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6 Units Available
Lakeside Place
2186 S 99th East Ave
Tulsa, OK | Longview Lake Estates
1 Bedroom
$469
694 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$714
925 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 06:38 PM
Lakeside Place Apartments, located in Tulsa, Oklahoma, is an apartment community comfortably nestled along a peaceful waterfront setting.
Verified
67 Units Available
Urban Oaks at 51st
2102 E 51st St
Tulsa, OK | Brookside
1 Bedroom
$485
650 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$655
900 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 06:34 PM
Welcome home to Urban Oaks @ 51st Apartments, a beautiful apartment home community perfectly situated in the heart of Tulsa, Oklahoma. Our community offers an irresistible combination of residential comfort, convenience, and quality.
Verified
10 Units Available
Silver Springs
6112 S 87th East Ave
Tulsa, OK
1 Bedroom
$545
700 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$745
950 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 06:33 PM
Welcome to Silver Springs Apartments in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Verified
30 Units Available
The View at Riverside
910 E 61st St
Tulsa, OK | South Peoria
1 Bedroom
$499
650 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$759
900 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 06:32 PM
Welcome to The View @ Riverside Apartments.
Verified
23 Units Available
Midtown Flats
4803 South Braden Avenue
Tulsa, OK
1 Bedroom
$539
762 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$649
1111 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated September 24 at 06:30 PM
Midtown Flats & Darlington Oaks Apartments offers all the comforts of home in the pristine setting of Tulsa, Oklahoma. Our warm and inviting apartment community is nestled in a vibrant community centrally located within the city of Tulsa.
Verified
9 Units Available
Boca Vista Apartments
10851 E 33rd St
Tulsa, OK
1 Bedroom
$560
700 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$630
980 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 06:23 PM
Find studio, 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments for rent at Boca Vista Apartments in Tulsa. View photos, descriptions and more!
Verified
38 Units Available
Bandon Trails
2505 E 88th St
Tulsa, OK
1 Bedroom
$540
572 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$630
907 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$865
1190 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 06:20 PM
Near Oral Roberts University. Apartments and townhouses with private entries, fully equipped kitchens and large patios or balconies in a landscaped community with a gym, soccer field and saltwater pool. Large parking areas available.
Verified
7 Units Available
Mansion House
1638 S Carson Ave
Tulsa, OK | Riverview
Studio
$780
453 sqft
1 Bedroom
$905
673 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,210
907 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 06:18 PM
This high-rise apartment community is newly renovated to include updated kitchens and modern features. On-site amenities include a resort-style pool, fitness center with yoga and spin classes, and an outdoor kitchen. Near the downtown area.
Verified
19 Units Available
Bellevue at Sheridan
10011 S Sheridan Rd
Tulsa, OK | Sun Meadow
1 Bedroom
$792
606 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,045
975 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 06:16 PM
Lots of privacy and 24-hour maintenance service. Glass elevators, heated jacuzzi and two pools on-site. Near supermarkets and Woodland Hills Mall. Pets of any size welcomed.
Verified
89 Units Available
The Villa's at Midtown
2001 E Skelly Dr
Tulsa, OK | Brookside
1 Bedroom
$445
588 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$610
957 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 06:16 PM
Residential community located on 12 landscaped acres close to Thomas Edison Prep School. Volleyball and basketball courts, swimming pool, picnic area, fitness center and playground for residents.
Verified
14 Units Available
The Village at Brookside
1404 E 41st St
Tulsa, OK | Brookside
1 Bedroom
$660
592 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$815
869 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,270
978 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 06:16 PM
Experience a bit of Brooksides Charm! Apartment layouts to fit your style! Offering one or two bedrooms, our floor plans are full of character and sophistication to make you feel right at home.
Verified
45 Units Available
Red River Apartments
1502 E 71st St
Tulsa, OK | Kensington
1 Bedroom
$509
600 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$649
900 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 06:15 PM
WELCOME HOME! No matter your lifestyle, Red River is the place for you.
Verified
13 Units Available
Sugar Plum Creek Apartments
10149 E 32nd St
Tulsa, OK
2 Bedrooms
$565
960 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$795
1140 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 06:15 PM
Find studio, 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments for rent at Sugar Plum Creek Apartments in Tulsa. View photos, descriptions and more!
