Central Oak Park Apartments for Rent(hide neighborhood information)
Central Oak Park is an historical residential area of single-family homes and a large apartment complex. This neighborhood has some fine examples of carefully maintained craftsman-style bungalows that date back to the early 1900s. Central Oak Park is in the 95817 zip code.
This walkable neighborhood of well-tended homes and mature trees is steeped in history and is being refreshed with restorations and new businesses. The Brickhouse Art Center used to house a sheet metal company. The Stilson Brothers Cleaners has been in operation since 1927. Broadway Soul Food, Gunther’s Ice Cream, and Pangaea Two Brews Cafe are well known regional favorites.
The neighborhood is bounded by Martin Luther King Boulevard to the west and 12th Avenue to the south. The Oak Park Preschool is housed in a 1901 bungalow that was built for a prominent physician. The Father Keith B. Kenny Elementary School is a brief walk away from many of the homes and apartments. The Oak Park Market and Better Trade Market are five-minute walks away on 12th street. By car, Stockton Boulevard and Broadway are two of the major commercial corridors of Sacramento.
The neighborhood park is also called Oak Park and offers a community center, amphitheater, sports areas, and picnicking spots.
Downtown Sacramento and Old Town Sacramento are a 20 minute bike ride away, or can be accessed by regional transit. Sacramento State University at Sacramento is only 20 minutes away to the east and the University of California at Davis is about 25 minutes to the west via Interstate Highway 80.
The San Francisco Bay Area is 2 hours away via Highway 80 west, or a leisurely ride on Amtrak can be arranged at Sacramento’s downtown train station. Nearby Highway 50 east leads to Sierra ski areas and to to Lake Tahoe. Highway 80 east leads to more Sierra Ski and recreation areas.