about tulsa

Tulsa, Oklahoma is considered to be one of the best cities to live, work and play in the United States! According to the Tulsa Metro Chamber, Tulsa has such a unique charm. It’s big enough to offer excellent restaurants, high-end stores, an array of nightlife activities, and quaint, one-of-a kind locations, but it’s also small enough to make everyday life convenient. Tulsa has the second shortest commute time in the nation, giving you more time to do the things you really want to be doing. Plus, the people here are amazing. They are friendly and passionate about Tulsa and our community.

Earn more and live better. Salary.com ranks Tulsa as the fifth most affordable city in the country when examining salaries and cost of living. Tulsa boasts a cost of living at 8.6 percent below the national average while the county per capita income is 16 percent above the national average.

Work to live… not live to work. Selected as one of America’s Most Livable Communities by Forbes Magazine, Tulsa offers an abundance of things to do, including hanging out in Brookside, a hip area lined with restaurants, bars and boutiques; checking out downtown’s surge of new hangouts; catching a concert at the new BOK Center; riding a bike along one of Tulsa’s beautiful parks; or taking advantage of the great shopping at places like Utica Square. Plus, Tulsa offers urban-style lofts and great homes in Brookside and midtown at an affordable rate.

Work hard then play hard.
Catch a game from one of our many sports teams or experience the arts - whether visiting a renowned museum or watching a Broadway traveling performance. Tulsa also features celebrated art deco architecture, creating a terrific downtown skyline. Tulsans can rock to the local music scene, catch a bite at one of many fabulous restaurants or hit the clubs. Tulsa is a great choice for any lifestyle.

Most Tulsa Ballet performances are held at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center.  Designed by World Trade Center architect Minoru Yamasaki, the Tulsa PAC embodies Tulsa's longtime love for the arts. More than 300,000 people pour through its doors annually to attend events in the facility's four theaters and enjoy the venue's extensive international collection of art. Occupying half of a city block in Tulsa's historic downtown, the PAC is home to 13 resident performing arts organizations, a touring Broadway series and headliner talent from around the globe.

The Tulsa Ballet Studios are located in Tulsa's hip and trendy Brookside District where some of the city's best shopping, dining, bars and nightlife can be found.  Tulsa Ballet's resident theater, Studio K, is quickly becoming one of Tulsa's most unique performing arts venues.  

How does Tulsa size up to other cities?

• No. 1 place to live in the U.S. (Relocate America 2009)
• No. 1 metro for cost of living (Business Facilities 2009)
• No. 2 mid-sized city for jobs and No. 10 among all cities (Forbes2009)
• No. 2 “pay-raise” city in the U.S. (Forbes 2009)
• No. 2 metro for quality of life (Business Facilities 2009)
• No. 8 small city of the future (fDi magazine 2009)
• One of America’s top hot real estate markets (CNNMoney 2009)
• Cost of living 11 percent below national average
• Per capita income 20.7 percent above national average
• Second shortest commute time in the nation"

Book a hotel room: Tulsa Ballet recommends: Courtyard by Marriott Downtown Tulsa or Hyatt Regency Downtown Tulsa