We promise, you will love the apartments you find. Although the median rent is $575 per month, you can find an inexpensive apartment to rent in Bartlesville for as low as $450. That’s not for a studio, either, but a two-bedroom apartment on the west side of town.
Downtown Bartlesville is a popular place to rent an apartment. The Johnstone Apartments offer studio to 3-bedroom apartments and allow small pets. If you have a cat or a foo-foo dog, this may be ideal. Bigger dogs will likely have a bit more trouble, so make sure to call ahead and find out if your prospective apartment has breed or weight restrictions.
There are also some pretty cool downtown lofts for rent. $425 a month will get you a one-bedroom apartment. Downtown apartments may offer off-street parking and some charge for this convenience.
If you can afford a bit more rent every month, take a tip from locals and check out the Lexington Commons Apartments on Colony Drive. They offer roomy apartments and townhouses for rent with fireplaces and some garages. It’s a pet-friendly apartment complex, as well.
Speaking of pet-friendly apartments, whether a landlord allows pets is hit or miss in Bartlesville. Of those that let you bring your critter, you’ll have to pay an additional deposit, sometimes as high as $200, and then extra rent every month -- usually $25.
Bartlesville’s lower rents generally correspond with the longer leases. Sure, you can get a shorter-than-one-year lease, but it’ll cost you more every month. On the other hand, security deposits are reasonable: usually less than the first month’s rent.
Although it’s not a big city – only 43,000 residents – Bartlesville offers an amazingly large variety of cultural amenities for residents. Just don’t move here thinking you’ll find all the amenities of a big city. In fact, bars and pubs are closed on Sundays, but that’s probably not a huge problem – you have work in the morning, right? Overall, Phillip-Conoco’s influence on the town is pretty evident.
Don’t let the small town feel of Bartlesville fool you, either. Your neighbors are most likely to be a little more sophisticated and well traveled due to their work in the petroleum industry.
Beyond the sometimes odd features of this small Oklahoma town, you’ll find that this is quite a lovely place. The sometimes-nasty weather (ice storms, blizzards and tornadoes --oh my!) might tell you otherwise, but all you’ll need is a coat and some shelter, like an apartment, and you’ll find Bartlesville, Oklahoma to be a safe, walkable, and wonderful town.
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