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Oakland, California, 94607
1 Bedroom$1,845 - $2,990
2 Bedrooms$2,535 - $3,565
Oakland, California, 94612
Studio/1 Bedroom$1,640 - $2,925
2 Bedrooms$2,544 - $3,461
3 Bedrooms$3,490 - $3,665
Oakland, California, 94612
1 Bedroom$1,800 - $3,500
2 Bedrooms$3,000 - $4,800
3 Bedrooms$3,200 - $5,000
Oakland, California, 94604
1 Bedroom$828 - $960
2 Bedrooms$994 - $1,153
3+ Bedrooms$1,138 - $1,380
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Household Income City State City Compared to State Less than $10,000 13.2% 8.4% +4.8% $10,000 to $14,999 6.6% 5.6% +1.0% $15,000 to $19,999 6.0% 5.6% +0.4% $20,000 to $24,999 6.3% 5.8% +0.5% $25,000 to $29,999 6.2% 5.7% +0.5% $30,000 to $34,999 6.0% 5.7% +0.3% $35,000 to $39,999 5.7% 5.4% +0.3% $40,000 to $44,999 5.3% 5.2% +0.1% $45,000 to $49,999 4.2% 4.6% -0.4% $50,000 to $59,999 7.5% 8.6% -1.1% $60,000 to $74,999 9.3% 10.6% -1.3% $75,000 to $99,999 9.3% 11.5% -2.2% $100,000 to $124,999 5.4% 6.8% -1.4% $125,000 to $149,999 3.1% 3.6% -0.5% $150,000 to $199,999 2.9% 3.3% -0.4% $200,000 or more 3.0% 3.6% -0.6%
Cost of Living
Share of Household Income Spent on Rent City State City Compared to State Less than 10.0% 5.7% 4.8% +0.9% 10.0% to 14.9% 10.1% 9.8% +0.3% 15.0% to 19.9% 13.4% 13.6% -0.2% 20.0% to 24.9% 12.5% 13.1% -0.6% 25.0% to 29.9% 11.7% 11.0% +0.7% 30.0% to 34.9% 7.6% 8.2% -0.6% 35.0% to 39.9% 5.5% 5.9% -0.4% 40.0% to 49.9% 7.3% 8.0% -0.7% 50.0% or more 21.8% 20.2% +1.6% Not computed 4.3% 5.4% -1.1%
Age Demographic of Renters
Age Demographic of Renters City State City Compared to State 15 to 24 years 7.8% 9.6% -1.8% 25 to 34 years 29.7% 29.3% +0.4% 35 to 44 years 24.0% 25.8% -1.8% 45 to 54 years 17.4% 16.5% +0.9% 55 to 64 years 8.6% 8.0% +0.6% 65 to 74 years 6.0% 5.3% +0.7% 75 to 84 years 4.5% 4.0% +0.5% 85 years and over 2.0% 1.6% +0.4%
Travel Time to Work
Travel Time to Work City State City Compared to State Less than 30 minutes 25.5% 30.9% -5.4% 30 to 44 minutes 24.3% 24.5% -0.2% 45 to 59 minutes 16.1% 13.8% +2.3% 60 or more minutes 34.0% 30.8% +3.2%
Source: 2000 Census
Just across the bay from San Francisco, Oakland's nearly 400,000 residents enjoy one of the most diverse cities in the country. With over 50 neighborhoods and 150 dialects spoken, it is truly an international city. It is a major port city which has undergone a huge revitalization effort while managing to balance the old and the new with great forethought. You will find public transportation excellent but when you start the search for your Oakland apartment, you will want to think about proximity to both BART and bus lines for convenience sake if you choose not to own a car.
At the Wharf
You will find plenty to see and do in Oakland. Culturally, it is rich in museums such as the Oakland Museum and theatres such as the Paramount. Jack London Square is the old wharf district which is full of interesting shopping and restaurants. Sports fans will be happy with having the Oakland Raiders, the Athletics and the Warriors for professional team watching, and for more personal pursuits the city's parks and trails will provide plenty of places for your own sport. A huge number of annual festivals take place in the parks and streets, and will keep you busy enough that you may forget San Francisco is just across the bridge.
