Tulsa, ranked among the 50 best American cities in 2012 by Businessweek, is the second largest city in Oklahoma, and the perfect spot to settles down if you are looking for a taste of the south paired with a cultural flair. Home to outdoor adventures along the Arkansas River Trails including rock climbing and horseback riding, as well as such renowned attractions as the Philbrook Museum of Art and the Tulsa Zoo, residents living in apartments for rent here enjoy the affordable cost of living and abundance of activities that ensures there is always something fun to do.
Tulsa was first settled sometime between 1828-1836 and named the "Oil Capital of the World" for its prominent role in the American oil industry. Today, Tulsa's population surpasses 398,000 residents, and the city offers a wide variety of activities that cater to the diverse population that lives here.
Sports enthusiasts will have many teams to follow, including, but not limited to, the WNBA basketball team Tulsa Shock, the USL Pro Men's Soccer team the Tulsa Roughnecks, and the football team Oklahoma Thunder.
If you're seeking an active lifestyle you will find ample opportunities to stay physically fit here. Cyclists will want to sign up for the Tulsa Tough cycling race, and runners will look forward to the Tulsa Run, which attracts over 8000 participants each year. In addition, the city manages over 135 parks, providing plenty of opportunities for hiking, walking, or simply spending a peaceful afternoon relaxing in the sunshine.
If you're an arts and theater buff renting an apartment here you will also find that Tulsa has plenty to offer you. Between the Philbrook Museum of Art, the Tulsa Symphony Orchestra, and the Tulsa Performing Arts Center, you'll be sure to find a cultural event that interests you.
In terms of public transportation, the city is served by Tulsa Transit, which runs buses throughout the city and the surrounding suburbs.
Tulsa is a vibrant college town. The University of Tulsa, Oklahoma State University, Tulsa, and Tulsa Community College are all in the immediate area.
Industries that dominate Tulsa's economy include finance, international oil and gas, and retail. Some of the predominant employers here include the BOK Financial Corporation, Syntroleum, and QuikTrip, among others.