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Best places to live in Oklahoma

Homes By Taber Best Places to Live in Oklahoma

Best places to live in Oklahoma

October 10, 2019

Where are the best places to live in Oklahoma? Sooner State residents already appreciate the value of living here. Of course, other cities and towns may offer more glamour or more popular tourist destinations. Where you make your home really comes down to your priorities—those features that contribute to your personal perception of “value”. Homes By Taber took a look to see where outsiders deem the best cities and towns in OK.

Let’s start with TheCrazyTourist, if for no other reason than we like the name. Their top pick is Edmond, which the site’s reviewers describe as more of a small town than a suburb, in spite of the population that’s inching toward 90,000.

“In terms of affordability, it gets little better than Edmond.… Edmond is home to Oklahoma’s best schooling district.”

Norman also makes The CrazyTourist’s list of best places to live in Oklahoma. With 117,353 residents, Norman certainly has a suburban feel. Despite its large size, the city has maintained a friendly, small-town vibe.

AreaVibes is another resource for finding the best place to live. For Oklahoma, their list leads off with Edmond, with a Livability score of 89. In addition to the school system—which seems widely accepted as exceptional—Edmond rates high marks for Amenities and Crime (as in lack thereof).

“With a livability score of 89 out of 100, Edmond is ranked #77 in the United States and #1 in Oklahoma. Clearly, Edmond is doing something right, as this score ranks well above the average of most cities. Another exciting tidbit is that Edmond ranks better than 90% of all US cities! For each of the livability categories, we know that Edmond ranks very well for amenities (A+), crime (A), education (A+) and employment (B).”

AreaVibes’ top ten cities in Oklahoma also includes Moore, which earned an impressive 84 Livability score, Yukon (83), and Mustang (83). is another site that helps people learn more about their possible new hometown. Like TheCrazyTourist, Niche picked Edmond for the #1 spot on its list of “2019 Best Places to Live in Oklahoma”. They awarded it an A+ in the categories of Public Schools, Housing, and Good for Families. also recognizes the value of living in the Oklahoma City metro area. Half of the cities and towns in their top 10 best places to live in Oklahoma are located here: Edmond, Piedmont, Mustang, Yukon, and Moore

We tend to agree with these reviewers that OKC is the place to be. Homes By Taber builds communities of new construction, single-family homes for sale in Edmond, Deer Creek, Norman, Moore, Piedmont, Mustang, and Yukon. Whether you want the small-town life or a more bustling suburb, you can find the right place just beyond Oklahoma City’s limits.

Our “Proudly Overbuilt” approach to building incorporates a wealth of features that other builders think you should pay extra to have. An added cost for a storm shelter? In Oklahoma? No, that’s a must, not an option, so we include it in the price of your home. 

We also think your family’s health and safety isn’t negotiable so you’ll also get a whole-home indoor air quality system and security system. In fact, when we added it up, our higher standard for standards gives you a long list of features that’s worth $77,250. Use this checklist to compare what we offer to what other builders are willing to give you.

Once you decide that the Oklahoma City area is right for you, get in touch with Frankie Lewis at Homes By Taber to narrow your search. We may be biased, but we think our new home communities are among the best places to live in Oklahoma.

About Homes By Taber

Homes By Taber, a local homebuilder in the Oklahoma City metro area, offers new, energy-efficient homes starting at 1,500 square feet of indoor living space and going up to 3,350 square feet of indoor living space. Prices for these new construction, single-family homes for sale start from the low $200,000 and go up to the mid $500,000 range. Homes By Taber was founded in 2000 by Taber LeBlanc. We currently build in 20 different locations with new construction homes for sale in the OKC metropolitan area.


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