Florence Park in midtown Tulsa – Homes for Sale and Market Update, July 2009 – Florence Park was platted in the 1920s and is a culmination of several subdivisions. The northern boundary of Florence Park is 15th Street (sometimes known as Cherry Street); the southern boundary is 21st Street; eastern boundary is Harvard and western boundary is the BA Expressway.
Made up of mostly craftsman bungalows, the architectural styles are varied and unique. I heard once that builders moved to Florence Park after the completion of Maple Ridge, but the homes in Florence Park are much smaller with small lot sizes. The average lot is 50-feet by 130-feet, so the homes are closer together on very deep lots.
Most Florence Park homes were built in the 1920s and 1930s and of course include the architectual and historical detail of midtown homes that we so love: hardwood floors, arched doorways, windows galore, covered porches and detached garages.
The Florence Park Neighborhood Association is active with attendance of members above one-hundred at their quarterly meetings. The Association promotes block parties, tree-planting, and safety and security awareness in the neighborhood.
A quarterly newsletter goes out, of which I am the Editor. At the top of residents’ priority list is general up-keep, improvement and maintenance of the two parks within the neighborhood: Platt Park and Florence Park. They have an active Board of Directors, Block Captains, and Committee Chairs for the Florence Park Neighborhood Association.
Pratt Park is on Florence Avenue between 16th and 17th streets and is a great place to gather and charcoal with neighbors. Florence Park is on the southern boundary of the subdivision and includes playground equipment, water spray fountain and tennis courts. New trees are being planted and painting is being done in both parks at this time.
I fell in love with Florence Park in midtown Tulsa when I first moved here after college graduation and swore I would live there someday. I bought a home there in 1998 and still own it today.
Florence Park in midtown Tulsa – Homes for Sale
Florence Park in midtown Tulsa – Homes for Sale and Market Update as of July 27, 2009: There are currently sixteen homes for sale in Florence Park with the average size of 1,536 square feet and average list price of $111/square foot. Twenty homes have sold thus far in the second quarter of 2009, with the average size of 1,656 square feet and average sold price/square foot of $111. The house at 1934 S. Evanston did sell for $370,000 which was $134/square foot. This is the fourth home in Florence Park to sell for above $300,000 – and all four sold in less than two weeks.
Florence Park is truly a tight-knit community within our midtown Tulsa community. We visit as we garden and manicure our lawns and as we walk our dogs down the sidewalks. We watch each other’s homes and know when something or someone is out of place in the neighborhood.