Community Overview

Bethany is a wonderful “small town” city of 20,000 located along historic Route 66 in the northwest sector of the Greater Oklahoma City Metroplex.

The community and area is known for its excellent schools, exceptional health care, dedicated churches and diverse recreational opportunities, and as the home to several thousand businesses. Many of these are entrepreneurial small businesses of less than 20 employees, individuals who are achieving their "American Dream" of prosperity in commerce. The Children’s Center, a top ranked medical center focused on children with special needs, is an integral part of the community.

Bethany offers an ideal central location – for retail and business development. It is just minutes from the major U.S. interstate junction of I-35/I-40/I-44.The community offers an available, productive workforce, choice sites and available buildings, low taxes, low cost of living and customized industry training at the nearby Francis Tuttle Career Technology Center. Wiley Post Airport is one of the state’s top general aviation airports (7100 ft. runway) and a major employer (50 aviation businesses) in the area.

The community is the home of Southern Nazarene University (enrollment 2100) and Southwestern Christian University, as well as the National Pinto Horse Association and the International Pentecostal Holiness Church. Over a dozen additional institutions of Higher Education are located within a 30 mile radius, including The University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City University and University of Central Oklahoma. The community is home to both the Bethany Public Schools and Putnam City Schools.

Quality of Life
Incorporated as a city in 1910, the community is nestled between Wiley Post Airport to the north and beautiful Lake Overholser on the west. Bethany maintains a feeling of small-town charm, offering a unique town center and abundant recreational opportunities. Annual events like the Independence Day Freedom Festival, featuring crafters, entertainment, carnival rides, food, a huge parade, and one of the largest fireworks displays in the State bring the local citizens together in celebration.

Bethany is truly a great place to live, work, shop and grow a business!


Community Contact

Greg Banta
Community Consultants
405 609-1666

Jill McCartney
President & CEO
The Northwest Chamber
7440 NW 39th Expressway
Bethany, OK 73008
Phone (405) 789-1256



Water -
Local Provider: City of Bethany
Capacity of Water Supply System: 7.46

Gas -
Local Gas Provider: ONG

Electricity -
Local Provider: OG&E
Does Provider Have Excess Capacity: Yes

Other Information

Sales Tax - 8.5%
Type of Government - City Manager/Council

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