5 Home Buying Tips

5 Home Buying Tips

When buying a home there are many factors to consider. We have a few Buying Tips that are important in our eyes. Location, location, location as well as community features, Covenants/Conditions & Restrictions, Commute and timing.

Location, Location, Location –
When purchasing a new home where the home is located matters. Homebuyers want to be close to major highways, shopping and school systems.

Forest Ridge Master Planned Community, in Broken Arrow, OK is Well Within Your Reach. Close to the turnpike and other major thoroughfares, easy access to shopping and adjacent to an elementary & middle school that are part of the public school system. There are various private school options too.

Community Features –

As a homebuyer research, what the neighborhood/community has to offer. Such as family activities, recreational amenities, events or dining.

The features, which sets Forest Ridge apart from other developments, are the amenities. A community that offers a diversity of neighborhoods and a variety of homes for a total lifestyle opportunity that compares to resort style living.

Forest Ridge Amenities Include:

Purchasing a home is a very important decision. Therefore, make sure you protect your investment with upkeep and maintenance of the community.

The Forest Ridge Homeowners Association requires that each resident pay annual dues to support the maintenance of common areas, nature trails, parks, and other amenities.

Commute –

All across the country, people spend too much time in their vehicles commuting back and forth to work. You have probably seen news stories of larger population cities like Washington D.C., Atlanta or even Houston where a person leaves for work at 4 a.m. only to return to their families at 8 p.m. because of traffic. That does not sound desirable.

If you lived at Forest Ridge in Broken Arrow, your commute to downtown is only 20 minutes. So why spend so much time in the car when you can come home to your oasis away from work? Let Forest Ridge be your resort.

Timing –

The purchase of a home often is all about timing. Of course being in the right place at the right time is always a plus. Whether is it a new construction recently finished or a home that just went on the market let that timing be in your favor.

Forest Ridge has new construction homes ready for purchase or homesites to build that dream home, such as, on the golf course.

It’s time to make Forest Ridge your next home. For more information, please contact us online or by calling Robson Realty at 918-357-1488 or 800-305-2516.



Engage your Audience at your Next Offsite Meeting

One of the keys to running a successful meeting is keeping the audience, your employees, engaged. If employees aren’t interacting with a presentation, the presentation will be easily forgotten and have little effect. At Forest Ridge, we have many companies book our business meeting venues for off-site meetings. Here are some of the things we’ve seen the most successful meeting planners do to keep their employees engaged throughout the entirety of their meetings.

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Tips for Running on Forest Ridge Trails this Winter

At Forest Ridge, we have plenty of trails that are available for use during the winter. While winter trail running may be more challenging than running at other times of the year, it can also be a lot of fun. We hope you’ll get out and enjoy the 10-plus miles of trails that wind through our master-planned community, but we also want you to be safe. Here are some tips to keep in mind when jogging on our trails this winter.

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Tips for Customizing Your Home

Buying a house of your own is one of life’s greatest joys. However, it’s even better when you have the opportunity to purchase new home construction and get to customize the home to your specifications. After all, you’ll be able to create a place that truly feels like home—not just a place to live. If you decide to go that route, how do you make the right choices for your home? We’ve put together a few tips to help you create a custom home you are sure to appreciate for years to come.

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Forest Ridge is Full of Outdoor Activities

If you’re looking for a beautiful community with numerous outdoor activities, look no further. Forest Ridge includes a range of outdoor amenities that will satisfy activity seekers of all types.


Forest Ridge is a golfer’s paradise, and features an upscale public golf facility, complete with an 18-hole course, a southern style clubhouse, and a full service restaurant. Founded in October of 1989, the Forest Ridge Golf Course is the first of it’s kind in the area, and boasts a welcoming atmosphere, well cared for facilities, and wonderful service. But don’t worry, if you’re new to the sport, a little out of practice, or just looking to sharpen up your skills, golf lessons are available to help you perfect your swing.

Swim & Tennis Center

The Forest Ridge Swim & Tennis Center has a range of features to keep visitors occupied and entertained. For those interested in swimming, the facility offers both a 25 yard swimming pool, as well as an oversized shallow kiddie pool. The center also includes resident only tennis courts and a beach volleyball pit. Fitness classes, aquatic classes, and swim lessons are available for those eager to learn, and there are designated times for lap swims in the pool. If that wasn’t enough, the center also hosts a variety of events throughout the year such as the Annual Family Picnic, the 4th of July Bash, and Dive-In Movies.

Lakes & Parks

Dispersed throughout the Forest Ridge community are an array of lakes, ponds, and resident only parks. Aside from being a beautiful scenic addition, many of the lakes and ponds allow for fishing on a catch-and-release basis, and include a variety of fish types including bass, perch, and catfish. Each of the parks contain playground equipment and picnic areas, while the largest, Forest Ridge Park, also features a full-size basketball court, a backstop, and a large open field.


Winding past the different neighborhoods, the lakes, parks, the golf course and clubhouse, and the swim and tennis center is the 10+ mile trail system. These trails include off-street, hard surfaced paths, and are ideal for not only walking and jogging, but for rollerblades, bikes, and strollers as well. The trails work as a great addition to the community, and make getting around and exploring the many amenities of Forest Ridge a simple and enjoyable task.

