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Complete Moving Guide to Tulsa, OK
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|Named the Oil Capital of the World in the 20th Century, Tulsa touts a
lucrative petroleum province that helped the city reach to the heights it stands
at today. A low cost of living average and even lower unemployment rate prove
the Oklahoma town really is the 38th best city to live in out of the top 50 in
America, according to Bloomberg Businessweek in 2012.
have ever considered moving to the southern state, read this guide and see why
so many families love to flaunt Tulsa as their hometown. Between the education,
careers and recreation, the region has so much to offer adults and children
Tulsa ClimateThe average annual temperature in Tulsa is 60
degrees. Tulsa can reach as high as 93 degrees in the summer and as low as 24
degrees in the winter. Overall, the summer season ranges between 70 and 83
degrees and the winter averages between 27 and 33 degrees. As far as rain and
snow are concerned, the community gets approximately 40-inches of rain a year
and 9-inches of snow in the winter.
Fall is quite comfortable in the
Oklahoma town, with the temperature ranging from 50 to 73 degrees; however it
can drop down as low as 39 degrees and reach as high as 83 degrees. Spring
temperatures average between 50 and 70 degrees; however it can drop down as low
as 39 degrees and reach as high as 79 degrees. Near Tornado Valley, experiencing
a humid subtropical climate, Tulsa is subject to large hail and severe
thunderstorms in the spring and early summer.
Tulsa NeighborhoodsWith a vibrant downtown and many historic
sections in the sector, Tulsa plugs diversity in its demographics. Downtown
Tulsa is made up of many smaller subdivisions and some include the Blue Dome and
Bradys Arts Districts, Eastwood Village, SoBo and the Riverview Historic
District. The 1.4 square mile city center has an inner-loop that connects
Interstate 244 and Highways 64 and 75, making it easy for motorists to move
around downtown. Decorated with notable commercial buildings and historic
residences, the area is a mix of professionals and locals who love to both work
and live in the locale.
Other neighborhoods scattered around the 192
square mile sector are joined closely through the countless Tulsa Neighborhood Associations, which promote
private and public partnerships that enhance safety and community relations.
Some family-friendly neighborhoods are Charlene Estates, Crescent Heights, Fair
Park, Kendall Whittier, Lewis Crest, Fulton, White City, Yorktown, Mingo Valley
Registering Your CarIf you are relocating to Tulsa and have an
out of state license that is not expired you will not have to take a written or
driving test. However, if your license is expired, you will be required to take
both the written and driving test. To obtain a license, you must have primary
and secondary forms of identification including proof of identity, proof of full
legal name and birth date, and proof of legal presence. Both a United States
Birth Certificate and a Social Security Card are examples of acceptable
New residents must register their vehicles within 30 days
of claiming residency. If you register your car after that day, you will be
penalized and be mandated to pay a fine. To register your vehicle you must
provide proof of insurance, fill out a title application, show three forms of
identification and provide the vehicle title or bill of sale. Costs for
registration vary depending on the type of car and length of ownership.
Tulsa SchoolsTulsa Public Schools, serving 42,000 students in 86 schools,
is run by Superintendent Dr. Keith Ballard. Between the 53 elementary, 14 middle
and 11 high schools, there are new and old facilities scattered between 173
square miles, making school close to home for all Tulsa students. With dozens of
private schools in the area, including Cascia Hall, Immanuel Christian Academy
and Evangelistic Temple School, students can receive religious and specialized
training in Tulsa.
Some post-secondary sites where students go to study a
four-year degree or even higher education are Langston University, Oklahoma
State University, Oral Roberts University, Virginia College and Platt College.
If young adults are only looking to attain their associate's degree they can
Community College, which offers 253 different majors and certificate of
Tulsa EmploymentRanked as the 7th strongest metro economy by
Bloomberg Businessweek in 2012, Tulsa hypes energy, aerospace,
technology and manufacturing as some of its most lucrative industries. This
makes a lot of sense since the city flaunts a 5.0 unemployment rate, almost
three points down from the national average.
