16832 Columbia Drive
Exceptional Castro Valley Home
16832 Columbia Drive, Castro Valley
5 Bed | 3.5 Bath | 3-Car Garage | 2 Story | 2,923 Sq Ft +/- | 16832Columbia.com
Lot Sq Ft 9,900 +/- | HOA $56 Mo | $1,395,000
Shimmer and Sparkle
Statement by the owner:
Per the prior owner, “that view doesn’t get old”. Now, 16 years later I understand what he meant, and I concur. The morning sunrise drapes the bedroom in an orange glow. The fog in the valley sometimes looks like milk flowing between the green mountains and at night you get a 180-degree view, half wilderness, half city light twinkles.”
Imagine a perch from which you see endless rolling wooded hills, the Bay’s glimmer, and the twinkle of city lights. Walking through a stained-glass front door a panoramic view is all yours, thanks to this remodeled 1988 5-bedroom, 3.5-bath gem crowning the Columbia Community.
A remodeled kitchen has granite counters, stainless steel appliances, a gas range, and maple-colored custom-built cabinets with plentiful storage. The expansive view continues in the family room area, where two sliding glass doors open to a huge deck from which you will enjoy a jaw-dropping Bay Area vista.
The private master bedroom suite has a vaulted ceiling with fan, remodeled bath, and spacious walk-in closet. Baseboards are updated throughout. Sunrise drapes the bedroom in an orange glow as valley fog appears like milk flowing between the green mountains…. All upstairs bedrooms offer ample natural light and 180-degree views. Updated bathrooms feature tile flooring and modern lighting. This home is move in-ready!
Perfect for families, this home features a large upstairs rumpus room with space for TV, ping-pong, games and gatherings. An additional space can be used as an office, or non-conforming 5th bedroom.
Well-established fruit trees surround the landscaped backyard and deck; luscious edible grapes, loquats, citrus fruits, figs and more are there for your pleasure. A lit shed on the lower lot works perfectly for storage or workshop projects.
Just a short distance away you’ll find the community pool, jacuzzi and children’s pool.
Castro Valley schools are highly rated and have recently been recognized as “exemplary”. Commute to SF via CV BART, or enjoy easy access to the I580, I680, and I880 freeways. Your 3-car garage awaits.
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.