Oak Park California
Located in southeastern Ventura County is the community of Oak Park. In the 1960’s, developers came together to create an innovative community south of downtown Los Angeles. These developers were Louis Boyar, and now legendary developers, S. Mark Taper and Ben Weinberg.
In 1950, this trio of builders built a community of 17,500 homes, schools, shopping centers, parks, churches, businesses, and other areas all planned in advance. This community is the City of Lakewood, the largest city in the world ever developed by a single developer. It was evident that great things were expected of Oak Park as well.
While the MDC was off developing, one of radio’s most famous broadcasting duos, Jim and Marian (Driscoll) Jordan, known to the world as “Fibber McGee and Molly” acquired a huge ranch in Ventura County, north of Agoura. Jordan Ranch was located just north of the present site of Oak Park High School, but was burned in a brush fire that ravaged the area in 1970.
It was this ranch that would eventually be the site of Oak Park community. As usable land became scare, prices went up and it became profitable to sell. The Boyers thought it profitable anyway, and decided to take their talents further north and west, selling the ranch to the MDC
First; they extended Kanan Road by two lanes as it was the only way in or out of the new tract. The homes featured underground utilities, street lights, wide sidewalks and extras…all FHA approved.
Homes were built just north of Mae Boyar Park, named after Louis Boyar’s late wife and brochures called it, “the new plan for living designed for you…a completely new community in the rolling hills adjacent to Ventura Freeway”. The brochure also exclaimed, “Modern Los Angeles Megalopolis living, with complete shopping, schools, and recreational facilities…a ten acre school site, six acre park, and 18 hole golf course already under development in the first unit of the community.” However, the golf course was never built.
The original Oak Park homes were located on Kanan Road, Birchwood, Oakleaf, Pinewood, Tamarind, and Satinwood. In 1968, the second unit included Maplegrove, Pinion, Bayberry, and Smoketree. The third unit, with the first new two-story homes, included Pinion and Joshua. Others followed and eventually the west side of Kanan was also developed.
Parks in Oak Park have always been built and maintained by the Rancho Simi Recreation and Parks District. As development proceeded, parks were added. There are now 7 parks in Oak Park, including Mae Boyar, Chaparral, Deerhill, Indian Springs, Valley View, Eagle View, and Oak Canyon Community Park, complete with a lake, waterfall, creek, and the Community Center and gardens. Each has its own distinctive look and amenities for the community to enjoy. Medea Creek is a park in itself and the district maintains many trails in open space as well.
When Oak Park began, elementary school children attended Brookside Elementary School. Junior and senior high school students were bussed to Simi Valley, as the Simi Valley Unified School District included Oak Park. The boundaries of various government districts, including schools, were related to the original Spanish Land Grants.
Starting in 1970, eventually three requests to join the Las Virgenes Unified School District were made and denied. But in 1977, they were successful in getting approval to start their own school district, the Oak Park Unified School District. Newsweek Magazine listed the Oak Park Unified School District as one of the best in the country. The district has many award winning schools.
Oak Park is unincorporated and remains so to this day by their own choice. However, over the years they did have considerable trouble with their zip codes. They were given the same zip code as Agoura and Agoura Hills and were continually working to convince the outside world that they were indeed part of Ventura County. The problem affected everything from taxes, to deeds and insurance rates. Finally, in 1999, they were given their own zip code resolving many complications and giving them overdue recognition. Photo by Lan56
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ALL COMMUNITIES AND SUBDIVISIONS IN OAK PARK CALIFORNIA
These homes were built in the late 1980s to early 1990s consist of over 80 homes with four and five bedroom floor plans from 2600 ft.² to 3400 ft.². Every home features a three car garage. The majority of homes in Sterling Oaks has a backyard swimming pool and most lots are between 8000 ft.² and 12,000 ft.². This community is nestled up against the hills of the Oak Canyon Community Park so many homes on the eastern side of the neighborhood are not backed by any other home.
Rolling Hills Estates
Rolling Hills Estates boasts a little less than 100 homes built in the late 1980s featuring three, four, and five bedroom floor plans from 1850 ft.² to over 3200 ft.². All homes have either a two or three car garage and most are two-story. These properties range in price from $750,000-$950,000 depending on size, condition, location and features. There are roughly 2 to 3 different floor plans throughout Rolling Hills Estates.
This community of less than 140 homes were built in the late 1980s and range in price from $600,000-$850,000. These homes are three and four bedroom floor plans from 1700 ft.² to over 2300 ft.². They all feature either a two or three car garage.
The homes in Monaco were built between 1990 and 1995 and range in size from 1700 ft.² to about 2400 ft.². These homes have open floor plans, high ceilings, lots of natural light and most have fenced backyards. Many of the homes also have views of the surrounding hills and valleys.
Single Family homes built in the early 90s with prices from $650,000 – 3-4 bedrooms next to the Oak Hills Elementary school and about 5 minutes from town.
