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    Outdoor view of 1200 Lakeshore at 1200 Lakeshore, Oakland, 94606 - Photo Gallery 2 1200 Lakeshore building at 1200 Lakeshore, Oakland, California - Photo Gallery 3

    1200 Lakeshore Ave, Oakland, CA 94606
    5 Units available
    1 BED $2,980+
    2 BEDS $3,200
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    5/5 AC on Apr 11, 2023

    Truly the finest apartment building I have experienced. It reminds me of an elegant London hotel. It is unparalled in Oakland as it stands alone overlooking Lake Merritt and far beyond. The apartments are HUGE and every single one has a massive balcony. The thick walls and concrete floor make it soundproof. The staff are very attentive. The large, secure parking garage is part of the building itself.

    5/5 Anonymous on Sep 7, 2022

    Just started living here, but everything is convenient, the view is great, and the staff are all super helpful.

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    4801 Shattuck Ave. Studio-2 Beds Apartment for Rent - Photo Gallery 2 4801 Shattuck Ave. Studio-2 Beds Apartment for Rent - Photo Gallery 3

    4801 Shattuck Ave., Oakland, CA 94609
    3 Units available
    Studio $2,295
    1 BED Ask for Pricing
    2 BEDS $2,999
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    4.5/5 Anonymous on Mar 1, 2023

    I chose this building specifically for its proximity to Temescal and the chance to get the key amenities I wanted for a reasonable price. It’s not the fanciest place, but it is comfortable and well-run by the building/community manager and the maintenance guy. There have been some issues with the building due to uncontrollable factors, but I’ve really appreciated the communication and effort from the staff to address them. That to me is always important.

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    312 24Th St., Oakland, CA 94612
    Studio $2,477+
    1 BED $2,502+
    2+ BEDS $3,592+
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    276 Adams Street, Oakland, CA 94606
    1 BED $2,395
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    425 E 18Th, Oakland, CA 94606
    Studio $1,595
    1 BED $1,800+
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    4700 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland, CA 94609
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    1 BED $3,488
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    1200 Lakeshore Ave, Oakland, CA 94606
    1 BED $2,980+
    2 BEDS $3,200
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    1411 Alice St, Oakland, CA 94612
    Studio $2,085+
    1 BED $2,329+
    2+ BEDS $2,980+
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    77 Glen Avenue, Oakland, CA 94611
    Studio $2,095
    1 BED $2,595
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    414 E 15Th St, Oakland, CA 94606
    Studio $1,695
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    509 Sycamore Street, Oakland, CA 94612
    Studio $1,275+
    1 BED $1,593+
    2 BEDS $2,241+
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    4801 Shattuck Ave., Oakland, CA 94609
    Studio $2,295
    1 BED Ask for Pricing
    2 BEDS $2,999
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    625 16Th Street, Oakland, CA 94612
    Studio $1,972+
    1 BED $2,155+
    2 BEDS $2,979+
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    100 Monte Cresta Avenue, Oakland, CA 94611
    1 BED $2,595+
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    722 Alcatraz Ave, Oakland, CA 94609
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    330 17Th St, Oakland, CA 94612
    Studio $1,934+
    1 BED $2,900+
    2 BEDS $2,842+
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    791 Kingston Ave, Oakland, CA 94611
    2 BEDS $3,015
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    125 2Nd Street, Oakland, CA 94607
    Studio $3,007+
    1 BED $3,165+
    2 BEDS $3,194+
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    888 Vermont Street, Oakland, CA 94610
    1 BED $2,595
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    3761 Harrison Street, Oakland, CA 94611
    2 BEDS $2,900
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    240 3Rd Street, Oakland, CA 94607
    1 BED $2,020+
    2 BEDS $2,945+
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    1146 Mckinley Ave., Oakland, CA 94610
    Studio $1,700
    1 BED $1,800
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    350 Newton, Oakland, CA 94606
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    630 Mariposa Avenue, Oakland, CA 94610
    1 BED $2,395
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    1600-1612 3Rd Avenue, 322 Foothill Boulevard, Oakland, CA 94606
    Studio $1,725+
    1 BED $2,150

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Average rent in Oakland, CA

$2,790/mo Oakland, CA average rental price, July 2023
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The average monthly rent of apartments in Oakland, CA is $2,790.

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Getting around in Oakland, CA

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Walk Score®: 85, Transit Score®: 50, Bike Score®: 50

Frequently asked questions

What are the best apartments in Oakland, CA?

The best apartments in Oakland, CA are: 1200 Lakeshore, 4801 Shattuck, Vespr, 276 ADAMS Apartments and 425 E 18th St.

What is the average rent in Oakland, CA?

The average rent in Oakland, CA is $2,790. Start your search for apartments in Oakland, CA now.

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

The price range for a studio apartment in Oakland, CA is between $1,277 and $7,735. View all studio apartments in Oakland, CA.

