About Assisted LivingAssisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.Complete guide to assisted livingBest of 2024 Assisted Living Winners
About Memory CareMemory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering. Complete guide to memory careBest of 2024 Memory Care Winners
About Independent LivingIndependent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.Complete guide to independent livingBest of 2024 Independent Living Winners
About Senior LivingSenior living is a term used to describe various housing and care options for older adults from maintenance-free, 55+ facilities for active seniors, to secure, fully staffed facilities for seniors with Alzheimer's or dementia. Complete guide to senior livingFind senior living facilities near you
About Nursing HomesNursing homes provide short-and long-term care for seniors who have physical or mental health conditions that require 24-hour nursing and personal care.Complete guide to Nursing Homes
About Senior ApartmentsSenior apartments offer accessible, no-frills living for seniors who are generally active, healthy, and able to live on their own.Complete guide to Senior Apartments
About Care HomesResidential care homes are shared neighborhood homes for seniors who need a live-in caregiver to assist with activities of daily living, like dressing and bathing.Complete guide to care homes
Veteran ResourcesVA benefits for long-term care, such as Aid and Attendance benefits, can help eligible veterans and their surviving spouses pay for senior care.Guide to VA benefits for long-term care
Senior Living Home

10 Best Independent Living Communities in Tulsa, OK

Answer a few questions to get personalized results

Who are you searching for?

Along the Arkansas River in Green Country lies the artsy and historical Tulsa, Oklahoma. Formerly known as the Oil Capital of the World, Tulsa received influxes of money in the early 20th century leading to a wealth of beautifully built art deco architecture. The metropolis is surprisingly affordable, even as the second-largest city in Oklahoma. The plethora of senior living communities also attracts seniors to the area. In this page, we’ll highlight the independent living communities in Tulsa — service- and hospitality-centered communities designed for the most independent seniors.

Independent living is perfect for seniors looking for an all-inclusive, resort-like setting, with staff dedicated to maintaining a resident’s privacy and independence. This comprehensive guide compiles information on our 12 independent living partners within a 10-mile radius of eastern Tulsa. We’ll guide you through independent living costs, ways seniors usually pay, apartment regulations, resources for seniors in Tulsa, and senior-friendly activities in the area. By the end of this guide, you’ll be able to make an informed decision on whether Tulsa, Oklahoma, is your retirement haven.

Tulsa independent living facilities | 884 reviews

Showing 59 communities
Last Updated: 5/23/24
Sort by
Filter by
Awards
Best of Senior Living

The top senior living communities stand out for their exceptional care and support of seniors in independent living, assisted living, memory care, and in-home care. Our Best of Senior Living Award winners represent the top 1-2% of senior care providers nationwide based on reviews from those who matter most: residents and families.