Once settled into your Oakland apartment, you can start exploring the many cuisines of the city. Downtown, you'll find a number of fine Asian places like Restaurant Peony, Shanghai, and Battambang for Cambodian, while you'll find more Italian in the Grand Lake area. Piedmont Avenue is a gourmet delight, and there you will find Baja Taqueria who serves legendary fish tacos. Fruitvale is Oakland's famous Latino area and none of the restaurants there will be disappointing. The choices in the neighborhoods are endless.
Pat's After Work
Of course, you'll want a neighborhood bar located near your Oakland apartment, and you'll find you have plenty of choices for those as well. In the meanwhile, there are some places not to be missed. For great music, Pat's is famous and one of the best after work bars around. Small and hip is the Radio Bar and the Easy Lounge, where people like to be seen. Cato's Ale House is a wonderful local pub with a small town feel, and it won't take long for Oakland to feel like home. The diversity is yours to explore.
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Oakland Apartment Rental TrendsApartments in Oakland have competitive rents so be sure to use our apartment finder to get the best deal. In February the average rent for a 1 Bedroom Oakland apartment cost $1,613. If you need a roommate, try finding a 2 bedroom apartment rental. An average 2 bedroom Oakland apartment was $1,628 in February. The average apartment rent for a 3 bedroom apartment in February was $2,265. Start your apartment search by checking out some of the Oakland rentals listed below.
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Does Oakland have any famous museums or exhibitions?
Built in 1969, the vast Oakland Museum of California attracts visitors from around the world. This renowned museum showcases the art, history, and science of California with three levels of galleries, terraces, patios, sculpture gardens, and ponds. In addition to the expansive collections, the Oakland Museum also offers educational outreach programs to the public. Situated at the North Field of the Oakland International Airport, the Oakland Aviation Museum boasts over 30 vintage and modern airplanes on display. With both civilian and military planes, as well as several displays that highlight influential aviators, local history, engineering, and aviation buffs will love this local non-profit museum.
Are there big sporting events that people in Oakland enjoy attending?
Yes, Oakland is home to three very popular professional sports teams. Founded in 1901 and relocated to Oakland in 1968, the MLB Oakland Athletic's play their home games at the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum. Also playing at the Coliseum are the city's NFL Oakland Raiders football team. In town since 1971, the Golden State Warriors basketball team is part of the NBA's Western Conference, playing their home games at the Oakland's Oracle Arena.
What do people do for fun in Oakland?
Named after writer Jack London, Jack London Square is Oakland's main tourist destination. Along the wharf are many shops and restaurants, as well as an unobstructed view of the water. Home to many prominent artists and musicians, Oakland is also known for its vibrant arts and music scene, and the historic Fox Theater is a great venue to see a show. Located near Lake Merritt, the Grand Lake Farmers' Market is known as one of the best in the East Bay and goes year-round. The East Bay Regional Park District features parks and preserves that offer excellent hiking trails.
Are there museums in Oakland or nearby?
Yes. In fact, Oakland is home to a host of museums, the best-known of which is probably the Oakland Museum of California, a museum dedicated to the art, history, and natural science of California. Other museums in Oakland include the Museum of Children's Art, the Chabot Space & Science Center, the Pardee Home Museum, and the Oakland Aviation Museum. Other than that, nearby San Francisco also has several museums of note, including the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, or SFMOMA, the de Young Museum, the Asian Art Museum, the Contemporary Jewish Museum, and the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts.
Is Oakland a good place for younger people?
Yes, Oakland is a good place for younger people. Its proximity to San Francisco, in conjunction with its much lower cost of living, make it an ideal place for those that work in the city but don't want to pay the high rents that come along with it. But Oakland isn't just a neighbor to San Francisco; it's a hotbed of arts and culture in its own right. In addition, it's close to all the outdoor opportunities that residing in the Bay Area affords.
Are there local sporting events in Oakland?
Home to three major professional sports teams, Oakland offers many local sporting events for spectating. For baseball, the Oakland Athletics, or the Oakland A's,of Major League Baseball play at the Coliseum. For basketball, the play at the Oracle Arena. And, for football, the Oakland Raiders of the National Football League play, like the A's, at the Coliseum.