About Castro Valley, California
Castro Valley is an unincorporated community located in Alameda County, California. It covers an area of approximately 16.4 square miles. The community is known for its scenic beauty, with rolling hills and lush landscapes. The area has a pleasant climate, with mild winters and warm summers, influenced by its proximity to the San Francisco Bay. Castro Valley is a family-friendly community, with many parks, playgrounds, and recreational activities available for children and families to enjoy. The area is home to Lake Chabot, a popular recreational area offering fishing, boating, hiking trails, and camping. It is home to several parks and recreational facilities, including Castro Valley Community Park and Redwood Canyon Golf Course. The community has a vibrant arts scene, with various art galleries and cultural events throughout the year. Castro Valley hosts an annual rodeo, known as the Rowell Ranch Rodeo, which attracts participants and spectators from across the Bay Area. Castro Valley has a strong sense of community involvement, with numerous local organizations and volunteer opportunities available. It is known for its farmers’ markets, offering fresh produce and local products to residents. As of the 2024 census, the estimated population of Castro Valley is 66,324.