Tulsa usually isn’t the first place to pop into people’s heads when they think about moving to a city. Situated in the Northeastern region of Oklahoma, Tulsa is the second-largest city in the state just behind Oklahoma City. Its a hidden gem within the Midwest, filled with great people and great opportunities. While it lacks the fame of places like Manhattan, Chicago, and Los Angeles, I believe Tulsa to be one of the most underrated cities in the country.
I decided to move to Tulsa three years ago, and now I can’t think of a better place to live without having to trade out ideal qualities. Tulsa offers a bit of everything for just about everyone. If you are someone considering a move or someone looking for your next adventure, here are ten reasons you should move to Tulsa:
Big City with Small Town Feel
I was born and raised in rural Virginia where “rush hour” is considered three cars backed up at a stoplight. I’ve always considered myself a country girl, preferring pastureland and starry skies to city blocks and round-the-clock traffic. I was apprehensive about the change of pace I may encounter by my move to Tulsa. Needless to say, I worried about nothing.
Tulsa is a good-sized city; the population is just about at one million within the metropolitan area; however, it has the characteristics of a small-town community. People are warm and welcoming rather than the city folk stereotype of cold and to themselves. Traffic dies down about ten o’clock in the evening, and rarely will anyone honk at you are rush you when driving. Hunting and farming are big things here; all you need to do is drive a few minutes out to find good land. When I say a few minutes, I mean a few minutes. From downtown Tulsa, all you have to do is go over the river before you’re surrounded by beautiful rural land.
That being said, Tulsa offers the modern amenities of any big city. Stores are open much later and they’re open every day of the week. You don’t have to drive twenty minutes to get to Walmart because there’s one on every corner, along with a gas station. There are also many choices when it comes to restaurants, shopping, and activities.
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