Did you know that a little over a century ago, Oklahoma City was nothing but a wide path of grass and timber? Today, the city has grown to cover over 600 square miles and is filled with approximately one third of the state's population. As many old time residents will tell you, living in Oklahoma City offers the chance to explore the great outdoors, enjoy the finer things in life, and of course take in a bit of history any day of the week.
Interesting Facts About Oklahoma City
Tax day shouldn't fill you with dread. Instead, you should get out and explore Oklahoma City. But first, a few fun facts to help you plan your adventure-filled day.
- The city averages over 300 days of sunshine each year, which makes exploring the great outdoors a breeze.
- Watch out for those parking meters. The first parking meter was installed back on July 16, 1935.
- Oklahoma City is known for great shopping. Perhaps this is why the first shopping cart was invented here in 1937.
- Los Angeles and New York are both equal distance from Oklahoma City.
Living In Oklahoma City ... Your Gateway To A Fun Tax Day
Amazing museums, funky festival, shopping, and of course outdoor recreation can all be found in Oklahoma City. Avoid the dread of tax day and instead try one of these fun activities.
- Enjoy A Little Retail Therapy. -- Quirky boutiques, outlet shopping, and the classic big name stores can all be found in OKC. The easiest way to enjoy a little retail therapy in this great city is to visit each shopping district. Western Avenue is filled with one-of-a-kind shops. Automobile Alley offers the chance for you to buy a new car with your tax refund. Both Midtown and Bricktown offer a wide selection of shops. A trip to Stockyards City will give you the chance to buy a new pair of cowboy boots.
- Tour The Museums. -- OKC is filled with amazing museums. One must see location is the Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum, which features hands-on exhibits and numerous displays of ancient artifacts. The Oklahoma City Museum of Art is a great place to relax and marvel in front of the Dale Chihuly glass sculptures.
- Take In The View And Have A Little Fun Doing It At The Sky Trail. -- The recently constructed Sandridge Sky Trail is located in the Boathouse District. It features six levels of physical challenges and climbs over 80 feet into the air. You can finish the course by speeding down the 72 foot sky slide, or free falling in the Rumble Drop. You can even brave the zip-line and an unforgettable view of the Oklahoma River by taking the 700 foot long Sandridge Sky Zip.
- Relax On The Oklahoma City River. -- The OKC Boathouse District sits along the beautiful Oklahoma River. It is your gateway to a relaxing tax day spent lazily drifting along in a kayak or a canoe. When you are done enjoying the river, you can walk over to some of the greatest restaurants in town. If you prefer to spend the entire day on the river, then be sure to pack a floatable cooler to truly enjoy a day spent relaxing and basking in the sunshine.
Enjoy All This Great City Has To Offer When You Live In Apartments In Oklahoma City
Whether it is tax day or the Fourth of July, living in Oklahoma City offers you the chance to enjoy life to the fullest. When the time is right, be sure to check out Springs at Memorial and Springs at May Lakes for your access to spacious floor plans and pet friendly complexes that will make both you and your pup smile, even on tax day.