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Overview of Afton
Afton, Okla., is located in the northeastern corner of the state in a beautiful country setting. The town is dotted with numerous examples of classic Route 66 architecture and landmarks, which allows the town to foster a nostalgic feeling for the famous driving route. With approximately 1,000 residents, Afton is able to maintain its identity as a laid-back small town. Search for Afton apartments for rent, and find a new home in The Sooner State.
Living in Afton, OK
Afton was founded in 1886 and named after Scotland's famous River Afton. The town thrived as a farming community because of the fertile black soil along Horse Creek, but was later transformed into a traditional Route 66 town with service stations, motor courts and convenience stores.
Today, visiting Afton feels like taking a step back in time. The Route 66 era still dominates the local landscape, making the town and its vintage buildings a popular destination for tourists and photographers.
With the Grand Lake O' the Cherokees right in its backyard, Afton is a great home for those looking to take advantage of Oklahoma's natural landscapes and outdoor recreation opportunities. Living in Afton is also very affordable, as the town's cost of living index of 79.6 is well below the national average.
Afton Attractions and Special Events
Emu Only is one of Afton's unique attractions, and functions as a working emu ranch. Visitors can enter indoor viewing areas to watch these creatures through various stages of development, shop for emu products and even get a taste of emu meat.
The National Hook 'N' Cook-Off takes place at Grand Lake and invites teams to partake in a catching and cooking competition. In addition to delicious eats, visitors can enjoy a car show, live music from local acts, vendor booths, crafts and children's activities.
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