Oklahoma City

About Oklahoma City

A little more than a century ago, the site of Oklahoma City was a grass-and-timbered land of gently rolling hills flattening out into prairie. Today, Oklahoma City sprawls across 625 square miles of America's heartland. Its metro population numbers over a million - one third of the population of the entire state.

During the 1800's, the U.S. government forcibly relocated Indian tribes from all over the country into the area known as Oklahoma Territory. There was one parcel of land that was never given over to any tribe - the Unassigned Lands.

In the 1880's, many frontier Americans wanted to move into this land. Soon, landless pioneers began slipping over into this area without authorization. These were the "Boomers," who were trying to force the government into opening the territory up to homesteaders.

On March 2, 1889, President Benjamin Harrison signed legislation that opened up the Unassigned Lands. So, on April 22, 1889, about 50,000 homesteaders gathered at the boundaries. Some people snuck over at night to stake out prime land early, hiding from the army patrols. These people were known as "Sooners."

At noon, the cannon roared, and the hordes of people streamed over the line on wagons and buckboards, horseback, on foot and even on bicycles. Soon, nearly 10,000 people had staked out claims near the Oklahoma Station - what today is Oklahoma City. Claim jumping was common, as were boundary quarrels that led to fights and considerable bloodshed. Tents were thrown up in haphazard fashion, and mass confusion reigned supreme.

Congress had made no provision for city government, so leaders had to be chosen to restore order. A provisional government was selected, and elections were held on May 1 to select permanent officials. A month after the Land Run, the Commercial Club was formed, which was later renamed the Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber began attracting railroads to Oklahoma City, and the new town was well on its way to economic prosperity.

By 1900, the population had doubled.

When statehood came for Oklahoma on November 16, 1907, Oklahoma City was a center of commerce. The Chamber attracted industry and a number of packing plants in what is now Stockyards City. Back then it was known as Packing Town.

In 1910, with a population of 64,000, there was a petition to move the state capitol from Guthrie to Oklahoma City. With enough signatures, there was a popular vote, which Oklahoma City won.

That night, Governor Charles Haskell and a group of conspirators gathered at the Lee-Huckins Hotel. After a midnight trip to Guthrie to retrieve the State Seal, the governor declared the hotel the temporary capitol building. The permanent state capitol, located at Lincoln and 23rd Avenue, was dedicated in 1917.

On December 4, 1928, oil was discovered on the corner of SE 59th and Bryant Ave. in Oklahoma City. In the 27 days before the great gusher could be capped, it spewed 110,496 barrels of oil. The Oklahoma City Field had been discovered, creating the city's most important financial resource and making Oklahoma City the world's newest boom town. Oil continues to be one the most important players in the city's economy.

Real Estate Statistics
Total Listings 1,325
Average Price $343,202
Highest Price $3,895,000
Lowest Price $14,500

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1,324 Properties Found. Page 1 of 89.
Photo of Listing #820179

5317 Wisteria Drive, Oklahoma City

$3,895,000 - 5 Beds, 5 Baths, 9,634 Sf

MLS® # 820179

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14817 Gaillardia Lane, Oklahoma City

$3,499,000 - 5 Beds, 6 Baths, 9,249 Sf

MLS® # 858584

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Photo of Listing #872293

12000 N Council Road, Oklahoma City

$3,390,000 - 4 Beds, 3 Baths, 6,000 Sf

MLS® # 872293

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Photo of Listing #807683

5301 Pulchella Drive, Oklahoma City

$2,999,000 - 5 Beds, 5 Baths, 9,975 Sf

MLS® # 807683

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Photo of Listing #819136

5025 Gaillardia Circle, Oklahoma City

$2,995,000 - 5 Beds, 6 Baths, 7,710 Sf

MLS® # 819136

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Photo of Listing #857316

14701 Dalea Drive, Oklahoma City

$2,695,000 - 5 Beds, 6 Baths, 11,800 Sf

MLS® # 857316

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5000 Wisteria Drive, Oklahoma City

$2,495,000 - 5 Beds, 7 Baths, 8,601 Sf

MLS® # 835264

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Photo of Listing #848669

1305 N Classen Drive Ph, Oklahoma City

$2,400,000 - 2 Beds, 2 Baths, 4,145 Sf

MLS® # 848669

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301 Ne 4th Street 16, Oklahoma City

$2,200,000 - 4 Beds, 3 Baths, 5,247 Sf

MLS® # 862277

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Photo of Listing #861959

13112 Canyon Lakes Drive, Oklahoma City

$1,900,000 - 3 Beds, 3 Baths, 5,984 Sf

MLS® # 861959

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Photo of Listing #835505

5509 Pulchella Drive, Oklahoma City

$1,900,000 - 5 Beds, 5 Baths, 7,484 Sf

MLS® # 835505

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7315 N Country Club Drive, Oklahoma City

$1,885,000 - 5 Beds, 4 Baths, 6,207 Sf

MLS® # 855875

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Photo of Listing #872462

440 Nw 15th Street, Oklahoma City

$1,800,000 - 6 Beds, 7 Baths, 9,603 Sf

MLS® # 872462

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Photo of Listing #861605

8309 Nw 125 Street, Oklahoma City

$1,800,000 - 4 Beds, 4 Baths, 6,210 Sf

MLS® # 861605

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Photo of Listing #856919

6 Blakeney Place, Oklahoma City

$1,800,000 - 3 Beds, 2 Baths, 3,740 Sf

MLS® # 856919

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