If you’ve been keeping up lately, you’ll know we’ve been exploring different areas and states that want to pay you to move there.
Next, we’ll be traveling to The Sooner State, otherwise known as, Oklahoma.
Just like Morgantown, West Virginia (1), Tulsa, Oklahoma is looking for remote workers that are wanting to relocate. To do this, they, too, are offering great incentives and support for those wanting to start fresh in a new place. These kinds of incentives are especially good for those who otherwise wouldn’t be able to afford such a move.
Referred to as T-Town by its friendly residents, Tulsa is an overall safe, and affordable place to live. The average home price comes in at only $190,000, and the median household income is $41,957. Both numbers are below the national average.
When you’re not held up in front of your computer, like any larger city, Tulsa offers plenty of activities to take advantage of in your free time. It’s most well known for its lively arts and entertainment district and is home to The Philbrook Museum of Art, which is housed in a beautiful Italianate villa that was once the home of a local oil magnate. Along with that, there’s plenty of outdoor recreation to keep you on your feet and a thriving sports culture to make it an overall well-rounded place to call home.
Tulsa Remote began in November of 2018 in an effort to attract talented professionals which would continue to diversify and grow their local economy. The program wants to pay you $10,000 just to move there! So, let’s break it down to see if it could be the right move for you.
- Can move to Tulsa within the next 12 months
- Currently working Full-time remote or has self-employment outside of Oklahoma
- 18+ years old
- Eligible to work in the United States
Check. Check. Check. And Check! But what’s in it for me?
Tulsa Remote understands that relocation takes a lot of planning, especially financially. They want to lessen the burden by providing money to help with relocation expenses, and a monthly stipend to keep you going on the right track. Upon the end of the first year, they will then give you the remainder as a little extra boost of an incentive to stay in the city.
Space at Tulsa’s top coworking community
Sometimes, working from your couch or kitchen table doesn’t provide adequate inspiration to get your work done, and that’s why they have created a place for you to put your head down outside of your personal four walls. 36 Degrees North is a dynamic coworking space in the heart of Tulsa that provides an alternate place for you to work and possibly collaborate with other local remote workers and entrepreneurs.
Live in the heart of Tulsa
Moving to a new place can sometimes be overwhelming, but Tulsa Remote wants to make it as smooth of a transition as possible for you. They have personally curated some of the best apartments in areas they feel would really immerse you in the true essence of the city. Some of their suggested places include:
Key Features: bike parking, covered parking, in-unit laundry, multiple pets allowed, recycling, security system, wheelchair accessible, workout facility, club room with cable/Wi-Fi
Art Deco Apartments
Key Features: bike parking, garage parking, in-unit laundry, multiple pets allowed, historic property, security system, rooftop, wheelchair accessible, workout facility, club room
Edge at East Village
Key Features: bike parking, covered parking, in-unit laundry, multiple pets allowed, LEED-certified, security system, patio/porch/balcony/deck, outdoor kitchens, fire pit, wheelchair accessible, workout facility, lawn, pool, dog park and dog wash, on-site storage, on-sight dry cleaning,
Enclave at Brookside
Key Features: bike parking, garage parking, guest parking, in-unit laundry, multiple pets allowed, patio/porch/balcony/deck, pool, recycling, lawn, dog park, wheelchair accessible, workout facility
On the flip side, if you’re not an apartment person, you can search for available single family homes in the area easily right from their website. In fact, you may even find some rent-to-own properties as well.
A collaborative and supportive community
Another overwhelming part of a big move is moving away from friends and family that you’ve been used to having a short distance away. Especially as adults, finding and making new friends can be difficult, but the Tulsa Remote program wants to help you find your new circle. From organizing special events and meetups to even suggesting the best activities in town that could open the door to meeting new people with common interests, they’ve got you covered.
Tulsa Remote has welcomed nearly 1,400 new people and families to Tulsa, and they aren’t going to stop there. Tulsa wants to welcome you into their community of bright and driven individuals that aim to continue to make T-Town a great and thriving place to live, work, create and play.
(1) — Locations Offering Incentives to Move There: Morgantown, West Virginia
Other States Offering Incentive
Tulsa Housing Market