Discover Your Roots in Edmond!
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EDMOND AREA FACTS:
Many cities boast about their quality of life, but none have as much right to brag as Edmond, the Crown Jewel of Central Oklahoma. Located just north of Oklahoma's capital, Edmond has the best of both worlds - easy access to the city and its amenities and yet far enough away to have a close knit community atmosphere. Edmond is the one of the fastest growing cities in the state of Oklahoma and 40% of all new home construction in the metropolitan area takes place in Edmond's ninety-seven square mile school district. Edmond, a sleepy little college town of twenty years ago has grown into a prosperous city. It is known as a great place to live, work, shop and operate a business, as well as raise a family - quality of life abounds here. Very few, if any, cities can match the overall quality of life found in Edmond, Oklahoma. Edmond has far surpassed the hopes of the pioneers who founded this town as an infant settlement of tents in Indian Territory. Today, Edmond rates as one of the most outstanding and prosperous cities in Oklahoma. Edmond has more to offer than many cities twice its size.
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Climate: At 1,285 feet above sea level, Edmond has an ideal relative humidity. The warmest month is July with an average temperature in the low 80's. The coldest is January with a temperature average in the mid 30's. The city averages 3,000 hours of sunshine a year making it one of America's sunniest cities. The average rainfall per year is 30.89 inches with an average snowfall of about nine inches.
Transportation: Edmond stands astride the main line of the Santa Fe Railroad and at the crossroads of 1-35 and 1-44 giving it easy access to the major transportation arteries of the nation. In nearby Oklahoma City is Will Rogers World Airport which makes available 71 daily flights via seven airlines. A local bus service provides transportation within Edmond and to Oklahoma City.
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Edmond is the Jewel of Oklahoma
Medical Facilities: The Edmond area has become the medical center for multiple adjacent counties in addition to northern Oklahoma City. The contemporary 139 bed hospital, numerous comprehensive inpatient and outpatient services and quality medical facilities meet the needs of a growing populous. Edmond Regional Medical Center has grown in scope, while maintaining the role of a community hospital with a friendly, professional approach to medical care. This center provides the expertise of a medical staff of over 240 highly skilled physicians in all specialty areas. Outside Edmond, yet still within Oklahoma County are twenty general hospitals, four specialized hospitals, three teaching hospitals and two federal medical institutions. The Oklahoma Health Center is one of the nations' finest with fourteen institutions and two organizations in over forty buildings on its metropolitan campus.
Churches: Edmond has an active religious community. Fourteen separate faiths are represented in the city's 47 churches. Edmond's church community has varied programs for all stages of life. Counseling, support groups, pre-schools and Mother's Day out programs are also available to Edmond citizens.
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EDMOND AREA EDUCATION
Edmond schools reflect the type of citizens living in Edmond. They are progressive, high in standards, and demanding of excellence. Edmond Public Schools have well balanced programs and are well managed. This excellence is extended to the private, parochial and public schools as well as the universities. Technical and higher education are readily available through Francis Tuttle Vo-Tech Center, Oklahoma Christian University of Science and Arts and University of Central Oklahoma, the oldest college in the state.
Edmond Public Schools
The Edmond Public School District is fortunate to be located in a progressive and vibrant community that is supportive of education. The school system provides a challenging academic program enhanced by a variety of co-curricular programs. Great emphasis is placed on the instructional program and the responsibility to provide students with a quality curriculum to prepare them for the future. Parents are encouraged to participate in the planning of all new educational programs to be implemented in the school system.
Total enrollment: 14,230 students
12 Elementary Schools (kindergarten - 5th grade)
4 Middle Schools (6th grade - 8th grade)
3 Senior High Schools (9th grade - 12th grade)
University of Central Oklahoma
The University of Central Oklahoma was founded in 1890 as a Normal School for Oklahoma Territory. Central has grown into an urban, four-year university. The university offers seven bachelor's degrees in areas leading to 59 undergraduate majors and 103 degree options and offers five master's degrees in areas leading to 24 graduate programs and 105 degree options. In addition, the university offers study in six pre-professional areas.
Oklahoma Christian University Of Science And Arts
Oklahoma Christian is a private liberal arts university offering over 70 degree programs in eight academic divisions including nationally accredited engineering and education programs. The university offers programs in pre-law and pre-medical and a master's program in ministry.
Francis Tuttle Vo-Tech Center
Francis Tuttle offers a myriad of courses from Practical Nursing to Automotive Service Technology. Day and evening classes are offered to high school juniors, seniors and adults.
EDMOND & OKLAHOMA CITY AREA CULTURE & ENTERTAINMENT
professional ballet company performs in the Civic Center Music Hall. During the Christmas season eight "Nutcracker" performances are scheduled. The school offers ballet and jazz classes year round.
