Oak Park is a part of Ventura County, north of Malibu and Agoura Hills, located in the Conejo Valley of Southern California. Louis Bojar, a developer who worked on homes during World War II, teamed up with S. Mark Taper, a legendary developer, and Ben Weinberg to create this innovative community south of downtown Los Angeles. From the ideas of these innovators came the building of a 17,500 homes community they called Oak Park. The Oak Park community homes first hit the real estate market in the early 1950s and still stand today, in this town now known as one of the first model communities with schools, businesses, shopping centers, parks and churches. Given that Oak Park is neighbor to the Greater Los Angeles area to the east and Malibu to the south, Oak Park can be a fantastic local for residents, professionals and travelers alike thanks to accessibility.
Oak Park is currently a 5,290 square mile community with a population of about 13,811 inhabitants. If you are interested in finding yourself in this charming little city, you will have the Oak Park zip code of 91377. Oak Park’s area code is 818. The estimated median Oak Park household income is $117,047, the median Oak Park condo or Oak Park house value is approximately $579,014 and the median gross rent of an Oak Park apartment is $1,941.
Known for having a pleasant year round Mediterranean climate with consistent temperatures from the mid 60s to mid 70s, Oak Park weather is the perfect environment for the active population. This tight knit community also has an amazing non-profit umbrella community foundation, which raises funds in order to help support community activities and oversee a number of organizations. It may entice your interest that the Oak Park Water Service is committed to helping customers conserve water by offering a free water audit. Residents get the ability to identify areas where water is being wasted inside and outside their homes with the assistance of these free audits, making water conservation a team effort by the whole community.
Oak Park is a popular place for families with children especially since it has a crime safety index of 88% (100% is the safest), is listed as one of the safest cities in the United States and has excellent emergency responding resources that all give the city a high quality living atmosphere.
The Oak Park schools are served by the Oak Park Unified School District and consist of three elementary schools, one middle school and the Oak View High School, an alternative high school for ages of 16 and older.
If you are looking for more recreation or outdoor pastimes, you will be happy to know that there are plenty of parks to choose from within Oak Park such as Deerhill Park, Indian Springs Park, Oak Park Community Garden and Valley View Park. These parks can lead you to fantastic nature experiences and ensure gorgeous lanes and views for hiking, running, climbing and mountain biking.
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