Neighborhood

Jenks: A Vibrant, Ever-Expanding Suburb

Located near Tulsa, Jenks, Oklahoma, provides everything one could want from a thriving suburban community. The suburb is one of the state’s most rapidly growing areas, having experienced over a 70 percent population increase from 2000 to 2010. The historic city was established in 1904 and named after the owner of the now-defunct Midland Valley Railroad, which connected cities from Fort Smith, Arkansas, to Wichita, Kansas. Today, Jenks is undergoing a significant amount of development and has recently been awarded with several community-minded awards. Jenks has been mentioned in listings such as Money Magazine’s “Best Places to Live” and Nerd Wallet’s “Best Towns for Young Families.” It also boasts a fantastic public school system. In addition to promising opportunities for work and education, Jenks residents enjoy lively entertainment courtesy of several local destinations including the Oklahoma Aquarium, Riverwalk, and the Arts and Antiques District. Plus, Jenks is just a short drive from Tulsa where residents can enjoy the Philbrook Museum of Art, Tulsa Zoo, Center of the Universe, Woodward Park, and much more.