Coliving and shared living in Berkeley





Discover your dream home in Berkeley

Berkeley is a vibrant, historical city in the Bay Area bustling with UC Berkeley students and young professionals. With Common’s communal living properties, it couldn’t be easier to find convenient, community-oriented rentals in Berkeley, CA, whether you’re leaving the dorms post-graduation or putting down new roots in NorCal.

What is Coliving in Berkeley?

Coliving also known as shared living is today’s upgrade to overpaying for rent or finding roommates online. Instead, Common can help you find a fully furnished apartment with like-minded peers in downtown Berkeley. From art museums to award-winning restaurants, Berkeley is a city best enjoyed with others, and your Common community is the first step. You'll also have access to curated community events across the city — think cooking lessons, museum nights, and exercise classes.

Rentals and coliving homes available in Berkeley

Choose from a wide variety of coliving spaces in Bosco, the city’s first all-electric apartment building. Featuring all the household necessities and amenities like a high-end kitchen, onsite laundry, cleaning services, and free WiFi, Bosco’s commitment to energy efficiency and sustainability is the perfect match for eco-conscious renters interested in Berkeley coliving. You will also enjoy shared common spaces like an indoor lounge and terrace, perfect for remote work or hosting friends for game night, and a rooftop deck, complete with incredible views of the city and the bay.

Frequently asked questions

What is Berkeley known for?

Berkeley is more than just the famous college town of the university that shares its name. Brimming with art museums, thrift shops, outdoor spaces, and hidden culinary gems, Berkeley is a city where you can have it all. From coffee shop connoisseurs to social justice pioneers, Berkeley has a community for everyone. With mild year-round weather, it perfectly balances laid-back and fun-loving.

What is the public transportation like in Berkeley?

Thanks to the AC Transit bus network and BART train system, it’s easy to live in Berkeley without a car. The numerous public transit lines, bike paths, and pedestrian areas give the city a walkable downtown and make it accessible to travel between different neighborhoods. BART also goes across the bay into San Francisco, perfect for commuters or weekend adventurers. Common’s Berkeley apartment is walking distance to the red and orange BART lines, as well as various bus stops. Get to downtown SF in half an hour, or walk to the UC Berkeley campus in as little as 15 minutes. If cycling is more your speed, hop on your wheels and cruise down the city’s various bike lanes.

What are some fun things to do in Berkeley?

From acclaimed restaurants to unique cultural activities, there’s never a shortage of things to do in your free time in Berkeley. Discover the roots of the city’s counterculture movement in the Telegraph Avenue neighborhood, stop by trendy wineries and boutiques in the Gilman District, or sample NorCal’s farm-to-table cuisine in North Shattuck. Over the weekend, catch a show Downtown after spending the day at an annual cultural festival. Coliving in Berkeley provides a cozy home base to explore this dynamic city.

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Learn more about coliving in Berkeley

No matter what’s brought you to Berkeley, coliving creates a built-in community from day one. Plus, you can save money, make new friends, and truly experience all the Bay Area has to offer. Explore these coliving perks and more on the Common blog.