Midtown Tulsa Real Estate - Lori Cain: Oklahoma: Tulsa: Crosbie Heights

Crosbie Heights Block Party/Potluck/Fundraiser, June 13, 2010 - upcoming urban living west of downtown Tulsa

Crosbie Heights Block Party/Potluck/Fundraiser, June 13, 2010 - upcoming urban living west of downtown Tulsa

Crosbie Heights Neighborhood sign

There is an awesome neighborhood slightly west of downtown Tulsa called Crosbie Heights - filled with neighborhood and community spirit. This is the second block party my husband and I have attended there, and it's hard to describe the atmosphere and relationship among the neighbors.

Crosbie Heights neighbors and supporters

What had become a somewhat dilapidated neighborhood is in a full rejuvenation mode with homeowners rehabilitating homes one by one. The neighborhood association is very active and has a web site and regular meetings.

In May 2008, Scott Smith opened a neighborhood grocery and coffee shop called the Blue Jackalope where folks can walk to purchase eggs and milk or enjoy a cup of coffee.

In 2009, the neighbors began a community garden.

 

Blue Jackalope, neighborhood grocery and coffee, Crosbie Heights

 

In Crosbie Heights, there is a magical feel of people coming together to discover the spirit of community and creativity. It's people and pet friendly.

At the block party today, we took a pasta salad and enjoyed side dishes from the other neighbors. Five bucks bought you smoked ribs, chicken, sausage and bologna cooked by a neighborhood expert.

Crosbie Heights Block Party/Potluck/Fundraiser, June 13, 2010 - upcoming urban living west of downtown Tulsa

 

 

 

 

Throughout the day, neighbors visited and snacked. Someone made a make-shift water fountain out of a hose and trash can under which the hot children could cool off.

Make-shift fountain at Crosbie Heights Potluck & Block Party

People arrived by car, bicycle and by foot. In between the scheduled bands, individual musicians walked around playing their acoustical guitars.

My favorite spot is the community garden and I took a photo of the mission statement prominently displayed on cardboard on the picket fence surrounding the garden.

It says, "To educate through demonstration sustainable practices. Agriculture in service of humanity and the earth. And to grow food for the community!"

Crosbie Heights Community Garden Mission Statement

There were activities for the kids and it all works on the honor system. Crosbie Heights is an exemplary example of grassroots neighborhood organizing at its finest - although they may take exception to being described as organized.

Crosbie Heights is home to the Blue Jackalope, a neighborhood grocery and coffee shop, Newblock Sculpture Park, Joe Station Bark Park and the Cave House. They also welcome local community gardeners to sell their fresh produce!

If you haven't visited Crosbie Heights, try to attend their next block party or drop by the Blue Jackalope and meet some neighbors!

Lori is a residential Realtor serving the greater Tulsa area, and specializing in midtown Tulsa real estate. Please visit Lori’s web site, LoriCain.com or call 918-852-5036.

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