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A small neighborhood in Oklahoma, Janko is south of the main part of the city and just east of Moore, home to Veterans Memorial Park, which once was voted America’s favorite park. The name commemorates Frank Janko, Sr., who emigrated from Moravia (now part of the Czech Republic) to Texas with his wife when both were young adults. There, they started a family and gained critical work experience. Later, they moved to Moore, where they became prosperous farmers and landowners.
Today, Janko is a modern, upscale community. Median annual household income is just over $106,000, compared to the national median of about $54,500. More than 90% of residents have completed high school, and 58% have an associate’s degree, bachelor’s degree, or master’s degree. Median age is 35, and slightly over half of the community consists of families with children. Home options include single-family homes, townhomes, and condos. 88% of homes are occupied by owners rather than renters, giving the community a more neighborly, settled feel.
Janko, like much of the rest of Oklahoma, is in a climate zone that experiences hot, humid summers and cold winters with occasional but expected bouts of severe weather. It’s also in America’s infamous Tornado Alley, a swath of the Midwest exceptionally prone to tornadoes.
There are many parks and other attractions in the area for recreational and cultural pursuits. Lake Stanley Draper, a popular site, is a short drive to the east. For those wanting more escape without having to go too far, the Wichita Mountains are only 90 miles to the southwest.