Once a year, Urban Neighbors (the downtown neighborhood association) and several other groups sponsor a really great event, the Downtown Living Tour, to give people from other parts of the Metro OKC area the chance to get a glimpse of downtown living. This year’s event is this Saturday, May 8, from 11am-4pm.
This is a self-guided tour that will include the homes of current downtown residents, as well as select available properties either for sale or lease. The ticketed portion of the event ($10) will highlight the homes of several downtown residents, ranging from a family with children to a retiree and everything else in between. The residents will be present to show you around and answer questions about downtown okc living. Tickets may be purchased at the Downtown OKC, Inc offices, either or the Painted Door locations, or at one of the lifestyle stops the day of the tour.
Many of the for-lease and for-sale residential properties will also be open to get a taste of the housing options available in the downtown area. I will personally be holding open the Central Avenue Villas (444 Central Avenue – the SE corner of NE 4th & Central Ave across from Block 42) for the duration of the tour. I would be thrilled for you to stop by and chat, while catching a glimpse of these amazing condos!!
Free parking will be available in lower Bricktown, as well as NW 10th & Robinson. There will be a free, continuous shuttle circling the tour stops throughout the day.
As you may have noticed from my recent twitter and facebook activity, I am gradually investing more of my energy and focus on the downtown properties. It has been amazing to meet so many great people who live downtown (or want to live downtown) who truly love this city…what it is now and what it someday will be. Many of the downtown properties are really leading the charge toward more sustainable living in our widely spread city. With elements like geothermal heating and cooling, use of sustainable materials, more compact and creative use of space, they are taste and model of what is coming. While continuing to stay connected to the historic areas where I continue to live, work, and embrace, there is something really special about Urban OKC Living!
Below, you will find a tour map for the event, as well as a couple of pics of the Villas where I will be hanging out on Saturday. Hope you can make it out to meet some awesome people, see some really cool properties, and celebrate life in Oklahoma City! Call if you have questions – 405.694.8562.