7.3 out of 10

Downtown Piedmont (Civic Center)

37.8248328952424 -122.232467000296
Great for
  • Internet Access
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Resale or Rental Value
  • Safe & Sound
  • Schools
Not great for
  • Eating Out
  • Nightlife
  • Shopping Options
  • Cost of Living
  • Public Transport
Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Retirees
  • Country Lovers

Reviews

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

"Piedmont Cash and Gas"

These two blocks are not really much of a downtown. It’s just a few businesses—a gas station and a bank. There’s really nothing here worthy of giving it the moniker “downtown,” except that it is the only place with businesses in most of the Piedmont neighborhoods. Really, Piedmont Avenue should be and probably is considered Piedmont’s de facto downtown.
Pros
  • Cash
  • Gas
  • Park
Cons
  • No Supermarket
  • No Quiant Coffee Shop
  • No Restaurants
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Country Lovers
PiedmntREBroker
PiedmntREBroker The writer clearly doesn't live in Piedmont. Yep, downtown is small. It DOES include a grocery and the grocery also has great Peets coffee and a seating bar for informal chas--I even meet clients there!

But yes, it's not as downtown-y as Piedmont Avenue; for many Piedmonters, Montclair, or Lakeshore would be the "downtown" closest to the house--each with plenty of groceries, coffee shops/restaurants, offices and shops.
2yrs+
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