Piedmont MapSurrounded on all sides by Oakland’s more historical homes, Piedmont is one of the smaller cities of the Bay Area, consisting mostly of residential homes and known for its family-friendly aspects. Incorporated in 1907 and named after the region of Piedmont in Italy (which means Foothill), one highlight of the community is its educational system, with Piedmont High School ranked in the top 100 schools in the nation by U.S. News & World Report and Piedmont Unified School District previously ranking #10 of 756 districts in California, according to one statistical analysis of California public education.

Piedmont has five city parks and is close to nearby attractions in Oakland such as the Oakland Zoo and the Oakland Museum of California. Piedmont also holds several regular town events such as the July 4th Parade, Haunted House, Thanksgiving Turkey Trot, Christmas Tree Lighting and is the home to many active charities and community groups. Served by the AC transit bus system, and a short distance away from local BART stops, San Francisco and other parts of the Bay Area are easily accessible from Piedmont as well.

Useful Links:

City of Piedmont Homepage

Piedmont Unified School District