Tulsa reached the top of the world in recognition back in the 1920s and became the Oil Boom Capital of the country. While those days are long gone, you’ll will find that Tulsa has overcame that drop in the economy by diversification with many different industries.
And with that business growth, the Midtown that was once a historical area, now is where upscale homes are found. And while they are new and upscale, they blend well with the Art Deco style that was left behind when the oil boom crashed. You’ll find Craftsman bungalow and Greek Revival, as well as ranch style homes.
The Midtown area of Tulsa is where you’ll find higher level of education with Oral Roberts University and the University of Tulsa located here. You won’t have to leave Tulsa to find upscale shopping either, because you’ll find that the Brookside area, the Cherry Street, and the Utica Square shopping districts have anything you’d want.
Utica Square is the first suburban shopping center in Tulsa and being the oldest, it is also an upscale outdoor center. Here you will find mix of locally owned retailers such as Tulsa’s oldest department store, Miss Jackson’s, right there with national chains. There is also Highland Park Shopping Center, The Promenade Mall, Highland Park Shopping Center, Ranch Acres, the Southroads, and The Farm Shopping Center.
The Tulsa State Fairgrounds are here in the Midtown area and is now called Expo Square. Here you will find several Tulsa landmarks, and this is where the Art Deco Expo Square Pavilion is located. You can play the ponies too at the Fair Meadows horse racing track or enjoy the annual Tulsa State Fair here.