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Best of Both Worlds: Claremore and Tulsa

When it comes to describing Claremore, an apt description might be: The Best of Both Worlds.

Claremore retains the friendly, small-town atmosphere that native son Will Rogers would certainly recognize today. But as one of Oklahoma’s fastest-growing communities, Claremore (population 25,000) and Rogers County (population 80,000) also offer an array of amenities that you would expect from a larger city.

Located on historic Route 66, Claremore strikes a balance between the charms of urban and rural life.

Nestled in the green, rolling hills of northeastern Oklahoma, residents are only minutes from the outdoor recreation provided by Claremore Lake and nearby Lake Oologah.

Yet, residents are also only 25 minutes from Tulsa – a major metropolitan area of more than 800,000 people. In fact, many people consider Claremore an extension of Tulsa. And with the rapid growth of RSU, Claremore is quickly becoming a “college town” with all of the benefits that come from that distinction.

What’s there to do in Claremore? Plenty.

  • Shop in our quaint, recently revitalized downtown.
  • Boat or ski at one of our many area lakes, featuring hundreds of miles of shoreline.
  • Eat at one of our many restaurants. Claremore boasts of a variety of local eateries, with names like the Boomerang Café and Cappuccino Corner, as well as about every national chain imaginable, many of which are located near campus.
  • Even more retail and food establishments are located just a few miles away in Owasso – a major shopping hub of northeast Oklahoma.

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Bartlesville and Pryor

RSU also has campuses in Bartlesville and Pryor, which are both unique and interesting communities in their own rights. For more information on attractions in those communities, visit these chamber of commerce and tourism sites: