Oak Park CA Homes & Real Estate
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Neighborhood Information for Oak Park
• What is it like to live in Oak Park, Santa Barbara, CA? •
The Oak Park neighborhood generally has a more urban feel with its proximity and seamless flow into Downtown Santa Barbara. It is easily walkable, close to public transportation, and has convenient access to shopping and restaurants along the De La Vina corridor. Much of the neighborhood correlates to Cottage Hospital with multiple doctor's offices, medical facilities, inns, hotels, and commercial spaces.
It is a mixed-use neighborhood with single-family homes, condos, townhouses, multi-family buildings, commercial structures, and medical offices. The architecture varies. But you will see lots of California cottages, typical for the area. Especially along Chapala Street, this neighborhood features architecturally charming and unique cottage-style homes with sweet front yards and an inviting character.
Childcare facility in Oak Park
Oak Park sits prominently in this neighborhood. This sizable 17-acre park features two playgrounds, tennis courts, a BBQ area, horseshoe pits, and a wading pool for children aged seven and under, which is open from June through August and has a lifeguard on duty. With all the mature oak and sycamore trees, this park is ideal for a family picnic and finding shade during the hotter days of the year. This park is also the backdrop for several ethnic festivals in Santa Barbara, like the Greek and French Festival. You can enjoy cultural dance performances shown at the park's own raised wooden dancefloor during those times.
Oak Park playground & wading pool
Cottage Hospital is a prominent part of the Oak Park neighborhood. It is a highly regarded, full-service hospital for Santa Barbara County, with three other satellite hospitals within the Cottage Health System. The facility is architecturally appealing and blends in nicely with the Mediterranean look of Santa Barbara.
Shopping / Dining
Shopping and dining are easily accessible along lively De La Vina Street. Popular options include:
- Trader Joe's
- Grocery Outlet
- Los Agaves (bustling authentic Mexican restaurant)
- Yellow Belly Tap & Restaurant (American restaurant with craft beer)
- Handlebar Coffee Roasters (delicious coffee and popular neighborhood spot)
- The Daily Grind (casual coffee shop and sandwich place)
- Mission Street Ice Cream & Yogurt (featuring famous McConnell's ice cream)
Some schools near this neighborhood include:
→ For an introduction to the Oak Park neighborhood watch this video at timestamp 2:31