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Renting in Berkeley: What's the cheapest apartment available right now?

According to rental site Zumper, median rents for a one bedroom in Berkeley are hovering around $2,095. But how does the low-end pricing on a Berkeley rental look these days — and what might you get for the price?

We took a look at local listings for studios and one-bedroom apartments from Zumper and Apartment Guide to find out what budget-minded apartment seekers can expect to find.

Take a look at the cheapest listings available right now, below. (Note: Prices and availability are subject to change.)

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1176 University Ave.

Photo: Zumper
Photo: Zumper

Listed at $1,500/month, this studio apartment, located at 1176 University Ave., is 21.1% less than the median rent for a studio in Berkeley, which is currently estimated at around $1,900/month.

The building features additional storage space. The apartment comes with a walk-in closet and carpeting. Pet owners, inquire elsewhere: This spot doesn't allow cats or dogs. There isn't a leasing fee associated with this rental.

According to Walk Score's assessment, this location has excellent walkability, is easy to get around on a bicycle and has good transit options.

(See the complete listing here.)

1988 California St.

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This studio apartment, situated at 1988 California St., is listed for $1,695/month for its 750 square feet.

You'll find hardwood flooring in the apartment. Building amenities include on-site laundry. Animals are not welcome. Be prepared for a broker's fee equal to one month's rent.

Per Walk Score ratings, this location is a "walker's paradise," is a "biker's paradise" and has good transit options.

(See the complete listing here.)

2021 Channing Way

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Here's a 200-square-foot studio apartment at 2021 Channing Way in downtown, which is also going for $1,695/month.

In the unit, look for hardwood flooring. Cats are welcome. Future tenants needn't worry about a leasing fee.

According to Walk Score's assessment, the area around this address is extremely walkable, is easy to get around on a bicycle and has good transit options.

(See the full listing here.)

2333 Channing Way

Photo: Zumper
Photo: Zumper

Then there's this 280-square-foot studio at 2333 Channing Way, listed at $1,835/month.

In the unit, expect a mix of hardwood floors and carpeting. Amenities offered in the building include on-site laundry. Neither cats nor dogs are welcome. Future tenants needn't worry about a leasing fee.

Walk Score indicates that this location is extremely walkable, is a "biker's paradise" and has good transit options.

(See the listing here.)

2091 California St.

Photo: Zumper
Photo: Zumper

Finally, there's this 355-square-foot studio apartment, situated at 2091 California St., and listed for $1,875/month.

Look for stainless steel appliances, quartz countertops and hardwood flooring in the unit. Building amenities include on-site laundry. For those with furry friends in tow, know that cats and dogs are permitted on this property. Future tenants needn't worry about a leasing fee.

Per Walk Score ratings, the area around this address is a "walker's paradise," is a "biker's paradise" and offers many nearby public transportation options.

(See the listing here.)


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