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While it might lack the name recognition of New York and Los Angeles, Tulsa is an up-and-coming city with tons of benefits new and old for people of all ages. A hidden gem of the midwest, Tulsa has something for everyone.

The city is large enough to offer plenty of entertainment, options for education, and year-round fun. Great for a new family or the post-graduate lifestyle. If you’re considering a move to Tulsa, here are our top eight reasons to love this rising city.

Big City, Small Town

Some people love living in the city where they can enjoy lots of variety and options, while others  prefer wide-open spaces and a sense of community. In Tulsa, you get both.

Tulsa is home to a vibrant downtown area with museums for all kinds of interests, concert venues like the famous Cain’s Ballroom, and delicious food for a variety of appetites. At the same time, Tulsa is not a massive city, and it’s easy to get plugged into the local community. Not only that, but the neighborhood areas are clearly defined, so even though you’re in a big city, your local group is your home.

Museums for Everyone

As we mentioned, Tulsa is quietly one of the best museum cities in the entire country. From the Tulsa Air and Space Museum & Planetarium to the legendary Philbrook Museum of Art – with its incredibly beautiful outdoor garden areas, there are so many great options for museum-lovers in Tulsa.

Just downtown, there’s the Tulsa Geoscience Center and the DECOPOLIS Tulsa Art Deco Museum. For the kids, there is also the Tulsa Children’s Museum Discovery Lab. It’s hard to run out of things to do if you enjoy museums in Tulsa.

Low Cost of Living

As we mentioned in our previous blog post about the benefits of Norman, Oklahoma is one of the most affordable states in the country. According to US News, Oklahoma ranks fourth in affordability and second in cost of living. While still moderately sized, Tulsa is extremely affordable when compared to many other comparable cities.

Nearby Activities

Tulsa boasts an excellent proximity to many nearby areas. There are state parks like the Great Salt Plains State Park and Keystone State Park, which offer both attractions and camping, but there is another underrated element of Tulsa’s location, and that’s how close it is to other states.

With both Missouri and Arkansas only short drives away, Tulsa gives its residents the ability to visit even more of the country without it being a huge endeavor. Tulsans can visit places like Fayetteville or Branson or even St. Louis in just one weekend.

Job Opportunities

In the last few years, Tulsa has been trying desperately to help people understand just how great the job creation is in the region right now. With low cost of living, businesses are thriving, with some coastal companies choosing to move their home base to Tulsa because of low costs, incentives, and workforce.

If you’re looking to not only make a change in your location but also in your career, Tulsa could be the perfect place to do it.

Delicious Food

One of the advantages of being a large city like Tulsa is the food. Dining in Tulsa is easy because there are so many options for all tastes. There’s delicious Indian food, a wide variety of pizza, and even some amazing five-star restaurants for date night.

Healthy Lifestyle

While you can take a trip to a local state park for a relaxing, healthy weekend away, Tulsa boasts great ways to stay fit without leaving the city limits. From the newly opened Gathering Place, a park for both kids and adults, to the walkable downtown area, Tulsa is great for anyone who loves exercise or would love to love exercise.

Great Weather

We know, you’ve heard it all before. “X city has the best weather!” and Tulsa’s weather might not be your thing. If you prefer the cold or you’re most at home on a cloudy day, there are better options. But for anyone who enjoys a well-rounded, moderate climate, Tulsa is a great spot.

The summers are rarely too hot, while the winters are chilly but not often frigid. It’s a great middle-ground  for anyone who enjoys the best of both worlds.

If you’re ready to make your move to Tulsa, we’d love to chat. We offer several excellent apartment options with different layouts and locations. Contact us today to talk to a leasing agent.