Lake Eufaula : Oklahoma

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What it's Like to Retire in Lake Eufaula

Eufaula is a small town of less than 3,000 people on Eufaula Lake,  a large reservoir in east central Oklahoma. The area is a popular resort and desirable as a low-key, relaxing retirement spot. Lake Eufaula has approximately 143,000 acres of water and over 600 miles of shoreline. Retirees can enjoy year-round outdoor activities in scenic Oklahoma, while experiencing some of the lowest housing costs and lowest cost of living in the United States.

Where to Retire in Lake Eufaula and Home Prices

We are not aware of any active adult communities in Eufaula, yet.

Real Estate Prices
According to, the median price of a home in late 2014 was just under $100,000.


What is special about Lake Eufaula

Eufaula Lake is a huge lake with outstanding recreation opportunities and beautiful scenery.  The area is a popular resort and relaxing place to live.

What is not special about Lake Eufaula

Eufaula is a small town and there is not much going on culturally, commercially, or socially.

Who will like retirement in Lake Eufaula

The average age in Eufaula is 47, which suggests that many of its residents are retirees. The area attracts people from Oklahoma who want a peaceful retirement near a lake.

Local economy is driven by

Public Administration and Retail


Climate and Physical Environment

January's average temperature is about 40 degrees, with July's average at 81 degrees.  


Restaurants & Cultural Scene

Eufaula offers a lot of outdoor activities including camping, boating and fishing.  There are antique shops, galleries and restaurants, but for the cultural scene you would have to go to Tulsa, which is the nearest large city, about 85 miles away. 



The crime rate is slightly above the national average, with most crimes involving theft.


Medical facilities

Epic Medical Center is located in Eufaula.



Eufaula has a municipal airport, but the nearest large airport is in Tulsa, about 85 miles away.


Valuable Links

Eufaula Chamber of Commerce


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Facts about LAKE EUFAULA
  • State: OK
  • Environment: Rural,Lake,Small Town,Boating Community,
  • City Population: Less than 10,000
  • Median age of Population: 45-64
  • Avg Jan Temperature: 21-40
  • Avg July Temperature: 81+
  • Median HH Income: 20,001-40,000
  • Average Home Price (MLS): Less than $100,000
  • Annual Property Tax on a $200,000 house: Less than 2000
  • Total Crime Index: 101-110 (slightly above average)
  • Cost of Living Index: <80 (Very low)
  • Culture Index: <80 (Very low)
  • State Sales Tax: Yes
  • State Income Tax: Yes
  • Name of the Guide: boomer1

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