Top 14 Reasons to Live in Castro Valley
Booming real estate: Castro Valley has seen a booming real estate in the recent past, with the average rent to own a home value in 2011 being $5,15,140 versus $2,94,800 in 2000. The California average in 2011 was only $3,56,000, in comparison. Book a home in the city, pat yourself on the back, and then tee off at Golden Tee Golfland or the McHenry Golf Center.
Low earthquake propensity: The city has a lower propensity to the occurrence of earthquakes as compared to the California average. Enjoy yourself, worry free, at the Alameda County Fairgrounds where daily horse races, concerts and food are commonplace; or simply relax at Chabot Regional Park.
High education level and low unemployment level: The number of residents holding a bachelor's degree or higher in their kitties, in Castro Valley, is much above that of California, as a whole state. The unemployment rate, too, in July 2013 was 7.8% versus the California state rate of 9.3%. When you rent to own a house in the city, join your intellectual neighbors at the World of Wonders Science Museum and Chabot Space and Science Center.
Increasing household incomes: It was estimated in 2011 that the average household earnings were $78,575 as opposed to where it stood at $64,874 in the year 2000. The state average in 2011 was approximately just $57,300. Raise a toast to successful times ahead at the Westover Vineyards and later for a rejuvenating session at Lake Chabot Spa.
Hone your sporty skills in the birthplace of many sport legends: Castro Valley is the homeland of many successful sports icons, including Casey Wellman, the ice hockey player; and Ed Sprague, Jr., renowned baseball player. Explore your sporty side at the Scandia Family Center, which is a 9 acre park replete with mini golf courses and other activities; or try your hand at go karting at the Malibu Grand Prix.
Visit an aviation museum: Head down to the Oakland Aviation Museum which houses various aircraft, flight simulators and even the famous flying boat from the Indiana Jones series. Also make a trip to the USS Hornet Museum which plays home to the aircraft carrier which served in World War II.
Head to other unique museums in the city: Visit the Hiller Aviation Museum, which over a space of 53,000 square feet, houses airplanes, and offers narrated tours and simulated flights over San Francisco Bay. The Blackhawk Museum is a unique museum depicting cars from all eras of auto history and houses over 90 classic automobiles.
Visit a fine arts gallery and museum: Make a trip to Studio 7 fine arts gallery and later head to the Coyote Point Museum.
Enjoy the wonders of marine life: Marvel at the wonders of the marine world at Aquarium of the Bay and Seymour Marine Discovery Center.
Indulge your inner child: Explore the exhibits at the Museum of Children's Art and the Children's Discovery Museum of San Jose.
Explore yet other interesting museums: Pay a visit to the Pacific Pinball Museum and the Bay Area Discovery Museum, for interesting discoveries.
Walk down to the city theaters for a relaxing break: Watch a movie at either the Historic Bal Theater and the Four Star Theater.
Watch a ballet performance: Watch the graceful performances demonstrated at Ballet San Jose and Peninsula Ballet Theater.