Census-designated place in California
During the 1940s and 1950s, Castro Valley was known for its chicken ranches. Later it developed into a bedroom community, where workers live and commute to their jobs in the surrounding communities.
Living in Castro Valley offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Castro Valley there are a lot of coffee shops and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Castro Valley and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in Castro Valley are highly rated.