The city itself is small at 90,000, and it has done well in recent years in its efforts at expanding the small town offerings. There is plenty of small town charm and some undoubtedly beautiful scenery to go around.
Neighborhoods like Meadowbrook and Grayson’s Mountain Estates. Meadowbrook features older, more architecturally diverse houses whereas Grayson is a newer, planned community.
The historic Fields and Dunning subdivision is generally considered a great choice, what with its availability of parks and recreation. Architecture varies here. Alternatively, Sneed Acres offers a similar quality in some of the quirkiest abodes in town.
Lawton is quite near some of its most unique scenery in the form of the Wichita mountains and wildlife refuge. Living out here provides definite perks. Nearest here is Medicine Park, an early 20th century cobblestone resort town on the plains, and its retained much of its historic beauty The small town of Cache is also near here and offers residential areas similar to Lawton but with quite a bit more room to spread out.
Like the rest of the Sooner state, Lawton is a driving city without much use for bike routes or walking paths. There is a small city-run bus line with a few routes through town and to base. At any rate, you’ll need wheels for the one hour trip to Oklahoma City or the two hours to Dallas.
There are enough dining and shopping options in town or nearby to keep you at least marginally entertained, and failing that, cow tipping (really) and mountain climbing are always available. Truly, something for everyone!
Find your something! Happy hunting!