Verified
20 Units Available
The Woods at 79th
1563 S 79th East Ave
Tulsa, OK
1 Bedroom
$525
720 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$659
950 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$925
1400 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 06:15 PM
The Woods @ 79th Apartments, located in Tulsa, Oklahoma area, is close to S. Memorial Drive and E. 16th Street, near Mingo Valley. Built with you in mind, enjoy the convenience of nearby shopping, fine restaurants, and entertainment.
Verified
24 Units Available
University Club
1722 S Carson Ave
Tulsa, OK | Riverview
Studio
$1,105
697 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,180
1033 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Last updated September 24 at 06:12 PM
This downtown community offers garage parking, gated access, three elevators and concierge services. Apartments include granite countertops, private balconies and wood plank flooring. Utica Square, Maple Park and the Arkansas River are all within eyesight.
Verified
8 Units Available
The Parc at East 51st
5091 S 136th E Ave
Tulsa, OK | Park Plaza East III & IV
Studio
$755
574 sqft
1 Bedroom
$820
843 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$955
1089 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 06:04 PM
Affordable apartments with luxurious touches. Granite counters, hardwood floors and walk-in closets. Community boasts 24-hour gym, coffee bar, pool and putting green. Near Broken Arrow Expressway and Highway 64. Close to Bill Boevers Fields.
Verified
24 Units Available
Wood Creek Apartments
11107 E Brady St
Tulsa, OK
1 Bedroom
$525
745 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$599
964 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$850
1281 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 06:06 PM
Welcome to Wood Creek Apartments! The Wood Creek apartments are a beautiful combination of convenient, quality living environments at affordable prices in the friendly city of Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Verified
3 Units Available
Cimarron
13201 E 31st St
Tulsa, OK | Park Plaza East III & IV
1 Bedroom
$510
800 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$595
900 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 06:05 PM
The Cimarron Apartments is the perfect location! Positioned one block east of 31st and 129th, it is just minutes away from I-44, I-244, Highway 51, and Highway 169. The Cimarron is situated between Spartan School of Aeronautics and Rhema.
Verified
11 Units Available
Crown Win River
8336 S Lewis Ave
Tulsa, OK
1 Bedroom
$820
889 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,115
1129 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 06:04 PM
Community includes a herb garden, elevator, and fitness center. Apartments offer stainless steel appliances, stylish kitchens, en suite baths. Located close to popular shopping and dining destinations in Tulsa.
Verified
67 Units Available
Village Creek at 67th
6630 S Zunis Ave
Tulsa, OK | South Peoria
1 Bedroom
$555
743 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$689
1103 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$899
1281 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 06:04 PM
Situated south of downtown Tulsa, you'll have the best of it all with Village Creek @ 67th Apartments. With convenient access to Interstate 44 and state highway 75, you'll find everything you need is within minutes.
Verified
9 Units Available
Ashford Ridge
4334 E 66th St
Tulsa, OK
1 Bedroom
$700
875 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$835
1000 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 04:32 PM
Offering spacious 1 and 2 bedroom apartments in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Ashford Ridge boasts the amenities you want and the features you need to suit your everyday lifestyle.
Verified
15 Units Available
Ashford Overlook Apartments
6339 S 33rd West Ave
Tulsa, OK | West Highlands - Tulsa Hills
1 Bedroom
$600
685 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$630
876 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated September 24 at 04:32 PM
Welcome home to Ashford Overlook, in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Choose from beautifully renovated 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartment homes.
Verified
1 Unit Available
Cedar Ridge
11100 E 96th St S
Tulsa, OK
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$1,064
1131 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated September 24 at 04:32 PM
Cedar Ridge Apartments is the luxury community you’ve been searching for. Our brand-new, spacious 1, 2 & 3 bedroom apartments for rent in Tulsa, Oklahoma, are available in a number of unique floor plans.
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17 Units Available
French Villa Apartments
4746 S Harvard Ave
Tulsa, OK | Villa Grove
1 Bedroom
$805
700 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$860
963 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$950
1405 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 04:32 PM
Enjoy the carefree lifestyle that you deserve! French Villa offers a range of affordable floorplans in a park-like setting.
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Median Rent in Tulsa

