W.P. “Bill’ Atkinson is considered the city’s founder, Atkinson bought land in the area after hearing that an air field was going to be built nearby. The air field was originally known as Midwest Air Depot, but later became known as Tinker Air Force Base. The city is named after the air fields original name. Seward Mott helped design the city which led to the attention of national print and broadcast services who looked at the city as a model for postwar communities. Some highlights of city history are the city’s incorporation the spring of 1943, the opening of Midwest City’s regional hospital in October of 1962, the opening of Oscar Rose Junior College in 1970 and the opening of Heritage Park Mall in 1978. The death of W.P. Atkinson in 1999 was a sad day for the community, but upon his death Atkinson left his mansion in trust to the community for its historic value and community use.
Midwest City is a suburb of Oklahoma City, and houses there range from starter homes through luxury homes. Realtors in Midwest City await to help you find houses for sale and other real estate option like apartments, condominiums for lease or rent. The majority of homes in Midwest City fall into the middle-class style and size category with ample yards and enough rooms for growing families. The city features two golf courses, the beautiful Kiwanis Park, a swimming pool, splash park, and several other urban parks, as well as many wonderful dining options.
According to the 2000 census there were 54,088 residents in the city that are spread across 22,161 households. Out of the 22,161 households 31.8% of them had children under the age of 18. The three largest ethnic groups within the city are the Caucasians with 69.49% of the population, African-Americans with 19.55% of the population and the Hispanic and Latinos with 4.05% of the population.
Those living in or relocating to Midwest City will find a thriving community with respect for diversity and convenient routes to work in surrounding cities. With beautiful green spaces, cultural events and activities and a wonderful educational system that strives to help its students reach their full potential Midwest City is a excellent option for relocating or settling down. Read less –