Shakespeare In The Park
Edmond's Professional Classic Theatre Company provides entertainment for all ages. This is a unique experience and a bonanza for all. Performances are produced in Hafer Park in an open-air setting. The company provides a variety of theatrical presentations, from "Romeo & Juliet," which is a perennial crowd pleaser, to "On to Oklahoma! The 89er Run for the Promised Land."
Carpenter Square Theatre
A variety of works from contemporary playwrights are presented year round by an outstanding theatrical cast and crew.
Jewel Box Theatre
Oklahoma City's oldest community theatre is a theatre-in-the-round providing Oklahoma with 34 years of continuing excellence.
A professional summer theater company performing musicals at the Kirkpatrick Fine Arts Auditorium.
Theatre A La Carte
Theatre A La Carte conducts performances throughout the summer. Each season includes at least four regular performances, ranging from mystery and musicals to comedies and classics. All performances are in Edmond's Liberty Park.
National Cowboy Hall Of Fame And Western Heritage Center
Established in 1965 to preserve accurately and authentically the rich heritage of the American West. The museum complex houses one of the finest collections of western art in the country. The Rodeo Hall of Fame immortalizes the most outstanding athletes of this sport in portraits and displays of their trophies, saddles and other memorabilia. The Great Western Performer's Hall of Fame honors actors who have contributed to the legacy of the West. The John Wayne exhibit includes western artifacts, movie memorabilia, and his personal art collection. The West of Yesterday is a replica of an Old West town with an authentic sod house, Silver Dollar saloon, U.S. Marshal's office and blacksmith shop. Beautiful gardens and pools enhance the 37-acre facility.
Chopin Society Of Mid-America Concerts
The Chopin Society of Mid-America presents a series of concerts throughout the year including a variety of distinguished performers from all over the world. Performances are presented at Mitchell Hall on the campus of the University of Central Oklahoma.
StarDanceSwan is the first dance company to originate in Edmond. The company combines many styles of dance and performs new and exciting shows throughout the year. The company's artistic style is a unique blend of dance, storytelling, enchanting melodies and visual fantasy.
Canterbury Choral Society
Canterbury Choral Society performs in the Civic Center Music Hall. The repertoire of this renowned 140-voice chorus ranges from folk to the major choral masterworks with full orchestra accompaniment.
Oklahoma City Philharmonic
Orchestra The Oklahoma City Philharmonic Orchestra's season includes a full schedule of classics and pops concerts featuring world-renowned artists. All concerts are held in the Civic Center Music Hall.
The fastest growing opry in the Southwest, the Oklahoma Opry is fashioned after the Grand Ole Opry and offers country, bluegrass and gospel music every Saturday night.
EDMOND'S HISTORIC COMMUNITY CENTER AND MUSEUM
The story of Edmond's history is told through a collection of memorabilia from early town founders. From Indian territory to the Run of 1889, many artifacts illustrate the commerce, agriculture, education, publications and clothing of an earlier era.
Oklahoma City Art Museum
Located at the State Fairgrounds, the Oklahoma City Art Museum has an outstanding exhibit of works by local artists.
FESTIVALS AND SPECIAL EVENTS
State Fair Of Oklahoma
The fair is the third largest in the United States. It offers hundreds of exhibits, rides, and shows as well as rodeos and concerts.
Red Earth Native American Festival
The world's largest celebration of Native American culture, features arts, crafts, dance competitions, and performances of the more than 67 Indian tribes in Oklahoma.
Festival Of The Horse
Ten exciting days of racing, rodeos, concerts, polo and equine tours that honor the importance of the horse to Oklahoma.
Festival Of The Arts
Rated as one of the top ten outdoor festivals in the country according to the American Council for the Arts. It displays the finest talents in visual, culinary, and performing arts.
Frontier City Theme Park
One price enables you to enjoy all the thrilling rides and see the exciting live and animated shows at this "western-style" theme park.
White Water Bay
An exciting water-oriented attraction with body surfing in the wave pool, slippery water slides, chutes, flumes and rapids.
Kirkpatrick Center Museum Complex
This complex houses seven attractions and museums. Separate admission is not required. Air Space Museum featuring the past, present and future of the aerospace industry in Oklahoma and across the nation through artifacts, photographs and exhibits. Center of the American Indian showcasing American Indian cultures. Greenhouse and Gardens including eleven garden areas, a working and tropical greenhouse and special exhibits and displays each month. International Photography Hall of Fame hosting exhibitions of some of the world's most influential artists in this field. Kirkpatrick Galleries with seventeen art, cultural and historical galleries bringing you the best in fine and contemporary art, historical collections and cultural artifacts from around the world. Kirkpatrick Planetarium where the stars shine day and night and visitors can travel to other galaxies. Omniplex Science Museum: Oklahoma's "playground of the mind" and one of America's top science museums for children of all ages.
