Living Here

Tulsa has the best qualities of a vibrant community


Today, citizens in our region enjoy unsurpassed beauty, a well-educated and talented workforce, cultural diversity and a pro-business environment. Settled in what has been dubbed “green country," Tulsa is a true American treasure and home to unique attractions like the Gilcrease Museum, the Philbrook Museum, the Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame and other venues that provide a taste of artistic culture. The city is also lined by the Arkansas River, which provides a beautiful backdrop for recreational activities, running and biking along the RiverParks trails.

Tulsa has derived a reputation for activities as it plays host to many festivals including the Indian Art Festivals, Tulsa International Mayfest, ClearChannel Riverfest and the music festival and conference DFest, which over the last seven years has generated a stellar national reputation among the music industry as local Oklahoma talent take to the stages for two days.

Tulsa has the second shortest commute time in the nation, ranks 15th in the nation for the highest rate of high school graduation and boasts a cost of living at 8.6 percent below the national average while the county per capita income is 16 percent above the national average.

In 2004, Tulsa was selected as one of America’s Most Livable Communities among the nation’s top destinations for travel, business investment, relocation, learning, retiring and living. Meeting the criteria as a community which has developed itself in a creative economy as well as prepare for a new global economy resulted in claiming a spot on the "Most Livable" roster.

Located in the heart of the country and a "must see" stop on Route 66, Tulsa has all the qualities of a great American city that is comfortably cosmopolitan…a great place to call home.