Located just 20 minutes from Tulsa with shopping that rivals big cities, Owasso is a cozy Tulsa suburb
that more families are choosing to call home every day. If you're looking for a community to plant your roots, Owasso may just be that perfect community to build your first home. Here are just seven of the many reasons we love Owasso:
An old city, with rich history.
Owasso first became a town under Indian Territory in 1904, three years before Oklahoma became a state in 1907, and claimed its official city title in September 1972. Early residents knew Owasso would be the perfect name for the town because in the Osage Indian language, Owasso takes the meaning of "end of the trail" or "turn around." The name Owasso was fitting for this new-found town because of its location at the end of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe railroads.
The Facebook page Owassoisms.
The residents of Owasso take the term "community" seriously and they go to great measures to make sure everyone feels at home. One of the ways Owasso residents choose to stay connected with neighbors and people within the city, is through their Facebook page titled "Owassoisms." On this Facebook page, Owasso residents can get updates on local sporting events, found pets and even that day's weather.
A rapidly growing population.
According to the 2014 Census
, the population of Owasso has grown 71.54 percent in the last 14 years. In the last four years alone, the average annual growth rate was 4 percent and is expected to rise in the coming years. Due to the growth in Owasso, this Tulsa suburb has become one of the fastest growing cities in Oklahoma.
With the population of Owasso rising, so has the need for retail and grocery stores. The new retail development for Owasso started in 2000 with the opening of the 24-hour Walmart Supercenter, as well as a Kohls. In 2005, the opening of The Smith Farm Marketplace not only brought in an abundance of new retail stores, but also created a wide variety of job openings. The close proximity to Tulsa also gives Owasso the advantage of being close enough for residents to commute to work, while still having considerable perks close to home.
Home builder perks.
For communities like Maple Glen, which is located in Rogers County, home builders have the option of taking advantage of Rural Development Loans
- which could mean no down payment! Rural Development Loans are backed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and can be an affordable option to first time home buyers.
Neighborhood block parties.
Even though Owasso is growing more each day, residents still hold true to their commitment of building and maintaining a strong community. For the last 20 years, Owasso has held city-sponsored block parties for the neighborhoods in the area. These block parties offer the opportunity to build connections with neighbors and provide fun activities for children.
Family vibes in an ever changing and growing environment.
Owasso is still a close-knit community that takes pride in remaining a place that feels like home. It's more than just where people choose to purchase a house, it's a place where they come to build friendships, community and family.