Mustang, Oklahoma Real Estate

Mustang, Oklahoma Real Estate

Just imagine back to the days of cowboys and cattle drives when an estimated 10 million cattle traveled the Chisholm Trail along the western border of modern day Mustang, Oklahoma. Driven over the decades by roughly 35,000 cowboys and a million horses, the cattle walked the well-beaten path from Texas to Kansas where they were shipped to the eastern states to meet beef demands. Today, Mustang’s 17,000 residents remember and honor those historic roots in a number of ways including the annual Western Days festival in September. The city also proudly supports its national champion mounted drill team the Canadian Valley Rangerettes.

Shopping and Dining

To shop authentic Mustang merchants, start with Heart Strings Cards and Decor offering unique home and garden decorations in addition to greeting cards and gift ideas. Another locally-owned favorite, Biscuit Eaters, handcrafts dog biscuits for Mustang’s most discerning canines, while Elodee’s Collectibles and Sazzie curates a tempting selection of antiques and secondhand items. Mustang grocery stores include Homeland, First Choice Foods and Victory Mart. For other everyday necessities, you’ll find Dollar Tree, Dollar General Store, Walgreens and Walmart.

If you count good Italian food among your necessities, Mustang boasts several tempting restaurant options including Luigiano’s Italian and Mazzio’s Italian Eatery. For barbecue lovers, take in a deep breath at Uncle John’s Smokestack, Billy Sims or Swadley’s Bar-B-Q. And finally, for a hometown favorite everyone can agree on, order your cheeseburger and milkshake from Braum’s Ice Cream and Dairy. Any of these make for a great place to fuel up between browsing Mustang real estate, or for more familiar restaurant names, you can choose Subway, KFC, McDonalds or Taco Bell.

Parks and Recreation

Mustang features 15 city parks and an impressive Town Center facility. Favorite park destinations (many are close to attractive Mustang real estate) include Dorchester, Meadows, Centennial, Elliot, Dowden and Heights parks. Among these parks you’ll find features like basketball and tennis courts, baseball/softball fields, walking/jogging trails, playgrounds, and picnic facilities including grills, picnic tables and pavilions. The Mustang Town Center and Wild Horse Park stand out with the most impressive facilities including a playground, six miles of walking/jogging trails, a pond pavilion, baseball/softball fields, volleyball courts and picnic facilities including electric grills and picnic tables. The 59,000 square foot Town Center building encompasses a gymnasium, cardio/fitness and game rooms, library, aquatic center, meeting rooms/banquet facilities and even an indoor rock-climbing wall. Ongoing and annual events hosted here include aerobics classes, movies in the park, Mustang’s Spooktacular Trick-or-Treating, November’s 5K Turkey Trot and Breakfast with Santa during the holiday season. No wonder the Oklahoma Recreation and Parks Society bestowed its 2004 Facility of the Year award on the Mustang Town Center making Mustang real estate that much more attractive!

Living

Ranking among Money Magazine’s Best Places to Live in 2007, Mustang offers an easy commute to Oklahoma City which makes up its eastern border. The town’s appreciation of history shines through in a number of ways including the Mustang Historical Society’s Windmill Exhibit and the Veterans Memorial, both held at Wild Horse Park. The abundance of information about the historic Chisholm Trail and the old west vibe found here appeal to many prospective Mustang home buyers. Something to celebrate in itself, Mustang perpetuates its small-town feel with several festivals and celebrations throughout the year, the largest of which, Western Days, attracts 30,000 annually. Festivities include Bluegrass music, a nightly carnival, chili cook-off, an open rodeo, the Kiwanis Club Pancake Breakfast and of course, the Western Days Parade. Held the first full weekend after Labor Day each year, there’s no better time to come experience the town’s true flavor and browse Mustang real estate. Mustang’s 2012 median home cost of $120,700 speaks to what for many buyers is the affordability of homes here.

Schools, Health, Transportation

Among Oklahoma school districts, Mustang Public Schools alone received the Transitions Endorsement from the North Central Accreditation association. Public school children here attend one of six elementary or two middle schools, Mustang Mid-High or Mustang High School. Redlands Community College provides local higher education options to Mustang residents and enriches the community with its facilities and its Workforce and Economic Development programs.

Mustang residents can take advantage of quite a few family physician and specialty practices without having to leave the city. For emergency or hospital services, you can choose from Integris Health Canadian Valley Hospital and Access Medical Center between 5 and 7.5 miles north in neighboring Yukon. State Highways 4 and 92 run north and south through Mustang with State HIghway 152 bisecting the city horizontally east and west. Follow 152 east until it becomes 74th Street which will lead you into Oklahoma City and almost all the way to the Will Rogers World Airport within a 10 minute drive of Mustang. The 10 million cattle passing over the Chisholm Trail in the 19th century should have had it so good!

 

If you are thinking about buying or selling a home, give us a call at (405) 720-7400 or send us an email to explore your options and to find out when is the best time for you to make a move.

Contact Information

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The Steve Kyle Team
Kylecor, Inc. / Kylecor Realtors
19250 W Charter Oak Rd
Cashion OK 73016
Steve: 405-834-0541
Pam: 405-642-9767