Tulsa is Oklahoma's second largest city and is a great place for families to call home. Suburbs like Bixby, Jenks, Owasso and Coweta are all charming places to settle near Tulsa, which is comprised of a unique blend of southern, eastern and western cultures. When you call the greater Tulsa area home, you'll be able to explore its rich African American history at the Greenwood Cultural Center, view art at the Philbrook Museum of Art or Philbrook Downtown and enjoy the great outdoors at Turkey Mountain. Enjoy shopping, dining and family friendly events like the annual Tulsa State Fair when you put down your roots here!
The Tulsa area offers plenty of education and job opportunities for families. Top employers in the area include Hilti, QuikTrip, Devon Energy, Tinker Air Force Base and American Fidelity. You'll find even more job opportunities with employers across a wide variety of industries like healthcare, aerospace, oil and retail. Some of the best school districts providing opportunities to students in the greater Tulsa area are Jenks Public Schools, Union Public Schools and Broken Arrow Public Schools. Two of Oklahoma's top ten high schools according to U.S. News, Thomas Edison Preparatory and Owasso High School, are also located in Tulsa. This wonderful city is even home to a number of higher education options like University of Tulsa, Tulsa Community College, Oral Roberts University and Oklahoma State University.
Home of the 1982 World's Fair Sunsphere, Knoxville has fun for all ages from outdoor adventure to cultural events, eclectic shopping and delicious southern cuisine. It is nestled in between the Cumberland Mountains and the Great Smoky Mountains at the intersection of I-40 and I-75 near Powell, Farragut, Maryville and Halls. Your whole family will love Knoxville's football fandom, network of greenways, public parks like Ijams Nature Center, the liveliness of the Old City and many shopping centers.
Named one of the happiest cities to work in by Forbes in 2013, Knoxville has a vibrant economy for you to enjoy. Key employers include Tennessee Valley Authority, Regal Entertainment Group, Scripps Networks Interactive and Bush Brothers & Co. Knox County offers students an excellent public education with schools like Farragut High School, Halls Middle School and Hardin Valley Academy. When any of your family members want to continue their education, check out University of Tennessee or nearby schools like Johnson University, Maryville College and Carson-Newman University. Visit Knoxville today to see if it's the perfect place for you to call home!