Living in Oklahoma With Homes by Taber

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Living in Oklahoma With Homes by Taber

September 18, 2023

When you’re considering relocating to a new area, it can be a challenge to get a sense of the daily life you can expect there. Oklahoma has been experiencing steady growth over the past decade, and all signs point to continuing that trend. If the Sooner State is on your radar, Homes by Taber ® has been building Proudly Overbuilt ® new homes in the OKC area for years now, and as Oklahoma’s Favorite Builder ®, we’re here to share some valuable insight into living in the great state of Oklahoma. 

What is Oklahoma best known for?

Oklahoma boasts a rich heritage as the gateway to America's frontier, showcased in institutions like the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City, which highlights the state's pivotal role in the expansion and settlement of the country. For fans of the arts, Oklahoma is renowned for the timeless Broadway musical and 1995 movie, “Oklahoma!,” which continues to captivate audiences on Broadway stages.

Oklahoma is a paradise for nature enthusiasts, offering a plethora of parks, recreational areas and nature opportunities that highlight the state's natural beauty. The state is dotted with picturesque parks and preserves, such as the popular Scissortail Park, Overholser Park and Dolese Park in OKC, where outdoor enthusiasts can indulge in activities like hiking, biking and enjoying the serene landscapes of Oklahoma. 

If you’re a sports enthusiast, you can revel in the state's passion for college football, with powerhouse teams like the Division I Sooners of the University of Oklahoma in Norman and the Cowboys and Cowgirls of Oklahoma State University in Stillwater. The shared love for sports extends beyond these areas, encompassing teams such as the University of Central Oklahoma Bronchos in Edmond and numerous other college, university and nationally-ranked high school teams statewide. In the realm of professional sports, the NBA's Oklahoma City Thunder found its home in 2008, drawing devoted fans since the Seattle SuperSonics' relocation.

Beyond the world of sports and entertainment, Oklahoma comes alive with a vibrant tapestry of fairs, festivals and cultural events that showcase the state's fascinating heritage and friendly atmosphere. From the renowned Oklahoma State Fair, a celebration of agriculture, industry and entertainment, to the lively Red Earth Festival, highlighting Native American art and culture, there are myriad opportunities to engage with the local community and experience the warmth of Oklahoman hospitality. Oklahoma's sense of community, coupled with its diverse offerings, creates an irresistible allure for anyone seeking a dynamic, welcoming and culturally rich environment to call home.

Is it expensive to live in Oklahoma?

Oklahoma offers a remarkable cost of living, making it an attractive choice for all residents alike. In a recent study done by Forbes, Oklahoma stands out as an exceptionally affordable state, earning an impressive overall score of 87.9. It is notably one of the most economical states across various categories, including housing, healthcare and groceries. Housing costs in Oklahoma are remarkably low, coming in at 25.3% below the national average. Additionally, healthcare and grocery costs in the state are 5.5% below the national average, ensuring accessible and reasonably priced essentials for residents. Alongside its economic advantages, Oklahoma offers a diverse climate with all four seasons, including mild winters and warm, sunny summers, ensuring that you can enjoy all types of weather throughout the year. This combination makes Oklahoma an attractive destination for individuals and families seeking a cost-effective yet comfortable living environment, and it only gets better with Homes by Taber’s top-quality new homes in Oklahoma City

What are the most common jobs in Oklahoma?

Oklahoma's job market is certainly thriving, outpacing the nation in job creation with several key sectors experiencing significant growth since 2017. Industries such as education, healthcare, transportation, warehousing, construction, finance, information technology, professional services and hospitality have all seen substantial net gains, indicating a diverse and robust employment landscape.

Whatever your career passions may be, Oklahoma offers ample opportunities for advancement. The state's economy is dynamic and evolving, making it an ideal destination for professionals seeking rewarding employment prospects. With its strong job market and a wide array of industries experiencing growth, Oklahoma - especially the vibrant city of OKC - provides a fertile ground for individuals to find fulfilling, rewarding jobs tailored to their skills and expertise.

What are the most popular foods in Oklahoma?

With the strong influence of Western culture, it’s no surprise that Oklahomans love barbeque. Slather your food with sweet or spicy sauce or coat it with the perfect blend of dry rub seasonings. Then smoke, grill or slow-cook to get the BBQ perfection that is the signature of Oklahoma BBQ chefs.

Other popular Oklahoma foods include biscuits and gravy, a thick, sausage-filled sauce that’s a staple at most restaurants and homes. The official state meal always includes cornbread, which every proud Oklahoma cook knows is prepared in a cast iron skillet and drizzled or mixed with honey. Food lovers will be especially enticed by Oklahoma City's burgeoning culinary scene, offering everything from mouthwatering barbecue joints to trendy farm-to-table restaurants.

What is the best place to live in Oklahoma?

When it comes to finding the best place to live in Oklahoma, the options are as diverse as the state's landscapes. Whether you prefer the bustling energy of urban life, the tranquility of the countryside or the convenience of thriving suburbs, Oklahoma has something for everyone.

In the suburbs surrounding Oklahoma City, you'll discover communities that consistently rank high on various livability metrics. Suburbs like Edmond, Piedmont, Norman, Choctaw and Mustang shine brightly as top contenders for the best places to live, and one of the compelling reasons these areas stand out is their affordability paired with exceptional amenities. In the Oklahoma City metro region, residents benefit from reasonable property taxes and lower utility costs, allowing them to invest in spacious, modern Taber homes equipped with cutting-edge features. From smart technology to energy-efficient designs, our new homes in Oklahoma City offer an unparalleled living experience, making it a wise investment for families seeking both comfort and value.

Moreover, the appeal of these regions extends to their outstanding school districts, attracting families in search of top-notch education for their children. Oklahoma City boasts some of the best schools in the state, especially Edmond Public Schools, providing families with the assurance of quality education and a nurturing learning environment.

For those interested in exploring these exceptional living opportunities, Homes by Taber offers a range of new home designs and quick move-in homes across communities in the OKC metro region, including Edmond, Piedmont, Moore, Norman, Mustang, Choctaw and Yukon. With expert guidance from proud homebuilders in Oklahoma, you can access all the information you need to enhance both your quality of life and your investment. Discover the perfect place to call home with our Proudly Overbuilt new homes in Oklahoma, where extreme livability, quality and community converge seamlessly. Give us a call at (405) 984-1185 or contact us online to learn more about our new homes in Oklahoma City.

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