Downtown Oklahoma City Apartments for Rent(hide neighborhood information)
Downtown Oklahoma City is a dynamic and growing neighborhood. It is located at the intersection of two of the busiest cross-country interstates, I-40 and I-35. The area is made up of various districts that interact to form a growing urban neighborhood with a large share of the cultural and economic assets of the metropolitan area.
The primary part of downtown is the Central Business District, which has approximately 6 million square feet of office space. Oklahoma City’s tallest buildings are in this district, with about 50,000 jobs.
Over the last two decades a revival has brought hundreds of bars and restaurants to downtown. Many are concentrated in the Bricktown district, a historic warehouse area that is now full of dining, nightlife, and entertainment. Bricktown is the place to be before and after Oklahoma City’s largest events, held in venues around downtown. NBA games, baseball and hockey teams, concerts, Broadway musicals, and other events are always occurring.
The Arts District on the west side of downtown consists of museums, parks and civic amenities. The OKC Museum of Art has permanent and traveling collections. The Myriad Gardens is the 18-acre park of downtown, site of the annual Festival of the Arts. North of the business district, the OKC National Memorial and Museum is built on the site of the 1995 terrorist bombing that killed 168 people in the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building.
Along Broadway to the north of the business district is Automobile Alley, a lively historic district that is refilling with lofts, retailers and cafes. East of Automobile Alley and north of Bricktown, Deep Deuce and Maywood Park are two emerging residential districts that are quickly filling with a variety of housing options.
More changes are in store for Downtown Oklahoma City as a huge new central park, convention center and streetcar system are scheduled to be built in the next few years. Billions of dollars of private and public investment make downtown the hottest neighborhood in the city.