Oklahoma August 09, 2017
The Tiny Oklahoma Town That’s One Of The Happiest Places In America
There’s a lot to love about life in Oklahoma: big open skies, gorgeous natural attractions, and plenty of small town charm. In fact, one of our very own small towns is considered to be among the happiest places in the whole country. Here’s more on Stillwater and why you just might consider moving there:
The historic town of Stillwater is located in Northeastern Oklahoma at the intersection of Highway 51 and US-177.
In 1889, Stillwater was considered to be part of the original Oklahoma Land Run and would become the core of the Oklahoma Territory.
Known as America's Friendliest College Town, the proximity to Oklahoma State University definitely accounts for Stillwater's high livability.
Not only is the campus gorgeous, but the University itself offers plenty of activities for the community to enjoy throughout the year.
Downtown Stillwater offers a vibrant scene of local shops, live music venues, and plenty of spots for a delicious bite to eat.
The town enjoys low cost of living rates despite being just 60 miles north of downtown Oklahoma City.
With plenty of parks, lakes, and trails, residents can interact with the gorgeous surrounding landscape in countless ways.
Some of the lakes to explore include Boomer Lake, Lake Carl Blackwell, Lake McMurtry, Sanborn Lake, and Whittenberg Lake.
Other points of interest include history museums, art galleries, the Oklahoma Botanical Garden and Arboretum, and Pleasant Valley School (photographed below).
With so much gorgeous scenery, it's no wonder that residents of Stillwater consistently report experiencing low levels of stress.
Perhaps most importantly, it's the strong sense of community that generates a feeling of true happiness in the residents of Stillwater.
Frequent festivals, gatherings, and celebrations showcase the benefits of living in such a charming town.
Have you visited Stillwater or do you happen to call this joyful town home? If so, please share your experiences with us!