17716 Columbia Drive
4 bedrooms | 2.5 baths | 3-car garage | Approx. 2098 Sq Ft | Approx. 9,325 Sq Ft Lot | HOA dues $56 mo.
Built in 1986, this 4-bedroom, 2.5-bath garage gem is nestled in the middle of the Columbia Community. The comfortable split-level home, with neighborhood views of the Eastern hillside and San Francisco Bay, includes a 3 car-garage with a 220-volt outlet.
Vaulted ceilings grace the entry, living and dining rooms. To your right is the family room and a stairway to the bedrooms. The kitchen, straight ahead, has updated basics: stainless steel appliances, painted oak cabinets, granite counters and a stainless sink. Crown molding, spacious seating areas, and can lighting, along with a fireplace in the family room, make the downstairs a great area for family entertainment and study.
The master bedroom suite has its own wing with a vaulted ceiling, ceiling fan, private bath, and walk-in closet. Baseboards are updated throughout. All upstairs bedrooms enjoy ample natural light. Bathrooms feature painted oak cabinets, tile flooring and modern lighting. This home is move in ready!
Well-established fruit trees and a vegetable planter are the centerpiece of the professionally landscaped backyard which uses a new drip system.
The community pool, jacuzzi and children’s pool is a short distance away.
The Castro Valley schools are highly rated and have been recognized in California as “Exemplary” in the recent years. Commute to SF via CV BART, or enjoy easy access to I580, I680, I880.
Welcome to Castro 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