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Where to Retire in Tulsa and Home Prices

Midtown is the historical residential core, which features Art Deco to Greek Revival architecture. There are active communities in the Tulsa area (see link at top right). In Q2 of 2018 the median price of a home was $170,300 according to the NAR, which is well below the national median of $269,000.

What is special about Tulsa

Tulsa is probably the most dynamic city in Oklahoma with many attractions and well-funded institutions such as the Philbrook Museum. Its Southern Hills Country Club is the frequent host of major PGA golf tournaments. There are 135 parks, a Zoo, and film festivals. Since 1969 1% of the city's annual budget is dedicated to the public display of art.

What is not special about Tulsa

The crime rate is almost double the national average, indicating there are some urban neighborhoods with a crime problem.

Climate and Physical Environment

Tulsa is in the northeast corner of Oklahoma.  The average January temperature is in the high 30s and the average July temp is in the low 80s.

Restaurants & Cultural Scene

One of the most impressive features about Tulsa is that 1% of the city budget is dedicated to public displays of art. Tulsa has a long list of cultural institutions, including its universities and colleges. There are a number of museums including the Philbrook Museum, which is considered one of the top 50 fine art museums in the United States(see this article in the WSJ).  Art and artifact collections of the American West are featured at the Gilcrease Museum. There are ballet, opera, and symphonies companies, in addition to several theatres. The centerpiece of the downtown Brady Arts Distric is the Brady Theater.

Crime

The crime rate is almost double the national average.

Medical facilities

St. Francis Hospital and St. Johns Medical Center provide up to date medical care, along with all types of medical specialists.

Transportation

Tulsa Transit has 97 vehicles. Tulsa International Airport provides commercial service.

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