Warr Acres

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Warr Acres is centrally located in the growing northwest portion of Oklahoma City and is home to nearly 10,000 residents of diverse ethnic backgrounds, a low cost of living, excellent school systems, large parks, a city community center, a county library and a flourishing business community. Hertz World Reservation Headquarters and a host of other national retail outlets such as Golden Coral, Wal-Mart, CVS, Buy For Less and Walgreens have locations throughout Warr Acres. The city also has a new five-story Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott, and Wiley Post Airport is located just one mile west of Warr Acres.

As a safe and friendly city within a city (OKC), Warr Acres offers many advantages for citizens and businesses, and takes pride in having the best-trained police and fire department. Police response time average is 2-4 minutes and the fire response time average is 4-5 minutes, which is the best in Oklahoma.

Warr Acres Today…

Warr Acres is centrally located in the growing northwest portion of Oklahoma City and is home to nearly 10,000 residents of diverse ethnic backgrounds, a low cost of living, excellent school systems, large parks, a city community center, a county library and a flourishing business community. Hertz World Reservation Headquarters and a host of other national retail outlets such as Golden Coral, Wal-Mart, CVS, Buy For Less and Walgreens have locations throughout Warr Acres. The city also has a new five-story Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott, and Wiley Post Airport is located just one mile west of Warr Acres.

As a safe and friendly city within a city (OKC), Warr Acres offers many advantages for citizens and businesses, and takes pride in having the best-trained police and fire department. Police response time average is 2-4 minutes and the fire response time average is 4-5 minutes, which is the best in Oklahoma.

Warr Acres - History

The Almost Capitol of Oklahoma!

One of the Oklahoma City’s numerous urban islands, the incorporated town of Warr Acres was created in 1948 in western Oklahoma County. Well outside the  Oklahoma City and Bethany corporate limits, the development of middle-class bedroom communities began to grow.  In 1909 Israel M. Putnam, real estate developer and member of the first state legislature, purchased land west of Oklahoma City in Council Grove Township. On a 160-acre tract, eight miles west of downtown, Mr. Putnam sold lots in his namesake community, Putnam, later Putnam City. More significantly, he attempted unsuccessfully to engineer the relocation of the state capital from Guthrie to the Putnam development. Putnam City grew but never incorporated. The Warr Acres housing addition was created nearby in 1937 by Clyde B. Warr, an Oklahoma City real estate promoter and developer.  He followed with Warr Acres Second Addition. In the area’s early years an interurban railway provided quick access to jobs in Oklahoma City, and a bus line launched in 1946 by Warr provided similar service. Transportation promoted growth that accelerated in the post-World War II era. By the 1940s many housing developments had been planted in the western part of Oklahoma County. The impetus for incorporation came in January 1948 when Bethany’s city council voted to annex Ferguson Park, Smythe Place, and part of Warr Acres. Therefore, in February residents of eight other additions, including Putnam City, joined the three in petitioning to incorporate. The county commission allowed it. Of the approximately 2,000 area residents, 857 voted for the merger (40 voted against). Bethany filed suit, and the Oklahoma Supreme Court upheld the Warr Acres incorporation. The name Warr Acres remained, because the community had earlier been given that postal designation.