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Downtown Oklahoma City
Neighborhoods of Oklahoma City
Downtown Oklahoma City skyline from the Northeast
Downtown Oklahoma City skyline from the Northeast
Nickname(s): 
OKC, downtown
Country United States
State Oklahoma
Counties Oklahoma
City Oklahoma City
Area
 • Land 1.2 sq mi (3 km2)
Elevation
1,200 ft (400 m)
Population
 (2013)
 • Total 7,475
 • Density 6,229/sq mi (2,405/km2)
ZIP code
73102, 73103*, 73104*, 73106*, 73109*, 73129
Area code(s) 405
Website http://www.downtownokc.com

Downtown Oklahoma City is located at the geographic center of the Oklahoma City metropolitan area and contains the principal, central business district of the region. The CBD has over 51,000 workers and over 12,000,000 sq ft (1,100,000 m2) of leasable office space to-date. Downtown Oklahoma City is the legal, financial, economic, nightlife, and entertainment center of the region.

Downtown Oklahoma City consists of several urban districts that ring the Central Business District; including the retail oriented A-Alley, the Arts District, the Bricktown Entertainment District, the Deep Deuce residential neighborhood, and the Flatiron District. Unofficial/new areas of downtown OKC include "Lower Bricktown", MidTown urban neighborhood, SOSA (South of Saint Anthony 'hospital'), WestTown, Film Row urban district, Farmer's Market, and the new Downtown South "Core-2-Shore" neighborhoods.

Attractions

  • Artspace at Untitled
  • Automobile Alley Historic District
  • BC Clark, Oklahoma's oldest jeweler (founded in 1892)
  • Bricktown Entertainment District
    • Academy of Contemporary Music At University of Central Oklahoma
    • American Banjo Museum
    • Bass Pro Shops
    • Bricktown Canal Riverwalk
    • Bricktown Fountain
    • Bricktown Riverwalk Park
    • Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark
    • Harkins Theatres
    • Oklahoma Land Run statue
Winter Shot of Downtown OKC from Bricktown
Winter 2012 in Downtown OKC, from Bricktown

Downtown living

Automobile Alley in Oklahoma City
Automobile Alley district

Since the mid-1990s, residential housing has made a significant rebound in downtown Oklahoma City as numerous projects have been completed with many more proposed or are currently in development in each district. Examples of the various residential communities available today include:

  • City Place Tower, the Penthouses
  • 21C Museum Residences
  • Park Harvey Place
  • Civic
  • Steelyard
  • LIFT
  • The Frank
  • Edge @ MidTown
  • Metropolitan
  • Block 42
  • The Brownstones at Maywood Park
  • Central Avenue Villas
  • Centennial on the Canal
  • The Lofts at Maywood Park
  • Deep Deuce Apartment blocks
  • The Hill
  • Avana
  • The Montgomery
  • Regency Tower
  • Seiber Motor Hotel Residences
  • Sycamore Square Apartment Homes
  • SoSA neighborhood upscale modern residences

Notable buildings and skyscrapers

Devon energy center
Devon Tower, Oklahoma's tallest.
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