Lawton is the third largest city in the state of Oklahoma. Combined with Fort Sill, the Lawton population is near 100,000. With the growing population, Lawton is large enough to offer popular amenities, but affordable to live comfortably. Fort Sill offers several sites to the public including the National Landmark and Museum, two golf courses, and Lake Elmer Thomas Recreation. Just north of Fort Sill are the Wichtia Mountains, the oldest mountain range in North America. The Wichita Mountains are home to many animals within the Wichita Mountain Wildlife Refuge, including grazing bison, elk, white tailed deer and Texas longhorns.
Lawton conviently lies between Oklahoma City, OK and Wichita Falls, TX making several attractions a short drive. Within Oklahoma City, entertainment opportunities range from the philharmonic and ballet to sporting events and outdoor recreation. Oklahoma City is the home of the Civic Center Music Hall, a newly renovated facility hosting the Philharmonic and several musical productions each season. Two major sports venues are housed in the downtown area of Oklahoma City. These include the Oklahoma City Blazers, a Western division hockey team, and the Oklahoma Redhawks, a Triple A baseball team. Not far away is horse racing at Remington Park. A short drive from downtown is the University of Oklahoma main campus, home of the Oklahoma Sooners, College Football National Champions 2000. Just south of Lawton, Wichita Falls ofers more great attractions.
Lawton residents enjoy a relatively low cost of living. Prices range from $36,000 to $359,000 for single family homes, with condominiums and townhouses from $39,000 to $120,000. Rents range from $350 to $850 for homes and apartments.
Oklahomans are known for their compassion and consideration. This was put to the test in April 1995 following the bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building. A memorial was built in the area of the building, featuring the survivor tree, an American Elm which withstood the blast.
Fort Sill National Historic Landmark and Museum
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