Blog9 - The 6 safest neighborhoods in Tulsa City of Tulsa 

The 6 safest neighborhoods in Tulsa

One of the major qualities that makes the City of Tulsa attractive to tenants is its low crime rate. The city ranks among the safest places to live in the United States of America. There are neighborhoods in Tulsa where crime rates are negligible owing to a number of factors, the most predominant being the tight knit sense of community.

Let’s explore 6 of the safest towns in Tulsa.

The town of Verdigris

This is definitely one of the most religious neighborhoods in Tulsa and probably the main reason for the low crime rate. It’s a tight knit community who are friendly and value church. There is literally no night life as everything from the mall, restaurants to the movie theater, closes as early as 9:30pm each night. This is definitely the right kind of neighborhood for a more mature tenant. Young folks will find it a drab.

The town of Collinsville

This is a small neighborhood that is on a growth trajectory. The community is tight knit with folks who really love their town and are working hard every day towards its growth. The business is thriving with a couple of restaurants, coffee shop and a boutique located on the main street. Franchises like Sonic, Subway and Mazzios have made an entry into the market, as well as new housing developments. All this development seems to get a major boost as a result of the town’s good safety record.

The town of Coweta

This is a particularly small neighborhood where everybody seems to know each other. This makes this one of the best and safest places to live because the town folks are friendly and have a good sense of neighborliness. The town has a couple of small business majorly operated by the town folk. It’s definitely a nice and quiet place to settle down.

The town of Skiatook

If you are thinking about raising a family, then the Skiatook is a perfect neighborhood to do it. Not only are the houses affordable, but also the town has really great people. Most folks here seem to know each other and consider themselves one big family. Folks often get together and participate in sports and many other community activities.

The town of Bixby

The town of Bixby is an awesome place to live. All amenities such as shopping centers, parks and schools seem to be just a short ride form the residential areas. It’s also a tight knit community with friendly folks, and this great sense of community contributes to the sense of safety in the town.

The town of Owasso

The neighborhood of Owasso is known for its great entertainment. With a movie theater, numerous parks, a skating rink, and great schools, this town has a thriving entertainment industry which residents can enjoy thanks to good safety standards. It’s a town your kids will definitely enjoy growing up in.

Do let us know if you have a specific area of interest as pertains to the City of Tulsa that you would like more information on.

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Blog8 - City of Tulsa – 5 things you must know about the culture City of Tulsa 

City of Tulsa – 5 things you must know about the culture

The City of Tulsa is a vibrant place with plenty to offer. Just like any other city, there are a couple of things that are uniquely Tulsan. Whether you are coming to live here or visiting just for a couple of days, there are things about the culture you must know, to make your stay much more fun and interesting.

Here is our list of 5 things we believe you must know about the Tulsan culture.

Tulsans love live music

The number of venues in the City of Tulsa that offer live music is a dead giveaway to this fact. From Cain’s Ballroom, to the Brady Theater to the BOK Center, among many others, Tulsans enjoy live music whether its country, rock, blues or electronic. You will leave this city a convert.

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Tulsans love drag racing

The fact that Tulsans love drag racing is no secret. This is evident in the fact that the City of Tulsa is home to one of the best raceway parks in America. So, don’t be shocked the next time a couple of pimped up autos drive past you.

Tulsans are fanatic high school football fans

To be very precise, when in the City of Tulsa, you have to learn as much as possible about the Jenks and Union high school football teams. The rivalry between these two teams is historic and unrivalled in probably the entire United States of America. In fact, a documentary titled “King of the Mountain” has been produced which seeks to tell the story about this longstanding rivalry. You should definitely take some time and watch it.

Tulsa is home to an award winning sushi restaurant

Tulsans love their sushi. If you do to, you will definitely fit in in the Brookside neighborhood which is home to Raw Sushi, a restaurants that is making waves nationally for its sushi quality. This has even earned this restaurant an award. If you find yourself here, be sure to try out the Nirvana Roll-it, definitely the best sushi you will ever taste.

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Tulsans love their health

The City of Tulsa is yet to earn a position in the national rankings for healthy cities but within the State of Oklahoma,Tulsa definitely ranks high. This city has a wide array of healthy markets with the likes of Whole Foods dominating the market. In addition to this, the city has a vast number of outfitters where residents keen on healthy outdoor activities like walking, runningor biking will not lack the right equipment for the task.

