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High Rent District

by Jerry Bader

The highest rents in the country are in:

A. New York

B. San Francisco

C. Phoenix

D. None of the Above

The correct answer is D; the highest rents in America are in....Williston, North Dakota , in the middle of the Bakken oil patch. And that's if you can find an apartment. I spent some time in North Dakota last year. The small communities in the oil patch simply weren't ready for the boom and some four years later the infrastructure is still struggling to keep up.

But the jobs pay very well and at some point the housing will catch up. It's an amazing boom story, one the environmental left doesn't want to hear.