Last updated Aug. 2020
The median rent for a 1 bedroom apartment in Tulsa is $655, while the median rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $846.
Studio
$553
1 Bed
$655
2 Beds
$846
3+ Beds
$1,142
City GuideTulsa
Is it a big city with a small-town feel, or a small town with a big-city feel? I guess it depends where you look. Driving down country roads towards the opulent oil-funded towers and mansions of downtown will make your small town feel like the big city. Then, heading out to the southern suburbs of porch-dwelling Okies will renew those fuzzy-small-town-feelings with picnics in the park and slow rolling creeks and rivers.
Is it a big city with a small-town feel, or a small town with a big-city feel? I guess it depends where you look. Driving down country roads towards the opulent oil-funded towers and mansions of downtown will make your small town feel like the big city. Then, heading out to the southern suburbs of porch-dwelling Okies will renew those fuzzy-small-town-feelings with picnics in the park and slow rolling creeks and rivers.

Having trouble with Craigslist Tulsa? Can't find that special apartment for rent on Apartment Finder or Zillow? Apartment List is here to help!

It really is a mixed bag...

A mixed bag of fluffy bunnies and rattlesnakes. So, don't you dare reach in blindly. Different types of neighborhoods are often within a block or two of each other. There are the good ol’ wide open spaces of southern ranch land, sprawling green suburbs, and a growing urban core of modern, big city weirdos. Finding the right niche is key, and this guide is here to help save you from the painful experience of having to relocate, yet again.

It really is a mixed bag...
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A mixed bag of fluffy bunnies and rattlesnakes. So, don't you dare reach in blindly. Different types of neighborhoods are often within a block or two of each other. There are the good ol’ wide open spaces of southern ranch land, sprawling green suburbs, and a growing urban core of modern, big city weirdos. Finding the right niche is key, and this guide is here to help save you from the painful experience of having to relocate, yet again.

The Hunt for the Perfect Apartment

While you run around town, or surf around the internet looking at potential places, keep in mind these four essential questions:

How much are utilities? It is rare to find an all-bills-paid lease agreement here. So be sure to consider how much gas and electricity will run you, especially in the summer months.

How about commute? Tulsa is one of those southland cities where you have to have a car. Between the heat, the lack of sidewalks and bike lanes, and the inefficiency of public transportation systems, life without one would be extremely rough. Traffic is never too bad if you stick to the highways. However, I heard from a friend of a friend of a wife of a cousin of a friend that inner city stoplights have been rigged by the oil companies to slow down traffic, make people stop at every light, and burn more fuel. Can't tell if I'm joking? Go ahead and give it a try. See how many red lights you catch. Also, Tulsa is infamous for its badly maintained roads. Car maintenance costs can be a big drain on your budget if you don't pay attention to how many potholes you will be driving over every day.

Sneeze much? High humidity and high temperatures make for an extremely high mold count in the warmer months. Beware of the allergy season for mold if you are allergic, and, as always, we recommend taking the necessary steps to make sure you will be able to breathe.

The Hunt for the Perfect Apartment
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While you run around town, or surf around the internet looking at potential places, keep in mind these four essential questions:

How much are utilities? It is rare to find an all-bills-paid lease agreement here. So be sure to consider how much gas and electricity will run you, especially in the summer months.

How about commute? Tulsa is one of those southland cities where you have to have a car. Between the heat, the lack of sidewalks and bike lanes, and the inefficiency of public transportation systems, life without one would be extremely rough. Traffic is never too bad if you stick to the highways. However, I heard from a friend of a friend of a wife of a cousin of a friend that inner city stoplights have been rigged by the oil companies to slow down traffic, make people stop at every light, and burn more fuel. Can't tell if I'm joking? Go ahead and give it a try. See how many red lights you catch. Also, Tulsa is infamous for its badly maintained roads. Car maintenance costs can be a big drain on your budget if you don't pay attention to how many potholes you will be driving over every day.

Sneeze much? High humidity and high temperatures make for an extremely high mold count in the warmer months. Beware of the allergy season for mold if you are allergic, and, as always, we recommend taking the necessary steps to make sure you will be able to breathe.

Tulsa Breakdown

As mentioned before, there are a variety of neighborhoods around Tulsa.

