Room rentals in Downtown Oakland





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Do you like beautiful natural scenery? What about amazing restaurants or freshly brewed coffee? A cocktail bar with live music and art? Whatever you’re looking for in your next neighborhood, you’re guaranteed to find it in Downtown Oakland.

Discover your dream home in Downtown Oakland

Tired of San Francisco house hunting? Expand your search to the East Bay, where you’ll find our rooms for rent in Downtown Oakland. Just a stone’s throw from SF, Oakland boasts a more residential feel with affordable prices. If you're looking for rooms for rent in Downtown Oakland, explore Common’s three renovated, all-inclusive apartment buildings and housing options to choose from, your move to the Bay Area couldn’t be easier.

What is Coliving in Downtown Oakland?

Downtown Oakland coliving means having a private furnished room to call your own, within a shared, community-oriented apartment. Cohousing in California at this desirable location also means being a quick train ride from SF and Berkeley, all while enjoying the lively spirit of “the bright side of the Bay.”

Coliving homes available in Downtown Oakland

Enjoy coliving at its finest in one of Common’s fully furnished Downtown Oakland shared suites and housing options, all centrally located and well-connected to other coliving communities and the rest of the San Francisco Bay. Your downtown Oakland coliving monthly rent is inclusive of many perks. You’ll have easy access to amenities where you can socialize with residents in your cohousing community. In addition to incredible shared space and amenities like free utilities, high-speed WiFi, and a regular cleaning service, our Oakland apartments also feature a modern common space stocked with household essentials that you’ll be excited to come home to. A game room, outdoor terrace, study lounge—when you rent with Common, it’s all yours to enjoy.

Frequently asked questions

What is Downtown Oakland known for?

Downtown Oakland is a vibrant, up-and-coming neighborhood in the East Bay known for its contemporary art, environmentally conscious mindset, and diverse cultural profile. Its recent eco-friendly initiatives—community gardens, water conservation, and lower energy consumption across the city—have been dubbed a “green revolution.” Alongside its creative scene, Downtown Oakland also hosts a rapidly growing job market thanks to the burgeoning tech sector of San Francisco. In addition to large-scale corporations, the local community is big on supporting small businesses, too.

What is the public transportation in Downtown Oakland?

Oakland is conveniently connected to the Bay Area via the BART rail system and AC Transit bus service. The Orange, Red, and Yellow lines all run through Downtown Oakland, making it easy to commute to SF, make it to the airport, or head out of the city for a weekend trip. The Bay Ferry also takes riders to SF via a picturesque water route in just 20 minutes. Downtown Oakland is very walkable and bike-friendly, making it easy to cut down on costs—and your carbon footprint. Plus, all our Downtown Oakland shared apartments include convenient bike storage.

What are some fun things to do in Downtown Oakland?

Downtown Oakland is packed with activities, festivals, eateries, and more. The neighborhood is bordered to the east by Lake Merritt, a great spot for a picnic, afternoon stroll, or kayak ride. Meander through one of the city’s many galleries before checking out the Oakland Museum of California, an art-history-science hybrid. Or embark on your own personal urban art tour—you’re sure to come across colorful murals and innovative pop-ups around almost every corner. If you’re looking to make a more concrete plan for the day, purchase tickets for a live performance at one of many entertainment venues and theaters. When you’re ready for a bite to eat, sample cuisines from all over the world, right in your own backyard.

Can I have a roommate?

A 2-bedroom option allows you to apply with a roommate and share the common spaces. Each of you will have a private bedroom of your own. If you're looking for affordable housing or fully furnished community spaces, explore different property rentals in registered coliving communities.

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Learn more about coliving in Downtown Oakland

From its better weather to flourishing culture, Downtown Oakland is giving San Francisco a run for its money. Make the Bay Area feel like home with Common’s exceptional service and built-in coliving community. Discover more about coliving in Downtown Oakland on our blog.