Chaparral Estates is a small community in Oak Park California just off Kanan Rd and across the street from the Chaparral Park. There are two entrances off Conifer Street on Medea Creek Lane and Sunny go to end. Vista Avenue. There are a little less than 100 homes all built between the 1970s to the 1980s. These homes range in size from about 1300 ft.² to 2400 ft.² with three, four, and five bedroom layouts and two or three car garages. Most of these homes are nestled in amongst rolling hills, green space and are surrounded by hiking trails and of course, the park across the street.
Canyon Cove Duplex Homes
Canyon Cove is a duplex subdivision located in Oak Park California just off Lindero Canyon Road. This is one of the only duplex subdivisions in Oak Park and is made up of a total of 74 homes. These properties feature one and two car garages with layouts from 1600 to 2000 ft.².
Bent Tree Subdivision
Bent Tree is a subdivision in Oak Park California between Hawthorne Drive and Kanan Rd east of Indian Springs Park and Valley View Park. This collection of about 165 homes were built in the 1980s and each has three, four, or five bedroom layouts in sizes from 1900 ft.² to over 2800 ft.². Each of these homes features either a two or three car garage with open floor plans, high ceilings and a choice of four distinct floor plans.
Regency Hills in Oak Park CA
Regency Hills is a sister community to Chambord located in Oak Park California just off Deerbrook Rd and about a mile north of the Ventura Freeway. This great community sits at the base of the foothills with either beautiful valley views or homes that backup to green space and the hills behind.
Montego in Oak Park California
Montego is a beautiful community and probably one of the more popular communities located in Oak ParkCalifornia. Montego is located just off Lindero Canyon Road and Rockfield Street. It’s located within close proximity to the Red Oak Elementary School and the Indian Springs Park.
The Monte Carlo Neighborhood
Monte Carlo is located in Oak Park California and consists of about 150 homes built between 1992 and 1994. The community is surrounded by rolling hills and palm tree lined streets and most homes feature two or three car garages with two-story layouts between 1500 – 2400 ft.². Lot sizes are between 6000 and 8000 ft.² and homes are priced between $650,000 and $900,000. There are two hillsides on each side of this community with walking trails and beautiful trees throughout the community.
Hillcrest Estates in Oak Park California
Welcome to Hillcrest estates. This community is located north of Kanan Road and east of Lindero Canyon Road in Oak Park California. It is made up of dozens of single-family homes don’t between 1988 and 1990. These homes feature two, three, and four bedroom floor plans with two and three bass ranging in size from about 1500 to 2400 ft.².
Chambord in Oak Park CA
Looking for that perfect home in California? Maybe the Chambord neighborhood of Oak Park is the perfect spot. The Chambord neighborhood is located just north of Kanan Rd in Oak Park California, about 45 minutes from Los Angeles. It’s located just north of the Agoura Hills and Ventura Freeway and provides a quiet and serene residential neighborhood.
Country Vista Neighborhood in Oak Park
The Country Vista neighborhood of Oak Park California is a series of townhomes at the foothills of the mountains and close to the naturetrails Oak Park is so famous for. Many town homes offer unobstructed mountain views. The neighborhood is park like in itself with gorgeous surroundings, community pool and spa, and tennis courts. Country vista is a great quiet neighborhood with smaller reasonably priced homes.
Morrison Sutton Neighborhood in Oak Park
The Morrison Sutton Neighborhood in Oak Park is the most popular and sought after neighborhood to live in. This neighborhood sits high in the hills on the end of Mondero Canyon road just three miles from the 101.
Homes in this neighborhood where built in the 1980’s and 1990’s. Home prices in Morrison Sutton are about $900,000 to around $1 million.
Shadow Ridge Neighborhood of Oak Park
Oak Park is a great small community set in the hills of the Conejo Valley. This community is quiet and full of residents who care about the quality and future of their community. Some say one of the best things about Oak Park is the people. Of all the great neighborhoods in Oak Park Shadow Ridge is the most affordable; it is a great spot for those seeking a first home. This neighborhood is made up of townhomes and condos.
Country Oaks Neighborhood in Oak Park
Country Oaks is an apartment neighborhood in the great small town of Oak Park. This neighborhood is conveniently located within walking distance of schools, parks, and hiking trails.
Capri Townhomes in Oak Park CA
Country Glen Homes in Oak Park
Country Glen is located just off Kanan Rd in (California. Go east on sunny crest Drive and you’ll travel through several residential neighborhoods along Double Tree Rd., Oak Springs Drive in Oak Forest Drive.
Located next to rolling hills and hiking trails, Country Glenn ages a variety of homes priced from $600,000 to about $800,000.
Country Highland Townhomes
The Country Highlands Condominiums are located in Oak Park California and were built from 1984 to 1986. These homes feature two and three-bedroom floor plans ranging in size from about 1000 to 1500 ft.². They’re located in the Oak Park unified school District and range in price from about $300,000-$500,000 depending on size, condition and amenities.
Country Village in Oak Park CA
Country Village is a beautiful set of townhomes located in Oak Park California. These homes were built between 1978 and 1984 and feature two and three-bedroom floor plans from around 1000 to just over 1800 ft.² in size.
Country Meadows in Oak Park California
Country Meadows is a three-phase residential community located in Oak Park California. It consists of several single-family and attached homes throughout various neighborhoods.