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Oakland apartment rent growth highest in US

Businesses and residents, priced out of neighbouring San Francisco, are drawn to an increasingly vibrant scene

Port of Oakland with downtown Oakland in the background; Oakland was shaped by World War II, when burgeoning shipbuilding and canning industries drew black and white workers from the South.

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THE city by San Francisco Bay with the fastest-growing rents in the US isn't San Francisco.

Oakland, long synonymous with crime and blight, is attracting businesses and residents priced out of its more famous neighbour to the West and drawn to an increasingly vibrant