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

The price range for a 1-bedroom apartment in Oakland, CA is between $1,593 and $8,988. Browse all available 1-bedroom apartments in Oakland, CA now.

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

The price range for a 2-bedroom apartment in Oakland, CA is between $1,700 and $10,325. Browse and find a 2-bedroom apartment in Oakland, CA.

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

The price range for a 3-bedroom apartment in Oakland, CA is between $1,607 and $10,359. Browse all available 3-bedroom apartments in Oakland, CA.

What type of rental buildings are in Oakland, CA?

In Oakland, 59% of the residents are renting compared to 41% owning a home, according to data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Large-scale apartment buildings with more than 50 units represent 14% of Oakland’s rentals, 68% are small-scale complexes with under 50 units, and 18% are single-family rentals.

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

The average age of rental buildings in Oakland is 28 years old, with 55% being newer apartment buildings completed since 2000. The average height of apartment buildings in the city is 6 stories, of which 39% are garden-style apartment communities, 48% are mid-sized buildings, and 16% are high-rises. These characteristics describe large-scale apartment communities of 50 apartments or more.

What apartment floorplans are common in Oakland, CA?

Rental apartments in Oakland come in a range of sizes and floorplans. Studio apartments represent 18% 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 52% of the total apartments in the city, while 2-bedroom floorplans represent around 22% of all rentals in Oakland. The rest are larger floorplans with 3 bedrooms or more, typically preferred by families, larger households or roommates sharing space.

Living in Oakland, CA

Living in location

Centered around Lake Merrit, Oakland is a mid-sized city on the eastern shore of the San Francisco Bay - opposite San Francisco - with beautiful inner and outer harbors flowing throughout. Renters in Oakland cheer on big sports teams like the Raiders (NFL), Golden State Warriors (NBA) and the Athletics (MLB); attend major festivals; and go on outdoor adventures. Notably, a low renting cost compared to San Francisco attracts a thriving community of young professionals, college students and long-term renters who can't get enough of the area. The local economy is bolstered by business and health care services; transportation; food manufacturing and processing; government positions; and entertainment industries. From Japanese delicacies to Cajun delights, renting in Oakland is a mouth-watering dive into cultures of all kinds. Meanwhile, public education efforts are led by the Unified Oakland School District.

Renting in Oakland, CA

Here, North Oakland boasts a mix of craftsman and bungalow-style houses for rent near large local parks, whereas in West Oakland, historic Victorian rentals blend with modern apartments in an arts and culinary hotspot. Or, Lake Merritt has a style all of its own with art deco apartment rentals and lakeside views, while uptown, downtown, and Jack London Square boasts luxury high-rise apartments for rent that are surrounded by cultural landmarks, such as the Fox and Paramount theaters. At the same time, Oakland Hills-Montclair offers cabin-like rentals with breathtaking views close to two parks and a scenic drive, and Crocker Highlands-Glenview has craftsman bungalows and Tudor-style houses for rent. Lastly, Dimond District-Laurel boasts a mix of modern and historic rentals that are close to independent grocers and shops on MacArthur Boulevard.

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Shopping in Oakland, CA

For a massive shopping mall experience unlike any other, renters take I-80 to San Francisco Centre for more than 100 retailers across nine floors of shopping. Otherwise, Foothill Square has Ross, while Lincoln Square Shopping Center offers Safeway and CVS. Or, in Rockridge, renters can discover Hawthorn Boutique and Crossroads Trading Co., while Temescal boasts trendy stores like Ali Golden, Esqueleto and Marisa Mason. Renters also often head to Piedmont for Mercy Vintage and Grand Lake for McMullen. However, downtown is where renters can shop for art at Viscera Studio, while Old Oakland features Marion and Rose's Workshop and Crown Nine. Notably, two extremely popular boutique stores when renting in Oakland include Proper Fashions Boutique and Witness. Additionally, antique enthusiasts will enjoy CORD & COMPANY and Talisman Antiques. Aside from Whole Foods Market and Safeway, renting in Oakland has several farmers' markets, including Grand Lake Farmers' Market.

Transportation in Oakland, CA

When renting in Oakland, owning a personal vehicle is optional due to its excellent transportation options. Namely, interstates 80, 580, 880 and Route 24 connect renters to neighboring areas. Alternatively, the Bay Area Rapid Transit District (BART) operates eight stations in Oakland, providing renters with convenient access to downtown and other Bay Area cities. Similarly, AC Transit offers renters extensive bus service within Oakland and connections to San Francisco and Berkeley. Biking is also popular with rentals available from FordGoBike and LimeBike scooters. And, the San Francisco Bay Ferry connects renters in Oakland with Alameda and San Francisco, while the Broadway Shuttle provides renters with free connections to BART, the Bay Ferry and Amtrak. Finally, Oakland International Airport is conveniently close for renters in need of a fast flight.

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