Life in Tulsa

 
Life in Tulsa

​Located in northeast Oklahoma’s Green Country and at the geographic center of the United States, Tulsa offers the quality of life only a mid-size community can provide.
 
Tulsa has many of the qualities of a big city such as excellent restaurants, outstanding shopping, and a thriving entertainment scene, but in a community small enough to make everyday life convenient.
 
The city boasts a beautiful riverfront with more than 50 miles of scenic trails for hiking, biking, jogging and rollerblading along the banks of the Arkansas River. Tulsa’s 800-acre River Parks System includes playgrounds, picnic areas and miles of paved pathways.  
 
Tulsa celebrates a variety of cultural origins through festivals such as Oktoberfest, Greekfest, Shalomfest, Scottish Games and Reggae Festival. The city’s Greenwood Historical District was a prosperous center for black commerce in the early 1900s and continues to be a rich source for jazz and blues.
 
Downtown Tulsa has a blossoming arts district, a big-city economic climate and some of the country’s best examples of art deco architecture. The beautiful skyline harkens back to a colorful past in a city energized for an exciting and vibrant future.
 
Tulsa Facts*
  • No. 1 affordable city in the U.S. (Relocate America, 2010)
  • Cost of living is 8.6 percent below the national average
  • Per capita income is 16 percent above the national average
  • No. 2 among top 10 cities for young people to find a job (The Fiscal Times, 2012)
  • Second shortest commute time in the nation
  • Fifth lowest cost for doing business in the nation
  • Two to three times lower property taxes than the national average
 
*Source: Tulsa Metro Chamber of Commerce.


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