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City Guide
Oklahoma City
OKC Style Renting

The good news: finding an apartment in Oklahoma City is easy. The great news: apartments here are inexpensive!

No Broker Necessary: Thanks to a bounty of affordable housing, apartment brokers are rarely (if ever) used. Instead, most people find their pad either by driving around, through property management companies they find online, or, and here's our personal favorite, ApartmentList.com.

Have in Hand: Bring your proof of income (they want to see that you make about 3 times the rent) and identification (that’s really all the documentation you need to get started) and you can be on your way to signing a lease as fast as you can get your application filled out.

Flexible Landlords: People in Oklahoma City have a reputation for being pretty easy going, and the landlords here are no exception. Your application to rent will typically only be denied if have a felony or if you’ve previously been evicted. Aside from that, leases can be negotiated and even if you have outstanding bills from previous rentals many companies and individuals will work with you. The one thing they will stick on is not offering six-month leases around summer/fall, when the end-date would end up leaving tenants moving in the cold months.

Model Behavior: Always, always, always ask to see the actual unit you’ll be renting. It’s easy to be convinced by pushy or persuasive agents at large complexes that a model unit is “exactly like the one you’ll be living in!” but stand your ground. If the space you’re interested in currently has tenants, politely ask to set up an appointment. Southern manners sometimes prevent apartment seekers from being too demanding, but as long as you’re polite in your requests the property manager should be more than happy to oblige. If they’re not, perhaps it’s time to move on.

O-Town Breakdown

If OKC conjures up images of tumbleweeds blowing across ranchlands, cowboys standing in fields of grain, or, worst of all, block after block of mid-century ramblers—we need to fix that. We’re a bustling metropolis y’all!

Downtown/Bricktown/Deep Deuce: Yeah, it’s overstuffed with luxury condos and lofts but we still can’t get over this ‘hood. It’s got a sweet manmade canal (you read that right—a manmade canal in the heart of the metropolis, complete with taxi boats and all), a baseball stadium (Hotdogs! Beer! Sunflower seeds! Oh my!), a killer nightlife AND it’s one of the few places that’s walkable.

Midtown/Plaza District/Paseo District: If the thought of moving to a state that had zero county votes for Obama in ’08 (yep, every single one went to McCain) scares the bejeezus out of you, you’ll want to head thisaway to be with liberal leaning/arty/hip folks.

Uptown/Asian District/Crown Heights: This is the heart of international culture for the state—be prepared to be pleasantly surprised by Little Saigon, which has authentic Vietnamese food and shops. It can be grimy, but for singles on a budget there’re plenty of very inexpensive (but decent) studios and one-bedrooms. And it’s right next door to the hipper Paseo District. $

Inner City South/Oklahoma River: Throwing together a Mexican business district, old-school cattlemen aesthetics and a handful of parks, this area’s got character for days. Homes are a little rundown, but it’s prime territory for a new fam looking to snag a cute bungalow.

Edmond/Norman: These communities are far enough off the beaten path to be affordable and laidback, but close enough to OKC (only 30 minutes away by Interstate 35) to be convenient and adopt the most awesome cultural offerings of the big city. To the south we have Norman: University of Oklahoma epicenter but way more than just an overflowing college campus. A healthy mix of eclectic shopping, low-cost eats, families, coeds and nice apartments at good prices create great neighbors and make this suburb feel not-so-suburbany. Edmond (to the north) is gonna run you a little more, feels a slightly more “hometown” than Norman and is near the University of Central Oklahoma.

Stuff Every Oklahoman Knows

Okay, maybe not every Oklahoman, but people that’ve lived in Oklahoma City for more than a hot-minute.

Foot Traffic

  • A pedestrian city this is not. Spread out by wide roads, you pretty much aren’t walking anywhere unless it’s from your front door to the garage.

  • No car? We’re sad for you, but there’s always public transit. The current bus system is sort of completely laughable, but there’s hope! We got $120 million big ones set aside for six miles of downtown street-car. It’s a long way off, but it’s coming!

  • Rock your sweet wheels in the meantime. Although the roads have potholes that are more like steam vents from hell, traffic is negligible which makes even the most distant commutes fast.

Better than in the Hospital

  • Put your faith in the weatherman—not your friends or the sky. OKC weather is, for lack of a better term, completely wonkybonkers (think squalls, thunderstorms, extreme heat and sub-zero temperatures). We also have these things here, they’re called TORNADOES. They like to drop out of the sky with little warning.

  • Know your closest shelter. Many apartments (and homes) don’t have basements, so call your fire department and find out where the nearest church, school, town hall or community storm shelter is located (and know the routes to get there).

  • Towns with lots of twister activity test their sirens weekly: it’s annoying, but don’t worry, you’ll live. Just remember to pay attention when they go off at unexpected times because that means business.

  • Keep it clean. You know how your mom always harped on you to clean your room? Well, if you were raised in Oklahoma it was probably because she didn’t want your messy self to get bit by a brown recluse (‘fiddleback’, if you wanna get local about it). These bad boys love dark corners so be careful with shoes, dresser drawers, bed sheets, gloves and that pile of clothes you have straight chillin’ in the corner of your room.

Let’s see…we shattered some preconceived notions about the Panhandle State’s biggest city (tumbleweeds—not so much), confirmed some less-embarrassing stereotypes (cowboy boots and hats—so, so, much) and armed you with helpful knowledge. Sounds like you’re ready to find an apartment in the Friendly City.

