Montclair/Piedmont Pines Homes for Sale and Real Estate

Area Description

Nestled amongst the pine trees in the upper Oakland hills, the Montclair District has a friendly and laid-back atmosphere. Winding streets dotted with trees and flowers lead to large homes hidden among mini-forests with views of the San Francisco Bay. Adding to its appeal, Montclair is decidedly a bedroom community, yet exciting enough for the active crowd. Close to many East Bay parks, it offers endless opportunities to be in a natural setting.

Area Highlights


Nestled in the Oakland hills, Montclair and Piedmont Pines are lovely forested neighborhoods that are in high demand among home-buyers looking for a view. Homes here typically stay on the market for less than a month.


Heavily residential, but with a quaint, bustling shopping district, Montclair offers the best of both worlds. Transbay bus service makes commuting to San Francisco easy, and those interested in outdoor activities will find much to explore in the many trails and parks in the area. Piedmont Pines, nearby, is largely residential.

You'll Love

Montclair Village for extremely convenient dining and shopping, and Joaquin Miller and Redwood Regional parks for trails and outdoor exploration.

Perfect For

Montclair and Piedmont Pines are great for outdoor activities, friendly living, and a small-town vibe.

Around the Area

Montclair's real estate runs up and down the canyons, and the architecture is designed to showcase the natural character of the area. Some lot sizes can stretch into acres. Styles of homes range from large Craftsman bungalows to shingled cottages, Prairie homes, period revivals, ranch, and split-level-style homes from the 1950s, ‘60s and ‘70s.

At the northern edge of the neighborhood is Lake Temescal Park, a superb venue for picnics, games, and short woodsy outings. The commercial center is Montclair Village, a quaint area of small shops serving most local needs. The Montclair Egg Shop is a fun and whimsical stop for a hearty breakfast, and the Oakland Library Montclair Branch offers a cozy and magical children’s reading room for storytime. Other attractions include the Chabot Space and Science Center, a cultural arts center, a weekly farmer's market, a delightful public park, and annual street fairs in the village center.

To the casual visitor, hilly and wooded Piedmont Pines might appear to be part of Montclair, but it’s very much its own neighborhood. The Piedmont Pines Neighborhood Association has been active since 1941, and membership is limited to just 1,350 homes. Piedmont Pines real estate consists exclusively of single-family homes. Residents have made many accomplishments, including getting the utilities put underground, saving open space areas, enacting a view protection ordinance, and improving local schools.


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