If you’re considering making a new home in Oklahoma City OK, we applaud you. Thanks to its top-notch schools, beautiful neighborhoods, cultural festivals and affordable amenities, Oklahoma City makes for a great place to raise a family. Thankfully, there are many neighborhoods to choose from when moving here with your young family.
Whether you are relocating here for work or you just wanted to try something different, here’s a look at the top neighborhoods for families in OKC.
Crown Heights-Edgemere Heights
Crown Heights-Edgemere Heights is just 20 minutes from downtown OKC. If you’re planning to commute into the big city and live here in the quiet suburbs, you’re in luck. With a crime rate that’s safer than 4% of Oklahoma cities, you can’t go wrong moving here.
Home prices here range from $365,000 to $635,000, with a nice blend of Tudors, Colonials, Art Decos and French Eclectics. There are lots of things to do here, all led by the neighborhood association. They host many family-friendly events such as annual Easter Egg Search Parties, Haunted House Competitions, and Christmas Tree Lightings.
Schools include Trinity School, Putnam Heights Academy and
Be sure to check out a play at Jewel Box Theatre, attend the annual summer arts festival, or marvel at the architecture in the Paseo Arts District. Or head to Crown Heights Park to walk your dog or have a picnic.
The downtown area is known for its eclectic activities, restaurants, and events as well as a strong community feel. Each thriving district has its own unique quality, and each one has family-friendly events such as Merry Midtown or Midtown Walkabout. Don’t miss a visit to Bricktown with nearly 50 brick and mortar museums, shops, and restaurants.
Bricktown Canal runs right through it and then flows to the Oklahoma River. Quality schools include John Rex Elementary School and Odyssey Leadership Academy.
Take part in the annual Banjo Fest at the American Banjo Museum, attend Pumpkinville, or check out the beauty of the Myriad Botanical Gardens. Two other great places to visit include the Jim Thorpe Museum at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark.
Considered one of the best places to live in all of Oklahoma, Edmond has plenty of tasty restaurants, an eclectic public art scene, and lots of green space. The public and private schools are top-tier, and include Chisholm Elementary School and Oklahoma Christian Academy.
The crime rate is safer than 62% of other Oklahoma cities and the average home price is $366,000. The homes here tend to be bigger with more spacious yards, and things are more spread out.
Try your hand at boating at Arcadia Lake. Take in a jazz concert at Armstrong Auditorium. Check out the Art in Public Places Tour. Go bowling a AMF Boulevard Lanes. There’s lots for families to do here!
This upscale, close-knit community is just 15 minutes north of Downtown OKC. It’s considered an affluent suburb with a high quality of life, gated residences and low crime rates. This is why it’s been named one of the safest places in which families can live in the metro area.
Schools include Nichols Hills Elementary School and Belle Isle Enterprise Middle School. It has a higher cost of living than other areas, but you can’t beat it for family fun and safety.
Go shopping at Classen Curve, go hiking at Grand Boulevard Park. Take in some golf at Oklahoma City Golf & Country Club or watch the kids play at Davis Park. Nichols Hills is safer than 66% of other Oklahoma cities and the average home price here is $610,000.
Yukon is yet another family friendly suburb, safer than 55% of other Oklahoma cities. The average home price is $248,000. Don’t miss a visit to Yukon’s Best Flour mill to get your fill of history. You will like this safe, tight-knit community that’s ideal for raising a family in a slower-paced environment.
It’s just a 20-minute drive to the downtown area. This suburb features safe streets lined with Craftsman, Ranch, Contemporary, Traditional, and Colonial homes. Green spaces and large yards mark this neighborhood. You get access to 11 trail parks where you can walk, cycle, or jog.
Schools include Ranchwood Elementary School and Yukon Middle School.
Did you know you can learn traditional Polka on Saturday nights at the Yukon Czech Hall? Enjoy mouth-watering food at the Czech Festival in the downtown area, or get a bird’s-eye view of Lake Overholser. You can even take classes at Archery Traditions of Oklahoma!
As you can see, there are many family-friendly neighborhoods to enjoy in Oklahoma City, and our moving company can help get you there.
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