Castro Valley is a lovely bedroom community located to the west of San Leandro and north of Hayward. The downtown area, Castro Village, offers shopping, restaurants, and a single-screen movie theater. A unique feature of Castro Valley is the Rowell Ranch which puts on special events such as Team Roping and Pro Rodeos. Outdoor activities of all kinds are available in Castro Valley's rural setting known as the hub of California's recreational heartland. Lake Chabot Regional Park is located to the north and offers boating, hiking, fishing, picnicking, and an 18-hole golf course. Nestled in a confluence of canyons, Ranch style homes compliment the pastoral feel of its many neighborhoods. To the east in the hillside neighborhoods, homes are large updated Ranch style and custom-builds with large landscaped yards and newer developments of terracotta tiled roofed homes with beautiful views.