16950 Columbia Drive
4 bedrooms | 3 full baths | 2-car garage | Approx. 2,262 sq ft | Approx. 8,500 sq ft lot | Built 1988 | HOA dues $56 mo.
This 4-bedroom, 3-full bath home at the crest of the Columbia Community fulfills all the hopes and dreams of a growing family.
“This beautiful spacious home fully accommodated our family of five and many cherished friends throughout the years. We mingled in the park-like setting, relaxing in the gazebo while children played games on our ample lawn. The backyard was perfect for birthdays, graduation parties, a bridal celebration, baby showers, holiday festivities, and more.
We often made homemade pie or applesauce from our fruit trees, and in the evenings we gathered around the outdoor fireplace to share stories. In the summer, we met friends at the community pool. We hiked the nearby horse trail and beyond. We loved Columbia’s trick or treat displays for all ages. And we will always remember driving through the neighborhood Christmas light display. This home will always be the centerpiece of our most treasured memories.”
What a find! Decorative tile runs from the entry to the kitchen and dinette. Formal dining, living and family areas feature hardwood, including the stairway. Windows are dual-pane vinyl; the kitchen is ready for you with recessed lighting, stainless steel appliances, granite counters, gas oven and cooktop, a garden window, freshly painted cabinets, pantry, and two sliding doors to access the back yard. Enjoy the family room fireplace while gazing on backyard views. The remodeled bathroom is complete with a shower and laundry room. Baseboards throughout.
Upstairs you’ll find 3 bedrooms and a master suite, all facing the park-like yard. Both bathrooms have been remodeled. Everything is freshly painted; creamy carpets and ample natural light create a soft atmosphere for much needed calm.
The community pool, Jacuzzi and children’s pool is just a short distance away.
Castro Valley schools are highly desired and designated as “Exemplary” in 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. Castro Valley Rotary hosts a Chili Cook Off, a Parate and the 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.