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Apartments for Rent in Berkeley, CA
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    1432-1434 Arch St., Berkeley, CA 94708
    5 BEDS $6,895
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    2033 Blake Street, Berkeley, CA 94704
    Studio $2,649
    1 BED $3,333
    2 BEDS $4,195+
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    2025 Francisco St., Berkeley, CA 94709
    2 BEDS $3,095
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    2124 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94704
    Studio $2,895+
    1 BED $2,895+
    3 BEDS $5,495
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    1950 Addison St., Berkeley, CA 94704
    Studio $2,847+
    1 BED $3,401+
    2 BEDS $4,769+
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    2640 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704
    Studio $2,615+
    1 BED $3,150+
    2 BEDS $4,803+
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    2461 Warring St,, Berkeley, CA 94704
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    2126 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94704
    2 BEDS $3,495
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    2322 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley, CA 94704
    Studio $1,995+
    1 BED $2,195+
    2+ BEDS $3,195
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    2215 Channing Way, Berkeley, CA 94704
    3 BEDS $4,995
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    2817 College Ave., Berkeley, CA 94705
    Studio $1,995
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    2541-2543 Piedmont Ave., Berkeley, CA 94704
    1 BED $2,495
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    2028 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94704
    Studio $2,795
    1 BED $2,845+
    2+ BEDS $3,695
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    2616 Telegraph Ave., Berkeley, CA 94704
    1 BED $2,495
    2 BEDS $3,895
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    1940-1942 Haste St., Berkeley, CA 94704
    1 BED $2,495
    2 BEDS $3,795+
    4+ BEDS $6,895
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    1799 Euclid Ave., Berkeley, CA 94709
    Studio $2,495
    1 BED $2,895
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    2546 Warring St., Berkeley, CA 94704
    3 BEDS $5,595
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    2030 Dwight Way, Berkeley, CA 94704
    1 BED $2,295
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    2728-2730 Benvenue Ave., Berkeley, CA 94705
    1 BED $2,195
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    2121 Dwight Way, Berkeley, CA 94704
    Studio $2,760+
    1 BED $2,825+
    2 BEDS $3,750+
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    2241 Durant Ave., Berkeley, CA 94704
    Studio $1,995+
    2 BEDS $3,195
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    2211 Channing Way, Berkeley, CA 94704
    2 BEDS $3,495
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    2010 Fifth St, Berkeley, CA 94710
    Studio $2,757+
    1 BED $2,553+
    2 BEDS $3,749+
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    2549-2555 Benvenue Ave., Berkeley, CA 94704
    Studio $1,995
    1 BED $2,100
    3 BEDS $3,295
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    2511-2515 Parker St., Berkeley, CA 94704
    Studio $1,995
    1 BED $2,495
    2 BEDS $3,795
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$3,300/mo Berkeley, CA average rental price, March 2024
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    Frequently asked questions

    When were prices and availability in Berkeley, CA last updated?

    Prices and availability in Berkeley, CA were last updated on 25 May 2024.

    What are the best apartments in Berkeley, CA?

    The best apartments in Berkeley, CA are: 1432-1434 Arch St., Blake at Berkeley, 2025 Francisco St., URSA Berkeley and Addison.

    What is the average rent in Berkeley, CA?

    The average rent in Berkeley, CA is $3,300. Start your search for apartments in Berkeley, CA now.

    What is the price range for a studio apartment in Berkeley, CA?

    The price range for a studio apartment in Berkeley, CA is between $451 and $6,600. View all studio apartments in Berkeley, CA.

    What is the price range for a 1-bedroom apartment in Berkeley, CA?

    The price range for a 1-bedroom apartment in Berkeley, CA is between $1,950 and $7,552. Browse all available 1-bedroom apartments in Berkeley, CA now.

    What is the price range for a 2-bedroom apartment in Berkeley, CA?

    The price range for a 2-bedroom apartment in Berkeley, CA is between $1,900 and $16,712. Browse and find a 2-bedroom apartment in Berkeley, CA.

    What is the price range for a 3-bedroom apartment in Berkeley, CA?

