Located around 110 miles apart in the heart of Oklahoma, the major cities of Tulsa and Oklahoma City, or OKC, are rapidly becoming hotspots for remote working. There are many reasons people are relocating to Oklahoma and working remotely from home in the state’s two largest cities.
Appealing Relocation Packages
Through the Tulsa Remote program, Tulsa is offering cash incentives to remote workers willing to relocate to the city for at least a year. Eligible individuals receive $10,000, either in split payments or as a bulk payment towards the purchase price of a local home. Those wanting to escape the home office from time to time can also benefit from free membership to co-working spaces.
Low Cost of Living
Compared with nationwide figures, the overall cost of living is lower in both Tulsa and Oklahoma City. Housing costs are particularly more affordable, with average costs for groceries, utilities and transportation also below national norms.
Flourishing Local Economies
Both Tulsa and OKC have lower rates of unemployment than the U.S. as a whole, and the job market is growing in both cities. This would be especially appealing for remote workers who have spouses or adult children who would be looking for jobs locally after relocation.
Good Health Care
As compared with national statistics, Oklahoma City and Tulsa each have a higher number of physicians per capita. There are high-performing hospitals in each city, including St. Francis Hospital in Tulsa and Integris Baptist Medical Center in OKC. Both cities have a wealth of pharmacies and clinics to further support residents’ health.
OKC and Tulsa are both home to great schools, ideal for remote workers relocating with their families in tow. The state also has excellent opportunities for further and higher education. In fact, The University of Tulsa is often referred to as “The Harvard of the Midwest”!
Located in the heart of the U.S., with excellent road connections, OKC and Tulsa are both terrific bases for traveling to other parts of the country. With Oklahoma as a base for remote working, people really can enjoy the flexibility of easily working from new pastures from time to time. Plus, each city is well-connected by air routes, with Tulsa International Airport (TUL) and Will Rogers World Airport (OKC) close to hand.
Awesome Leisure Options
Wherever you’re working from, it’s important to have plenty of ways to enjoy your downtime. Not only do Tulsa and OKC boast a wealth of amenities, such as shopping, restaurants, bars, churches and local businesses, but each also has an array of cool attractions and recreational facilities.
Attractions in Oklahoma City
In Oklahoma City, the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum is one of the city’s more unique museums. Others include Oklahoma City Museum of Art, Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum, Oklahoma History Center and the quirky American Banjo Museum. Take kids to Oklahoma City Zoo, the dinosaur-filled Museum of Osteology, Science Museum Oklahoma and Six Flags Frontier City. For relaxing time outdoors, Lake Thunderbird State Park, Martin Park Nature Center, Arcadia Lake, Will Rogers Gardens and Scissortail Park are ideal. Want even more? Oklahoma State Capitol, Myriad Botanical Gardens, Oklahoma Hall of Fame, the First Americans Museum and The Gold Dome are just a few more interesting hotspots.
Attractions in Tulsa
In Tulsa, families are sure to love Oklahoma Aquarium, Tulsa Zoo, the expansive riverfront park of the Gathering Place, Discovery Lab, Oxley Nature Center, Chandler Park and Safari Sanctuary. Diverse local museums include Gilcrease Museum, Philbrook Museum of Art, Woody Guthrie Center, Bob Dylan Center, The Outsiders House Museum and Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame. Some of the city’s more unique attractions include Route 66 Historical Village, the Blue Whale of Catoosa roadside attraction, the enormous Golden Driller statue and The Blue Dome. And, if you’re looking for even more fun and discoveries, Tulsa Botanic Garden, Redbud Valley Nature Preserve, Haikey Creek Park, Tulsa Arts District and The Sherwin Miller Museum of Jewish Art are just a few more ideas to inspire you.
Working Remotely in Tulsa and OKC
We’ve got a great choice of new homes in Tulsa and OKC, and with flexible touring options, it’s easier than ever to find your next home. If you’re ready to take that next step and find the perfect base for your remote job, get in touch!