Considering a move to Prague, OK? Conveniently located between Oklahoma City and Tulsa, we offer our residents small town charm with big city conveniences. Our charming town of nearly 2,400 citizens is located in scenic Central Oklahoma.
Vision Bank has a wealth of knowledge about the community. We've been rooted in Central Oklahoma since 1901. Our employees live and work here, and we support the community through the Kolache Festival, Trash Off Day, the Christmas Tree Project, providing pumpkins and decorations for children at the Annual Pumpkin Festival, our annual 4th of July celebration, and so much more. We love our Prague community and can't wait to welcome you to your new home. Here's what you need to know for a successful move to Prague.
Prague sits on land that was formerly part of the Sac and Fox Reservation. Opened by a land run in 1891, Prague was settled primarily by Czech immigrants. The town was incorporated in 1902 and named by the land owner, Eva Barta, after the city of Prague in the Czech Republic. In the past, Prague's economy was fueled by cotton farming. Although the city has grown to support industry and commerce, you can still feel the city's agricultural heritage.
According to Sperling's Best Places, the overall cost of living in Prague is 14.3% lower than the national average. Housing is especially affordable, with a median home price of $79,700. On real estate websites such as Zillow, you can easily find a 2-3 bedroom home for under $90,000. Whether you're relocating to Prague as a recent college grad, a young family, or a retiree, you'll appreciate the low cost of living.
Prague boasts an excellent public school system. Prague Elementary School, Prague Middle School, and Prague High School all rank above average on GreatSchools.org. Prague Elementary School ranks particularly high with a score of 9 out of 10. The student to teacher ratio is approximately 16:1 in Prague public schools.
Water: The City of Prague provides water, sewer and sanitation services to residents. The town offers a convenient option to pay your utility bill online.
Electricity: The City of Prague and Canadian Valley Electric Cooperative are your local electricity providers.
Natural Gas: Oklahoma Natural Gas is the state's largest natural gas supplier.
Cable and Internet: The primary providers are AT&T and Windstream.
Prague is known for its annual Kolache Festival, held the first Saturday in May. The festival was started in 1952 in honor of the town's 50th birthday. The Kolache Festival is named after a fruit-filled Czech pastry, and each year approximately 50,000 Kolaches are consumed during the festival. Nearly 30,000 visitors flock to Prague each year for this unique celebration. Arts and crafts, rides and games, a parade, and live entertainment are just some of the festivities the town provides. At Christmas time we light our beautiful park with thousands of lights and Santa comes. We have refreshments, crafts and hay rides.
Welcome to Prague! We are proud to be part of such a friendly community and look forward to meeting you. We know that moving can be stressful, and switching banks is just one of many tasks on your relocation checklist. That's why our helpful and efficient employees make it easy to open an account at Vision Bank. While you're there, pull out your list of questions about Prague - we're happy to help! For recommendations of hairstylists or restaurants, our friendly staff is available to share their local insight. Visit our Prague branch today to open a new checking account, apply for a mortgage, or find solutions to all of your banking needs.