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Durant, Oklahoma

Why Durant


If you’re looking for a great place to live, raise a family, shop, start a business, retire, hunt and fish, then you’ll want to look at land and homes for sale in the Durant area.  Unique places to shop include Durant, Caddo, Bokchito, Calera, Colbert and Mead, and if that’s not enough, Sherman, Texas is only 25 minutes south of Durant.  Take a drive down Main Street in Durant and you’ll find some unique shops like one of my new favorites, Foster Creativity.  It’s a unique boutique housing over 25 individual vendors. They hold a variety of DIY workshops and parties.  Get a group together or go alone and make new friends! You can grab a few friends or make it day date and visit the Blue River Valley Winery in Caddo.

For a unique family experience or date night, check out the historic theatre in downtown Caddo, Oklahoma.  It will transport you back in time as you watch newly released movies — best of both worlds!  Try their rootbeer floats -- my personal favorite when watching movies.

Be sure and check out all that the Choctaw Casino and Resort south of Durant offers.  Most people think of slots and blackjack at the casino, but they are also home to The District , world class hotel, pool and water park and so much more!  For family fun, visit The District where you’ll find 20 bowling lanes, 3600 sq. ft. arcade, cinema and food court.  When you live in the Durant area and have relatives visiting, they’ll always be glad to stay at the resort — and that keeps the in-laws out of your home overnight! LOL  (I of course, love my in-laws and would want them staying with me.)

What is close


Oklahoma communities that are all within 10 to 15 minutes of the city of Durant include:  Albany, Achille, Armstrong, Bennington, Bokchito, Caddo, Calera, Colbert, Hendrix, Kemp, Kenefic, Mead and Silo.

  • East of Durant is Albany, Achille, Bokchito, Hendrix, Kemp and Bennington where you will find beautiful and productive ranch land with great hunting opportunities!
  • North of Durant is the Silo, Oklahoma area that is known for its fantastic school system, beautiful homes and land with rolling hills, plus its close proximity to Lake Texoma!
  • In the Kenefic and Nida areas you'll find great recreational and grazing land -- conveniently located between Durant and Tishomingo, Oklahoma.
  • And, just minutes northeast of Durant, are the Armstrong and Caddo communities with homes on acreages of all sizes.

Many people look to buy properties in Durant and surrounding areas because it's a great place to live full-time, retire, ranch, hunt or enjoy as your weekend get-away!  You’ll find reasonable real estate prices, low property taxes, great restaurants, close to several casinos with concert venues that bring big name entertainers, golf courses, spas, movie theatres, bowling, water park, shopping… Did I mention all the hunting and fishing?!!!  Check here for more information about southern Oklahoma hunting land for sale.

When you live in Bryan County, you have easy access to Lake Texoma striper fishing, Blue River trout fishing, hunting areas, and short drive to shopping and dining in Durant, Sherman and Tishomingo.  Main travel highways are Hwy 69/75 that goes north and south through Durant and Hwy 70 that takes you east and west.

Historical sites in Bryan County include Nail’s Station near Kenefic, OK; Carriage Point (Fisher’s Station) near Durant, OK; Colbert’s Ferry Site near Colbert, OK; and Fort Washita near Nida, OK.  The first state institution of higher learning in Indian Territory, Southeastern Normal School was opened in 1909 in Durant, OK.  Now, you’ll find Southeastern Oklahoma State University in Durant.

Something Unique

 My favorite place to shop for groceries in Durant is Green Spray Food Center on First Street.  They always have great specials, fresh produce and nice meat selection.  Oh yeah, they bag your groceries and deliver them to your car, and I love that! –It’s always the little things that make life good on a day to day basis! 

 If you're interested in property in Durant or surrounding areas, let’s get together and answer any questions you may have.  Red River Realty and Auction sells real estate in Southern and Eastern Oklahoma, and we’re dedicated to your satisfaction.  Finding land and homes for sale in the Durant area is just one area that we serve!  If we don't have it, we'll find it for you! 

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Early Childhood Education

Early childhood education Durant, OK

Robert E. Lee Early Childhood Center

824 West Louisiana Ave.


Elementary Schools

Elementary schools Durant, OKlahoma
Grades kindergarten, 1st grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade.

Washington Irving Elementary

Grades K-3rd

812 West Locust, Durant, OK


Northwest Heights Elementary

Grades  K- 3rd

1715 University Blvd, Durant, OK


Intermediate School

Durant middle school grades 4th, 5th, 6th

Durant Intermediate School

Grades 4th though 6th

1314 Waco St., Durant, OK


Middle School

Durant middle school grade 7th and 8th.

Durant Middle School

Grades 7th and 8th

802 West Walnut, Durant, OK


High School

Durant high school information

Durant High School

Grades 10th through 12th

950 Gerlach Drive, Durant, OK


Other Education

Alternative Education

Durant Vision Academy

Ages 14-21 

For Recent drop out, at risk, or below age appropriate grade.  

For More information visit Durant schools  website