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Historic Neighborhoods

Historic Neighborhoods

Tree-lined. Beautiful. Safe. Trendy. Full of history and character. Relaxing. Eye-pleasing. Close to everything. It's no wonder Oklahoma City's historic neighborhoods are so attractive. Here's a sampling.

CROWN HEIGHTS

Crown Heights is an attractive Historic Preservation District consisting of homes dating from the 30s. Once known as "Pill Hill" due to the large percentage of physicians in the neighborhood, Crown Heights actually began its life as the Oklahoma City Golf and Country Club, but was sold to developer G.A. Nichols (also of the eponymous Nichols Hills to the north) and divided into housing lots. Today, the mix of Tudor Revival, Colonial Revival, Mission-Spanish, Monterey, French Eclectic, Minimal Traditional and Art Deco styles combine with characteristic landscaping and a trendy location (bordering Western Avenue shopping and dining, near Asian District , midtown, downtown) to create one of Oklahoma City's premier historic neighborhoods.

  • Distance from downtown: 4.0 miles, 9 minutes
  • Distance from Tinker AFB: 11.5 miles, 16 minutes
  • Avg home price: $275,000
  • Avg square footage: 2450
  • School district: Oklahoma City Public Schools
  • Community link: Crown Heights

-price/ footage source: (http://www.paulaandcompany.com/Oklahoma_City/Home_Additions/Crown_Heights/)

EDGEMERE PARK

One of the first "planned unit developments" west of the Mississippi, Edgemere Park was developed starting in 1926 and consists of Tudor Revival, Colonial Revival and Spanish Eclectic-style homes surrounding a park and creek bed. Nestled in gently rolling hills, the streets of the neighborhood follow the natural contours of the local topography, reflecting the philosophy of the landscape architect Frederick Law Olmstead.

  • Distance from downtown: 3.9 miles, 9 minutes
  • Distance from Tinker AFB: 11.4 miles, 16 minutes
  • Avg home price: $220,000
  • Avg square footage: 1650
  • School district: Oklahoma City Public Schools
  • Community link: Edgemere Park

price/ footage source: http://www.trulia.com/sold/9399_nh/

JEFFERSON PARK

This bungalow neighborhood, Jefferson Park is located two miles north of downtown and a mile west of the State Capitol. Neighbored by some of Oklahoma City’s other historic neighborhoods, Jefferson Park is filled with smaller bungalows that are big on historic charm. 

  • Avg. distance from downtown: 2.7 miles, 10 minutes
  • Avg. distance from Tinker AFB: 12.2 miles, 18 minutes
  • Average home price: $135,000
  • Avg. square footage: 1500
  • School district: Oklahoma City Public Schools
  • Community links: Jefferson Park

MESTA PARK / HERITAGE HILLS

Home to many of Oklahoma City's founding elite, the neighborhoods just north of downtown, Mesta Park and Heritage Hills, are among the first Historic Preservation Districts in the state. With development starting just after the turn of the century, these neighborhoods feature a wealth of local history and intrigue, with the Overholser Mansion (Heritage Hills), one of the finest house museums in the world, and home of the legendary Perle Mesta (Mesta Park) joining the former Georgian "Oil Mansions," Prairie School / Foursquare, and Craftsman-style homes typical of the area.

  • Avg. distance from downtown: 1.8 miles, 7 minutes
  • Avg. distance from Tinker AFB: 11.8 miles, 18 minutes
  • Average home price*: $450,000 (HH), $240,000 (MP)
  • Avg square footage*: 2136 (HH), 1916 (MP)
  • School district: Oklahoma City Public Schools
  • Community links: Mesta Park, Heritage Hills

-price/ footage source: CentralOklahomaProperties.com (*note: some residences can be much larger / more expensive, more than $1.75 million / 10,000 square feet typical of some of the grander homes)

More info on Oklahoma City's Historic Preservation Districts can be found at http://www.okc.gov/planning/hp/index.html.

PASEO

Located in the area surrounding the Paseo Arts District, the Paseo Historic Neighborhood has been ranked one of the top 10 great neighborhoods in America by the American Planning Association. The vibrant community spirit of the arts district adds even more charm to the area. 

  • Distance from downtown: 3.9 miles, 11 minutes
  • Distance from Tinker AFB: 12.7 miles, 19 minutes
  • Avg home price: $115,000
  • Avg square footage: 1400
  • School district: Oklahoma City Public Schools

PUTNAM HEIGHTS

Located west of Classen Boulevard, Putnam Heights was once considered the suburbs. Today, with a close proximity to the Asian District, Uptown and other urban hot spots, its historic homes are in the center of it all.

  • Distance from downtown: 4.2 miles, 12 minutes
  • Distance from Tinker AFB: 13.9 miles, 21 minutes
  • Avg home price: $180,000
  • Avg square footage: 2200
  • School district: Oklahoma City Public Schools

SHEPHERD

Located a few miles northwest of downtown, the Shepherd Neighborhood is the perfect place to find historic charm on a smaller scale – both in terms of square footage and budget. 

  • Distance from downtown: 4.4 miles, 13 minutes
  • Distance from Tinker AFB: 15.1 miles, 24 minutes
  • Avg home price: $165,000
  • Avg square footage: 1900
  • School district: Oklahoma City Public Schools
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