If you're considering a move to this Oklahoma town, you should probably start your search for rental property in Sapulpa about four to six weeks from your proposed move-in date. It won't take you long to find what you want, since there is quite a choice of rental homes in the area.
You'll need the "usual" to secure a home in Sapulpa. Have your credit score, letter verifying employment and salary and a copy of your last paycheck stub. When it gets serious, you'll need some dough in the form of a cashier's or personal check. Prepare to pay first month's rent and that good old security deposit.
Sapulpa has great rental homes throughout town, but scope out these neighborhoods before deciding where you want to end up:
City Center: You'll find an apartment rents for less in the City Center neighborhood because there are so many apartments in this area. It's a little easier to bike to where you need to get in town because of the central location.
North Sapulpa: Many people prefer the north side of town to its center. Rents are a little higher, but you can often find more space to stretch out. You may even score a condo for rent here. Consider the northern part of town if you want a little space from your neighbors, or if you want a yard to run around in.
Sapulpa may not be a gigantic metropolis, but there's no shortage of things to do in this town. Whether you're into history, food or the great outdoors, you'll find something to peak your interest here.
Sapulpa loves its Historical Museum. Located in the Wills Building downtown, it was built in 1910 and has three floors of exhibits depicting Sapulpa history. There's a recreated village showcasing the town's early business efforts, like the old blacksmith shop, sheriff's office, general store, Euchee Mission Boarding School and a diorama of the Frisco Railroad workshops that were built in the early 1900s.
Most people in Sapulpa go to Tulsa for big-time shopping, but Main Street USA is right here in Sapulpa. Concerts on the Corners, vintage car shows, and quaint shops line this area. Visit soothing Rock Creek Herbs for a major selection of herbal remedies. Dewey Street Market and Antique Store near the Sapulpa Historical Museum is a unique, antique building with over 50 mall stalls of vintage collectibles.
People here love their barbecue, and about the only thing they love more is finding it at an all-you-can-eat buffet. Family owned Hickory House Restaurant is at the top of the local favorites list for its tangy, saucy buffet of ribs, chicken, pulled pork and bologna -- yes, bologna. Its casual decor and perfect location on famed Route 66 makes it a must-stop on your gastronomical tour.
Quaint and cozy, the Boomerang Diner has a definite "I Love Lucy" 50's feel. Catfish, chicken strips and burgers are a few of the down-home comfort foods you'll find here. The restaurant is known for its puffbread. You'll never taste anything like it anywhere else!
The Great Outdoors
Outdoors-lovers will love this tiny town; Sapulpa is where you go to get away. If it's a more natural escape that you're looking for, you can fish for trout in Pretty Waters Lake or golf at one of two municipal courses while enjoying the great outdoors.
On the Move
If you want to get around, or even leave the city, Tulsa Transit and Greyhound bus lines provide most of the public transportation in Tulsa and Sapulpa. However, a car is still going to be the best way to get around. Many of Sapulpa's 20,000 residents ride bikes on local errands, but 82.9% of them have an average 20-minute commute to work. If planes are more appealing, the closest passenger airport is Tulsa International, 12 miles from town. But with country charm and Tulsa nearby, you may not want to take to the skies and leave your Sapulpa apartment very often.