THE 10 BEST Neighborhoods In Tulsa For 2020


We used science and data to determine which neighborhoods in Tulsa are the best of the best.

Editor’s Note: We updated this article for 2020. This is our sixth time ranking the best neighborhoods to live in Tulsa.
Best Neighborhoods In Tulsa

Do you like your neighborhood?

Is it friendly, and where everyone knows their neighbors?

No matter if you live in the sticks or in an apartment building in downtown Tulsa, you have a little pocket that you can call home. And each neighborhood is different.

Smaller neighborhoods usually have obvious benefits -- less crime, a slower pace of life, and a lower cost of living. But not all Tulsa neighborhoods are created equal. Some are better than others. But which ones?

Instead of relying on public opinion and speculation, we wanted to get the facts straight and find out which neighborhoods in Tulsa are the best. If you're in one of the places we're about to highlight, odds are you know you've got it made. So, if you're thinking of moving to Oklahoma and Tulsa is on the top of your list, check out our best neighborhoods to live in.

So what's the best neighborhood to live in Tulsa for 2020? According to the most recent census data, Brady Arts District looks to be the best Tulsa neighborhood to live in.

Read on to see how we determined the places around Tulsa that deserve a little bragging rights or maybe you're interested in the worst neighborhoods in Tulsa.

Once you're done, you can look at the bottom of the story for a complete chart of every neighborhood we looked at from best to worst.

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The 10 Best Neighborhoods To Live In Tulsa

#1 Worst Neighborhood In Tulsa

Population: 181
Rank Last Year: 1 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $84,502 (Second best)
Median Income: $37,813 (Fourth best)
More on Brady Arts District: Homes For Sale | Data

#2 Worst Neighborhood In Tulsa

Population: 3,279
Rank Last Year: 2 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $99,227 (Third best)
Median Income: $31,905 (First best)
More on Downtown: Homes For Sale | Data

#3 Worst Neighborhood In Tulsa

Population: 318
Rank Last Year: 3 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $271,375 (12th best)
Median Income: $32,826 (Second best)
More on Uptown: Homes For Sale | Data

#4 Worst Neighborhood In Tulsa

Population: 911
Rank Last Year: 4 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $375,336 (13th best)
Median Income: $94,934 (13th best)
More on Southern Hills: Homes For Sale | Data

#5 Worst Neighborhood In Tulsa

Population: 63,592
Rank Last Year: 5 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $81,020 (First best)
Median Income: $36,327 (Third best)
More on North Tulsa: Homes For Sale | Data

#6 Worst Neighborhood In Tulsa

Population: 34,782
Rank Last Year: 6 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $235,754 (11th best)
Median Income: $53,207 (Eighth best)
More on South Tulsa: Homes For Sale | Data

#7 Worst Neighborhood In Tulsa

Population: 1,966
Rank Last Year: 7 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $182,005 (Eighth best)
Median Income: $57,713 (11th best)
More on 71 Street Corridor: Homes For Sale | Data

#8 Worst Neighborhood In Tulsa

Population: 289
Rank Last Year: 8 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $112,552 (Fourth best)
Median Income: $53,962 (Tenth best)
More on Expo Square: Homes For Sale | Data

#9 Worst Neighborhood In Tulsa

Population: 15,152
Rank Last Year: 9 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $174,026 (Seventh best)
Median Income: $41,704 (Fifth best)
More on West Tulsa: Homes For Sale | Data

#10 Worst Neighborhood In Tulsa

Population: 90
Rank Last Year: 10 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $829,351 (14th best)
Median Income: $169,792 (15th best)
More on Utica Square: Homes For Sale | Data

How We Determined The Best Tulsa, OK Neighborhoods In 2020

In order to rank the best neighborhoods in Tulsa, we had to determine what criteria defines a "best".

Using crime, census, and extrapolated BLS data, we arrived at the following set of criteria:

  • High incomes
  • Low unemployment rates
  • Low crime
  • High home prices
  • High population densities (A proxy for things to do)

We then ranked each neighborhood with scores from 1 to 15 in each category, where 1 was the best.

Next, we averaged the rankings for each neighborhood to create a best neighborhood index.

And finally, we crowned the neighborhood with the lowest best neighborhood index the "Best City Neighborhood In Tulsa." We're lookin' at you, Brady Arts District.

Read on below to learn more about what it's like to live in the best places Tulsa, Oklahoma has to offer. Or skip to the end to see the list of all the neighborhoods in the city from best to worst.

Putting A Bow On Our Analysis Of The Best Neighborhoods In Tulsa

If you're measuring the neighborhoods in Tulsa where crime is low and everyone wants to live, this is an accurate list.

As we mentioned earlier, the neighborhoods in Tulsa aren't all good. Cherry Street takes the title of the worst neighborhood to live in Tulsa.

We ranked the neighborhoods from best to worst in the chart below.

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Detailed List Of The Best Neighborhoods To Live In Tulsa For 2020

Rank Neighborhood Population Home Value Median Income
1 Brady Arts District 181 $84,502 $37,813
2 Downtown 3,279 $99,227 $31,905
3 Uptown 318 $271,375 $32,826
4 Southern Hills 911 $375,336 $94,934
5 North Tulsa 63,592 $81,020 $36,327
6 South Tulsa 34,782 $235,754 $53,207
7 71 Street Corridor 1,966 $182,005 $57,713
8 Expo Square 289 $112,552 $53,962
9 West Tulsa 15,152 $174,026 $41,704
10 Utica Square 90 $829,351 $169,792
11 Terwilliger Heights 1,141 $829,351 $141,396
12 East Tulsa 33,252 $126,233 $43,840
13 Midtown 93,629 $191,452 $53,389
14 Burning Tree Housing Addition 4,188 $160,146 $42,148
15 Cherry Street 145 $207,253 $59,327

About Chris Kolmar

Chris Kolmar has been in the real estate business for almost ten years now. He originally worked for Movoto Real Estate as the director of marketing before founding HomeSnacks.

He believes the key to finding the right place to live comes down to looking at the data, reading about things to do, and, most importantly, checking it out yourself before you move.

If you've been looking for a place to live in the past several years, you've probably stumbled upon his writing already.

You can find out more about him on LinkedIn or his website.

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