Review Score
Distance
See communities with
Amenities
Providers
Photo of Legend at Tulsa HillsCommunity card badge
1717 Photos available
Pricing promotion expiring soon
9.8
Review score
83 reviews
9.8
Review score
83 reviews
5 star
70%
4 star
20%
3 star
4%
2 star
1%
1 star
5%
See all reviews
Med techs, front desk, nurses, are all very attentive and responsive. Very pleased with staff. Facility is very nice, salon is a draw. Only comment would be to have more access to outdoor walking trail.
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Legend is an assisted living and memory care residence committed to providing quality services in an inviting, comfortable environment. We offer professional, personalized services designed to enhance the quality of life for those we serve. We remain dedicated to those who entrust their housing...
See details
Photo of The Grove at Midtown Senior LivingCommunity card badge
1010 Photos available
9.6
Review score
68 reviews
9.6
Review score
68 reviews
5 star
54%
4 star
32%
3 star
7%
2 star
4%
1 star
3%
See all reviews
I would recommend The Grove at Midtown. The staff are great and there are plenty of activities. It was easy to move in. We think mom has had excellent care. The staff take physical care but they are also...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
The Golden YearsIf you are ready to trade in a life of fear, worry and stress for one rich in quality care, beautiful accommodations, an exciting community calendar and some of the most interesting men and women you’ve ever met, look no further. Nestled among the trees overlooking the beautiful...
See details
Photo of The StonehavenCommunity card badge
1717 Photos available
9.5
Review score
31 reviews
9.5
Review score
31 reviews
5 star
68%
4 star
26%
3 star
3%
2 star
0%
1 star
3%
See all reviews
I am currently a resident at The Stonehaven and everything about my experience here has been great so far. The cleanliness and friendliness are great. The staff, care services, meals and activities are also...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
At The Stonehaven, we offer a variety of amenities for residents. Residents can enjoy regular off-site adventures and excursions. Cats and dogs are allowed in private quarters. The residence is conveniently located near accessible public transportation. We offer free wi-fi. All meals are provided...
See details
Photo of Legend at Mingo RoadCommunity card badge
2020 Photos available
9.5
Review score
44 reviews
9.5
Review score
44 reviews
5 star
64%
4 star
20%
3 star
9%
2 star
0%
1 star
7%
See all reviews
The people always go out of their way o do what's asked. All are very friendly as well. The facility is bright, clean, and cheerful. The Legend dining area is top-notch, and the variety of menu items is...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
We are committed to providing quality services in a caring, comfortable environment. Our professional and personalized services are designed to enhance the quality of life for those we serve. We are dedicated to those who entrust their housing and service needs to us. At Legend at Mingo Road, we...
See details
Photo of University Village Retirement Community
1616 Photos available
9.2
Review score
26 reviews
9.2
Review score
26 reviews
5 star
61%
4 star
19%
3 star
12%
2 star
4%
1 star
4%
See all reviews
It was a good experience! The person we talked to made us feel welcome, patiently answered questions and didn't pressure us. I picked University Village because their pricing was better and the place seemed...
Provides: Assisted Living, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
University Village offers the full spectrum of senior living options including cottage living, independent living, assisted living and a skilled nursing center. Through these continuing levels of care, our residents are able to remain among loved ones, friends, and familiar staff members if their...
See details
Photo of Senior Star at Burgundy Place
1818 Photos available
33 Floor plans available
9.2
Review score
28 reviews
9.2
Review score
28 reviews
5 star
79%
4 star
21%
3 star
0%
2 star
0%
1 star
0%
See all reviews
I am currently a resident at Senior Star at Burgundy Place and things have been very good for me here, so far. The cleanliness and friendliness are great. The staff, activities and food are good. Based on my...
Provides: Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
Welcome to Senior Star at Burgundy Place! Burgundy Place is an independent living community in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Residents at this exciting and vibrant retirement community enjoy a special bond with the staff, a bond that creates beautiful new friendships and cherished memories. People who visit...
See details
Photo of The Courtyards at The Ambassador Memory Care Assisted Living
99 Photos available
9.0
Review score
20 reviews
9.0
Review score
20 reviews
5 star
45%
4 star
35%
3 star
15%
2 star
5%
1 star
0%
See all reviews
We love how it feels like a home and not like a facility. My grandma is able to maintain the maximum amount of indepence she is able to at her current stage which we feel secure in knowing she is safe and...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Ambassador Courtyards Assisted Living & Memory Care is the perfect choice for seniors looking for an apartment home setting, with supportive staff available 24 hours a day to assist with personal needs. Our team recognizes that each resident has individual needs and we are committed to doing...
See details
Photo of Asher Point Independent Living of Tulsa
1717 Photos available
9.0
Review score
94 reviews
9.0
Review score
94 reviews
5 star
60%
4 star
19%
3 star
11%
2 star
4%
1 star
6%
See all reviews
My mother likes that she can plant flowers and bushes in the side gardens. She likes her apartment overall. Here are the things that need improvement: There is no security. Residents forget sometimes to...
Provides: Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
Prairie Rose provides a fulfilling, independent lifestyle in a welcoming environment. Located on the south edge of Tulsa in Oklahoma's Green Country, you'll love our beautiful, landscaped grounds which feature mature trees and large beds of Prairie Roses. In spite of our pastoral park-like...
See details
Photo of Southern Hills Independent Living
1515 Photos available
9.0
Review score
23 reviews
9.0
Review score
23 reviews
5 star
35%
4 star
35%
3 star
17%
2 star
13%
1 star
0%
See all reviews
I am currently a resident at Southern Hills Independent Living and things have been good for me here. I would recommend this facility to others.
Provides: Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
Southern Hills Independent Living is the new kid on the block. Located in the heart of midtown Tulsa, the community was completely renovated in 2019. Our attractive, newly updated building and reasonable, all-inclusive rates, make it the best value in the Tulsa area. Residents enjoy stylish and...
Photo of Canoe Brook Assisted Living-Catoosa
77 Photos available
9.0
Review score
16 reviews
9.0
Review score
16 reviews
5 star
62%
4 star
25%
3 star
0%
2 star
13%
1 star
0%
See all reviews
My loved one is currently a resident at Canoe Brook Assisted Living Catoosa and everything has been great for him at this facility so far. The staff is great and they care about their residents, they are...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Canoe Brook of Catoosa is a senior living community located in the hilly city of Catoosa, Rogers County, Oklahoma. Catoosa is a beautiful place to live and a scenic city to call home.Canoe Brook of Catoosa provides dedicated 24-hour nurses on staff available to our residents to ensure their...
See details
Inline cta image

