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A+ Tulsa Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
B- Tulsa Cost of Living Cost of living is 6% higher than Oklahoma
Tulsa
937% less expensive than the US average
Oklahoma
8812% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Tulsa cost of living
F Tulsa Crime Total crime is 95% higher than Oklahoma
Total crime
6,496136% higher than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 16136% higher than the US average
Year-over-year crime
6%Year over year crime is up
Tulsa crime
D+ Tulsa Employment Household income is 10% lower than Oklahoma
Median household income
$43,04522% lower than the US average
Income per capita
$28,1046% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
5%3% lower than the US average
Tulsa employment
C Tulsa Housing Home value is 4% higher than Oklahoma
Median home value
$126,20032% lower than the US average
Median rent price
$75720% lower than the US average
Home ownership
51%20% lower than the US average
Tulsa real estate or Tulsa rentals
C Tulsa Schools HS graduation rate is 1% higher than Oklahoma
High school grad. rates
83%equal to the US average
School test scores
51%4% higher than the US average
Student teacher ratio
18:112% higher than the US average
Tulsa K-12 schools or Tulsa colleges

Living in Tulsa, OK

Tulsa is a large city located in the state of Oklahoma. The city has a population of 399,906 inhabitants. Not a fan of sitting in traffic? One big advantage of living in Tulsa is the reasonable commute times to work. With an average one way commute time of 18 minutes, getting to work is faster than the national average of 26 minutes.

Are you trying to decide if living in Tulsa is the right fit for your lifestyle? To ensure a fulfilling experience before moving to any new city in Oklahoma, you will probably want to make sure that you check all of the most important boxes. Using the livability score which includes data from categories like amenities, weather, education, housing, you can easily compare the best places to live in Tulsa and also determine if there are any nearby cities that might be a better match for your lifestyle. You can also compare Tulsa to Oklahoma and the national average.

Tulsa has a livability score of 69/100 and is ranked #346 in Oklahoma and #11,897 in the USA. If we dig a little deeper into each category within the livability score, we see that Tulsa has higher than average rankings for the following: amenities (A+) and cost of living (B-). There are some categories that Tulsa scores poorly for, including: crime (F). It might be worth taking a closer look to find out why.

Conveniently located amenities and interesting attractions are a great way to continuously enjoy Tulsa on a regular basis. Knowing that there are an abundance of amenities and things to do can ensure that you always have access to nearby grocery stores, restaurants and coffee shops. Some of the interesting things to do and attractions include: Tulsa Zoo & Living Museum, Philbrook Museum of Art, and Gilcrease Museum.

Certain items on your wish list like shopping, restaurants, nightlife and proximity to public transportation are all important factors to search for. Having said that, perhaps the most important metric to consider when contemplating a move to Tulsa is real estate affordability. Median real estate prices in Tulsa come in at $126,200, which is 4% higher than the Oklahoma average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Tulsa, the home price to income ratio is 2.9, which is 16% higher than the Oklahoma average. Real estate appreciation rates in Tulsa are important to consider, as they can act as a guide to determine if your new home purchase will be a solid investment going forward. During the last twelve months, the appreciation rate for Tulsa homes comes in at 4.3%, and the 5 year appreciation rates were 4.9%.

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Compare Tulsa, OK Livability To Other Cities

Best Cities Near Tulsa, OK

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Broken Arrow, OK8314.3104,869
Jenks, OK8310.819,852
Sand Springs, OK837.919,509
Owasso, OK8212.733,598
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Collinsville, OK8116.66,293
Cleveland, OK8128.73,221
Oilton, OK8033.3951
Bixby, OK8015.823,956
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tulsa gotten be bad place to live

Attractions2/10
Community7/10
Nightlife4/10
Dining10/10
Shopping10/10
ive lived here for 30+ years ready to get out as soon as i can
1) the Tulsa PD. is really bad bout doing there job right over certain subjects
(1) of many is Trustpassers,
(2) is if you own a property n someone stay there if it's fenced you can't go on your own property unless go to court or be a high $ person/government person.
(3) it's okay for people to cut your own lock of and steal your lock, chain n put there property on urs without ? mainly permission and some landlords can get away with telling there tenants it's okay to use a land that's not there's n get away with it.
(4) crime has gotten worse
(5) it's okay for tenants and other people to sell your personal property like a.c. units n more plus steal n get away with it.
(6) DHS with taking children and if can find any reason to have them adopted n never get 2 be seen unless whoever adopts allows you too. (which gives them a bigger bonus or just check for taking children n more to have them adopted out).

(1)yes it has some good perks being here one of many those is if you have $/with the government/relatives or great friends with some that are as well be there for you!!
(2) Tulsa Zoo
(3) air n space museum
(4)events
(5) bars
(6) some parks
(7) big splash (what it used 2 be called

I will be moving as soon I get rest finances saved 2 do so tired living where police can get away by allowing others to get away with crime, costing lots people $ cause having to go rebut if choose to as well locks n windows as well. just cause they don't want too. weather you have Kids or Not living or even being there.
  • 2 -5
Tulsa is a great city, the GREATEST IN THE COUNTRY

