Private apartments and coliving in Oakland





Discover your dream home in Oakland

Often dubbed “the bright side of the Bay,” Oakland is an up-and-coming metropolis with year-round pleasant weather, just a stone’s throw from San Francisco. Make the most of the East Bay with our Oakland rentals, from private studios to fully furnished shared suites—Downtown, up in Temescal, over in West Oakland, and across other favorite neighborhoods.

What is Coliving in Oakland?

Featuring private bedrooms and communal amenities and hangout spaces, our coliving Oakland apartments provide the perfect balance of privacy and community. With all the perks of coliving at a fraction of the price, it’s easy to make yourself at home in the East Bay and enjoy all that Oakland has to offer, from pool days with suitemates to exploring cozy cafes in your new neighborhood.

Private apartments and coliving homes available in Oakland

Find the right housing for you in one of Common’s furnished Oakland apartments, spread across the city. Check out Jefferson or Webster in the heart of Downtown Oakland, browse Amelia or Maya in cultural Temescal, or opt for Cottage in Point Richmond. In addition to the amenities at all Common homes, like onsite laundry and high-speed WiFi, Oakland luxury apartments feature extras like backyards with hammocks, a furnished rooftop deck with a view of SF, a game room, and more.

Frequently asked questions

What is Oakland known for?

Known as “Brooklyn by the Bay,” Oakland is a vibrant and inclusive city that still maintains its hometown feel. Packed with delicious restaurants, world-class museums, lush public green spaces, and more, Oakland has something for everyone. Soak up the sun by Lake Merritt, head to a cultural festival, or discover the latest hidden gems on your block. Located a quick train or ferry ride from San Francisco, Oakland is the place to be in NorCal.

What is the public transportation in Oakland?

Oakland is connected to the rest of the Bay Area via various bus and train lines. Thanks to the AC Transit bus network and BART train service, it’s easy to live here without a car. BART provides daily service to nearby neighborhoods, downtown San Francisco, and even the airport. The Bay Ferry service is another convenient way to travel between Oakland, San Francisco, and Alameda—a scenic route that takes only 20 minutes to cross the Bay. In addition to public transportation, Oakland is known to be highly walkable and bike-friendly. Common’s Oakland coliving homes are all located within walking distance of many bus stops and BART stations, making it easy to get around and explore the East Bay.

What are some fun things to do in Oakland?

Oakland offers the ideal balance between city living and the great outdoors. Unwind on the shores of Lake Merritt, or rent a kayak or canoe from the Brooklyn Basin. After a beautiful day outside, treat yourself to delicious cuisine—from the taco trucks and tequila bars in Fruitvale to the Oakland Vegan Trail, showcasing the city’s incredible vegan food. If you’re interested in soaking up the city’s arts and culture, check out the innovative Oakland Museum of California, the Black Panther walking tour, or one of the many local art galleries and lively street murals.

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Learn more about private apartments and coliving In Oakland

Whether you’re a longtime San Francisco Bay Area resident or a first-timer on the West Coast, cohousing in Oakland is a great way to meet new people, expand your horizons, and find community. Explore even more benefits of communal living on our blog.