Often ranked among America’s best micropolitan areas for quality of life, Stillwater offers a rich experience for visitors and residents alike. From exceptional education to a wonderful cultural environment and a low cost-of-living to acres and acres of outdoor recreation, Stillwater is truly a city that has it all.
Stillwater is commonly known as the place “Where Oklahoma Began.” Visitors and residents enjoy many museums with exhibits both educational and entertaining, on everything from history and aviation to art and wrestling.
Music pulses through the city as musicians work to make their mark on the local, regional and national music scene and several centers for the performing arts offer additional opportunities to experience culture.
These are only the beginning of the many reasons why Stillwater is one of the best small cities in America. With a population of just over 42,000 (micropolitan area 70,000), Stillwater serves as the regional center for north central Oklahoma. Stillwater is growing and vibrant.
Visitors discover a friendly, small-town atmosphere with cultural amenities able to rival larger cities while still enjoying a slower pace of life. Shopping, dining and nightlife venues are abundant in this university city, voted by readers of Oklahoma Living Magazine, as “Oklahoma’s Friendliest City,” Stillwater welcomes all to experience a different way of life.