Piedmont

The City of Piedmont with approximately 11,000 residents, is located in the beautiful Oakland Hills, overlooking the San Francisco Bay.  The city, consists of established, high-quality single family homes on quiet tree-lined streets.

Piedmont is centrally located within a few minutes from Oakland, San Francisco, Concord and Walnut Creek. There are five city parks and numerous landscaped areas which offer wooded paths, tennis courts, children’s playgrounds and picnic facilities.

Almost entirely zoned for single family dwelling residential use, Piedmont has minimal commerce compared with statistically similar cities, and relies primarily on property taxes as a base. The city also has almost no multi-family or second (granny) units. The city does have the small commercial district located on Highland Avenue and a small number of businesses are found on Grand Avenue near Piedmont’s southwest border with Oakland.

Located in the East Bay hills, Piedmont is surrounded on all sides by the city of Oakland. Piedmont provides its own fire and police services but does not have its own public library or federal post office; these services are shared with Oakland. Property taxes on Piedmont real estate are not shared with Oakland. The city is served by two local weekly newspapers: Piedmont Post and the Piedmonter, a neighborhood newspaper organized under the Contra Costa Times news organization.

Piedmont has a Community Hall and Veterans’ Memorial Building. Parks include Piedmont Park, Dracena Park, Crocker Park and Kennelly Skate Park. Playfields include Coaches Playfield, Havens Playfield, Linda Playfield, Piedmont Sports Field (Hampton) and Witter Field.

The 2010 United States Census reported that Piedmont had a population of 10,667 with a high percentage of residents white or asian.

Average price per square foot for Piedmont CA was $552. The median sales price for homes in Piedmont CA for May 2012 to Jul 2012 was $1,270,750 based on 58 home sales. Compared to the same period one year ago, the median home sales price decreased 0.3%, or $4,250, and the number of home sales increased 31.8%. The average listing price in Piedmont was $1,679,306.

Schools

The city of Piedmont is served by the Piedmont Unified School District. The district, coinciding with the municipal boundaries, includes three elementary schools (Havens*, Beach, and Wildwood), one middle school (Piedmont Middle School), one high school (Piedmont High School), and one alternative high school, Millennium. Piedmont High School matriculates a high percentage of students bound for college. Many graduates continue their education at both public and private colleges and universities.

▪   Havens has been entirely rebuilt for earthquake safety reasons and was reopened in 2010.

Primary and secondary schools


Piedmont Unified School District

“Students Come First” in the Piedmont Schools. Educators work hard to provide all students with a comprehensive, rigorous and relevant K-12 curriculum.

Frank C. Havens Elementary

Beach Elementary

Wildwood Elementary

Piedmont Middle School

Piedmont High School

Millennium High School

Piedmont Adult School

The Piedmont Unified School District was ranked #10 of 756 districts in the state of California according to one statistical analysis of California public education.