<img height="1" width="1" style="display:none" src="https://www.facebook.com/tr?id=393844004297141&amp;ev=PageView&amp;noscript=1">

Neighborhood Spotlight: Oak Park

Family friendly, community driven, peaceful and diverse are the words that characterize the neighborhood of Oak Park in San Diego, California. 
 
About Oak Park
oak-park-google-map.jpg
photo credit: google.ca
 
Oak Park is one of San Diego’s earliest plots of land that was built for Tract housing (development of multiple similar homes in a small area). In its early days prior to World War II, only two small tracts of land were prepared for development–which didn’t have much success. 
 
Eventually developer Al Furlow sparked home sales targeting World War II veterans which brought on new developers. 
 
Chollas Creek and Oak Park have developed gradually over time to represent what is Oak Park today.
 
The opening of Oak Park Elementary, Library, and Fire Station in the early 1950s cemented the new name for this suburban neighborhood.
 
Today Oak Park is an established, stable community filled with the diversity of San Diego. 
 
Its population is just over 14,500.
 
Oak Park Real Estate Market

real-estate-house-oak-park.jpg

photo credit: realtor.com
 
The Oak Park community is made up largely of single family homes, condominiums and apartments, as well as Navy-housing. 
 
oak-park-real-estate-map.jpg
photo credit: trulia.com
 
The median home value here is approximately $424,800 as of 2018 as per zillow.com. Oak Park home values have gone up 8.4% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 4.8% within the next year which makes it an excellent time to buy.
 
AMENITIES IN Oak Park 
Amenities-oak-park-san-diego.jpg
photo credit: areavibes.com
 
The quiet and peaceful neighborhood of Oak Park is divided between City Council District 4 and 7 and is bordered by Euclid Avenue, Chollas Parkway/Streamview Drive/College Avenue and State Route 94. 
 
The Oak Park Community Council was established by concerned residents in 1974 in response to the closure of the local fire station and branch library. Today, it is a thriving platform for community engagement. The extremely involved community supports its major facilities.
 
chollas_park_san_diego.jpg
photo credit: walk.sc
 
The Chollas Lake Community Park is a great place to get some exercise, there is a loop around the lake that is great for walking or running, as well as a basketball court.
 
oak-park-family-health-center.jpg
photo credit: glassdoor.com
 
Oak Park has its own Family Health Center and Library (Oak Park Library).
 
oak-park-fire-hall.jpg
photo credit: iloveoakpark.com
 
Oak Park Neighborhood Field is used for local sports events and Fire Station 26 serves the community and surrounding areas.
 
college-grove-mall.jpg
photo credit: yelp.com
 
The neighborhood is also home to a large mall (College Grove Shopping Center). The mall has gone through a lot of changes and was revitalized in the 90s. The mall offers a Wal Mart, Kohl's, Target, Ross, Starbucks, Post Office, Sam's Club, 24 Hour Fitness, Chucky Cheese, Chase Bank, Payless, plenty of parking and much more. 
 
Schools include: Oak Park & Carver Elementary which are both public schools and a private Christian School called Tabernacle Christian Academy.
 
Nearby Areas Include
el-cerrito-san-diego.jpg
photo credit: google.com
  • El Cerrito
  • City Heights East
  • Webster
  • Chollas View
  • Emerald Hills
  • Encanto
  • Darnall
 
TRANSPORTATION

Aerial_-_Oak_Park.jpgphoto credit: commons.wikimedia.org

Oak Park is only 4 miles from San Diego State University which is a huge bonus for students commuting back and forth. 
 
Public transportation serves Oak Park and include the 917 Oak Park-Emerald Hills Loop CCW, 955 National City - San Diego State University. 
 
Additional Routes that pass through Oak Park Include: 
 
901, 4, 955 , 13, 955, 201, 60, 202 and 215. 
 
Top Things To See & Do Nearby
block-party.jpg
photo credit: facebook.com/OakParkSD
 
Oak Park is well known for its strong community organization. Residents organize monthly at the Oak Park Community Council at Oak Park Elementary School.
 
This year, the community is throwing their first ever neighborhood Block Party (March 26, 2018) which lets locals meet their neighbors and enjoy the fantastic views at Gloria's Mesa located inside of the Chollas Lake Park. They serve food from Oak Bay’s very own Bonnie Jean's restaurant. They also have giant jenga, extreme bocce ball, frisbee, corn hole, and other fun activities to participate in.
 
restaurante-oak-park.jpg
photo credit: facebook.com/OakParkSD
 
The Youth Fishing Clinic at Chollas Lake is an ongoing kids-only fishing clinic which is open to children 15 years and under, Saturday and Sunday year-round (lessons, bait, and fun provided!).
 
Community Actors Theatre hosts Monday Open Mic Night in Oak Bay on the fourth Monday of every month. Bring your poetry, spoken word, clean comedy, singing, dancing, musical instruments, magic tricks, and storytelling or cheer the performers at this local event. 
 
local-farmers-market.jpg
photo credit: facebook.com/OakParkSD
 
People's Produce Farmer's Market is certified farmer’s market that takes place monthly (1st & 2nd Wednesdays on 1655 Euclid Ave, 5:00pm-8:00pm) which offers locals fresh local produce. 
 
Overall Impression
overall-san-diego.jpg

photo credit: sandiegomagazine.com

The neighborhood of Oak Park is a great place to live for anyone who has a family and an appreciation for quiet, peaceful, community life. Plenty of amenities and a great location make it a great place to buy or rent a home. 

The Home Buyer's ChecklistStill browsing? Check out our listings on our website! We use the latest and greatest technology to offer our clients video tours for certain properties. You can also check out what other properties are available in different San Diego communities to help with your real estate search via our multiple listing service. Just contact us and we can help you find your future home!

Monthly Newsletter

Subscribe to our monthly newsletter to keep up with San Diego's real estate market and for tips and information on buying and selling!

The Home Buyer's Checklist
home seller's checklist

Get Ahold of Us

Buying or selling a home is among the largest financial decisions a person makes in their lifetime. We are here to ensure that you are confident in your decision. Reach out, and let us show you how we can help!

John and Melissa Steele, San Diego Real Estate Agents
CONTACT AGENTS

John and Melissa Steele

619-887-4429

Investing

Interested in learning about the potential of passive income through real estate investing?

Learn More