Stillwater, OK’s Neighborhoods Keep Small-Town Sense of Community Alive

On Thursday, April 28, 2011 - 17:32

Although some of its residents are in town for a only a few years while they attend Oklahoma State University, Stillwater is a place that people love to call home.

As a college town, it has plenty of apartment communities and older residential homes that easily handle off-campus housing, and there are plenty of well-established neighborhoods for the city’s long-term residents. There are many newer developments and communities, giving newcomers plenty of choice when it comes to finding the perfect house, apartment or condominium.   Recent Developments  Berry Creek, in southwest Stillwater, is radiating with the American Dream. Three phases of completed and almost fully occupied homes, an enclave of garden homes – a gated section of the community where landscaping is provided for homeowners – and two still-to-come phases round out the 205-home community, which is billed as a haven of respite for busy families. A waterfall at the neighborhood’s entrance greets residents, who also enjoy a swimming pool and a community clubhouse. Stillwater’s other dwelling options include Deer Ridge, the first eco-minded development in the area that features Energy Star ratings for each home.   Historic Homes  If Berry Creek is a facet of Stillwater’s new face, College Gardens is the city’s heritage. The sense of history is almost palpable in this decades-old neighborhood, where distinguished homes grace meandering streets lined with mature trees. The neighborhood, convenient to the university and downtown, is a unique blend of longtime residents and vibrant students, all of whom share a distinct pride of ownership in their homes. It’s close to downtown, and when a home here comes onto the market it doesn’t stay there for long.   Retirement Options for retired residents include Stillwater Country Club, which sits on an 18-hole golf course; and a variety of retirement communities such as The Renaissance and the Sterling House of Stillwater. Find more on Stillwater, OK's neighborhoods.