    The price range for a 3-bedroom apartment in Berkeley, CA is between $1,995 and $6,795. Browse all available 3-bedroom apartments in Berkeley, CA.

    What type of rental buildings are in Berkeley, CA?

    In Berkeley, 57% of the residents are renting compared to 43% owning a home, according to data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Large-scale apartment buildings with more than 50 units represent 12% of Berkeley’s rentals, 74% are small-scale complexes with under 50 units, and 13% are single-family rentals.

    What do typical apartment communities look like in Berkeley, CA?

    The age and size of multifamily buildings are among the most visible characteristics of the rental market in a city.  In this case, the apartment buildings in Berkeley are about 26 years old, on average. Of these, 67% have been built since 2000, representing the newer options on the market and typically offering more amenities. Rental buildings in the city have an average height of 5 stories. About 62% of the rental communities here are low-rise, garden-style communities, 65% are mid-rises, and none are high-rise buildings. These are true especially for large-scale multifamily buildings with over 50 apartments.

    What apartment floorplans are common in Berkeley, CA?

    Studio apartments in Berkeley are around 17% of rentals, while 1-bedroom floor plans represent 50% of the total stock. For those in search of larger rentals, 2-bedroom floorplans make up 30% of all rentals. More generous apartments with 3 bedrooms or more are also available in this city for those in search of more space.

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    Living in Berkeley, CA

    On the east shore of San Francisco Bay lies Berkeley, a small city known for its world-class education, healthy lifestyle and socially progressive mindset. Berkeley has a mild climate year-round, with cool, moist winters and dry, warm summers, ideal for any indoor or outdoor activity. Because of its geographical positioning, some risks of natural disasters are present, but the city has a detailed emergency plan that ensures they pass with minimal damage. Home to the University of California and Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley attracts thousands of students that contribute to the city’s urban lifestyle. A world-class city in every sense, Berkeley’s vibrant vibe and diversity are perfect for exploring different cultures.

    Renting in Berkeley, CA

    With Berkeley being a desirable city to live in, the rental market is highly competitive. However, there are still plenty of rental spots close to lifestyle amenities. Downtown Berkeley has a convenient central location with high-rise apartment buildings boasting spectacular bay views close to bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and popular nightlife spots. The Southside/Telegraph Avenue district has a mix of apartment communities, vintage rental homes and single-family homes. The neighborhood is a center for campus and student life, with plenty of bookstores, bars and restaurants within walking distance. Meanwhile, Claremont and Berkeley Hills are quieter and more family-oriented, mainly due to highly rated schools and spacious properties. Berkeley benefits from rent control protection, limiting annual rent increases to a reasonable amount. Landlords may charge a screening fee and require a security deposit capped at two months’ worth of rent.

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    Shopping in Berkeley, CA

    The most popular shopping district in Berkeley is Fourth Street, where renters can find local shops and global brand stores like Apple, MAC, Sephora and Vans. For those looking for more refined shopping, San Francisco’s malls are a short drive away. The most popular grocery stores among Berkeley renters are Whole Foods Market, Trader Joe’s, Target Grocery and Safeway. Local stores and markets selling fresh, organic produce and local goods are also scattered throughout the area, so renters will always be at walking distance from everyday necessities.

    Transportation in Berkeley, CA

    There are several ways of getting around Berkeley — car, rail, public transit, ridesharing and cycling or by foot. Most renters use vehicles to commute to San Francisco and Oakland, which can cause traffic congestion during rush hours. Public transportation is highly accessible and popular. The San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District (BART) connects Berkeley with the San Francisco Peninsula, while AC Transit ensures rapid transit bus routes through and out of Berkeley. The Municipal Railway (MUNI) runs regular hybrid buses, metro, cable cars, historic streetcar and trolley lines. Ridesharing services like Uber, Lyft, Flywheel and Blacklane also operate in Berkeley. Caltrain and AMTRAK provide train services that connect Berkeley with other communities, while Greyhound offers bus routes from San Francisco and Oakland. For air travel, Oakland International Airport and San Francisco International Airport provide flights to hundreds of cities worldwide. In addition, cycling is a quick way to get around for renters who want to avoid the long commute, as the city is quite bike-friendly.

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