7.7 out of 10

Central East Castro Valley

Ranked 2nd best neighborhood in Castro Valley
37.6993699381792 -122.06389373229
Great for
  • Public Transport
  • Schools
  • Childcare
  • Eating Out
  • Gym & Fitness
Not great for
  • No ratings yet
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Singles
  • Retirees
  • LGBT+


4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5

"Pretty Nice, Affordable Castro Valley Neighborhood"

As the name points out, Central East Castro Valley is just to the east of the central part of Castro Valley--the section of Castro Valley where you will find the BART station and the stores. The proximity to BART means that you could, in theory, live here without having a car.

This is an older neighborhood, with the majority of homes here dating from before 1960. In fact, most of the newer constructions here that date from later than 1980 tend to be townhomes. As you might expect, many of the older homes in this neighborhood are the smaller Ranch homes that were so common in middle class neighborhoods in the 1950’s.

The medium home here sells for around $315K.

As throughout Castro Valley, schools here are great, with the usual high marks on test score and other object measures.

This is also a pretty safe neighborhood with barely a handful of assaults and robberies.

It is a pretty nice spot. Relatively affordable and very good for commuting.
  • Affordable
  • Great Schools
  • Close to BART
  • Older Homes
  • A Touch Drab
  • A Little Bit of Crime
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • LGBT+

"A quiet and upbeat neighborhood"

Central East Castro Valley is a trendy and modern neighborhood in the Castro Valley area. The apartments sort of resemble modern and upscale Euro style apartments with a touch of sophistication. The streets all somewhat flow together to allow for a smooth transition between street walkers and drivers. It gets a lot more crazy once you hit the 580. There are plenty of small cafes and lovely vintage art galleries to explore. There are plenty of smaller creeks in the area which actually have some nice hiking trails. They are nothing compared to some of the trails that are north but they offer a nice and relaxing environment. Central East Castro Valley is really big on Valentine's day celebration. It is the oddest thing. People especially decorate the shops with Valentine's ornaments like it is Christmas. If your in love then Central East Castro Valley is the place to be on Valentine's day. :) The houses in the area are pretty nice. They can get pretty pricey.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees

Best Streets in Central East Castro Valley


Modesto St

"well known place"
37.6985562522615 -122.072814254723

Unranked Streets in Central East Castro Valley

Alana Rd

"Hidden street from the busy avenues with local bakery shops"
37.7021286558718 -122.067130766613
"The Rowell Ranch Rodeo Parade is Great for Kids. "
37.6939683976008 -122.060774950603

Circle Ave

"Great area for raising younger kids"
37.6996650096256 -122.063168330225
"They should have called this road paridise!"
37.701044039089 -122.062637789446

Gregory St

"Hard to find, quiet street in an established neighborhood"
37.7020688061222 -122.065085262718
"Sport Games, spacious park and a warehouse make this street one bustling place"
37.6999710274751 -122.059440686686

Sargent Ave

"Our first home in America!"
37.7027722811664 -122.064491023622

Veronica Ave

"Christmas Cheer can be found here"
37.6965552066043 -122.061781129641

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