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2000 University Ave

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14 mins by public transport, 19 mins walk to Central Berkeley

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2116 Allston Way

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2110 Haste St

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4 mins walk to Central Berkeley

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1910 Oxford St

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17 mins walk to Central Berkeley

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2580 Bancroft Way

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11 mins by public transport, 16 mins walk to Central Berkeley

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2024 Durant Avenue

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Student Housing Berkeley 

Berkeley is home to world-renowned universities, making it an eye-catcher for local and international students to stay there. The quality of higher education in Berkeley is exceptional and is top-rated compared to other cities. Casita is a student housing market with hundreds of rooms in Berkeley; there are many options, including en-suite rooms, self-contained studios, and one-bedroom apartments! Casita offers a wide range of student housing Berkeley for you to choose from based on your needs, budgets, and preferences. 

About Berkeley 

Berkeley is a city in Northern California on the east side of San Francisco Bay. Berkeley is well-known for its world-class university, liberal politics, free speech movement roots from the 1960s, and cultural and culinary endeavours. There are a lot of factors that make Berkeley an attractive place to live in California, including the city's booming economy, year-round warm weather, and high academic possibilities. While living in Berkeley, you’ll discover many diverse opportunities, experiences, places, and ideas that await you. The city offers its residents easy access to the amenities of a major city that they might need while also offering them a small-town atmosphere!

This city is diverse, with a population of 119,607, which will make you explore so many different cultures! It is a truly unique place to live. People from all over the globe visit Berkeley for its amazing destinations and its unparalleled historical connection to music, entertainment, architecture, fashion, and culture-making. Berkeley is considered one of the best places to live in California. 

Berkeley is a unique place to live. The city is suitable for international students, as it hosts several cultural landmarks, world-famous universities, tourist attractions, and entertainment venues. We cannot forget Berkeley’s highly educated workforce, as it has the University of California, Berkeley, considered the greatest university there. Many other local universities provide the best education and guarantee quality teaching. 

Suburbs in Berkeley

Berkeley has plenty of suburbs and areas for students to call home during their study period there. The best suburbs to live in during your stay in Berkeley include Downtown Berkeley, Northside, Southside, and North Berkeley. 

Downtown Berkeley 

Downtown Berkeley is the heart of the city! It starts the path to Berkeley’s famous Gourmet Ghetto, a stretch of famous Berkeley restaurants. Casita offers several accommodation options that are just public transportation away from Downtown Berkeley. The Berkeley City Club, or Julia’s little Castle, is a 100-year-old Gothic-style hotel designed by Julia Morgan of Hearst Castle fame located in Downtown Berkeley as well! 

Southside 

The Southside suburb is a popular neighbourhood for students, faculty, and young professionals. This is why it is easier for students to find accommodation that is suitable for them in the Southside. Casita’s accommodation options are also really close to this suburb. Tailored for the youth, this suburb has several grocery stores, flower shops, restaurants, and cafes, making it easier for its citizens to enjoy living there.

Life in Berkeley

Berkeley is a wonderful place to feel at home quickly. This city is for anyone looking to live in a diverse U.S. area without having to overextend financially to afford a big city lifestyle, which is a huge plus. This city also gives its citizens a suburban feeling with several restaurants, grocery stores, cafes, hospitals, and flower shops! The University of California, Berkeley has a vital and diverse student population of approximately 45,435, including 32,143 undergraduate and 13,292 graduate students. 

We cannot forget Berkeley’s highly-educated workforce. Many local universities provide the best education and guarantee quality teaching. This high concentration of academic activity adds to Berkeley’s vibrant, forward-thinking atmosphere.

Cost of Living in Berkeley 

Unfortunately, Berkeley’s housing expenses are 209% higher than the national average, and the utility prices are 31% higher than the national average. Transportation expenses like bus fares and gas prices are 35% higher than the national average. Berkeley has grocery prices that are 31% higher than the national average. There are specific neighbourhoods in Berkeley that are specified for students that have a lower cost of living. 

Transportation in Berkeley 

There is an unusually large number of transit agencies in the Bay Area. Transit will get you where you need to go, whether it's to the university, a distant internship, or a night (or weekend) out in town:

  • AC Transit. Alameda-Contra Costa Transit 

  • Gateway Transportation Management

  • Berkeley Lab

  • CALTRANS Commuter Bike Shuttle

  • Golden Gate Transit

  • Green Tortoise

  • Greyhound Bus

Attractions in Berkeley 

The University of California Botanical Garden 

It has an outstanding collection of around 10,000 plants from every continent. The botanical garden's scenic trails meander through a variety of landscapes, making them ideal for leisurely nature walks. Picnic tables are also available in four different locations. Restrooms, a garden shop, and Julia Morgan Hall are also available. A summer concert series is held at the Mather Redwood Grove and Amphitheater.

Berkeley Marina

It encompasses the city marina and waterfront area, which totals more than 100 acres of parkland. The majority of the space is occupied by Chávez Park, which provides panoramic views of the San Francisco Bay bridges, Angel Island, and Alcatraz. The park has seven miles of trails, a 17-acre off-leash dog park, and a stretch of the Bay Trail walking and cycling path that circles San Francisco Bay. 

Top Universities in Berkeley 

University of California, Berkeley

  • 1 accommodation option is available just a short walk away.

  • Oakland, CA Bus Station is 14 minutes away.

  • Places of interest: Berkeley Waterfront.

Nearby Cities

Besides having facilities for student accommodation in Berkeley, Casita offers student accommodation in these other USA cities as well: Abilene, Alhambra, Los Angeles, San Diego, Omaha, Orlando, Overland Park, Oxford, Statesboro, Stillwater, Storrs, Syracuse, and Tallahassee

Frequently Asked Questions

Check out these answers to common questions and go to Help Centre for more details.

When should I start looking for Berkeley student housing?

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Starting your search for student housing in Berkeley early is recommended. The earlier, the better. Also, Casita is there to help you with most of the steps: the room type, the amenities provided, the location, and the proximity to your university.

Are there short-term stays in Berkeley?

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Yes, but you should check the availability of your Berkeley student accommodation of choice during your desired period. You can also refer to a Casita accommodation expert to help you find accommodation that accepts short-term stays.

How much rent does a student pay for accommodation in Berkeley?

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The average monthly cost for student housing in Berkeley, specifically an apartment, is around $2,270. Other room types, like en-suite rooms or studios, may cost more depending on the provider.

How do I pay for my student room in Berkeley?

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Payment can be made via net banking or through your debit card. We also have our own payment portal at Casita, where we can assist you with the entire payment process!

Can I pay my Berkeley student housing rent in instalments?

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Yes, you can pay your rent in instalments. However, some providers may require you to have a USA guarantor. Refer back to your accommodation expert for further help on the matter.

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