Downtown Tulsa Living – Is It Right for You?

Living The NEW, Old Fashioned Way

The idea of living downtown may seem cutting-edge to Tulsa, but not to major and coastal cities across the US. It’s no secret that the trend towards living in a walkable community has been on the upswing for over two decades now and is only getting more popular. With the revitalization going on in major downtown municipalities, bringing in new dining, entertainment and recreation venues, the increase in the downtown population is growing. So is the idea of giving obsolete offices and vacant buildings a new lease-on-life as well as turning unused spaces into urban dwellings.

Would you like everything you need to be within walking distance of your home?

Urban Living with Small-Town Convenience

Are you thinking about downsizing, streamlining your lifestyle by eliminating the responsibilities of home upkeep – trading taking care of a lawn to taking care of your life? By living in a downtown loft or apartment you can:

  • Ensure your safety with secured parking garages and lobby entrances
  • Live a more carefree lifestyle
  • Shop at downtown retail shops
  • Buy prepared foods at smaller grocery stores in the neighborhood
  • Lock and leave!

Maybe you are a young professional with no children, longing for the ease of living near the building that you work in. By living downtown, you can:

  • Eliminate the long commute to work on a busy, congested and often dangerous highway to and from work
  • Visit with friends and neighbors in the lobby or hallway of the building you live in
  • Only steps away from coffee in the morning and cocktails in the evening
  • Walk to dinner at one of many restaurants just blocks away
  • Take in a show at a nearby theater or club in the bustling entertainment district of Tulsa
  • Drive your car only on weekends; buy gas once a month!
  • Live in an environment that lends itself to knock on your neighbor’s door and share a glass of wine or watch a ballgame together

“For those of us who live in the suburbs, when we get home from work it’s often garage door up, garage door down, put on your jammies and hit the couch.  The new urban way of life is more appealing to people to get out more.” Says Laura Hawkins, McGraw REALTORS agent, and listing agent for the Davenport Lofts in Tulsa.

“Downtown is a place that you can live, work, eat and play…
all right outside of your door.”

Why rent when you can own?

There are many choices of apartments and lofts available to rent in downtown Tulsa, but maybe you don’t want to rent.  If you are wanting to own your own living space, you will want to take a look at The Davenport Urban Lofts.

If your vision of the ultimate urban lifestyle includes a loft with high-end amenities, conveniently located in the heart of the Tulsa Arts District, AND you want to own, not rent, then the Davenport may be the perfect residence for you.

Location, location, location!

If you choose to live in the Davenport Urban Lofts, you will live near 25 clubs, 6 art museums, 5 performing arts venues, 2 urban parks, a major sports complex and over 40 restaurants including:

Are you concerned about parking and security?

There will be a 2-story parking garage (every loft will have 2 parking units) and security is a priority. The parking garage is secure, as is the lobby entrance.

Do you want an outdoor living space with one-of-a-kind views?

The oversized 25 ft X 8 ft. balconies offer an outdoor living space with amazing views. Balconies on the north overlook park-like land owned by OSU; the south balconies give you a front row seat to OneOk field on the east and a lovely view of the river on the west.

Are you wondering how you will entertain your entire family on holidays?

The top floor will be common space with a large kitchen, fire pit, grills and a big screen TV for entertaining friends or family. There will also be light office space on the lower level and a fitness center and a dog walk on the 4th floor.

What about noise?

No need to worry about the noise you might associate with downtown – the train, the ballpark crowd, music – all have been eliminated. Commercial grade construction using Acoustiblok, a sound insulating material, as well as by using 10” concrete between the ceiling of one and the floor of another help with the soundproofing.

“There is a plethora of apartments and lofts available to rent downtown, which fills a niche for sure,” Laura explains. “But many people are selling their large homes, wanting to simplify their lives, who do not like the idea of renting. The Davenport offers them the opportunity to own a Tulsa Arts District residence and experience this new trend in urban living.”

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