Midtown Tulsa Boundaries
If you asked five Tulsa Realtors about our midtown Tulsa boundaries, you might get five different answers. This Tulsa Realtor LIVES in midtown, and I have very strong feelings about the boundaries of midtown Tulsa.
Midtown Tulsa boundaries are the Arkansas River to the west, which follows along side of Riverside Drive. The northern boundary is 11th Street, for the most part – there are a few pockets that I consider “midtown Tulsa” that are north of 11th Street, such as Tracy Park and the Pearl District. Southern boundary is 51st Street or Skelly Bypass. The eastern boundary is Yale, with the exception of the Lortondale neighborhood comprised of historical, contemporary homes built in the 1950s which is slightly east of Yale.
The “heart of midtown Tulsa” is considered to include Utica Square Shopping Centre, Woodward Park, Swan Lake, Philbrook Art Museum, Cherry Street (15th Street), and Brookside. Midtown Tulsa is appreciated for our historical homes, multiple parks, mature trees, sidewalks and many locally-owned businesses.
Midtown Tulsa borders the southern portion of downtown Tulsa where you will find beautifully restored art deco buildings, renovated and newer hotels, the Performing Art Center, the new BOK entertainment venue, the new ONEOK Field which is home to the Tulsa Driller’s baseball team, the rejuvenated BlueDome Arts District and many popular locally-owned restaurants and entertainment spots.
Outside of midtown Tulsa boundaries, but worth noting, are the Brady Heights historical district and neighboring Owen Park residential area.
There is much to do and see in midtown Tulsa. In addition to its proximity to the Tulsa River Parks, we also boast our first restaurant “on the river,” the Blue Rose Cafe. And along the northern end of Riverside Drive is the historical landmark, Tulsa’s Spotlight Theatre where the longest running play in America, The Drunkard & The Olio can be seen each Saturday night.
Midtown Tulsa is easy to navigate either by street or expressways. Truly, it’s the little corner of Tulsa where you’ll want to live, work and play!