Our Ultimate Guide to Living in Norman, Oklahoma

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Our Ultimate Guide to Living in Norman, Oklahoma

October 5, 2023

As Oklahoma’s Favorite Builder ®, our team at Homes by Taber ® has unparalleled experience in building top-quality new homes in the Oklahoma City area. From Piedmont to Edmond to Moore, we carefully select the best areas throughout the city to craft phenomenal Taberhoods that offer a harmonious blend of comfort, quality and community - and there’s no doubt that the city of Norman, Oklahoma surpasses all expectations.

A flourishing city nestled in the heart of Oklahoma and less than 20 miles outside of OKC, the spirit of community and the charm of southern living converge in Norman, OK. At Homes by Taber, we take immense pride in crafting Proudly Overbuilt ® homes throughout the OKC area, and we're especially thrilled to share our insights about living in Norman, a city that captures the essence of Oklahoma's warmth and hospitality. Whether you're considering a move for the first time or looking to upgrade your lifestyle, let us be your guide to discovering why our top-quality new homes in Norman, Oklahoma could be your gateway to your ideal lifestyle. Read below to discover everything there is to love about living in Norman, OK and what Homes by Taber has to offer in this one-of-a-kind city. 

Education excellence

When you think of Norman, the first thing that comes to mind is likely the University of Oklahoma, with its iconic crimson and cream colors illuminating the entire city. The university's rich academic heritage and lively sports scene make it a hub for intellectual growth and a shared community spirit, which permeates throughout the whole city. With world-class faculty and state-of-the-art facilities, the University of Oklahoma provides students with an exceptional learning environment, inspiring them to pursue their passions and achieve academic excellence. Whether you’re a massive college sports fan or someone who appreciates educational innovation, you’ll have no problem finding what you’re looking for in Norman.

Beyond the University of Oklahoma, Norman is renowned for its exceptional Norman Public School District, standing as a testament to the city's unwavering commitment to a fantastic education. Ranked among the Top 3 School Districts in Cleveland County, the district offers a diverse and enriching educational experience, emphasizing not only academic achievement but also the holistic development of each student. With dedicated educators and cutting-edge teaching methods, Norman Public Schools fosters creativity, critical thinking and a passion for learning. For families with children, our new home communities in Norman are placed within this highly-regarded district, providing you with extra reassurance that your kids' scholar years will be full of potential. 

Endless adventures

As soon as you step foot into Norman, you’ll realize that it isn’t just a city; it’s a unique combination of experiences waiting to be explored. From arts and culture to charming eateries and retail therapy, you’ll have no shortage of entertainment to indulge in when you call Norman home. 

For music enthusiasts, dive into soulful tunes at The Deli, where local bands serenade the night and draw in crowds from all around the OKC area. Wander through local art galleries like the MAINSITE Contemporary Art or explore the wonders of natural history at the Sam Noble Museum, which offers immersive experiences for all ages. If you’re a fan of live theatrical performances, The Sooner Theatre, a beloved local treasure, stages captivating performances, from Broadway-inspired musicals to thought-provoking plays.

Additionally, if you’re looking for a city to live in with a diverse culinary landscape, Norman is the place to be. Begin your day at Syrup, a charming breakfast and brunch spot where pancakes, waffles and eggs benedict are elevated to an art form. For a taste of classic American cuisine in an upbeat environment, Scratch Kitchen & Cocktails serves unique dishes that can satisfy any craving. And if you're in the mood for upscale dining, Benvenuti’s offers a delightful journey through Italy, intriguing your taste buds with every bite. 

Of course, no discussion about Norman is complete without mentioning the well-known historic downtown area, where you can explore charming boutiques like Sandalwood and Sage, hunt for vintage treasures at The Vintage Rose and enjoy freshly brewed coffee at Gray Owl Coffee. In Norman, every street holds a new adventure and every corner offers a unique experience, promising endless things to explore at all times.

Serene nature

Amidst the city's lively energy, nature enthusiasts find solace in Norman's abundance of parks and green spaces. With over 60 parks and dozens of trails scattered across the city, there's always a serene spot for outdoor enthusiasts to enjoy. Whether you prefer a leisurely picnic under the shade of soaring trees, a challenging hiking trail that winds through picturesque landscapes, or simply a moment of quiet reflection by a serene pond, Norman's natural beauty offers it all. 

For those seeking more adventurous escapades, Lake Thunderbird State Park becomes a haven. The expansive lake invites boating enthusiasts to set sail, fishing enthusiasts to cast their lines and families to bond over camping under the vast Oklahoma sky. It's a popular destination, especially on weekends, where families come together to create cherished memories amidst nature's embrace. Norman's commitment to preserving natural beauty not only enhances the city's charm but also offers abundant opportunities for families and individuals to connect with the great outdoors. From peaceful hikes to the thrill of boating, Norman's natural beauty invites you to discover the tranquility that lies just beyond the city's vibrant streets.

Incomparable community spirit

If there’s one thing to know about living in Norman, it’s that the sense of community here is more than just a feeling; it's a way of life. It’s evident in the warm smiles exchanged at the farmers' market, the laughter shared during Sooners games and the camaraderie felt at community festivals like the renowned Music Festival, which takes place every year in the historic arts district. At Homes by Taber, we understand the importance of community, and it's the heartbeat of every neighborhood we build. That's why we meticulously chose to build our Proudly Overbuilt homes in the city of Norman, where small-town friendliness and big-city amenities effortlessly converge. When you call Norman home, you’ll enjoy easy access to the bustling professional and entertainment opportunities of OKC while having a peaceful, family-oriented sanctuary to return to at the end of the day - giving you the very best of both worlds.

Experience Norman, Oklahoma with Homes by Taber

Embrace the allure of Norman, Oklahoma with our expert team at Homes by Taber as your guide. Nestled amidst the city's dynamic energy and serene natural beauty, our new home community in Norman, Cedar Lane, offers so much more than just living spaces; it marks the start of an unparalleled lifestyle. Experience the warmth of community, the excellence of education, the thrill of endless adventures and the tranquility of nature - all within reach of your Proudly Overbuilt new home in Norman, Oklahoma. As highly experienced homebuilders in the OKC area, we’re here to help you experience the very best of Norman living. For more information about our top-quality new homes in Norman, Oklahoma, be sure to browse through our quick move-in homes, and don’t hesitate to give us a call at (405) 984-1185 or contact us online today to get started.  

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