Residents of this town in California park airplanes in front of their houses instead of cars

  • This residential area is home to 124 houses
  • It was built back in 1963
  • The majority of residents living here are retired pilots

Published on May 18, 2024 at 3:16 PM (UTC+4)
by Nalin Rawat

Last updated on May 18, 2024 at 3:16 PM (UTC+4)
Edited by Daksh Chaudhary

This residential area in California is different from any other as every house has planes parked in front of it instead of cars.

Take a look at Cameron Airpark where every homeowner has a plane parked right in front of their house.

It is quite an unusual sight to see a street full of planes, but not for the residents of this town.

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There’s a reason why everyone in this community owns a plane.

You see, the majority of residents living here are retired pilots.

The residential airpark or the fly-in community is privately owned and situated near the Cameron Park Airport.

So the residents in this community taxi their planes to the airport to take off. And use the residential area to park their planes at home.

The residential area features roads that are about 100 feet wide.

These wide roads also allow the planes to be conveniently operated in this community.

The main road is also wide enough to be used as a landing strip. So pilots can land directly in front of their houses.

Since most of the planes in this neighborhood are single-engine propellor planes, they don’t need a lot of space to land.

Even Red Bull was able to land a single-engine propellor plane on the world’s only 7-star hotel, the Burj Al Arab. 

Built in the year 1963, the Cameron Airpark in California is home to about 124 houses.

The residential area dates back to the end of World War II.

At that time, many airfields were left unchanged.

The aviation authority eventually took matters into its own hands and developed them into a residential airpark for retired military pilots.

Would you like to live in an airpark like this when you are retired?


Nalin Rawat

Nalin started his career by working with various national newspapers in India. He has also worked as a writer/editor for many popular websites, while still pursuing his journalism and mass communication degree. Working as a digital nomad has allowed him to inform and educate through his work. When he is not writing, you can find him playing video games or travelling the mountains on his bike.