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Northwest Oklahoma City

Northwest Oklahoma city is a residential area that borders Lake Hefner, a major reservoir for the Oklahoma City Metro. Lake Hefner is a popular spot for fishing, boating (including sail boats), walking, bike rides and dining on the lake. This area is also home to Chisholm Creek a premier entertainment district with dining, shopping, entertainment, and office space. This area of the metro is a mix of established neighborhoods, revitalization and new development. 

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NW Oklahoma City

Northwest Oklahoma city is a residential area that borders Lake Hefner, a major reservoir for the Oklahoma City Metro. 

Why You'll LOVE it:

Why You'll HATE it:

Cost of Living

While some areas of the metro can be pricey NW OKC has a lower cost of living

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Revitalization

New mix use spaces are being built to work, live, and play (Shopping and Dining)

Education

Quality of public education can vary throughout the city

Convenience

There are many major freeways to get you where you need to go

Limited Public Transportation

Oklahoma City spans a lot of land. Public Transportation is limited, so having a car is often necessary

Enjoy The Outdoors

There are plenty outdoor activities to partake in enjoy a day on the water, hiking, or a day on the golf course

Weather

Summers are hot and muggy, winters are cold and windy

Growth

Continued growth attracts new business and industries which provides more job opportunities

Limited Nightlife

This area is mostly residential, you wont experience a vibrant nightlife like mid-town or downtown would

Home Styles In Northwest Oklahoma City

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Traditional

Residential design in Oklahoma has included brick and stone dating all the way back to the land run in 1889. Traditional architecture pulls from multiple historical architectural styles. These homes often feel simple yet classic. There is a love of symmetry in traditional design with very little ornamentation.

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Modern Craftsman

Most historic craftsman style homes in NW Oklahoma City are found closer to city center (think Midtown), in recent years we have seen a resurgence of the craftsman design. These homes are often built with brick or stone and wood siding. They often feature exposed rafters, gabled roofs, front porches with support columns and wood framing. The interior is often open floor plan.

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Modern Farmhouse

The Modern Farmhouse is still a huge trend in the Oklahoma City metro. This is a 21st century take on the American Farmhouse. These homes often include large front porches, clean lines, rustic wood (flooring, exposed beams, cabinets, etc.), black metal (window frames, door knobs, hardware, stair railing, etc.), neutral color palettes, and industrial accents.

Putnam City Schools & Oklahoma City Public Schools

Northwest Oklahoma City comprises of two districts, Putnam City Schools and Oklahoma City Public Schools.

Here you will find the district site where you can learn more about the schools, boundary, enrollment, and more 

Find out how to enroll your child for K-12 here. If you have a Pre-K student learn more about enrollment here.

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Here you will find the district site where you can learn more about the schools, boundary, enrollment, and more 

Places of Interest

Northwest Oklahoma City is a sprawling residential area. That being said, there are some amazing parks to experience wildlife and nature as well as entertainment districts to do some shopping and enjoy local restaurants. 

Lake Hefner covers 2,500 acres in Northwest Oklahoma City. Along the east side of the lake there are restaurants including Louie’s Bar and Grill, Red Rock Canyon Grill, Mama Roja, and Hefner Grill. The east side also has a replica of the second oldest lighthouse in the country. Lake Hefner is a popular destination for fishing, bird watching, recreational boating (sail boats and motorized), and kiteboarding. There are trails along the lake for those who wish to walk, run, bike or roller blade. 

Chisholm Creek a mix use entertainment district. It includes dining, shopping, outdoor concerts, and other entertainment venues. For those looking for a fun activity check out Top Golf or iFly. For dining check out Hatch Early Mood Food for brunch, Birra Birra Craft Pizzeria, Riserva Tapas, and coming soon Ramsay’s Kitchen by Gordon Ramsay. 

Bluff Creek sits on the Northside of Lake Hefner. It has dirt and paved hiking and biking trails that wind through a wooded valley. This park also includes exercise stations along the trails. If you have kids just north of Bluff Creek is Pat Murphy Park that houses a semi-shaded playground. 

Coming soon to Oklahoma City is OAK OKC, an entertainment destination. It will be a mix use space for shopping, working, and living. The project will have a hotel, apartments, retail, and restaurants in the first phase of it’s development. Some of the major committed brands are Arhaus, RH, and The Capital Grille. At the center of the property will be a 7,000-square-foot  green space which will house community events throughout the year such as live concerts, farmers markets, outdoor excercise and more. 

Stinchcomb Wildlife Refuge is 1,000 acre serene haven. It is surrounded by hardwood forest there are many swamps, marshes and brush perfect for concealing wildlife. Bird watching, hiking, biking, fishing, and kayaking/canoeing are all popular activities.  

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