With highly-rated schools, easy travel and a calendar full of fun events, the Oklahoma City suburb of Piedmont flawlessly blends big-city conveniences with small-town charm. And Oklahomans have taken note making this one of the fastest-growing suburbs in the state.
Between 2000 and 2010, Piedmont posted a 90 percent growth rate bringing its population to around 7,000 by the end of the decade. Despite the growth, this city stayed true to its roots bringing residents together with community events and a hearty appreciation for small businesses.
Family fun starts in the heart of the city with organized events throughout the year. In the spring, kids will love the annual Easter Eggstravaganza where they get to participate in a giant egg hunt. The highlight of the summer is the Freedom Fest that features food trucks, fireworks, a parade and lots of other entertainment for kids and adults alike. What is more American than food, fun, family and fireworks?
In the fall, you won’t want to miss Chester’s Pumpkin Patch which offers 25 acres of fun right here in Piedmont with a petting zoo, bonfires, a corn maze and live music. Admission to the pumpkin patch also includes a hayride, pony ride and free pumpkin to take home.
The city gathers together once more in the winter to kick off the holiday season at the Mayor’s Christmas Tree Lighting. Food trucks sell hot chocolate to keep you warm and horse-drawn carriages take residents for a ride to see all the festive decor around the city. Santa even makes an appearance and sits for very special family photos.
A unique event in Piedmont that really shows the strength of the community is Duck Week (Doing Unselfish Charities for Kids). For 10 years, Piedmont High School has organized the event which raises money for children in the community with medical issues. Duck Week starts with a kickoff concert and packs the schedule for the following week with dodgeball games, a car show and other spirit competitions to bring the city together for the cause.
In between holidays, residents of Piedmont will enjoy strolling the brick sidewalks of the pedestrian mall and browsing vintage shops as they go. The weekly Piedmont Farmers Market is open from 8 to 11 a.m., even on Saturdays, giving families a fun and healthy way to support local farmers and makers.
Or make a day of it with one of the delicious downtown dining options before catching a show at the Old Town Community Theater to see some local talent.
The city of Piedmont is working toward a system of trails that will help increase recreational opportunities, create safe routes to downtown and the schools and protect natural resources for the future. These trails will also guide residents to the Piedmont Community Park where you will find playgrounds, a splash pad, basketball courts, picnic areas and a large pavilion open daily from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.
And while you walk the trails, keep an eye out for small surprises from LCOK Rocks. This Lincoln Country group aims to bring families together by painting, hiding and finding rocks throughout the area. All entries are family-friendly and teased on the group’s Facebook page adding to the adventure.
Fun a few miles away
Another big benefit of life in Piedmont is the ease of travel to other Oklahoma City suburbs and destinations across the country for work or play.
To the south, Piedmont borders Yukon, which makes for a dreamy day trip for outdoor enthusiasts. Yukon is home to the breathtaking Stinchcomb Wildlife Refuge that stretches across more than 1000 acres with paths for hiking and biking as well as docks to launch kayaks and canoes into the North Canadian River/Oklahoma River. Lake Overholser sits directly south of the refuge and is another popular destination for Piedmont residents looking to reconnect with nature.
To the east, you’ll find Edmond where there are lots of opportunities to have fun too. Attractions like the Pelican Bay Aquatic Center are in Edmond where kids can spend a warm summer day on water slides and playgrounds. They also host family-friendly movie nights that are sure to wear everyone out before bedtime.
A short car ride also unlocks big city opportunities in Oklahoma City. Located just a few miles from Piedmont, the state capital is home to The National Cowboy Museum, The Science Museum and the Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden and many more options to meet each family members’ unique interests.
Oklahoma City also operates three airports within the metropolitan area. The first and largest is the Will Rogers World Airport where you can catch a flight with American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Frontier Airlines, Southwest Airlines and United Airlines. Wiley Post Airport and the Clarence E. Paige Airport serve as relievers for Will Rogers focusing on corporate and business aviation.
A new Taber home
Homes by Taber builds in three Piedmont communities, with homes available in the popular suburb. Each was carefully planned with families in mind which led to incredible amenities to ensure safe playtime close to home. These add to the other Proudly Overbuilt features Homes by Taber builds into every home to create an unbeatable value that will only increase over time.
Taber’s newest Piedmont community is Nichols Creek which has a playground in Phase 1 and a splash pad planned for Phase 2. Nichols Creek is a White Series community with homes starting at 1,500 square feet with three and four bedrooms. Residents will benefit from the close proximity to shopping and dining on Northwest Expressway and Memorial Rd.
Stoneridge Farms is just beyond the John Kilpatrick Turnpike and it is now selling in the final phase. This community is loaded with amenities like two neighborhood pools, a playground, a soccer court, a basketball court and picnic area and a beautiful clubhouse for safe play close to home. Floor plans here are in the Red Series and start at 1,800 square feet with three to five bedrooms. Residents will live within walking distance to Stoneridge Farms Elementary school.
Finally, right down the road from Nichols Creek, Homes by Taber builds in Ponderosa Estates. This is a Black Series community which means floor plans start at a spacious 2,200 square feet and have the highest level of included features. Ponderosa Estates is a gated community that features a 17-acre stocked fishing lake, a pool, two playgrounds, a covered picnic area, walking trails around the lake, a community fire pit and clubhouse exclusively available to residents. When residents decide to leave the gated community, they will enjoy restaurants and shopping on Memorial Rd and Northwest Expressway.
For more information on these new homes in Piedmont and other Homes by Taber communities, call Frankie or Cayce at (405) 259-7033 or use the Contact Us form on the website.