Downtown. Living here, you’ll pay top dollar for high-rise condos, apartments and lofts that overlook the beautiful Art Deco architecture of downtown. Stroll through the swanky old mansions and high rises of wealthy oilmen from the roaring twenties and catch live shows at Cain’s Ball Room, The Old Lady on Brady, or Greenwood’s annual jazz festival.

Uptown. Live here if you want to be a stone’s throw away from downtown, but don’t want to pay those upscale prices. The SoBo (South Boston) bar district is a favorite among Uptown residents, who enjoy their city life with views of the downtown skyline and the Arkansas River.

Midtown. It is the beautiful parks that make life so sweet here in the heart of the city. There’s Woodward Park, known for its azaleas and gardens that attract photographers and picnic-ers alike. Other parks include Swan Lake, Zink Park, Darlington Park, and Whiteside Park. Shoppers can delight in the Utica Square, an upscale shopping center, or stroll through the Cherry Street neighborhood for antique, boutique, and vintage shops, as well as a number of art galleries.

East. This area is mostly residential and extremely affordable. The best neighborhoods are located far, far east just inside the city limits. Just drive down the Broken Arrow Expressway past Mingo for pleasant streets, complete with soccer fields, parks, shopping, and plenty of local and diverse eats.

West. Located on the west banks of the Arkansas River, this area boasts the Riverwest Festival Park, complete with a floating stage amphitheater set against the downtown Tulsa skyline. This area is also proud to host the local Oktoberfest, one of the largest in America. All hail polka, beer and sausage! Like the east side, neighborhoods get better as you drive towards the city limits, however there are some secret sweet spots in the Jenks and Bixby neighborhoods. As you leave the banks of Tulsa's urban core, huge oil refineries and a large industrial areas give way to woodsy, walkable neighborhoods with tons of character. $

South. South of 61st St., you find a world of easy-going country suburb life, complete with high school football fever, golf courses, plenty of churches, and, get this, the largest antique fishing collection in world. A little further south, you will find the Southern Hills neighborhood, home to the strikingly futuristic Oral Roberts University. This neighborhood is centered around the exclusive Southern Hills Country Club, which has hosted numerous golf championships, including four U.S. Opens.

Tulsa Breakdown
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As mentioned before, there are a variety of neighborhoods around Tulsa.

Downtown. Living here, you’ll pay top dollar for high-rise condos, apartments and lofts that overlook the beautiful Art Deco architecture of downtown. Stroll through the swanky old mansions and high rises of wealthy oilmen from the roaring twenties and catch live shows at Cain’s Ball Room, The Old Lady on Brady, or Greenwood’s annual jazz festival.

Uptown. Live here if you want to be a stone’s throw away from downtown, but don’t want to pay those upscale prices. The SoBo (South Boston) bar district is a favorite among Uptown residents, who enjoy their city life with views of the downtown skyline and the Arkansas River.

Midtown. It is the beautiful parks that make life so sweet here in the heart of the city. There’s Woodward Park, known for its azaleas and gardens that attract photographers and picnic-ers alike. Other parks include Swan Lake, Zink Park, Darlington Park, and Whiteside Park. Shoppers can delight in the Utica Square, an upscale shopping center, or stroll through the Cherry Street neighborhood for antique, boutique, and vintage shops, as well as a number of art galleries.

East. This area is mostly residential and extremely affordable. The best neighborhoods are located far, far east just inside the city limits. Just drive down the Broken Arrow Expressway past Mingo for pleasant streets, complete with soccer fields, parks, shopping, and plenty of local and diverse eats.

West. Located on the west banks of the Arkansas River, this area boasts the Riverwest Festival Park, complete with a floating stage amphitheater set against the downtown Tulsa skyline. This area is also proud to host the local Oktoberfest, one of the largest in America. All hail polka, beer and sausage! Like the east side, neighborhoods get better as you drive towards the city limits, however there are some secret sweet spots in the Jenks and Bixby neighborhoods. As you leave the banks of Tulsa's urban core, huge oil refineries and a large industrial areas give way to woodsy, walkable neighborhoods with tons of character. $

South. South of 61st St., you find a world of easy-going country suburb life, complete with high school football fever, golf courses, plenty of churches, and, get this, the largest antique fishing collection in world. A little further south, you will find the Southern Hills neighborhood, home to the strikingly futuristic Oral Roberts University. This neighborhood is centered around the exclusive Southern Hills Country Club, which has hosted numerous golf championships, including four U.S. Opens.

