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Castro Market Insights


Venture Sotheby's International Realty



Before the arrival of European settlers, the Castro Valley area was settled by the Chocheño (also spelled Chochenyo or Chocenyo) subdivision of the Ohlone Native Americans. With the arrival of Europeans, Castro Valley was part of the land granted to Mission San Jose in 1797. The area Castro Valley now occupies was part of the extensive colony of New Spain in what was the state of Alta California. Castro Valley was part of the original 28,000-acre land grant given to Castro in 1840, called Rancho San Lorenzo. This land grant included Hayward,San Lorenzo, and Castro Valley,including Crow Canyon, Cull Canyon, and Palomares Canyons. Castro had a gambling habit and had to sell off portions of his land to pay gambling debts. The last of his holding was sold in a sheriff's sale in 1864 to Faxon Atherton for $400,000.

Atherton (after whom the city of Atherton is named) in turn began selling off his portion in smaller parcels. Two gentlemen named Cull (the namesake of Cull Canyon) and Luce bought some 2,400 acres and began running a steam-operated saw mill in Redwood Canyon. The Jensen brothers also bought land from Atherton in 1867

In 1866, Redwood school was built, the first public school in the area. Many Portuguese families immigrated to the surrounding canyons (especially Palomares Canyon) and farmed large amounts of land, where their descendants remain today. In the 1870s,Lake Chabot, a reservoir and popular park, was built by Chinese laborers living at Camp Yema-Po. 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

Today, Castro Valley is known for its mild climate and highly desired for its location for the commuters

Snapshot

13
New Listings in the last 14 days
35
Properties Pending Sale
7
Recently Sold Properties

Currently for Sale

49
Currently for Sale
94
Average Days on Market
12/2/2022
Newest Listing

Recently Sold

106
Total Sold
49
Average Days to Sell
12/2/2022
Last Sale

Neighborhood Summary For Sale

$1,100,000

Median List Price For Sale Properties
  • Beds
  • Baths
  • Sq. Ft.
  • Price
  • $/Sq.Ft
  • Average
  • Beds2.86
  • Baths2.12
  • Sq. Ft.139082.84
  • Price$1,511,565
  • $/Sq.Ft.$623
  • Low
  • Beds0
  • Baths0
  • Sq. Ft.400
  • Price$39,950
  • $/Sq.Ft.$0
  • High
  • Beds5
  • Baths6
  • Sq. Ft.4484938
  • Price$7,250,000
  • $/Sq.Ft.$2,990
  • Median
  • Beds3
  • Baths2
  • Sq. Ft.1800
  • Price$1,100,000
  • $/Sq.Ft.$605

Neighborhood Summary Pending

$924,000

Median List Price Pending Properties
  • Beds
  • Baths
  • Sq. Ft.
  • Price
  • $/Sq.Ft
  • Average
  • Beds3.06
  • Baths2.2
  • Sq. Ft.1619.14
  • Price$1,045,518
  • $/Sq.Ft.$665
  • Low
  • Beds1
  • Baths1
  • Sq. Ft.892
  • Price$475,000
  • $/Sq.Ft.$424
  • High
  • Beds5
  • Baths4
  • Sq. Ft.3574
  • Price$1,995,000
  • $/Sq.Ft.$922
  • Median
  • Beds3
  • Baths2
  • Sq. Ft.1436
  • Price$924,000
  • $/Sq.Ft.$652

Neighborhood Summary Sold

$1,050,000

Median Sold Properties Price
  • Beds
  • Baths
  • Sq. Ft.
  • Price
  • $/Sq.Ft
  • Average
  • Beds3.18
  • Baths2.31
  • Sq. Ft.6657.41
  • Price$1,092,784
  • $/Sq.Ft.$624
  • Low
  • Beds0
  • Baths0
  • Sq. Ft.390
  • Price$43,000
  • $/Sq.Ft.$1
  • High
  • Beds6
  • Baths6
  • Sq. Ft.499198
  • Price$2,700,000
  • $/Sq.Ft.$1,007
  • Median
  • Beds3
  • Baths2
  • Sq. Ft.1781
  • Price$1,050,000
  • $/Sq.Ft.$633

Average List/Sell Price

List Price $1,511K
Sell Price$1,092K

Median List/Sell Price

List Price $1,100K
Sell Price$1,050K

Average List/Sold $SQFT

List $/Sq.Ft$622
$/Sq.Ft$623

Market Summary Report

Here's what's happening in 94546
$951,527
Median Sales Price
31
Properties Sold
29
New On Market
Properties for Sale
108
108
  • 75
  • 150
  • 225
  • 300
  • 375
Avg. Days on Site
31
31
  • 50
  • 100
  • 150
  • 200
  • 250
For sale by price
Days on Market
Properties For Sale
94546 Demographics
  • Median Age
    41
  • Population Density
    4630
  • College Education
    49%
  • Median Income*
    $101,445
  • Total Home Owners*
    10,323
  • Renters*
    5,599
  • Owner / Renter*
    65% / 35%
  • Average Household Size*
    2.8
  • Total Population
    45,085
*Values are estimates based on community data provided by LiveBy, Inc.
Schools Near Here
Elementary Schools
    • Public
    • Castro Valley Elementary
    • Grades: KG-05, Enrollment: 501
    • 3
    • Public
    • Chabot Elementary
    • Grades: KG-05, Enrollment: 469
    • 4
    • Public
    • Golden Oak Montessori of Hayward
    • Grades: 01-08, Enrollment: 222
    • 1
    • Public
    • Golden Oak Montessori of Hayward
    • Grades: 01-08, Enrollment: 274
    • 3
    • Public
    • Marshall Elementary
    • Grades: KG-05, Enrollment: 497
    • 4
    • Public
    • Proctor Elementary
    • Grades: KG-05, Enrollment: 545
    • 5
    • Public
    • Stanton Elementary
    • Grades: KG-05, Enrollment: 492
    • 4
    • Public
    • Strobridge Elementary
    • Grades: KG-06, Enrollment: 465
    • 0
    • Public
    • Vannoy Elementary
    • Grades: KG-05, Enrollment: 423
    • 4
Middle Schools
    • Public
    • Creekside Middle
    • Grades: 06-08, Enrollment: 772
    • 5
    • Public
    • Golden Oak Montessori of Hayward
    • Grades: 01-08, Enrollment: 222
    • 1
High Schools
    • Public
    • Castro Valley High
    • Grades: 09-12, Enrollment: 2853
    • 5
    • Public
    • Redwood Continuation High
    • Grades: 09-12, Enrollment: 126
    • 1
    • Public
    • Roy A. Johnson High
    • Grades: 09-12, Enrollment: 22
    • 0
School data courtesy of LiveBy, Inc.