Downtown Oklahoma City has gone through an amazing metamorphosis that has been decades in the making. Like many urban areas, it had been in a slow decline over the years until a handful of grassroots visionaries took on the challenge of rebuilding downtown in the early 1990s. In 1995, the Morrow Building bombing brought national attention to the downtown area, its stalwart citizens, and the sense of community and camaraderie the local residents exhibited has made this a neighborhood of choice in the aftermath of tragedy.
As people move to the city, they are amazed at the availability of appealing Oklahoma City apartments. The young, professional set seems to be drawn to the revitalized downtown area, and the exciting lifestyle it offers its citizens. Even though the city is safer than ever, having a little guidance when you’re looking at Oklahoma City apartment rentals can be a big help. The right realtor or apartment locator can help you make sure you choose the best downtown apartment in Oklahoma City.
An area like Deep Deuce with its modern loft apartments well within walking distance of the historical Bricktown redevelopment area is very attractive to younger renters. This area is alive with entertainment venues, a botanical garden, and a multitude of sports activities linked to the canal and the North Canadian River. Downtown neighborhoods also consist of The Arts District and Film Row.
Families, too, are drawn to downtown not only for the arts and cultural opportunities that abound, but also because religious facilities for many denominations are within walking distance of downtown, and both public and private schools are located close by. The philharmonic, the civic center-with it’s widely diverse offerings of ballet, concerts, and stage shows-and the Oklahoma City Museum of Art are the heart of the arts district, and are surrounded by more varieties of restaurants and shops than you can count making this diverse neighborhood appealing for all ages. Sycamore Square is a beautiful apartment complex across from the museum. The park-like exterior of the complex makes it a wonderful natural haven in the center of the city. The units are large, most with more than 1200 sq. ft. of living space. The trolley line has a stop just a short block away from the unit giving residents easy access to Bricktown, the Cox Convention Center, and the Ford Sports Center.
The newly renovated Montgomery in downtown Oklahoma City is actually the old Montgomery Wards store. It has been revamped in classic art-deco style and now houses some of the most upscale apartments in town. The units all have the large windows, 14-foot ceilings, and exposed brick and hardwoods inherent to these old buildings. It has amenities like a world-class fitness room, a pool, and expansive views of the city and the river.
The best that Oklahoma City has to offer is waiting for you downtown, all it takes to find the apartment that fits your personality is a little research. Take a look at downtown, and it will take your heart.
Joy Michelle is an Internet marketing consultant and enjoys helping people find great products on the Internet.