Tulsa OK Senior Living
Tulsa, ranked in 2012 as one of BusinessWeek's top 50 best cities in America, has a rich history past and present. As the self-proclaimed “Birthplace of Route 66,” there is plenty to explore in this area. Tulsa has also been called the “Oil Capital of the World” and continues to be a major hub for the oil industry.
Music is a huge part of the culture in Tulsa. You’ll definitely want to visit Cain’s Ballroom. In the 1930’s, Bob Wills and the Texas Playboys played at this popular venue, and it is said that western swing music was created here. Drawing famous musical acts then and now, it’s a wonderful place to enjoy music and dance and learn about the history of swing. Another must-see in music history is the Woody Guthrie Center in the Brady Arts District. This new museum contains sheet music, stories and books celebrating one of Oklahoma’s iconic natives. Other celebrities born in Tulsa include Garth Brooks, Paul Harvey, Gene Autry, Patti Page and Jennifer Jones.
If you are interested in architecture, Tulsa has some very interesting examples. Art Deco buildings appear throughout the city including the Philtower and the Mid-Continent Tower. In 2001, the city hosted the International Art Deco Congress promoting that era of architecture worldwide. Another interesting example is Oral Roberts University with the futuristic towers and praying hands sculpture that surround the school.
Tulsa was also ranked as one of the most walkable cities, so put on your comfy shoes and go explore this interesting city.
While you’re out and about, visit one of our Holiday Retirement communities to enjoy a meal and find out what draws our residents to Tulsa.
Senior Living Communities in Tulsa, OK