Piedmont is a charmingly quaint city surrounded completely by Oakland and nestled upon the foothills of the Oakland Hills, known for its small-town residential vibe, great school system, and stately homes set back on large lots.
Highland Avenue and Grand Avenue provide a small number of commercial services while most residents head to Oakland for shopping. It’s anchored by Mulberry’s Market, a small high-end market that serves as the de facto town square. Locals flock to Cato’s Ale House for the tasty bites, wide portfolio of local brews, and mellow live entertainment. Don’t be surprised to find a line out the door at Fenton’s Creamery as you make your way through the streets.
Just over the border in Montclair, foodies can head to Daughter Thai Kitchen purveying top notch Southeast Asian cuisine, and Perle Wine Bar with a fantastic comfort menu. Hula and Pelago are favorite boutiques for women’s clothing and home accessories. Piedmont is bursting with winding roads, stately hills, natural beauty and a level of peace and quiet that is rare so close to downtown San Francisco.
Located between I-580 and State Route 13, you can find the upper Rockridge neighborhood to the North. Access to downtown Oakland, Berkeley, The City and the outlying East Bay is quick and easy. BART riders can quickly hop on the train at MacArthur Station and Rockridge Station. Bus riders can hop on AC Transit Transbay route right on Oakland Ave running through the center of town. Students can attend one-of-a-kind high-ranking schools, such as Havens Elementary School, Piedmont Middle School and Piedmont High School. Lovers of the outdoors can head over to nearby Shepherd Canyon and Piedmont Park for epic views, scenic trails and wonderful wildlife viewing.
Piedmont features a utopian residential aesthetic that is one of the Bay Area’s hidden gems.