Oklahoma City

Oklahoma City

Oklahoma City Facts

  • The city’s nickname, “The Big Friendly,” is owed to the welcoming nature of its people.
  • The Oklahoma State Capitol is the only capitol building in the U.S. to have housed a working oil well on its grounds.
  • Oklahoma City is nearly the exact same distance from New York City and Los Angeles.
  • Guthrie, OK, was actually the first state capital. A 1910 vote allowed state citizens to pick the capital location, and they chose well with Oklahoma City. 
  • The movie “Twister” was filmed here!

Oklahoma City is the “Modern Frontier,” a city that pays homage to the tribal nations who called this area home before we ever arrived. New residents and visitors alike are welcomed with open arms by friendly neighbors who value authenticity and kindness. Residents of the city like to create a small-town atmosphere, which is why this city is known as the biggest small town you’ll ever see. Known as the “Horse Show Capital of the World,” the city (which is home to nearly 644,000 people) provides a nice mix of nostalgia and new growth and innovation. If you’re looking for a city that exudes Southern kindness while providing you with many of the amenities of a big city, Oklahoma City might be the right fit for you. 

An important part of any move is figuring out which neighborhood you should call home. Choose the wrong neighborhood and you’ll be searching for another apartment in no time. Following are some of the most popular neighborhoods in the city. 

Downtown

Recently, the Downtown neighborhood has been undergoing a renaissance. Due to the bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building, which damaged or destroyed the majority of buildings within a one-mile radius, the Downtown area remained vacant and unchanged throughout the 1980s and 1990s. Today, the Downtown area is undergoing an economic revival with multiple business buildings and condo/apartment complexes being built (including luxury condos that have a contemporary aesthetic), while older buildings are being converted. 

Northwest Oklahoma City

This is a sprawling residential area that borders Lake Hefner. If you love fishing and boating, as well as bike rides, jogs or walks along paved paths, you’ll love living in this neighborhood. Nearby Martin Park Nature Center and Bluff Creek Park have trails that take you through beautiful, wooded areas. You’ll be sure to get plenty of fresh air and exercise. You’ll feel rejuvenated with your time in nature and be ready to get back to work in the big city! Even though there are so many outdoor activities to enjoy, this community also has plenty of shopping and dining opportunities with shopping centers clustered throughout the neighborhood.

Bricktown

Are you looking for a rental in a neighborhood that has an industrial-chic aesthetic?  Check out the Bricktown neighborhood. You’ll find repurposed warehouses throughout the area that are now home to wine bars, chic piano lounges and sophisticated restaurants. Shops in the area sell home décor, gourmet condiments, clothing and even handmade chocolates. If you like being on the water, you’ll love that you can take water taxis along the Bricktown Canal. You can go on educational water tours or romantic dinner cruises.

Midtown

Midtown is a pedestrian-friendly neighborhood. You’ll be able to walk to any number of global restaurants and gastropubs. Of course, you’ll find several American dining options with gourmet burgers and waffles. It’s a hotspot for food trucks, too! This neighborhood earns a high rating for its nightlife, which includes chic, retro cocktail lounges and beer halls. There is a bowling alley and live music, too. You’ll also get to shop trendy boutiques for home décor and designer clothes. If you want to live in an area that’s constantly buzzing with energy, look for a Midtown apartment.

Paseo

Paseo has a decidedly bohemian vibe. The area is filled with chic clothing stores and stylish homeware boutiques. You’ll also find several restaurants that serve New American cuisine, a term that encompasses regional, as well as ethnic ingredients, utilizes classical European techniques (or not), as well as the farm-to-table movement. In other words, it’s a term that gives chefs the permission they need to get as creative as possible in the kitchen. You’ll also find burger joints and Asian eateries. The nightlife scene is bustling, too, with dive bars and cocktail lounges offering live music, billiards and karaoke.

Deep Deuce

If you’re looking for a hip neighborhood with a vibrant nightlife, Deep Deuce is the perfect neighborhood for you. Here you have your choice of cocktail lounges and whisky bars, as well as music venues built in the 1920s where you can listen to the best jazz and blues. There are numerous dining options as well, including restaurants and pubs that serve gourmet hot dogs, have an interesting and creative take on comfort food or those that have New American menus. Deep Deuce is close to Bricktown and Downtown Oklahoma City. In fact, it’s only 0.1 miles away from the central hub of the Downtown area.

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