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What Renters Like and Dislike

What Renters Like and Dislike About Berkeley

I like the tree-lined streets. And the spectacular views. And the low crime rate. And the friendly people that live here.

I like that it is very family oriented. There is shopping close by. There is easy access to other parts of the city.

My neighborhood is close to family. There are many nice homes and streets to walk around. There are also many businesses, coffee shops, bakeries, bars and restaurants within walking distance.

My neighborhood is unique in that it is near a large park and dog park that are very nice to walk and sit in. I also enjoy a number of the local businesses, like nearby Gilman and Fieldwork Brewing for a nice beer, and Taqueria Monte Cristo for nearby good Mexican food. I like to go to Acme Bar with friends in the evenings to have a nice cocktail. I also really like that there are multiple bus lines, and a rail station, all very close to my apartment.

I enjoy going to the Berkeley Marina, the restaurants on University Ave, and the Ohlone Greenway trail. You can literally try food from any country on this block.

I like living in my current t neighborhood because everyone is very friendly. There are also stores in walking distance.

Who Lives Here

Berkeley Demographics

Education

High School

11%

Associate's

17%

Bachelor's

36%

Master's

24%

Doctorate

11%

Family Size

2 people

49%

3 people

22%

4 people

23%

5 people

4%

6+ people

2%

Household Income

0-50k

33%

50-100k

21%

100-150k

15%

150-200k

11%

200k+

19%

Age

0-10

7%

10-20

15%

20-45

45%

45-65

19%

65+

14%

Affordability

How expensive is it in Berkeley?

Percentage: 1/51/5

Renters gave this area a 1 out of 5 for affordability

Rent Trends

Studio1 Bed2 Beds3 Beds
May '24$2134$2666$3585-
Apr '24$2140$2766$3195-
Mar '24$2295$2700$5100-
Feb '24$2130$2568$4895-
Jan '24$2250$2485$3247-
Dec '23$2126$2455$3094-
Nov '23$2167$2455$3247-
Oct '23$2367$2568$4995-
Sep '23$2481$2603$4995-
Aug '23$2410$2756$5100-
Jul '23$2455$2848$6289-
Jun '23$2295$2759$5970-
May '23$2195$2750$6300-

*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.

Getting Around Berkeley

Berkeley Transportation

Commute Time

0-15 Mins

21%

15-30 Mins

32%

30-40 Mins

14%

40-60 Mins

18%

60+ Mins

14%

Transportation Scores

Percentage: 9292

Walk Score®

Walkable

Yes

Say 10 of 14 renters

Has Sidewalks

Yes

Say 12 of 14 renters

Percentage: 8989

Bike Score®

Bike Friendly

Yes

Say 11 of 14 renters

Percentage: 6262

Transit Score®

They Are Located Near Public Transportation

Yes

Say 12 of 14 renters

Need A Car

Yes

Say 8 of 14 renters

Top Scores: Retail, Pet, Health

Things To Do In Berkeley

Top Score

Retail Shops

4/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Berkeley's retail scene is in the bag.

  1. A high number of shops per resident
  2. Significantly more shops than average
  3. 16% more shops than areas of a similar size

Pet Services

4/5 stars based on undefined reviews

You'll labra-adore Berkeley.

  1. Few pet facilities per resident
  2. Significantly more pet facilities than average
  3. 33% fewer pet facilities than areas of a similar size

Health and Fitness

3.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Looking good! Berkeley scores high for health and fitness.

  1. A high number of gyms per resident
  2. Significantly more gyms than average
  3. 22% more gyms than areas of a similar size

Coffee

3/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Things are heating up. Berkeley gets a solid score for coffee.

  1. A high number of coffee shops per resident
  2. Significantly more coffee shops than average
  3. Significantly more coffee shops than areas of a similar size

Parks

3/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Berkeley is shrubby, not shabby.

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

Fine Arts

3/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Berkeley 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. Significantly more fine art centers than areas of a similar size

Restaurants

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

An average foodie scene: not too cold and not too hot.

  1. A high number of restaurants per resident
  2. Significantly more restaurants than average
  3. 31% more restaurants than areas of a similar size

Nightlife

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Nightlife is on the rocks in Berkeley.

