Columbia Community, Castro Valley A Planned Unit Development

The Columbia Community was started in the early 1980s. Blackwell was one of four builders. A total of 541 homes climbed up the Castro Valley hillside and along the ridges. The backyards of many homes have views of rolling hills tree-lined canyons, hiking trails and much more. Columbia is known for its intimacy and small neighborhood collaborations. Many families take walks around the park and up and down the hillside. The community pool and spa are open for residents May through September.

Columbia Community, Castro Valley A Planned Unit Development

Year Built range: 1984 – 1987
Building square foot range: 1,799 – 2830
Lot square foot range: 6,100- 17,800 square feet


View: Fenced lots are private, many with greenbelt views or view of San Francisco Bay

Style: Contemporary Types: Single story, two-story and tri-level

Lifestyle: Short drive to grammar and middle schools, approximately a 10-15 minute drive to downtown, freeway interchanges, and B.A.R.T. Nearby H.A.R.D. hiking trails basketball courts and tennis courts. Fire department resides at Cull Canyon and Crow Canyon Roads. Generally there is a yearly neighborhood HOA picnic and garage sale. Many neighbors enjoy morning or evening strolls and children play in the Deerview Park.

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Updated: 17th November, 2018 4:49 AM.