Central Oklahoma City Apartments for Rent(hide neighborhood information)
Central Oklahoma City is the large area at the heart of a region of more than 1.2 million people. New skyscrapers, large medical schools and hospitals, and the state Capitol complex make this part of town a major employment center. The area also features residential neighborhoods, from leafy historic mansions to modern high-rise apartments. Living in or visiting Central Oklahoma City is an experience that reveals the identity of the city.
There are many major attractions in Central Oklahoma City. Thousands of people each year visit the Oklahoma River, which has seven miles of biking and jogging trails in a park setting and several iconic boathouses where visitors can row and kayak along the river.
Nearby, several professional sports teams play games almost every day. The Oklahoma City Thunder, the newest NBA team, leads the roster with sold-out games in the Oklahoma City Arena all year. Baseball and hockey fans can also enjoy Central Oklahoma City sports venues with the Redhawks AA baseball team and the Barons AA hockey team.
Museum goers will love the Oklahoma City Museum of Art, with its Chihuly glass collection and the world-class OKC National Memorial and Museum, commemorating the tragic terrorist bombing of the city in 1995. The Oklahoma History Center, the Oklahoma Heritage Museum, the American Banjo Museum, and the Red Earth Museum are also worth a visit. Civic Center Music Hall and Lyric Theater are good places to catch live plays and musicals.
Central Oklahoma City is more walkable than most of the city, with sidewalks and historic commercial strips. Residential areas are being gentrified quickly, as young people and empty-nesters return to these walkable areas.