Wilark Park Neighborhood

The Wilark Park neighborhood is sandwiched between Gubser Elementary School and Whiteaker Middle School, Keizer Station, and 14th Street. If you want a home in this neighborhood you can’t wait too long when they come on the market. Homes in this neighborhood very quickly. With large lots and well-maintained homes, the proximity to Gubser Elementary, and easy highway access, this neighborhood is ideal in many ways.

Real estate started to be developed in this neighborhood in the mid-1960s and continued until the 1970s. Most of the neighborhood was developed during that time frame and is similar to Palma Ciea Villa. During the 1990s and 2000s, a few streets were added with newer homes as Keizer grew, but for the most part, this neighborhood is a 1960-70s era neighborhood.  As such, the neighborhood is dominated by one-story ranch-style homes.

Something notable when considering this neighborhood is that annually, residents decorate their homes for the Keizer Miracle of Christmas Lighting display and fundraiser. During this time, many cars come to see the light displays from Thanksgiving through the Christmas holiday season. There will be a lot of walking and driving traffic in the neighborhood during that time.

Wilark Park Neighborhood

 

Real estate prices for Wilark Park

In 2022, the median home price in the neighborhood was $455,000. Most homes will sell in the $400,000-$500,000 price range.

Neighborhood Life

The neighborhood is walkable to Gubser Elementary, and Whiteaker Middle School.  McNary High School is down the road on Lockhaven from the neighborhood. The neighborhood is part of the Greater Gubser Neighborhood Association which is not an HOA, but a civic association with the City of Keizer.

Wilark Park has a walking path off of Tepper St which leads to Keizer Station, the bus transit station, and the Volcanos stadium. While there aren’t any grocery stores there, they are close by on River Rd and just a few minutes away. It is a fairly car-dependent neighborhood, but it does have a bike score of 52 and a public transportation score of 40, on Walkability.com.