Are you sick of being a city slicker?
Do you long for life in suburban Oklahoma? Where you can drive your overly-large vehicle to the store for groceries, and schlep the kids around to practices and appointments without worrying about a parking space?
We do too.
Public transportation is…icky at times. When you have to call an Uber to get to urgent care on a Friday night, that gets old after a while.
So, the question is, if you wanted to move out to the suburbs of Oklahoma City, where would you go? And how would you decide on the ranking factors to help you pick which Oklahoma suburb was best?
No worries. We got it all figured out here.
These are the 10 best suburbs in the Sooner State:
- Jenks (Photos)
- Bixby (Photos)
- Owasso (Photos)
- Verdigris (Photos)
- Broken Arrow (Photos)
- Collinsville (Photos)
- Kiefer (Photos)
- Sand Springs (Photos)
- Glenpool (Photos)
- Mannford (Photos)
Jenks is the place to be when it comes to being a soccer mom in suburban Oklahoma.
So if you’re thinking of packing up your mini van and making a move to a quiet place to live in Oklahoma, we’ve got you covered.
How do you determine which suburb is the best in Oklahoma anyways?
To give you the best suburbs in Oklahoma, we have to look at a handful of metrics. Of course, we want to measure the type of people who live in each city, and make some assumptions about what’s a “best city” and what isn’t.
So we researched the internet for a database that contains all that information.
How we crunched the suburb numbers for the Sooner State
We threw a lot of criteria at this one in order to get the best, most complete results possible. Using U.S. Census data produced for the state of Oklahoma, we looked at every town between 1,000 and 200,000 residents, and within 30 miles of a city that’s over 200,000 people (In other words, suburbs).
We paid particular attention to:
- Median Home Values
- Median Income
- Population Density (Higher is Better)
- Unemployment Rates
- Commute Time
- Education Levels
- Health Insurance Coverage
- Poverty Rates
We ranked each suburb in Oklahoma across a number of criteria from one to 22, with one being the best.
We then took the average rank across all criteria, with the town posting the lowest overall score being crowned the winner of the title “Best Suburb To Live In Oklahoma”.
The result is some of the safest, quiet, and awesome places to live in Oklahoma
Read on to see why Jenks is the ‘burb with the most, while Sperry is probably not the best place to live in Oklahoma.
Median Income: $88,521
Median Home Price: $195,200
Jenks is located 9 miles south of Tulsa.
Median Income: $76,515
Median Home Price: $195,800
Bixby is located 12 miles south of Tulsa.
Median Income: $67,340
Median Home Price: $157,800
Owasso is located 11 miles north of Tulsa.
Median Income: $56,366
Median Home Price: $150,000
Verdigris is located 16 miles east of Tulsa.
5. Broken Arrow
Median Income: $68,596
Median Home Price: $157,700
Broken Arrow is located 9 miles east of Tulsa.
Median Income: $60,854
Median Home Price: $124,900
Collinsville is located 16 miles north of Tulsa.
Median Income: $53,500
Median Home Price: $134,500
Kiefer is located 15 miles south of Tulsa.
8. Sand Springs
Median Income: $53,079
Median Home Price: $118,300
Sand Springs is located 12 miles west of Tulsa.
Median Income: $63,145
Median Home Price: $130,900
Glenpool is located 13 miles south of Tulsa.
Median Income: $49,336
Median Home Price: $113,700
Mannford is located 23 miles west of Tulsa.
There You Have It – The Best Suburbs In Oklahoma
Here’s a look at the worst suburbs in Oklahoma according to the data:
For more Oklahoma reading, check out:
Detailed List Of The Best Suburbs In Oklahoma