Our free advisors can help

  • Compare local facilities
  • Determine care type
  • Schedule tours
  • Evaluate pricing
Photo of Town Village Tulsa
1515 Photos available
8.9
Review score
54 reviews
8.9
Review score
54 reviews
5 star
62%
4 star
26%
3 star
6%
2 star
4%
1 star
2%
See all reviews
Overall the community, the atmosphere, the way they treat the residents, the way the workers treat each other. It was a homey environment, welcoming. Cleanliness... the food has been really good as well. ...
Provides: Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
Town Village provides a distinctive lifestyle filled with friendships and life enrichment activities. Take one of the many classes offered in our fitness center, hit a matinee in our auditorium, or step outside and discover peaceful outdoor spaces. Town Village boasts courtyards, walking paths, a...
See details
Photo of Heatheridge Assisted Living
33 Photos available
33 Floor plans available
8.7
Review score
20 reviews
8.7
Review score
20 reviews
5 star
50%
4 star
40%
3 star
5%
2 star
0%
1 star
5%
See all reviews
When my loved one is ill and something happens they are not notifying anyone in the family. I mean outside of that he is good but the communication is awful.
Provides: Assisted Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
See details
Photo of The Parke Assisted Living
11 Photo available
8.5
Review score
4 reviews
8.5
Review score
4 reviews
5 star
100%
4 star
0%
3 star
0%
2 star
0%
1 star
0%
See all reviews
We have been very happy with The Parke Assisted Living community. What is really important for us is that our loved one is very happy and is well cared for. Based on the experience we have had so far we...
Provides: Assisted Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
The Parke Assisted Living offers seniors an active lifestyle without worrying about daily household tasks. The Parke Assisted Living is designed for seniors who sometimes need assistance with activities such as housekeeping, linen service, meal preparation, and transportation. An outstanding...
Photo of Aberdeen Heights Assisted Living
88 Photos available
33 Floor plans available
8.4
Review score
32 reviews
8.4
Review score
32 reviews
5 star
72%
4 star
13%
3 star
3%
2 star
9%
1 star
3%
See all reviews
Aberdeen Heights is a warm, friendly, family-oriented Assisted Living. I was so nervous about moving my mom from her home, but she has loved every minute there! The majority of their staff has been their for...
Provides: Assisted Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Welcome to Aberdeen Heights Assisted Living! Aberdeen Heights offers a warm and relaxed atmosphere that enables residents to maintain their independent lifestyle while receiving personalized assistance. Aberdeen Heights is located on Yale near medical facilities and numerous services and is an...
See details
Photo of Country Club At Woodland Hills
1919 Photos available
8.4
Review score
23 reviews
8.4
Review score
23 reviews
5 star
66%
4 star
13%
3 star
17%
2 star
4%
1 star
0%
See all reviews
I had narrowed it down to another community or Country Club. Covered covered parking comes free at Country Club and they didn't charge a monthly fee for [name removed] and it was much more affordable for me.
Provides: Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
Welcome to Country Club At Woodland Hills, one of Tulsa's finest Independent rental retirement communities. Our all-inclusive retirement lifestyle is designed for you to be able to live in maintenance-free comfort, which frees you to retire on your terms. We recently finished a complete remodel...
See details
Photo of Bellarose Senior Living
2323 Photos available
8.2
Review score
32 reviews
8.2
Review score
32 reviews
5 star
43%
4 star
25%
3 star
3%
2 star
13%
1 star
16%
See all reviews
Facility and amenities are really nice. First walked in, I expected it to more than it does for assisted-living. Staff can sometimes be hard to get a hold of and everything goes through central operate when...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
See details
Photo of Cedarhurst of Woodland Hills
2020 Photos available
8.0
Review score
19 reviews
8.0
Review score
19 reviews
5 star
79%
4 star
16%
3 star
5%
2 star
0%
1 star
0%
See all reviews
The main things that stood out to us about this facility are: washer/dryer in the units, Garages, lots of bridge (significantly more). The residents were incredibly friendly, the size of the facility is...
Provides: Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
If you’re looking for a relaxing retirement that will enable you to spend your time on whatmatters, Cedarhurst of Woodland Hills is an excellent choice. This community offers independent living to seniors in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Whether you want to go for a swim in the heated saltwater pool, or...
See details
Photo of Forest Hills Assisted Living Retirement and Care Center
1616 Photos available
8.9
Review score
13 reviews
8.9
Review score
13 reviews
5 star
46%
4 star
31%
3 star
23%
2 star
0%
1 star
0%
See all reviews
Moving to assisted living can be a significant transition for a loved one, however, the Forest Hills staff has made my moms move so much easier. She absolutely loves the staff throughout the facility and...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
Forest Hills Assisted Living offers a safe and caring home to those seniors who are looking for an assisted living community in Broken Arrow, OK. This community is a part of the city of Broken Arrow, a city that offers parks, museums, and other attractions for its residents and visitors.Forest...
Photo of Brookdale Broken Arrow
44 Photos available
22 Floor plans available
8.9
Review score
52 reviews
8.9
Review score
52 reviews
5 star
54%
4 star
29%
3 star
13%
2 star
4%
1 star
0%
See all reviews
We are Very Happy with Brookdale in Broken Arrow They are treating my mother so good!!! The home be a little run down but the Care is Wonderful. Attitude of the nurses, LPN's & staff are Good & they are...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Always Something to DoLocated in a peaceful setting in a quiet neighborhood, you can enjoy an active and vibrant lifestyle here in our assisted living and memory care community. Our convenient location in northeastern Oklahoma puts you just a short drive away from some of the best local shopping,...
See details
Photo of Prairie House Assisted Living and Memory Care
1313 Photos available
8.1
Review score
29 reviews
8.1
Review score
29 reviews
5 star
45%
4 star
24%
3 star
14%
2 star
7%
1 star
10%
See all reviews
We absolutely love where daddy is at. The only complaint I could have, it is very hard to get in and out of his memory care unit on evenings and weekends. Many times it takes a long while to get in and...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Introducing the rewarding lifestyle of Broken Arrow’s premier senior community. The only community that works in collaboration with St. John Broken Arrow, Prairie House Assisted Living and Memory Care serves as an extension of your family to provide exceptional care for loved ones.Our base rent...
See details
Photo of Canoe Brook Assisted Living - Broken Arrow
77 Photos available
8.0
Review score
5 reviews
8.0
Review score
5 reviews
5 star
40%
4 star
20%
3 star
20%
2 star
20%
1 star
0%
See all reviews
This seems like to be a good place. The food, administrative staff, the cleanliness, and friendliness all stand out to me about the community. Some of the activities available include bingo, exercising,...
Provides: Assisted Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Located in the friendly city of Broken Arrow in the suburbs of Tulsa, OK, Canoe Brook Broken Arrow makes the human element of caring our first priority.Assisted Living at Canoe Brook offers freedom, dignity and security along with premium amenities and the personal care that we sometimes need....
See details
Photo of Morada Broken Arrow
99 Photos available
7.8
Review score
47 reviews
7.8
Review score
47 reviews
5 star
46%
4 star
28%
3 star
17%
2 star
0%
1 star
9%
See all reviews
I was worried my husband wouldn't like it, but we both love it due to the high marks given on the items listed above. This is exactly where we need to be at this time in our life. We have health issues but...
Provides: Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
Morada Broken Arrow provides a fulfilling, independent lifestyle in a welcoming environment.Situated on 17 acres of beautifully manicured grounds, you'll be charmed by the country-feel of our facilities. But while Silver Arrow Estates enjoys the peace of being nestled within a suburb of Tulsa,...
See details
Photo of Beehive Homes of Broken Arrow
5757 Photos available
7.5
Review score
5 reviews
7.5
Review score
5 reviews
5 star
20%
4 star
60%
3 star
20%
2 star
0%
1 star
0%
See all reviews
It's a very clean nice and spacious facility. The food seems very enjoyable and the staff is usually pretty knowledgeable about your loved ones when asked. I think it would be nice if they could offer more...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
We aim to improve quality of life and ensure safety to our residents. We offer 24-hour on-site care staff. Our focus is on our residents and their families.Our dedicated care team at BeeHive is happy to welcome you to our hive.
See details
Photo of Cedar Ridge Senior Living
88 Photos available
7.5
Review score
42 reviews
7.5
Review score
42 reviews
5 star
26%
4 star
44%
3 star
10%
2 star
10%
1 star
10%
See all reviews
The staff are all friendly and helpful at Cedar Ridge Senior Living. The housekeeping seems to be fine, but the laundry is very inefficient. Be prepared for it to take several days to get your laundry back....
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
A Life Worth LivingTucked away in an idyllic, rural setting in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, you will have a community that offers you everything you need to embrace a life worth living. You have easy access to medical offices and hospitals, as well as local dining and shopping. You can even admire the...
See details
Photo of The Broadmoor
88 Photos available
33 Floor plans available
6.0
Review score
8 reviews
6.0
Review score
8 reviews
5 star
49%
4 star
25%
3 star
13%
2 star
0%
1 star
13%
See all reviews
We are very pleased with The Broadmoor. I was amazed by the way it looks, it looks wonderful and the staff is all outstanding. They are all very friendly and accommodating. The apartment sizes are great,...
Provides: Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.

