The citizens of the Bartlesville area and visitors alike enjoy the rich, diverse heritage of a town built by the oil industry. Roaming herds of exotic animals on an oil baron's vast ranch, a chic hotel in Frank Lloyd Wright's only skyscraper, plus a wealth of Western art, culture and history, make the Bartlesville area a treasured place to live.
With a population of approximately 35,000, Bartlesville is the county seat for Washington County and is surrounded by several smaller communities. Bartlesville residents enjoy living in the 21st most livable city in the U.S. and the most livable city in Oklahoma, according to the National Demographics Magazine. Area families take pleasure in the small-town atmosphere of Bartlesville while enjoying the cultural amenities of a larger metropolitan area.
A safe and friendly environment is of utmost importance to the community of Bartlesville, especially for the growth and development of children. Children's activities as well as quality childcare hold a significant presence in the community. The Bartlesville High School proudly graduates more National Merit Semifinalist than any other high school in the state. Bartlesville residents seeking higher education choose from a variety of schools including Oklahoma Wesleyan University, Tri-County Technology Center and Rogers State University.
When it comes to entertainment for the entire family, Bartlesville is first in its class. Whether you prefer world-class ballet or symphony, community theater, museums full of history or OK Mozart, an annual world-renowned event, you'll find a diversity and richness in our culture. Bartlesville is also home to top-notch public and private golf courses, an exquisite country club and a wide range of shopping including some of the best antiquing you can find.
Bartlesville residents and visitors treasure the unique dining experiences ranging from down-home barbeques to "boutique" hotel. Dink's Barbeque, Murphy's Steakhouse and Midway Cafe are just a few family restaurants unique to the Bartlesville area. For special occasions, residents and visitors enjoy five-course meals and the Price Tower's Copper Bar & Restaurant offers cocktails and dinner at 15 stories above the city. Click here to browse area restaurants.
The community spirit found in Bartlesville is an obvious reflection of the strong belief and pride we have in our city. From involvement in our churches and schools to our numerous clubs and organizations, every citizen pulls together to make Bartlesville a better place to live. Click here to view organizations.
On behalf of the Bartlesville Regional Chamber of Commerce, and approximately 750 members, we welcome you to the City of Legends.