About Northwest Oklahoma City:
While it's certainly true that Bricktown is growing by leaps and bounds every day and that there are several popular shopping malls including Quail Springs even further North near Edmond, the district along NW Expressway remains one of the most popular in the city. It stretches a significant area that includes the Penn Square region and moves West all the way to Lake Hefner.
On the East side where NW Expressway connects with I-44 is Penn Square Mall, arguably the most elegant of malls in OKC, and 50 Penn Place, one of the premiere shopping centers. The restaurants stretch the length of the thoroughfare and include such favorites as Panera Bread, On the Border, Incredible Pizza, T.G.I.Friday's, Red Lobster and Outback Steakhouse.
The area is primarily commercial with the restaurants and shopping as well as a number of office complexes extending out to the park area surrounding Lake Hefner and beyond. But there's still a population of residents in this area estimated around 30,000, living in homes and apartment buildings.
Northwest Expressway commercial district begins around NW 50th St. and runs Northwest intersecting with Lake Hefner Parkway and continuing beyond the Lake as far North as NW 70th or so.
The bulk of the houses just North or South of Northwest Expressway in this neighborhood were built between 1950-1970, and the median household income is around $32,000 per year with home values primarily in the $60,000 to $100,000 range. The area North of the Expressway tends to be more affluent.
73112 (South of Expressway) - 73116 (North of Expressway)