What families are saying about independent living in Tulsa

Recent reviews for independent living in Tulsa

Town Village Tulsa

5.0
I would like to say that A Place For Mom was most helpful with my search, especially [name removed]Staff very friendly and answered all questions. It is very welcoming, and the residents were out and about and appeared happy. I guess you could say my family liked the vibe. My son, my brothers ...
Read more

Southern Hills Independent Living in Tulsa, OK

5.0
I’ve typed this a few times and keep hitting the character limit before I can tell out story. My mom was isolated alone in an apartment with no car, and 2 cats. I could not realistically work full time and take her to the store, doctors appointments, get cat food, refill her meds etc. At ...
Read more

Homestead of Owasso

4.4
The staff seemed to know how to talk with residents especially when they were confused. We had a camera in mom's room and were able to listen to the interactions between staff and mom. We had one issue while mom was there and it was resolved very quickly. We were very satisfied with the care mom ...
Read more

Costs of independent living in the Tulsa area

The average rent for an independent living community in Tulsa starts around $2,900, according to A Place for Mom’s proprietary data. This price varies based on location, apartment size, amenities, and services. For example, the starting rent for a studio in a Tulsa independent living community is about $2,258, while a two-bedroom apartment significantly increases by approximately $1,300.[01]

Monthly independent living community costs typically include the following:

  • Room and board
  • Some or all utilities
  • Housekeeping and laundry services
  • Grocery shopping and errands (may incur one-time additional fee)
  • Transportation fees (may be complimentary or with additional fee)
  • Concierge services
  • Programmed social activities (like live performances, classes, happy hours, and more)
  • Access to on-site amenities (like fitness centers, libraries, TV lounges, game rooms, etc.)

The monthly rent can increase with add-on costs, such as the following:

  • One-time community fees (like a deposit)
  • Monthly pet fees
  • Second-person fees
  • Parking fees

Below you’ll find average baseline costs — without add-on fees — for independent living communities in Tulsa. This chart can help you compare independent living costs in Tulsa to nearby cities.

Average monthly cost of Independent Living in Tulsa, OK vs. nearby cities

Tulsa, OK
$4,033/mo
$4,033/mo

Average monthly cost of Independent Living in Tulsa, OK vs. the state and national average

Tulsa, OK
$4,033/mo
U.S. national average
$4,004/mo

Average monthly cost of Independent Living in Tulsa vs. other types of senior living

$4,868/mo
Independent Living
$4,033/mo

Median monthly costs of Independent Living in Tulsa, OK by room type

Semi-Private
$5,447/mo
Studio
$4,477/mo
1 Bedroom
$4,488/mo
2 Bedroom
$4,936/mo
Detached Cottage/Bungalow
$3,978/mo

How people pay for independent living in Tulsa

Most seniors try to plan ahead to ensure they can afford the independent living community of their choice. Many retirees find senior living costs attainable by combining both private income sources and senior benefits. In this section, we’ll guide you through different ways seniors typically pay for independent living, from their personal income to benefit options.

Private pay methods

When paying for independent living facilities, most retirees start by looking at their private income sources like savings, pensions, Social Security benefits, and investment returns. There are other ways seniors can save up money to help pay for independent senior living costs, such as the options below:

Caregiver Resources
Reverse Mortgages and Long-Term Care: The Pros and Cons
By Merritt Whitley, senior living writer and editor
VA benefits
20433

Number of veterans who live in Tulsa as of 2021

About 47% of Tulsa veterans are 65+.

Can veterans benefits help pay for independent living costs?

Yes, if you’re a veteran or surviving spouse of a veteran with a VA-recognized disability, you may be eligible for financial benefits that can be used toward independent living costs. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) provides a wide range of veterans benefits, some of which — like the Aid and Attendance benefit and Veterans Pension — can be used to pay for anything that improves your quality of life, like independent living.

Do I qualify for veterans benefits?

With an extensive list of service-related conditions, it’s highly likely that a senior veteran will qualify for some type of benefit or pension. However, this list is ever changing and doesn’t address all applicable conditions. So it’s important to seek advice from your local veterans service officers to ensure you find all the benefits you’re eligible for.

How do I find assistance for veterans benefits?

You’re in luck — Oklahoma provides many resources to help you understand your eligible veterans benefits and apply/file for claims. Tulsa has government offices and several veteran services organizations (VSOs) to provide veteran benefits assistance. Below, we highlight several of the veteran benefit resources available in Tulsa.

The Oklahoma Employment Security Commission website lists all of the veteran resources in Oklahoma. Tulsa also offers an online search engine for VSOs and a 24-hour community resource line through the nonprofit organization Tulsa Area United Way to help you find local veteran resources.

Oklahoma also connects veterans to nearby resources through their veterans assistance locator called VALOR, also known as OKVALOR. Unfortunately, this system can be slightly difficult to navigate, so we created a step-by-step guide on how to find Tulsa VSOs through their system.

