Living in McAlester

McAlester, Oklahoma, is located in Southeastern Oklahoma and has a rural population of 130,000 people in what residents like to call a “Hometown Friendly” community.

McAlester has a busy commerce section that features diverse restaurants, chain restaurants, a variety of lodging options, a thriving shopping district, and a state-of-the-art medical community anchored by McAlester Regional Health Center.

Residents of McAlester enjoy the warmth and hospitality of living in a small city. Cost of living in McAlester is also a plus, at 22 percent below the national average.

Public Schools

The McAlester school system includes five elementary schools, Puterbaugh Middle School, Parker Mid-High and McAlester High School. Students regularly score above the national and state average on achievement tests.

Higher Education Opportunities Include:

  • Kiamichi Technology Center
  • Eastern Oklahoma State College, Wilburton
  • Easter Oklahoma State College, McAlester Campus, also offers classes from East Central University (Ada) and Southeastern Oklahoma State University (Durant)

After School and Summer Activities

A variety of after school and summer activities for young people are available through 4-H Clubs, Scouts, athletic organizations, dance studios and the Boys and Girls Club of McAlester.