Tinker Air Force Base
Named after the first Native American Major General, Clarence L. Tinker, Tinker Air Force Base is located in Southeast Oklahoma City between I-40 and I-240, touching into Midwest City. Tinker AFB is one of the nation's premier U.S. Air Force bases and also serves as one of the city's largest employers, with over 30,000 people on its payroll. In addition to the U.S. Air Force, the base is also home to major Department of Defense, Air Force and Navy Units. Additionally, Tinker AFB serves as the headquarters of the Air Force Materiel Command's Oklahoma City Air Logistics Center (OC-ALC). The 72d Air Base Wing (72 ABW) is assigned to the OC-ALC and is the host unit at Tinker AFB.
The Boeing Company
The Boeing Company recently moved defense and support-related jobs out of the state of Washington and relocated to Oklahoma City (as well as St. Louis, MO and Jacksonville, FL) where it has created approximately 900 jobs. With the arrival of The Boeing Company, the Southeast Oklahoma City area has experienced a boon in the housing market.
Lake Stanley Draper
If you are looking to engage in some outdoor fun, Lake Stanley Draper is the local recreational hotspot. Technically a reservoir, the lake was formed in 1963 and serves as a popular area for fishing, boating, water skiing and jet skiing, flying R.C. airplanes, riding all-terrain vehicle and dirk bikes, hiking, and camping. As the largest lake within city limits and home to some very popular mountain bike trails?some which are 14 miles in length?it is not surprising that the lake attracts many bike riders from around the state.
School Districts in Oklahoma City
Oklahoma City Public Schools serves as the state's largest school district with 95 schools and more than 42,000 students in attendance during the 2009-2010 school year. Other districts serving the metropolitan area include Putnam City Public Schools, Mid-Del Schools, and Moore Public Schools. The Oklahoma City metro area also houses a number of excellent private and parochial schools throughout the area, including Casady School and Heritage Hall School, both which are private college preparatory schools with some of the state's most challenging curricula.
In addition to the state's public and private schools, career and technology centers associated with the Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education provide students with vocational training in the trade of their choice.
Oklahoma City Colleges & Universities
Residents of Southeast Oklahoma City will find that there is not a shortage of colleges and universities within the metropolitan area, making this area even more appealing to those who are thinking about relocating just outside the heart of the city. Public universities in Oklahoma City include Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City, University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond, University of Oklahoma in Norman, and University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma in Chickasha.
Students will also have the pick of over a dozen private colleges and universities as well. These include Oklahoma City University (formerly Epworth College), Langston University, University of Central Oklahoma (the third-largest university in the state and located in Edmond), Oklahoma Baptist University in Shawnee, Oklahoma Christian University, Southwest Christian University, Oklahoma Baptist College, Oklahoma City Community College (the second-largest community college in the state), Southern Nazarene University in Bethany, and Mid-America Christian University, to name a few.
Oklahoma City Economy & Largest Employers
Southeast Oklahoma City's residents are fortunate to live in a city that Forbes magazine has called one of the most "recession proof [cities] in America" (2008). That same publication has also ranked Oklahoma City as eighth on its list of Best Places for Businesses and Careers (2013). Economy wise, Oklahoma City has a very diverse job market that includes government and energy exploration, information technology, health services and administration, and services. Additionally, two Fortune 500 companies are headquartered here (Devon Energy Corporation and Chesapeake Energy Corporation).
Some of the city's top employers include the State of Oklahoma, Mike Monroney Aeronautical Center, Tinker Air Force Base, University of Oklahoma, Hobby Lobby Stores, Chesapeake Energy Corporation, University of Central Oklahoma, and Norman Regional Hospital, among many others. Further, many major corporations hold a large presence within the city, including Cox Communication, The Boeing Company, Great Plains Coca-Cola Bottling Company, Farmers Insurance Group, Dell, and The Hertz Corporation.
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