Hoover is a great residential neighborhood in Tulsa

Hoover is a neighborhood in Tulsa, Okla.. It wraps itself right around the Highland Park neighborhood. It is located to the east of S. Yale Ave. and slightly to the east of S. Sheridan Road. The I-44 runs straight through the southeast corner of the neighborhood. Most of the homes date from the mid 1960’s and have between three and four bedrooms and at least two bathrooms. The median price is above $170,000. Good deals are still available with foreclosures being a problem in this neighborhood as it is in many other neighborhoods in the city. Not all the homes are single family; there are some multi-family homes as well.

Students in the neighborhood have choices. There are two public schools and two private schools with a mile and a quarter of this area. Phillips Elementary School and Carnegie Elementary School are both public schools. Carnegie is a much higher performing school having received a 10/10 rating based on the standardized state test for 2011 compared with Phillips which received a 4/10. The results are available on GreatSchools.com.  While test results are not the only determining factor it is something to consider.  Peace Academy and Augustine Christian Academy are the private schools and they are both given a 5/5 community rating by parents and students.

Bishop Kelly High School is also located within this neighborhood. It is a private Catholic coed high school that is both high performing and popular with parents and students. It has a 50 year history and has graduated over 8000 students.

Platt College Tulsa Campus is located within the Hoover neighborhood. Platt is a private college that has a focus on giving students the skills they need to go out into the workforce. The only Bachelor’s degree that is available at the Tulsa campus is one in nursing. The rest of the programs are either diplomas or Associate Degrees.  The sorts of things that students study here to be are dental hygienist, pharmacy technician and culinary arts.

This neighborhood is perfectly located for shopping. If you are considering it for your home keep in mind that there are little malls on almost every side. Mini Mall 31 is one of them. There are three restaurants, a larger women’s clothing store, an herb and vitamin store and several others at this mall.

East 41st Street has an excellent selection of both stores and restaurants that residents can choose from. Some are close enough to walk to and others require a car. There are a large selection of shops and restaurants where South Yale and East 41st Street meet including Old Navy and Petco as well as a Reasor’s Food Store. The AMC Theatres Southroads 20 is also located on E. 41st Street.

If you are looking for neighborhood that is close to shopping, major roads and has access to great schools, Hoover may just be what you have in mind.