Gatewood Garage Sale Coming 2013!
Gatewood Annual Garage SALE!! May 17-19th
Contact Janet Seefeldt if you want to participate,
don’t forget to buy your permit from the city!!
One of the many wonderful things about living in Gatewood, in addition to it's marvelous residential ambiance, is our proximity to so many of OKC's great amenities. Within our boundaries are a public grade school (K through 6th--currently rated A+) a private grade school (K through 8th--which recently received the highly coveted Blue Ribbon Award) and a magnate/college prep school (6th through 12th--recently ranked 39th in the nation by Newsweek). Along our north boundary is Oklahoma City University--recognized as one of the nations's premier performing arts schools for music and dance. In addition to several masters programs in music, dance and business, OCU also offers a PhD program in Seminary/Theology so it's possible for children living in Gatewood to be educated from pre-K all the way through graduate school without ever leaving the neighborhood boundaries!
Gatewood is less than 15 minutes away from 3 interstates (I-40, I-44 and I-35), less than 10 minutes from downtown (offering both fine and casual dining, theaters and world-class museums), Bricktown, the Oklahoma River canal, the OKC Civic Center, and "the Peake" (home of the Oklahoma City Thunder and the infamous "Loud City"), less than 5 minutes from several large grocery stores, multiple shopping centers, and Penn Square Mall (one of Oklahomas largest indoor malls). The Asian District starts at the northeast boundary of Gatewood and offers many fine restaurants, a large, partially open-air, market and great Oriental shopping.
The Plaza District, a 3-block performing arts area boasting the state-of-the art live performance Lyric Theater, Everything Goes Dance Studio, restaurants, multiple art galleries and antique shops, is located within the neighborhood along our south boundary.
We have a variety of churches in Gatewood (protestant, Catholic and non-denominational) and each one offers a variety of events beneficial to both their membership and to the neighborhood. St. Francis of Assisi, located on the west side of Gatewood, features the historic Mearschaert House--built before statehood and home to the first territorial bishop of Oklahoma, Theophile Mearschaert. Epworth Methodist Church, located on the east side of Gatewood, was once the site of Epworth University which opened in 1904. The university eventually moved to a new location and is now Oklahoma City University. The Parish-Convergence Collective is located in the Plaza District on our south side and offers a non-denominational spiritual setting and worship experience.
In addition to all of these conveniences (and many more), Gatewood is proud to be listed on the Oklahoma State Register of Historic Places (1979) and the National Register of Historic Places (2004) and contains one of the most unique streets in the entire country--Carey Place--originally intended to be a street-car right-of-way but destined to become a 1930's private development of unique homes with a Spanish Mission architectural flair. This little 4 block long narrow street is separately listed on the National Register.
A neighborhood association was established in 1974 and provides strong support for Gatewood. While the predominant architectural style in Gatewood is the Tudor Revival, there are also many fine examples of Colonial Revival, Italianate, Prairie Schoolhouse and a varierty of others. There are hundreds of vintage single family homes, duplexes, fourplexes and apartment complexes. Gatewood is the largest historic district in Oklahoma and offers tremendous cultural, ethic and socioecomonic diversity. The residential atmosphere in this inner-city neighborhood is what you would expect from a vibrant and friendly community...people walking with their children and pets and visiting along sidewalks and in their front yards. Our annual home tour is always well attended and often results in someone deciding to make Gatewood their home! All in all, Gatewood offers an unparalleled experience for those wanting the best in urban living.
As you can see we're very proud of our neighborhood, her history, her present and her future...we'd love to have you become part of it! So, whether you're thinking about moving to the inner-city or just visiting, welcome to Gatewood
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