Tulsa has been called one of America’s most livable large cities by Partners for Livable Communities, Forbes, and Relocate America. Here are just a few reasons people from around Oklahoma and around the country alike are flocking to T-town.
Tulsa is situated on the Arkansas River between the Osage Hills and the foothills of the Ozark Mountains in northeast Oklahoma, a generally forested region of rolling hills in the state known as “Green Country.” For those who are looking for somewhere to live, that is as beautiful as it is affordable, there is truly no place better.
Tulsa is also simultaneously a big city and has a small-town feel. With a population of 401,190 in 2019, it ranks as the second-largest city in Oklahoma and the 47th most populous city in the U.S. However, many people find that between the churches, country clubs, parks, and recreation, it is incredibly easy to find your niche.
In 2016, Walk Score ranked Tulsa as the 34th “most walkable” U.S. city with a population greater than 200,000. Additionally, Tulsa has several cycling trails and protected bike lanes downtown. Additional efforts to expand biking around the city’s infrastructure has been included in the city’s GoPlan. This makes Tulsa extraordinarily easy to navigate.
Tulsa is considered the cultural and arts center of Oklahoma, with art museums, and full-time professional opera and ballet companies. Additionally, Tulsa is home to tons of world-class dining and regularly hosts sporting and concert events at the BOK Center.
Historically, a robust energy sector fueled Tulsa’s economy, and it was known as the “Oil Capital of the World” for most of the 20th century. However, today the city has diversified and leading sectors include finance, aviation, telecommunications, and technology. With companies like Amazon and American Airlines calling Tulsa home, it is rising even more quickly as an economic powerhouse. Additionally, products from Tulsa manufacturers account for about 60% of Oklahoma’s exports.
However, maybe you are looking at making the move to Tulsa because of the new, Tulsa Remote program. Tulsa Remote is an initiative launched in 2018 that aims to recruit and attract talented people to the city. By providing $10,000 grants to remote workers and digital nomads, the hope is that individuals will want to stay in Tulsa beyond their first year. In other words, if you were looking for a sign to take your working from home situation and make it permanent, this may be it!
If you’re thinking about relocating, Tulsa has something for everyone. When you’re ready to leap, let’s get in touch. I can’t wait to help make Tulsa your new home.