10 Things you should know About Tulsa

Tulsa, Oklahoma was voted by Forbes as one of “America’s Most Affordable Cities” in 2014. It is here that you’ll feel both a cosmopolitan lifestyle and that Southern hospitality. Here are ten things you should know about Tulsa, whether you’re moving here, vacationing here or just simply passing through:

1. Tulsa is known for natural gas and oil production first, but there is also aerospace, healthcare, transportation, telecommunications, and a host of other industries located in Tulsa.

2. The weather is never stable. Many places around the country say “Don’t like the weather? Just wait a minute.”, But there is nowhere like Tulsa that is true to the bone. You’ll start your day in a coat and change into shorts when you get home – all year round.

3. Cell phones and driving are a no-no, and so are U-turns. Those one-way streets are just that, so watch out for them.

4. Oral Roberts University is located in Tulsa, and it is here that you’ll find the world’s largest praying hands.

5. The BOK Center is where you’ll see live acts of all kinds, from Miranda Lambert to Mötley Crüe. At Cain’s Ballroom, the historic “Home of Bob Wills”, you can get you dance on the maple, spring-loaded dance floor.

6. The streets running east-west are numbered and the ones running north-south streets are alphabetical. Looking for an address? The odd-numbered addresses are on the north side, or the east side and the even-numbered streets are on the south side or the west side.

7. Commute time is a breeze with most Tulsa's getting to work in less than thirty minutes.

8. Bob Wills is king of music and college football is king of fun. The game of pigskin is taken seriously in these parts. Choose OSU or the University of Oklahoma, either way.

9. Learn more than just English here. Broken Arrow, Catoosa, Sapulpa and Owasso are heavily populated with Native Americans and many of them speak their native tongue.

10. Feeling lucky? There are three casinos in Tulsa; each one is Native American-owned.