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Neighborhoods - Dicken


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Dicken is a west side family neighborhood with shady streets and modest 1- and 2-story homes. It includes Dicken Woods, a nature area behind the elementary school that was saved from development by neighbors and is now the site of school and community nature programs.

Small parks are sprinkled throughout the area. Mushroom Park is known for its comical ceramic fungi; Las Vegas Park has a soccer field and playground; and Greenview Park, on the west side of Seventh St., provides a natural retreat for dog walkers and picnickers.

On former croplands southwest of I-94 and north of Scio Church the Ravines and Meadowinds subdivision went up at the turn of the century; they have amenities like tennis courts and playgrounds. Also north off Scio Church near Maple, the under-construction 76-unit luxury Kensington Woods condominium community forms one sweeping circle. West of Upland Dr., the 1990s-era Uplands offer slightly larger brick and wood residences, often with decks, and more housing variety, with a mix of modern and traditional styles.

Kids are bused to Dicken from the 368-unit Woodchase Apartments off Scio Ridge Rd. Closer to the school are Surrey Park, with 176 ranch-style prefab units, and the older, 312-unit Park Place. Residents here and in the Summit View, Walden Hills, and Walden Village condo complexes on Pauline are close to shopping centers, restaurants, gas stations, and the many stores along Maple and Stadium.

Dicken students go on to attend Slauson Middle School and Pioneer High School.



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