6.9 out of 10

Central Piedmont (Lower Highland)

37.8278535167028 -122.228198493062
Great for
  • Clean & Green
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Resale or Rental Value
  • Safe & Sound
  • Schools
Not great for
  • Cost of Living
  • Eating Out
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Nightlife
  • Parking
Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Tourists
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish


4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 1/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 1/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5

"Woody Views of the Bay"

Much like its neighbor, the Upper Highland neighborhood, Central Piedmont too is an affluent neighborhood with a variety of homes styles. Unlike its neighbor, however, Central Piedmont’s stately Tudors, sprawling Mission style homes and Prairie homes, are built along sloping streets with great views of Oakland and the Bay. This neighborhood is a little less cozy than its neighbor, but well worth it, nevertheless.

Up near Scenic Drive where the grade becomes more precarious, Central Piedmont makes the best use of its space by narrowing the streets to little better than alleyways, and stacks home into multiple stories so that they can give the best views and use of space. For those who love architecture, they will enjoy seeing how the architects manipulate the constructions to overcomes limits in space and tricky slopes.

The streets are very clean, often windy, and very woody. If you like that kind of woodsy living, you will love this piney neighborhood.
  • Beautiful Architecture
  • Secluded
  • Great Views
  • Expensive
  • Wildfires and Erosion
  • Out of the Way
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Tourists
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish

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