"Great area for raising younger kids"
Circle Ave. in Castro Valley, CA is a cul de sac but there are side roads before you come to the end of the road. It has some wonderful houses and is yet another great neighborhood to raise kids. We saw I believe at least two school located not far from this road. One was a elementary school that is right around the corner and the other was a middle school that was just a couple streets over. There was no activity going on because it was later at night and everyone was inside. I also saw a couple of bus stations for public transportation. The only thing I did not like about Circle Ave. was it is a very narrow street and when cars are parked on the side of the road, you have to get into the other lane to avoid the parked cars which can sometimes be dangerous. There wasn't much grass but the little in front of their houses was mowed and very well taken care of. There was not much else around besides other great family oriented neighborhoods and schools. One of the schools was directly across Center Street, and it had a track for running and the school looked very nice.