As Carl mentioned, it is going to be up to the school district. That said, Sandringham will generally be assigned to either Havens elementary or Wildwood elementary due to geographic proximity. If either of those schools is unavailable for any reason, Beach elementary would be the alternative. There is only one middle and high school in Piedmont.... more
Do you only want to look on Thornhill (which could be very busy), or other streets just off the Thornhill area?
There are several homes for sale in Montclair ---- you included a link to a very large home with 4 bedrooms/4 baths with 5845 sq ft
On the Oakland side:
Looking for 4 bedrooms, 4 baths in zip codes 94611 and 94618, I found 8 active listings, ranging from $925K (for 3700 sq ft 5 bedrooms, 5.5 baths, on 8051 sq ft lot) to a high of $2.795M for 4 bedrooms, 4.5 baths, 5000 sq ft on 8,967 sq ft lot.
On Piedmont side
I found 7 listings, ranging from a low of $1.849M, with 4 bedrooms, 4 full and 2 partial baths, 4133 sq ft house on 8,900 sq ft
To a high of $7.400M with 5 bedrooms, 5.5 baths, 7281 sq ft on 29,120 sq ft lot.
I believe the original comparison came from Trulia's "Find Homes" section. Rosalie probably isn't even aware of Trulia Voices. I have had the same problems with Trulia's "Find Homes". They keep sending me comps from Chicago because it border's on Oak Park. These are NOT relevant and mess everything up. They also will use comparable homes based on old or erroneous data. Even if your home is listed for sale with 3500 sq ft, 4 bd, 3.5 baths but the tax records only say 1500 sq ft and 3 bd, 1 bath, Trulia and Zillow.com will make some of their comparisons based on tax data.