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Jenks, OK Real Estate, Homes For Sale, School & Area Information

Jenks Oklahoma is a family-friendly city located just south of Tulsa. Known for its excellent schools and community events, Jenks offers residents a small-town atmosphere with easy access to the amenities of Tulsa. The city's Riverwalk Crossing features shopping, dining, and entertainment options for all ages.

Jenks Area Insight

  • Susan Brown
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    Do you have kiddos who want to trick or treat in a fun, safe, and unique way? Oklahoma Aquarium is hosting HallowMarine October 25-31, 2022 from 6:30 to 9:00:00 p.m. Kids can come dressed in their favorite costumes and follow the HallowMarine trail through the aquarium. Along the way, they will collect candy from the aquarium sponsors while meeting over 10,000 marine animals! This is a fun and refreshing twist on traditional trick or treating, and it eliminates the stress of worrying about the weather, darkness, and traffic. Click the link below to get detailed information about tickets and early bird discounts. Happy HallowMarine!
  • Dara Sullivan
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    Jenks likely developed as part of the Midland Valley Railroad having a weigh station. There are numerous stories as to how the town got its name from a Director of the Corporation that owned the railroad. Early settlers including the Perryman Family (freedmen - members of salve families) received land allotments and agriculture was a huge impact on their economy. Being located so closely to Glenpool also resulted in more growth for the area. In the early 1920s, a significantly sized Bulgarian settlement immigrated to Jenks and the town's population began to take off. Located off the Arkansas River proved to be both a blessing and a curse for the early settlement/ township. While it helped their development, the potential to flood was not under control. Toward the end of World War II, the levee was built to assist with this problem and is still used today.

    In 1908 Jenks Schools opened with four locations from which you could earn a diploma. And today, Jenks Public School District stands as the #1 school in Oklahoma, rated #1 also for athletes. The district has an overall grade of A per www.niche.com which assigns the A grade to Jenks for academics, teachers, clubs and activities, diversity, and College Prep. Their student-teacher ratio is 17:1. The district accommodates approximately 10,000 students from pre-K to high school. In the mid- 1980s, an Economic Development Coordinator was hired via a grant to recruit businesses to Jenks. The antique and collectible shops began appearing and Jenks has a reputation for antique shopping to this day. Some call it the Antique Capital of Oklahoma. By the 2000s the city continued to grow and develop the Arkansas River frontage. It is a pleasure to stroll along the Riverwalk Crossing and eat at the restaurants or shop at the retail stores there.
    Jenks remains incredibly accessible to Tulsa and surrounding areas via Highway 75, Creek Turnpike, and Highway 64. Jenks also has air service through the Riverside Airport and Richard Lloyd Jones Jr air service. Several lovely parks with playgrounds can be found in the area with cute boutiques for shopping. Maggie's Music Box provides an exciting live-music atmosphere to sit and enjoy a drink while making new friends. Several of Tulsa's more well-known musicians have played here through the years and new talent continues to stream in. Other family activities can include Jenks Planetarium or enjoying a round of golf on the South Lakes Golf Course. You can also stroll through Veterans Park or visit Barkwest Dog Park with your furry friends.
  • If one-of-a-kind dining and shopping experiences are what you are looking for then downtown Jenks is a must-see! The heart of downtown Jenks on Main Street offers street parking, walkability, and many locally-owned shops/restaurants. The popular River Walk and Jenks Aquarium are also nearby.
  • Christiansen Aviation Inc. opened its doors in 1972 with only a hand full of employees and just as few air crafts. After 40 years of service Christiansen Aviation Inc. now employs upwards of 45 employees and maintains over 200 air crafts.

    Christiansen Aviation Inc. is located in Jenks, Ok by the popular Riverside, where it offers not only a place to land one's plane but also maintenance while you are here visiting. Christiansen Aviation also offers aircraft rental, leasing, sales of your choice of new or used Cessanas, they offer pilot supplies and full-service fixed-base operator.
  • Kath Williams
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    Jenks has a small-town feel but is just across the river from the big city of Tulsa. The quaint downtown is walkable and close to the city park. The Riverwalk is just a short drive from downtown. Restaurants and recreation are the highlights. Jenks boasts one of the highest-rated school systems in the state. We are proud of our Trojans! If you enjoy a more laid back lifestyle, Jenks could be just the place!
  • Todd Clifton
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    What if you could live in a vibrant and growing area that has the warmth and charm of small-town? Well, there is a place...Jenks America!

    Living here for a couple of years now, I am able to walk just a few short blocks to the Oklahoma Aquarium, modern and antique shops, music venues, Flying T golf, skate parks, award-winning restaurants, and top-notch parks and trails. Even for the gamers, River Spirit Casino is only about a mile away.

    And even if all this doesn't matter to you, some have moved in the Jenks area just for the quality of schools.
  • Jenks, OK
    Jenks is a popular suburb of Tulsa that has grown dramatically over the past several years. Known for its' school system, it remains a highly desirable area. As of today, there are currently only 108 properties for sale in the city of Jenks. However, there are 359 properties for sale in the Jenks School District. Hopefully with the spring comes an increase in inventory!
  • Randy Gasswint
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    Jenks is a southwestern suburb of Tulsa, just across the Arkansas River. It has experienced dramatic growth in the last 15 years, and is known for its highly rated public school system and Riverwalk area. Jenks also features an eclectic downtown area known for boutiques, restaurants and the Antique and Arts District, as well as the nearby Oklahoma Aquarium and the aforementioned Riverwalk. With the newly built and still growing Tulsa Hills Mall in close proximity, Jenks is one of the most desirable areas to live, play and shop in the Tulsa metro area!

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