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Coliving in Oakland

Just across the water from San Francisco, Oakland is the charming, more affordable city in the Bay Area. This is why many digital nomads forgo the pricey rents of San Francisco for a sweet coliving space in Oakland.

If you take a boat over from San Francisco, you’ll arrive in Jack London Square. This is often the first stop for new visitors for a boardwalk stroll, the morning farmer’s market, or a visit to the only public presidential yacht, the USS Potomac.

Oakland offers great California weather, but locals contend that they get the best weather in all of the Bay Area. Boasting an average 261 sunny days each year, you can see why the coliving trend continues to grow here.

There’s no shortage of things to do in the city, having been awarded the most exciting city with the most movie theatres, theatre companies, and museums per square mile. Art plays a large part in the local culture. There are many open mic nights around town and endless murals outside. Take yourself on a street art tour on your day off. If you feel the need to get out of the city, day trips to San Francisco and Alcatraz, Napa Valley and beyond are easily arranged.

Getting around town is easy by ferry, bus, train, and even some free shuttles. Due to the spillover techies Silicon Valley scattering around the bay, the demand for great food has grown. Classic Oakland eats include fried chicken and oyster po’boys but you can find everything from artisanal donuts to tasty Italian fare.

Here are some fun facts about Oakland:

- Lake Merritt is a saltwater lake and home to the “Oak-Ness” monster
- It’s the birthplace of the word “hella.” Remember that next time you taste some pizza that’s hella good.
- Walt Disney mostly copied Disneyland’s famous Alice in Wonderland ride from Oakland’s Fairyland in the 1950s

Finding affordable communal living in Oakland

Finding affordable housing in Oakland can be tough, especially in cities with high rent prices. One solution that many people turn to is communal living with shared spaces and roommates. This can be a cost-effective way to have a private room while still being able to afford rent in a desirable location. There are a few different options for finding a shared living arrangement in Oakland. One option is to look for a private room for rent in a coliving home. This can be a good option for people who want some privacy, but still want to be part of a community. Another option is to look for a shared room, where you'll be sharing a bedroom with one or more roommates. This can be more affordable, as you'll only be responsible for paying for your own bed. The downside is that you'll have less privacy, as you'll be sharing a bedroom with others. You can find both accommodation options on Coliving.com. We can help you find a compatible roommate based on your preferences and lifestyle. Some hosts do background checks and eviction history checks to ensure that the roommates you're living with are trustworthy individuals. When looking for a shared living arrangement, it's important to do your due diligence and make sure that you're comfortable with the living arrangement and the people you'll be living with.

What is coliving?

Coliving is a new trend amongst millennials for renting shared apartments. Whether you're moving to Oakland for work or just looking for a new apartment, coliving in Oakland is a good way to save money and live with like-minded people. Co-living places people from different backgrounds together and encourages them to interact, collaborate and form new friendships. When compared to dorms, coliving is much more attractive, since it's relatively inexpensive, all-inclusive and allows you to rent a furnished room with an individual lease.

Affordable and social housing in Oakland

Looking for an affordable and social housing option in Oakland? Consider coliving, a trend in shared apartment rentals that brings together individuals from diverse backgrounds to live, work, and form new friendships. Coliving in Oakland is a cost-effective alternative to dorms, offering furnished rooms with individual leases and all-inclusive pricing.

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Why stay with us

  • Flexible Monthly stays Choose the convenience and flexibility of monthly stays – our short leases make it easy to relocate quickly if your job demands it.
  • Convenient Move-in-ready Don't move around with heavy furniture. All coliving spaces are fully furnished for comfort and convenience.
  • Affordable All-included Affordable rent without having to compromise on quality. Utilities, Wi-Fi, and cleaning costs are included in one price.
  • Social Built-in community Join a built-in community that is supportive and welcoming – Sharing with others helps you find meaning, belonging and acceptance in life.


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