The Rose District began to take shape about a decade ago and quickly exceeded expectations, receiving national recognition by USA Today in 2018. Its name is a nod to the first half-century of Broken Arrow, when it presented itself as âthe city of roses and sparkling spring. water â, and 100 sprigs of roses line the streets.
What started out as an attempt to breathe life into the city center has turned into the creation of an urban way of life. Brio at the Rose offers 96 upscale apartments with 31,000 square feet of ground floor retail that will soon include a market and restaurants.
On the southeastern edge of the neighborhood is the trendy Succulent Shop, which attracts both baby boomers and millennials. Restaurants like Rustic Chophouse and Toast are often crowded, and Books and Bistro and Rattlesnake Cafe are popular hangouts.
There’s also new construction in the form of the $ 4.7 million Brown-Kimbrough Center for the Arts, Innovation and Creativity, which strengthens the Rose District’s profile as an arts and entertainment district. The center is expected to open in January.
The neighborhood has also undergone a major overhaul to provide a pedestrian-friendly space with fewer lanes of traffic, wider sidewalks, and a mid-block intersection. Safety in general remains a priority.
âWe are one of the safest cities in America with over 100,000 residents,â Brassfield said. âSo with the vibe and atmosphere of the Rose Quarter, you can still come here and have that small town charm even though we are growing at a very fast pace.