Tulsa has long been one of the hidden gems of middle America, but its time out of the spotlight is about to end. Many home buyers are looking today for the next big city, now that so many urban areas have become overcrowded and expensive. This second-largest city in Oklahoma offers everything that bigger metro areas do, for a fraction of the cost! In fact, the area is currently a buyers’ market, with Tulsa homes for sale currently listed at an ultra-affordable median price of $156,500. Tulsa homes for sale can be found in popular neighborhoods like Riverview Historic District, which is appropriately known for its historic architecture. Brookside is a popular choice for the younger crowd, thanks to its hipster nightlife, and Cherry Street is a favorite for young families.

Music lovers will feel especially at home in Tulsa, as it’s widely considered one of the ten best music scenes in the country. There’s no shortage of authentic venues to visit, including legendary Cain’s Ballroom, which has hosted major acts of all types since opening in the 1920s. Brady Theater is another gem, beloved by big names who prefer a quirky, intimate setting. In fact, it used to be a vaudeville house!

Tulsa’s status as part of the Old West makes it an ideal spot for the acclaimed Gilcrease Museum, which is packed with art and other items that celebrate the American West, as well as Native American history. But it’s far more than a stuffy old museum. In fact, the site features 11 themed outdoor gardens for visitors to traverse at their leisure.

The city is also a haven for outdoorsmen and women, with the Arkansas River-adjacent Tulsa River Parks drawing fishing and cycling enthusiasts thanks to its 26 miles of asphalt trails. The site also includes just about every other outdoor activity imaginable, like horseback riding, splash pads, playgrounds and even a skate park! Additional leisure-time must-sees include the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino and shopping and dining at any of the area’s ultra-popular spots, like Utica Square, The Boxyard or Brookside District.