Nestled in the East Bay Hills, the city of Piedmont is considered by some to be among the top suburbs nationally. Business Insider recently ranked the foothill community of 11,000 as the sixth best, citing its high median household income ($207,222) and population of highly-educated residents.

  • The median household income in Piedmont is $207,222.
  • The median home in the city is valued at more than $2 million.
  • The Piedmont Unified School District is highly-rated in California.

Nestled in the East Bay Hills, the city of Piedmont is considered to be among the top suburbs in the entire nation.

Business Insider recently ranked the foothill community of 11,000 as the sixth best, citing its high median household income ($207,222) and population of highly-educated residents.

The city is also known statewide for the quality of its schools.

Niche recently ranked the Piedmont Unified School District as the sixth best in California and the 70th nationally. Schools within the district include Havens Elementary, Beach Elementary, Wildwood Elementary, Piedmont Middle School and Piedmont High School.

The district is currently looking to significantly upgrade its buildings and classrooms, with a price tag of more than $100 million being thrown around.

Piedmont real estate market

When coupling the city’s quality schools with high median household incomes it’s no surprise Piedmont is a luxury home market.

During the last 90 days, as of March 30, the median sales price of a home in the city was $2.1 million, according to Redfin. The median list price during that period sat at $2.25 million.

Zillow estimates home values in the community have risen by roughly 10 percent during the past 12 months.

Piedmont was significantly developed during the 1920s and 1930s and features minimal rental product or commercial space. The city’s primary commercial district is located on Highland Avenue.

Getting around Piedmont

Roughly a 13-mile drive to downtown San Francisco, Piedmont residents have an average commute time of around 26 minutes. Of note, the city is 7 miles from the Oakland International Airport and 16 miles from the San Francisco International Airport.

The closest BART stations to the city are all located to the east in Oakland, with some stations accessible via bus transit lines that run through Piedmont.

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