We know you want to work, live and ultimately stay in a place with interesting people, fun experiences, a thriving workforce and opportunities to plant deep roots.
Life in Tulsa offers all of these things and more.
Tulsa has grown to become a thriving community with a well-earned reputation as a great place to live. Home to nearly one million residents, Tulsa has earned this distinction for good reason:
#1 Place to Live in the U.S.
One of America’s Most Livable Communities
One of the Top 10 Cities with the Best Music Scene
One of the Best Cities for Jobs
#1 City in the U.S. for Living on a Budget
I like teaching in an urban district because our cities are the places where diversity, the challenges of modern life and the possibilities of large-scale interaction come together. I like working for Tulsa Public Schools because it includes so many kinds of schools and learning environments. I hope I get to teach here for three more decades.
—John Waldron, Social Studies Teacher
Booker T. Washington High School
2013 Medal for Excellence Winner
Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence
Tulsa includes everything a person would want in a city. Downtown has that “big city” feel, but a fifteen-minute drive takes one into suburban and rural areas surrounded by intensely green natural beauty. The people of this city, however, are what have truly kept me here my whole life.
—BreAnnah Eddy, Early Childhood Teacher
Patrick Henry Elementary School
Enjoy: Running, strolling and biking along the River Parks trails; 19 public golf courses; 22 swimming pools; 135 tennis courts and 116 playgrounds
Experience: Tulsa Oktoberfest; Diversafest for emerging music artists; Mayfest; Tulsa Tough cycling event; Tulsa Shock WNBA and Tulsa Drillers
Explore: Gilcrease Museum; Philbrook Museum; Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame; Brady Arts District and Tulsa’s Performing Arts Center, home to one of the U.S.’s top 10 regional opera companies