  • Click on the OKVALOR link. Then, click on GO TO OKVALOR.
  • When the system loads, you’ll see five clickable options — LAYERS, NAVIGATION, FILTERS, FEATURES, and CONTACT — on the left-hand side. Click LAYERS. Then, toggle on the resources you’re looking for. In this case, for VSOs, click the toggle-on button for Veteran Support.
  • Next, click the NAVIGATION filter on the left-hand side. Select your county or city.
  • Now, select FILTERS on the left-hand side. Here you can choose what resources you’re looking for. In this case, toggle on Veterans Assist and select Veteran Service Organization for VSOs.
  • Finally, OKVALOR will generate a list of resources (in this case VSOs) on the right-hand side. Click on the resource name or the map’s clickable triangles for more details on that specific location, like hours, fees, and services.

The system can also help with any further guidance through the FEATURES tab, where you can learn more about operating the system and using certain features.

Note: There is an area to enter an address, but unless this is an exact address to a veterans-related resource the system may generate confusing results or errors.

Resources for Tulsa veterans

Governmental offices for veterans assistance

City of Tulsa
Chief of Intergovernmental Relations and Veterans Liasion: Jed Cochran
175 E. Second St., Suite 15-048
Tulsa, OK 74103
Phone: 918-596-7485
Email: jcochran@cityoftulsa.org

Muskogee VA Regional Benefit Office
125 S. Main St.
Muskogee, OK 74401
Phone: 800-827-1000
Hours: Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Local nonprofit organizations

Disabled American Veterans (DAV)
JE “Jim” Bracy Chapter 32
3131 E. Pine St.
Tulsa, OK 74110
Phone: 918-834-4643

Tulsa Area United Way
Call 2-1-1 or 877-836-2111
Text “HELP” to 877-836-2111

Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW)
Post 577
1109 E. Sixth St.
Tulsa, OK 74120
Phone: 918-585-9148
Hours: Tuesday through Friday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Vietnam Veterans of America
Chapter #524
12407 E. 13th Place
Tulsa, OK 74128
Phone: 918-437-7507
Email: bbstacker31@aol.com

Volunteers of America Oklahoma
9605 E. 61st St.
Tulsa, OK 74133
Phone: 918-307-1500

Medicaid

Oklahoma’s Medicaid program — SoonerCare — provides health insurance coverage to eligible low-income families and individuals, including seniors. While SoonerCare doesn’t cover room and board costs in an independent living community, it does help cover a wide range of medical services and medically necessary in-home health care services.

What home health care services does SoonerCare cover?

SoonerCare offers home and community based waivers like the ADvantage waiver program to help cover additional services in a senior’s home or their independent living community. This program is specifically for eligible individuals aged 65+ or those with physical disabilities. Through this program, you may be able to receive coverage for the following services from your home or senior living community:

  • Personal caregiver services
  • Skilled nursing care services
  • Adult day health services
  • Respite care
  • Rehabilitative services (occupational, physical, speech, and respiratory therapy)
  • Hospice care services
  • Medical equipment and supplies

However, if you don’t qualify for the ADvantage Waiver Program, the Community Living, Aging, and Protective Services (CAP) can help you find other Medicaid or Medicare programs to pay for care services.

Other care services could be provided by state-funded adult day health services. These services may be available if you don’t qualify for ADvantage Waiver Program, or if you’re waiting for your application to process. Additionally, eligible individuals may be able to receive SoonerCare home care services through their State Plan Personal Care. This Medicaid service helps cover in-home assistance with activities of daily living like meal preparation, eating, laundry, errands, housekeeping, etc.

How can I learn more and apply for SoonerCare?

There are extensive eligibility requirements for SoonerCare programs, so determining what you qualify for and what you should apply for can be confusing. Thankfully, you can find helpful resources in Tulsa dedicated to guiding locals through SoonerCare benefits. Resources like the Department of Human Services and Social Security Administration offices can help you apply for benefits and file claims.

Additionally, the nonprofit organization, Tulsa Area United Way, provides a community resource line where you can call, text, or use the online 2-1-1 chat to receive help finding additional resources.

Tulsa resident Medicaid resources

Local offices for senior benefits assistance

Oklahoma Department of Human Services
201 W. Fifth St.
Tulsa, OK 74103
Phone: 405-522-5050
Hours: Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Community Living, Aging, and Protective Services (CAP)
Phone: 405-521-2281
Fax: 405-521-2086

Tulsa Area United Way

Tulsa community resource line
Call 2-1-1 or 877-836-2111
Text “HELP” to 877-836-2111

Medicare

Medicare is a federal health insurance program for seniors aged 65 and older. Health care coverage depends on the Medicare plan you qualify for and enroll in:

  • Medicare Part A coverage includes medical expenses such as hospice care, short-term skilled nursing facility care, and hospital stays.
  • Medicare Part B coverage includes medical expenses like preventative services, doctor visits, and medical supplies.
  • Medicare Part D coverage is for prescription drug costs.

No Medicare plan will cover custodial costs, like room and board, in an independent living community. However, Medicare health plans can help cover home medical services associated with independent living, like the following:

  • In-home health care
  • Skilled nursing services
  • Hospice care
  • Rehabilitative care
Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE)

The dual Medicaid and Medicare Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) helps eligible seniors aged 55 and older access low-cost health care services, such as those listed below:

  • Home care
  • Adult day care
  • Rehabilitative care
  • Nursing home care
  • Hospice care
  • Meals
  • Medically necessary transportation
  • Medication
  • Physical, occupational, speech, and recreational therapies
Can I get help paying for Medicare?

If you receive Medicare and meet low-income requirements, you may be eligible for financial assistance with Medicare costs. Oklahoma’s Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act (MIPPA) helps by overseeing the following programs:

How do I apply for Medicare?