There are of course many more things that are uniquely Tulsan which we believe you will be able to quickly figure out when you spend some time in this city. We however hope that our list of 5 has helped make a few things clear for you.

Do let us know if you have a specific area of interest as pertains to the City of Tulsa that you would like more information on.

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Blog7 - 4 amazing neighborhoods in Tulsa City of Tulsa 

4 amazing neighborhoods in Tulsa

If you have been following our previous series of posts which we believe you have, then you have seen us mention that the City of Tulsa is a vibrant city and one of the best places to consider putting down your roots. Previously, we looked at suburbs and this time round we are looking at how the neighborhoods rank in general.

We have taken the initiative of listing down 4amazing neighborhoods based on resident’s reviews, safety, cost of living, job and business opportunities, public schools and other local amenities.

The Riverview Historic District

The Riverview Historic District is a neighborhood predominantly occupied by the middle-class and has attracted residents with an appreciation for historic architecture. Most of the homes here were built in the early 20th century and this is evident in their architecture. The neighborhood is also known for its good schools and a wide array of amenities. The Riverview Historic District also has high-end mansions for those who have a little bit more purchasing power.

The Brookside neighborhood

The Brookside neighborhood will especially be attractive to a much younger home owner. Brookside is known for its martini bars and wineries, sushi bars as well as antique shops. The neighborhood has a lively nightlife, and during the day is a business hub with tones of specialty shops and galleries. If you enjoy walking or biking, Brookside is a safe environment as you can go about your shopping errands on foot, cycling or on a bike. It’s down to your preference.

The Cherry Street neighborhood

Cherry Street will be an attractive neighborhood for young families, as well as a person who enjoys art and culture.If you enjoy dining outside, this vibrant neighborhood has over 20 restaurants to choose from, and offers some of the very best art galleries. The wide array of entertainment and shopping amenities makes Cherry Street a local business hub. This in addition to good schools and a warm and friendly community makes this an ideal place to start a family.

The Pearl District

The Pearl District has built a reputation as being the ideal neighborhood for young professionals as well as people who enjoy peculiar culture. This once dead neighborhood was given a facelift and has transformed into a major cultural hub that attracts a younger audience. Pearl District has an array of restaurants and bars, and offers opportunities for white collar businesses and these are some of the offerings that young professionals find attractive.

All these neighborhoods are relatively safe, have good schools and other amenities as well as community of friendly and warm neighbors. This makes them really good places in the City of Tulsa to put down roots.

Do let us know if you have a specific area of interest as pertains to the City of Tulsa that you would like more information on.

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Blog6 - City of Tulsa – 5 best suburbs to live in City of Tulsa 

City of Tulsa – 5 best suburbs to live in

If you have been following our previous posts which we believe you have, then you know that the City of Tulsa is a vibrant city and one of the best places to consider putting down your roots. If you like peace and quiet especially, this city is home to some of the best suburbs in the State of Oklahoma.

We have taken the initiative of listing down the 5 best suburbs based on resident’s reviews, cost of living, job and business opportunities, public schools and other local amenities.

The suburbs of Jenks

Jenks is an amazing community just outside Tulsa and it offers the perfect place for a family to call home. This suburb has some of the best public schools in Tulsa, as well as growing amenities such as restaurants and department storesowing to the fact that the local economy has been registering tremendous growth. The community is tight knit and often hosts a number of events such as car shows to bring residents together.

The suburbs of Bixby

Bixby is a wonderful suburb that has plenty to offer. It has a number of stores and shopping centers which are a very short drive from the residential areas, as well as animal parks mostly for pet lovers. The traffic in Bixby can sometimes be a headache but many will agree that the friendly community and tranquil environment are worth a few minutes in traffic.

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The suburbs of Owasso

Owasso is an amazing suburb especially if you have a preference for entertainment. Over the past couple of years, these suburb has transformed to become an entertainment hub with a movie theater, literally all neighborhoods have a park and an indoor soccer pitch. Owasso also has an awesome skate park. The schools are really great and dominate football. If you appreciate the sport.This suburb has great promise.

The suburbs of Broken Arrow

Broken Arrow has a tight knit community that is always brought together by high school sports from its wide array of really good schools that excel both in academics and in sports. These suburb is very well organized as everything just seems to be 10 minutes away, whether is a restaurant or grocery store. The population of this suburb has tremendously grown over the past couple of years and it’s about time the State of Oklahoma started expanding infrastructure and other amenities.

