Why midtown Tulsa is the preferred area of Tulsa to live, work and play
Clients relocating to Tulsa often ask me why midtown Tulsa is the preferred area of Tulsa to live, work and play. And, that’s easy to answer, because I have always lived in midtown Tulsa – it’s my home!
Midtown Tulsa is where the first homes were built in Tulsa and you’ll find a variety of architectural styles among our historic homes. Styles range from Craftsman bungalows to Colonial to English Tudor to Spanish eclectic. Some of the mansions originally built by oil barons in the 1910s are still pretty impressive.
While we love the beauty and history of our historical homes, that’s only part of the reason you’ll decide that midtown Tulsa is the preferred area of Tulsa to live, work and play.
We are minutes from downtown Tulsa. Whether or not you work in downtown Tulsa, you’ll still want to visit there. You’ll want to attend art festivals in the Brady District and BlueDome District; shop the farmers markets and attend free concerts at the Guthrie Green; attend Tulsa Driller baseball games at ONEOK Field; and attend concerts at the BOK Center.
Midtown Tulsa is close to the RiverParks. Nearly 20 miles of the Arkansas River shoreline are dedicated jogging and cycling trails. There are family playgrounds, fountains, sculptures and picnic areas mixed in. During the summer months, there are free concerts at the Amphitheater and the state’s largest fireworks display is shot from the 23rd Street bridge – right next door to our home.
Midtown Tulsa is very walkable. Lots of folks relocating to Tulsa want to walk to the grocery, library, parks or work. Tulsa was designated as a Bicycle Friendly Community in 2013 by the League of American Bycyclists.
We have the highest concentration of public parks. We have no shortage of beautiful public parks in midtown Tulsa – Woodward Park, Swan Lake, Veteran’s Park to name a few. Additionally, we have a few “Bark Parks” for our 4-legged friends.
We have the highest concentration of locally-owned businesses. Whether it’s a restaurant, organic grocer, pet supply store or any type of retail store, we have many locally-owned businesses in midtown Tulsa. We support those businesses because we enjoy the individualism and quality service from local vendors as opposed to the chain stores you’ll find in other parts of Tulsa. And why would you shop anywhere other than Utica Square?
We are organic and conscientious of our carbon footprint. I don’t know if any studies have been done, but I’m sure that more people in midtown Tulsa recycle than in other parts of our city. We shop for locally-grown organic groceries at our farmers markets and have many sustainable gardens in midtown.
We’re artsy fartsy in midtown. Yes, the Philbrook Arts Museum is located in midtown, as is the Woody Guthrie Center. On the outskirts of midtown is the Gilcrease Museum. But there are many individual art shops located throughout Brookside, Cherry Street, the Brady Arts District, and the BlueDome District. We celebrate art through free festivals and there are always hip, local musicians playing somewhere for free.
Midtown Tulsa is indeed a community within a community. Call me if you’d like a tour – and do call me if you’d like to buy or sell a home in midtown Tulsa!! After all, midtown Tulsa is the preferred area of Tulsa to live, work and play! 918-852-5036
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Content written and published by Lori Cain.