Whether in an international grocery store that carries that hard to find item that reminds you of home or a religious center that gives you a sense of community, Oklahoma City is surprisingly diverse when it comes to its cultural options.
Whether it is whitewater rafting in the heart of downtown, world-class art exhibits or big-league action with the Thunder, Oklahoma City has diverse entertainment options for all ages. And people are noticing—in fact, Time Magazine recognized Oklahoma City as a “Best Place to Go” last year.
Most people who have never visited our great state picture nothing but flat plains as far as the eye can see. However, with 11 different ecoregions, Oklahoma actually sports the nation’s most diverse terrain. That is right, the Sooner State is home to mountains, swamps, prairies, forests and more.
One thing that always surprises newcomers to Oklahoma City is just how big it is. OKC is a major metropolitan city with more than 1.4 million people calling it home.
The range of political thought in Oklahoma City is like most major metros: diverse. Starting with our nonpartisan city council, check out the list of elected officials to see OKC’s elected representation at the city, county, state and national level.
Five high schools in the Oklahoma City school district received gold or silver badge awards in the most recent U.S. News & World Report Best High Schools Ranking. In fact, 11 of the top 15 schools in Oklahoma are located in the metro area, making excellence in learning more accessible than ever.
While severe weather in Oklahoma City gets the headlines, the metro actually has an average of 235 sunny days a year. In fact, U.S. News and World Reports ranked OKC as a top-eight location for “Best Places to Live in the U.S. for Weather.”
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We’re not just saying it’s cost-effective to move to OKC; outside economic researchers prove it.
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Oklahoma City boasts an increasingly diversified economy with many sectors who are busing their fields to the next level.
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