Stockton Neighborhood Guide: Valley Oak
Stockton Valley Oak is a neighborhood in Stockton, CA. Valley Oak has been around since the early 1960s, and it was one of the first master planned communities to be developed after World War II. Valley Oak is located just south of Highway 99 and east of Interstate 5 in Stockton’s northern section.
East Hammer Lane is probably the most significant road in Valley Oak, as it connects Valley Oak to all of Stockton’s urban services. Valley Oak also features a community park with two playgrounds, baseball and soccer fields, picnic areas, as well as basketball courts.
Valley Oak is home to some great schools including Valley Oaks Elementary School which serves grades K-eight and John Iredale Middle School which has grades six through eight. The local Catholic church is Our Lady of the Valley. Valley Oak Intermediate Charter school offers schooling from kindergarten through fifth grade for students in the neighborhood while Cesar Chavez Academy provides middle school education up to eighth grade within this area too.
The Matt Equinoa Park is a nice place to walk your dog and enjoy the views. Valley Oaks Park is a large park with two playgrounds, baseball and soccer fields, picnic areas, as well as basketball courts close to the city of Stockton.
The Valley Oak Neighborhood Association meets monthly at Our Lady of The Valley Church on November 18th from 12:00-12:30pm where residents can come to find out information about neighborhood activities and concerns that might be affecting them or their community.
There are also many great places for food in Valley Oak including El Burrito Loco which has tacos like steak taquitos, chicken fajitas and fish burritos served alongside chips an salsa; Eastland’s Cafe offers breakfast fare until noon each day such as omelets, pancakes or eggs benedict.
The Cortez Park is located in the western part of Valley Oak, so it’s a great place for those who enjoy running or walking. Valley Oak is also home to a number of businesses such as Valley Oaks Laundry, Valley Oak Market & Deli and Valley Oaks Cleaners.
The Kaiser Permanente Stockton Medical Offices is located in Valley Oak.
There is a post office at the corner of Valley Oaks Drive and Knickerbocker Avenue.
Residents can also find Valley Oaks Genealogical Society on the southeast side of Valley Oak Neighborhood, not far from my old stomping grounds as an educator with Stockton Unified School District.
Valley Oak Park is located just north east of Kaiser Permanente Stockton Medical Offices and features picnic tables, playgrounds, basketball courts and tennis courts for those who want to get some exercise while enjoying time outside.
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