Oklahoma City Zoo
Acknowledged as one of the ten best zoos in the United States, the Oklahoma City Zoo's collection consists of almost 2,000 animals exhibited in naturalistic habitats on 110 developed acres. Aquaticus features aquariums, a dolphin and sea lion show and marine mammals. The Great EscApe which opened in the summer of 1993 provides a naturalistic habitat for gorillas, orangutans and chimpanzees. Visitors journey through a tropical forest with streams, pools, cliffs, and clearings.
Myriad Botanical Gardens/Crystal Bridge
The Myriad Gardens features the unique 224-foot Crystal Bridge, a seven-story enclosed botanical garden. Its distinctive collection of more than 1,000 tropical and subtropical plants from all over the world are presented in a setting with a 35-foot cascading waterfall.
Bricktown Historical Dining And Entertainment District
Stroll down the brick streets of the recently renovated Bricktown and enjoy its restaurants, nightlife and shopping.
Oklahoma's premier racing facility. The $97 million facility opened in 1988 and is considered one of the finest pan-mutual racetracks in the world. The 375 acre facility offers exciting thoroughbred horse racing in the spring and fall and quarter horse racing in the summer.
Enterprise Square, USA
A hands-on attraction celebrating the free enterprise system. Drill an oil well...build your dream home...demolish an old building...choose an adventure of a lifetime! It's enjoyment for the entire family.
EDMOND RECREATION & SPORTS
Edmond is a golfer's paradise with three 18-hole public courses, one 9-hole public course and a private country club, Oak Tree Golf and Country Club which offers 36 holes and one championship course. Within the Oklahoma City metropolitan area are an additional fourteen public courses and five private country clubs.
Lazy E Arena
Located just five miles north of Edmond off 1-35 is the best of the West and a whole lot more! The Lazy E is recognized as the finest rodeo arena in the country. The arena draws not only rodeo fans, but numerous other events.
A new and beautiful lake with three separate parks, sandy beaches, lots of facilities, water sports of all kinds, deluxe camp ground and picnic areas, on-going activities, fishing, and fun for the entire family.
Oklahoma Red Hawks Baseball
A hometown favorite, this top triple-A farm club for the Texas Rangers is located in historic Bricktown featuring a new 14,000 -seat ball park.
Blazers Hockey Team
Professional hockey returned to Oklahoma City in 1992 as the Blazers joined the Central Hockey League with its opponents: Tulsa, Dallas, Fort Worth, Wichita, and Memphis.
Edmond provides a variety of styles ranging in price from small affordable homes to distinguished executive residences in prestigious neighborhoods. People from other parts of the country are often surprised to find that most of our homes are full brick or stone and the amenities in these homes are almost unlimited. For families seeking a new home the selection is a veritable smorgasbord of luxuries including large master bedrooms with his/her built-ins; kitchens with double ovens and microwave/convection ovens, trash compactors, indoor barbecue grills, and walk-in pantry storage; spacious rooms with abundant storage; lovely decor including wall-to-wall carpeting; covered patios and fully landscaped yards. There are hundreds of friendly, quiet neighborhoods ideal for raising a family. If you can picture it, it can be found in the Edmond home market.
Oklahoma features more miles of shoreline than most other states, including Minnesota, and has many beautiful wooded areas. Our homes not only feature a variety of architectural styles but also multiple site selection from small work-saving landscaped yards to acreage where horses are welcome; from level grassy lawns to multi-level hillsides.
Edmond is known for its horse farms and training facilities. No small wonder Oklahomans are proud of Remington Park, just minutes south of Edmond, where horse racing is held almost all year round. This is horse country!
Price, selection, variety of styles, location, low interest mortgages, availability of mortgage funds, Edmond has it ALL!!!
Tax Considerations >Beneficial Tax Laws
American tax law offers a significant capital gains tax exemption that allows taxpaying homeowners to unlock home equity and end the spiraling cycle of "investing up." First-time buyers enjoy expanded rules for Individual Retirement Accounts (IRA) and 401(k) plans, rules that allow penalty-free withdrawals to purchase a home.
Every two years, married sellers of principal residences who file joint federal income tax returns are allowed a $500,000 exclusion ($250,000 for singles) from capital gains tax. For sales that took place after May 6, 2003, the maximum capital gains tax rates for profits above the exclusion dropped from 20% to 15% for higher income taxpayers, and from 10% to 5% for lower income taxpayers.
Homeowners can now consider several new options. People who find themselves at an empty-nester stage (no children at home) in a four or five bedroom home with a large equity have been able to unlock their equity dollars, using the income to help their children buy a first home, take a luxury cruise, remodel the house or purchase a second home for vacation or retirement.
Consult your tax advisor for advice regarding your particular circumstance.
Whose mansion sold for about $2 million after just one day on the market?
Soon after the death of George Burns his home was put on the market; the home sold in 24 hours.
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