The City of Collinsville is a full-service city with a municipality owned electrical utility. Residents of Collinsville enjoy a beautiful natural setting among wooded hills surrounded by rolling plains of prairie grass. The developed areas of the city cover approximately three square miles, which include 80% residential and 20% commercial and industrial. Agricultural uses surround and form large open spaces beyond the developed boundaries. In 1994, the population within Collinsville city limits was 3,844.
The ten block long Central Business District and downtown area begin at the west side of US Highway 169 and stretch along Main Street (146th St N and Highway 20). US Highway 75 is approximately four miles west of the downtown area. Collinsville is conveniently located 12 miles from te Tulsa International Airport and Areospace Complex, 18 miles from the Port of Catoosa, seven miles from the Cherokee Industrial Park, and 20 miles from downtown Tulsa.
Many of the original buildings from the late 1800's and early 1900's remain in use today. Collinsville's downtown is one of the few that retain the majority of its historic buildings. The City Hall is housed in a historic structure built in 1913 and located on the western edge of the downtown area. The historic character created by well-maintained commercial and public buildings lends significantly to the small town charm of Collinsville. Local retail establishments offer a wide cariety of shopping opportunities with a significant focus on antique stores and an art gallery. Personal and automotive services are also available locally. The Collinsville Chamber of Commerce is active in business and civic affairs and provides local businesses with important support services.
Collinsville is close to a variety of recreational and cultural activities, including Skiatook and oologah Lakes, the Tulsa Zoo, Oxley Nature Center, Redbud Valley, Gilcrease and Philbrook Art Museums and the Woolaroc Museum and Animal Reserve. Each year, Collinsville host a Tri-County Fair and holds a Founder's Day Celebration. In 1999, this celebration commemorated the City's 100 year anniversary.
The City's Historical Society has established the Depot Museum in the old railroad depot, which was built in 1899. The depot building was moved to its present location in 1970. The Collinsville branch of the Tulsa County Library system is also housed in a historic building that is located just west of the main downtown area. The Carnegie Foundation in 1917 built this unique building.
The Collinsville City Park is a large park, which is centrally located southwest of downtown. The Park offers a variety of passive and active recreational opportunities in a beautiful natural setting. The are four tennis courts, a swimming pool, basketball court, softball field, restroom facilities and a new preschool children's play area.
Collinsville offers affordable living with a variety of housing types, churches and civic clubs available. While historic, Collinsville is progressive with a respect for its history and past, and and eye towards the future. Collinsville developed the first small town trash-recycling program in the area. The Collinsville school system includes two elementary schools, one middle school and one high school conveniently located adjacent to the residential neighborhoods. Tulsa County operates a Public Health Clinis, while local doctors, dentist and an optometrist offer a wide variety of private health care. Collinsville has a local newspaper that is published weekly. Collinsville is also included in the no-toll wide area dialing telephone system and E911 emergency calling. The City also has a local Police and Fire Department and operated its own ambulance service. The Vision 2025 Plan added modern fire, EMS and police facilities and a renovated City Hall.