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Tulsa
Tulsa
Oklahoma
30 reviews
3.5 out of 5 stars based on 35 ratings
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Tulsa is the second-largest city in the state of Oklahoma and 47th-most populous city in the United States. As of July 2015, the population was 403,505, an increase of 11,599 over that reported in the 2010 Census. It is the principal municipality of the Tulsa Metropolitan Area, a region with 981,005 residents in the MSA and 1,151,172 in the CSA. The city serves as the county seat of Tulsa County, the most densely populated county in Oklahoma, with urban development extending into Osage, Rogers, and Wagoner counties. Tulsa was settled between 1828 and 1836 by the Lochapoka Band of Creek Native American tribe. For most of the 20th century, the city held the nickname "Oil Capital of the World" and played a major role as one of the most important hubs for the American oil industry. Once heavily dependent on the oil industry, Tulsa experienced economic downturn. Subsequent diversification efforts created an economic base in the energy, finance, aviation, telecommunications and technology sectors.. Two institutions of higher education within the city have sports teams at the NCAA Division I level, Oral Roberts University and the University of Tulsa. It is situated on the Arkansas River at the foothills of the Ozark Mountains in northeast Oklahoma, a region of the state known as "Green Country". Considered the cultural and arts center of Oklahoma, Tulsa houses two world-renowned art museums, full-time professional opera and ballet companies, and one of the nation's largest concentrations of art deco architecture. The city has been called one of America's most livable large cities by Partners for Livable Communities, Forbes, and Relocate America. FDi Magazine in 2009 ranked the city no. 8 in the U.S. for cities of the future. In 2012, Tulsa was ranked among the top 50 best cities in the United States by BusinessWeek. People from Tulsa are called "Tulsans".

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Schools and international students make Tulsa friendly
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Older established neighborhood with lots of retired people.
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All the good expectations
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People in Tulsa Oklahoma are very friendly. Because people always walk up to you. And spark up a conversation.
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I feel that most people have a negative attitude when an older person can work with computers. With a computer science degree I am proof than some of us can.

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C+

How did Oklahoma earn the grade of C+? We examined the state taxes based on how age friendly they are. Oklahoma has a state sales tax of 4.50%. Of particular interest is that Oklahoma does not have taxes on social security. There are no estate taxes. There are no taxes imposed on inheritance. Oklahoma has an effective property tax rate of 0.89%. Weighing these taxes and other taxes most likely to impact the aging population is how Oklahoma earned its state tax grade of C+.

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