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Situated immediately across San Francisco Bay from downtown San Francisco, Oakland is the Bay Area's third-largest city and serves as one of its principal anchors. It's also home to one of the largest ports in the United States and has long been known for its diverse, progressive population. Thanks to its ample transportation connections to San Francisco as well as the cities of California's Central Valley, you'll feel close to everything when on the search for apartments for rent in Oakland.


In addition to the world-class shopping and dining options that can be found in Oakland Hills, Adams Point and several other outlying neighborhoods, Oakland is home to several important cultural institutions. These include the Oakland Museum of California, the Oakland Public Library, the Paramount Theatre and the Chabot Space and Science Center. The city also hosts three of the region's professional sports teams. Baseball's Oakland Athletics, fondly known as the A’s, play at RingCentral Coliseum, and basketball's Golden State Warriors play at nearby Oakland Arena.


Oakland offers stunning views of the city of San Francisco, San Francisco Bay and the towering hills on either side of this defining water feature. The city also houses several important recreational and natural areas, including Lakeside Park along centrally located Lake Merritt. A comprehensive network of biking trails and dedicated bike lanes permit locals to remain active on a year-round basis. Oakland residents who crave access to the great outdoors can hike, mountain bike and camp in nearby preserves like Roberts Recreation Area, Reinhardt Redwood Regional Park and Sibley Volcanic Regional Preserve. In fact, Roberts Recreation Area sits just eight miles from the city center.


From chic uptown loft spaces to three-bedroom pads in modern complexes with off-street parking, search results for apartments in Oakland are as diverse as the city itself. Whether you're interested in uptown apartments or one of the many affordable Oakland apartment rentals in the city's outer reaches, Apartment Guide's convenient search feature will simplify and quicken your quest. We let you use criteria like 24-hour security, fitness center access, pool facilities and location to search our comprehensive database of apartments for rent in Oakland. If you must limit your options to pet-friendly Oakland rentals or student-focused housing near one of the region's educational institutions, we can help with that as well. Get started with Apartment Guide and discover how easy it can be to find apartments in Oakland, CA!

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Finding a new place to live is a stressful experience. Be sure to use an apartment finder like Apartment Guide to help you locate your next rental property. Whether you’re looking for a pet-friendly apartment or simply want an affordable place to live, we’ll help you find apartments for rent in Oakland that match your needs.

Frequently Asked Questions About Oakland

What is the average rent in Oakland?

The average rent of a studio apartment in Oakland is $2,399 per month. For a one-bedroom apartment it's $3,023 per month. For a two-bedroom apartment the average rent is $4,407 per month.

What is the average cost of rent for a one-bedroom in Oakland?

The average rent of a one-bedroom apartment in Oakland is $3,023

Are there any cheap apartments for rent in Oakland?

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You can also filter by price: Under $1500, Under $2000

Are there any pet friendly apartments in Oakland?

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