Discover Choctaw, Oklahoma
Known as the oldest chartered town in Oklahoma, Choctaw is located approximately 10 miles east of Oklahoma City and is considered to be a part of the OKC metropolitan area. While the town became a community in 1890, it wasn’t until 1893 that the area was given actual status as a town. Since then, Choctaw has grown and thrived, benefitting from the close convenience of the Oklahoma City metro area, while still maintaining the small-town feel of a rustic Oklahoma location.
With homes already throughout the greater Oklahoma City area, we are thrilled to be expanding to the Midwest City and Choctaw area in the new development, TimberRidge Pointe. Located within the Midwest City municipality but within the Choctaw school district, this development is close to Tinker Air Force Base and is ideal for anyone who is looking for a quiet area to live in but still have easy and quick access to work.
As we expand into the area, we spent some time exploring the community and all it has to offer. From its famous Oktoberfest to beautiful golf courses, Choctaw has become an ideal location to build your dream home.
After opening their doors in 1976, the Old Germany Restaurant in Choctaw has attracted new crowds every year since. As the major sponsor of the Choctaw Oktoberfest, a state-favorite event that recently celebrated its 25th anniversary, this authentic German restaurant is a must-visit location. From the sausage to the schnitzel, every item on the menu is perfectly prepared.
Inspired by her love for Ireland and the importance of Irish pubs to the community, owner Wendy Newport took three years to develop her and her husband’s dreams of building an Irish community in Choctaw and bring it to life. Why Choctaw? “Choctaw was our first choice simply because we live in the area. My husband grew up there and it needed some additional restaurants for the community. We really want to see Choctaw begin to grow its retail and restaurant sector and this was one way we could participate and encourage this growth.” With popular dishes like Fish and Chips and Shepherd Pie, in less than a year the restaurant has already garnered a loyal following. For an authentic experience filled with community, live music, and a good pint, the Black Raven Pub is an ideal spot to visit for a good meal and great company.
Designed and built to honor service men and women, the Choctaw Veterans Memorial pays a special tribute to those who have served to defend our freedom. With four arches dedicated to the Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marines, this memorial is a must-see for anyone new to the area or passing through.
According to the City of Choctaw website, the Veterans Memorial received a onetime contribution of $62k from the State of Oklahoma, as well as donations from private citizens and businesses to complete the memorial. With deep roots of service in the community and abroad, the people of Choctaw rallied to support the memorial, funding a large portion of the project through the purchase of memorial bricks to commemorate their loved ones.
For disc golf lovers, Choctaw Creek Park recently constructed a new disc golf course for the whole family to enjoy. The Choctaw Creek Park is the largest park in Choctaw and has many walking trails, a pond with fishing access, horse trails, a playground, picnic tables and benches, and a large pavilion used for festivals and events.
In January 2006, Leigh Bouse donated a portion of land to be used for the Bouse Sports Complex. The Parks and Recreation Director, Ryan C. Hill, explains, “With this land we created the Bouse Sports Complex that will have 8 fields for its inaugural seasons– 4 baseball and 4 softball. Each field is outfitted with a turf surface that is second to none. It helps with allowing us to play games even when it rains because of its superior drainage system.”
The complex plans on hosting various youth baseball and softball leagues in both the spring and fall, along with various tournaments for all ages. Hill is passionate about the complex and its potential, “The sky is the limit with this complex. We have plans down the road to add soccer fields and a few more large baseball and softball fields. It is a great time to live in Choctaw and get to experience this growth and how well it will affect the community. It is a rare thing to be a part of something as historic as the wonderful change we will see happen to Choctaw and our community in the next decade.”
Every golfer, whether they are new to the greens or a seasoned pro, needs a course to call home. The Choctaw Creek golf course is an 18-hole public course with the major hazard of Choctaw Creek winding through the first seven of the nine holes. The back nine has tree-lined fairways and greenside bunkers, with many new improvements planned for the course.
If you’re hoping to get in a quick practice before dinnertime, the course also offers a 300-yard driving range, flag targets, a large putting clock, a chipping green with greenside sand bunker, and a covered practice facility. This covered practice facility is the only covered practice facility at a golf course in the metro area.
When the dog days of summer come around and you’re looking for a place to cool the kiddos off, the Barrel Springs Splash Pad it the place to go. Located in the heart of Choctaw’s Old Town district near the public library, there are plenty of covered picnic tables for parents to enjoy while their kids splash around. Open from 8am – 8pm Memorial Day through Labor Day, this local favorite is sure to be a hit with the whole family.
If you’re relocating to the Choctaw area and are curious about what the area has to offer, we hope this list has jump-started your list of things to do and places to visit. Did we miss your favorite activity or business? Contact us today and we’ll add it to our list of must-see places!