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471 Apartments for rent in Castro Valley, CA

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Stratus
20421 Anita Avenue
Castro Valley, CA
1 Bedroom
$1,745
563 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,095
734 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated November 26 at 07:42 PM
Stratus Apartments and Townhomes offer stylish living in the East Bay. Our property has experienced a complete transformation; we offer 2 and 3-bedroom floor plans with updated finishes.
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5 Units Available
Bart Plaza
20881 Wilbeam Ave
Castro Valley, CA
2 Bedrooms
$2,295
788 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 07:42 PM
Located in Castro Valley, California, in close proximity to shopping, restaurants, entertainment, freeways and BART, the entire Bay Area is at your doorstep. These pet friendly two bedroom apartments offer an open living room and kitchen area.
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5 Units Available
Redwood Valley Apartment Homes
22281 Center St
Castro Valley, CA
1 Bedroom
$1,995
733 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,495
956 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 07:42 PM
This beautiful community sits in Midtown Palo Alto and offers one- and two-bedroom units. On-site pool and close access to Stanford. Units feature open floor plans and carpeting.
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1 Unit Available
Quail Hill Apartments
20800 Lake Chabot Rd
Castro Valley, CA
1 Bedroom
$2,049
820 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Last updated November 26 at 07:42 PM
Located on Castro Valley Blvd., close to dining and shopping. Units feature laundry, patio or balcony, and dishwasher. Community offers parking, pool and package receiving.
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5 Units Available
Vista Creek
22432 Center St
Castro Valley, CA
1 Bedroom
$2,300
663 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,549
800 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 07:42 PM
Great location, minutes from Laurel School. Luxurious community offers 24-hour maintenance, parking, laundry and courtyard. Apartments have carpet, dishwasher, extra storage and patio or balcony.
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1 Unit Available
Bon Aire Apartments
20499 Santa Maria Ave
Castro Valley, CA
1 Bedroom
$1,874
491 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Last updated November 26 at 07:42 PM
A well-appointed community with green space, a pool and sundeck area. Modern appliances and spacious layouts. Grill area and courtyard. Bike storage provided. Near area playgrounds and parks.
Verified
2 Units Available
Town House Plaza
2511 Grove Way
Castro Valley, CA
Studio
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2 Bedrooms
$2,450
1050 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated November 26 at 07:41 PM
Town House Plaza Apartments offers a variety of amenities and nearby attractions that can't be beat.
1 Unit Available
21014 Gary Dr
21014 Gary Drive
Castro Valley, CA
3 Bedrooms
$3,195
1200 sqft
Last updated November 27 at 12:29 AM
Tim Fiebig - 510-708-8700 - Section 8 OK. Gorgeous, clean 4 plex with private location, community patio, yard and laundry. Spacious throughout with large rooms. Just painted with new carpets and linoleum, new counter top and sink in kitchen.
1 Unit Available
4925 Old Dublin Rd
4925 Old Dublin Road
Castro Valley, CA
1 Bedroom
$1,750
600 sqft
Last updated November 27 at 12:29 AM
Pallavi Reddy - Agt: 510-4613767 - Easy Freeway access and walking distance to the nearest grocery store, shops, restaurants and fitness center. Less than 2.5 miles to the nearest BART station. Nestled among trees, serene, peaceful and secluded.
1 Unit Available
1985 170th Avenue
1985 170th Avenue
Castro Valley, CA
3 Bedrooms
$4,500
1814 sqft
Last updated November 27 at 12:23 AM
Newly renovated corner home lot with views of the Bay nestled in Castro Valley, close to freeways.
1 Unit Available
3270 Anita Court Apt B
3270 Anita Court
Castro Valley, CA
3 Bedrooms
$2,900
1300 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 10:28 AM
Unit Apt B Available 12/20/20 Triplex Apartment - Property Id: 421034 Castro Valley, near Blue Ribbon schools. Quiet, safe neighborhood. Large unit, 3 BR, 1.5 bath. Fresh paint, new carpet. First/Last rent, Deposit $3500. Credit check required.
1 Unit Available
16862 Foothill Blvd
16862 Foothill Boulevard
Castro Valley, CA
2 Bedrooms
$2,300
Last updated November 26 at 10:28 AM
Newly Remodeled 2 Bedroom in San Leandro - Property Id: 340553 2 Bedroom, 1 Bath in a Fouplex. Newly remodeled Kitchen, all new appliances, new cabinets, new granite countertops, new tile flooring, new wall to wall carpets, fresh paint.
1 Unit Available
20868 Wilbeam ave Apt D
20868 Wilbeam Avenue
Castro Valley, CA
2 Bedrooms
$2,150
800 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 10:28 AM
Cozy 2 Bedroom Apartment Located in the Heart of Castro Valley - 20868 Wilbeam Ave, Apt D, Castro Valley, CA 94546 * 2 Bed, 1 Bath * Fridge, Stove, Garbage Disposal, Dishwasher * 2 Off-street Parking Stalls * On-site Laundry * Upstairs Unit With
1 Unit Available
18619 W Cavendish Dr
18619 West Cavendish Drive
Castro Valley, CA
3 Bedrooms
$3,899
2689 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 10:28 AM
Stunning Views From Beautiful Briar Ridge Castro Valley Home - This beautifully landscaped split level home located in the Briar Ridge area of Castro Valley is nestled near the Cull Canyon Regional Recreation Area.
1 Unit Available
3501 Seven Hills Road
3501 Seven Hills Road
Castro Valley, CA
3 Bedrooms
$3,200
1500 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 10:27 AM
Three bedroom, two bathroom, nicely refurbished Castro Valley home.
