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Average rent in Berkeley, CA

$3,312/mo Berkeley, CA average rental price, July 2022
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The average monthly rent of apartments in Berkeley, CA is $3,312.

    Berkeley, CA apartment rent ranges

    Berkeley, CA rent trends

    Getting around in Berkeley, CA

    97 /100
    Walker's Paradise
    65 /100
    Good Transit
    90 /100
    Biker's Paradise
    Walk Score®: 97, Transit Score®: 65, Bike Score®: 90

    Frequently asked questions

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

    Prices and availability in Berkeley, CA were last updated on 8 Dec 2022.

    What are the best apartments in Berkeley, CA?

    The best apartments in Berkeley, CA are: 2030-2032 Bancroft Way, Telegraph Gardens, Aquatic Fourth Street, 1432-1434 Arch St. and 2546 Warring St..

    What is the average rent in Berkeley, CA?

    The average rent in Berkeley, CA is $3,312. 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 $1,795 and $5,402. 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 $1,800 and $6,909. 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 $1,800 and $10,777. 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 $3,187 and $12,287. Browse all available 3-bedroom apartments in Berkeley, CA.

    What type of rental buildings are in Berkeley, CA?

    In Berkeley 57% of the housing is rented out compared to 43% of homes are owned, according to the most recent Census Bureau estimates. 11% of Berkeley’s apartments are found in large buildings of 50 units or more, 75% are located in smaller apartment complexes with less than 50 units, and 14% 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, 65% 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 4 stories. About 29% of the rental communities here are low-rise, garden-style communities, 55% 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?

    Rental apartments in Berkeley come in a range of sizes and floorplans. Studio apartments represent 17% of units for rent, ideal for singles, renters on a budget and people who value central locations more than space. Rentals with 1-bedroom floorplans make up 51% of the total apartments in the city, while 2-bedroom floorplans represent around 31% of all rentals in Berkeley. The rest are larger floorplans with 3 bedrooms or more, typically preferred by families, larger households or roommates sharing space.

    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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    Berkeley, CA demographics

    Berkeley, CA has a population of 123,065 according to the most recent data from the U.S. Census Bureau. 62,839 of East Bay’s residents are women and 60,226 are men. The median age of those who live in Berkeley, CA is 32.1.

    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.

    Berkeley, CA households

    • 21,500 Family
      24,384 Non-family
    • 8,835 Children
      37,049 No Children
    • 45,884Total Number of Households
    • 2.4Average People Per Household
    • $91,259Median Household Income

    According to U.S. Census data, there are 45,884 households in Berkeley, CA. 21,500 are family households and 24,384 are non-family households. There are 8,835 households with children in East Bay and 37,049 households without children. On average, about 2.4 people live in a household in Berkeley, CA.

    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.

    Berkeley, CA education statistics

    The level of education of the population of Berkeley, CA is as follows: 2% have no high school education, 16% completed some high school, 13% partially completed college, 5% have an Associate Degree, 32% have a Bachelor Degree, and 32% have a Graduate Degree.

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