Tulsa, OK is a city on the Arkansas River of about 400,000 people. Nearly a million people in the metro area enjoy the unique vibe of the area, which is influenced by Native American culture, the Southwest, Midwest and southern regions of the country, as well as its roots as an oil hub. Homes for sale include a variety of 20th century styles, condos, and new luxury homes in planned communities full of amenities.
Two new planned communities include The Reserve at Dutcher’s Crossing and Forest Ridge Master Planned Community, which consists of 13 neighborhoods and a slew of conveniences that even includes a golf course. Arguably the most prime neighborhood in Tulsa, OK is the Maple Ridge historic district, which is one of the largest historic areas in town and is full of 19th and 20th century revival, prairie style and craftsman homes. The Riverview historic district appeals to those who appreciate old world style and includes apartments and homes constructed in the early 20th century. Brookside is for the younger crowd who loves hip, upscale shops and entertainment and a thriving nightlife. The variety of restaurants and activities around Cherry Street, near Northern Midtown, appeals to young families. The recently renewed Pearl District is a favorite with young professionals who want to live in a business and cultural hub. Other sought after neighborhoods include Lynn Lane, Key, Turner Park and Southridge Estate.
Tulsa, OK used to be strongly tied to the oil industry, but in recent years diversification efforts have resulted in jobs in the technology, energy, finance, and aviation fields. The largest employers in the area are the Hillcrest Healthcare System, the City of Tulsa, ONEOK, and the American Airlines Maintenance Base. Some financial corporations have their headquarters in Tulsa, and the largest is the BOK Financial Corporation. Other major employers in the area include QuikTrip, Hilti, and Mazzio's semi-national pizza chain. Many international oil and gas companies still are headquartered in Tulsa, including Samson Energy, Williams Companies, Excel Energy, Syntroleum, and SemGroup. Thirty companies in Tulsa currently employ in excess of 1,000 people, and small businesses comprise greater than 80% of Tulsa, OK businesses.