1 Unit Available
18505 Mesa Verde Way
18505 Mesa Verde Way
Castro Valley, CA
4 Bedrooms
$3,500
1891 sqft
Last updated April 4 at 11:14 AM
18505 Mesa Verde Way Available 04/15/20 4 Bedroom Castro Valley Home Coming Soon! - We are pleased to present for lease a four bedroom, two bath home in Castro Valley.
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15 Units Available
Parkside Commons
900 143rd Ave
San Leandro, CA | Halcyon-Foothill
1 Bedroom
$1,875
623 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,325
929 sqft
Last updated November 27 at 01:02 AM
Apartments in a prime location near Bayfair BART. Recently renovated units feature walk-in closets, dishwasher, and patio or balcony. Community amenities include 24-hour gym, pool, hot tub, playground and guest parking. Pet friendly.
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5 Units Available
Summerwood
21701 Foothill Blvd
Hayward, CA | North Hayward
1 Bedroom
$1,879
646 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,425
847 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated November 27 at 12:58 AM
Minutes from the Downtown Hayward BART Station for easy commuting. Recently renovated community with updated appliances, patio or balcony, and updated kitchens. On-site pool, playground and gym. Pet-friendly.
Verified
1 Unit Available
Liberty Hill Townhomes
16001 Liberty St
San Leandro, CA | Ashland
2 Bedrooms
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3 Bedrooms
$2,100
1444 sqft
Last updated November 27 at 12:31 AM
Find studio, 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments for rent at Liberty Hill Townhomes in San Leandro. View photos, descriptions and more!
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5 Units Available
Bayfair Apartments
16077 Ashland Ave
San Lorenzo, CA | Ashland
1 Bedroom
$1,789
600 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Last updated November 26 at 07:42 PM
A modern community with a large pool area, courtyard and carport. Apartments are recently renovated with walk-in closets, modern appliances, and patio or balcony. Smoke-free homes provided. Near parks and the elementary school.
Verified
7 Units Available
Woodchase Apartments
2795 San Leandro Blvd
San Leandro, CA | Downtown San Leandro
Studio
$1,720
476 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,920
662 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Last updated November 26 at 07:41 PM
On-site amenities include stunning views, a large pool and sundeck, and green space. Featuring 19-foot cathedral ceilings, gas fireplaces, and private balconies and patios. Fully equipped kitchens. Pet-friendly.
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17 Units Available
Creekwood
22294 City Center Dr
Hayward, CA
Studio
$1,902
518 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,084
699 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,558
1160 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 07:41 PM
Contemporary apartments on wooded property. Recently renovated with hardwood floors and stainless steel appliances. Fireplace. Community has putting green, tennis court and sauna. Near de Anza Park with easy access to I-580.
Verified
16 Units Available
The Hamlet
1319 159th Ave
San Leandro, CA | Ashland
1 Bedroom
$1,660
600 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,993
825 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 07:41 PM
Walk to shop or dine from The Hamlet in San Leandro. On-site amenities include fitness, parking, pool, clubhouse, and convenient access to public transportation. Apartments feature ample storage, outdoor living space, and are cable-ready.
Verified
3 Units Available
Bancroft Towers
13475 Bancroft Ave
San Leandro, CA | Bancroft
1 Bedroom
$2,025
650 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,395
825 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 05:27 AM
Homes with plush carpeting, walk-in closets, and oversized closets, located in downtown San Leandro, close to major entertainment and shopping destinations of the region. Common amenities include covered parking and a swimming pool.
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Apartment Rentals in Castro Valley start at $1,700/month.
How much is rent in Castro Valley?
Apartment Rentals in Castro Valley start at $1,700/month.
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While some Castro Valley properties may not allow visitors at this time, most are open for business by phone or email. Please reach out to them directly for virtual touring options. Additionally, some properties may offer video and 3D tours, which can be found on the listing details page.
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While some Castro Valley properties may not allow visitors at this time, most are open for business by phone or email. Please reach out to them directly for virtual touring options. Additionally, some properties may offer video and 3D tours, which can be found on the listing details page.
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You can use the off-campus housing filters to find apartments near colleges located in or around Castro Valley. Some of the colleges and universities in the area include California College of the Arts, University of California-Hastings College of Law, Golden Gate University-San Francisco, California Institute of Integral Studies, and University of San Francisco.
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You can use the off-campus housing filters to find apartments near colleges located in or around Castro Valley. Some of the colleges and universities in the area include California College of the Arts, University of California-Hastings College of Law, Golden Gate University-San Francisco, California Institute of Integral Studies, and University of San Francisco.

