LIVING IN THE INNOVATION DISTRICT

Oklahoma City offers everything you look for in a modern metropolitan community – an abundance of the arts, quality health care, excellence in education and more. And it does so without high costs, energy shortages, smog or traffic congestion. It is a distinctly livable city where you can chase your business dreams and still enjoy a rich quality of life.

Oklahoma City’s low cost of living means that its residents have more disposable income in their pockets, and its restaurants, retail and nightlife options give residents plenty of opportunities to enjoy the savings.

In downtown Oklahoma City and its surrounding districts, you will find Olympic-training venues for rowing, canoeing, kayaking and whitewater rafting; a baseball stadium packed with cheering fans for the Oklahoma City Dodgers, the Triple-A affiliate for the LA Dodgers; and, of course, the raucous crowd cheering for the Oklahoma City Thunder.

If an active outdoor lifestyle is what you seek, Oklahoma City has an abundance of options, including: more than 140 miles of walking, running, bicycling and skating trails, with more than 30 miles of trails under construction; 15 miles of mountain biking and hiking trails; three large lakes; world-class canoeing, kayaking and standup paddle boarding; and of course, the world-renowned OKC Memorial Marathon, which attracts more than 25,000 runners and walkers from all 50 states and several foreign countries.

To dig deeper into what it’s like to live in Oklahoma City, visit abetterlifeokc.com.

THINKING ABOUT MOVING TO OKC?

With its momentum and growth, Oklahoma City is a place where you can create the kind of life you want – and Oklahoma City’s job opportunities, low cost of living and high quality of life give you the resources to make that life possible. Request your OKC Welcome Guide today!

GET TO KNOW OKC ON TWO WHEELS

Experience downtown Oklahoma City with unforgettable bike tours and rentals, offering insight into the unique history, art, architecture, craft beer and local food with Ride OKC. Ride OKC will show you We hope to show you unexpected hidden gems and have a pint with you enjoy at one of our award-winning breweries.

NEW OKLAHOMA CONTEMPORARY CAMPUS TO BE A PLACE FOR COMMUNITY TO GATHER, CREATE AND EXPERIENCE ART

The state’s next cultural destination, a contemporary arts center in downtown Oklahoma City, will open in the fall of 2019. At Oklahoma Contemporary, the art and innovation of tomorrow will be forged through the creative connections between different art forms and ideas.

COST OF LIVING INDEX

Memphis 80.6
Oklahoma City 84.6
Indianapolis 92.8
Pittsburgh 99.1
Atlanta 101.9
Denver 113.2
Chicago 123.2
Boston 150.0
Seattle 154.8
Washington DC 162.6
San Francisco 196.3
Manhattan 248.5

100 = average of reporting communities
SOURCE: C2ER COST OF LIVING INDEX, ANNUAL AVERAGE 2018