Looking to put down roots and stay awhile? You’ll be glad you did. Not too big, but certainly not too small, OKC offers all the benefits of big-city living without the big-city hassles. Create the life you want in this city that redefines possibility. From first-rate cultural and entertainment amenities, to high-caliber careers, to the ability to stretch your dollar further, find out why Oklahoma City is a city you want to live in. Promise.
With two incredible museums, the state’s premier horse racing facility, a nationally renowned zoo and popular restaurants, Oklahoma City’s Adventure District packs a variety of entertainment opportunities for those of all ages into a two-mile area. Attractions include: National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, ASA National Softball Hall of Fame Stadium & Museum, Oklahoma City Zoo & Botanical Gardens and Remington Park Racing & Casino. Dining opportunities include a variety of restaurants located inside the attractions.
I-35 & I-44 • 405.290.7529 • www.okcadventure.com
Oklahoma City’s Asian District is the center of Asian culture and international cuisine and commerce for the state of Oklahoma. Anchored by the Gold Dome and Classen buildings at the intersection of N.W. 23rd St. and Classen Blvd., and bordered by Oklahoma City University to the west and the Paseo Arts district to the east, the Chinatown-like district runs north along Classen Blvd. in central Oklahoma City from roughly N.W. 22nd St. up to N.W. 30th St. The famous landmark “Milk Bottle Building” (built in 1910) is situated on Classen Blvd. and unofficially marks the entrance to the district. Scores of restaurants, travel outlets, supermarkets and Asian-oriented service outlets appeal to Oklahoma City’s large Asian populace and tourists alike.
N.W. 23rd St. & Classen Blvd.
Once home to more than 50 car dealerships and their related services, the Automobile Alley district in downtown Oklahoma City is thriving. New businesses, residences, restaurants and galleries are relocating to the area, drawn by the creative reuse of existing buildings, contributing to the development of an urban, mixed-use community. Located in Automobile Alley are local favorites such as Iguana Mexican Grill, Sara Sara Cupcakes, Pachinko Parlor, Red Prime Steak and Coffee Slingers. Retail is popping up along the storefronts with Rawhide and Schlegel Bicycles all calling North Broadway home. Being a main drag of downtown Oklahoma City, Automobile Alley sees its fair share of community events come through the area. Runners participating in the annual OKC Memorial Marathon endure the final stretch and cross the finish line in the heart of the district, while ghouls and goblins take over the streets each October for the annual Ghouls Gone Wild parade.
N. Broadway Avenue from N.W. 4th St. to N.W. 10th St • www.automobilealley.org
BRICKTOWN ENTERTAINMENT DISTRICT
Once a busy warehouse area, Bricktown is Oklahoma City’s hottest entertainment and dining district. With dozens of restaurants, shopping, the Bricktown Ballpark, Harkins Theatre and a generous helping of turn-of-the-century charm, Bricktown offers visitors a variety of activities in downtown Oklahoma City. Located just one block from the Oklahoma City Arena, Bricktown is the place to be before and after Oklahoma City Thunder games! Enjoy a stroll along the mile-long Bricktown Canal, take a cruise on a Bricktown Water Taxi or enjoy some tunes at the American Banjo Museum. There’s so much to do and see in Bricktown, don’t miss it!
Sheridan Ave. & Mickey Mantle • www.welcometobricktown.com www.twitter.com/Bricktown411 www.facebook.com/BricktownOKC
As part of the commercial development by the Chesapeake Land Development Company, the Classen Curve district in northwest Oklahoma City is quickly becoming the place to dine, shop and play. Featuring unique restaurants such as RePUBlic Gastropub, Upper Crust Pizza, 105 Degrees and Café 501 and boutique retailers Red Coyote, Balliet’s, On A Whim, Uptown Kids and more, visitors can find plenty of local flavor in an upscale, contemporary setting. Coming later this year, Whole Foods Market, the world’s leading natural and organic food supermarket, will anchor the Triangle at Classen Curve – and will be joined by Anthropologie in early 2012.
