Tulsa, OK: Neighborhood Overview

A summary of the most prominent areas and neighborhoods in Tulsa, OK.

On Wednesday, June 27, 2012 - 18:04


Tulsa’s famous art deco architecture is found in its historical downtown. A product of the city’s oil boom during the 1920s and 30s, today the beautiful structures are surrounded by the city's inner-dispersal loop and large office towers. The Tulsa Performing Arts Center measures half of a city block, and its five theaters and reception hall host more than 250,000 visitors annually.


Tulsa’s midtown is a mostly residential area right in the center of the city. This district features homes built between the early 1900s through the 1950s. Besides homes, Midtown is full of parks, including the popular Woodward Park, known for its azaleas.

The Maple Ridge Historic District is located in midtown. This neighborhood contains Black Gold Row, an area featuring mansions built by oil barons in the 1920s. It was the first neighborhood in the city on the Oklahoma Landmarks Inventory and is on the National Register of Historic Places.

Brady Arts District

The Brady Arts District, located in the northern area of the city, is one of Tulsa’s older spots and is full of two-story brick warehouses. Home to restaurants, museums, businesses and clubs, this district provides residents with the epitome of urban living. New construction developments in the area will increase the area's population.


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