Top 10 Reasons

10. Unique charm.

Tulsa is big enough to offer excellent restaurants, high-end stores, an array of nightlife activities, and quaint, one-of-a kind locations, but it’s also small enough to make everyday life convenient.

9. Short commute.

Tulsa has the second shortest commute time in the nation giving you more time to live life.

8. Culture.

Tulsa Opera is the 18th oldest opera company in North America - and just one of the gems that make Tulsa's cultural scene shine. Ballet, symphonic performances and other performing arts share the downtown spotlight with a myriad of cultural events, activities, architecture, and art including 18 of Frederic Remington's 22 bronzes.

7. Low cost of living.

Earn more and live better in Tulsa. ranks Tulsa as the fifth most affordable city in the country when examining salaries and cost of living. Tulsa 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.

6. Sociability.

Selected as one of America’s Most Livable Communities, Tulsa offers an abundance of things to do, including hanging out in Brookside, a hip area lined with restaurants, bars and boutiques; checking out downtown’s surge of new hangouts; catching a concert at the new BOK Center; riding a bike along one of
Tulsa’s beautiful parks; or taking advantage of the great shopping at places like Utica Square. Plus, Tulsa offers urban-style lofts and great homes in Brookside and midtown at an affordable rate.

5. The great outdoors.

Recreation opportunities in Tulsa Green Country are limitless and a haven for outdoors-men and women. Hunting, fishing and swimming are all activities you can enjoy in Tulsa and northeastern Oklahoma.

Northeastern Oklahoma has the most man-made lakes in the nation and Keystone Lake is only 14 miles from downtown Tulsa. Other lakes and outdoor recreation sites are within an hour drive.

4. A vibrant downtown.

Rebranding, revitalizing and reconstructing has been a recent theme found throughout the Tulsa region and especially downtown. Historic entertainment districts like Brady, Blue Dome and Greenwood are all seeing a renewed spirit and energy transforming them into the art and cultural havens of the past with one-of-kind venues, unique shops and a variety of restaurants and bars.

Helping to spur the rebirth of downtown is the award-winning BOK Center. When it opened in 2008 the 18,500-seat, 550,000-square-foot, multi-purpose BOK Center ( was poised to be a world-class venue attracting premier entertainers performing to sold-out crowds. Now the No.8 venue in the U.S. and No. 20 in the world for ticket sales, the BOK Center is putting Tulsa on the map.

Just a few blocks northeast of the arena is ONEOK Field ( located in Tulsa’s historic Greenwood District. Soon to be the new home of the Tulsa Drillers, the $39.2 million stadium will be complete in time for the first pitch at the April 2010 home-opener game.

3. An active community.

Tulsa sports a never-ending line-up of exciting games, tournaments and recreational activities and events. Our professional sports include Tulsa Drillers baseball, Tulsa Oilers hockey, Tulsa 66ers basketball, Tulsa Talons arena football and Tulsa Shock WNBA team. The University of Tulsa and Oral Roberts University provide a wealth of collegiate match-ups. Our equestrian facilities are among the nation's finest and our 16 public golf courses and professional tournaments make Tulsa a golf destination. Tulsa's pitches, diamonds and courts come alive every weekend with a bevy of youth sports. Tulsans and visitors alike enjoy our 144 parks during our 227 days of sunshine each year.

2. The people.

Tulsans are friendly and passionate; ready to assist visitors and welcome transplants to their beloved community.

1. Quality of Life.

Tulsans work hard then play hard. Catch a game from one of our many sports teams or experience the arts - whether visiting a renowned museum or watching a Broadway traveling performance. Tulsa also features celebrated art deco architecture, creating a terrific downtown skyline. Tulsans can rock to the local music scene, catch a bite at one of many fabulous restaurants or hit the clubs. Tulsa is a great choice for any lifestyle.