18128 Columbia Drive
5 BD | 3 BA | 3 Car-Garage | Built 1981 | HOA $52 Mo.
Approx. 2,972 SF | Approx. 13,075 SQ FT Lot
$1,328,000 | www.18128Columbia.com
An extraordinary setting and home in Castro Valley’s Columbia Community with a backyard sanctuary, pool, spa and mini orchard with approximately 14 fruit trees.
The airy floor plan features abundant natural light, two fire places, soaring vaulted ceilings, engineered hardwood flooring, elegant 24” porcelain tiles, vinyl dual pane beveled windows, remodeled kitchen with new cabinets, newer appliances, & granite counters.
Bathrooms updated or remodeled with newer cabinets, granite counters, & lighting. Many areas with LED can lights, new carpeting upstairs lined with baseboards.
The original staircase was moved to the side providing a long elegant & enlarged entry leading to the core of the living area. Family room rock wall-fireplace was replaced with a granite surround, hearth and mantle.
The backyard holds the gateway to ultimate privacy: the expansive lot has a pool, spa, layers of decking throughout, & pathway to a secluded gazebo overlooking a small vineyard. Excellent schools. Views of the East Bay Hills and Bay in the distance.
Great Schools. Good access to SF or Silicon Valley, via CV BART and I580
Welcome to Casro Valley
Nestled in a quiet valley surrounded by oak-studded rolling hills, Castro Valley enjoys a rural atmosphere in the midst of urban Alameda County.
With the San Leandro Hills extending along its northeastern edge, Castro Valley boasts such natural amenities as an extensively developed park system, a swimming lagoon, and an 18-hole golf course.
There are approximately 20 parks in Castro Valley of various sizes. Lake Chabot Regional Park offers many activities such as boating, hiking, shaded or sunny walk paths and many family picnic areas. There is also an annual spring fishing derby for fishermen of all ages. Another popular area is Cull Canyon Park hosts a swim lagoon and picnic areas. Also Castro Valley Community Center offers multiple activities; children’s play structure, baseball and soccer fields, tennis courts, basketball courts and center for exercise and dance classes.
This vibrant community of a little more than 60,000 residents hosts an annual Fall Festival and car show, a chili cook-off, and a rodeo parade, Castro Valley Light Parade – Meet in the Streets. Also the Castro Valley Chamber of Commerce works hard to introduce new business and are proud to offer food trucks at the Adobe Art Center each Tuesday for the Castro Valley Street Eats.
Seasonal farmers' markets sell fresh produce from the nearby Central Valley. Youth activities include softball, baseball, soccer, and basketball leagues, as well as a track club. Historic Rowell Ranch Rodeo holds rodeo events and chooses a Rodeo Queen each year. Castro Valley’s Adobe Art Gallery displays group art exhibits, student exhibits, and children's and senior art.
The 516 seat Center for the Arts sits on the Castro Valley High School campus and features a proscenium stage, high-tech lighting, and a world-class sound system, created by Tony award-winning sound designer Elton Halley and Meyer Sound. The Center also includes a large exhibition space, also utilized as a recital hall, conference center and art gallery; classroom and rehearsal space; a state-of-the-art control room, an electronic marquee, and box office.
The mission for the Castro Valley Arts Foundation is to provide our students and community with artistic experiences that educate, enrich and entertain by securing resources for the Castro Valley Center for the Arts. The foundation has a unique partnership with the Castro Valley Unified School District (CVUSD). The Foundation is committed to augment the Center for the Arts infrastructure; ensuring requisite staffing, program development, equipment replacement and facility enhancements.
Castro Valley homes range from 10-acre properties with plenty of room for horses to custom-built homes with views of the surrounding hills and three-bedroom, single-family homes close to schools and shopping.