Brookside, Oklahoma Information
Brookside, Oklahoma is a little neighborhood located in the city of Tulsa. It is specifically located on S. Peoria Ave. between 33rd and 51st Street. The small neighborhood is influenced from the French and American travelers that came to the area in the 1700’s. Although Oklahoma was not officially declared a state until 1907, It was a well-established area with the Atlantic and Pacific Railroad Company making its debut in the area in 1881. In 1926 one of the most traveled roads, Route 66 was constructed and to this day a large portion of it resides in the city of Tulsa and within Brookside itself.
Brookside, Oklahoma Details
The neighborhood itself is south of Tulsa and was a portion of the Creek Indian land. In 1824 the land was given to the Creek Nation. Tulsa itself is a name that derived from the Creek words Tulsey. One of the first families here was the family of George Perryman who would later in 1882 open the first post office. To this day there is a marker on 41st and Trenton that shows the site. The name Perryman can be heard throughout the streets. It was a mixed Creek Nation family that had control of over 60,000 acres that they called their ranch.
With the town of Tulsa becoming known as the “Oil Capital of the Country” homes were built within the town beginning in the 1920’s. Now it is home to thousands of people.
The name was originated when a man by the name of Guy Scroggs opened Brookside Drug in the year of 1940. He is also recognized for the ice cream that he gave to students at Eliot Elementary School for good behavior. Over the years more buildings and businesses started to pop up over the area. This included cleaners, restaurants, movie theater and the Lewis Meyer Book Store that is still there today. Once known as the “Restless Ribbon” where students would cruise is now a place for all ages known for its french fries, fried shrimp, and black bottomed pie.
Today there is a population of 27,887 people with 13,352 being male and 14,535 being female. The median age of the population is age 39 – 40. The total number of households is 13,450 with 3,342 of these being families with children and 10,106 being households without children. Education is also highly regarded within the neighborhood. The majority of the population holds at least a bachelor’s degree. A quarter of the population holds a Master’s degree or higher. The majority of the population is also married with a low divorce rate. The average income in the neighborhood is $75,545 as of 2017. The tax rate for the area is currently at 5.35%. Homes in this part of Oklahoma sell at an average of $136,000 with the household total net worth around $451,776 on average. This is a 25% increase since the year 2000. Annual precipitation is at 53.33 inches a year with the air pollution rate at 92. Average temperatures range from 25 degrees to 48 degrees in January and 70 degrees to 93 degrees in July.
The Neighborhood Today
Within the zip code of 74105, there is a lot of things to see and do. Many restaurants now line the streets with a taste for every palate from Mexican fare at Café Ole to the freshly baked Bagels at the Old School Bagel Café. There is something here for everyone. Nightlife is also always lively. With wine, martini bars, billiards and more there is always something to do around town when the sun goes down. Services in the town range from cleaners to dog groomers and plenty of medical facilities as well. Most of all, the shops in the town are something that everyone will want to see and visit. Spending time in the little boutiques or the big strip mall will make sure you find what you are looking for. Designers, decorators, antiques, art and more can be found here. Don’t forget to stop by the farmer’s market as well for some fresh produce or homemade honey. Whatever you are looking for can be found in the small town. There are events that are going on year round as well. From parades to street parties. Come visit the Harley’s or sit on Santa’s lap. No matter what you are looking for Brookside, Oklahoma will have it here. Starting over 200 years ago this small town has been showing more and more people everything that it has to offer. It has the best of everything, education, nightlife, shopping, dining and more.
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