Retire Stillwater

Stillwater, Oklahoma is a community offering moderate climate, affordable housing, inexpensive cost of living, outstanding medical care, arts and entertainment, and educational activities for all ages.

Stillwater was announced as Oklahoma’s first Certified Retirement Community in October of 2012 by the Secretary of Commerce and Tourism. In the proclamation, quality of life, affordable housing, public safety, volunteer opportunities and public transportation were cited as outstanding characteristics of the Stillwater community.


Housing options for retirement living include: 55+ Active Adult, Senior Co-Housing, eight areas of Patio Homes & Garden Homes, Condominiums, Apartments and four options for Assisted Living.

Medical Care

Stillwater Medical Center offers more than a dozen medical facilities under its umbrella. Four urgent care facilities are located within town and the Stillwater Cancer Center offers the newest in cancer therapies.

Cost of Living

A median home cost is $144,500 and the cost of living is 14% below the national average. Social Security income isn’t taxed, there’s no state estate or inheritance tax, and property taxes tend to be low.


Stillwater, Oklahoma has become a top retirement community due to its many assets:

  • A lively, diverse economy benefiting from a mix of business and industry and the state’s largest university...

  • Oklahoma State University, a land grant, sun-grant, coeducational public research university

  • Recreational opportunities that include attending university athletic competitions or participating in walking, biking, fishing and camping, or playing golf at any one of four 18-hole courses located in the community with additional courses nearby

  • Sophisticated cultural activities such as symphony, theaters and museums. Plus, one-hour easy drives to the state’s two major metropolitan areas, Oklahoma City and Tulsa for expanded entertainment, shopping, and commercial air transportation.

To learn more about the benefits of locating in Stillwater for your retirement years, contact the Grants Coordinator, City of Stillwater (405) 742-8345 or