Castro Valley

Tranquil family-friendly community in an idyllic location.

Welcome to Castro Valley

Peaceful neighborhoods, exceptional public schools, and an unmatched family-friendly feel are all everyday benefits of living in Castro Valley. This picturesque community is located in Alameda County and is home to a population of 63,013. Situated 15 miles southeast of Oakland and 27 miles southeast of San Francisco, the area also borders a large stretch of natural land—including Lake Chabot Regional Park.

In addition to these incredible characteristics, Castro Valley is known for its many other conveniences. Minutes from home, you’ll find favorite retailers, outstanding restaurants, highly-rated local businesses, and plenty of green space. Everything you need to thrive is always in reach.

While exploring properties in this city, you will find a mix of sizes and styles. Whether in search of a quaint starter home or a spacious property that will fit the entire family, you can easily locate what you’re looking for. The median list price of homes in Castro Valley is $899,900

What to Love

  • Highly-rated public schools
  • Quiet and safe neighborhoods
  • Top-tier conveniences and amenities

People & Lifestyle

Castro Valley is the perfect place to relocate if you’re searching for a serene neighborhood that isn’t too far from Northern California’s larger cities. It’s an ideal spot for commuters and those who crave the best of both city and suburban living.

This city is also the perfect choice for families of all sizes. Nearly all public schools in Castro Valley are highly rated, and there are ample parks, playgrounds, and places to play sports.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping 

Instead of heading to one of the area’s more bustling cities, you can find fantastic places to shop and dine close to home.

Errand runs are an absolute breeze for residents of Castro Valley. When it’s time to pick up life’s essentials, you’ll find everything you need off of Redwood Road and Castro Valley Boulevard. Stop by favorite retailers such as Safeway, T.J. Maxx, Castro Valley Natural Grocery, Ross Dress For Less, Lucky, and See’s Candies. Around town, shop at Trader Joe’s, Petco, and Chabot Public Market.

Ready to enjoy a meal at one of the city’s best dining establishments? Explore the menus at places such as Top Thai Cuisine, Don Jose’s Mexican Restaurant, Doug’s Place, Rigatoni’s - Castro Valley, Norman’s Grill, Vons Chicken, Koyomi, and Shumi Ramen.

Things to Do

Those who consider themselves outdoor enthusiasts will especially appreciate the many things to do and see outdoors in Castro Valley.

Around the area, you’ll find an incredible selection of well-maintained parks, playgrounds, and trails. When you find yourself with free time during the week, plan visits to Castro Valley Community Park, Earl Warren Dog Park, Cull Canyon Loop Trailhead, Cull Canyon Regional Recreational Area, Carlos Bee Park, and Fairmont Terrace Park.

Bordering Castro Valley is a dense natural area. One favorite among locals is Lake Chabot Regional Park, where you can explore Lake Chabot, Proctor Trail, Alder Point, and Sunset Bench. You can go canoeing, hiking, or enjoy a meal at the waterfront Lake Chabot Marina & Café. Nearby, be sure to check out other top areas for outdoor recreation, including Five Canyons Open Space, Castro Valley Sunset View hiking trail, Palomares Hills Park, and Columbia Trail.


Castro Valley is home to several excellent schools. Top educational opportunities include:

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