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About Norman

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Welcome to Norman Est 1889

Welcome to Norman, Oklahoma, home of the University of Oklahoma and many great attractions including the Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural HistoryLake 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, OU sports, and fun activities for the entire family.

We invite you to discover all Norman has to offer!

Nestled in the heart of a world-class academic community, the Norman Public School District is the eighth-largest in Oklahoma. The district, which is located near the University of Oklahoma, has earned a reputation for academic excellence, robust fine arts programs, first-rate athletic teams and providing opportunities for all students to reach their full potential.

Established in 1972, Moore Norman Technology Center, School District No. 17 is viewed as one of the nation's premier educational and training institutions. MNTC is one of 29 technology centers within Oklahoma's globally-recognized CareerTech System.

Established 17 years before Oklahoma achieved statehood in 1907, the University of Oklahoma is considered the state’s premiere institution of higher education. OU consistently ranks as one of the top schools in the nation in National Merit Scholar enrollment per capita at American public universities and is in the top five of public universities in graduation of Rhodes Scholars. In addition, OU is in the top 15 in private endowment per capita among public universities.

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.

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 attending OU sporting events, swimming, playing miniature golf, visiting community and neighborhood parks, driving race carts, and attending a host of events held at the Cleveland County Fairgrounds.

Living in Norman is the perfect choice.