City Guide

Castro Valley
"Fire kites drifting through the skies / Up on high I see it all the time / And from the tip top of every mountain view / From the roof I spy on room to room / Take me home / Walk the night in the valley - oh ohh oh - 'til everything is fine." (Eisley, “The Valley”)
"Fire kites drifting through the skies / Up on high I see it all the time / And from the tip top of every mountain view / From the roof I spy on room to room / Take me home / Walk the night in the valley - oh ohh oh - 'til everything is fine." (Eisley, “The Valley”)

This part of California used to be the New Spanish State of Alta, California, and this particular city is situated on land that was granted to the Mission San Jose in 1797. Despite having more than 60,000 residents, Castro Valley has never been officially incorporated as a village, town or city in America. Because of this, Castro Valley citizens are legally governed by Alameda Country, as if they were farmers living a mile apart from one another. Incorporation has been brought up in community referendums, but residents keep on knocking the idea down. Maybe they just like the idea of living off the radar, with no local police force in place? Nah, can't be that.

Castro Valley: Where Celebrities are Bred

There are plenty of famous people who came from this make-believe city, including athletes, news anchors and musicians. Among the remarkable long, long list of notable Castro Valley residents are Major League Baseball players Greg Tabor, Ed Sprague Jr., Kevin Mass, Bryan Keyser and aptly-named Jason Castro. Castro Valley has also been home to professional skateboarder Amy Caron, professional drummer Mike Bordin of the band Faith No More, and big-time musical comedian Kyle Glass of Tenacious D. Plenty more athletes were born and bred here, so it's a pretty good sign that Castro Valley is a town full of people who put a lot of effort into sports teams. You might even think of this town as a special sort of hot-house for growing talented, successful people.

Castro Valley: Where Celebrities are Bred
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There are plenty of famous people who came from this make-believe city, including athletes, news anchors and musicians. Among the remarkable long, long list of notable Castro Valley residents are Major League Baseball players Greg Tabor, Ed Sprague Jr., Kevin Mass, Bryan Keyser and aptly-named Jason Castro. Castro Valley has also been home to professional skateboarder Amy Caron, professional drummer Mike Bordin of the band Faith No More, and big-time musical comedian Kyle Glass of Tenacious D. Plenty more athletes were born and bred here, so it's a pretty good sign that Castro Valley is a town full of people who put a lot of effort into sports teams. You might even think of this town as a special sort of hot-house for growing talented, successful people.

Cool Stuff in Town

When you first come into Castro Valley, you'll see a sign bidding you "welcome". This sign has a certain quaint 1970s charm that seems to be smiling widely at you, beckoning you to come in and start a new chapter of your life. Of course, feeling welcome is all well and good, but you'll need to entertain yourself in your new home town.

