Piedmont Real Estate
Beautiful Piedmont, California , located in the East Bay Hills, consists of 1.7 miles, and 10,000+ people. Completely surrounded by Oakland, the city was incorporated in 1907.
Piedmont originally evolved from Spanish land grants of the 1820's- 1850's (starting with Don Luis Peralta), to dairy farms and grain ranches in the 1850's-1870's, and then saw a migration of wealth from San Francisco in the late 1800's. In the 1920's and 1930's development was at a height, and Piedmont became known as the "City of Millionaires" for having more millionaires per square mile than anywhere else in the country. Today, most of the mansions and grand homes built throughout the eras have remained, not only intact, but refurbished and refreshed for the next generation. Examples from architectural greats such as Albert Farr, Julia Morgan, Miller and Warnecke, and others, can be seen throughout the city. Every street seems to have a unique home, garden or view.
In addition to stately architecture, and a close knit community spirit, the city offers its own fire and police departments, and a highly rated school system.
Piedmont schools have historically maintained a top notch reputation, and have achieved gold star status on both state and national levels. Each school has consistently maintained a California Academic Performance Index of 900 or more out of a desired top score of 1000. Additionally, in 2016, Newsweek rated Piedmont High a high ranking of #25 out of 100 of the Best Public High Schools in the nation. As a district, Piedmont offers three elementary schools-Havens, Wildwood and Beach, one middle School-Piedmont Middle School, and one high school-Piedmont High School.
The city also provides pristine parks with gorgeous old trees, a variety of sports fields (Witter Field was built where a 19th century maze and Japanese tea house once existed), a fantastic recreation department, a neighbors and newcomers club for some old fashioned community experiences, and a wide variety of unique resources for its residents.
Famous residents have included, Jack London, Clint Eastwood, Al Davis, William F. Knowland, Robert S. McNamara, the Ghirardelli family, James Gamble, Charles Schwab, Dean Witter Billie Joe Armstrong, Bill Romanowski, Bubba Paris, Peter Docter, Sonny Dykes, Alex Hirsch, and Dave McCarty to name a few.
Real Estate in Piedmont
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Listing information last updated on December 16th, 2017 at 6:02pm PST.