Hot Country Fiddle

Tulsa is like a hot country fiddle: It looks pretty like a violin, but when sawed mercilessly with those old timey melodies, it comes to life with country-fried character.

Hot Country Fiddle
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Tulsa is like a hot country fiddle: It looks pretty like a violin, but when sawed mercilessly with those old timey melodies, it comes to life with country-fried character.

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City GuideTulsa
Is it a big city with a small-town feel, or a small town with a big-city feel? I guess it depends where you look. Driving down country roads towards the opulent oil-funded towers and mansions of downtown will make your small town feel like the big city. Then, heading out to the southern suburbs of porch-dwelling Okies will renew those fuzzy-small-town-feelings with picnics in the park and slow rolling creeks and rivers.
Is it a big city with a small-town feel, or a small town with a big-city feel? I guess it depends where you look. Driving down country roads towards the opulent oil-funded towers and mansions of downtown will make your small town feel like the big city. Then, heading out to the southern suburbs of porch-dwelling Okies will renew those fuzzy-small-town-feelings with picnics in the park and slow rolling creeks and rivers.

Having trouble with Craigslist Tulsa? Can't find that special apartment for rent on Apartment Finder or Zillow? Apartment List is here to help!

It really is a mixed bag...

A mixed bag of fluffy bunnies and rattlesnakes. So, don't you dare reach in blindly. Different types of neighborhoods are often within a block or two of each other. There are the good ol’ wide open spaces of southern ranch land, sprawling green suburbs, and a growing urban core of modern, big city weirdos. Finding the right niche is key, and this guide is here to help save you from the painful experience of having to relocate, yet again.

It really is a mixed bag...
+

A mixed bag of fluffy bunnies and rattlesnakes. So, don't you dare reach in blindly. Different types of neighborhoods are often within a block or two of each other. There are the good ol’ wide open spaces of southern ranch land, sprawling green suburbs, and a growing urban core of modern, big city weirdos. Finding the right niche is key, and this guide is here to help save you from the painful experience of having to relocate, yet again.

The Hunt for the Perfect Apartment

While you run around town, or surf around the internet looking at potential places, keep in mind these four essential questions:

How much are utilities? It is rare to find an all-bills-paid lease agreement here. So be sure to consider how much gas and electricity will run you, especially in the summer months.

How about commute? Tulsa is one of those southland cities where you have to have a car. Between the heat, the lack of sidewalks and bike lanes, and the inefficiency of public transportation systems, life without one would be extremely rough. Traffic is never too bad if you stick to the highways. However, I heard from a friend of a friend of a wife of a cousin of a friend that inner city stoplights have been rigged by the oil companies to slow down traffic, make people stop at every light, and burn more fuel. Can't tell if I'm joking? Go ahead and give it a try. See how many red lights you catch. Also, Tulsa is infamous for its badly maintained roads. Car maintenance costs can be a big drain on your budget if you don't pay attention to how many potholes you will be driving over every day.

Sneeze much? High humidity and high temperatures make for an extremely high mold count in the warmer months. Beware of the allergy season for mold if you are allergic, and, as always, we recommend taking the necessary steps to make sure you will be able to breathe.

The Hunt for the Perfect Apartment
+

While you run around town, or surf around the internet looking at potential places, keep in mind these four essential questions:

How much are utilities? It is rare to find an all-bills-paid lease agreement here. So be sure to consider how much gas and electricity will run you, especially in the summer months.

How about commute? Tulsa is one of those southland cities where you have to have a car. Between the heat, the lack of sidewalks and bike lanes, and the inefficiency of public transportation systems, life without one would be extremely rough. Traffic is never too bad if you stick to the highways. However, I heard from a friend of a friend of a wife of a cousin of a friend that inner city stoplights have been rigged by the oil companies to slow down traffic, make people stop at every light, and burn more fuel. Can't tell if I'm joking? Go ahead and give it a try. See how many red lights you catch. Also, Tulsa is infamous for its badly maintained roads. Car maintenance costs can be a big drain on your budget if you don't pay attention to how many potholes you will be driving over every day.

