5.2 out of 10

Charter Oak

34.1013849757592 -117.857069569881
Great for
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Safe & Sound
  • Schools
  • Clean & Green
  • Cost of Living
Not great for
  • Eating Out
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Nightlife
  • Public Transport
  • Shopping Options
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Country Lovers


3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Schools 4/5

"Very Small, Quiet Town Next To Covina"

Having lived many years in LA county, I was surprised that I knew very little, in fact, really nothing, of Charter Oak until I realized that it’s not a city and very small area (smaller than Central Park in NYC) between Covina and San Dimas. Actually, mail is addressed to Covina so maybe that’s why I wasn’t familiar with it growing up. Having said that, often times, no news is good news about a town. Charter Oak is very quiet, with little crime and good schools. Its boundaries are the 210 to the north, Valley Center Avenue to the east, Covina Hills Road to the south and Grand Avenue to the west.

Home prices are affordable and because of its close location to downtown LA (about 30 miles) many young families buy their first homes here because of its reputation of good schools and low crime. The neighborhoods are nice and very clean though you won’t find any over the top homes. Of course, traffic can be a nightmare if commuting.

There isn’t much to do here at all, however, Covina and to a larger extent, West Covina, is right next door and has a variety of shopping and entertainment. Overall a nice, though nondescript town
  • Quiet
  • Low Crime
  • Affordable
  • Nothing To Do
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Country Lovers

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