Oklahoma City is one of the largest cities in the United States. With an estimated population of over half of a million, Oklahoma City is ranked number 27th among United States towns and the eighth largest city in the US by land area.
Oklahoma City was first settled in the late 1800’s and is now that capital of one of the most amazing states in the country. At the time of its settlement, only an estimated amount of around 4,000 people lived there. Now, that number is over one hundred times that amount. One of the main reasons the population has risen to such an astonishing amount within the past 150 years is because of the stockyards and meat packing plants that were constructed in the area. These factories attracted immigrants seeking work from all across the country. We also had the discovery of oil within its city limits in 1928 to thank for that. Between 1920 and 1930, the population of the city doubled in size.
Because of the construction of stockyards, meatpacking industries, and the beautiful river that bisects the city, the Oklahoma City we see today is separated into several districts. North and South Oklahoma City are the two main regions. The southern area has a higher population of blue collar workers and is much more industrial than the northern region. It is because the southern area was built around oil drills, stockyards, and meatpacking industries, transforming the south region into what we see today. The northern district, as you can imagine, is a higher class society and is characterized by urban neighborhoods and gigantic suburbs. Downtown Oklahoma City is located in the northern district of the city and is home to a significant fraction of the city’s population.
Oklahoma City may seem like a great place to live- and it is – but the city’s population still continues to rise, and in today’s economy finding housing in the city can be a nearly impossible task to achieve. That is why many people have turned to renting out Oklahoma City apartments rather than purchasing houses.
Oklahoma City is home to many wells – established apartment buildings. Some of the most well-known apartment buildings include Central Avenue Villas, Deep Deuce Apartments, The Montgomery, and the Sycamore Square Apartment Homes. However, these are located in the heart of downtown Oklahoma City, so they are usually not affordable for the average citizen.
If you ever find yourself wanting to live in Oklahoma City, there are hundreds of available options for apartment renting. If you are lucky, you may rent one for as cheap as $300/month. However, it is hard to find a cheap apartment in the city, and prices may range up to $500 to over $1,000.
If you are willing to make the commute, apartments and housing get cheaper the further, you get away from the city. Remember that even if you aren’t living in the heart of the city, you can still access the city’s beautiful museums, skyscrapers, restaurants, and so much more