Our Guide to Living in Piedmont

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Our Guide to Living in Piedmont

September 22, 2023

Here is the perfect one-stop-shop of information about Piedmont, Oklahoma, where you can find 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 Oklahoma City 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 Oklahoma City metro and find the right community for you. Let's start with the basics:

City Name: Piedmont

Geographic Size: 43 square miles

Population: 7,402

Home Ownership Rate: 96%

Frequently Asked Questions About Piedmont

How far is Piedmont from OKC?

Located less than 30 miles from downtown Oklahoma City, Piedmont offers the convenience of the city while still having the peaceful atmosphere of a smaller town. Piedmont offers several options for dining, shopping and entertainment thanks to its proximity to OKC. Those living in Piedmont experience the best of both worlds.

How are the schools in Piedmont?

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

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 and Mercy Hospital.

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 Security Commission 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?

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. Because of this, our Storm Safe storm shelters are included in each Taber home. Homes by Taber is now the largest purchaser of storm shelters in the country. We wear that distinction very proudly because it directly benefits our homeowners and provides priceless peace of mind that can’t be replaced.

Cost of Living in Piedmont

The cost of living in Piedmont is close to the U.S. average, 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.

Housing is obviously a major cost associated with the cost of living. Thankfully you have options! Check out the new homes 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.

For more information on Piedmont, give us a call at (405) 984-1185 or contact us online today. We would be happy to answer any questions and help you navigate the new home market in Piedmont.

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