Welcome to Norman, Oklahoma, home of the University of Oklahoma and many great attractions including the Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History, Lake Thunderbird State Park, and Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art.
In addition, Norman boasts twenty-five festivals and events, five golf courses, historical attractions, antique shops, and fun activities for the entire family. Whether you are a new resident or just inquiring about Norman, the Norman Community Guide is a great resource of information about the Norman area. In this guide you will find information on city statistics, major employers, education, arts and culture, health care, community resources, recreation and entertainment, housing, and other relocation information.
The Norman Public School system has been recognized both on the state and national levels for exceptional teachers and instructional programs.
Established 17 years before Oklahoma achieved statehood, the University of Oklahoma is considered the state’s premiere institution of higher education. OU ranks in the top five in the nation among all comprehensive public universities in National Merit Scholars enrolled per capita and in the graduation of Rhodes Scholars. The campus is a beautiful place with many opportunities for its nearly 29,000 students.
Norman’s neighborhoods offer a wide variety of old and new—from campus homes to rural estates to modern designs. Beautification, historic preservation, and public safety are issues that are addressed by neighborhood and local government representatives.
Norman is a great place for senior residents. The environment is safe; living is affordable; there are many activities for retired individuals; there is convenient, affordable, and professional health care; and there are many services aimed at senior citizens. The community works hard to ensure that seniors have an excellent quality of life.
Living in Norman is very reasonable and affordable. In fact, housing costs and the cost of living are below the national average.
Norman is a family-friendly town with many activities the whole family can enjoy, including swimming, horseback riding, a zoo, miniature golf, race carts, bumper boats, and a host of events held at the Cleveland County Fairgrounds.
Cost of Living
|Median Home Value||$160,329.00|
|Median Price Asked||$87,000.00|
|Median Real Estate Tax||$1,000.00|
|Median Year Structure Built||1981|
|Median Family Income (2007)||$59,419|
|Median Household Income (2007)||$44,615|
|Cost of Living Index (Oklahoma City)||87.6%|