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A Future of Endless Opportunities
Resting quietly along the Oklahoma border with Texas, Colbert is a small, peaceful town full of endless ways to live out your story.
It’s a place for those who treasure family weekends at the lake full of starry skies and memories made over campfire s’mores. It’s for those who enjoy cracking a cold one and casting a line as the river cuts its serpentine path under the lazy rays of the setting sun. It’s for friends who love to laugh over coffees after a bustling day of retail therapy on the Durant square, just 10 minutes north. And it’s for road-trippers who like to sing at the top of their lungs with an arm out the window as they hop the border to visit their cousins in Texas.
Maybe you’re a little bit of all of these. After all, if you live in Colbert, you don’t have to choose. It’s your story, and there’s no end to the possibilities.
- Population: 1,231
- Average household income: $34,219
- Average property value: $81,400
- Average monthly rent: $536 (1 BR) – $931 (3 BR)
- Average cost of living: 80/100 (about 20% cheaper than the national average)
According to Sperling’s Best Places.
A BRIEF HISTORY
Colbert was named after Benjamin Franklin Colbert, a wealthy cotton farmer of Scottish descent who had intermarried into the Choctaw Nation. After settling along the banks of the Red River, Colbert opened a ferry that aided the safe passage of the Butterfield Overland Mail across river, free of charge.
Spanning a total of 1.11 miles, Colbert remains a small town that relies upon its close proximity to Lake Texoma to supplement the local economy. The original ferry site can be found in the National Register of Historic Places.
Home of the Leopards, Colbert Public Schools serve just over 800 students across three campuses. Westward Elementary houses grades Pre-K – 3rd, and also offers a Three-Year-Old Program and Head Start. Eastward Elementary serves grades 4th – 6th, while Colbert Middle School and High School are housed on the same campus, serving grades 7th – 12th.
Southeastern Oklahoma State University in nearby Durant is just a 20-minute drive north and offers over 60 programs to earn a degree in face-to-face and online formats to over 5,300 students.
EXPLORE YOUR SURROUNDINGS
The options for fun don’t stop at the border, but these are a few of our local Oklahoma favorites.
Nestled between the borders of Texas and Oklahoma, Lake Texoma is less than 5 miles away and offers the perfect escape for the outdoor enthusiast with boat rental, camping, fishing, swimming, golfing, hiking, horseback riding, and more! It’s also home to the Fort Washita Historic Site & Museum, erected in 1842, where you can walk the halls of history on a guided tour or witness a Civil War reenactment.
If an indoor adventure is more your speed, the Choctaw Casino & Resort is a short 10-minute drive north and has everything you need from high stakes excitement, bowling, and movies to a day of relaxation at the spa.
Just over 10 miles north, you’ll find Crystal Creek Winery in Mead, known for their selection of fruit-infused wines. Have the perfect girls’ night at one of their Painting with a Twist classes or bring on the competition with a game of cornhole on the beautifully manicured lawn.
Want to find out even more about your neighborhood? The Choctaw Welcome Center has it all—travel guides, handmade Choctaw gifts, and free coffee. There’s even a dog park here! It’s also the perfect place to find out about local up-and-coming events.
LOVE AT FIRST BITE
The potential for great food and a good time is always around the corner.
Bring the family for a dinner of crispy, fried catfish followed by homemade pie at The Farmstead, a family-owned-and-operated eatery with a farm-to-table vision. Make your someone’s day a little brighter with a custom box of birthday treats from Sunflower Donuts. Hang up the apron and order in with a fresh Subway footlong or a bucket of Chesters Chicken from Love’s Travel Stop. Or catch up with friends over burgers and brews at Holly’s Border Bar.