Oklahoma City is an incredible place to live. Situated in the heartland of America-equidistant from Los Angeles and New York City-this city offers many of the amenities of more urban cities, but without the crowding and congestion more populated cities have to battle.
If you’re looking for apartments in Oklahoma City, you’ll find that there is a wide array of possibilities. Even though apartment rentals are plentiful, finding the apartment that is right for you may not be as easy as it seems. Whether you’re new to the city, or you’ve been here for awhile, locating the right apartment to rent can be a challenge. Of course, you’ll have a list of things you want in a new dwelling, like a certain number of bedrooms; amenities such as pools and off-street parking; and if you have children, you’ll want to know about the school system and where the schools are in relation to the apartment complex. School information could be a deal-breaker in your decision to rent, so connecting with an agency that specializes in apartments may be your best bet.
The school system is one of the best in the nation, whether you’re looking for private schools, charter schools, religious schools, or public schools, there is something here for everyone. The University system is also very robust. Oklahoma City University, a privately funded liberal arts and science university, is located in the heart of the city. This ever-growing university offers a full range of degree programs including MBA’s and Law Degrees. Whatever your academic needs, an agent experienced in Oklahoma City apartment rentals will be able to help you focus your search on the areas with the best schools.
In northwest Oklahoma City HGH, two prestigious private schools-Cassidy and Bishop McGuinness- offer a 15:1 student to teacher ratio and safe, quiet campuses for college-bound students. Heritage Hall is a 97-acre campus in downtown. It is a private, co-ed college preparatory school with an excellent academic reputation.
Oklahoma City public schools have an average student to teacher ration of 19:2. Nearly one-third of the teachers in the system hold advanced degrees and the average teacher has 13 years of experience. It speaks well for the system that nearly 98% of all students graduate, and students have average ACT scores of 18.5 compared to the national average of 21.1.
If you’re a college student, you’ll probably want an apartment near one of the many campuses in or near the city. The University of Oklahoma is in Norman, just south of the city. It is the largest and most prestigious university in Oklahoma. Apartments in this area offer a small-town feel and cater to the university community. Oklahoma City University is in central Oklahoma City. This is a private university with ties to the Methodist Church. There are many apartment possibilities within walking distance available at affordable rates. Oklahoma Community College is located on the south side of town, and both Oklahoma Christian College and the University of Central Oklahoma are near Edmond.
Oklahoma City has a wealth of terrific public schools to offer. Check out this web site, okcps.org, for more information. Ask your locator service and/or your local agent to help you determine where the school boundary lines are so that you can choose an apartment nearest the best school for your children.
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