Oakland is the top market nationally for rent growth

Median rent for a one-bedroom apartment stands at nearly $2,200
  • Oakland is a more expensive rental market than San Jose when it comes to one bedrooms.
  • Rents for two-bedroom apartments in Oakland grew by double digits during a recent three-month span.
  • Minimal new rental product will be delivered in Oakland next year.

Spanning November 2014 to November 2015 the median rent of a one-bedroom apartment grew by 19 percent in the city, the largest year-over-year rise of any large metro, according to findings from Zumper. This nearly 20 percent increase pushed the median rent of a one-bedroom apartment to $2,190 in November, making Oakland the fourth most expensive market in which to rent such a unit.