Piedmont is a residential community completely surrounded by the City of Oakland.
The city began as a resort in the 1870s. In 1890 the great increase of development of large estates began and by 1907 there was enough of a population to incorporate it as a city.
Located just 20 minutes across the Bay from San Francisco, Piedmont is recognized for its fine architecture and beautiful tree-lined streets. It is regarded as one of the most desirable communities in the San Francisco Bay Area. Residents are primarily professionals and business executives who are attracted to this community because of its excellent schools, responsive police and fire departments, prime location and ideal climate. The city of Piedmont has but one small retail center, however shopping is plentiful in adjacent Oakland neighborhoods of Piedmont Avenue, Montclair, Grand Lake and Rockridge.
Students are served by the excellent schools of the Piedmont Unified School District, comprised of three elementary schools, one middle school, two high schools and one adult school. According to the district's mission statement, the district is committed to public education, is dedicated to developing independent learners who are responsible, competent, collaborative, compassionate, and intellectually curious with a strong sense of self and community.
Parent commitment to excellence in education is strong, and their participation in the schools is extensive. Residents of Piedmont have supported a parcel tax enabling the schools to offer small class sizes, full counseling services and an expansive extra-curricular programs.
Piedmont Real Estate
Most homes in Piedmont were built during the 1920s, with unique and monumental homes of period revival style, as well as grand versions of the Craftsman bungalow and other homes designed by virtuoso architects.
In April 2008, the average home sales price for a single family home or condo in Piedmont was $2,250,000. While this data is collected from the MLS and deemed reliable, it is not guaranteed.
- Area - 1.7 sq mi
- Population - 10,479
- Median income - $134,270
- Median age of residents - 44 years old