Located along historic Route 66 just eight miles northwest of Oklahoma City, Bethany is a small, rural city centered on family and tradition. It is home to two Christian universities, several parks, and Lake Overholser.
Southwestern Christian University is a Pentecostal liberal-arts university that opened in 1946. Southern Nazarene University is a private Christian university founded in 1899. Oklahoma State University is just nine miles away and Oklahoma City University is five miles.
Eldon Lyon Park is one of Bethany’s many parks. It is 60 acres with 1.5 miles of trails, a playground, and ball fields. Lake Overholser is the city’s oldest reservoir, built in 1919 The Overholser Dam is on the National Register of Historic Places. It is a popular location for boating, fishing, sailing, and jet skiing.
The Freedom Festival has been a tradition in Bethany for 50 years. The 2010 festival will be Bethany’s centennial celebration. The event includes a carnival, games, live music, and a parade. Rent an apartment in Bethany and be part of this friendly city.