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Castro Valley is located in the San Francisco Bay Area, and is known as a bedroom community where family life is celebrated in Alameda County. The community (not incorporated as a city) was selected by Money Magazine as one of the best places to live in 2010.

Nearby cities include San Leandro, Hayward, Dublin and San Ramon, with Lake Chabot located on the north end of town.

Known for its Eichler homes (around 10,000) built between 1950 and 1974, the Eichlers represent a style taken from Modernist architecture, California Modern. They typically feature glass walls, post-and-beam construction, and open floorplans. John Eichler designed houses with the middle class in mind, while providing appealing features that break the mold of box thinking.


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