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8 beautiful Oakland homes for sale for under $500K

Oakland’s a big place with a lot of land, and there are still plenty of great homes for sale for a reasonable price.

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Huge population churn makes San Francisco, Oakland richer

City officials often cite a statistic saying that San Francisco is growing by about 10,000 people per year. But that number is a little misleading for two reasons. First, it’s a low ball figure: Census estimates since 2010 present increases of about 11,000-13,000 annually.

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What it's like to live in quick-changing Oakland

Last week, Curbed explored some of the many facets of a rapidly changing Oakland. In response, many Oaklanders shared their stories of living in the city and watching it transform; here's what they had to say.

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What it's like to live in quick-changing Oakland

Last week, Curbed explored some of the many facets of a rapidly changing Oakland. In response, many Oaklanders shared their stories of living in the city and watching it transform; here's what they had to say.

Inside a rapidly changing Oakland

With techies pouring in from across the Bay and prices skyrocketing, Oakland may be the most rapidly changing city in America right now. From hipster flips to Uber to brand new neighborhoods to the Black Panthers, here’s the view from the inside.

Will Oakland remember the Black Panther school?

The Black Panther Party’s Oakland Community School was a beacon for the poor African American and Latino community in East Oakland in the ‘70s and ‘80s, but today its cinder block building remains unacknowledged as the threat of gentrification looms.

Brooklyn rises on the Oakland waterfront

Brooklyn Basin will create an entirely new neighborhood from scratch on a formerly barren site along the Oakland waterfront, and that’s sure to send shockwaves out into the surrounding communities.

Building a better tech boom

Uber and other tech companies are flooding across the Bay into Oakland. The city is hoping to take advantage of the money, technology, and power arriving on its shores, but the tech industry might take something just as valuable from Oakland.

The incredible leaning flip of West Oakland

The bizarrely tilted house at 2523 Martin Luther King Jr. Way has tracked the city’s fast-moving gentrification wave, from squatting artists to opportunistic flippers, with a stop at mortgage fraud on the way. But does it have a future?

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An Oakland musician makes her home sing

Zena Carlota’s powerfully evocative music reflects the meaningful way she has assembled her personal surroundings.

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Iconic Oakland: then and now

From New York's Flatiron Building's cousin, affectionately known as "the Wedding Cake," to the country's first themed amusement park, predating both Disneyland and Six Flags, here are some of the top structural spots in Oakland.

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Vintage-loving couple decorate an architectural time capsule in Oakland

When stepping inside, it feels like you're walking into a newly furnished home in the late 1960s