7.2 out of 10

Northeast Castro Valley

Ranked 3rd best neighborhood in Castro Valley
37.7173128451976 -122.06438036845
Great for
  • Schools
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Clean & Green
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Safe & Sound
Not great for
  • Nightlife
Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Professionals
  • Retirees
  • Singles
  • LGBT+


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

"One of Castro Valley's Best"

Northeast Castro Valley is definitely one of the nicest spots in Castro Valley. Big houses and nice views.

Of course, along with big houses come high prices. The median home price in this neighborhood is $500K with prices going as high as $1 million on the top end. (Though most homes are under $700K.)

Some of the nicest homes in this neighborhood are way up in the hills. That’s where you find the most expensive homes and the ones that have the best views. These homes are also some of the most interesting homes in all of Castro Valley. Many of them have compelling features like iron wrought balconies, stone steps leading to the front door and Palladian windows.

The farther up into the hills, the newer the homes tend to be. So you get lots of neighborhoods from the 1980’s up here, with the kind of nice Contemporary Style architecture you would expect from that period.

Of course, like the rest of Castro Valley, the schools here are excellent. Proctor and Vanoy Elementaries, which serve this area, are both 8+ API schools. Canyon Middle School and Castro Valley High School are also really.

The other benefit of Castro Valley, in my opinion (whose else’s would it be?), is that it is pretty well situated for commuting purposes both in terms of SF, the Peninsula, San Jose or even (perhaps especially) for the reverse commute over to Pleasanton and that area--all of which you can get to in roughly an hour.

In fact, with BART you can get virtually anywhere up and down Alameda county as well as into SF.

This section of Castro Valley is also one of the safest, as well. Which is itself nothing to sneeze at. Overall, maybe the best or one of the three best Castro Valley neighborhoods.
  • Great Schools
  • Great Views
  • Great Homes
  • Expensive
  • Hillside Problems
  • Not Much Nightlife
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • LGBT+
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish

Unranked Streets in Northeast Castro Valley

James Ave

"Great place for dining"
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"Short street - gateway to paradise"
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"fantastic neighborhood for families"
37.7316177492262 -122.058805254432
"friendly, pleasant neighborhood"
37.7340542907888 -122.058008390956
"great street for families"
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"peace and solitude in this neighborhood!"
37.7259689743412 -122.058953674353

Center St

"This street needs no introduction."
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"The envy of Castro Valley"
37.7222935487659 -122.057999031695
"excellent street with new houses, part 2"
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"a gem of a neighborhood"
37.7197475956302 -122.058180647377

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