The greater Oklahoma City metropolitan region consists of seven counties—Canadian, Cleveland, Grady, Lincoln, Logan, McClain and Oklahoma. Numerous suburbs and small cities lie within each of these counties, some with populations as small as 2,000, others swelling to 75,000. These include the cities of Edmond, Guthrie, Chandler, Del City, Midwest City, Shawnee, Norman, and Mustang, to name a few. Each area has its own personality and historical significance. Collectively, places such as these offer small town living at its best, but job opportunities may be scarce and many residents of these communities drive to larger cities, such as the downtown Oklahoma City metro area, for work.
For those who want to avoid the “hustle and bustle” of downtown life and choose to live in one of these outlying areas, apartments are available to suit a variety of tastes and budgets. Checking out various rental sites, you can find one bedroom apartments for as low as $385 and up to $950, while larger units with two bedrooms will cost anywhere from $500 to $1,200 per month.