Within the larger Oklahoma City Metroplex, the Northwest Chamber serves the needs of the businesses and communities North of I-40, West and North of I-44, East and South of the Kilpatrick Turnpike, and East of Pennsylvania Avenue.
This area is known for its excellent schools, dedicated churches, exceptional health care, and diverse recreational opportunities, and as the home to over 5,000 businesses. Many of these are entrepreneurial small businesses of less than 20 employees, individuals who are achieving their American Dream of prosperity in commerce.
Part of the eleven county regional economy with over 1,000,000 people, the area is a strong component of the resilient Greater Oklahoma City Metropolitan Area, which features a thriving energy industry, Tinker Air Force Base, a Foreign Trade Zone at Will Rogers Airport, and an emerging medical research community.
A recent renaissance in downtown Oklahoma City has brought significant cultural, social, and entertainment options within a few minutes drive from Northwest.
Low, stable housing costs are a major contributing factor to the low cost of living, with abundant land, little traffic congestion, and low crime rates that make the Northwest area attractive, with a median household income above that of Oklahoma City as a whole. It is clear, people choose to live in the Northwest area to experience the good life.
Incorporated as a city in 1910, today more than 20,000 people call the 5.2 square miles of Bethany their home. Nestled between Wiley Post Airport to the north and Lake Overholser on the west, Bethany maintains a feeling of small-town charm and a close-knit community. The home of Southern Nazarene University and Southwestern Christian Univeristy, as well as the National Pinto Horse Association and the International Pentecostal Holiness Church, it maintains its own unique identity within the metro area.
Annual events like the Independence Day Freedom Festival, featuring crafters, entertainment, carnival rides, food, a huge parade and one of the largest fireworks displays in the State bring the local citizens together in celebration.
Residents of Warr Acres 3.5 square miles enjoy the convenience of being located between historic Route 66 and bustling Northwest Expressway. Originally three communities – Ferguson Park, Putnam City, and Warr Acres, in 1948 the area was incorporated as a legal municipality and today over 10,000 continue to people find the churches, schools, and business environment of Warr Acres suits them well.
Northwest Oklahoma City
Taking in all of our Northwest Area that was not already incorporated in Bethany or Warr Acres, Oklahoma City has grown up all around these two independent municipalities. With a well-earned reputation as the most prosperous sector of Oklahoma City, Northwest boasts numerous recreational, shopping, and business amenities. Major features like Lake Hefner, Lake Overholser, Wiley Post Airport, the Lake Hefner Parkway and Northwest Expressway are the magnets that create continuing opportunities for the growth of this area.