Maple Ridge – Upscale, Historic Homes for Sale in Tulsa, Oklahoma – The first Tulsa neighborhood to be listed in the Oklahoma Landmarks Inventory was Maple Ridge, which is south of downtown Tulsa. Per Wikipedia, Maple Ridge is bound by the Inner Dispersal Loop (Hwy 51) on the north, Hazel Boulevard on the south, Peoria Avenue on the east and the Midland Valley Railroad right of way on the west. The northern portion of the district, between 15th Street and 21st Street, has been zoned with Historic Preservation Overlay Zoning by the City of Tulsa and is called North Maple Ridge. It was placed on the National Register of Historic Places on April 6, 1983.
Once farmland on the outskirts of Tulsa’s downtown area, Maple Ridge was to begin a voyage of her own. Maple Ridge includes many residential subdivisions – beginning with the Southside Addition, platted in 1907. The Morningside subdivision was platted in the Maple Ridge neighborhood in 1912 and known for its clapboard-style homes. As the area developed south by prosperous oil barons of the time, more stately brick and stone mansions were built, described as “spacious in dimensions and a perfect picture of restful elegance.”
Large lots and homes were governed by the state’s first subdivision regulations, and the architectural styles vary from two-story brick mansions, bungalows and even Spanish stucco. Throughout Maple Ridge, beautiful rose gardens abound, and the streets are still lined with graceful trees and lush plants.
Maple Ridge – Upscale, Historic Homes for Sale in Tulsa, Oklahoma
The history of Maple Ridge upscale, historic homes is rich and the majority of homes in the neighborhood have been maintained or restored to their original beauty. Once known as “Black Gold Row,” due to the original developer’s ties to oil and banking around the time of Oklahoma’s statehood, Maple Ridge homes today are sought after by Tulsa’ upper middle class income families. Historical integrity is maintained with leaded glass, French doors, high ceilings, plaster walls, crown molding, large covered porches, hardwood floors and quality craftsmanship throughout. Many homes have separate “quarters” or “guest houses.”
Maple Ridge – Upscale, Historic Homes for Sale and Market Update – Almost two dozen homes are currently for sale in the Maple Ridge area, with the lowest-priced home being $350,000 and highest-priced home listed for $2 million. Nineteen homes have sold this year with the average price home selling for $422,173 for $130/square foot and the highest price home selling for $1,665,000.
Tulsa is rich in beautiful and historic subdivisions. To see homes for sale in Maple Ridge and other areas of midtown Tulsa, visit Chinowth & Cohen Realtors’ web site. To learn more about Tulsa community events and neighborhoods, visit my personal site. Please call me if you are shopping for a home in midtown Tulsa — I LIVE here! 918-852-5036!