Tulsa resources like the local Social Security Administration or area agency on aging office can help you understand and apply for Medicare benefits. Oklahoma even offers designated assistance for seniors on Medicare benefits through the Senior Health Insurance Counseling Program. The Oklahoma resource line provided by Tulsa Area United Way can also help you understand your benefits through phone, text, or online chat. The state long-term care ombudsman also supports seniors by advocating for their rights to access long-term care benefits.

Below you can find additional information on Tulsa resources to guide you through Medicare benefits, the application process, and claims.

Tulsa resident Medicare resources

Local offices for benefits assistance

Tulsa Social Security office
14002 E. 21st Street
Tulsa, OK 74134
Phone: 866-931-7106
TTY Phone: 800-325-0778
Fax: 833-950-3007
Hours: Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

INCOG Area Agency on Aging
2 W. Second St., Suite 800
Tulsa, OK 74103
Phone: 918-584-7526
Fax: 918-583-1024
Email: incog@incog.org

Area agency on aging senior information line
Tulsa Phone: 918-579-9477
Statewide Phone: 800-211-2116

Community Living, Aging, and Protective Services (CAP)
Phone: 405-521-2281
Fax: 405-521-2086

Oklahoma long-term care ombudsman

Current long-term care ombudsman contact
Name: Bill Whited
Phone: 405-521-2281
Fax: 405-522-6739

General information and assistance for seniors
Phone: 800-211-2116

Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act (MIPPA)

Local MIPPA coordinator
Name: Casey Jones
Phone: 918-579-9477
Email: cjones@incog.org

Tulsa Area United Way

Tulsa community resource line
Call 2-1-1 or 877-836-2111
Text “HELP” to 877-836-2111

Understand Oklahoma laws and regulations for independent living communities

Independent living communities usually follow general apartment laws and regulations set by the state since they’re not considered senior care facilities. Here, we’ll guide you through relevant Oklahoma regulations.

What are independent living age requirements?

Similar to senior apartments, independent living facilities typically require you to be a certain age. While the age requirement varies between communities, the most common age requirements are 55+, 62+, or 65+.

What are apartment regulations in Oklahoma?

Apartments, and therefore independent living communities, must provide safe, clean, and habitable living environments to help ensure the safety of its residents. For instance, the following utilities must be kept in good condition:[03]

  • Electrical
  • Plumbing
  • Sanitary
  • Ventilation

Other utilities like the following must also be provided in every unit:

  • Heating
  • Air-conditioning
  • Running hot and cold water
  • Trash removal
  • Smoke detector(s)

You can feel at ease knowing if there’s ever an issue with these utilities, landlords are obligated to repair the utility in the apartment. Landlords must also provide 24-hours notice before entering your unit unless it’s an emergency. Additionally, as a tenant, you must use these utilities in a safe manner, as well as maintain your living space.[03] Thankfully, independent living communities help you clean and maintain your apartment with housekeeping, laundry, and maintenance services.

Storm shelters

While Oklahoma doesn’t require independent living communities to provide on-site storm shelters, many communities still have shelters, emergency drills, and/or safety protocols.[04] Since Oklahoma rests in tornado alley, you should ask your prospective senior living community about their storm preparedness.

Accommodations for seniors with disabilities

Independent living communities built after March 13, 1991, with more than four units and an elevator, must offer the following accessibility features:[05]

  • Accessible common areas
  • Doors and hallways wide enough for wheelchairs
  • An accessible route through every apartment
  • Reachable outlets, light switches, thermostats, etc.
  • Reinforced bathroom walls so grab bars can be installed if needed
  • Wheelchair-friendly kitchens and bathrooms

Most of our independent living partners must comply with these rules since they were built after 1991. Independent living communities built after 1991 with 4+ units and no elevator must only abide by these rules in ground-floor units. If a facility built before 1991 decides to renovate its property, it’s not required to meet these accommodations.[05]

In any independent living community, landlords are also required to make reasonable accommodations for seniors with disabilities. For example, if you have a disability, you could ask for the following types of adjustments:

  • Providing accessible parking
  • Installing wheelchair ramps
  • Installing grab bars in bathrooms
  • Allowing service animals even if the apartment complex is not pet-friendly
  • Adjusting rental due dates to fall in line with monthly disability checks

However, landlords don’t have to comply with modifications if it alters the community’s program or causes undue financial or administrative burden on the facility.

Do regulations change for senior living communities with multiple care types on the same campus?

A Place for Mom partners with four independent living communities with assisted living and/or memory care units available on the same campus. Communities with advanced care services must follow associated senior care laws and regulations. For more information on how senior care regulations differ from general rental standards, visit our guides to Tulsa assisted living or memory care.

COVID-19 regulations for Tulsa independent living communities

Oklahoma’s governor terminated the COVID-19 public health emergency in May 2021, which ended all COVID-19 restrictions in the state.[06] However, senior living communities may still implement their own COVID-19 guidelines. Therefore, when looking for an independent living community, you should ask about their current safety measures and COVID-19 restrictions.

Since COVID-19 is still an ongoing risk, the Oklahoma Department of Health (OSDH) recommends following current Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines. For additional information, visit the City of Tulsa COVID-19 resource page.

What to expect from independent living in Tulsa

Whether you’re looking for an extravagant resort-style community or simply a way to start living a carefree, active lifestyle, Tulsa provides many options for independent seniors in the area. Read on to learn how you can live a fulfilling life in an independent living community and what type of community best suits your needs.

What are the differences between a stand-alone community and a facility with supportive care?

A majority of independent living communities in Tulsa are stand-alone facilities, meaning they only offer independent living services for independent seniors. Only four of our 12 independent living partners provide a continuum of care — one facility offers additional assisted living support and three communities provide advanced memory care on the same campus.[01] This type of community benefits couples with different care needs, so they can live on the same campus while receiving their individualized level of care.

While both types of facilities are similar, you’ll find slight differences in the common amenities each offer. All independent living communities offer apartments — typically studio, one-, or two-bedrooms — but continuum of care communities may also offer cottages. Cottages offer extra space and a more homelike and independent feel than apartments. Additionally, many stand-alone facilities have additional on-site amenities like outdoor pools, chapels, professional beauty salons, and barbershops.

