Edmond, Oklahoma Real Estate

Edmond, Oklahoma Real Estate

Comprising Oklahoma City’s northeast border, and with a population of roughly 81,400, the city of Edmond, Oklahoma earns the local moniker “The Crown Jewel of Oklahoma” with its convenient location, numerous designations and awards and commitment to public access to the arts. A regional high point in more than one way, Edmond became a station on the Santa Fe Railroad in 1887 due to its dominant elevation which allowed trains to accelerate in either direction upon leaving the station.

The first public schoolhouse in the Oklahoma Territory remains a historic landmark in Edmond today. The schoolhouse shares its 1889 construction year with most of the original buildings in Edmond which popped up soon after the Great Oklahoma Land Run of April 22, 1889, the day homesteaders staked their claims around the railroad station. Today, as you walk through downtown or browse Edmond real estate, you’ll see public art displays including bronze sculptures on many a corner. World class golf courses, supporting the PGA and USGA events hosted here, make up another attractive aspect of life in Edmond as does the town’s proximity to the National Cowboy and Western Museum and horse racing at Remington Park.

Shopping and Dining

Just try strolling through Edmond’s historic downtown without getting distracted by the art and live entertainment here. If you manage it, you’ll notice antique shops such as Broadway Antique Mall and Market, the city’s oldest operating antique dealer; a selection of independent clothing stores like McCall’s, a family-owned Edmond institution since the 1950’s; and appealing specialty shops like Chirps & Cheers, a card and stationery store with a passion for customer service.

Outside of downtown, you’ll find familiar favorites such as Ross, T.J. Maxx, Sears and Walmart. If your stomach is rumbling after a day of browsing shop windows or Edmond real estate, make your way to Boulevard Steakhouse for a steak and seafood menu not to be missed, or check out Signature Grill for an inspired culinary experience with owner/chef Clay Falkner. For everything from a quick bite to a lazy Sunday brunch, Cafe 501 is a great choice. Craving Italian? Get that authentic flavor in a casual atmosphere at Othello’s. In fact, no matter what you’re craving, you can probably find an Edmond’s original restaurant featuring your preferred cuisine.

Parks and Recreation

With close to 30 parks in Edmond, an enjoyable day outside is usually within a short walk or drive of just about anywhere in town. Arcadia Lake and Lake Hiwassee provide opportunities for boating, fishing, swimming, hiking and much more without leaving the city. In addition to green space, the city parks in Edmond feature amenities such as playgrounds, pavilions, basketball and tennis courts and walking/jogging trails, just to name a few. Enjoy concerts in the park seasonally at the Hafer Park Stage, or take in musical theater performances at Mitch Park’s Amphitheater. One local favorite event, the hilarious Cardboard Boat Regatta, takes place every summer on Arcadia Lake, but even in the winter, the parks’ events calendar always includes some kind of family friendly activity.

Living

With the city as a favorite stop on Scenic Route 66, and offering plenty of eclectic resources, Edmond real estate attracts buyers with diverse interests. A 2012 median home price of $164,300 means those looking to move to Edmond should find listings and homes for sale within a competitive price range, although home price appreciation was nearly 4.5 percent in 2012 so buyers may want to take action fairly soon, especially as interest rates are expected to rise.

More than 60 churches serve Edmond’s population. Art enthusiasts find themselves swept into a downtown devoted to the arts, with murals, stained glass or sculpture, seemingly on every corner. Golfers take advantage of more than 200 holes between all the courses here. Horse enthusiasts come not only for the excitement of racing at Remington, but also for the miles of municipal riding trails and the fantastic resources offered by the Lazy E Arena in nearby Guthrie. The city’s Fourth of July celebration, LibertyFest, regularly attracts more than 125,000 attendees and features nearly a dozen events including a parade, concert, car show and rodeo over more than seven days. Liberty Fest culminates with the Oklahoma City metro area’s largest display of fireworks.

Schools, Health, Transportation

The Edmond Public School District serves school age children via 20 elementary, seven middle and four high schools including National Blue Ribbon Schools of Excellence Deer Creek Middle and Edmond Memorial, Edmond North and Edmond Santa Fe high schools. Six Christian schools and one Catholic school also accept Edmond students along with a few other private schools in the area. Also located in Edmond, the University of Central Oklahoma educates roughly 17,000 students in various undergrad and graduate programs.

As with area schools, available healthcare options abound in Edmond. Supported by numerous private and specialty practices, OU Medical Center, Integris Health and AMG Specialty Hospital are just three of the city’s hospitals. Every resident can take comfort in the strong medical infrastructure offered by Edmond and neighboring Oklahoma City.

Edmond connects to Oklahoma City primarily by Route 77 and Interstate 35 making it an extremely convenient suburb to the capital city. Edmond’s Citylink buses even offer an Expresslink route into Oklahoma City where you can catch a flight at the Will Rogers World Airport or a train at the Oklahoma City Amtrak Station. Bolstered by all these amenities, Edmond real estate begins to look all that much more attractive for those looking to relocate here.

 

If you are thinking about buying or selling a home, give us a call at (405) 720-7400 or send us an email to explore your options and to find out when is the best time for you to make a move.

Contact Information

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The Steve Kyle Team
Kylecor, Inc. / Kylecor Realtors
19250 W Charter Oak Rd
Cashion OK 73016
Steve: 405-834-0541
Pam: 405-642-9767