Nestled in a confluence of canyons, Castro Valley is loosely bounded to the South by Grove Way, and to the West by an irregular border that runs to Fairmont Ave, and turns East at Chabot Park and runs along Redwood Rd to Moraga.
Castro Valley remains a community that keeps a foot in its history while making the most of the present. Ranches in the canyons complement the pastoral feel of its many neighborhoods and the community comes alive for its annual rodeo. This is also a get-out-and-do-it community, making the most of its many parks and trails, and also congregating as a community for special occasions in the newly redesigned downtown. Home to one of the area's premier school districts, Castro Valley heavily supports education and the arts. The downtown will continue to re-shape itself in response to the needs of the upcoming generation. Castro Valley will further position itself as one of the Bay Area Health Care Industry's brightest stars, drawing talent from an increasingly qualified hometown employment pool. Education will continue deepening its ties with local businesses so that students graduate prepared for college and meaningful work.
The unemployment rate in Castro Valley is 3.0% (U.S. avg. is 3.9%). Recent job growth is Positive. Castro Valley jobs have increased by 1.4%.
Compared to the rest of the country, Castro Valley's cost of living is 88.1% higher than the U.S. average.
September, August, and July are the most pleasant months in Castro Valley, while December and January are the least comfortable months.
Castro Valley's population is 63,625 people. Since 2010, it has had a population growth of 5.0%.
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.
Average Commute time is 34.1 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes.
The median home cost in Castro Valley is $833,200. Home appreciation in the last 10 years has been 4.7%.
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