Safe, serene, and schools that are sensational: few words better sum up the appeal of Oak Park than these.
Tucked away on the north end of the 101 freeway, this small town enjoys widespread open spaces and tons of greenery, all of which is easy to enjoy in Oak Park’s always-pleasant temperatures.
They don’t call it Oak “Park” for no reason, either, as residents are never farther than a mile from a recreational area. These reasons help cement the city’s reputation as the best place for relaxation, and for raising kids, in the Conejo Valley.
Love to hike or bike? You’ll never want to leave Oak Park, whose lush and rustic trails range for what feels like miles. A tight-knit community feel permeates the city as well, and local businesses love to help beautify and celebrate every nook and cranny. Affluent and deeply educated, Oak Park residents love giving their brains a rest at the nearby Westlake Lake and the Promenade.
Oak Park’s family-friendliness is one stat that immediately catches attention; more than half (55%) of the city’s residents here are moms, dads, and their children. Also interesting is that nearly 30% of the 15,000 people who live in town were born out of state. In addition, the Asian-American community enjoys a strong presence in Oak Park, comprising about 13.5% of all residents.
Oak Park Community Garden, Cheeseboro and Palo Comado Canyons, Deerhill Park (outdoor sports fans appreciate what fields like a never-ending supply of playcourts for basketball, tennis, soccer and more), Oak Canyon Community Park (enchanting kids’ playground, comes complete with a dog play area and archery range and numerous trails)
Oak Park Unified School District has created an infrastructure for arguably the best school system in all of Ventura County, and one of the best in the entire state. Oak Park High School gets endless acclaim, as does Medea Park Middle School. A trio of elementary schools – Brookside, Oak Hills, and Red Oak – are all music to the ears of parents with young children.
Beautifully manicured single-story homes make Oak Park Tract a hotspot for young families in particular. Though not as private as other areas, Capri tempts potential buyers with its walking distance to the city’s best restaurants and boutiques. Oak Park’s most lavish neighborhood might be Morrison Sutton, very secluded and marked by amply sized properties.