5038 Kevin Court
Castro Valley, CA 94596

Presented by

Stacy Adams

Contact

Stacy Adams
$980,000
Single Family Home
3 Bedrooms
3 Full Bathrooms
Interior: 2,200 sqft
Lot: 11,408 sqft
Year Built: 1955
 

Neighborhood Info

Re-post from the Castro Valley Patch, direct link to article here:
Why Living in Castro Valley Rocks
Local muses on what makes Castro Valley a unique place to call home.By Dana Leipold, Patch Poster | Sep 3, 2010 5:38 am ET | Updated Sep 20, 2010 3:55 am ET
When most Castro Valley residents try to explain where they live, they are typically greeted with a "huh?" That's why I love Castro Valley. No one knows we're here. Perhaps it's because we're in an unincorporated area. Okay, I didn't know what that meant until I Googled it. According to Wikipedia, it's "a region of land that is not a part of any municipality." Or maybe Castro Valley is unknown because we don't have a Walmart, which is perfectly fine with me. When my husband and I were searching for a place to call home nearly eight years ago, we'd never heard of Castro Valley, either. What really appealed to us was that we could get an actual house at the same cost as a shack pretending to be a house on the Peninsula. Though I have to admit: at first the community seemed a little quirky. The streets with no sidewalks, the houses situated on bustling avenues, and all the fast food restaurants had me wondering: "Who's in charge of planning?" The whole town is only about 14 square miles, and it doesn't have the pulse of a large urban city. Okay, so Castro Valley isn't Utopia, but I've come to adore living in this town because of the very things that make our community so unique: 1. People smile a lot. Castro Valleyans don't put up any kind of façade. We are who we are, and we like it that way. (And we're friendly, too.) 2. The signs on Castro Valley Boulevard that read "No U-Turn between 9pm and 3 am." When I first saw these I thought, "Why would it be dangerous to make a u-turn at that time of night?" My neighbors, having lived here a while, told me the signs are meant to discourage teenagers from cruising up and down the boulevard at night, and creating a nuisance. Makes sense now. Subscribe 3. Moms are connected and empower each other. Castro Valley has an awesome mom's club that welcomes newcomers with open arms. I was a member for a while when my daughter was very young and I have to say it was great to know that I wasn't alone. 4. Two words: Pyzano's Pizzeria. Not only is this pizza like heaven in your mouth, but the owner, Tony Gemignani, holds the title as the world's greatest pizza thrower, and has been featured on the Jay Leno Show and the Food Network. Now that's the way to combine your livelihood with your passion. 5. The horse in front of Rowell's Saddlery & Western Wear on Castro Valley Boulevard. A neighbor told me that the horse had a name, but she couldn't remember it. Whenever we drive by, my kids ask me to stop so they can "ride" it. Apparently, this western shop is one of the last old-timey cowboy stores in California. I wish I knew the horse's name! 6. Our schools. The Castro Valley Unified School District does a phenomenal job of hiring people who care deeply about teaching children and preparing them for the future. Even with all the budget cuts, teachers, principals, aides, and parents join forces to face these substantial challenges head on. I feel so blessed that these people are educating my children. 7. Fishing, boating, hiking and camping are practically in your backyard. Lake Chabot Regional Park offers both residents and visitors a bit of everything. People regularly bike, walk or run around the lake, have picnics, and congregate there to enjoy a little bit of nature right around the corner. 8. Our new library. Since opening its doors on Halloween of 2009, this $22.2 million facility has become a hub for students, families and job seekers. It also hosts free events, a teen hangout-homework room and community meeting spaces used by clubs, companies and local government groups. It's also a beautiful building where you can just sit and read. 9. Wild turkeys. I'd never seen a wild turkey until I moved to Castro Valley. They hang out in gangs, taking over the streets. The males strut their feathers trying to impress the bored females. They don't care that I have somewhere to be. They're not even fazed when I honk my horn. 10. The clock tower in the Village Plaza. It's such a lovely sound when the clock chimes on the hour. It reminds me of a quaint little village square somewhere in the Alps. My kids beg me to stop until the song ends because they want to hear all of it. With all of its quirks and charm, Castro Valley has become our home sweet home, and has long been one of the best-kept secrets in the Bay Area. That's why living here rocks. But don't tell anyone. No one knows we're here, and we want to keep it that way. What did you think?This post is contributed by a community member. The views expressed in this post are the author's own. Registered users are welcome to post on Patch.
 
 
 
  •  Sun, Dec 31, 7:30 PM
  • Center for the Arts
    Center for the Arts, 19501 Redwood Road, Castro Valley, CA
  • The Castro Valley Arts Foundation is a all-volunteer non-profit organization that raises over $50,000 each year to provide both critical financial support and volunteer services to the Castro Valley Center for the Arts. The Center hosts school musical and dramatic productions, a science fair, summer theater programs for children, organizational meetings and lectures, art exhibits, private rental events such as dance recitals and our popular Castro Valley Arts Foundation Series performances. 

    This New Year's Eve the Castro Valley Arts Foundation is hosting a dazzling cabaret at the Castro Valley Center for the Arts, 19501 Redwood Rd. Bay Area musical theater and cabaret favorite Tom Reardon has invited John Gonzalez, Jessica Coker Mohr, Morgan Breedveld, Melissa O'Keefe and Josh Marx to join him in a celebration of the buzz and glamour of New York, the city that never sleeps. Musical Director Joe Wicht and Daren A.C. Carollo complete the artistic team. Favorite songs from Broadway musicals will help us celebrate early as the New York ball drops in Times Square at 9:00 p.m. our time!

    Added to the festivities is a party in the Exhibition Room with appetizers and a cash bar serving wine and champagne. The event begins at 7:30, but patrons may start the party at 6 p.m.  

    Ticket prices are based on date of purchase: $55 from Dec. 1-25, and $60 Dec. 26-31. See www.cvartsfoundation.orgfor tickets. Must be 21 to attend the event.
     
 

Presented by

Stacy Adams

Stacy Adams
Realty Services Network
699599
(925) 930-9900
Email:  [email protected]
Website: 24RE.net

 

Listed by: Realty Services Network

Other languages:

5038 Kevin Court
Castro Valley, CA 94596

$980,000

Single Family Home
3 Bedrooms
3 Full Bathrooms
Interior: 2,200 sqft
Lot: 11,408 sqft
Year Built: 1955

Castro Valley - A Truly Unique One-of-a Kind Home

*** SOLD *** A private & unique home at 5038 Kevin Court,
in the desirable "Upper Valley" area. Don't miss the extra light flowing to the Master bedroom through double doors opening to the 386 sf "Open Tree House" area with treetop views. A unique opportunity for buyers looking for a “move-in ready” home with extra square footage. The versatility & privacy of a large double-sized lot with mature fruit orchards
and extensive vegetable gardens make this a very special property. Considering the square footage and lot size, this home presents an exceptional value to any buyer, especially

Property photoProperty photoProperty photoProperty photo
Map of 5038 Kevin Court, Castro Valley, CA 94596, USA
Stacy Adams

For more information contact:
Stacy Adams
Realty Services Network
699599
Phone: (925) 930-9900
[email protected]

QR Code
Equal Housing Opportunity Equal Housing Opportunity
Real Time Web Analytics