What types of amenities do independent living communities offer?

Tulsa independent living communities offer resort-style living with extra amenities that promote socialization and a fulfilling lifestyle. Amenities you may find in our partner Tulsa senior living communities include the following:

  • Arts and crafts centers
  • Beauty salons
  • Barbershops
  • Game rooms
  • Movie theaters
  • Billiards lounges
  • Swimming pools

Additionally, all our independent living partners offer meal services, mostly served in a restaurant-style dining room. Some communities go beyond these services by providing room service and chef-prepared meals.[01]

Will I be able to live an active lifestyle?

Yes. In fact, all of our independent living partners schedule on- and off-site activities to help ensure you maintain an active lifestyle. Whether you’re looking for a new hobby or a way to make new friends, scheduled activities have you covered. Almost all our partners also staff an activity director to tailor these activities to senior residents.[01] Below are just some of the most popular senior-friendly activities you may enjoy in our partner Tulsa communities:

  • Art classes
  • Live musical or dance performances
  • (Chair) yoga sessions
  • Happy hours
  • Trivia, poker, and other games
  • Wii bowling playtimes
  • Day trips and outings

Since Tulsa resides in the Bible belt, many independent living communities also offer on-site devotional activities. These may include religious services or Bible study sessions. Plus, some communities also provide on-site access to a visiting chaplain or priest.

Explore senior care with confidence

choosing care icon

Know where to start.

Identify the right care for your loved one with our free assessment.

content with icon image

See what you can afford.

Understand cost and payment for long-term care based on your loved one's needs.

content with icon image

Find top facilities for you.

Free, personalized guidance from our Senior Living Advisors can help you narrow your search.

content with icon image

Tour your favorite facilities.

Our free touring checklist can help you choose the right community.

Unfamiliar with Tulsa? Highlights for seniors

77,274

Number of seniors over the age of 62 currently living in Tulsa

18%
Approximately 18% of Tulsa’s population are seniors 62+
$25,777

Mean retirement income for Tulsa seniors 65 and older[02]

Health care for seniors in Tulsa

Since some of the highest-ranked hospitals in Oklahoma are located in Tulsa, you’ll be able to find some of the best care in the state. Below are some of the most popular hospitals in Tulsa, with details on their specialized senior care or stroke treatments.

A graphic of a capital letter H in a circle

Saint Francis Hospital

Saint Francis Hospital is the best hospital in Oklahoma and Tulsa, ranked No. 1 by U.S. News and World Report. In addition to overall top-notch care, you can find care specialized for seniors through the hospital’s Senior Specialty Unit. The health care system also performs highly for many conditions and procedures, including strokes, thanks to the hospital’s designated Comprehensive Stroke Center.

Find a location near you
Find a doctor near you

A graphic of a capital letter H in a circle

Ascension St. John Medical Center

Ascension St. John Medical Center is an award-winning hospital in Tulsa recognized for its stroke treatments and age-friendly environment. The hospital provides outstanding care, ranking No. 2 on U.S. News and World Reports’ list in Tulsa and Oklahoma.

Find a location near you
Find a doctor near you

A graphic of a capital letter H in a circle

Hillcrest Medical Center

Hillcrest Medical Center is a smaller hospital, performing highly for multiple conditions and procedures common in older adults, including strokes. The hospital has a Det Norske Veritas (DNV) Certified Comprehensive Stroke Center — Oklahoma Stroke and Neurological Institute.

Find a location near you
Find a doctor near you

Transportation for seniors in Tulsa

Most locals in Tulsa use their own vehicles to get around the city. So, most independent living communities offer on-site parking options, some with covered options to help protect against storm damage. However, if you don’t have your own car, all our independent living partners in Tulsa also offer on-site transportation services at your convenience.[01] While a majority of these on-site transportation services are complimentary, some require additional fees if you use the services outside of scheduled hours or designated areas.

Tulsa is difficult to get around without another means of transportation since it’s such a large metropolitan area. That being said, Tulsa still provides public transportation options through Tulsa Transit, which covers nearly 200 square miles of the area and surrounding suburbs. Take a look at some of Tulsa’s local transportation options below:

If you can’t use these forms of public transportation due to a disability, Tulsa Transit offers an ADA-paratransit service — Lift Paratransit — for eligible individuals. Regardless, you should always ask whether any of these options offer senior discounts.

The City of Tulsa transportation webpage helps you find other transportation options, like trails, rails, and bike lanes. To further understand the best ways to get around Tulsa, Walk Score ranks how easy the city is to navigate out of 100.[08]

Transportation card image
39

Walk Score

Transportation card image
23

Transit Score

Transportation card image

Bike Score

Senior activities in Tulsa

Tulsa’s artsy and historical museum culture, booming energy industry, rich diversity, meat-loving foodie scene, and beautiful outdoor areas are just a few of the immeasurable attractions the city has to offer. In this section, you’ll find various activities to enjoy individually or with visiting friends and family members.

You can also find more on Tulsa’s activity opportunities through the Travel Oklahoma Tulsa or the Visit Tulsa webpages.

Museums and monuments recognizing Tulsa’s energy industry

Since the early 1900s, Tulsa has been a hub for the American energy industry, bringing an influx of money and population to the area. Most of Tulsa’s wealth is attributed to the oil boom in the 1900s, but it’s also recognized for its continued economic impact on the current energy economy. Tulsa honors its oil industry roots with the famed 76-foot-tall statue, the Golden Driller, located outside Expo Square. Additionally, Tulsa recognizes its rich history at many museums, including but not limited to the following:

Diverse culture and historic landmarks

Native American heritage is a prominent part of Oklahoma culture, with 14 of 38 Oklahoma documented Indian nations located in the state’s northern area. Tulsa is prominently known for the Muscogee (Creek) Tribe, as well as Cherokee Nation and Osage Nation. No cultural centers are dedicated to Native American culture within the city of Tulsa, but Oklahoma reserves part of their website to information to the state’s Oklahoma Native American tribes.

