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Piedmont is a city of approximately 11,000 residents surrounded by Oakland, overlooking the San Francisco Bay. According to many historians, during the 1920’s the city was known as “City of Millionaires”. It was because Piedmont has the most number of millionaires/square-mile in the US. There are five city parks and numerous landscaped areas which offer wooded paths, tennis courts, children’s playgrounds, and picnic facilities. Homes in Piedmont range from those estate-like homes in central Piedmont with expansive grounds to more modest homes on quiet tree-lined streets. Well-manicured landscapes prevail and the city’s stringent permitting guidelines ensure all of the homes maintain their original flavor. The center of town is small, featuring a market and one gas station. Mulberry’s Market, a specialty food store with ready-made meals, caters to gourmet taste buds and is the frequent morning coffee stop for parents and after-school hot spot for kids. Piedmont’s proximity to San Francisco and Oakland’s many big-city amenities ensures Piedmonters will not miss out on the latest restaurants, cafes, movies and theater. The sense of community is strong and annual town events include July 4th Parade, Movies in the Park, Harvest Festival, Haunted House, Thanksgiving Turkey Trot, and Christmas Tree Lighting. Piedmont High School’s annual Bird Calling Contest was previously featured on “The Tonight Show” with Johnny Carson and “The Late Show With David Letterman”. The Piedmont Recreation Center offers a central gathering place for residents. The beautiful grounds provide a wonderful place to hang out and play, and the wooded trail connecting the Center to the high school is the best place to take your dog to play. A casual carpool zone on Oakland Avenue, along with proximity to Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) and Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District buses, offer workers convenient commute options. Pride in community involvement and village living are just a few of the reasons people love to live in Piedmont.
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