Rent Report
Oklahoma City

November 2017 Oklahoma City Rent Report

Welcome to the November 2017 Oklahoma City Rent Report. Oklahoma City rents declined over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Oklahoma City rental market, including comparisons to similar cities nationwide.

Oklahoma City rents declined significantly over the past month

Oklahoma City rents have declined 0.5% over the past month, and have decreased moderately by 0.8% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Oklahoma City stand at $630 for a one-bedroom apartment and $800 for a two-bedroom. This is the second straight month that the city has seen rent decreases after an increase in August. Oklahoma City's year-over-year rent growth lags the state average of 0.4%, as well as the national average of 2.7%.

Oklahoma City rents more affordable than many comparable cities nationwide

As rents have fallen moderately in Oklahoma City, many other large cities nationwide have seen prices increase, in some cases substantially. Oklahoma City is also more affordable than most similar cities across the country.

  • Oklahoma City's median two-bedroom rent of $800 is below the national average of $1,160. Nationwide, rents have grown by 2.7% over the past year compared to the 0.8% decline in Oklahoma City.
  • While rents in Oklahoma City fell moderately over the past year, many cities nationwide saw increases, including Seattle (+4.2%), Phoenix (+4.1%), and Dallas (+2.6%).
  • Renters will find more reasonable prices in Oklahoma City than most other large cities. For example, San Francisco has a median 2BR rent of $3,070, which is more than three-and-a-half times the price in Oklahoma City.

For more information check out our national report. You can also access our full data for cities and counties across the U.S. at this link.

Methodology - Recent Updates:

Data from private listing sites, including our own, tends to skew toward luxury apartments, which introduces sample bias when estimates are calculated directly from these listings. To address these limitations, we’ve recently made major updates to our methodology, which we believe have greatly improved the accuracy and reliability of our estimates.

Read more about our new methodology below, or see a more detailed post here.


Apartment List is committed to making our rent estimates the best and most accurate available. To do this, we start with reliable median rent statistics from the Census Bureau, then extrapolate them forward to the current month using a growth rate calculated from our listing data. In doing so, we use a same-unit analysis similar to Case-Shiller’s approach, comparing only units that are available across both time periods to provide an accurate picture of rent growth in cities across the country.

Our approach corrects for the sample bias inherent in other private sources, producing results that are much closer to statistics published by the Census Bureau and HUD. Our methodology also allows us to construct a picture of rent growth over an extended period of time, with estimates that are updated each month.

Read more about our methodology here.

About Rent Reports:

Apartment List publishes monthly reports on rental trends for hundreds of cities across the U.S. We intend these reports to be a source of reliable information that help renters and policymakers make sound decisions, and we invest significant time and effort in gathering and analyzing rent data. Our work is covered regularly by journalists across the country.

We are continuously working to improve our methodology and data, with the goal of providing renters with the information that they need to make the best decisions.

Oklahoma City Renter Confidence Survey
National study of renter confidence in the economy, homeownership, and cities
Here's how Oklahoma City ranks on:
B+ Overall satisfaction
B- Safety and crime rate
B- Jobs and career opportunities
C- Recreational activities
A Affordability
C+ Quality of schools
C- Weather
B- Commute time
B State and local taxes
F Public transit
B+ Pet-friendliness
Best Worst
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Overview of Findings

Apartment List has released results for Oklahoma City from the second annual Apartment List Renter Satisfaction Survey. The survey, which drew on responses from over 30,000 renters, provides insight into what states and cities must do to meet the needs of the 105 million American renters nationwide.

“Oklahoma City renters seem to be relatively satisfied with the city overall,” says Andrew Woo, Director of Data Science at Apartment List. “Most categories in our survey received near-average satisfaction scores across the board.”

Key findings in Oklahoma City include the following:

  • Oklahoma City renters give their city a B+ overall for satisfaction.
  • The highest-rated category for Oklahoma City was affordability/cost of living (A).
  • Renters here are also relatively satisfied with state and local taxes (B), local jobs and career opportunities (B-), and safety (B-).
  • Renters were not as satisfied with the quality of local schools (C+) and access to major roadways (C+).
  • Oklahoma City renters are relatively less satisfied than renters in other cities like Kansas City, MO (A) and Lincoln, NE (A+), but just as satisfied as renters in Tulsa, OK (B+).
  • The top rated cities nationwide for renter satisfaction included Arlington, VA; Lincoln, NE; Pasadena, CA; Boston, MA; and Madison, WI. The lowest rated cities included Newark, NJ; Bronx, NY; Bridgeport, CT; Baltimore, MD; and Salinas, CA.

Renters say:

  • “I love the low cost of living. I also like how OKC is continuously growing. It is somewhat behind other cities in other states of course, but growth is always exciting for everyone in the community and makes people proud of their community!…this city seems extremely "patchy" in terms of crime rate. One area may be considered safe and a great place to live, but you go a mile down the road and it's the complete opposite.” —Allyson F.
  • “I love the job opportunities and fun events downtown. There's always something going on in Bricktown too.” —Arista C.
  • “I love that I do not have to drive all the way across town to have fun or go to certain places. I hate that we do not have a lot of different places to go and not a lot of nightlife. Everything closes early too.” —Aleyah L.