Are you looking to live in Tulsa? Learn everything you need to know in preparation to live here!
Tulsa is situated on the Arkansas River between the Osage Hills and the foothills of the Ozark Mountains in northeast Oklahoma, a region of the state known as “Green Country”. Considered the cultural and arts center of Oklahoma, Tulsa houses two art museums, and even full-time professional opera and ballet companies.
Tulsa is home to several museums. Located in the former villa of oil pioneer Waite Phillips in Midtown Tulsa, the Philbrook Museum of Art is considered one of the top 50 fine art museums in the United States. Since 1969, public displays of artwork in Tulsa have been funded by one percent of its annual city budget. Each year, a sculpture from a local artist is installed along with the Arkansas River trail system. At the entrance to Oral Roberts University stands a large statue of praying hands, which, at 60 feet high, is the largest bronze sculpture in the world.
The Tulsa State Fair, operating in late September and early October, attracts over one million people during its 10-day run and the city’s Oktoberfest celebration was named one of the top 10 in the world by USA Today and one of the top German food festivals in the nation by Bon Appetit magazine.
Tulsa restaurants and food trucks offer several cuisines, but several cuisines are particularly prominent in its culinary landscape because of its distinctive history. Particularly BBQ and other southern “home-style” food.
Historically, a robust energy sector fueled Tulsa’s economy; 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.
Don’t just take my word for it. The city has been called one of America’s most livable large cities by Partners for Livable Communities, Forbes, and Relocate America. FDI Magazine in 2009 ranked the city number 8 in the U.S. for cities of the future. In 2012, Tulsa was ranked among the top 50 best cities in the United States by BusinessWeek.
Tulsa was named the 4th hottest housing market in the nation by Forbes in 2020.
When you live in Tulsa, you will never have a shortage of exciting things to do, places to explore and food to eat!
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