A large number of baby boomers are staking claims on residential properties in the Oklahoma City, Oklahoma area. Newly retired baby boomers have discovered the magical combination of affordability and convenience that living in Oklahoma City provides. The beauty of the city, and its surroundings, the friendliness of the area’s inhabitants and the amount of things to do certainly help to make Oklahoma City the retirement scene of choice. Cameron Phelps, a retired law professor, said:
“I spent most of my life on the east coast. I came to Oklahoma City seven years ago to attend a seminar. When I discovered what the city has to offer, I vowed that, when I retired, I’d make Oklahoma City my permanent home. I’m glad that I did. Seems as though I led my generation’s “rush” to move to Oklahoma City.”
The real estate market in the Oklahoma City area is very stable. Listing prices are less, in general, compared to national figures, and baby boomers don’t need to dig too deeply into their savings for a suitable home. Other factors that influence a newly retired person’s decision in selecting the Oklahoma City area include, but are not limited to:
Dining: The “Bricktown” area, famed for the number and quality of its eateries, is the hungry person’s destination. From the hot dog vendor on a street corner, to the elegant ambiance of the Paseo Grill.
Entertainment: Theaters, museums, a race track, a ball park, and the Oklahoma City Ballet all add to the number of things to see and places to visit in the city.
Transportation: You can take the train to Fort Worth, Texas, ride the bus to any point in the United States. Will Rogers International Airport is an easy commute from the downtown area. Those who appreciate a more pro-active method of transportation can ride the air currents, over farmlands, in a hot air balloon.
If you’d like to know more about Oklahoma City, please visit or call the Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce.
Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce
123 Park Avenue
Oklahoma City, OK 73102