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 982
Average Price $404,418
Highest Price $3,995,000
Lowest Price $32,000

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982 Properties Found. Page 1 of 66.
Photo of Listing #1039543

5317 Wisteria Drive, Oklahoma City

$3,995,000 - 5 Beds, 8 Baths, 9,634 Sf

MLS® # 1039543

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Photo of Listing #994385

13100 N Westminster Drive, Oklahoma City

$3,750,000 - 2 Beds, 1 Bath, 952 Sf

MLS® # 994385

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Photo of Listing #1034485

14815 Dalea Drive, Oklahoma City

$3,175,000 - 4 Beds, 7 Baths, 9,862 Sf

MLS® # 1034485

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Photo of Listing #1001834

7900 N Bryant Avenue, Oklahoma City

$2,800,000 - 4 Beds, 5 Baths, 3,911 Sf

MLS® # 1001834

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Photo of Listing #1011338

1220 Ne 122nd Street, Oklahoma City

$2,700,000 - 5 Beds, 6 Baths, 7,148 Sf

MLS® # 1011338

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Photo of Listing #999727

5616 Pulchella Lane, Oklahoma City

$2,250,000 - 5 Beds, 8 Baths, 7,440 Sf

MLS® # 999727

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Photo of Listing #1038345

2532 Somerset Place, Oklahoma City

$2,200,000 - 5 Beds, 6 Baths, 4,905 Sf

MLS® # 1038345

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Photo of Listing #1012774

33 Ne 7th Street, Oklahoma City

$2,000,000 - 2 Beds, 2 Baths, 2,336 Sf

MLS® # 1012774

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Photo of Listing #1033537

715 Nw 45th Street, Oklahoma City

$1,999,999 - 5 Beds, 5 Baths, 6,038 Sf

MLS® # 1033537

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Photo of Listing #995804

5200 Verbena, Oklahoma City

$1,999,000 - 3 Beds, 4 Baths, 6,460 Sf

MLS® # 995804

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Photo of Listing #1032580

7501 N Country Club Drive, Oklahoma City

$1,950,000 - 5 Beds, 6 Baths, 6,867 Sf

MLS® # 1032580

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Photo of Listing #1029700

11201 Se 44th Street, Oklahoma City

$1,800,000 - 5 Beds, 4 Baths, 5,680 Sf

MLS® # 1029700

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Photo of Listing #1039168

2712 Guilford Lane, Oklahoma City

$1,800,000 - 5 Beds, 6 Baths, 5,529 Sf

MLS® # 1039168

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Photo of Listing #1019155

614 Nw 8th Street 1-4, Oklahoma City

$1,795,000 - 4 Beds, 4 Baths, 4,015 Sf

MLS® # 1019155

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Photo of Listing #1023223

2701 Elmhurst Avenue, Oklahoma City

$1,790,000 - 4 Beds, 7 Baths, 6,319 Sf

MLS® # 1023223

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