"Castro Valley" Castro Valley by KevinMichael

Castro Valley Travel Guide: 3 reviews and 3 photos


The name of the city has nothing to do with Fidel Castro in Cuba. Actually, the name of the city comes from Don Castro who had been given the land that both Castro Valley and Hayward sit on today. Of course, this land originally `belonged` to somebody else (the Ohlone Indians). But, the Indians didn`t have the means to keep Europeans and others from taking over the lands that they had been living on. The Ohlones were devastated by indoctrination into the Mission system and by subsequent governments that followed after the Spanish period.

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  • Pros:It`s growing and getting better. More places to eat.
  • Cons:Traffics bad during rush hour.
  • In a nutshell:It`s better than it was 15 years ago.
  • Last visit to Castro Valley: May 2004
  • Intro Updated Mar 29, 2011
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