Welcome to Piedmont
A quaint city with stunning views in the heart of Oakland, California.
The charming city of Piedmont is nestled in the heart of Oakland, surrounded by beautiful views of the bay, San Francisco, and neighboring cities. Incorporated in 1907 and developed heavily in the 1920s, the homes are large and of historical significance. You’ll find yourself surrounded by tree-lined streets and single-family homes that range in size with well-maintained landscaping. There is a strong sense of community here, evident not only by the way homes are maintained but also by the many events held and the gatherings that take place. The city of Piedmont hosts events year-round, such as a holiday tree lighting, Arbor Day celebration, Fourth of July parade, and Harvest Festival.
The city has many city parks and outdoor spaces offering a variety of recreational activities. There are wooded paths for hiking and biking, playgrounds, tennis courts, and more. Piedmont is a wonderful place to raise a family.
What to Love
Piedmont hosts a variety of special events throughout the year that bolster the strong sense of community among the residents. It’s no wonder people love to call this place home. With Oakland surrounding it, there is a wide variety of things to see and do. The vibrant and lively Piedmont Avenue (adjacent to the city but not part of it) offers several restaurants and quaint shops.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
In the heart of Piedmont is the delightful, resident-favorite Mulberry’s Market, a place dreamed up for locals to go for a delicious cup of coffee and an ice cream. A stroll along Piedmont Avenue provides many restaurant options like Lo Coco’s, a quaint and local favorite pizza joint. Mistura offers a selection of Peruvian fusion dishes, while Mago delivers a blend of Colombian and Californian flavors. Fentons Creamery is a family-owned and local favorite for old-fashioned soda dishes and ice cream. In nearby Montclair, you also have choices such as Perle Wine Bar, a locally-sourced restaurant with an elegant atmosphere. Whatever your taste preferences, the options are limitless.
There are plenty of quirky and unique stores nearby that you’ll love for shopping. Mercy Vintage offers a variety of high-quality women’s fashion options. Good Neighbor provides not only a variety of clothing and beauty options, but the shop also has a garden with a bar and charming lights that can be rented for events. Try Nathan & Co, a fun shop on Piedmont Ave for unique gifts and home goods. If you enjoy a lovely day at the spa, check out Piedmont Springs, an urban oasis in the heart of the city. If you can’t find what you're looking for in Piedmont, the surrounding city of Oakland offers up a large variety of places to dine and shop.
Things to Do
Piedmont Park is in the city's heart and offers several outdoor activities such as wooded trails for hiking and biking, tennis courts, and picnic facilities. Piedmont Center for the Arts provides a variety of events and exhibitions. The historic Chapel of the Chimes on Piedmont Avenue is one of the state's most beautiful buildings. The surrounding city of Oakland also offers a variety of things to see and experience.