Located in central Oklahoma, Norman is a great home for people of all ages. The city was ranked no. 91 on CNN/Money's 2012 list of America's Best Small Cities for its friendly, affordable environment. Norman is home to the University of Oklahoma, and the city's 113,000 residents enjoy a lifestyle fueled by excitement, academia and local initiatives. Search for Norman apartments for rent, and find a new home in the heart of the mid-South.
The United States Land Office first surveyed the Oklahoma territory in 1870. After a surveyor's crew burned the words "Norman's Camp" into an elm tree to taunt their supervisor, the town of Norman was settled and attracted many new residents in the late 1800s. Today, Norman is the third largest city in Oklahoma. As one of the most progressive areas in the state, the city promotes academic excellence, downtown revitalization and other projects to further its plan of "Building an Inclusive Community." Local residents live in Norman apartments to take advantage of the city's vibrant, accepting nature without paying high living expenses. According to City-Data, Norman's cost of living index of 86.9 is well below the United States average.
Norman is home to many museums that offer diverse educational opportunities. Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History, the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art and Firehouse Art Center are located here, as well as the National Weather Center. Local residents also head to the Oklahoma Memorial Stadium to watch Sooners football games or tour the facilities. The city hosts many exciting events throughout the year, including the Medieval Fair, Norman Music Festival, May Fair Arts Festival, and National Weather Festival.
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