Best Things About Living In Oklahoma

Smith & Co Auction and Realty operates out of Northwest Oklahoma and the surrounding areas. We’ve lived and worked here for over twenty years, and we think Oklahoma truly is a wonderful state. Why invest in Oklahoma real estate? Check out some of our reasons below:

Low Cost of Living

Oklahoma is one of the most affordable states to live in. The cost of living in Oklahoma consistently rates well below the national average. Housing here only costs about 63% of the national average – including mortgage payments, apartment rent, and property taxes. We are also far below the average costs for groceries, health care, utilities, and transportation.


Oklahoma is home to the best southern cooking joints in the U.S. From the fried chicken at Eischen’s, to breakfast at Jimmy’s Egg, Oklahoma has mastered the art of great cooking. In fact, tons of our restaurants have been featured on famous food shows. Check out the Spudder Restaurant in Tulsa, or the Steak and Catfish Barn in Oklahoma City – both have hosted Adam Richman from Man v. Food. Ingrid’s Kitchen, the world famous German Bakery that was featured on Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives is also located right in Oklahoma City.


Oklahoma is one of the most diverse states when it comes to terrain and natural wonders. Whether you are simply looking to take a light stroll, or you are an expert outdoorsman looking for areas that offer the best outdoor recreation, Oklahoma has it all. From the granite boulders of the Wichita Mountains to peaks like Elk Mountain, or even the mystical Cypress swamps. Check out Robber’s Cave State Park in the Sans Bois Mountains; its rugged cliffs and rocky terrain were a former hideout for outlaws like Jesse James!

Farm Fresh Foods

Oklahoma is famous for our fresh farm produce. Buying delicious, locally grown, fresh food here is a way of life. Farmer’s Markets and farm stands are everywhere; you can always find what you need.

Friendly People

Maybe it’s the Southern Charm, or maybe Oklahoma really is home to the nicest people in the world.