Maple Ridge Historic District Apartments for Rent(hide neighborhood information)
The Maple Ridge neighborhood in Tulsa was placed on the National Register of Historic Places on April 6, 1983. Located south of downtown, the northern border is the Knightsdale Bypass/Highway 51. The eastern border is Peoria Avenue, with the Midland Valley Railroad right-of-way to the west. Hazel Boulevard is the southern border.
The historic homes in this area are referred to as the Black Gold Row. These Oklahoma mansions, built from 1912 to 1923, were the homes of the movers and shakers who molded early Tulsa. Lee Elementary School, which opened in 1918, has grown and changed, but the arch at 19th and Cincinnati is still standing as a reminder of the past. Maple Ridge consists mainly of single-family homes but has some multi-unit dwellings.
Maple Ridge residents have many activities to keep them entertained. The Midland Valley Trail and River Parks Pedestrian Bridge make up the western border of the area and part of the Rails to Trails program. Making use of the old railroad access route, the routes have been paved and interlink with all the Arkansas River Parks trails. The trails are wheelchair-accessible and are a great place to walk or bike.
Maple Park has a playground area and picnic areas under shade trees. The Tulsa Transit System servies this area and makes getting around all of Tulsa convenient. All along Peoria Avenue, the choices for shopping and dining seem endless for neighborhood residents.
Woodward Park is 40 acres of trees and trails. It is also the home of the Lonnaeus Teaching Gardens and is the horticultural headquarters for Tulsa. There are many gardens to explore.
History buffs will love this neighborhood but might not want to give up the modern conveniences. Maple Ridge is the best of both worlds.