Sneeze much? High humidity and high temperatures make for an extremely high mold count in the warmer months. Beware of the allergy season for mold if you are allergic, and, as always, we recommend taking the necessary steps to make sure you will be able to breathe.

Tulsa Breakdown

As mentioned before, there are a variety of neighborhoods around Tulsa.

Downtown. Living here, you’ll pay top dollar for high-rise condos, apartments and lofts that overlook the beautiful Art Deco architecture of downtown. Stroll through the swanky old mansions and high rises of wealthy oilmen from the roaring twenties and catch live shows at Cain’s Ball Room, The Old Lady on Brady, or Greenwood’s annual jazz festival.

Uptown. Live here if you want to be a stone’s throw away from downtown, but don’t want to pay those upscale prices. The SoBo (South Boston) bar district is a favorite among Uptown residents, who enjoy their city life with views of the downtown skyline and the Arkansas River.

Midtown. It is the beautiful parks that make life so sweet here in the heart of the city. There’s Woodward Park, known for its azaleas and gardens that attract photographers and picnic-ers alike. Other parks include Swan Lake, Zink Park, Darlington Park, and Whiteside Park. Shoppers can delight in the Utica Square, an upscale shopping center, or stroll through the Cherry Street neighborhood for antique, boutique, and vintage shops, as well as a number of art galleries.

East. This area is mostly residential and extremely affordable. The best neighborhoods are located far, far east just inside the city limits. Just drive down the Broken Arrow Expressway past Mingo for pleasant streets, complete with soccer fields, parks, shopping, and plenty of local and diverse eats.

West. Located on the west banks of the Arkansas River, this area boasts the Riverwest Festival Park, complete with a floating stage amphitheater set against the downtown Tulsa skyline. This area is also proud to host the local Oktoberfest, one of the largest in America. All hail polka, beer and sausage! Like the east side, neighborhoods get better as you drive towards the city limits, however there are some secret sweet spots in the Jenks and Bixby neighborhoods. As you leave the banks of Tulsa's urban core, huge oil refineries and a large industrial areas give way to woodsy, walkable neighborhoods with tons of character. $

South. South of 61st St., you find a world of easy-going country suburb life, complete with high school football fever, golf courses, plenty of churches, and, get this, the largest antique fishing collection in world. A little further south, you will find the Southern Hills neighborhood, home to the strikingly futuristic Oral Roberts University. This neighborhood is centered around the exclusive Southern Hills Country Club, which has hosted numerous golf championships, including four U.S. Opens.

Tulsa Breakdown
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As mentioned before, there are a variety of neighborhoods around Tulsa.

Downtown. Living here, you’ll pay top dollar for high-rise condos, apartments and lofts that overlook the beautiful Art Deco architecture of downtown. Stroll through the swanky old mansions and high rises of wealthy oilmen from the roaring twenties and catch live shows at Cain’s Ball Room, The Old Lady on Brady, or Greenwood’s annual jazz festival.

Uptown. Live here if you want to be a stone’s throw away from downtown, but don’t want to pay those upscale prices. The SoBo (South Boston) bar district is a favorite among Uptown residents, who enjoy their city life with views of the downtown skyline and the Arkansas River.

Midtown. It is the beautiful parks that make life so sweet here in the heart of the city. There’s Woodward Park, known for its azaleas and gardens that attract photographers and picnic-ers alike. Other parks include Swan Lake, Zink Park, Darlington Park, and Whiteside Park. Shoppers can delight in the Utica Square, an upscale shopping center, or stroll through the Cherry Street neighborhood for antique, boutique, and vintage shops, as well as a number of art galleries.

East. This area is mostly residential and extremely affordable. The best neighborhoods are located far, far east just inside the city limits. Just drive down the Broken Arrow Expressway past Mingo for pleasant streets, complete with soccer fields, parks, shopping, and plenty of local and diverse eats.

