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Pros

-Year round climate
-Attractive setting
-Arts & culture

Cons

-Soft economy
-Crowding
-Extreme living costs


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A world-class city in every respect, the stunningly beautiful and culturally rich San Francisco is not only a unique place to visit but also to live. The area has a lot going for it: exceptional arts and cultural activities, plenty of history and sense of place, a strong commercial and financial core; and all the education and services anyone could want. The climate is one of the most unusual in the world, and the area is among the most ethnically and socially diverse in the country. The many world-famous tourist attractions- Fisherman’s Wharf, Chinatown, the cable car system, hilltop residential enclaves, and the wine country to the north- mix with considerable local entertainment and culture to make the city one of the most interesting and fun places to live in the country.


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Quick Facts About Castro Valley


    ECONOMY
    The unemployment rate in Castro Valley is 4.70 percent(U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Positive. Castro Valley jobs have Increased by 2.62 percent.
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, Castro Valley's cost of living is 100.60% Higher than the U.S. average.
    POPULATION
    As of 2014, Castro Valley's population is 62,363 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 28.27 percent.
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 31 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes.
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in Castro Valley is $729,500. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 5.43%.
    SCHOOLS
    Castro Valley public schools spend $12,066 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 24.9 students per teacher in Castro Valley.

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  11/11/2015
2015 review of Castro Valley, CA

CURMUDGEON - THANK YOU for your post. The most important part of your comment is your second paragraph. "Hodge-Podge" is the correct word for a lot of Castro... (Read More)

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  2/28/2014
Close to the big cities

Kind of rural but close to Oakland and San... (Read More)

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  3/10/2013
Castro Valley Needs to Incorporate

Castro Valley is the largest unincorporated "city" in the Bay Area. Over the years, several attempts have been made to incorporate, but they have all been defeated at... (Read More)

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