94619

$1,750+

1-2 Beds1 Bath

2619 High Street 01-12

Oakland, CA (Allendale, Fruitvale)


$1,750+

1-2 Beds1 Bath
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1733 Seminary Ave.

Oakland, CA 94621

$2,330

2 Beds1 Bath

1733 Seminary Ave.

Oakland, CA (Central East Oakland, Seminary)


$2,330

2 Beds1 Bath
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Summer House Apartments
5

Alameda, CA 94501

$2,300+

1-4 Beds1-2 Baths

10+ Units Available

Summer House Apartments

Alameda, CA (West End)

(5)

$2,300+

1-4 Beds1-2 Baths
10+ Units Available
7
AVE Emeryville at Bay Street

Emeryville, CA 94608

$2,826+

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

6 Units Available

AVE Emeryville at Bay Street

Emeryville, CA (Bayfront and Peninsula)


$2,826+

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths
6 Units Available
4
The Higby

Berkeley, CA 94702

$2,725+

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

10+ Units Available

The Higby

Berkeley, CA (West Berkeley)


$2,725+

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths
10+ Units Available
Parker Berkeley
46

Berkeley, CA 94704

$2,728+

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

10 Units Available

Parker Berkeley

Berkeley, CA (South Berkeley)

(46)

$2,728+

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths
10 Units Available
52
The Dwight

Berkeley, CA 94704

$2,890+

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

The Dwight

Berkeley, CA (South Berkeley)


$2,890+

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths
Telegraph Commons
8

Berkeley, CA 94704

Contact for Pricing

1-3 Beds1 Bath

Telegraph Commons

Berkeley, CA (Southside)

(8)

Contact for Pricing

1-3 Beds1 Bath
32
Avalon Berkeley

Berkeley, CA 94710

$2,665+

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Avalon Berkeley

Berkeley, CA (West Berkeley)


$2,665+

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths
27
South Beach Marina Apartments
2

San Francisco, CA 94107

$3,475+

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

7 Units Available

South Beach Marina Apartments

San Francisco, CA (South Beach, Southeast San Francisco)

(2)

$3,475+

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths
7 Units Available
26
Bayside Village
134

San Francisco, CA 94107

$2,639+

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

10+ Units Available

Bayside Village

San Francisco, CA (South Beach, Southeast San Francisco)

(134)

$2,639+

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths
10+ Units Available
16
The Towers at Rincon
69

San Francisco, CA 94105

$2,870+

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

10+ Units Available

The Towers at Rincon

San Francisco, CA (South Beach, Southeast San Francisco)

(69)

$2,870+

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths
10+ Units Available
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399 Fremont

San Francisco, CA 94105

$3,084+

Studio-3 Beds1-3 Baths

10+ Units Available

399 Fremont

San Francisco, CA (Rincon Hill, South Beach...)


$3,084+

Studio-3 Beds1-3 Baths
10+ Units Available
47
Jasper

San Francisco, CA 94105

$6,175+

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

1 Unit Available

Jasper

San Francisco, CA (Rincon Hill, South Beach...)


$6,175+

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths
1 Unit Available
17
Arc Light
28

San Francisco, CA 94107

$2,725+

Loft-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Arc Light

San Francisco, CA (South Beach, Southeast San Francisco)

(28)

$2,725+

Loft-2 Beds1-2 Baths
10
33 Tehama
11

San Francisco, CA 94105

$3,450+

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

10+ Units Available

33 Tehama

San Francisco, CA (South Beach, Southeast San Francisco)

(11)

$3,450+

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths
10+ Units Available