West. Located on the west banks of the Arkansas River, this area boasts the Riverwest Festival Park, complete with a floating stage amphitheater set against the downtown Tulsa skyline. This area is also proud to host the local Oktoberfest, one of the largest in America. All hail polka, beer and sausage! Like the east side, neighborhoods get better as you drive towards the city limits, however there are some secret sweet spots in the Jenks and Bixby neighborhoods. As you leave the banks of Tulsa's urban core, huge oil refineries and a large industrial areas give way to woodsy, walkable neighborhoods with tons of character. $

South. South of 61st St., you find a world of easy-going country suburb life, complete with high school football fever, golf courses, plenty of churches, and, get this, the largest antique fishing collection in world. A little further south, you will find the Southern Hills neighborhood, home to the strikingly futuristic Oral Roberts University. This neighborhood is centered around the exclusive Southern Hills Country Club, which has hosted numerous golf championships, including four U.S. Opens.

Hot Country Fiddle

Tulsa is like a hot country fiddle: It looks pretty like a violin, but when sawed mercilessly with those old timey melodies, it comes to life with country-fried character.

Hot Country Fiddle
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Tulsa is like a hot country fiddle: It looks pretty like a violin, but when sawed mercilessly with those old timey melodies, it comes to life with country-fried character.

Rent Report
Tulsa

September 2020 Tulsa Rent Report

Welcome to the September 2020 Tulsa Rent Report. Tulsa rents increased over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Tulsa rental market, including comparisons to similar cities nationwide.

Tulsa rents increased moderately over the past month

Tulsa rents have increased 0.3% over the past month, and have increased moderately by 2.5% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Tulsa stand at $656 for a one-bedroom apartment and $847 for a two-bedroom. This is the eleventh straight month that the city has seen rent increases after a decline in September of last year. Tulsa's year-over-year rent growth leads the state average of 1.2%, as well as the national average of 0.3%.

    Tulsa rents more affordable than many large cities nationwide

    As rents have increased moderately in Tulsa, other large cities nationwide have seen rents grow more modestly, or in some cases, even decline. Tulsa is still more affordable than most large cities across the country.

    • Tulsa's median two-bedroom rent of $847 is below the national average of $1,195. Nationwide, rents have held steady over the past year.
    • While Tulsa's rents rose moderately over the past year, some cities nationwide saw increases as well, including Phoenix (+1.7%) and Detroit (+0.8%).
    • Renters will find more reasonable prices in Tulsa than most large cities. For example, San Francisco has a median 2BR rent of $2,956, which is nearly three-and-a-half times the price in Tulsa.

    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.

    Methodology:

    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.

    Read More

    September 2020 Tulsa Rent Report

    Welcome to the September 2020 Tulsa Rent Report. Tulsa rents increased over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Tulsa rental market, including comparisons to similar cities nationwide.

    View full Rent Report

    September 2020 Tulsa Rent Report

    Welcome to the September 2020 Tulsa Rent Report. Tulsa rents increased over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Tulsa rental market, including comparisons to similar cities nationwide.

    Tulsa rents increased moderately over the past month

    Tulsa rents have increased 0.3% over the past month, and have increased moderately by 2.5% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Tulsa stand at $656 for a one-bedroom apartment and $847 for a two-bedroom. This is the eleventh straight month that the city has seen rent increases after a decline in September of last year. Tulsa's year-over-year rent growth leads the state average of 1.2%, as well as the national average of 0.3%.

      Tulsa rents more affordable than many large cities nationwide

      As rents have increased moderately in Tulsa, other large cities nationwide have seen rents grow more modestly, or in some cases, even decline. Tulsa is still more affordable than most large cities across the country.

      • Tulsa's median two-bedroom rent of $847 is below the national average of $1,195. Nationwide, rents have held steady over the past year.
      • While Tulsa's rents rose moderately over the past year, some cities nationwide saw increases as well, including Phoenix (+1.7%) and Detroit (+0.8%).
      • Renters will find more reasonable prices in Tulsa than most large cities. For example, San Francisco has a median 2BR rent of $2,956, which is nearly three-and-a-half times the price in Tulsa.

      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.

      Methodology:

      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.