Tulsa is also home to the Greenwood Cultural Center, dedicated to informing the public on Tulsa’s notable effect on African American history and culture. Additionally, many visit Tulsa’s John Hope Franklin Reconciliation Park, which focuses on Oklahoma’s reconciliation with their African American population after historic racial disputes in the area.

Art deco architecture

Tulsa is famous for its art deco architecture that takes you back to the affluent Roaring ‘20s. You can walk along Deco District in downtown Tulsa to view the finest architecture in the area. Or, Tulsa businesses like Tulsa Tours and Tulsa Foundation for Architecture provide guided tours to help ensure you don’t miss any famous architecture in Tulsa. While there are countless buildings to see, many boast on the most popular and finest art deco architecture, like the Boston Avenue United Methodist Church and Philcade (or Philtower) building.

Tulsa Arts District and art museums

Tulsa’s dedicated Tulsa Arts District has nearly 20 local art galleries. You can fully experience this area every first Friday of the month when the district hosts art crawls. These art crawls feature local art galleries, studios, museums, performances, etc. On other days, you can visit popular local art museums, some of which highlight the local art deco architecture, like the following:

Performing arts and music venues

Tulsa is full of entertainment to enjoy on a night out with visiting friends and family members. There are many music venues scattered throughout Tulsa, but some of the most popular are the Tulsa Theater and BOK Center.

If you’re looking for performing arts, the area has countless opportunities with venues like the following:

Casinos and horse racing

Seniors and visitors can enjoy four gambling opportunities, from casinos to horse racing in the summer. Tulsa is home to three casinos:

During summer months, you can also enjoy betting on horses at the live-action horse racing event Fair Meadows at Tulsa Expo Square.

Restaurants and breweries in Tulsa

As a city in Oklahoma, Tulsa has access to nearby farmlands with abundant beef cattle. Therefore, fresh locally sourced meat is a huge deal in the city. Steakhouses and barbeque joints are a must in Tulsa.

However, Tulsa goes beyond the typical steakhouses and barbeque joints by offering many other types of restaurants. Even though Oklahoma is a land-locked state, many locals also enjoy delicious seafood options. To top off the night, Tulsa’s local breweries offer traditional IPAs or unique stouts for a variety of tastes.

Outdoor areas

Northeast Oklahoma is also known as Green Country, where cities go beyond the typical city living with outdoor recreation spots. Check out some of the best outdoor areas in Tulsa:

  • Golf courses: Tulsa is home to numerous golf courses and driving ranges. Some of which are private golf clubs that you must join to enjoy. One of the most popular is the private Southern Hills Country Club, which has hosted nearly 20 championship games. The Travel Oklahoma webpage also lists a few of the nearby golf courses available.
  • Parks: One of the main outdoor opportunities in Tulsa are its parks. These local parks offer activities ranging from fishing areas to picnic areas.
  • Lakes: Most lakes require a little drive, but the closest to Tulsa are Lake Yahola and Pretty Water Lake.
  • Tulsa Zoo is the local 84-acre zoo that offers many exhibits, including a rainforest and conservation center.
  • Tulsa Botanical Garden is the local 170-acre botanical garden situated around a 7-acre lake.

Frequently Asked Questions

Legend at Tulsa Hills, The Courtyards at Claremore Assisted Living Memory Care and The Grove at Midtown Senior Living are the top-rated Independent Living facilities near Tulsa, OK. These Independent Living facilities received the highest rankings based on verified family reviews. See full list of communities.

The average cost of Independent Living in Tulsa is $4,033 per month. This cost may vary based on location, amenities, floorplan, level of care and other factors.

References

  1. A Place for Mom. (2022-2023). A Place for Mom proprietary data.

  2. United States Census Bureau. (2021). Tulsa city; Oklahoma. [Data set]. American Community Survey.

  3. Landlord and Tenant, Oklahoma Senate § 41 (2022).

  4. State of Oklahoma Uniform Building Code Commission. (2009). Minimum state requirements for storm shelters.

  5. Office of Disability Concerns State of Oklahoma. (rev. 2013, Sept. 15). Housing for people with disabilities in Oklahoma: A resource guide.

  6. Oklahoma Legislature. (2021, April 21). House Bill No. 2566.

  7. U.S. News and World Report. Best hospitals in Tulsa, OK.

  8. Walk Score. Living in Tulsa.

  9. Donovan, L. (2023, June 5). Personal communication [Phone interview].

Photo cta image

More questions?

Ask an A Place for Mom local advisor at no cost.

The information contained on this page is for informational purposes only and is not intended to constitute medical, legal or financial advice or create a professional relationship between A Place for Mom and the reader. Always seek the advice of your health care provider, attorney or financial advisor with respect to any particular matter, and do not act or refrain from acting on the basis of anything you have read on this site. Links to third-party websites are only for the convenience of the reader; A Place for Mom does not endorse the contents of the third-party sites.
Back to top
1.

A Place for Mom. (2022-2023). A Place for Mom proprietary data.

2.

United States Census Bureau. (2021). Tulsa city; Oklahoma. [Data set]. American Community Survey.

3.

Landlord and Tenant, Oklahoma Senate § 41 (2022).

4.

State of Oklahoma Uniform Building Code Commission. (2009). Minimum state requirements for storm shelters.

5.

Office of Disability Concerns State of Oklahoma. (rev. 2013, Sept. 15). Housing for people with disabilities in Oklahoma: A resource guide.

6.

Oklahoma Legislature. (2021, April 21). House Bill No. 2566.

7.

U.S. News and World Report. Best hospitals in Tulsa, OK.

8.

Walk Score. Living in Tulsa.

9.

Donovan, L. (2023, June 5). Personal communication [Phone interview].