Oklahoma Attractions May 19, 2016
11 Slow-Paced Small Towns In Oklahoma Where Life Is Still Simple
The heart and soul of Oklahoma is made up of small towns. Sure, we love our big cities but there’s something special about small town Oklahoma. Whether it be their small town charm, southern hospitality or slower paced lifestyle, they are unique. We’ve already featured many great small communities across the state in this
article, but we couldn’t stop there. Let’s take a look at 11 more where life is still fun, yet simple:
Located in Noble County, Perry boasts a population of just over 5,000. It is the smallest town in Oklahoma with a daily newspaper. Life in Perry is laid-back and full of good country folks.
This small but progressive city is a unique place to work and live in southwest Oklahoma. This small-knit community of almost 5,000 is full of life and knows how to enjoy it at just the right pace.
This friendly little town is the full of spirit and enthusiasm. The old west feel of Pawnee exemplifies the laid-black atmosphere that the residents enjoy. The population of Pawnee is 2,179.
Chandler is a charming Route 66 community located between Oklahoma City and Tulsa in Lincoln County. It is conveniently located near these bigger cities, yet enjoys a slower pace of life being far enough away. With just over 3,000 residents, it's just the right size for small town life.
Founded in 1902, Prague is a pleasant community in southeastern Oklahoma. This small town is known as one of the cleanest and neatest cities in the state. So not only do you get to enjoy a slow pace, but you get to enjoy a clean town, as well! The population of Prague is 2, 414.
Don't let the laid-back feel of Tishomingo fool you, it's still a town full of spunk and personality. It might be slower paced, but sassy Main Street will keep you on your toes. The population of Tishomingo is 3,068.
Known as the "Wheatheart" of Oklahoma, Tonkawa is a relaxing town located in Kay County. What it lacks in big city amenities, it makes up for with small town charm. The population of Tonkawa is 3,153.
Wilburton is a friendly, small town with big city convenience. The residents love their quality of life in this slower paced environment and enjoy many community events together. The population of Wilburton is 2,756.
Medford is the type of town where people wave at each other, residents support the local community and neighbors help neighbors. At just over 1,000 residents, this small town is full of history and charm.
Located along the Arkansas River just north of Tulsa, Turley is the kind of community where residents stay around to enjoy the slower-paced lifestyle. It is conveniently located close to Tulsa, but without all the noise of the city. The population of Turley is 2,756.
As the first city in the state with electricity, Vinita continues making strides in advancements, while enjoying a slower lifestyle. Due to its beautiful setting in Green Country and close proximity to Grand Lake, residents of Vinita take the time to enjoy the serenity of nature and the outdoors. The population of Vinita is 5,594.
Do you live in one of these slow-paced towns? Do you enjoy the small town atmosphere?