Oakwood is an intimate residential community of interlocking, diverse neighborhoods. It is a highly walkable community with schools, shops, houses of worship, parks, and community services all within blocks. And it is a safe community, with historically low crime rates and citizens who watch out for one another. Oakwood kids walk or bike to school (no school buses needed in a city this size) and many walk home for lunch, or to the Gardner Pool at the Oakwood Community Center on summer days.
Oakwood isn't just a city of neighborhoods, it's a neighborly city. Merchants know their customers by name. Neighbors exchange news over coffee at Central Perc or Starbucks, in the aisles of Dorothy Lane Market, or while jogging or dog-walking along Shafor Boulevard. Mothers of young children find a welcome from the MOMs of Oakwood group, which offers playgroups, fieldtrips, speakers, book and cooking clubs, and MOMs Night Out activities. From the New Resident Breakfast to the annual Ice Cream Social that kicks off the school year, from summer block parties to the holiday season Lighting Up of Oakwood, when flickering luminarias line streets lightly brushed with snow, you'll find hundreds of ways to meet your new neighbors and be welcomed home.