North Maple Ridge Apartments for Rent(hide neighborhood information)
The Tulsa neighborhood of Maple Ridge is bounded by Highway 51 to the north, Hazel Boulevard to the south, Peoria Avenue to the east, and on the west by the Midland Valley Railroad. The northern section of the community, bounded by Fifteenth Street, Peoria Avenue, and Cincinnati Street, is considered North Maple Ridge, an area designated by the city of Tulsa as Historic Preservation overlay zoning.
As one of the largest historic sections of the city, nearly every architectural style is represented in Maple Ridge. Many of the homes date to the early 1900s in the section of North Maple Ridge. The oldest are characterized by two-story brick and clapboard mansions dating to 1912, built for some of Tulsa’s wealthiest citizens. Architectural styles from later years include classically styled homes, bungalows, and Spanish stuccos.
Landscaping and urban design were modeled on the look of European boulevards, with luxurious tree-lined medians. Madison Avenue is a good example of this, and at the time of its creation was known as “Black Gold Row” as many oil barons had their homes along this street. The Maple Ridge neighborhood generally was known as the “Silk Stocking District,” in reference to its wealthy residents.
Today this mixture of mansions, homes, apartments, condos, and townhouses is considered to be one of the most beautiful areas of Tulsa. With such an aesthetically pleasing environment and well maintained homes, this area is one of the most highly sought-after neighborhoods in the city.
Residents often like to show off their gardening skill, and there are no less than four garden clubs in the area. Outdoor recreation is supplemented by Maple and Woodward Parks. The Maple Ridge Neighborhood Association is active and sponsors a number of events, including a Memorial Day Run and an annual Home and Garden Tour.