3.8 out of 10

Castro City

37.4012583062255 -122.099846807648
Great for
  • Internet Access
  • Public Transport
  • Shopping Options
  • Schools
  • Childcare
Not great for
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Nightlife
  • Parks & Recreation
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2/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5

"Tiny Cookie Cutter City"

Castro City is, ironically I suppose, barely even big enough to be considered a neighborhood—much less a “city.” It is just 4 square blocks from Rengstorff to College Ave. and is made up of fairly unattractive homes—many on the older, boxier side.
It is in that section of Mountain View by the Central Expressways where you get a number of older, not quite as attractive neighborhoods (like Rex Manor, for example).

There are a fair number of newer homes mixed in here, but they do not look very attractive. They definitely have a cookie cutter feel to them. They are two story little things and very narrow. I don’t really get what is going on with this.

I guess you get a bit of a break on price. The average rent around here for a 3-bedroom is $3000—not too bad for Mountain View.

And if you are looking to buy here, you can get one of these homes for about $400 K.

You are also really close to the San Antonio Caltrain, so it is ideal if you are commuter, I suppose.

It would not be my first choice though.
  • Relatively Inexpensive
  • Close to Public Transportation
  • Close to Mall
  • Ugly Cookie Cutter Homes
  • Not Really a Neighborhood
  • Freeway Noise

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