Housing- Downtown Berkeley, Emeryville, Albany?


ldncdn
Hi,

I'm planning on enrolling at Berkeley so I've had a preliminary look at off-campus housing options. I've looked at studios and 1 beds in pet friendly apartments in downtown Berkeley ($$$$), Emeryville ($$), Oakland ($), Albany ($).

It is way cheaper to live out of downtown and I'm especially interested in Emeryville, but it's really hard to gauge what kind of neighbourhood it is over Google Maps. It is only 3-4 miles off the campus but it looks so far off and remote on streetview.

Is anybody here a current or past student at Berkeley, or just living in the general area? I'd really appreciate your opinions on the areas (how manageable the commute is to campus, safety, shops, not being in the middle of nowhere). Albany and Oakland look too far off but I'd consider it based on your comments. Thanks so much!!
Hi,

I'm planning on enrolling at Berkeley so I've had a preliminary look at off-campus housing options. I've looked at studios and 1 beds in pet friendly apartments in downtown Berkeley ($$$$), Emeryville ($$), Oakland ($), Albany ($).

It is way cheaper to live out of downtown and I'm especially interested in Emeryville, but it's really hard to gauge what kind of neighbourhood it is over Google Maps. It is only 3-4 miles off the campus but it looks so far off and remote on streetview.

Is anybody here a current or past student at Berkeley, or just living in the general area? I'd really appreciate your opinions on the areas (how manageable the commute is to campus, safety, shops, not being in the middle of nowhere). Albany and Oakland look too far off but I'd consider it based on your comments. Thanks so much!!
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ldncdn
Also adding -
Why is it that San Francisco actually have a lot more cheaper listings than downtown Berkeley? Do any students commute from SF?
Also adding -
Why is it that San Francisco actually have a lot more cheaper listings than downtown Berkeley? Do any students commute from SF?
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Also adding -
Why is it that San Francisco actually have a lot more cheaper listings than downtown Berkeley? Do any students commute from SF?


Hi! I've heard from different people that Oakland is (probably) the unsafest city in the bay area, so if I were you I'd skip it.
SF is one of the most expensive cities in US, but if you're looking for apts there, avoid Tenderloin. It's a place full of drug addicts and homeless people!
<blockquote>Also adding -
Why is it that San Francisco actually have a lot more cheaper listings than downtown Berkeley? Do any students commute from SF?</blockquote>

Hi! I've heard from different people that Oakland is (probably) the unsafest city in the bay area, so if I were you I'd skip it.
SF is one of the most expensive cities in US, but if you're looking for apts there, avoid Tenderloin. It's a place full of drug addicts and homeless people!
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T&T
It is my critical concern as well. I also thank you for the above advice.
It is my critical concern as well. I also thank you for the above advice.
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It is my critical concern as well. I also thank you for the above advice.


You're welcome! Glad to help :)
<blockquote>It is my critical concern as well. I also thank you for the above advice. </blockquote>

You're welcome! Glad to help :)
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ldncdn
Also adding -
Why is it that San Francisco actually have a lot more cheaper listings than downtown Berkeley? Do any students commute from SF?


Hi! I've heard from different people that Oakland is (probably) the unsafest city in the bay area, so if I were you I'd skip it.
SF is one of the most expensive cities in US, but if you're looking for apts there, avoid Tenderloin. It's a place full of drug addicts and homeless people!


Thanks that's very helpful. The 'cheap' SF listings I was looking at were all in Tenderloin so now that explains it. It's good to get a local's opinion on these things because on google maps Tenderloin looked really clean.

I think despite the cost I will just stay near Berkeley's campus, although I heard that the area also has a homeless problem.
<blockquote><blockquote>Also adding -
Why is it that San Francisco actually have a lot more cheaper listings than downtown Berkeley? Do any students commute from SF?</blockquote>

Hi! I've heard from different people that Oakland is (probably) the unsafest city in the bay area, so if I were you I'd skip it.
SF is one of the most expensive cities in US, but if you're looking for apts there, avoid Tenderloin. It's a place full of drug addicts and homeless people!</blockquote>

Thanks that's very helpful. The 'cheap' SF listings I was looking at were all in Tenderloin so now that explains it. It's good to get a local's opinion on these things because on google maps Tenderloin looked really clean.

