When considering the purchase of a home or other piece of real estate in Oakland, Berkeley or Piedmont the quality of the schools should always be a consideration. Even if you do not have or plan on having children that attend the public school system, they are still an important factor in maintaining neighborhood property values. Homes for sale  in areas with good schools  tend to sell for more money and are less susceptible to extreme value fluctuations than those neighborhoods with poor schools. The Oakland  Piedmont  and Berkeley  areas also offer many high end private school  options.
Oakland Unified Schools  in general have been challenged over the past several years. Regardless of some of the districts hardships there are some still some stellar performing schools in the system. The Oakland School System is an addressed based system that assigns particular home addresses to specific schools. You can find out what school is assigned to your address at the Oakland School Finder  website.
The Piedmont Public School System  is one of the best performing districts in the state of California. Many home buyers decide to purchase a home  in Piedmont just so their children have access to the Piedmont School System .
Berkeley Unified School System  is somewhat of a mixed bag. Some schools are high performing while others are less so. One of the benefits of the Berkeley system is that there is not an address based system determining the school your child has to attend. It is an attempt to maintain diversification in the system.
About Brian Santilena, Realtor
Brian Santilena sells real estate in Oakland  – Piedmont  – Berkeley , CA – Department of real estate 01244612. Brian Santilena is one of the top real estate agents in the Oakland – Piedmont – Berkeley markets. He is a member of the Oakland Board of Realtors, the California Association of Realtors and the National Board of Realtors. Brian practices real estate in Oakland – Piedmont and Berkeley CA since 1998. He aggressively helps home buyers and home sellers who are looking to buy or sell real estate  and Oakland homes, Piedmont homes and Berkley homes. See what some of his home selling and home buying clients have to say about working with Brian. He is with Pacific Union Real Estate at 1900 Mountain Blvd. Oakland CA 94611 . He works in many neighborhoods in addition to Piedmont , Montclair , Rockridge , Upper Rockridge , Glenview , Trestle Glen , Crocker Highlands and many more areas and homes for sale.