YUKON OK – OKC Metro
Why Yukon OK? Because it is a vibrant and family oriented city of OKC Metro!
YUKON OK – OKC Metro
YUKON OK – OKC Metro is a vibrant city located in Canadian County just outside Oklahoma City. If heading West on I-40 or historic Rt 66 you might want to stop and check out this friendly town. Here is Top 10 List to Live in YUKON OK.
City of Yukon OK OKC Metro is one of the ‘bedroom communities’ on West side of OKC Metro. The city with a robust Bohemian/Czech heritage , a corridor of the famous Chisholm Trail, home to Chisholm Trail Festival & Czech Festival , home of Western film legend Dale Robertson, beloved country singer Garth Brooks and Grady the Cow!
Yukon OK was founded by A.N. Spencer (a cattleman from Texas) in 1891 and was named for the Yukon River in Alaska. Historically, Yukon served as an urban center for local farmers and an area of a large milling operation. Yukon’s Best Flour sign is still widely recognized. It shines brightly at night at the top of the iconic flour mill on historical Rt 66.
I plan to write more about Yukon’s history and its beginnings soon, so please watch for it. Or better yet, subscribe to my blog.
The City of Yukon OK – OKC Metro experienced a rapid growth in the last decade. Still, the town prides itself to be family oriented and keeps a small town atmosphere. Yukon, OK covers about 25miles with a population of about 25,000 residents.
Being a long time resident of Yukon OK I witnessed a lot of great changes and tremendous growth of this town. With each new venue there is more and more added for enjoyment of Yukon’s residents. Sometimes it seems like the progress happens too fast but perhaps I am a little nostalgic.
Yukon, OK has 11 highly rated Yukon Public Schools and excellent private schools like St John’s Nepomuk Catholic School, Southwest Covenant Schools and Harvest Hills Christian School.
Yukon, OK is also a home of YUKON MILLERS. Yukon High School Miller’s Stadium is a state of the art sports facility.
The main commercial corridor on Garth Brooks Blvd offers a vast array of vendors and services. So you can shop and shop some more for everything your heart desires. When you get tired and need more ‘oopmph’ there are plenty of awesome restaurants like Johnny Carino’s, Louies’s, Chili’s, Logan’s and more. Are you thinking about experiencing more unique shopping?
Then drive toward the Historical Route 66 on Main Street where you might find lots of boutiques, specialty stores and more small restaurants and cafes. Stop by the iconic Yukon’s Best Flour Mill – recall and imagine that at one point this structure was ‘responsible’ for prosperity of the town.
Yukonites are very proud of their four legged ambassadors – Express Ranches Clydesdales. These magnificent statuesque horses represent Yukon, OK all over the Nation.
Lots is happening all around this town. From family and sport oriented activities, to cultural events, entertainment to just a simple ‘time outs’ spent with friends. Yukon, OK is well known for its traditional Czech Festival in October and Yukon Chisholm Trail & Crawfish Festival in June. Yukon offers plenty of activities on monthly basis all around the city. From Daddy & Daughter Dance, Yukon’s Chocolate Festival, Festival of the Child, summer Concerts in the Park, Freedom Fest, Christmas in the Park and many, many more. Rodeos, movies, restaurants, arts, shopping, festivals, sport events … there is something to do for everyone!
And there you have it – some information about Why Yukon OK OKC Metro. I would love to hear from you and learn what would YOU like to share about YUKON.
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