A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    A-
  8. Weather
    A+
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A+
  12. Commute
    A

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$1,456,300
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$2,485
National
$928
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    12%
  • Own
    88%

Piedmont Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    62
    0
  • Murder
    0
    0
  • Rape
    26
    41
  • Robbery
    18
    0
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    448
    1
  • Theft
    1,029
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    334
    0

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$208,772
National
$53,889
Children
24%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    49%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    36%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    12%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    2%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    1%
    13%
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Piedmont Reviews

25 reviews
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Piedmont is an unusually closely knit community with exceptionally affluent and well-educated families. It is a small community it of 12,000 residents surrounded circumferentially by Oakland. Because of this fact, it is culturally diverse, and property values are depressed to reasonably affordable levels due to the crime rates of the surrounding East Bay communities. Piedmont itself, however, is exceptionally safe. (Its school district ranks #1 for safety among greater San Francisco metropolitan area school districts.) Notable current or former Piedmont residents include Ambassador Chris Stephens, Clint Eastwood, Amanda Stevenson, Sarah Chin, Charles Schwab, Stephen Curry, Reggie Jackson, Stephen Bechtel, and Jack London.
Review Piedmont
The benefits of living here are significant:
If we lived in Oakland we would pay for private schooling.
Security is good - a bit of a rabbit warren with a strong neighbourhood watch scheme and cameras on entrance roads.
Piedmont has its own police and fire departments. There is a small area for the police to patrol and in emergencies, the police/fire/medic vehicles are onsite within 2-4 minutes.
Piedmont enjoys temperate weather so air conditioning/pools aren't essential.
Piedmont Ave and College Ave are close and provide restaurant and shopping options.
The economics of having an appreciating asset vs spending money for a higher cost of living made the decision easy for us.
There is a strong sense of community in this area and everyone knows eachother and are aware if different people move into a residence. There is the school, church and veterans building, a few stores and police station. People often tend to live there for a long time or their parents do after their children graduate. It is very safe and clean and well kept. It is very pet friendly with a few dog parks nearby peoples residences some of which are nearby the parks . There are many community gatherings and events that are posted in the paper and are family friendly open to the public.