Celebrating its Centennial Birthday as a City in 2010, Bethany is well known as a family-friendly city with strong churches, excellent parks, and an independent spirit.
Bethany is family-friendly. The Ripper Pool Aquatic Center the Bethany YMCA, and the annual Bethany Family Freedom Festival, one of the state’s Independence Day Parades, are primary examples of wholesome activities for families that are offered throughout the year. Since the founding days, the Children’s Center has been a haven for young people located in Bethany. Today, it is recognized nationally as one of the finest places for intensive rehabilitative therapy for children with long-term physical and mental needs. The Children’s Center also has recovery programs for accident and illness-related injuries.
Some of the metro’s largest and most active churches are located in Bethany. Bethany is the home of the world headquarters of the International Pentecostal Holiness Church. The presence of Southern Nazarene University and Southwestern Christian University provide additional support for the vitality and influence of the religious aspect of the city.
Bethany maintains and supports twelve parks within its jurisdiction and boasts a charming shopping area on the historic main street on old Route 66. Bethany is also home of the Pinto Horse Association of America.
Indicative of the independent spirit of the city, Bethany maintains an independent school district, independent water and trash services and fire and police departments. Bethany covers just 5.2 square miles and has some of the area’s highest population density rates. The 20,000 people who make up this community appreciate their heritage and are moving toward an even brighter future.
- 4.0% City of Bethany
- 4.5% State of Oklahoma
- 8.5% Total Sales Tax Rate