Oklahoma City At A Glance
Move on up in Oklahoma City
With a mild climate and four distinctly beautiful seasons, Oklahoma City rivals coastal destinations with 3,000 hours of warm sunshine each year. It’s no wonder that outdoor activities and scenic venues are plentiful throughout this spirited city. Oklahoma City is full of pleasant parks and recreational campuses. Visit the Myriad Botanical Gardens and the Crystal Bridge Tropical Conservatory, or cool off in one of the many community pools and aquatic centers.
Geographically, Oklahoma City is the second largest city in the continental United States. It’s a good thing it is, because Oklahoma residents are always on the move, and the extra space just means there’s enough room for everyone! Even with a metropolitan population of over one million people, and a dozen suburban communities to boot, Oklahoma City residents enjoy a diverse landscape of rural and urban persuasion.
For many newcomers, Oklahoma City’s rating as one of the “Best Places to Live in North America” by Places Rated Almanac is enough to make families and individuals move to Oklahoma City. Hundreds of industries, such as aerospace/aviation, healthcare, and of course state government thrive in Oklahoma city, creating amply employment opportunities and a refreshingly affordable economy. As the seat of government for the State of Oklahoma and Oklahoma County, local and federal government organizations make up twenty percent of Greater Oklahoma City’s employment opportunities.
With an unquenchable desire to grow and improve, there’s always something wonderful developing in Oklahoma City. Residents are proud of Bricktown, a fast-growing entertainment district in the heart of downtown Oklahoma City. Once a dilapidated warehouse district, the Bricktown Entertainment District is now home to several well-known restaurants, nightclubs, boutiques and shops, the AAA Stadium, and a spectacular canal shadowed by beautifully restored or newly developed condominium complexes. If you just can’t wait to see what Bricktown has in store for you, visit www.bricktownokc.com for information on dining, attractions, nightlife, shopping, and upcoming events.