Oklahoma City’s historic neighborhoods are as beautiful and diverse as the urban dwellers who call them home. Below, we’ve scratched the surface on a few of our favorites. We have a wealth of additional information and market knowledge we would love to share with you in person!
Looking for a vibrant, modern community in a historic setting? Mesta Park may be just the place for you. The tree-lined streets of this classic OKC neighborhood make the perfect environment for everyone from young professionals to families to retirees. Sandwiched between Midtown and Uptown 23rd, Mesta Park is also one of the most walkable neighborhoods in the metro area. Prairie School style homes with large, beautiful covered porches mark the dominant architectural style of this great neighborhood. It has become the postcard for OKC Historic Homes! Home prices in Mesta Park often fall within the $175-$600k range.
Crown Heights and its neighbor Edgemere Heights are consistently some of the most sought-after places to live in Historic OKC. With a beautiful park and bike lanes, these quiet neighborhoods encourage community and outdoor activity. The historic Western Avenue District puts shopping and dining just steps away. The styles of these spectacular homes range from Colonial Revival, to Tudor Revival, to Minimal Traditionalist, and even Art Deco. Typical homes here range from approximately $200-700k.
Gatewood is home to University, Gatewood Addition, and Carey Place, which each have their own distinct flavor. Carey Place is a unique and much admired walkable street lined with spectacular Mediterranian and Spanish influenced estates. Another attractive feature to this community is the energetic and exploding Plaza District, home to art studios, restaurants, bars, and boutique shops, as well as the Lyric Theater. Homes prices range from $100-400k.
If you are looking for a great community anchored by a fabulous park, Edgemere Park Historic District may be the place for you. Dominated by Tudor Revival architecture, the perfectly manicured homes in Edgemere range from stately mansions to bungalows. Other predominate styles include Colonial Revival, Spanish Eclectic, and even one Art Moderne residence. Outdoor life and cozy, family friendly streets are some of the hallmarks of Edgemere Park. Prices start around $180k and go up to around $900k.
Linwood Place is a wonderful, eclectic collection of everything from large two-story homes on sprawling lots to cute moderately sized homes. Linwood Place has an extremely active neighborhood association. Drive through on Halloween, and you’ll see for yourself! Architectural style varies from Tudor Revival to Craftsman to Colonial Revival to Mediterranean to Spanish Eclectic. Linwood Place home prices often begin at $100k and continue up to the $500k or more for some of the estates.
The rediscovered Cleveland Urban Conservation District is lined by beautiful Venice Blvd. The neighborhood is anchored by one of the hottest schools in OKCPS (Cleveland Elementary) and another amazing neighborhood association. The home’s styles vary from traditional Colonial Revival, American Prairie, Baja, and many others. Cleveland homes can typically be found listed for $100-300k.
Shepherd Neighborhood is the place to be if you want the beauty and character of neighborhoods like Crown Heights, but are on a tighter budget. Charming tudor revival style homes, Swatek Park, and amazing neighbors make this one of the places to be in OKC. Shepherd is a feeder neighborhood for Cleveland Elementary, and it’s also where the Caplingers call home! The fabulous properties in Shepherd range from $100-350k.
Venice Neighborhood is full of midcentury charm. Venice Boulevard, which divides the community east and west, is an OKC treasure. You won’t go a night without seeing neighbors walking or jogging down this beautiful tree-lined street. The streets are quiet and the neighbors are fantastic. Home prices range from entry-level around $80k to classic Venice Boulevard properties around the $250k mark.
Much like its friend to the south, Crestwood Neighborhood streets are lined with Tudor Revival, Bungalow, and Spanish Eclectic style homes. Some of the love and attraction to Crestwood comes from its location in the much desired Cleveland Elementary School boundary. Crestwood homes can often be found for $75-300k.
Miller Neighborhood boasts one of the most active homeowners associations for OKC Historic Homes. Miller consists mostly of Tudor Revival and Craftsman Bungalow homes that are open to buyers just starting out ($75k) and continue up to some classic area homes at $300k+.
If you prefer a diverse neighborhood with all of the historic charm and easy access to the arts and entertainment districts you love, you need to check out Putnam Heights Historic Preservation District. From stately turn of the century estates with expansive lots to smaller bungalows, this neighborhood has everything you want and more in OKC Historic Homes. Property in Putnam Heights typically ranges from $150k to $500k or more.
Lincoln Terrace is truly a distinct part of Oklahoma History. In the shadows of the State Capital complex, many of the residences here have been home to some of the state’s most influential political and social leaders. Lincoln Terrace rivals Heritage Hills in terms of interesting historical architectural style. Conveniently located adjacent to the dynamic Innovation District (OU Medical Center & surrounding), Lincoln Terrace real estate desirability has skyrocketed in the last year. You can grab a piece of OK history for somewhere between $75-500k.
With the urban revitalization of downtown OKC came the resurgence of the coveted Heritage Hills Historic Preservation District. Today, Heritage Hills is home to prestigious city leaders and young families alike – just as it was 100 years ago. Immaculate tree-lined sidewalks and irreplaceable historic spaces offer a quality of life that comes only with dazzling architecture and fascinating history. A historic Heritage Hills estate can be found from about $300k to $2.0 million or more.