Cost of Living,
Bristow's Real Estate Market
Tulsa Metro Area
Profile: Mid-sized city Location: Northeastern Oklahoma along the Arkansas River Elevation: 676 Time zone: Central Standard Time
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Tulsa, located along the Arkansas River in the northeast part of the state, is a commercial, industrial, and cultural center for a large agricultural and oil-producing region. Many say it is “where the South meets the West”, mixing characteristics of a traditional, genteel and historic Southern city with the ruggedness, ambitions and appearances of the West.
Not surprisingly, energy is the biggest industry. Several oil and gas companies make Tulsa their home, and some 1,000 more companies have energy-related operations here. This industry is on an uptrend and more recently the economic base has broadened into high-tech, telecommunications, banking, and financial services. The downtown area is prosperous and modern with parks, gardens, and attractive older areas, such as the oil-boom era Art Deco district. Although not the largest city in the state, Tulsa has a full set of performing arts and museums. Excellent suburbs lie east, northeast and south, and Tulsa is coming into its own as a good family city. The low Cost of Living Index makes Tulsa a good value for what is available.
The city of Tulsa lies along the Arkansas River surrounded by gently rolling grassland and hardwood trees, mostly oaks. Tulsa is far enough north to escape long periods of heat in summer and far enough south to miss extreme winter cold. The influence of warm moist air from the Gulf of Mexico often brings high humidity but the climate is essentially continental.
Summers are hot with frequent 100 degree days, but low humidity and southerly breezes can moderate temperatures. Winters are generally mild with temperatures occasionally falling below zero but only for a short time. Falls are long with pleasant, sunny days and cool nights. Precipitation occurs evenly throughout the year, with spring being the wettest. Thunderstorms are common and occasionally severe. Snow is light and remains only for brief periods. First freeze is early November, last is late March.
Interesting Facts about Bristow, Oklahoma
As of 2014, Bristow's population is 4,220 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of -1.45 percent.--------------------
The median home cost in Bristow is $61,100. Home appreciation the last year has been -0.40 percent.--------------------
Compared to the rest of the country, Bristow's cost of living is 22.20% Lower than the U.S. average.--------------------
Bristow public schools spend $7,916 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,435. There are about 15.5 students per teacher in Bristow.--------------------
The unemployment rate in Bristow is 4.30 percent(U.S. avg. is 6.30%). Recent job growth is Negative. Bristow jobs have Decreased by 0.24 percent.
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Average Commute time is 23 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.--------------------
Bristow's Real Estate Market (click to see properties)
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• Homes from $750,001 to $1,000,000
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