The suburbs of Sand Springs

If you are looking for a small town, it doesn’t get as small as Sand Springs. This is a town where everyone seems to know each other. This sense of community is what attracts residents to this town.The town is strategically located close to downtown as well as every highway thereby making it so accessible. The schools are good, and the stores never seem to get crowded. It’s a town that sleeps early therefore very few people can be found moving about at night.

Do let us know if you have a specific area of interest as pertains to the City of Tulsa that you would like more information on.

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Blog5 - The 3 best hotels in Tulsa City of Tulsa 

The 3 best hotels in Tulsa

As we have established, Tulsa is definitely one of the best cities in the United States to do business. When in this city, probably on a fact finding mission, you will of course need a base of operation. Tulsa has some of the best award winning hotels in the United States of America, where you can spend a couple of days and get to experience Tulsan hospitality even as you engage in your other business.

Here is our list of 3 best hotels in Tulsa which have been ranked based on user reviews, unbiased analysis as well as expert recommendations.

#1 The Ambassador Hotel Tulsa, Autograph Collection

The Ambassador Hotel Tulsa, Autograph Collection is a 55-room hotel that has received acclaim for its high quality offering in in-room amenities such as aspacious walk-in showers, a 42-inch flat-screen TV and complimentary Wi-Fi access not to mention the Keurig coffee maker for the coffee lovers. At the top of reviewer’s lips however is the cuisine. The food is amazing! The hotel also offers shuttle services to various attractions within its vicinity such as the Brady Theater, as well as the Big Splash Water Park and the Tulsa Zoo, just in case you travelled with the kids.

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#2 The Hard Rock Hotel and Casino

The Hard Rock Hotel and Casino is not only a gambler’s paradise in Tulsa but also a hotel offering a really good service to its customers. The hotel has a total of 8 restaurants that offer a really good dining experience, 4 lounges, and businessamenities such as a business center. The hotel provides complimentary internet access in its public spaces meaning you can work on the go. To top it all up, The Hard Rock Hotel and Casino will offers its guests a complimentary shuttle from and to the airport and it’s available 24 hours a day.

#3 The Hyatt Regency

This Hyatt Regency is not only a highly rated hotel for business but also a good place to get a bit of pampering. The hotel has a full-service spa, and both an indoor and an outdoor pool. This hotel also offers a good dining experience in its restaurant and avails a lounge on site, just for its guests to unwind over a drink or two. The Hyatt offers its guests 24 hour access to its business center therefore you don’t have to worry about conducting meetings in different time zones. In addition, there is complimentary Wi-Fi access for hotel guests.The Hyatt Regency also offers a 24 hour complementary shuttle from and to the airport.

The only downside to these three hotels, which is of course a benefit to most and worth mentioning, is that they are smoking-free environments.

Do let us know if you have a specific area of interest as pertains to the City of Tulsa that you would like more information on.

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Blog4 - 3 high paying jobs in demand in Oklahoma City of Tulsa 

3 high paying jobs in demand in Oklahoma

Are you looking for a career change, and looking to try out this career in a new city? Well, you have come to the right place. This is an article about high paying jobs that are in demand in the State of Oklahoma, in vibrant cities such as Tulsa. With the cost of living being relatively low compared to other parts of America, this is definitely a good place for acareer change.

Here is our list of the 3 high paying jobs that are in demand in this beautiful and vibrant state.\

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A career in dental hygiene

A career as a dental hygienists, is considered as a very lucrative one in the State of Oklahoma.This is not only because everyone at some point has to pay good money to see a dentist but also because this is a growing industry with many opportunities. For starters, you can work anywhere from a hospital, to a dental office or community clinic. There are also plenty of growing opportunities in dental education and research as well as public health. On average, you are looking at a starting salary of about $61,300and this can go higher because it’s down to the total working hours you commit to.

A career as a registered nurse

Registered nurses in Oklahoma have the potential to earn really good pay. On average, one can earn at least $25 per hour, meaning that if you negotiate to work for the right number of hours in a day, you can earn a really good income. The good news is that nursing jobs are increasingly on demand and come with many additional benefits such as job security, flexible work schedules, as well as career advancement opportunities, not to mention the wide range of awesome work environments.

