Realtors are kicking off a North Tulsa Showcase of Homes this weekend. They say it's the biggest home tour for the area in years. The News On 6's Steve Berg reports the hope is to raise awareness with home buyers about North Tulsa's potential.
Realtors say a lot of people don't realize they have brand new homes in North Tulsa.
Stefanie Cole moved to the Northwest Passage neighborhood last year from New Orleans and says she loves it.
"Beautiful view. As you can see behind you, it's really beautiful, especially at night," said Cole.
While some neighborhoods have crime problems, she says the stigma is overrated.
"About North Tulsa, and it's not true, not over here," said Cole.
There are some real hurdles though to selling a house in North Tulsa, such as lack of services, specifically grocery stores.
"Grocery stores, eating establishments. We just don't have many of those here," said Kathryne Horner of Patterson Realtors.
What North Tulsa does have, says Horner are a wide variety of choices from new, higher-end construction to remodeled homes to new, lower-priced starter homes.
"You wouldn't believe how many people don't even know that this addition exists. Yes, there are lots of customer that would fit in this area of town very well, but they don't know the new construction is here," said Horner.
The plusses are the nice views, less traffic congestion, and better prices.
Horner says a house in North Tulsa goes for $170,000 while the exact same house goes for $185,900 in Broken Arrow and Bixby.
Even with the loss of the grocery store, Cole would still recommend it.
"Actually my mom and some of my other friends are thinking about purchasing homes back here," said Cole. "We love North Tulsa. We're here to stay."