Oakland Apartments for Rent(hide neighborhood information)
Walk the quiet, tree-lined streets of Oakland, and it’s hard to believe that the community sits next door to an airport and just minutes from downtown Topeka. Homes along the western border of the neighborhood look out over a park and the Kansas River.
Oakland is located in zip code 66616 and is in Shawnee County. The community is bound by the Kansas River on the north, the Philip Billard Municipal Airport on the east, NE Seward Avenue on the south, and Southeast Branner Street on the west. The Kansas River runs to the west, and Interstate 70 travels to the south. The area is mostly residential, although there are service establishments, shops, and a school in the neighborhood.
One of the highlights of living in Oakland is the Oakland Community Center at Oakland-Billard Park, located in the western section of the neighborhood. This popular spot sits on the banks of the Kansas River, and features baseball and softball diamonds, a playground, a pool, a skateboard park, and a hiking trail through the forest.
Also in Oakland is Santa Fe Park, which lies next to the Kansas River. This picturesque spot features two baseball diamonds and a soccer field.
The Philip Billard Municipal Airport runs along the eastern border of the community. Private and commercial flights leave this public, general aviation airport on a daily basis.
When residents are in the mood for music or theater, they need only travel a short distance to the southwest and attend an event at the Topeka Performing Arts Center.