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Welcome to the City of Magnolias
The second largest city in the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, Durant is a vital portion of a special region shared between Texas and Oklahoma known as Texoma.
But to traverse its sidewalks under the shade of waxy leaved canopies, you’d never know it was one of the fastest growing cities in all of Oklahoma. Known as the “Magnolia Capital of Oklahoma,” Durant boasts a vibrant, historic district with a thriving Main Street at the heart of it all. Its glittering local boutiques, independent eateries, and dynamic arts district offer all the conveniences of a city without losing that small-town vibe.
If you really want to hit up the big city, Dallas is a straight shot south on Highway 75, just an hour and a half away. However, most residents enjoy the shopping and entertainment offered locally, where strangers on the street will smile at you in passing.
In short, Durant is a booming neighborhood that any family would be proud to call home.
- Average household income: $38,603*
- Population: 18,673*
- Average property value: $123,300*
- Average monthly rent: $748*
- Average cost of living: 80/100 (about 20% cheaper than the national average)†
A BRIEF HISTORY
Dixon Durant, of French-Choctaw origin, whose childhood homestead was located somewhere between present-day Eighth and Ninth Avenues, is the regarded founder of Durant. He established the first general store in 1873 along the MKT Railway, which was the catalyst for placing Durant on the map.
Today, Durant is the county seat of Bryan County and spans a total area of 26.8 square miles. You can find the Durant Downtown Historic District listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Durant Independent School District is home to six schools, with a new elementary school scheduled to open in the fall of 2022. Serving over 3,700 students, DISD is classified as 5A and is the largest district in Southeastern Oklahoma. The district also has an average graduation rate of 87%, which places it in the top 30% in Oklahoma.* Its schools include:
- Robert E. Lee Early Childhood Center (PK)
- Washington Irving Elementary (PK – 3rd)
- Northwest Heights Elementary (PK – 3rd)
- Durant Intermediate School (4th – 6th)
- Durant Middle School (7th – 8th)
- Durant High School (9th – 12th)
Durant is also home to Southeastern Oklahoma State University, which offers over 60 programs to earn a degree in face-to-face and online formats to over 5,300 students.
*According to Public School Review.
EXPLORE YOUR SURROUNDINGS
Whether you’re hitting up the slots at the casino or coasting across the lake under a clear, blue sky, there’s always fun to be had in Durant.
The Main Street Program hosts a variety of local events that offer the perfect opportunity for residents to bump elbows with their neighbors. Discover local talent at an art festival, tip your glass at one of the holiday celebrations, or catch live music and wares from local vendors every first Friday of the month. And don’t miss the Magnolia Farmers Market, open every May – October and bursting with farm-fresh produce.
Nestled between the borders of Texas and Oklahoma, Lake Texoma is less than 10 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 in Durant has everything you need from high stakes excitement, bowling, and movies to a day of relaxation at the spa.
Step back in time at the Three Valley Museum where you’ll find the history of Bryan County on display. And be on the lookout for an immersive experience in Choctaw culture at the new Choctaw Nation Cultural Center, opening soon!
Enjoy a family night to remember at the annual Magnolia Festival every spring, a celebration of Durant’s heritage with live music, shopping, and newly-crowned royalty at the Choctaw Princess Pageant.
LOVE AT FIRST BITE
You’ll find most of the familiar chain restaurants peppered throughout town, but Durant is also home to some pretty amazing local favorites.
Sink your teeth into the legendary ribs at Main Street BBQ or a mouthwatering steak at Roadhouse Bar & Grill. Enjoy a romantic evening in an intimate atmosphere at Roma Italian Restaurant or cozy up to a sizzling pile of fajitas at Villegas Mexican Restaurant. Explore the unique flavor combos at Craft Pies Pizza Co. or tuck into a home-style favorite at Magnolia Café.
Whatever you’re craving, there’s a plate of satisfaction somewhere around the corner.