Oak Park vs. Agoura Hills
If you read Westlake Village vs. Thousand Oaks you’ll notice we once said there are no two Conejo Valley towns more alike than Westlake Village and Thousand Oaks. Well, we may have to correct ourselves here because Oak Park and Agoura Hills are so alike it’s almost hard to compare them side by side.
In lieu of making things more complicated than necessary we’ll focus on the ways Oak Park and Agoura Hills compliment each other and only touch on the differences that count.
Editor’s Note: Though we are here to talk about Oak Park and Agoura Hills, we’ll often mention Westlake Village. This is because the three share a rough ten mile radius and as we like to say, when you get one town… you get all three.
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Oak Park and Agoura Hills share the family-centric atmosphere the Conejo Valley prides itself on. The parks are littered with soccer games on the weekends, and they have basketball leagues, baseball clubs, etc. Each town houses its sets of special events like concerts/movies in the park and the Great Race of Agoura, or the Oak Park Music Fest.
Both Oak Park and Agoura Hills are a short drive to Westlake Village and it’s common for locals to hop in that direction for dinner and/or a movie. You’ll find a shopping centers in any of the 3 towns but for the best restaurants and retail market you’ll likely spend some time in Westlake Village.
Overall, the houses are younger and a little more tract style in Oak Park. They’re also slightly more expensive than Agoura Hills. In terms of options, Oak Park covers everything from entry level condos to large estates. Some of the homes boast bigger yards but sacrifice the open floor plan we’ve come to expect. Others are the opposite with high ceilings, larger kitchens, and natural lighting – the yards however, aren’t particularly sprawling. But hey, low maintenance isn’t a bad thing in our opinion.
You’ll find a wide range in Agoura Hills housing too. Condos, single family homes, and some of the finest estates in the Conejo Valley. Old Agoura is zoned for horses and pockets a ranch culture special to this section of Agoura Hills.
The layouts in Agoura Hills vary considerably. The Morrison neighborhoods make up a bulk of Agoura Hills and deliver loads of curb appeal, open floor plans, and yards big enough to let the entertainers imagination run wild.
Price wise, Agoura Hills is still on the higher end for the Conejo Valley but it’s not the most expensive. And you’re likely to get more house and yard for your dollar compared to Westlake Village and Oak Park.
Schools are arguably the biggest differentiator between Oak Park and Agoura Hills. They fall into two completely separate school districts – one in Ventura County and one in LA County.
Oak Park Unified (OPUSD) is a small Ventura County school district with 3 elementary schools, 1 middle school, and 1 high school all specific to Oak Park. It’s nationally recognized and has the best reputation for academics in all the Conejo Valley – parents will often cater their home search around acceptance into this district.
Agoura Hills is in the Las Virgenes Unified School District. LVUSD doesn’t fall too far behind Oak Park in academics and matches its weight in sports. It covers Agoura Hills, Calabasas, and the L.A. County section of Westlake Village. It has 8 elementary schools, 3 middle schools, and 2 high schools.
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