Moore Real Estate
Hello Moore! This quaint little town was founded during the land-run of 1889. The early settlers came on train, horseback, wagons, and some, on foot. According to local historians, the town’s original name was “Verbeck” as designated by the railroad company. However, a railroad employee named Al Moore, reported to be either a conductor or a brakeman, lived in a boxcar at the camp and had difficulty receiving his mail. He painted his name – “Moore” – on a board and nailed it on the boxcar. When a postmaster was appointed, he continued to call the settlement Moore. When the town incorporated in 1893 the name was legalized. The original town site comprised a small area bounded by the present NE 3rd Street on the north and SE 4th Street on the south; the eastern limit was situated about one and a half blocks east of the railroad and the western edge about two and a half blocks west of the railroad. The original townsite became known as Old Town. Thus the name Old Town. While the name is the same, the downtown we have now is much different than a hundred years ago.
Old Town, downtown Moore, is undergoing a revitalization. Both public and private dollars are being invested in Old Town.
Moore was a small sleepy community for seventy years – in the 1960’s it exploded in a frenzy of expansion and development that attracted attention nationwide. The decade of the 60’s saw Moore’s population soar. In 1961 approximately 21.6 square miles of additional territory was annexed. Moore legally moved from a town to a city in 1962.
The 1970 census showed an increase of more than 950% for a total of 18,761. The 1980 Census recorded 35,063 residents – an 87% growth rate. Moore continued to grow during the 80’s. The 1990 Census indicated a 15% increase in population to 40,318. The 2010 population for Moore was 55,081. The most current estimate of Moore’s population (2015) is 60,451. An important factor in the city’s growth has been our location. The close proximity and easy access to the state’s Capitol city on the north and the University of Oklahoma to the south make Moore an attractive, convenient place to live.
As we move deeper into the 21st Century we are poised for tremendous growth. The citizens of Moore continue to make substantial and game-changing investments in Moore through extensions of dedicated sales taxes for streets, parks, and public safety and infrastructure, and parks related bond issues. These investments are paying huge dividends as we see continued growth in the Moore economy, businesses locating to Moore, and families choosing Moore as their home. Our future is bright and Moore is truly a story of success, growth, and courage!
The City also offers a variety of parks and recreational facilities, including a Community Center, a Senior Citizens Center, sports parks, playgrounds and neighborhood parks. We also sponsor and organize many events and activities.