Castro Valley, California 

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+5.0% since 2020

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9.7 / 7.5

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Best Places to Live in Castro Valley, California

Castro Valley, California is a thriving community located in the heart of Alameda County. This vibrant city offers plenty for visitors to explore such as historic Redwood Canyon or one of many popular restaurants. Residents here also take advantage of all the outdoor activities available at Lake Chabot Regional Park, Cull Canyon Regional Park, and Castro Valley Community Park. With its excellent school systems, thriving businesses, and numerous recreational opportunities, it's no wonder why so many people choose to make Castro Valley their home. Regional center - Northern California coast at the head of San Francisco Bay.
State: California
County: Alameda County
Metro Area: San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward Metro Area
City: Castro Valley
Zip Codes: 94546 94552
Cost of Living: 93.5% higher
Time zone: Pacific Standard Time (PST)
Elevation: 155 ft above sea level

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Castro Valley, Ca Housing Market
Least Expensive HomesHomes Over 2,000 Sq. Ft.
Most Expensive HomesHomes less than 10 yrs old
All Single Family Homes
Year round climate
Attractive setting
Arts & culture
Soft economy
Extreme living costs

What Bert Has To Say About San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward Metro Area

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.


The unemployment rate in Castro Valley is 6.5% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Positive. Castro Valley jobs have increased by 1.4%. More Economy

Compared to the rest of the country, Castro Valley's cost of living is 93.5% higher than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Castro Valley's Cost of Living

September, August and July are the most pleasant months in Castro Valley, while December and January are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather | Climate Averages

In the last Presidential election, Alameda county remained overwhelmingly Democratic, 79.8% to 17.6%. More Voting Stats

Castro Valley's population is 64,715 people. Since 2020, it has had a population growth of 5.0%. Learn More...

Average Commute time is 34.1 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

The median home cost in Castro Valley is Real Estate: $1,083,000. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 4.7%.

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. More Education

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Housing Market in Castro Valley

It's a good time to buy in Castro Valley. Home Appreciation is up 27.1% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Castro Valley is $1,083,000.
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Reviews for Castro Valley   7 Reviews
2015 review of Castro Valley, CA - 11/11/2015
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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Close to the big cities - 2/28/2014
Kind of rural but close to Oakland and San... Read More

Castro Valley Needs to Incorporate - 3/10/2013
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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