Interested in buying and renovating a home in Oakland City? Check out Committed to Communities . The organization held a workshop and open house today in Oakland City. The workshop informed interested buyers and investors about the 203K Loan Program. A 203K Loan can help you purchase and repair the home of your dreams.
Two of the properties shown today:
1463 Westboro Dr.
1395 Westboro Dr
Just a friendly reminder that our September 27th meeting will be held at our regular location at the Reverend James Orange Park Recreation Center. Currently, the agenda will include a reminder about upcoming elections for new executive officers, an update on Fort McPherson LRA activities including the Fall Festival, an update on the Hartnett School/Negro League baseball field Park sign, a request for resident input on a possible neighborhood Christmas Party, and an update from WonderRoot about proposed and planned work in Oakland City.
Our monthly meeting has been postponed until September, as the recreation center is not available for our use during our regular meeting date and time. So far, the September meeting will include a reminder about upcoming elections for new executive officers, an update on Fort McPherson LRA activities, an update on the Hartnett School/Negro League baseball field Park sign, and a request for resident input on a possible neighborhood Christmas Party.
The Atlanta History Center invites you to the Gatheround Community Day, Saturday, July 16, to experience Gatheround: Stories of Atlanta, the new cornerstone exhibition that interprets the history of Atlanta. Bush Mountain and Oakland City are highlighted as a signature display in this exhibition, created in partnership with the Oakland City Community Organization and West Atlanta Watershed Alliance.
Artifacts and stories provided by community members are used to interpret a contemporary history of your neighborhood.
Seth and Kalina Patterson moved to Oakland city July 1st of 2015 and they are approaching their 1 year anniversary of being residents of the community. The Pattersons both work as Production Assistants on TV and Commercials, but we’re forced to move from Florida because the state ran out to film tax incentives. “You have to go where the work is”, said Seth Patterson. Kalina said “What we love most about Oakland City is the convenience of being able to get everywhere within the perimeter in about 15 to 20 minutes. We needed to find a place that was affordable and close to the studios, Oakland City was the choice for us.”
See a behind the scenes photo of Seth and Kalina while they were background extras on the movie Neighbors 2 filmed here in Georgia.
A Park Pride day of sports, nutrition, exercise, and fun was held on Saturday, June 18, 2016 in Oakland City at the Reverend James Orange Park. We lucked out with awesome temperatures and no rain.
Hi! My name is Kimberly Reese and I have been a proud resident of Oakland City since October 2015. I grew up in Southwest Atlanta, but left Atlanta to attend school and find work. After spending nearly 10 years out-of-state, I jumped at the chance to take a job back in Atlanta. I searched long and hard for a home in a tight knit community like the one I grew up in, and almost immediately fell in love with Oakland City. I have always admired the historic architecture of Oakland City and West End, but I was also excited to hear about some of the positive changes coming like the Beltline.
Before I had even purchased my home, my neighbors introduced themselves and immediately embraced me, which made my decision a no-brainer. I love my new neighborhood and hope to spend a lot of years here creating memories. It reminds me of the Atlanta I grew up in when you knew your neighbors by name and looked out for one another. I also love being close to downtown and other up and coming neighborhoods. I am excited to see what the future holds for Oakland City and the rest of the Westside.
In my spare time I enjoy entertaining my family and friends in my new home, and I am also active at nearby Saint Peter Missionary Baptist Church. Moving to Oakland City was one of the best decisions that I have made!