The 10 Best Places To Buy A House In Oklahoma For 2021


Using science and data, we can tell you which places in Oklahoma have seen home prices rising and people flocking over the past year.

Editor’s note: This is not investment advice and we are not financial advisers. Article updated for 2021.

There's a the age old question everyone thinks about when they decide to move to a city in Oklahoma:

Should I buy a place or rent? Well, we aren't here today to solve that problem for you exactly. We are just assuming you'll do the right thing and a buy a place. And while we are happy to tell you the best place to live in Oklahoma, this analysis is going to tackle the question of the best place to buy a house as an investor. That is we are going to try and determine the up and coming cities in the Sooner State.

To do that we are going to look at places in Oklahoma that are growing faster than average, but where home prices are below average. In every day terms, the "deals". The best deal in Oklahoma at the moment? That would be Sulphur according to our analysis.

Here's a look at the top ten places to buy a home in Oklahoma for 2021.

The 10 Best Places To Buy A Home In Oklahoma For 2021

  1. Sulphur
  2. Lone Grove
  3. Alva
  4. Hugo
  5. Vinita
  6. Holdenville
  7. Henryetta
  8. Pauls Valley
  9. Harrah
  10. Purcell

What's the best place to buy a home in Oklahoma for 2021? According to our analysis, would the the ideal place to buy a home looking into the future.

The methodology that wen't into this can be a bit complicated, so we'll break it down for you in as much detail as we can below. If you're not worried about finding a deal on good places to live, check out the most expensive places to live in Oklahoma and, for those of you on a budget, the cheapest places to live in Oklahoma.

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The 10 Best Cities To Buy A House In Oklahoma For 2021

Sulphur, OK

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 5,023
Median Home Price: $114,500
Population Change: -0.0%
Home Price Change: 7.3%
More on Sulphur: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 5,063
Median Home Price: $122,400
Population Change: 0.2%
Home Price Change: -5.8%
More on Lone Grove: Homes For Sale | Data

Alva, OK

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 5,109
Median Home Price: $94,900
Population Change: -0.9%
Home Price Change: 1.7%
More on Alva: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Hugo, OK

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 5,142
Median Home Price: $67,400
Population Change: -0.8%
Home Price Change: 4.7%
More on Hugo: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Vinita, OK

Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Population: 5,423
Median Home Price: $79,300
Population Change: -1.0%
Home Price Change: 1.1%
More on Vinita: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Holdenville, OK

Overall SnackAbility

3
/10

Population: 5,559
Median Home Price: $55,100
Population Change: -0.9%
Home Price Change: 0.2%
More on Holdenville: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Henryetta, OK

Overall SnackAbility

3
/10

Population: 5,633
Median Home Price: $64,000
Population Change: -0.7%
Home Price Change: 8.1%
More on Henryetta: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Pauls Valley, OK

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

3
/10

Population: 6,139
Median Home Price: $88,000
Population Change: -0.1%
Home Price Change: 4.1%
More on Pauls Valley: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Harrah, OK

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 6,189
Median Home Price: $152,100
Population Change: 1.7%
Home Price Change: 1.5%
More on Harrah: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Purcell, OK

Overall SnackAbility

3
/10

Population: 6,401
Median Home Price: $149,700
Population Change: 0.3%
Home Price Change: 6.2%
More on Purcell: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

How do you determine the best places to buy a home in Oklahoma for 2021?

We were in real estate for almost five years and have been working on this site for another three. Suffice is to say, we've put a lot of thought into what goes into finding a good place to buy a home.

So all that thinking has come to this moment where we get to spell out how we'd approach finding an up-and-coming place to live in Oklahoma. Put differently, the analysis will try to find places in Oklahoma with undervalued homes relative to pent up demand.

To do that we looked at the most recent American Community Survey Census data for 2015-2019 and compared it to the previous vintage (2012-2016). Specifically, we used the following criteria:

  • Y-o-Y Change In Population (People want to live here)
  • Y-o-Y Change In Median Home Prices (People are willing to pay for it)
  • Home Prices Relative To The State Average (It's still kinda cheap)

We want places that are growing, have seen home prices increase in recent years, and are still "cheap" for Oklahoma with the following caveats:

So of the 0 cities and towns in Oklahoma, only 74 places made it through our initial filters to even be considered.

We then ranked each place from 1 to 74 for the criteria mentioned above with 1 being the best for that criteria. We averaged the rankings to create a "best place to buy" index with the place having the lowest index being the best. You can download the data here.

Turns out that Sulphur is the best potential gem in the not-so-rough in the Sooner State.

Read on for more on these places.

There You Have It - The Best Places To Purchase A House In Oklahoma for 2021

There's our analysis of the best places to buy a house in Oklahoma. And, to be clear, we aren't necessarily saying these places are the best places to live, just that it looks like they might be in a couple of years based on the data.

In fact, every place in the following table meets our criteria, so even though it may not look super long, remember we started off with all 0 places in the state.

