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Old 05-29-2009, 02:28 PM
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Hi all...we have a daughter in Tulsa and we are retired and live in Oregon. Hate it here because it's quickly becoming another California. SO...we have been considering a relocation to Broken Arrow or Claremore. We like the smaller towns for one thing. BA has a great low crime rate, etc, etc.
We would really love to find an old historic home to buy but just don't know what town might be best to look in. Our dream would be to find a nice old Craftsman Bungalow. Any suggestions? Any realtors that could help?

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Old 05-29-2009, 04:38 PM
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I am familiar with the urban part of Tulsa so I definitely could be wrong. That said, I think you will have a hard time finding a Craftsman in BA. Please report back if you do find one as I would be very interested to know about historic areas of BA.
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Old 05-29-2009, 06:29 PM
Location: Duncan, OK
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Hi Rogter! Welcome to the OK section. You were looking for a place in Clarksville for awhile weren't you?? I remember your posts from the AR section because my Brother lived in Clarksville.

Until one of the locals chimes in you might try looking at Google Maps They have street view available for all of Broken Arrow.

Wish I could help but we are in the south end of the state!
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Old 05-30-2009, 02:53 AM
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I am not familiar with some of the older homes in Broken Arrow but I know they exist.
Broken Arrow is a great community and we would welcome you if you choose to live here.

Good luck in your search.
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Old 05-31-2009, 03:32 PM
Location: Pawnee Nation
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Most of the older houses in BA have either been converted to businesses. There are very few in the community. Remember, the communities such as Owasso, Broken Arrow, and Jenks were really small villages outside of Tulsa for the early years. It wasn't until the mid 60's that the white flight from north Tulsa provided the boom in the outlying communities. Consequently, although there are lots of people in all three areas, very few houses were built there prior to 1960. To find a lot of craftsman and older houses, you will need to go to some of the historic Tulsa neighborhoods such as Braden Park (between Admiral and 11th/Yale and Sheridan), Whittier Square (4th and Lewis), and the historic districts in mid town.
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Old 06-02-2009, 09:39 PM
Location: Tulsa, 41st and Yale area
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Broken Arrow is a suburb and doesnt really have much in the way of old historic homes. The oldest homes are usually tiny and in very poor areas and in poor shape. No sidewalks, no curbs on the roads, ditches in front of the house with the driveway going over a metal tube. It was a tiny, farming community. There just wasnt much there at all until the 70s when the suburb started to boom. Tulsa is a fairly young city itself, and the majority of homes in its suburbs are younger still. Many older cities have second ring suburbs with the first ring suburbs being about the age of Tulsa itself. Tulsa is just working on getting its first ring suburbs like Broken Arrow fleshed out. It wasnt long ago that the "suburban growth" was in areas within Tulsa itself.

There are some really nice areas of Craftsman Bungalos in Historic Mid-Town in Tulsa. Look between 21st and 15th on either side of Utica. Quiet peaceful neighborhoods in the most beautiful part of town. Near pedestrian friendly areas, great shopping and dining, etc. One other suburb you might check out though is Sand Springs near their downtown to the north. It was a "streetcar suburb" of Tulsa and its downtown and surrounding neighborhoods have some nice character. Its often the forgotten suburb, but has a lot of potential.

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Old 06-04-2009, 05:07 PM
Location: Tulsa, OK
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Default Get thee to Mid Town!

Mention "craftsman bungalow" in Broken Arrow and most likely you'll be referred to the tool department at Sears. BA is purely white bread and styrofoam.

Look up the Renaissance or Florence Park neighborhoods. All bungalow, all the time.
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