When I saw your question the Wagon Wheel area (Oso Parkway and Altura) came to mind, this is a community comprised mostly of single family homes and one complex of condos (total of 3 streets have condos Mesquite, Sagebrush, White Sands) This area has a well maintained park right at the corner of Oso and Altura perfect for the kids, the area also provides Elementary, Middle School and High School all along Oso within a few miles of Wagon Wheel. Whenever I am in the area I more than not see kids and parents out socializing among each other, kids are usually spinning around on their scooters and the like. Over all it is a great area and homes can be found in a range of prices. I love this area so much my wife and I actually moved to Wagon Wheel from Ladera Ranch.
I would say it is an area worth looking into, if you have any further questions or would like to take a look at homes in the Wagon Wheel area don't hesitate to contact me at anytime, I would love to be of help.
Brett Roll, REALTOR