Call 918-357-1488 for more details.

What Fitness Classes are Offered at Forest Ridge?

As the area’s only true master-planned community, Forest Ridge offers something for everyone. Whether it’s the award-winning public golf course, the area’s many beautiful lakes, or taking a leisurely walk along a nature trail, there’s no doubt Forest Ridge offers all that and much more. For residents who want to stay fit and healthy, a variety of classes are offered that appeal to numerous interests.

Where are the Classes Located?

Classes are held in the Glass Veranda or at the Swim & Tennis Center. The Swim & Tennis Center offers residents a facility that can provide high levels of comfort while also offering classes for all fitness stages. The Center is located just off Forest Ridge Boulevard.

What Classes are Offered?

No matter what a person may be interested in, Forest Ridge has plenty of classes from which to choose. Among the most popular are:

  • I.P.P.E.D
  • Turbo Kick
  • Yoga
  • Water Aerobics
  • Zumba
  • Aqua Zumba
  • Swim Lessons

Fitness classes are open to the public and all skill levels. The goal of these classes are to allow each participant to take control of their lives by providing an environment that encourages personal growth and awareness of true potential in every aspect of their lives. Class schedules and times vary, allowing everyone the chance to schedule a fitness class around their other responsibilities.


All classes are taught by Jennifer Hill a certified instructor. The classes offer a fun and relaxing environment to obtain one’s physical goals. She offers a pay per class or an option to purchase multiple classes at a reduced rate. To learn more about the classes offered visit the Swim & Tennis page under the Forest Ridge Living tab on forestridge.com or join Forest Ridge Fitness by Jennifer Hill on Facebook.

An Ideal Place to Relax

Along with having great fitness classes, the Swim and Tennis Center at Forest Ridge provides the ideal setting for residents. In addition to the fitness classes Forest Ridge also has an on-site Tennis Pro who conducts drills for those interested in playing tennis. Allowing residents the chance to get outside and enjoy the great outdoors while improving their health, Forest Ridge offers many unique opportunities to get healthy while having a great place to call home.

It’s All Waiting at Forest Ridge

With its variety of fitness classes, Forest Ridge is the place to be for those who want to live a healthy lifestyle while experiencing luxury at its finest. Whether engaging in an invigorating Yoga class, working up a good sweat with R.I.P.P.E.D., or having a family bike outing on one of the many trails, Forest Ridge is the place that can make everyone’s dreams come true. For the best in healthy living and a lifestyle filled with friends and family, Forest Ridge is the perfect place to call home.

Give us a call at 918-357-1488 for more information on the Amenities at Forest Ridge


What’s Waiting for Me When I Relocate to Forest Ridge?

If you’ve dreamed of living in a community that offers beautiful homes, provides an endless array of recreational opportunities, and is filled with friendly neighbors and stunning views, then you need look no further than Forest Ridge. A master-planned community situated on more than 1,000 acres in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, Forest Ridge is a great place to settle down.

Award-Winning Golf

Of all the recreational opportunities available at Forest Ridge, nothing can beat the award-winning public golf course. With its 18 holes of challenging golf and stunning views, each round will be a pleasure for golfers of all skill levels. And after a day of getting as many birdies as possible, players can wind down by having a meal at the club’s full-service restaurant, Café Savannah’s, or visit the pro shop to find a putter that has the magic touch.

Excellent Schools

Along with a great golf course, if you’re looking to call Forest Ridge home than quality schools are in the backdoor. Whether it’s elementary, middle, or high school, parents can be assured their children are getting an education that’s second to none. In fact, schools at all levels have won numerous awards from the state for excellence in education. Some of the schools recognized for both academic and extracurricular activities include Highland Park Elementary, Broken Arrow Senior High School, and Oneta Ridge Middle School.

Beautiful Homes

Of course, for most people who relocate to Forest Ridge, it’s all about the homes. Whether its downsizing or building that dream home the Forest Ridge community is sure to have a home that fits your plans. The community currently offers two neighborhoods with homesites available while other neighborhoods are surely to have re-sales available. And for those who have always dreamed of building a custom-designed home, Forest Ridge can make that happen as well. With numerous approved builders to choose from, residents can tour various model homes and then work with a builder to get exactly what they need. Or you’re welcome to bring out your own builder provided they go through the approval process.

For residents who choose to relocate to Forest Ridge, all this and much more awaits them. Whether it’s a relaxing round of golf or a walk through a nearby park, Forest Ridge is the perfect place to call home.


For more information on Relocating to Forest Ridge call us at 918-357-1988.


About Us

Forest Ridge is a master planned community with homes for every budget, stunning green areas, and recreation for every taste. The resort-style development is located on over 1,000 acres in beautiful Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. As a Forest Ridge resident, you'll live the lifestyle you deserve by enjoying the award-winning 18-hole public golf course, a full-service restaurant, Player's Grill Bar and an endless variety of recreational activities amidst the inviting masterpiece that makes Forest Ridge, the desired community.