Old Fair Oaks Village in Autumn

Real Estate Agent

Today, as the noon hour began to approach, I decided to visit an old haunt in nearby Old Fair Oaks Village.  The Village is a small quaint community that features a small park with little shops, cafes, and a brew house, among its other businesses.  However, it is the chickens that inhabit the park and village which add delightful ambiance.  After parking my car, and ordering up a sandwich and tea at the Coffee House, I found a seat in the park directly across the road.  But on this day, I found it wasn't only chickens occupying the park; but also strange beings dwelling in the trees.

Old Fair Oaks Village
The Fair Oaks Coffee House and Deli offers up great sandwiches, soup, coffee and ice cream.  They are located at: 10223 Fair Oaks Boulevard, Fair Oaks, California 95628.

Old Fair Oaks Village
This little lady is all decked out for Halloween.  She was spotted hanging around one of the Village park trees.  

Old Fair Oaks Village
The Fair Oaks Brew Pub enjoys a delightful spot in The Village directly across from the park at 7988 California Avenue, Fair Oaks, California 95628. 

Fair Oaks Brew Pub
In addition to indoor dining and brew partaking, The Fair Oaks Brew Pub also has outdoor dining.  Today, with mild temps in the upper 60s, it made for a pleasant environment.

Old Fair Oaks Village
I found this guy people watching from the branches in a Village tree.  He seemed content there!

Old Fair Oaks Village
This Village resident was spotted near Village park foliage.  It had a couple of buddies, who soon flew the coop when I approached.  I call it an "it" because I'm a sidewalks, curbs and gutters gal (city dweller). I can't tell the difference between a hen and a cock. There were several spots near trees where I observed seed, chicken food and containers of water.  The chickens in Old Fair Oaks Village live a charmed life!

If you are wondering why there are chickens in Old Fair Oaks Village, and you wonder where they came from, the story is they showed up circa 1970s.  But, where they came from is a bit of a mystery.  Some say they escaped from a chicken farm, while others claim they were likely dropped off by a resident.

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Comments (22)

Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Hi Myrl Jeffcoat - I absolutely, positively would be attracted to this coffee shop and deli. I would enjoy it immensely! There's something about quaint little towns like Old Fair Oaks Village that's very enduring and keeps repeat customers coming back. From the building, to the sign, the cleanliness, and the chickens plus the outdoor seating area I would feel right at home and wouldn't want to leave. If I ever make it your way, let's have a cup of coffee and spend our time chatting and laughing too! 

You put on a big smile on my face. I really enjoyed your story.  

Oct 30, 2021 04:34 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat

I like that idea, Patricia!

Oct 30, 2021 05:23 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi Myrl- I love it when you "take us along" on your little trips. I love areas like Fair Oaks Village. It's a nice change from seeing all of the chain big box retail stores.   

Oct 30, 2021 05:09 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat

Yesterday, I was thinking about the fewer number of posts I've written these past couple years.  The pandemic really took a bite out of my travels.  However, I suspect this coming spring will find me getting out and about more.

Oct 31, 2021 03:11 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Myrl - I enjoyed the photos in your post along with the observations of Old Fair Oaks Village.  Visiting neighborhoods in our own area is always a source of enlightement to some degree.  

Oct 31, 2021 04:58 AM
Myrl Jeffcoat

What I have learned about blogging here on ActiveRain, is that when you are searching for a story, one will usually find you.  I think it's because we engage in life a little more closely.  We notice things that would have in the past been ignored!

Oct 31, 2021 07:51 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Hi Myrl... Old Fair Oaks Village looks like the kind of town I adore visiting, myself.

Oct 31, 2021 05:41 AM
Myrl Jeffcoat

I think quaint towns like Old Fair Oaks Village, take us back to more comfortable times, when life wasn't as complicated!

Oct 31, 2021 07:51 AM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Hi Myrl,
I love your day trips. I think you and I would have fun day-tripping together.

Oct 31, 2021 05:42 AM
Myrl Jeffcoat

I  think you are right about that being fun, Carol.


Oct 31, 2021 07:49 AM
Brian England
Vacasa - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

That is a really cool-looking village and I can see why you enjoy visiting it from time to time.

Oct 31, 2021 06:15 AM
Myrl Jeffcoat

I've been in the Greater Sacramento region all my life, other than my very first 3 weeks after being born in Kansas.  I enjoy going back to old haunts which have changed little over the years.

Oct 31, 2021 07:53 AM
Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers - Haiku, HI
Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info

You're funny.  Roosters are the ones with the long tail feathers and showier plumage.  They often have more "stuff" on their heads too.  It's hard to tell them apart when they're young, but it soon becomes apparent...


Oct 31, 2021 06:22 PM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

Thank you for introducing me to fair Oaks  village. It was a treat Myrl...

Oct 31, 2021 11:12 PM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Good Monday morning, Myrl.

Have a great day and an outstanding week.

Nov 01, 2021 07:10 AM
Ritu Desai 703-625-4949
Samson Properties - Ashburn, VA
Northern Virginia,Washington DC & Maryland Realtor

Hi Myrl, I love the photos on this blog! I hope to get to Old Fair Oaks in the future. This seem like a good place to chill

Nov 01, 2021 01:32 PM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much, Myrl, for sharing your visit and your photographs.

Nov 02, 2021 03:58 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Good Wednesday morning, Myrl.

Take care, be safe and have an outstanding day.

Nov 03, 2021 09:02 AM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Myrl Jeffcoat - I love the way you documented your trip to Old Fair Oaks Village. This looks like so much fun.  You know exactly what to shoot to keep our interest.  

Nov 03, 2021 05:57 PM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

That does look like a wonderful place to visit Myrl Jeffcoat 

Nov 04, 2021 07:27 PM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

I like a good vibe like at the shop plus a flea market plus a town fair rolled into one kind of

Nov 04, 2021 09:35 PM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Good Saturday morning, Myrl.

Take care, be safe and have a lovely weekend.

Nov 06, 2021 07:02 AM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Myrl, loved the photos and it looked like you were in a time machine and went back 150 years, Endre

Nov 07, 2021 10:18 PM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

There are always some good things in those little town centers selling wares and A good coffee shop and  flea market and all of that.

Nov 08, 2021 11:11 PM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

I'm just hoping that you guys get some more rain. We've had over 6 inches of rain since October 1st. Our drought seems to be over Myrl🤞

Nov 17, 2021 04:26 PM
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

My Buffini & Company coach just retired and moved to Fair Oaks this month, so your citizenship just improved up there. :)

Nov 19, 2021 06:44 AM