Midtown Tulsa Real Estate - Lori Cain: What IS midtown Tulsa?

What IS midtown Tulsa?

What IS midtown Tulsa?

Midtown Tulsa is not just a geographic area - it's a culture, a mind-set, if you will.

Yes, we love our historical neighborhoods and the architecture of our older homes, but midtown is more than that. midtown Tulsa Brookside neighborhood sign

We have the highest walkability score in our city, and we have multiple public parks. Within two blocks of my midtown home are four parks: RiverParks, Veterans Park, the Creek Stickball park and the Creek Council Oak Tree site, which is listed on the National Registry of Historic Places.

We have the highest concentration of locally-owned businesses, and we support those businesses. Whether in Utica Square, downtown, Cherry Street or Brookside, we have many restaurants, groceries, pet supply stores and a variety of retail stores owned and operated by fellow Tulsans. We take pride in keeping our money local.

We want to walk to our jobs and cycle to our activities. The expansion of the Riverparks has been a huge aid in these endeavors. In fact, our city officials are currently discussing plans to make our roads more bike-friendly.

We love our farmer's markets and local diners. Our farmer's market on Cherry Street on Saturday morning has become quite the gathering place with opportunities to purchase locally-grown, organic produce¸ dairy products, meats, breads, soaps and more.

Most of the city's 5K runs begin at Veteran's Park and our ethnic festivals are found on the RiverParks, the Greek church at 13th & Guthrie or the German American Society which is on the border of the historic Gillette neighborhood.

What IS midtown Tulsa?

Riverpark trailsBut midtown is STILL about our historic neighborhoods and older homes with beautiful architecture - often still containing knob and tube electrical wiring. We regularly clean out tree roots from our sewer lines, because we refuse to eliminate our beautiful old oak and maple trees. We restore our homes steadily and patiently - always a project on the horizon.

And you'll get different answers from different people as to the boundaries of midtown. I consider midtown boundaries to be Riverside to the west; Yale to the east (with the exception of White City and Lortondale); Tulsa University area to the north; and 41st Street (maybe 51st Street) to the south.

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Midtown is a community within a community - the best little corner of Tulsa!

If you'd like to learn more about midtown Tulsa, give me a call - I LIVE here!! 918-852-5036 Content written and published by Lori Cain.

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Comment balloon 5 commentsLori Cain • June 23 2013 05:34AM


Lori, it sounds like there have been many changes to Tulsa over the years, and this may be one of them.  I haven't been back to TU since, well let's just say it has been a few years.

Posted by Kathy Sheehan, Senior Loan Officer (Bay Equity, LLC 770-634-4021) almost 5 years ago

Nice post Lori. .made me want to visit midtown Tulsa one day. . have a great week ahead!

Posted by Fernando Herboso - Broker for Maxus Realty Group, 301-246-0001 Serving Maryland, DC and Northern VA (Maxus Realty Group - Broker 301-246-0001) almost 5 years ago

Lori, Midtown sounds like a great place to put down roots.    Having a high walk score and everything within walking is usually highly desired.

Posted by Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time (Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373) almost 5 years ago

Nothing like a Midtown Tulsa resident to let buyers know exactly the wonderful neighborhood it will be when they buy a home. We dont walk anywhere! 

Posted by Corinne Guest, The Choice of Professionals for Luxury Home Buying (Barrington Realty Company) almost 5 years ago

Kathy - I've always lived in midtown - can't imagine living in the suburbs!
Fernando - you are welcome to visit anytime - I'm happy to show you around!
Joan - it's a great place to put down roots - the walkability is a huge attraction to the area.
Thank you Corinne - midtown Tulsa home buyers definitely benefit from using a Realtor who actually LIVES in midtown!

Posted by Lori Cain, Midtown Tulsa Real Estate Top Producer (eXp Realty) almost 5 years ago