Jenks OK – The Antique Capital of Oklahoma
Jenks OK, also known as the “Antique Capital of Oklahoma”, is located in Tulsa County in the northeastern part of Oklahoma. Jenks OK is a suburb of Tulsa and is situated between the Arkansas River and US Highway 75. Featured twice in “Southern Living” magazine and on the television program, “Oklahoma Living”, and extends far beyond even the state boundaries.
Jenks OK features over 30 antique, specialty and home decor stores, including six malls, over 600 dealers come together offering residents and visitors a one-of-a-kind sidewalk shopping experience. Coupled with wonderful restaurants serving everything from fast food to fine cuisine, Jenks OK real estate has something for everyone to enjoy.
History of Jenks OK
What would become the city of Jenks was initially planned around two major railroads that were built between Tulsa and Muskogee in 1904. The hopes of steam boat travel across the Arkansas River pushed settlers more east instead of the two railroads. The new town took its name from a director of one of the railroads who lived in Philadelphia.
The discovery of oil in nearby Glenpool in 1905 spurred development in Jenks real estate. In 1906, oil tank farms were built close to Jenks to store oil. The area property value was increased by the expensive tank farms and considerable contribution in revenue to the Jenks school district.
Things to See and Do in Jenks OK
The Oklahoma Aquarium is a cultural, scientific and educational center designed to provide exciting learning experiences for visitors of all ages. During every visit, more than 200 exhibits are introduced to Aquarium guests along with millions of gallons of water that are in habitats, tide pools, rocky coasts, streams, rivers and ponds.
Sigfreid Family Shark Exhibit is one of the most special exhibits. It is home to the largest lemon and bull sharks in captivity. The seamless tunnel provides visitors with a feeling of being in the ocean swimming with the sharks.
River City Trading Post provides the most unique shopping experience that Jenks & South Tulsa has to offer. They are fully stocked with antiques, unique items, collectibles and oddities. The River City Trading Post has been described as “falling into a pot of gold.” There is something for everyone, whether you’re a regular or a true collector, an interior designer or a do-it-your-selfer. River City Trading Post is where treasures find you.
Jenks OK Educational System
The City of Jenks OK has an outstanding school district, quality housing and is in close proximity to the Tulsa Metropolitan Area. The citizens maintain a small town value as Jenks OK real estate continues to grow and Jenks offers just plain “down home” living.
From the beginning, Jenks schools have been an important part in the community and, over time, this role was extended eastward and northwestward into Tulsa, which the Jenks school district also encompassed. Whether in academics or sports, Jenks Public Schools have been a statewide leader in Oklahoma’s public education.
Jenks Public Schools have gained national recognition over the years for both its academic and athletic programs. They were recently awarded the nationally coveted “Malcolm Baldrige Nation Quality Award” which is awarded for excellence in performance. Over 1,000 teachers and support personnel work to produce well-rounded students who receive a comprehensive education. The motto of JPS is “Tradition of Excellence With a Vision for Tomorrow”.
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