Tulsa: A City That Will Surprise You

Tulsa is the second-largest city in the state of Oklahoma and the 47th-most populous city in the United States. It is situated on the Arkansas River at the foothills of the Ozark Mountains in northeast Oklahoma, a region of the state known as "Green Country." The city has been called one of America's most livable large cities by Partners for Livable Communities, Forbes, and Relocate America. In 2012, Tulsa was also ranked among the top 50 best cities in the United States by BusinessWeek. The city of Tulsa manages 135 parks that spread over 6,000 acres, making any outdoorsman feel at home. Other attractions include: the Tulsa Zoo, the Oklahoma Aquarium, and the Tulsa Convention Center. For connoisseurs of the arts, Tulsa contains several permanent dance, theater, and concert groups such as the Tulsa Ballet, Tulsa Opera, and Tulsa Symphony Orchestra.