      Tulsa Renter Confidence Survey
      National study of renter’s satisfaction with their cities and states

      Here’s how Tulsa ranks on:

      D
      Overall satisfaction
      D
      Safety and crime rate
      A
      Jobs and career opportunities
      B-
      Recreational activities
      A
      Affordability
      C+
      Quality of schools
      B-
      Social Life
      B-
      Weather
      A-
      Commute time
      B-
      State and local taxes
      B-
      Public transit
      B+
      Pet-friendliness

      Overview of Findings

      Apartment List has released Tulsa’s results from the third annual Apartment List Renter Satisfaction Survey. This survey, which drew on responses from over 45,000 renters nationwide, provides insight on what states and cities must do to meet the needs of the country’s 111 million renters.

      "Tulsa renters expressed general dissatisfaction with the city overall," according to Apartment List. "Some categories received above average scores, but many received average grades."

      Key Findings in Tulsa include the following:

      • Tulsa renters gave their city a D overall.
      • The highest-rated categories for Tulsa were jobs and career opportunities (A), affordability (A) and commute time (A-).
      • The areas of concern to Tulsa renters are safety and low crime and the quality of local schools, which received scores of D and C+, respectively.
        • Tulsa did relatively poorly compared to similar cities nationwide, including Minneapolis (A), Colorado Springs (B+), Arlington, TX (B+) and New Orleans (B).
      • The top rated cities nationwide for renter satisfaction include Scottsdale, AZ, Irvine, CA, Boulder, CO and Ann Arbor, MI. The lowest rated cities include Tallahassee, FL, Stockton, CA, Dayton, OH, Detroit, MI and Newark, NJ.

      Renters say:

      • "I love the amount of activities that the city has to offer. This is a very kid friendly town with lots of activities for children." -Aliah C.
      • "I love that Tulsa is quiet and has low traffic, but I wish there were more concerts and bigger events." -Shiva D.
      • "People here are friendly and helpful. I also like that the weather isn’t as harsh as other areas." -Angelica P.

      For more information on the survey methodology and findings or to speak to one of our researchers, please contact our team at rentonomics@apartmentlist.com.

      View our national survey results here.
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      Renter Confidence Survey

      Apartment List has released Tulsa’s results from the third annual Apartment List Renter Satisfaction Survey. This survey, which drew on responses from over 45,000 renters nationwide, provides insight on what states and cities must do to meet the needs of the country’s 111 million renters.

      "Tulsa renters expressed general dissatisfaction with the city overall," according to Apartment List....

      View full Tulsa Renter Survey

      Here’s how Tulsa ranks on:

      D
      Overall satisfaction
      D
      Safety and crime rate
      A
      Jobs and career opportunities
      B-
      Recreational activities
      A
      Affordability
      C+
      Quality of schools
      B-
      Social Life
      B-
      Weather
      A-
      Commute time
      B-
      State and local taxes
      B-
      Public transit
      B+
      Pet-friendliness

      Overview of Findings

      Apartment List has released Tulsa’s results from the third annual Apartment List Renter Satisfaction Survey. This survey, which drew on responses from over 45,000 renters nationwide, provides insight on what states and cities must do to meet the needs of the country’s 111 million renters.

      "Tulsa renters expressed general dissatisfaction with the city overall," according to Apartment List. "Some categories received above average scores, but many received average grades."

      Key Findings in Tulsa include the following:

      • Tulsa renters gave their city a D overall.
      • The highest-rated categories for Tulsa were jobs and career opportunities (A), affordability (A) and commute time (A-).
      • The areas of concern to Tulsa renters are safety and low crime and the quality of local schools, which received scores of D and C+, respectively.
        • Tulsa did relatively poorly compared to similar cities nationwide, including Minneapolis (A), Colorado Springs (B+), Arlington, TX (B+) and New Orleans (B).
      • The top rated cities nationwide for renter satisfaction include Scottsdale, AZ, Irvine, CA, Boulder, CO and Ann Arbor, MI. The lowest rated cities include Tallahassee, FL, Stockton, CA, Dayton, OH, Detroit, MI and Newark, NJ.

      Renters say:

      • "I love the amount of activities that the city has to offer. This is a very kid friendly town with lots of activities for children." -Aliah C.
      • "I love that Tulsa is quiet and has low traffic, but I wish there were more concerts and bigger events." -Shiva D.
      • "People here are friendly and helpful. I also like that the weather isn’t as harsh as other areas." -Angelica P.

      For more information on the survey methodology and findings or to speak to one of our researchers, please contact our team at rentonomics@apartmentlist.com.

      View our national survey results here.