N. Classen Blvd. at N.W. Grand Blvd. • www.classencurve.com
Once known as “Deep Second,” the Deep Deuce district of Oklahoma City is small but carries tremendous historical significance as a metro center for jazz music and African- American culture. In the 1940s, it was one of the largest African-American neighborhoods in Oklahoma City and home to legendary jazz musicians such as Charlie Christian and Jimmy Rushing. Today, Deep Deuce is home to local favorites such as Deep Deuce Grill, Sage Gourmet Café & Lounge and The Wedge Pizzeria. The Deep Deuce Music Festival kicked off in 2010 featuring 14 bands and food from the neighborhood restaurants, bringing local sound and flavor to festival goers. Also located in the district, [ArtSpace] at Untitled offers opportunities for the community to engage with contemporary artists. Located just 2 blocks north of the Bricktown Entertainment District, Deep Deuce has found its niche in the Oklahoma City community.
N.E. 1st St. & Central Ave. • www.deepdeuceokc.org
Midtown is a vital element in the fabric of downtown Oklahoma City. Midtown contains a vibrant mixture of commerce and residential living with eclectic restaurants such as McNellie’s Public House, Café do Brasil, 1492 New World Latin Cuisine, hometown favorite, Irma’s Burger Shack, Stella Modern Italian Cuisine and Louie’s. It is home to such historic landmarks as The Sieber, Kaiser’s American Bistro and the triangular shaped Plaza Court Building. Its biggest resident is St. Anthony Hospital, the city’s largest hospital, which hosts a weekly farmers’ market. Once considered the ideal mix of commerce and residential, Midtown is quickly re-emerging as the place in Oklahoma City to live, work, shop and play.
N.W. 10th & Walker • 405.602.6476
PASEO ARTS DISTRICT
The Paseo Arts District is Oklahoma City’s artist community, boasting 20 galleries and studios with more 75 artists, all within walking distance. This historic Spanish-style village also features restaurants, a coffee house, clothing boutique, unique gift shops and yoga studio. The Paseo Arts Association hosts the Paseo Arts Festival held annually during Memorial Day Weekend. Enjoy the First Friday Gallery Walk on the first Friday of every month from 6-10 p.m. First Friday nights showcase the new work of studio owners or the work of guest artists, along with wine tasting and live music.
Located between N.W. 28th & Walker to N.W. 30th & Dewey • 405.525.2688 • www.thepaseo.com • Most galleries are open Wednesday through Saturday from Noon to 5 pm with some galleries open every day, along with the restaurants and shops
The Plaza District is one of Oklahoma City’s revitalized commercial districts, home to businesses that boast the creative, local flavor of Oklahoma City. Visit retail shops, studios and galleries owned by young, creative entrepreneurs and attend performances at the renovated Plaza Theatre for Lyric at the Plaza. Every second Friday of the month from 7-11 p.m., enjoy LIVE on the Plaza, a monthly art walk featuring live music, featured artists, film screenings and local shopping.
N.W. 16th St. between Classen & Penn Ave. 405.308.5991 • www.plazadistrict.org • Most businesses open Tuesday through Saturday from 11 am to 7 pm
Visit this historic commercial district located just minutes from downtown. See real cowboys at work every week during the world’s largest live cattle auction. Shop Oklahoma’s most complete variety of authentic western shops, enjoy the West’s best steak at Cattlemen’s Steakhouse and observe craftsmen producing homemade items from boots, spurs, hats and clothing to saddles, tack, jewelry and western art. Check out the Rodeo Opry’s live western music show at 7 p.m. every Saturday night. Livestock auctions begin at 8 a.m. every Monday and Tuesday.
Agnew Exit, South of I-40 to Exchange Ave. 405.235.7267 • www.stockyardscity.org • www.twitter.com/stockyardscity
Surrounded by beautiful older neighborhoods that offer an abundance of charm and heritage, Western Avenue’s roots go back to the days of historic Route 66. You will find the Western Avenue district is like no other shopping and dining area in Oklahoma City with mostly all locally owned and operated restaurants and shops. Enjoy an eclectic mix of local restaurants and clubs, retail shops and fine arts and antique galleries that Oklahoma City has to offer . . . on Western Avenue.
Between N.W. 36th St. & Wilshire Blvd. on Western Ave. • www.visitwesternavenue.com