  1. Few bars and clubs per resident
  2. Significantly more bars and clubs than average
  3. A standard number of bars and clubs compared to areas of a similar size

Medical Care

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Healthcare in Berkeley doesn't tip the scales.

  1. A high number of medical facilities per resident
  2. Significantly more medical facilities than average
  3. 80% more medical facilities than areas of a similar size

Grocery Stores

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The food shops around here are few and far between.

  1. Few grocery stores per resident
  2. Significantly more grocery stores than average
  3. 33% fewer grocery stores than areas of a similar size

Gas Stations

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Honk if you see a gas station.

  1. Few gas stations per resident
  2. Significantly more gas stations than average
  3. 30% fewer gas stations than areas of a similar size

What Renters Are Saying

Berkeley Features

Noise Late At Night

No

Say 12 of 14 renters

Area Has Litter

No

Say 12 of 14 renters

Pet Friendly

Yes

Say 12 of 14 renters

Good Place To Raise A Family

Yes

Say 12 of 14 renters

Near Grocery Stores

Yes

Say 10 of 14 renters

Area Has Potholes

No

Say 10 of 14 renters

Safe For Families

Yes

Say 10 of 14 renters

Busy Streets

No

Say 9 of 14 renters

Near Schools

Yes

Say 9 of 14 renters

Tree Lined Streets

Yes

Say 9 of 14 renters

Near Downtown

Yes

Say 8 of 14 renters

Nearby Parks

Yes

Say 7 of 14 renters

Quiet Area

Yes

Say 7 of 14 renters

Near Highways

No

Say 8 of 14 renters

Well Lit

No

Say 8 of 14 renters

Area Has Kids Play Outside

No

Say 9 of 14 renters

Nice Views

No

Say 9 of 14 renters

Maintained Yards

No

Say 9 of 14 renters

Mostly Older Buildings

Yes

Say 10 of 14 renters

Mostly Newer Buildings

No

Say 14 of 14 renters

Berkeley Education

Schools

Percentage: 2/52/5

School Score

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

Top Schools in Berkeley

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What You Need to Know

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All About

Living in Berkeley, CA

Interested in Berkeley apartments? This balmy city is home to eclectic neighborhoods, acres of green space, great food and an award-winning university. If you're moving to apartments here and don't know your way around, all you need to know is how to find several key Berkeley streets.

Telegraph Avenue is where all the shops and eateries of the Berkeley hippie days are located. Take in the 1960s-style storefronts, decorated with tie-dye and peace signs, while you shop for comfortable cotton apparel, organic sandals and beauty products scented with natural herbs and flowers. Apartments in this area are popular with Berkeley college students because of the products' affordability and the location's proximity to the University of California at Berkeley. In fact, Telegraph Avenue dead-ends at the college.

The University of California at Berkeley is the oldest of UCal's 10 state campuses. The college ranked in the top 25 in the U.S. News and World Report's America's Best Colleges 2009: National Universities list. Find apartments along University Avenue or College Avenue to be near this Berkeley university, especially if you like to read; the Berkeley Public Library is the fourth-largest academic library in the nation.

Shattuck Avenue runs through the Berkeley Downtown Business District, which is also a shopping hotspot and home of the Gourmet Ghetto, a neighborhood with the finest cheeses, breads, wine, meats and coffee for sale. A few miles north of downtown is Solano Avenue, a tree-lined street with more than 500 businesses, which include 75 restaurants, 150 retail shops, two theaters and pocket garden parks. If that's not enough green space for you, Berkeley has 52 parks located throughout the City that include athletic fields, swimming pools, tennis courts, basketball courts and playgrounds.

If you're new to Berkeley apartments and want to discover the city's unique flavor, you must visit Berkeley's well-known restaurants. Impress a date at Chez Panisse, a Berkeley institution where legendary chef Alice Waters - and the sustainable agriculture movement - began. Down the street, Alice Waters' Cafe Fanny (named for her daughter) follows the same organic culinary rules, except it serves simple, high-quality breakfasts, lunches and desserts at extremely affordable prices. Munch on more cheap eats while listening to local jazz musicians at The Cheeseboard Pizza Collective, which only serves one kind of pizza per day, but you always get a free extra slice.

From mountains to hiking trails to award-winning schools, it's no wonder more than 100,000 people call Berkeley home. If you're ready to find an apartment in Berkeley, use ApartmentGuide.com as your first resource.