Yukon, Oklahoma Real Estate

Yukon, Oklahoma Real Estate

A culturally rich and thriving community just west of Oklahoma City, Yukon, Oklahoma bears the name chosen by its founder A.N. Spencer in 1891 in honor of Alaska’s Yukon River which was part of the gold rush at the time. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the community thrived as a milling town with two mills shipping goods like flour, grain and livestock feed throughout the region. A large Czech population from an influx of immigrants in 1898 resulted in the city’s nickname, “The Czech Capital of Oklahoma” and an annual October celebration known as Czech Festival. Home to roughly 23,700 residents today, this town enjoys a location on the historic Route 66 and close proximity to Oklahoma City making Yukon real estate attractive for commuters and just about anyone looking to take advantage of big city resources without the big city setting.

Shopping and Dining

Shopping for necessities or just for fun, Yukon won’t disappoint. Appealing local shops such as Celebrating Home and Caught in the Brambles stock home decor and gift items such as baskets, pottery, candles and more, while Langston’s Western Wear will satisfy anyone wanting to look the part with cowboy hats and western apparel for the whole family, and The Jewelry Closet carries a large selection of watches in addition to jewelry.

Don’t miss Main Street, especially between Fourth and Fifth streets where you’ll find great shopping and some of the city’s oldest architecture. Downtown Yukon real estate not far from this area will also catch your eye. If, on the other hand, you need modern, everyday essentials, Lowe’s, Kohl’s, Target and Walmart are just a few of the familiar names you’ll find in Yukon. For a bite of lunch between shops or a dinner with friends, try Interurban Restaurants on Reno Avenue serving American fare and featuring a not-to-be-missed Queso Night on Thursdays. Johnny Carinos Country Italian, All American Pizza and the Yukon Super Buffet also score favorably among locals. For names you already know, look for Starbucks, McDonalds, Logan’s Roadhouse and Chili’s, just to name the choices within Yukon’s borders.

Parks and Recreation

With 11 parks and a greenbelt, visitors and residents of all ages, not to mention Yukon real estate values, benefit from the strong Yukon Parks and Recreation infrastructure. How many cities can boast a “dinosaur dig” like the one at Freedom Trail Playground in Yukon? Aside from playgrounds, Yukon parks offer pavilions, walking/jogging trails, sports fields and courts, “spraygrounds,” a nature trail and a pool. Taylor Park on 11th Street even features the J. Calvin Field for Special Needs and the Yukon BMX Raceway. Together with the outdoor parks, the department’s Yukon Community Center, Jackie Cooper Gymnasium and Robertson Activity Center host a wide array of activities for all ages from fitness classes and team sports to instructional courses and day camps.

Living

With a 2009 median home value of just about $127,000, Yukon real estate comes in well within reach of most homebuyers looking to relocate here. Casually labeled a “city of festivals,” Yukon treats residents and visitors to community activities year round. From the Diaper Dash baby crawl in January and February’s favorite Yukon Chocolate Festival to May’s Festival of the Child and July’s Freedom Fest honoring Yukon veterans, the celebrations march on throughout the year with the Pumpkin Harvest Craft Festival in November and Christmas in the Park wrapping up the year. The comparatively large Czech population led to the establishment of the Czech Hall, a Yukon attraction dedicated to the preservation of Czech culture and heritage.

Schools, Health, Transportation

Seven elementary, two 4th-5th grade elementary, one middle and one high school serve Yukon Public Schools. In honor of the town’s milling history, the Millerman stands as the proud mascot for all Yukon public schools. St. John Nepomuk Catholic and Harvest Hills Christian schools make up the private school offerings here.

Supported by plenty of local private and specialty practices, Integris Health Canadian Valley Hospital provides both emergency as well as comprehensive inpatient and outpatient care while Access Medical Center offers urgent care and many outpatient services for those looking to avoid a trip to the hospital. So while you won’t strictly need to go into Oklahoma City for necessities like healthcare, Yukon homebuyers can still appreciate how easy it is to head east on Main Street in Yukon which becomes the NW 39th Expressway finally turning into Route 40 in Oklahoma City. And while the city of Yukon does not support a public transit system, a number of private transportation companies in Yukon and neighboring cities provide service to Yukon residents. However, it seems safe to say, the more time you spend in Yukon, the less likely you are to want to leave.

 

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