Did you know Piedmont homes for sale are part of the only city in America that is completely surrounded by another city, that being Oakland? Yes, it’s true and it’s just one aspect that makes the city of Piedmont so unique. Piedmont is a charter city of approximately 11,000 residents located in the beautiful Oakland Hills overlooking San Francisco Bay. The city, which is virtually built out, consists of established, high-quality single family homes on quiet tree-lined streets.
Historic Piedmont Estate Designed By Famed Architect, Albert Farr. Spacious Formal Rooms With Great Period Details. Updated Kitchen And Family Room. Separate 1 Br, 1 Ba Apartment. Level Out To Gardens. Tournament Size Tennis Court.
Simply Incredible 1912 Edwardian Estate- It Is The Crown Jewel Of Piedmont. Magical Gardens, Very High Style And Complete Perfection. The Official Gla Does Not Include A Fabulous Finished Attic Of Approximately 1,125. Two Half Baths On Street Level.
Private Estate In Central Piedmont Includes 2 Parcels For Over 1 Acre. Grounds Include Separate Guest House, Playhouse, 2 Garden Maintenance Structures And A Tennis Court. Wonderful Mid-century Feeling Throughout This Gracious Light Filled Home.
Central Piedmont Traditional Boasts 3/3 With An Expansive Office And Built In Bookcases. Possible 4th Bedroom Can Be Added By Reconfiguring Lower Level. A Stunning Open Gourmet Chef's Kitchen With Stainless Appliances And Center Island. A Lovely, ...
A Well-loved Home In The Heart Of Town Near Schools, Pool And Tennis! Watch The “stroller Parade” From The Broad Front Porch, Or Have A Quiet Dinner On The Landscaped Patio! The Large Living Room Features Original Woodwork, A Fireplace And A Bay W...
Picturesque Piedmont Colonial In Ideal Walk Score Location. Incomparable Designer Show Case Kitchen With Adjoining Family Room Opens To Entertainer's Patio And Extraordinary Deep Gardens. Rare Four Bedrooms Up Including Light Filled Master Suite. ...
166 Oak In Piedmont Has Five Bedrooms, Two And One Half Baths With An Updated Kitchen. The Lovely Living Room Has Hardwood Floors And A Gas Fireplace. The Formal Dining Room Boasts Beautifully Arched Windows, And Both Rooms Lead Out To The Front D...
Great Potential In This Lovely Traditional In The Heart Of Piedmont. Wonderful Light, Ornate Crown Moulding, Beautifully Proportioned Rooms And A Sunny, Level Yard. Large Kitchen With Breakfast Area Overlooking The Garden,. Spacious Basement For W...
Adorable Piedmont Home With Circular Floor Plan And Original Details. Living Room With Fireplace. Formal Dining Room. Bonus Dining Area. Remodeled Bath And Kitchen With New Cabinets And Carrara Marble. Private Back Yard With Beautiful Landscaping...
Storybook Tudor Located Just Blocks From Popular Grand Avenue! Enjoy Easy Access To Restaurants, Shops, Saturday Farmers Market And Ever Popular Lake Merritt! 3+ Bedrooms With Vintage And Period Charm Throughout! Private Rear Gardens With Mature P...
Structurally Updated And Remodeled, This Magnificent Property Offers A Lovely Living Room And Dining Room, Fully Equipped Kitchen With Access To Back Patio And Level-out Lawn, Large Family Room, Multi Functional Laundry Room And Huge Two Car Garag...
Charming, Walk To Beach Elementary School And Piedmont Ave. Fenced Back Yard, Basement For Storage. The Owner Will Accept Small /medium Pets. The Property Has A Walk Score Of 87. Two Blocks From Dog Park. Property Has Thermo-pane Windows, New Fur...
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If you are thinking about buying or selling East Bay luxury real estate, give Dave a call at (510)-390-6929 or contact him online to explore your options and to find out more about local real estate opportunities.
Piedmont Community Amenities
Piedmont real estate truly offers a range of amenities for residents to enjoy. Within Piedmont's 1.8 square-mile area there are five city parks and a recreation center with tennis courts and a swimming pool. Numerous landscaped areas offer wooded paths to quiet pocket parks and children's playgrounds.
In 1852, Walter Blair bought 600 acres from the Peralta family for $1.25 per acre. Walter Blair was an enterprising man. He built a dairy on Highland Avenue and started a quarry where Dracena Park is now and sold the stones to the city of Oakland to pave the streets. He also built a hotel in Piedmont Park and a 75 acre amusement park in Moraga Canyon. Visitors from Oakland traveled 25 minutes by horse and buggy uphill to visit this grand outdoor arena. At the park you could sail small boats, ride ponies, watch acrobats hang from hot air balloons, have a picnic by one of the waterfalls and listen to music.
As the late 1800's came to a close, there were only seven homes in the area. That dramatically changed following the aftermath of the powerful 1906 San Francisco earthquake. Thousands fled across the bay to safety and many never returned. Piedmont grew 10 times bigger in just one year. By the Roaring Twenties, Piedmont was known as the 'City of Millionaires' because there were more millionaires per square mile than any other city in the United States.
Piedmont Real Estate
Today, Piedmont real estate is still one of the wealthiest per capita areas in the U.S. However even with this statistic, you’ll feel a sense of welcome and community in Piedmont. There's an old-fashioned Fourth of July Parade with floats, kids riding decorated bicycles and a marching band. Every Thanksgiving brings the 5k Turkey Trot to benefit the Piedmont High School cross country team. Tour tranquil Piedmont and you’ll see grand century old mansions as well as Craftsman style and sleek mid-century homes.
Piedmont Unified School District is ranked #1 in Northern California and #4 in the state according to the 2015 Academic Performance Index (API). There are three elementary schools, one middle school and two high schools.
Public transportation options abound in Piedmont. Four AC Transit lines travel to San Francisco, local BART stations and downtown Oakland. There are five BART stations that serve San Francisco, the South Bay and Contra Costa County. Lastly, there are two casual carpool pickup locations for a more personalized commute to San Francisco.
Fantastic shopping is a short drive to the Bay Street Emeryville shopping center. The Apple Store, J. Crew, Sephora and more are there. You’ll find unique boutiques for clothing and gifts along Lakeshore/Grand Avenues and Montclair Village less than a mile from Piedmont. Discover four-star rated dining at Oakland’s Commis, Chop Bar, BRIX and Flora.
Invest in Piedmont Realty
David is an active realtor within the town of Piedmont as well as a sponsor of the schools. Reach out to David to receive a copy of his Piedmont Value Guide for an historical look at Piedmont’s Real Estate activity and home sales. Call 510.390.6929 or contact him online today to learn more about Piedmont real estate opportunities.