Attractions10/10
Community10/10
Nightlife7/10
Dining9/10
Shopping10/10
Whatever wrote those negative reviews of Tulsa, must have really meant to say Philadelphia. Tulsa is a clean model city with a great vibe. Tons of festivals and concerts, too many to mention. The best parks. The best restaurants. Tulsa is number one in every way. That being said. Really, don't move to Tulsa. Move to Philadelphia. We don't want to be a big over blown Metropolis. It's OK to pass us by.
  • 1 -3
Living in Oklahoma

Attractions1/10
Community2/10
Nightlife2/10
Dining7/10
Shopping6/10
While Tulsa used to be a nice city it is not that way anymore. Low wages and oppression seem to really have folks down. While I am sure other places are very similar I can tell you this place is no laughing matter. You would be safer in a much larger city. But hey if you want your kids in very low performing schools where even the teachers are treated like crap then come on. Guess what? The entire state is this way!!! Do yourself a favor and move somewhere else. But if you like very low wages, good old boy mentality, METH, having everything you worked for stolen, and hey you are likely to get mugged or murdered walking in many areas of Tulsa. If that is your cup of tea then you will love it here. Not to mention there is roadwork on every block. No such thing here as finishing first what we started. And yeah people just throw their trash around. I guess everyone here has just said "heck with it"!! Everyone says North Tulsa is where all the crime occurs!! Not true!! Just seems sometimes if the good hardworking people over there are killed, robbed etc.. it just don't matter cause "hey their poor"!! There is crime everywhere in this town!! Just go to QuikTrip and count how many people ask you for money!! Good luck moving here and don't say you were not warned!!! Welcome to Oklahoma!!! Where you come and can't afford to leave!
  • 4 -1
I hate Tulsa

Attractions1/10
Community1/10
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Dining1/10
Shopping1/10
Never ever move to Tulsa. Tulsa has the rudest most obnoxious people anywhere you go here. I can't wait to move out of state. Tulsa is a wasteland!!!
  • 5 -3
Tulsa *cough *cough

Attractions1/10
Community2/10
Nightlife3/10
Dining3/10
Shopping3/10
I have lived here for over 12 years, and its got to be the worst dump I've ever lived in. Most people are mediocre, i have met some great people, but they have came from other states. Stinky bad polluted air from the oil refineries, which creates horrible air quality and ozone alerts. The western and northern parts of this city are warzones. There is quite a bit of panhandlers and a high homeless rate. Meth and crack seem to be the drug of choice. The violent crime here is unimaginable. Property crime is very high. For a city this size it's lacking In a lot of entertainment and education options. There is horrible wore out pot hole filled roads. With road construction to numb your Brain, that never seems to be completed. Most shopping is mediocre as well. The only real thing going on here is riding a bicycle around whoppee.. or catching a good concert, decent up and coming downtown but either than that you will hate it here.
  • 4 -2
Dont move to Tulsa

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Community1/10
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We moved here from another state, the first week we were here we had things stolen out of our garage. Then we had very hard time getting the water set up in our name, we were treated very badly! Had no success until I had to go out in the cold with a disabled child in person to get it finally resolved. Welcome to Oklahoma!! We can't wait for next week's drama.
  • 4 0
Tulsa, Oklahoma: A Great Place to Live and Have Some Fun!

Attractions10/10
Community9/10
Nightlife9/10
Dining9/10
Shopping9/10
I grew up in northeastern Oklahoma and I have traveled to Tulsa many times. Tulsa is an eclectic city in beautiful "green country", along Route 66. There is a lot to see and do there. The best Mexican food I have ever eaten was at Casa Bonita on Sheridan Road in Tulsa. This place not only had great food but its atmosphere was so much fun. My girlfriend and I took pictures of the Mexican guitar players that came to our table and sang for us. We had a real good time.

Another place I visited while in Tulsa is the Tulsa Zoo. It was exciting seeing the different species of animals. We took the train that runs through the park so we did not have to make the long walk to look at the animals because this zoo is huge and there are almost three thousand animals that you can see. The park not only provides the train but it also provides indoor shelters, if the summer sun gets to be too hot for you. We had to go into one or two of these ourselves to cool off when we were there.

One of the newest attractions in Tulsa is the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino owned by the Cherokee Nation. Here you can eat some chicken fried steak or other delicious food at Toby Keith's I Love this Bar and Grill or you can enjoy the entertainment that is playing at the Joint inside of the casino. You will probably want to try out the casino games while you are there but watch your pocket book because not everybody can win. I set a certain amount of money aside, when I go to Cherokee Casino, that I can afford to lose, then I go and have a good time until the money runs out or I get lucky.
  • 2 -2
Tulsa - The most beautiful city in Oklahoma

Attractions9/10
Community10/10
Nightlife8/10
Dining8/10
Shopping9/10
The first time we visited Tulsa, OK was when our daughter and son-in-law were living there. Our first impression of Tulsa was just what a beautiful city it was. There were wide streets and rolling hills, a river running through the western side of the city and plenty of green spaces.

We've been back to visit the city several times for some of the great Tulsa attractions. Tulsa is home to one the largest gun shows in the world. It is held twice a year, once in the spring and once in the fall. Since my husband is an avid gun collector we have made the trip for both the spring and the fall shows.

I have found that Tulsa has plenty for me to do as well, great shopping, a great selection of restaurants, and seasonal events like their Oktoberfest in the fall. We also loved the selection of comfortable and reasonably priced hotels in Tulsa. It is definitely a city we love to visit and won't hesitate to go back.
  • 2 -3
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