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Located just 10 miles from Oklahoma City, Bethany, Okla., offers a small-town feeling but provides amenities similar to that of a larger metro area - perfect for families looking for homes for rent.

7 Interesting Facts About Bethany for Renters

  • The city of Bethany was created in 1819 - 16 years after the Louisiana Purchase. It wasn't until 1910 that the city was incorporated. 
  • Bethany's land was owned by the Creek Indians until the American Civil War. 
  • Bethany is located in Oklahoma County, and was formerly a popular stopping point for travelers driving on the 39th Street Expressway - part of historic Route 66 - that runs through the city. 
  • Bethany is named after the biblical community adjoining Jerusalem. The city's pioneers wanted a community where they could freely express their religious beliefs. 
  • The city hosts a Freedom Festival each year around the Fourth of July at Eldon Lyon Park. The festival includes carnival rides, a car show, contests and live music.
  • Astronaut Shannon Lucid is from Bethany. 
  • Bethany is home to Southern Nazarene University.

Key Resources for Bethany Renters

  • The City of Bethany runs a blog at its website, where residents can stay up to date on community events and read city news and alerts. 
  • The local government has a Facebook page where residents can also learn about Bethany news. 
  • The Bethany Tribune newspaper started publication in 1923, and continues to offer residents local news. 

Things to Do in Bethany

  • During the holidays, residents can enjoy the Christmas Wonderland at The Children's Center in Bethany. The Children's Center is a medical and education center for children with special health needs. 
  • Families can exercise together at Anytime Fitness, located in Bethany.