Once you have found a rental home here, there are lots of places to visit and spend your free time. Movie lovers can check out the Chabot Theater, where that certain small-town charm translates into one-screen cinema. When you only have the choice of seeing one movie at a time, you'll find that it becomes a more special event. Like in the 1960s! Buy a movie ticket and reminisce in high-definition with a bucket of popcorn and your favorite candy bar.

Are you a golf nut? If you're going to live here, maybe you should look into becoming one. The Willow Park golf course is the perfect way to spend some time in the California sunshine and connect with the real physical world around you. It's also a great way to unwind after a long week of work, or to hang out with your friends on a golf cart with a couple of drinks. Creative parents might consider showing their teenagers how to pilot a golf cart before letting them at the family car - just a thought.

If you are digging the old-school romance of Castro Valley, you can also check out local square dancing lessons or punish the aforementioned teenagers who trashed a local golf cart by bringing them to a formal lesson. If the lessons go well, you can congratulate him or her with a nice trip to Lake Chabot for fresh air, fishing and no silly outfits.

Cool Stuff in Town
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When you first come into Castro Valley, you'll see a sign bidding you "welcome". This sign has a certain quaint 1970s charm that seems to be smiling widely at you, beckoning you to come in and start a new chapter of your life. Of course, feeling welcome is all well and good, but you'll need to entertain yourself in your new home town.

Once you have found a rental home here, there are lots of places to visit and spend your free time. Movie lovers can check out the Chabot Theater, where that certain small-town charm translates into one-screen cinema. When you only have the choice of seeing one movie at a time, you'll find that it becomes a more special event. Like in the 1960s! Buy a movie ticket and reminisce in high-definition with a bucket of popcorn and your favorite candy bar.

Are you a golf nut? If you're going to live here, maybe you should look into becoming one. The Willow Park golf course is the perfect way to spend some time in the California sunshine and connect with the real physical world around you. It's also a great way to unwind after a long week of work, or to hang out with your friends on a golf cart with a couple of drinks. Creative parents might consider showing their teenagers how to pilot a golf cart before letting them at the family car - just a thought.

If you are digging the old-school romance of Castro Valley, you can also check out local square dancing lessons or punish the aforementioned teenagers who trashed a local golf cart by bringing them to a formal lesson. If the lessons go well, you can congratulate him or her with a nice trip to Lake Chabot for fresh air, fishing and no silly outfits.

The Climate in the Valley

First things first, this is California, and in general, the weather here is nothing to complain about. Castro Valley specifically enjoys summer highs of around 76 degrees Fahrenheit, with winter lows around 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Usually, August is the hottest month of the year and December is the coldest. This may come as a shock if you are moving here from somewhere in the Southern Hemisphere, but rest assured, this is perfectly normal weather behavior. Enjoy the sunshine!

The Climate in the Valley
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First things first, this is California, and in general, the weather here is nothing to complain about. Castro Valley specifically enjoys summer highs of around 76 degrees Fahrenheit, with winter lows around 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Usually, August is the hottest month of the year and December is the coldest. This may come as a shock if you are moving here from somewhere in the Southern Hemisphere, but rest assured, this is perfectly normal weather behavior. Enjoy the sunshine!

Finding Your Nighttime Escape

As is often the case with unincorporated towns, the population and housing opportunities are fairly widely spread across Castro Valley. It's still a little bit like traveling from farm-to-farm at times, with a mile or so between residential centers. In the more highly-populated center of town, rents are cheaper and easier to find. To the north and northeast of this urban center, the rental costs are slightly higher as well as fewer and farther between. Rental condos and apartments in the center of town are more difficult to find than rental houses, which increase in price the farther they are from the center of town. Why the difference? The more expensive options are generally newer, larger and allow their residents more privacy in a sparsely populated part of town.

Homes here are beautiful and often quite new or remodeled recently, with interesting architectural flare thrown in for good measure. If you like eccentric homes, chances are good that you can find something to your taste here in Castro Valley. You can choose from a variety of architectural styles, from the more conservative box-style home to a modern, spacious, orange-toned esoteric wonder.

