For two consecutive years, Oklahoma City has been recognized as one of the 100 Best Communities for Young People by America’s Promise. It also continues to be very attractive as one of the most affordable metropolitan cities to live in and maintains its status as the second-largest city in the continental U.S. based on geographical size.
Recently, Oklahoma City has also been recognized as:
- “Top 40 Real Estate Markets” by Expansion Management magazine
- “Best Places for Business and Career” by Forbes magazine
- “Hot Cities for Entrepreneurs” by Entrepreneur magazine
- The #6 best market in the U.S. for workers age 18 – 34 by Portfolio.com
Thanks to a citywide revitalization effort, downtown Oklahoma City now boasts the nation's premier minor league ballpark and a canal that flows beside choice restaurants, shops, a movie theater and quaint cafes in the historic Bricktown entertainment district. A fleet of water taxis also provides tours along the mile-long waterway.
In the downtown area, you'll also find the Myriad Botanical Gardens, the Oklahoma City National Memorial, the Oklahoma City Museum of Art and the revitalized Oklahoma River, which is quickly becoming one of the country's premiere aquatic venues. You can also catch a ride on the Oklahoma Spirit Trolley which runs through all of the popular downtown attractions in Bricktown and the surrounding area, such as the Cox Convention Center or the Ford Center, home to the NBA’s Oklahoma City Thunder and a number of concert and performance events throughout the year.
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