I think despite the cost I will just stay near Berkeley's campus, although I heard that the area also has a homeless problem.
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Lawgirl1
Hi,

I'm planning on enrolling at Berkeley so I've had a preliminary look at off-campus housing options. I've looked at studios and 1 beds in pet friendly apartments in downtown Berkeley ($$$$), Emeryville ($$), Oakland ($), Albany ($).

It is way cheaper to live out of downtown and I'm especially interested in Emeryville, but it's really hard to gauge what kind of neighbourhood it is over Google Maps. It is only 3-4 miles off the campus but it looks so far off and remote on streetview.

Is anybody here a current or past student at Berkeley, or just living in the general area? I'd really appreciate your opinions on the areas (how manageable the commute is to campus, safety, shops, not being in the middle of nowhere). Albany and Oakland look too far off but I'd consider it based on your comments. Thanks so much!!


Hiya,
I was wondering if you had any tips on finding a place?? I am planning to enroll this coming year and will also be looking for a pet friendly apartment. Any advice you have of places to look online or locations would be greatly appreciated!
[quote]Hi,

I'm planning on enrolling at Berkeley so I've had a preliminary look at off-campus housing options. I've looked at studios and 1 beds in pet friendly apartments in downtown Berkeley ($$$$), Emeryville ($$), Oakland ($), Albany ($).

It is way cheaper to live out of downtown and I'm especially interested in Emeryville, but it's really hard to gauge what kind of neighbourhood it is over Google Maps. It is only 3-4 miles off the campus but it looks so far off and remote on streetview.

Is anybody here a current or past student at Berkeley, or just living in the general area? I'd really appreciate your opinions on the areas (how manageable the commute is to campus, safety, shops, not being in the middle of nowhere). Albany and Oakland look too far off but I'd consider it based on your comments. Thanks so much!![/quote]

Hiya,
I was wondering if you had any tips on finding a place?? I am planning to enroll this coming year and will also be looking for a pet friendly apartment. Any advice you have of places to look online or locations would be greatly appreciated!
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Hi guys, I am also looking for a pet friendly place! If we can all help each other it would be really nice (:
Hi guys, I am also looking for a pet friendly place! If we can all help each other it would be really nice (:
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klex
Same here guys, in case anyone can help?
Same here guys, in case anyone can help?
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guiafa
Apartments range from 2.6 to 3.3 (1 bed).

UCB has a housing option for couples in Albany that are cheaper.

Some people advice that you should also buy a car...
Apartments range from 2.6 to 3.3 (1 bed).

UCB has a housing option for couples in Albany that are cheaper.

Some people advice that you should also buy a car...
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I am hoping to secure university owned housing, but there's a housing facebook group you can access with your Berkeley email address which might be useful?
I am hoping to secure university owned housing, but there's a housing facebook group you can access with your Berkeley email address which might be useful?
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Hi guys! I've just secured a spot at the I-House but I am not totally satisfied. I would like to find a better place. Since I-House grants you the right to withdraw by July 1, I will benefit from this period for looking around

Anyone who knows a nice place close to the campus?
Hi guys! I've just secured a spot at the I-House but I am not totally satisfied. I would like to find a better place. Since I-House grants you the right to withdraw by July 1, I will benefit from this period for looking around

Anyone who knows a nice place close to the campus?
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Hi guys! I've just secured a spot at the I-House but I am not totally satisfied. I would like to find a better place. Since I-House grants you the right to withdraw by July 1, I will benefit from this period for looking around

Anyone who knows a nice place close to the campus?


The big disadvantage in I House, is the commonly shared bathrooms!
[quote]Hi guys! I've just secured a spot at the I-House but I am not totally satisfied. I would like to find a better place. Since I-House grants you the right to withdraw by July 1, I will benefit from this period for looking around

Anyone who knows a nice place close to the campus?[/quote]

The big disadvantage in I House, is the commonly shared bathrooms!
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