So if we'd could rent or buy in these cities, we'd definitely buy.

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Detailed List Of The Best Places To Buy A Home In Oklahoma

City Rank Median Home Price Population Change Home Price Increase
Sulphur 1 $114,500 -0.0% 7.3%
Lone Grove 2 $122,400 0.2% -5.8%
Alva 3 $94,900 -0.9% 1.7%
Hugo 4 $67,400 -0.8% 4.7%
Vinita 5 $79,300 -1.0% 1.1%
Holdenville 6 $55,100 -0.9% 0.2%
Henryetta 7 $64,000 -0.7% 8.1%
Pauls Valley 8 $88,000 -0.1% 4.1%
Harrah 9 $152,100 1.7% 1.5%
Purcell 10 $149,700 0.3% 6.2%
Anadarko 11 $72,500 -0.6% 13.8%
Tecumseh 12 $90,500 0.3% -1.2%
Blackwell 13 $63,800 -1.3% 9.1%
Noble 14 $121,200 1.8% 5.2%
Collinsville 15 $146,600 2.4% 9.2%
Idabel 16 $75,700 -0.0% 5.4%
Grove 17 $165,600 1.4% -0.4%
Seminole 18 $61,900 -1.5% -3.1%
Tuttle 19 $197,600 4.5% -0.8%
Catoosa 20 $113,000 0.9% 4.9%
Cushing 21 $85,600 -0.5% 7.5%
Piedmont 22 $222,300 4.4% -1.6%
Blanchard 23 $191,700 -2.2% 2.7%
Sallisaw 24 $104,600 0.3% 5.9%
Poteau 25 $108,500 0.6% 13.3%
Wagoner 26 $107,200 1.3% 7.6%
Clinton 27 $105,300 -0.9% -4.4%
Pryor Creek 28 $102,900 -0.1% -1.3%
The Village 29 $136,500 0.7% 5.2%
Coweta 30 $137,600 1.1% 2.2%
Newcastle 31 $197,900 3.2% 3.5%
Warr Acres 32 $117,700 -1.7% 6.1%
Guthrie 33 $125,400 1.9% 6.8%
Guymon 34 $124,900 -1.6% 12.1%
Elk City 35 $155,600 -1.8% 3.3%
Okmulgee 36 $70,400 -1.5% 6.8%
Weatherford 37 $169,600 -0.2% 4.7%
Woodward 38 $117,800 -1.2% 2.7%
Choctaw 39 $178,600 0.9% 2.4%
Miami 40 $80,200 -0.3% 0.9%
Glenpool 41 $139,000 2.7% 2.6%
Chickasha 42 $85,900 0.2% 0.6%
Tahlequah 43 $124,600 0.5% 6.0%
Ada 44 $106,900 -0.1% 0.4%
Durant 45 $123,300 1.9% 8.2%
Mcalester 46 $101,600 -0.3% -0.6%
Altus 47 $107,200 -1.5% 8.1%
Claremore 48 $124,200 -0.1% 2.9%
El Reno 49 $109,700 2.0% 1.1%
Bethany 50 $119,900 -0.5% 2.0%
Sand Springs 51 $127,800 -0.4% 4.2%
Sapulpa 52 $118,700 1.8% 6.0%
Mustang 53 $160,200 3.5% 4.0%
Del City 54 $84,200 -0.2% 1.0%
Jenks 55 $214,300 3.2% 4.5%
Duncan 56 $108,900 -0.9% 6.1%
Ponca City 57 $96,600 -1.2% 3.1%
Ardmore 58 $107,400 -0.3% 0.3%
Bixby 59 $223,900 2.8% 4.7%
Yukon 60 $143,100 2.4% 4.8%
Shawnee 61 $109,600 0.3% 4.3%
Owasso 62 $172,700 1.5% 1.8%
Bartlesville 63 $123,200 -0.1% 3.5%
Muskogee 64 $92,300 -0.7% 1.2%
Stillwater 65 $184,900 0.9% 7.7%
Enid 66 $108,300 -0.4% 3.7%
Midwest City 67 $113,400 -0.0% 4.2%
Moore 68 $139,300 0.2% 2.9%
Edmond 69 $240,600 1.0% 4.1%
Lawton 70 $112,800 -0.7% -1.0%
Broken Arrow 71 $166,900 0.9% 1.8%
Norman 72 $183,200 1.4% 4.9%
Tulsa 73 $139,900 0.0% 4.5%
Oklahoma City 74 $158,500 1.0% 3.1%

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About Chris Kolmar

Chris Kolmar has been in the real estate business for almost ten years now. He originally worked for Movoto Real Estate as the director of marketing before founding HomeSnacks.

He believes the key to finding the right place to live comes down to looking at the data, reading about things to do, and, most importantly, checking it out yourself before you move.

If you've been looking for a place to live in the past several years, you've probably stumbled upon his writing already.

You can find out more about him on LinkedIn or his website.

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