A career in cyber security

The State of Oklahoma and by extension cities such as Tulsa have grown tremendously as a result of advancements in technology. The IT industry is actually very vibrant, employing thousands of residents and there is still room for more because of the rapid growth in the sector. Cyber security is a branch of IT that you should look at if you are looking for a career change with good monetary benefits. Experienced professionals in this field earn in excess of $90,000, with the level of pay being influenced by a person’s education as well as experience. Because there will always be emerging threats in the area of cyber security, there will always be demand for experts in this field.

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The beauty about these careers is that with an associate degree, you will be able to secure an entry level position which is still well paying. Just keep in mind that the more you advance your education and experience, the more the salary package you will be able to negotiate.

Do let us know if you have a specific area of interest as pertains to the City of Tulsa that you would like more information on.

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Blog3 - The top 4 memorable experiences in Tulsa City of Tulsa 

The top 4 memorable experiences in Tulsa

The City of Tulsa is the second largest in the State of Oklahoma with plenty of memorable activities for both locals and tourists alike. The city’s metropolis has a number of attractions ranging from good architecture, museums and art, to a vibrant nightlife, and a greatshopping experience. The people Tulsa commonly referred to as Tulsans are among the most hospitable in America thereby guaranteeing to put a smile on your face.

Let’s look at the top 4 memorable activities you can do when in the City of Tulsa.

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A visit to the Blue Dome Entertainment District

The Blue Dome Entertainment District has cemented its place as Tulsa’s entertainment capital. The district is a nine square block that is made up of indie boutiques, cool restaurants and pubs, as well as a really vibrant club scene for those who enjoy the nightlife. This entertainment district is always vibrant throughout the week making it popular for locals looking to blow off some steam as well as tourists looking for a fun experience.

A visit to the Utica Square

If shopping is your forte, then the Utica Square is your destination of choice. Let’s just say, it’s a woman’s paradise. The UticaSquare is famed for having a wide array of offering in trendy fashion, designer shoes and purses, home décor, as well asother specialty items. This is a shopping venue that you’re guaranteed to find what you are looking for provided that it’s trendy. To top it all up, you can chose to get pampered after hours of shopping in the exotic salons and spas within the square. As we said, it’s a woman’s paradise.

Visit the Gilcrease Museum

If you are a history buff or you just want to get a better appreciation of American history, then the Gilcrease Museum is your top pick. This museum guarantees you a unique American experience thanks to its comprehensive collection of Western art and artifacts, an array of historical manuscripts, and antique maps. You may have to make hundreds of visits back to this museum because it boasts of a collection of over 10,000 works of art. This is one of the best places to learn about the captivating history of the Americas.

A visit to the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino

With every vibrant city, you can never miss an opportunity to engage in a little bit of gambling. In the City of Tulsa, the place to get the best gambling experience is the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino. Here, you can enjoy trying out your luck in the slot machines, or test your skills in the blackjack and poker tables. This casino boast of an 110,000 sq. ft. casino floor, and a 19-story Hotel tower with plenty of VIP suites for high rollers or a lucky winner looking to splash out some of their winnings. As the name suggests, you will get an opportunity to enjoy some awesome live rock performances.

Do let us know if you have a specific area of interest as pertains to the City of Tulsa that you would like more information on.

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Blog2 - Top 4 commercial activities you can do in Tulsa City of Tulsa 

Top 4 commercial activities you can do in Tulsa

In our previous article, we looked at 3 major industries that have contributed to the economy of the State of Oklahoma and by extension the City of Tulsa. We therefore have decided to go a step further and look into specific commercial activities you can engage in in Tulsa. This will specifically be of interest to you, if you are looking to set up shop in a city with great business potential.

Did you know that Tulsa is one of the most central locations in the United States of America?This is one of the reasons this city is one of the most desirable places to do business. In addition, this city has been ranked as one of the metropolitan areas in America with a low cost of living and by extension a low cost of operating a business.

Here are the top 4 commercial activities you can do in Tulsa.

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The aerospace industry

The aerospace industry is the largest in this city and is estimated to be a $3 billion industry. It’s worth noting that potential for growth still exists especially with the continued need for technology to advance the aviation industry. This is definitely a commercial activity worth considering.

The insurance industry

With economic growth, there is an increasing need for insurance as people seek to protect their financial investments. Currently, the insurance sector is thriving and is responsible for job creation in this city, and still has a potential for further growth.

