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2020 Local City Guide: Piedmont

Piedmont Ok Local City Guide

2020 Local City Guide: Piedmont

August 18, 2020


Here is the perfect one-stop-shop of information about Piedmont, Oklahoma.  Here is a collection of all the information you need for moving to, living in, or passing through this popular, western Oklahoma City suburb. 

One of the best parts about moving to OKC is getting to decide where to live. Homes by Taber is here to help you learn as much as possible about each city in the OKC metro and find the right community for you. Let's start with the basics:

  • City Name: Piedmont
  • Geographic Size: 43 square miles
  • Population: 8,189
  • Population Change: +4.43%
  • Citizenship Rate: 99.4%
  • Median Age: 35.2
  • Home Ownership Rate: 95.1%

Frequently Asked Questions About Piedmont

How far is Piedmont from OKC?

The driving distance from downtown Piedmont to downtown Oklahoma City is 27 miles. However, as an OKC suburb, Piedmont and Oklahoma City share a city border so if you live on the outskirts of Piedmont, Oklahoma City is just a quick jaunt over.  Most people in Piedmont own their own car, and the city averages two cars per household, which explains why Piedmont living is so convenient. 

How are the schools in Piedmont?

The schools in Piedmont are excellent! The Piedmont school district includes five elementary schools, a middle school, and a high school. All the schools score well above state averages in academic achievement. The district also won many state championships in athletics. 

Check out our blog post for a deep dive into Piedmont Public Schools. You'll learn about district performance and bond issues, as well as about the schools themselves. 

Piedmont also has many higher education opportunities. Southern Nazarene University and Southwestern Christian University provide an affordable, quality post-secondary education just a few miles from Piedmont. In addition, there are more than a dozen other centers for higher education a short drive away.

What major employers are close to Piedmont?

Several major corporations have offices just east of Piedmont off of Interstate 44. This area in northwest OKC is home to offices for Paycom, Farmers Insurance Group, Mercy Hospital, Hertz Corporation.

Just southeast of these offices are locations for INTEGRIS Health, Cox Communications, Chesapeake Energy Corp, and Midfirst Bank. A little further south in downtown OKC, you'll find plenty of large employers, including the University of Oklahoma, AT&T, OGE Energy Corp, and Devon Energy Corp.

To find more employers close by, you can also search businesses by county and by industry sector using the Oklahoma Employment Securities Commission’s Employment Locator. This search tool allows you to search by county. The City of Piedmont is primarily located in Canadian County, Oklahoma, however a small part of it is located in Kingfisher County. 

What’s the weather like in Piedmont?

Piedmont averages 34.3 inches of rain per year which is just below the U.S. average. It experiences an average of 5.9 inches of snow per year, which is far below the national average. 

Summers are hot and winters can be cold. However, Piedmont is rated as more comfortable than most places in Oklahoma. Its comfort index is also above the national average!

Oklahoma is known for its spring storms and tornadoes, and Piedmont is no exception. Many homes in Piedmont do not have storm shelters, so make sure to look for this feature when searching homes for sale in Piedmont, OK. At Homes by Taber, we see storm shelters as a non-negotiable included feature in new homes.

Things to Do in Piedmont

If you’re going to live in Piedmont, you need to learn about what there is to do around town. Check out our recent blog post on fun and activities in Piedmont to learn more about fun community events, Piedmont parks, and more. 

One of the benefits of living in Piedmont, of course, is that Oklahoma City is just a short drive away. Want to learn more about what there is to do in OKC? Read our blog post on OKC attractions to help you plan an exciting weekend on the town. For restaurant recommendations, check out our blog on OKC’s recent culinary renaissance.

Cost of Living in Piedmont

The cost of living in Piedmont is close to the U.S. average, as previously discussed in our Living in Piedmont blog. But let's take a deeper dive into those costs.

Taxes

  • Property tax is $94.72 per $1,000 of assessed value. This is one of the lowest property tax rates in the area.
  • Sales tax in Piedmont is currently 9.85%. The revenue from this tax is divided between the city of Piedmont, the state of Oklahoma, and Canadian County.
  • The income tax rate in Piedmont is 5.0%.

Housing is obviously a major cost associated with the cost of living. Thankfully you have options! Check out the new home communities in Piedmont where Homes by Taber is actively building. Each community offers a different price range, and square footage rages, but each one offers Proudly Overbuilt features. When shopping homes for sale in Piedmont, OK, take this Dare to Compare guide with you so you know you are comparing apples to apples.

Testimonials from Piedmont Residents

The best way to hear information about homeowners in Piedmont is first-hand! The video testimonials below provide an unscripted glance into the experience of buying a new home in Piedmont.


https://www.homesbytaber.com/blog/homeowner-testimonial-rachel-and-chase-nichols

https://www.homesbytaber.com/blog/home-buyer-testimonial-eric-quinones

https://www.homesbytaber.com/blog/home-buyer-testimonial-the-baughmans

For more information on Piedmont, contact us! We would be happy to answer any questions and help you navigate the new home market in Piedmont.


Our Happy Homeowners

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