The tiny village of Piedmont is one of the wealthiest and prettiest cities in California and for good reason. Excellent schools, stately homes, tree-lined streets and close-knit neighborhoods make it an ideal place to settle down and raise a family.
Although located within the boundaries of Oakland, Piedmont is its own city with separate schools, government, services and taxes. While enjoying their independence, the 11,000 residents have convenient access to all the big city amenities of San Francisco, Berkeley, Oakland, and upscale Walnut Creek—just a short 20 minutes away.
Homes in Piedmont date mostly from the first half of the 20th century, with hundreds of unique and monumental estates of period revival style, as well as grand versions of the popular Craftsman bungalow. With a low density and a very residential character, the City of Piedmont has one small retail center. However, the shopping haven of Piedmont Avenue is nearby, located just west of the city limits.
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