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Unincorporated Castro Valley / El Portal Ridge

A friendly peaceful unincorporated town tucked into a quiet valley, I-228 originates in Castro Valley, connecting I-580 to I-880. Castro Valley is served by BART and the AC Transit bus system.


The charming Castro Valley Farmers Market is held Saturday mornings, 9-1pm, May through September, at the Castro Valley BART station, Redwood Road and Norbridge. There is an 11-screen CineLux Theater for movie fans. The Chanticleers Theater offers year-round plays at reasonable prices. Artists will enjoy the Adobe Art Center. Another great resource is the Castro Valley Center for the Arts.


Castro Valley Unified School District has two high schools, two middle schools, and nine elementary schools, dedicated to providing all students with excellent programs that “instill a passion for lifelong learning while preparing them for the challenges of tomorrow.”

Parks and Recreation

Castro Valley boasts beautiful rolling green hills and a natural rural setting with an extensively developed park system, including 315-acre Lake Chabot, a swimming lagoon, and an 18-hole golf course. Cull Canyon and Chabot Regional Parks offer miles of beautiful hiking trails to explore. Castro Valley Community Center offers numerous activities for the family to enjoy.