Rooms for Rent in Oakland, CA

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Oakland has seen a surge in young residents looking to escape the high rents of San Francisco, and the city is doing everything it can to attract people to live here. In comparison with its neighbor, Oakland is apparently more affordable for some people who dream of California’s incredible coastline, mild weather, and liberal mindset. Oakland offer much more options for fit-for-humans homes, apartments and rooms. The median rent price in Oakland is $2,624, which is lower than the San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward Metro median of $3,300. This price difference makes more people start hunting apartment or rooms in Oakland.

Cheap Rooms in Oakland, CA

The cost for accommodation in Oakland really depends on what your standard of living is set and desired. The average rent for an apartment in Oakland is $2,624 and the price varies from different neighborhoods. For example, if you choose areas Fruitvale Station, Harrington, Hawthorne or Jefferson, you only need to pay around $1202 for an entire place. Or if you choose to rent a room by sharing the rent, the rent will be way much less than living alone. Nowadays a room in a shared apartment or house is likely costservative you around $1000, and that a consevative estimate. Conversely If you want a place to yourself, the price will be likely doubled.

Find your Sublet in Oakland

Oakland is full of young people looking for roommates, and find an area that isn't the most expensive will be also an option. You’ll find upscale listings for apartment sharing online, besides you can also post your need in some facebook local housing groups. Of course accommodation searching will bring people completely different results. Some people who have managed to only pay $700 a month for a room in a four bedroom house, with others who pay $3500 for a one bedroom apartment. It all depends on a bit of luck and a lot of input. If you’re a student, the best choice is to find an apartment with your friends and share the cost, which will simply reduce your expense. You can also try to apply some on-campus rooms offered by the universities, but due to the limited positions you might need to wait a certain period of time before moving in.

With so many types of rentals to choose from, Nestpick is here to help. If you are in doubt whether a room for rent is the perfect accommodation for you, have a look at our other rental options in Oakland.

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How big are rooms for rent in Oakland?
In Oakland, rooms for rent are very different in size from each other, however, size of a room for rent usually starts from 50m² and could go up to a large space, according to Nestpick database.
I am a student looking for rooms in Oakland, what information do I need?
First of all welcome to Oakland! As long as you are over 18 years old you can rent a room in Oakland.
Is rent cheap for rooms for rent in Oakland?
In Oakland rent prices for rooms may vary. Before your semester starts we suggest you have a look at and list prices for different rooms in Oakland.