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Overview 

Edmond, Oklahoma, located in the Oklahoma City metropolitan area, is rich in history and centers its culture around its many natural attributes. Active residents who enjoy the outdoors will find plenty to do in this area with many parks to choose from for long walks. 

Climate & Geography 

Edmond’s humid subtropical climate means temperatures range in the mid 90s in the summer and fall to the mid 20s in the winter. 

Nearly a quarter of Oklahoma is covered by forest. The central part of Oklahoma features short, mixed, and tallgrass and is known as Tornado Alley due to it being in a tornado prone area of the United States. Central Oklahoma is also known as the buffer between the wet and dry lands of the state and is the cause for some extreme climate swings.

Recreation, Culture, & Entertainment 

Edmond is a great place for active residents who enjoy the outdoors. Parks include E.C. Hafer Park, Mitch Park, Arcadia Lake. Other recreational activities include the Clauren Ridge Vineyard and Winery, Edmond Historical Society and Museum. 

Entertainment includes the UCO Jazz Club and Armstrong Auditorium. For shopping, residents can visit the historic downtown area and the Festival Market Place Farmers Market. 

Oklahoma City is only a half-hour away and features larger amenities, including high-end shopping, upscale restaurants, and a vibrant downtown area.

Cost of Living & Taxes

The cost of living in Edmond is higher than average, driven up by health care, housing, and transportation. Other factors like utilities and groceries fall below average. 

Oklahoma’s taxes include a state sales tax, income tax, vehicle, and property taxes. However, Oklahomans aren’t required to pay taxes on Social Security benefits, and the state offers exemptions of up to $10,000 for other retirement income including IRAs, 401(k)s, and private and public pensions.

Health Care

Summit Medical Center-Edmond is rated high performing by U.S. News in knee replacements. Further options are available thanks to Edmond’s proximity to Oklahoma City, such as Oklahoma Heart Hospital, Mercy Hospital Oklahoma City, and McBride Orthopedic Hospital, with specializations ranging from knee replacement to heart bypass surgery. 

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