These Are The 10 Best Suburbs In Oklahoma For 2018

We used science and data to determine the best suburbs in Oklahoma for you to live.

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Are you sick of being a city slicker?

Do you long for life in suburban Oklahoma? Where you can drive your overly-large vehicle to the store for groceries, and schlep the kids around to practices and appointments without worrying about a parking space?

We do too.

Public transportation is…icky at times. When you have to call an Uber to get to urgent care on a Friday night, that gets old after a while.

So, the question is, if you wanted to move out to the suburbs of Oklahoma City, where would you go? And how would you decide on the ranking factors to help you pick which Oklahoma suburb was best?

No worries. We got it all figured out here.

These are the 10 best suburbs in the Sooner State:

  1. Jenks (Photos)
  2. Bixby (Photos)
  3. Owasso (Photos)
  4. Verdigris (Photos)
  5. Broken Arrow (Photos)
  6. Collinsville (Photos)
  7. Kiefer (Photos)
  8. Sand Springs (Photos)
  9. Glenpool (Photos)
  10. Mannford (Photos)

Jenks is the place to be when it comes to being a soccer mom in suburban Oklahoma.

So if you’re thinking of packing up your mini van and making a move to a quiet place to live in Oklahoma, we’ve got you covered.

Keep on reading for a detailed methodology. Or, check out the best places to live in Oklahoma and the best places to raise a family in Oklahoma.

How do you determine which suburb is the best in Oklahoma anyways?

To give you the best suburbs in Oklahoma, we have to look at a handful of metrics. Of course, we want to measure the type of people who live in each city, and make some assumptions about what’s a “best city” and what isn’t.

So we researched the internet for a database that contains all that information.

How we crunched the suburb numbers for the Sooner State

We threw a lot of criteria at this one in order to get the best, most complete results possible. Using U.S. Census data produced for the state of Oklahoma, we looked at every town between 1,000 and 200,000 residents, and within 30 miles of a city that’s over 200,000 people (In other words, suburbs).

We paid particular attention to:

  • Median Home Values
  • Median Income
  • Population Density (Higher is Better)
  • Unemployment Rates
  • Commute Time
  • Education Levels
  • Health Insurance Coverage
  • Poverty Rates

We ranked each suburb in Oklahoma across a number of criteria from one to 22, with one being the best.

We then took the average rank across all criteria, with the town posting the lowest overall score being crowned the winner of the title “Best Suburb To Live In Oklahoma”.

The result is some of the safest, quiet, and awesome places to live in Oklahoma

Read on to see why Jenks is the ‘burb with the most, while Sperry is probably not the best place to live in Oklahoma.

1. Jenks

Jenks, Ok

Population: 19,852
Median Income: $88,521
Median Home Price: $195,200
Jenks is located 9 miles south of Tulsa.

2. Bixby

Bixby, Ok

Population: 23,956
Median Income: $76,515
Median Home Price: $195,800
Bixby is located 12 miles south of Tulsa.

3. Owasso

Owasso, Ok

Population: 33,598
Median Income: $67,340
Median Home Price: $157,800
Owasso is located 11 miles north of Tulsa.

4. Verdigris

Verdigris, Ok

Population: 4,217
Median Income: $56,366
Median Home Price: $150,000
Verdigris is located 16 miles east of Tulsa.

5. Broken Arrow

Broken Arrow, Ok

Population: 104,869
Median Income: $68,596
Median Home Price: $157,700
Broken Arrow is located 9 miles east of Tulsa.

6. Collinsville

Collinsville, Ok

Population: 6,293
Median Income: $60,854
Median Home Price: $124,900
Collinsville is located 16 miles north of Tulsa.

7. Kiefer

Kiefer, Ok

Population: 2,125
Median Income: $53,500
Median Home Price: $134,500
Kiefer is located 15 miles south of Tulsa.

8. Sand Springs

Sand Springs, Ok

Population: 19,509
Median Income: $53,079
Median Home Price: $118,300
Sand Springs is located 12 miles west of Tulsa.

9. Glenpool

Glenpool, Ok

Population: 12,351
Median Income: $63,145
Median Home Price: $130,900
Glenpool is located 13 miles south of Tulsa.

10. Mannford

Mannford, Ok

Population: 3,124
Median Income: $49,336
Median Home Price: $113,700
Mannford is located 23 miles west of Tulsa.

There You Have It – The Best Suburbs In Oklahoma

Here’s a look at the worst suburbs in Oklahoma according to the data:

  1. Sperry
  2. Haskell
  3. Beggs

For more Oklahoma reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Best Suburbs In Oklahoma

City Rank Population Median Income Median Home Price
Jenks 1 19,852 $88,521 $195,200
Bixby 2 23,956 $76,515 $195,800
Owasso 3 33,598 $67,340 $157,800
Verdigris 4 4,217 $56,366 $150,000
Broken Arrow 5 104,869 $68,596 $157,700
Collinsville 6 6,293 $60,854 $124,900
Kiefer 7 2,125 $53,500 $134,500
Sand Springs 8 19,509 $53,079 $118,300
Glenpool 9 12,351 $63,145 $130,900
Mannford 10 3,124 $49,336 $113,700
Oologah 11 1,238 $53,750 $126,500
Claremore 12 18,999 $40,206 $119,000
Kellyville 13 1,345 $38,750 $80,900
Skiatook 14 7,958 $45,133 $117,800
Coweta 15 9,572 $51,530 $124,900
Sapulpa 16 20,546 $43,961 $106,900
Catoosa 17 7,487 $52,295 $111,400
Mounds 18 1,181 $32,727 $66,200
Inola 19 1,952 $45,767 $98,700
Beggs 20 1,321 $36,696 $61,600
Haskell 21 1,863 $32,566 $74,000
Sperry 22 1,144 $39,405 $68,600

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.

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