The region is named after Don Guillermo Castro, a rancher and soldier within the Mexican Army. It grew from being a rural site for chicken ranches to a hub for working families. As the Bay Area and Silicon Valley have grown, Castro Valley has become a popular location to settle down. In fact, only 5% of the area is used commercially.
Beyond the history and schools, Castro Valley has the Harry Rowell Rodeo Ranch where rodeos are held regularly. There’s also the Adobe Art Gallery where programs to promote the arts are run by the parks and recreation department. Lastly, Castro Village serves as the commercial center for the region.
Castro Valley is a regional area that serves as a family hub for Alameda County.