With Norman, you can get the best of both worlds. It’s a small, relatively quiet city, so it’s the perfect place to start a family. But if you’re also looking for a little bit of fun, don’t worry; Norman has got plenty.
It’s a short 20 miles drive from Oklahoma City, so if there’s anything Norman can’t provide or if you miss the metropolis vibe, it’s just 30 minutes away. The cost of living makes it one of the best places to live in the entire country, with a low unemployment rate and a vibrant city life.
Most Norman residents use their vehicles for commuting, even though there are plenty of local transportation options. For instance, residents can turn to the Cleveland Area Rapid Transit that offers several routes across the entire city, while the Heartland Flyer provides trips to downtown Oklahoma City.
Events in Norman
Thanks to its college scene, the city life in Norman is alive and well. It is commonly known as the city of festivals, as there is always an event going on both during the school year and summer.
For instance, a big part of Norman’s event book is the Norman Music Festival, where authorities shut down the main street for three days for people to enjoy numerous concerts (free of charge) by local bands.
Moreover, the cultural and artistic side of Norman is well developed. The Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History is one of the largest university-based institutions of its kind and features a real dinosaur and other interesting artifacts.
Other things to visit here include:
Over 60 parks
Tennis, golf, soccer, baseball and football fields