Tulsa Metro Area Guide

Tulsa is the second largest city in Oklahoma.  It is the county seat of Tulsa County and also near Osage, Rogers and Wagoner counties.  Once considered the center of the oil industry, the area now has a diverse economy including energy, finance, aviation, telecommunications and technology, in addition to the Port of Catoosa, the US’s most inland port. Located on the Arkansas River in the foothills of the Ozarks, Tulsa has been named one of the United States’ “most livable cities.”

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One of the most famous features of the Tulsa area is Route 66. Tulsa claims to be the birthplace of Route 66 and features the Blue Whale of Catoosa and Meadow Gold Sign, both well-known signs along Route 66. Additionally, the area is home to several casinos including the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Tulsa, Osage Casino and River Spirit Casino.

Tulsa has much to offer for the sports enthusiast. Professional sports teams in the area include the Tulsa Shock of the WNBA, the Tulsa Oilers ice hockey team, the Tulsa 66ers basketball team and the Tulsa Revolution soccer team. The University of Tulsa Golden Hurricanes and the Oral Roberts University Golden Eagles are also popular with residents. Tulsa is also home to the Southern Hills Country Club Golf Course.

Considered to be the arts and cultural center of Oklahoma, Tulsa is home to many museums, theatres and performing arts groups. The Philbrook Museum located at the former estate of oil pioneer, Waite Phillips is a unique combination of historical home, gardens, and art museum. It is considered to be one of the top 50 museums in the US. The Gilcrease Museum, The Sherwin Miller Museum of Jewish Art, and a group of city funded riverfront sculptures are also popular. The Tulsa Ballet, Tulsa Opera, Tulsa Symphony Orchestra, Light Opera Oklahoma, Tulsa Signature Symphony, Heller Theatre and Theatre Tulsa  all perform in the area. Discoveryland, the world performance headquarters of Oklahoma! is also located near Tulsa.

Outdoor enthusiasts will enjoy Woodward Park and botanical garden which includes the Tulsa Municipal Rose Garden.  Tulsa River Parks are located along the banks of the Arkansas River and feature trails, fountains, sculptures and playgrounds. The Tulsa Zoo and Living Museum are located in Mohawk Park and the Tulsa Aquarium is also popular.


As you can see, Tulsa has plenty to offer their apartment residents. Whether you are eager to live in a booming metropolis or relax in a quaint suburb, Tulsa has something for everyone. If you haven’t narrowed down your apartment search to a specific city or neighborhood within the greater Tulsa area, our Area Guides and Neighborhood Reviews will certainly point you in the right direction. Choose from the cities below to learn about their living style, demographics and neighborhoods. Once you find the right area to suit your needs, finding an apartment will be easy.

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