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.
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.