Considering renting in Oakland’s crazy rental market? Explore some neighborhoods to figure out where you’ll get the biggest bang for your buck! These available units are all going for around $2,000/month:

West Oakland:

This pet-friendly apartment is about to get a whole lot more pet-friendly. They’re currently remodeling the backyard to include a BBQ and fire pit so you can hang out with your pet in style (maybe you could even invite some friends over). The apartment itself has two bedrooms, one bathroom with new appliances and quartz countertops.

2BD/1BA WITHOUT Living Room – $2095/mo
2BD/1BA WITH Living Room – $2145/mo

1717 12th Street

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Piedmont Avenue:

Described as having “old world charm with modern functionality”, this studio apartment includes an updated kitchen with stainless steel appliances (including the ever so important dishwasher), a lovely outdoor space for entertaining, parking, and on-site laundry.


138 Monte Cresta Avenue

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East Oakland:

It’s well-known that you can have more space for the same price if you move further East in Oakland. But you can also rent an apartment that is more updated. This rental beauty is a two bedroom, one bathroom with a beautiful blue backsplash and quartz countertops.


2241 East 15th Street

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Oakland Hills:

This 600 sq ft unit may be tiny, but it packs a punch by keeping up-to-date on appliances and stuffing in two cozy bedrooms. It includes stainless steel microwave, oven, dishwasher, and washer/dryer in unit.  There is also a private courtyard and deck for enjoying your morning cup of joe.


3607 Maple Avenue

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Downtown Oakland:

You can rent this 1 bedroom 1 bathroom in this lovely brick building one block away from Lake Merritt. There is no parking included, but walking distance from the Lake Merritt BART station with some bike storage available in the basement of the building. Other things within walking distance: Oakland Museum of California, Laney college, and Off the Grid food trucks on Friday nights.


1029 Oak Street

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Written by Felicia Mares

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