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Quality of Place

Owasso is recognized as a quality family community defined by the character of our citizens and businesses. Blessed with a deep spiritual heritage, Owasso is home to dozens of churches and faith communities in addition to many civic organizations. Participants in a recent survey of Northeast Oklahoma business executives gave very high ratings to the quality of life in Owasso and believed this to be a key factor in recruiting and retaining workers.

Owasso residents enjoy numerous city parks, trails and athletic facilities plus community events such as Owasso Trail Days, Art in the Park and block parties in addition to easy access to all of Tulsa's amenities.

Owasso is home to beautiful and varied residential subdivisions, a world-class public and private education system, and a myriad of year-round youth sports and recreational opportunities. A brand-new YMCA and the completion of two state-of-the-art hospitals as well as national brand-name shopping opportunities mean Owasso citizens can take advantage of goods and services normally found in much larger cities. In short, quality of life sets Owasso apart as the Tulsa metro area's premier suburb.

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Owasso is one of the fastest growing cities in the state of Oklahoma for cities with a population of 30,000 or greater. A tremendous amount of residential development is either planned or under construction in the Owasso area. Visit the Home Permits area of the Community Development section for more information on developments underway. Local park and recreation facilities are growing each year, in conjunction with the Owasso 2015 Master Plan and Tulsa Metropolitan Trails Plan which include adding more trails and picnic facilities to existing parks. It also includes the development of a citywide trail system that links to other communities within the area. Several businesses have selected Owasso as the place for their planned business expansions, and the growing number of employees will increases daytime demand population, contributing to the overall attractiveness for area retailers and restaurants.

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Owasso Schools:

Owasso is home to the seventh largest public school system in the State of Oklahoma. The Owasso school district covers over 72 square miles of Tulsa and Rogers counties. Over 500 certified staff support and instruct nearly 9,000 students. Twelve different instructional sites, an administrative facility, and a maintenance center house the educational system. The Owasso school district has a unique system that accommodates a growing student population. Currently seven elementary schools serve over 3,200 kindergarten through fifth grade students. District administrators are seeking property for the construction of an eighth elementary center.

After elementary school is completed, students entering the sixth grade are housed together collectively in the sixth grade center. Over 600 students are taught in the sixth grade center.

Separate seventh grade and eighth grade centers house 609 and 556 students respectively. A mid-high center, consisting of a growing number of ninth and tenth grade class members, currently serves over 1100 students. Owasso High School is made up of nearly 1000 juniors and senior students. Rejoice Christian Academy provides faith based education to over 700 Pre-K through high school students.Owasso is also home to a large home school population.

Universities, Colleges and Vo-Tech Schools within a twenty-minute drive from Owasso:

  • Bacone College
  • Community Care College
  • Devry Institute of Technology
  • Northeastern State University
  • Oklahoma State University - Tulsa
  • Oklahoma Wesleyan University
  • Oral Roberts University
  • Rogers State College
  • Southern Nazarene University
  • St. Gregory's University
  • Tulsa Community College
  • Tulsa Technology Center
  • University of Oklahoma - Tulsa
  • University of Phoenix
  • The University of Tulsa
  • Vatterott College

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  • Owasso’s population of 38,412 is projected to grow more than 15% between now and 2014.
  • More than 80% of the households in Owasso are families and more Owasso residents have a post-secondary education than in the Tulsa metro area.

America's character was built upon the strength of small towns, and Owasso exemplifies both the family-friendly atmosphere and the commitment to values necessary for a true community spirit to thrive.

Owasso residents enjoy a combination of affluence, easy access to amenities and attractions, convenient shopping and retail stores, a variety of churches and outstanding education opportunities. A pace of life in Owasso can be relaxed or as active as you want it to be...the options are endless. Regardless of the lifestyle you choose, we think you'll be more successful here:

  • Average Family Household Income in Owasso: $83,289 (Source 2008 Neilsen Claritas)
  • Average Family Household income of all residents within 30 minutes of Owasso: $75,631
  • Average Family Household Income in the Tulsa MSA: $71,635
  • Average Family Household income in Fayetteville, Arkansas MSA: $66,985

With a wide variety of businesses, industries and retail outlets located in and around Owasso, residents have many career opportunities. A strong base of technology-savvy and well-educated employees help local business thrive and provide a talent pool difficult to match in other communities of the same size.

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