Some of the area's top employers with more than 1,000 workers are
Aaon, ONEOK, AT&T and Hillcrest Healthcare System. Businesses who employ
500-999 laborers are Dish Network, Centrilift, Cancer Treatment Centers of
America and the City of Broken Arrow. And companies that have 250-499 employees
are Arvest Bank, Bixby School District, Crane Carrier Co., and Dillard's
Business owners in Tulsa partner with the Tulsa Chamber of
Commerce in an effort to enhance economic development in the district. If
you are a merchant making the contact would be a good move, or if you are an
employee drop off your resume to the business organization since you never know
when you will be in the right place at the right time. It is also possible to
procure a job by contacting area staffing agencies and searching the local
Living Costs in the CityBetween the extremely low unemployment
rate and the even lower cost of living that comes in at 10.1 percent less than
the national average, Tulsa just may be the town you want to move to. CNN
Money not only reports a job growth at 1.31 percent, it also records that
the median family income is $56,248. The financial periodical also reads that
the median home price comes in at a modest $116,000 and the price of a
one-bedroom apartment is as low as $450 a month.
Tulsa Moving ResourcesMoving and storage companies are ready
and willing to help you with your move to Tulsa, whether you're moving from out
of state or from another county in Oklahoma. Make sure you get estimates from
multiple moving services before you commit to hiring any (at least three
estimates). Check back to our guides for tips on how to choose your moving
service wisely with important
questions to ask, differentiating between types
of estimates, and mistakes
to avoid. Visit the following pages at Movers.com to get quotes for the
Tulsa TransportationBetween the 97 bus fleet of Tulsa
Transit, locals never have a problem catching a ride on the public
transportation system. With a two-hour pass at $1.50 and a 30 day pass at $40,
the rates are reasonable if you plan to commute to work through the agency. If
you decide to do the driving yourself, you will most likely travel U.S. 169 and
Interstate 44, two of the most trekked roadways in Tulsa. If you are going a
further distance, Greyhound can take you to nearby Amtrak depots so you can take
a train to your destination, or of course, you can fly out of Tulsa
Culture & Contemporary LifeHaving the time of your life in
Tulsa is never a problem with so much always going on. Between the many museums,
performing arts centers, parks, festivals and more locals never have to look too
far for fun. The Tulsa Zoo is a family-friendly hangout where adults and
children alike enjoy themselves all day long. If not found there, they are
picnicking or playing sports at Chandler, Woodward or River Parks. The Tulsa
State Fair in September and October and the Oktoberfest are also outdoor events
locals love to frequent each year.
For a good time inside, locals often see the dance troupes and
concerts at the Tulsa Ballet, Tulsa Opera and Tulsa Symphony Orchestra.
Residents also reserve much of their recreation time to visit Philbrook Museum,
one of the nation's top 50 exhibitions. Other area museums include the
Gilcrease, Sherwin Miller and the Woody Guthrie. Of course dining and dancing
are always on locals' agendas with the James E. McNellie's Public House,
Yokozuno and New Atlas Grill as some of the most popular eateries in town.
Tulsa Relocation Tips
- Before hiring a moving company, be aware of the most
common mistakes of choosing a service since you do not want to find yourself
being taken advantage of by a rouge moving company that will cost you more even
though they promised you less.
- On moving day, protect
your carpets, floors and walls, while many feet hurriedly trudge through
- When it is time to unpack
boxes, do it in order rather than haphazardly, organizing your items rather
than creating a messy mound of stuff.
- City of Tulsa
Look into the local legislation and leaders
Tulsa is governed by to get a better idea of the rights and services available
- Tulsa County
Find out more about the greater region Tulsa
sits in so you can see exactly what is outside the city's borders.
Be safe not sorry by visiting the local agency to find
out about any area crime and neighborhood safety programs in place.
Go straight to the source by reading the area's largest newspaper
to find out the city scoop.
- Tulsa Volunteers
Lending a helping hand while
you shake a few new ones at a local non-profit organization.
Author : Staff Writer
on June 6, 2013
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