Oak Park Lifestyle
The family-centric vibe centered around academics and an active community is alive and well in Oak Park. More than a dozen parks and countless hiking trails define Oak Park creating a fun and relaxing environment. Stevenson Fitness Run Club is just an example of some of the local activities Oak Park has to offer. Plus, the central location close to the town centers of both Westlake Village and Agoura Hills makes it an ideal place to live.
Oak Park Housing Style
Oak Park offers everything from entry level condos to large estate style homes. There are two sections to Oak Park - the original area that borders Agoura Hills that was developed mainly in the 70s and 80s and the newer area off Lindero Canyon Rd that were mostly built in the late 80s and early 90s. (Read: Oak Park | Older vs. Newer). On the price spectrum, Oak Park is on the higher end just under Westlake Village and slightly more expensive than Agoura Hills.
The older section tends to offer slightly larger yards. The architectural style is more of the traditional layout of the time with lower ceilings and less of a grand feel. The curb appeal of each home is a bit more unique than other Oak Park neighborhoods. Check out: Oak Park Tract, Rolling Hills Estates.
You’ll likely notice a difference in the newer section of Oak Park where the yards are often suitable but not sprawling. However, the architectural design offers the more popular layout with high ceilings with larger kitchens that flow to the family room and lots of natural light. The secondary bedrooms tend to be a bit smaller, but the master bedroom and bathroom are much larger than you’ll find in older homes. Examples: Bent Tree, Montego, Monte Carlo, Capri,
Oak Park Schools
Oak Park Unified School District (OPUSD) is a small school district with 3 elementary schools, 1 middle school, 1 high school and is Oak Park specific. It has the best reputation for academics to the point that parents cater their home search around acceptance into this district.
Things to Keep in Mind
Oak Park homes are a little more tract style compared to the individuality and customization of surrounding areas. Oak Park is just outside the center of the action which many find appealing but others may not. However as with most of the Conejo Valley, the most popular centers are just minutes away.
Who Should Look Here
Anyone considering Agoura Hills or Westlake Village should give Oak Park a look. Beyond the highly regarded schools is a safe, active, and family centric lifestyle that appeals to people from all over. The newer architectural style with open floor plans with high ceilings is more common in Oak Park than other parts of the Conejo Valley. And the proximity to all the best attributes of the area makes it a popular community to lay down some roots.