Welcome to Front Porch Family, our personal family blog and a guide to what’s happening in and about Carlton Landing, Oklahoma–one of the friendliest, happiest, and most beautiful towns around. We started this blog for about thirty different reasons, one of the main ones being that we love this place. The newest town in the state of Oklahoma, Carlton Landing is also a hub of new urbanism, a topic we hope to get into later around here.
The views are incredible, the activities are numerous, and the community is the real deal. It only takes pulling into Carlton Landing to make you realize you want to slow down a bit, hang around for a while, and find someone to have a glass of wine and a conversation with, on an old-fashioned front porch, to boot.
‘Round these blog parts, we aim to keep you informed about town events and happenings, the activities and culture available to experience, where to eat or what to cook, as well as the best way to plan a visit or snag your own little piece of real estate here. We hope to feature members of the community, to give you a taste of Carlton Landing, and frankly, to encourage you to come hang out for a while.
If you’ve never heard of Carlton Landing, you’re in the right spot. If it sounds like someplace you’d like to visit, download our planning packet here. Read on for more info, or head back to the home page for the latest happenings.
Carlton Landing was established on October 21, 2013 and has a population of 56, according to Wikipedia. We live here, and we’re not sure it’s exactly 56, but if that’s what Wikipedia says, we’re game. The town was founded by the Humphreys family.
If we’re talking about Carlton Landing geography, we can’t claim to be geographic experts, as you’ll see from the next few sentences. Descriptions of this place include: hilly, green, rocky, red-dirty, and forested. We’ll get more technical here as the muse strikes.
Well, it’s Oklahoma, folks. That means it’s hot during the summers. It’s not as dry as Arizona, and not as humid as Georgia. But it gets up into the hundreds in late July and August. Falls tend to be rainy; springs are mild. Whitney would go so far as to say fall has always been her favorite time of year, until we moved to Carlton Landing and started experiencing the long, mild, perfect spring weather here. Winters can be mild in Oklahoma, but they can also throw us the occasional bout of fierce ice storms. It’s a variety, I guess we’d say. That’s why meteorologists move to Oklahoma.
What We Love Most About Carlton Landing
If you had to sum up what we love about Carlton Landing in a list of five values, it would be: family, community, spirit, faith, and food. Residents and guests alike quickly fall in love with the warm greetings exchanged on the street, the meaningful conversations that happen over porch railings, and the recipes and food recommendations exchanged during community get-togethers. Faith is an important part of life to many of our residents, and we enjoy meeting for worship at Carlton Landing Community church on Sunday mornings.
Carlton Landing is home to the first rural charter school in the state of Oklahoma, Carlton Landing Academy. Our 2017-18 school year boasts an enrollment of almost 100 students, with a big-hearted, tenured staff we’re so grateful to have. Parents are supportive and involved, serving on the school board and volunteering to run the school library. The students enjoy a spectrum of experiences.
About This Blog
We started this blog to talk about things that mattered to us, things like community and family values and food. While we talk about Carlton Landing a lot on here, this blog is run independently of the town of Carlton Landing and opinions expressed are our own. We’re not paid by the town to talk about it, and sponsored posts are always indicated as such! If you want to know more about us, here’s where to go for that.
So now that we’re done with all that, head on back to the home page, now, why don’tcha?