Finding Your Nighttime Escape
+

As is often the case with unincorporated towns, the population and housing opportunities are fairly widely spread across Castro Valley. It's still a little bit like traveling from farm-to-farm at times, with a mile or so between residential centers. In the more highly-populated center of town, rents are cheaper and easier to find. To the north and northeast of this urban center, the rental costs are slightly higher as well as fewer and farther between. Rental condos and apartments in the center of town are more difficult to find than rental houses, which increase in price the farther they are from the center of town. Why the difference? The more expensive options are generally newer, larger and allow their residents more privacy in a sparsely populated part of town.

Homes here are beautiful and often quite new or remodeled recently, with interesting architectural flare thrown in for good measure. If you like eccentric homes, chances are good that you can find something to your taste here in Castro Valley. You can choose from a variety of architectural styles, from the more conservative box-style home to a modern, spacious, orange-toned esoteric wonder.

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City Guide

Castro Valley
"Fire kites drifting through the skies / Up on high I see it all the time / And from the tip top of every mountain view / From the roof I spy on room to room / Take me home / Walk the night in the valley - oh ohh oh - 'til everything is fine." (Eisley, “The Valley”)
"Fire kites drifting through the skies / Up on high I see it all the time / And from the tip top of every mountain view / From the roof I spy on room to room / Take me home / Walk the night in the valley - oh ohh oh - 'til everything is fine." (Eisley, “The Valley”)

This part of California used to be the New Spanish State of Alta, California, and this particular city is situated on land that was granted to the Mission San Jose in 1797. Despite having more than 60,000 residents, Castro Valley has never been officially incorporated as a village, town or city in America. Because of this, Castro Valley citizens are legally governed by Alameda Country, as if they were farmers living a mile apart from one another. Incorporation has been brought up in community referendums, but residents keep on knocking the idea down. Maybe they just like the idea of living off the radar, with no local police force in place? Nah, can't be that.

Castro Valley: Where Celebrities are Bred

There are plenty of famous people who came from this make-believe city, including athletes, news anchors and musicians. Among the remarkable long, long list of notable Castro Valley residents are Major League Baseball players Greg Tabor, Ed Sprague Jr., Kevin Mass, Bryan Keyser and aptly-named Jason Castro. Castro Valley has also been home to professional skateboarder Amy Caron, professional drummer Mike Bordin of the band Faith No More, and big-time musical comedian Kyle Glass of Tenacious D. Plenty more athletes were born and bred here, so it's a pretty good sign that Castro Valley is a town full of people who put a lot of effort into sports teams. You might even think of this town as a special sort of hot-house for growing talented, successful people.

Castro Valley: Where Celebrities are Bred
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There are plenty of famous people who came from this make-believe city, including athletes, news anchors and musicians. Among the remarkable long, long list of notable Castro Valley residents are Major League Baseball players Greg Tabor, Ed Sprague Jr., Kevin Mass, Bryan Keyser and aptly-named Jason Castro. Castro Valley has also been home to professional skateboarder Amy Caron, professional drummer Mike Bordin of the band Faith No More, and big-time musical comedian Kyle Glass of Tenacious D. Plenty more athletes were born and bred here, so it's a pretty good sign that Castro Valley is a town full of people who put a lot of effort into sports teams. You might even think of this town as a special sort of hot-house for growing talented, successful people.

Cool Stuff in Town

When you first come into Castro Valley, you'll see a sign bidding you "welcome". This sign has a certain quaint 1970s charm that seems to be smiling widely at you, beckoning you to come in and start a new chapter of your life. Of course, feeling welcome is all well and good, but you'll need to entertain yourself in your new home town.

Once you have found a rental home here, there are lots of places to visit and spend your free time. Movie lovers can check out the Chabot Theater, where that certain small-town charm translates into one-screen cinema. When you only have the choice of seeing one movie at a time, you'll find that it becomes a more special event. Like in the 1960s! Buy a movie ticket and reminisce in high-definition with a bucket of popcorn and your favorite candy bar.

Are you a golf nut? If you're going to live here, maybe you should look into becoming one. The Willow Park golf course is the perfect way to spend some time in the California sunshine and connect with the real physical world around you. It's also a great way to unwind after a long week of work, or to hang out with your friends on a golf cart with a couple of drinks. Creative parents might consider showing their teenagers how to pilot a golf cart before letting them at the family car - just a thought.

