Welcome to Piedmont

It’s easy to hide away in Piedmont’s hilly mansion neighborhoods, though families and friends often gather for events in the park, walk their dogs and mingle with neighbors in this residential village on the outskirts of busy Oakland.

Key Details


upscale, mansions, estates, community, safe, affluent


Commute Times
Downtown Oakland 15m by car
San Francisco 30m by car
Silicon Valley 50m by car

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A small town within Oakland’s city limits that feels a million miles away from it all.

At its heart, Piedmont is a residential neighborhood set on the hillsides of Oakland where families settle in with lively community activities and incredible schools at their fingertips while still being able to enjoy the delights of the city, just minutes away.

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What to expect:
Historical properties and a commitment to community-building.

Historically called The City of Millionaires, Piedmont is home to winding neighborhood streets that string together massive estates and more modest single-family homes near the city border, and the sense of community is strong in this small town.

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The lifestyle:
Piedmont is more of a close-knit village than a city.

Through school events and annual events like the famed 4th of July parade and the family-oriented picnic in the park, catching up with neighbors is part of what makes Piedmont a lovely haven.

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Unexpected appeal:
Privacy and breathing room reign in this small hamlet.

Views of Oakland become dazzling specks of light from this neighborhood’s rolling hills. Large homes with land are difficult to come by this close to the Bay’s biggest cities, and yet Piedmont has all of that and a village pace, despite it all.

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The market:
Known for its hillside mansions and lush estates.

Just two square miles wide, Piedmont is one of the most affluent communities in the Bay Area. With median home values upwards of $2.2 million, sprawling, historic estates are the norm here, though more modest homes, with easier access to Oakland’s urban life, line the city’s edge.

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You'll fall in love with:
Gorgeous old homes amidst a welcoming small-town feel.

Piedmont’s estates are reminiscent of its lavish past as the City of Millionaires, though it’s managed to keep its original allure and tiny town center, all with the bustle of Oakland just minutes away.

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