In a local community near by own, the city proudly displayed a sign that said it was the hometown of the young lady who was the Queen of Baton Twirling in the state. all communities whether at the local or state level love the celebrities we can call our own. in Oklahoma, there’s no shortage of famous people who can hang their cowboy hats on the panhandle they call home.
Here’s a who’s who of just a few famous Oklahomans and some info about houses available in what was or still is their neck of the woods.
Miss America 1981 – Susan Powell
Susan hails from Elk City, a town of about 10,000 people that is located in Western Oklahoma about 100 miles from Oklahoma City. the town has changed names a couple of times, but Elk City stuck in the early 1900′s, named after Elk Creek that runs through the middle of the town.
Elk City didn’t experience the terrible devaluation of home values that impacted so many other parts of the country. in fact, values have gone up just a little more than 2 percent so far in 2010. For about $523 per month, there is one home currently for sale that exactly meets the average sales price of $122,000. it has 1348 square feet, three bedrooms, and two baths. in all, about 100 homes are currently for sale.
Tulsa finds itself the virtual centerpiece of famous people. they include bank and train robber Jack Blake, new York Senator Patrick Moynihan, Radio Great Paul Harvey, Hee-Haw Star Roy Clark, Golfer Nancy Lopez, Football Player Tony Casillas, Country Music Superstar Garth Brooks, Musicians Elvin Bishop (Fooled around and Fell in Love), Leon Russell, and David Bagsby (composer), Odd Couple Tony Randall, and actors Jeanne Tripplehorn, Anita Bryant (the orange juice lady), and William Boyd.
Tulsa must have pretty good water to put out that kind of talent a virtual boom town, Tulsa currently has over 4,000 homes available with the average list price of about $129,000 and an average sales price of $105,000. we can’t guarantee that you or your family will be the next famous person living on Tulsa time, but a lovely brick 4 bedroom, 2 bath home with a sunroom is now available for just $129,900.
One of the most famous Native Americans in the U.S. hailed from what is now Ft. Sill. the town was at the epicenter of the Indian Wars of the late 1800′s, established to keep hostile tribes from raiding border settlements in Kansas and Texas. While the frontier has all but disappeared, the Fort Sill Apache Tribe exists still and brings about $10 million to the local economy through its casino and other industries.
Housing in nearby Lawton has experienced a down-turn in value, but in the last quarter prices are on the upswing. While the median list price is just at $100,000, there are many homes available up to $200,000 that offer modern floor plans, all brick, stainless steel appliances, and other great amenities.
If the values of real estate in Oklahoma, the famous and smart who were born and raised there, and those who have helped form the history of the United States isn’t enough to entice you to living in Oklahoma, perhaps this will convince you: Brad Pitt was born in Shawnee, Oklahoma.