If you are digging the old-school romance of Castro Valley, you can also check out local square dancing lessons or punish the aforementioned teenagers who trashed a local golf cart by bringing them to a formal lesson. If the lessons go well, you can congratulate him or her with a nice trip to Lake Chabot for fresh air, fishing and no silly outfits.

Cool Stuff in Town
+

When you first come into Castro Valley, you'll see a sign bidding you "welcome". This sign has a certain quaint 1970s charm that seems to be smiling widely at you, beckoning you to come in and start a new chapter of your life. Of course, feeling welcome is all well and good, but you'll need to entertain yourself in your new home town.

Once you have found a rental home here, there are lots of places to visit and spend your free time. Movie lovers can check out the Chabot Theater, where that certain small-town charm translates into one-screen cinema. When you only have the choice of seeing one movie at a time, you'll find that it becomes a more special event. Like in the 1960s! Buy a movie ticket and reminisce in high-definition with a bucket of popcorn and your favorite candy bar.

Are you a golf nut? If you're going to live here, maybe you should look into becoming one. The Willow Park golf course is the perfect way to spend some time in the California sunshine and connect with the real physical world around you. It's also a great way to unwind after a long week of work, or to hang out with your friends on a golf cart with a couple of drinks. Creative parents might consider showing their teenagers how to pilot a golf cart before letting them at the family car - just a thought.

If you are digging the old-school romance of Castro Valley, you can also check out local square dancing lessons or punish the aforementioned teenagers who trashed a local golf cart by bringing them to a formal lesson. If the lessons go well, you can congratulate him or her with a nice trip to Lake Chabot for fresh air, fishing and no silly outfits.

The Climate in the Valley

First things first, this is California, and in general, the weather here is nothing to complain about. Castro Valley specifically enjoys summer highs of around 76 degrees Fahrenheit, with winter lows around 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Usually, August is the hottest month of the year and December is the coldest. This may come as a shock if you are moving here from somewhere in the Southern Hemisphere, but rest assured, this is perfectly normal weather behavior. Enjoy the sunshine!

The Climate in the Valley
+

First things first, this is California, and in general, the weather here is nothing to complain about. Castro Valley specifically enjoys summer highs of around 76 degrees Fahrenheit, with winter lows around 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Usually, August is the hottest month of the year and December is the coldest. This may come as a shock if you are moving here from somewhere in the Southern Hemisphere, but rest assured, this is perfectly normal weather behavior. Enjoy the sunshine!

Finding Your Nighttime Escape

As is often the case with unincorporated towns, the population and housing opportunities are fairly widely spread across Castro Valley. It's still a little bit like traveling from farm-to-farm at times, with a mile or so between residential centers. In the more highly-populated center of town, rents are cheaper and easier to find. To the north and northeast of this urban center, the rental costs are slightly higher as well as fewer and farther between. Rental condos and apartments in the center of town are more difficult to find than rental houses, which increase in price the farther they are from the center of town. Why the difference? The more expensive options are generally newer, larger and allow their residents more privacy in a sparsely populated part of town.

Homes here are beautiful and often quite new or remodeled recently, with interesting architectural flare thrown in for good measure. If you like eccentric homes, chances are good that you can find something to your taste here in Castro Valley. You can choose from a variety of architectural styles, from the more conservative box-style home to a modern, spacious, orange-toned esoteric wonder.

Finding Your Nighttime Escape
+

As is often the case with unincorporated towns, the population and housing opportunities are fairly widely spread across Castro Valley. It's still a little bit like traveling from farm-to-farm at times, with a mile or so between residential centers. In the more highly-populated center of town, rents are cheaper and easier to find. To the north and northeast of this urban center, the rental costs are slightly higher as well as fewer and farther between. Rental condos and apartments in the center of town are more difficult to find than rental houses, which increase in price the farther they are from the center of town. Why the difference? The more expensive options are generally newer, larger and allow their residents more privacy in a sparsely populated part of town.

Homes here are beautiful and often quite new or remodeled recently, with interesting architectural flare thrown in for good measure. If you like eccentric homes, chances are good that you can find something to your taste here in Castro Valley. You can choose from a variety of architectural styles, from the more conservative box-style home to a modern, spacious, orange-toned esoteric wonder.