Thrive in Oklahoma

Choose Oklahoma for School or for a Lifetime

Oklahoma is red dirt, green hills, honest values, and friendly people. A good place to go to school, raise a family, start or relocate a career, build a future, and have a great time doing all of it.

Get to know the Gilcrease Museum, the Tallgrass Prairie Preserve, two Route 66 museums, Alabaster Caverns State Park, the Oklahoma International Bluegrass Festival, the OK Mozart International Festival, the Oklahoma RedHawks, Cain's Ballroom, Grand Lake o' the Cherokees, the Ford Center and the NBA Thunder, the iconic BOK Center, and the National Cowboy Hall of Fame and Western Heritage Museum.

Young Professionals

If you happen to be a young professional, you'll find plenty of company in Oklahoma, along with a good supply of the music, entertainment, active recreation, and other urban amenities YPs look for.

Affordable Living

Oklahomans of all ages appreciate the way they can stretch a dollar, buying premium lifestyles at discount prices while stretching their leisure with some of the nation's easiest commutes.

Mountains, Shores, Exertion, Relaxation

With 200 man-made lakes, Oklahoma has more than one million surface-acres of water and more miles of shoreline than the Atlantic and Gulf coasts combined.

Oklahoma has four mountain ranges, the Ouachitas, Arbuckles, Wichitas, and Ozarks, as well as the world's highest hill, the 1,999-foot Mount Cavanal.

Oklahoma is one of only four states with more than 10 ecoregions, from Rocky Mountain foothills to cypress swamps, not to mention the urban turf of Tulsa and Oklahoma City.

Native variety sets the stage for endless adventure: Hiking. Biking. Dune buggy riding. Mountain climbing. Scuba diving. Hang gliding. Horseback riding. Floating. Boating. Camping. Canoeing. Fishing. Hunting. Spelunking. Bird watching. Rafting. Kayaking. Rappelling. And out and out playing. Here, road trips are American samplers of Mother Nature.

Oklahoma's urban turf offers all kinds of excitement: Oklahoma City's winding waterways and brick streets in Bricktown and the vibrant Western Avenue restaurant district. Tulsa is a mecca of Art Deco architecture and gracious urban sophistication. Check out the Cherry Street entertainment district and the new Oklahoma Aquarium and Riverwalk Crossing district in Jenks.

If you take your nature manicured, Oklahoma has more than 175 golf courses, including several nationally recognized public courses and courses in Golf Digest's top 10.

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