With about 14,000 residents, Oak Park is the largest unincorporated community in Ventura County. Bordering on Agoura Hills and Thousand Oaks, Oak Park has its own laid-back vibe. Located off the “beaten path” on the north and south sides of Kanan-Dume Road, homes in Oak Park were originally developed in the 1960s from land owned by “Fibber McGee” radio stars Jim and Marian Jordan. Oak Park has many beautiful Coastal and Live oaks which lend their name to the area.
People have lived in Oak Park for thousands of years, including native Chumash people who collected acorns and hunted rabbits. The ever-present cottontails and jackrabbits in the area gave rise to the name “Conejo Valley,” the area of Ventura County which includes Thousand Oaks and Oak Park. “Conejo” means “rabbit” in Spanish.
Oak Park is considered a great community for families. In addition to ample open space and opportunities for healthy outdoor lifestyles, the school district is the highest rated in Ventura County. Oak Park is also a community of parks: a public park or playground is located within a mile of the majority of neighborhoods. The Conejo Valley has many open space preserves and trails suitable for hiking, trailrunning, and biking. The community is located next to Cheeseboro and Palo Comado Canyon National Park in the Santa Monica Mountains.
Home choices in Oak Park are varied, including Shadow Oaks, Shadow Ridge, Country Village, and Country Vista townhomes which range from one to four bedrooms. A variety of single-family residential neighborhood developments include family-oriented western and ranch-style homes with open floor plans. Tract homes have been developed with a variety of formats, including duplexes which are rare in the Conejo Valley. Executive and Estate homes round out the choices in Oak Valley, including Sterling Oaks, Chambord & Regency Hills, and Morrison Sutton Homes. Morrison Sutton Homes are considered the premiere neighborhood in Oak Park. Built in the late 1980s, Morrison Sutton Homes range from 2,500 to 3,600 square feet and include open floor plans and generous lot sizes with pools, spas, and mature, green landscaping.
Oak Park is comprised of primarily affluent families who have a strong community and family spirit. With a feeling of country-style living but near urban amenities, fine dining, and beach recreation, Oak Park is a tight-knit community offering many newer and older homes in a safe, healthy environment that is close to nature.