The Mayfair Heights neighborhood is located along May Avenue between the Northwest Expressway and I-44 in north Oklahoma City. This part of I-44 runs in the right of way of Historic Route 66, so the neighborhood would have been built around that highway. The neighborhood is characterized by mid-century single-family homes, apartments, and big-box retailers.
Monroe Elementary School, places of worship, and city parks within the residential portion of the neighborhood make it somewhat walkable and bike-friendly, but the major transportation asset for Mayfair Heights is its connectivity with I-44 and the Northwest Expressway, which allow residents to quickly reach any part of the Oklahoma City area.
Big assets surround the Mayfair Heights neighborhood. To the east are Penn Square Mall and Belle Isle, a major shopping area with upscale and mid-range retailers. To the north and west along the busy Northwest Expressway, there are many office towers, apartment towers, and more shopping. The Integris Baptist Medical Center, one of the state’s largest hospitals, is also just west of Mayfair Heights. The Belle Isle Library, just north of Mayfair Heights, connects residents to the excellent Metroplitan Library System.
From Mayfair Heights, it is only a couple of miles to the recreational haven of Lake Hefner. Sailing and wind surfing are allowed on the lake, and it is ringed with parks and trails for jogging, walking, biking, and flying kites. The new PAW Park near Lake Hefner is a fun place to take the family dog, with special amenities like a swimming pond and water fountains designed specifically for canines. Also along Lake Hefner, golfers will find a paradise with one of the most popular city golf courses overlooking the water.
With downtown’s cultural and athletic amenities also easily accessible, Mayfair Heights is a great central point from which to access all of Oklahoma City.