The manufacturing sector

Whereas many manufacturers are outsourcing manufacturing to China, Mexico and other parts of Asia and Africa, Tulsa offers great potential for growth in the manufacturing industry. With a low cost of living and business operation costs, you can be assured that labor costs will be fair. This is definitely an opportunity worth checking out.

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The healthcare sector

With good incomes, the citizenry can afford spending in healthcare. This is simple math. In fact, this sector currently employs in excess of 30,000 people thereby contributing just over $1 billion to Tulsa’s economy. This makes this industry worth investing in.

Do let us know if you have a specific area of interest as pertains to the City of Tulsa that you would like more information on.

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Blog1 - These are the 3 leading industries in Oklahoma City of Tulsa 

These are the 3 leading industries in Oklahoma

When looking at business opportunities in the City of Tulsa, you have to look at things from a wider perspective and that involves looking at the entire State of Oklahoma to see where Tulsa fits in economically. This is because when a state thrives, you can almost be guaranteed that its cities will also thrive.

Here are the 3 leading industries responsible for Oklahoma’s economic resurgence and by extension, the City of Tulsa.

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The energy sector

The City of Tulsa was one of the areas of America that historically benefited from the oil boom through job creation and rapid economic development. The State of Oklahoma therefore still maintains its position as one of the major energy producers in America. As a matter of fact, about a quarter of Oklahomans are directly or indirectly employed in the energy sector. These energy sources include the oil, natural gas as well as wind industries.

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The aviation sector

The State of Oklahoma is known as one of the dominant centers of aviation in America, with the City of Tulsa taking up some of the credit. The American Airline’s facility where all aircraft maintenance and repairs are done is hosted in Tulsa. Making the aviation sector one of the major contributors to the city’s economy as a result of the jobs created.

The information technology sector

The information technology sector in the State of Oklahoma is responsible for just over 30,000 jobs in areas of technology and software development. Major global brands like Google, IBM and ADP, among many others have their strategic data centers here. The City of Tulsa plays host to some of these companies such as Verizon, which has one of its financial services hub in this city.

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If you are looking for a vibrant economy where you can set up shop, you can be guaranteed that The City of Tulsa fits the bill.

Do let us know if you have a specific area of interest as pertains to the City of Tulsa that you would like more information on.

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Meadow Gold Sign Resurrected

The Meadow Gold Sign is finally going back up! This has been both a Tulsa and Route 66 icon since the 1930’s and will be here for years to come thanks to the TFA. I am appreciative of their efforts and think this will be a nice addition to the 11th Street area as well.

Meadow Gold Sign Returns To Tulsa’s Route 66
By Rick Wells, newson6.com

TULSA, OK — There are 24 miles of historic Route 66 running through Tulsa. Along it are bits and pieces of our history. One of those bits and pieces has been restored and is being re-erected along the historic pathway.

It is a new home near 11th and Quaker for the Meadow Gold Milk sign that lit-up the corner of 11th and Lewis along historic Route 66 for decades.

“Everyone who’s been involved in this sign is just happy this day has finally come, when the sign parts and letters are finally going back up,” said Lee Anne Ziegler.

It took a long time, longer than anyone thought it would to get the sign back up.

In the 1930’s, Meadow Gold put it up atop a small building at 11th and Lewis. It was a beacon along Route 66 until sometime in the 1970’s.

“It’s more than just a sign, it lives in people’s hearts and memories it truly is a landmark,” said Lee Anne Ziegler.

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A few years ago the owner of the building on which the sign rested decided to tear the building down.

The Tulsa Foundation for Architecture and others mounted a sign rescue project. They got a grant from the National Parks Service Route 66 Corridor Preservation Program. They were able to take the sign down and begin restoration. Other grants and donations helped finish the project

“I just wanted it to be like I remember when I was a kid driving down Route 66,” said architect Steve Vogt.

Vogt’s an architect with PSA Dewberry and he designed the brick pavilion the sign will rest on. The land was donated to the city for the project and from the corner at 11th and Quaker there’s a good view of downtown which will make the sign visible from there, too.

The Tulsa Foundation for Architecture is currently completing an inventory of Tulsa’s historic neon signs and hopes to have a directory and self guided tour information published soon.

 

Tags: Meadow Gold, Route 66
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