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Davis Relocation Guide

Considering a Move to Davis, OK?

Nestled in the Arbuckle Mountains, our friendly community embodies the American small-town spirit. We'll welcome you with open arms and a big helping of Southern hospitality. We're a small town of nearly 3,000 people located in scenic South-Central Oklahoma. When you need to reconnect with the larger population, it's an easy drive to the larger cities of Oklahoma City, Tulsa, and Dallas, Texas. We're also just an hour's drive from Oklahoma's largest airport, Will Rogers World Airport. Davis' location, natural surroundings, and close-knit community make it a wonderful town in which to reside and raise a family. Vision Bank has a wealth of knowledge about the community. We've been rooted in South Central Oklahoma since 1900 and opened our Davis office in 2012. Our employees live and work here, and we support the community through blood drives, FFA and 4-H programs, Chamber of Commerce events, and so much more. We love our Davis community and can't wait to welcome you to your new home. Here's what you need to know for a successful move to Davis.

Davis' History

Davis, like many Oklahoma towns, is the product of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway lines. Samuel H. Davis moved to Washita in the Chickasaw Nation in 1887. He soon relocated his dry goods store four miles south and the town started to take shape. Davis petitioned for the construction of a Santa Fe Railway depot and obtained a post office. In 1898, the town of Davis was incorporated. Located in the heart of a prime cotton farming region, Davis' residents were either farmers or retailers. In 1900 there were 1,346 residents of Davis, approximately 57 businesses, two banks, ten doctors, three dentists, and three lawyers. The town has grown steadily over the years, and today there are nearly 3,000 residents in Davis. Luckily for us, the warm feeling of community and scenic natural landscape has been preserved.

Average Cost of Living in Davis, OK

According to Sperling's Best Places, the overall cost of living in Davis is 18% lower than the national average. Housing is especially affordable, with a median home price of $88,000 in Davis. While you can find a 2-3 bedroom home for under $100k, there is a wide price range depending on the size of the lot, age of the home, and proximity to town. Rent is also low here: $650 for a one-bedroom and $840 for a two-bedroom rental. Whether you're relocating to Davis as a recent college grad, a young family, or a retiree, you'll appreciate the low cost of living.

School Districts and Education

The Davis School District offers one elementary, one middle, and one high school. There are approximately 900 students enrolled in Davis. At Davis Elementary School the student to teacher ratio is 19:1, while at Davis Middle and Davis High the student to teacher ratio is 15:1. Davis High School has a rating of 7/10, meaning it's rated above average when compared to other schools in the state. Davis High School is respected for its students' progress, college readiness, and great test scores. As of December 2018, Davis High School has updated their facilities to provide an enhanced educational environment.

Public and Private Utilities in Davis

Water: The city of Davis operates the public water and sanitation system. The town offers a convenient drive-up payment window, as well as the option to pay online or via bank draft.

Electricity: Choose between People's Electric Cooperative and Oklahoma Gas and Electric (OGE), the state's "oldest and largest investor-owned electric utility".

Natural Gas: Oklahoma Natural Gas is the state's largest natural gas supplier.

Cable and Internet: The primary providers are AT&T and Sparklight.

Parks and Recreation

When you think of Davis, Oklahoma, you can't help but think of Turner Falls Park. Turner Falls is the state's tallest waterfall and drops 77 feet into a popular swimming hole. The park offers hiking trails, cave exploring, trout fishing, cabins, and campsites. Nearby you'll find Cross Bar Ranch, a former cattle ranch that now offers camping and ATV and off-road motorcycle adventures. Music fans will enjoy Arbuckle Mountain Bluegrass Park and their annual Bluegrass Festival held in September. 

Visit Your New Community Bank Today!

Welcome to Davis! 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 Davis - we're happy to help! For recommendations of hairstylists or restaurants, our friendly staff is happy to share their knowledge of Davis. Visit our Davis branch today to open a new checking account, apply for a mortgage, or find solutions to all of your banking needs.