Castro Valley's rolling hills and canyons complement the pastoral feel of its many neighborhoods and the community. This is also a get-out-and-do-it community, making the most of its many parks and trails. The community boasts special occasions in the newly redesigned downtown. Home to one of the area’s premier school districts, Castro Valley heavily supports education and the arts. Castro Valley remains a community that keeps a foot in its history while making the most of the present. Ranches in the canyons complement the pastoral feel of its many neighborhoods and the community comes alive for its annual rodeo. Castro Valley is in Alameda County and is one of the best places to live in California.