Norman, with a population of nearly 125,000, is the third largest city in the state of Oklahoma. The average age of the typical "Normanite" is 27, with 55% of the population between five and 34 years of age. Norman has an outstanding public school system, testing above the state average in all curriculum-referenced tests and acknowledged as the top school system in Oklahoma. Other educational institutions in Norman include seven private grade schools, Hillsdale Freewill Baptist College, the Moore-Norman Technology Center and the University of Oklahoma.
Attracting top students from across the nation and 111 countries around the world, the University of Oklahoma (OU) ranks first among public universities and is second only to Harvard in per capita enrollment of National Merit Scholars. Founded in 1890, OU is presided over by former U.S. Senator David Boren. OU offers educational programs of recognized quality for all types oflearners, from high school students to octogenarians. Almost 27,000 students are enrolled in 18 colleges, with campuses located in Norman, the Health Sciences Center in Oklahoma City, and the Schusterman Health Sciences Center in Tulsa. Students are also enrolled in OU courses at the University Center at Tulsa, on U.S. military bases around the world, and through the College of Liberal Studies' programs for non-traditional students. In addition, many courses and programs are offered through the Division of Continuing Education and Public Service.
The climate in central Oklahoma is temperate The warmest month of July averages in the mid-90s and in the coldest month of January the high temperatures average in the mid-40s. Annual precipitation is about 33 inches per year, with almost 300 days of sunshine.
Within an hour's drive of the Oklahoma City area are five lakes, providing boating, fishing, wildlife, nature trails, and swimming. Statewide, Oklahoma boasts over 200 lakes. The larger lakes range in size from 800 to over 100,00 acres. The state has 56 state parks, six resorts and several national wildlife refuges and reserves, including the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge, home to one of the largest bison populations in the world. The Oklahoma landscape stretches from the high mesas of Black Mesa State Park in the northwest comer of the state to the pine forest of the Ouachita National Forest in the southeast.
Oklahoma is a wonderful place in which to live and raise a family!
The state capitol, Oklahoma City, is just 15 minutes north of Norman and has been growing extensively in the past few years under a $700 million Metropolitan Area Projects (MAPS) renovation. Recent attractions include a newly-renoveated warehouse district, home to the Bricktown Ballpark, Bricktown Canal and Riverwalk, and the Cox Business Services Convention Center (the site of the internationally known Red Earth Festival - a celebration of Native American arts and dancing). Projects completed this year include the Ford Center Sports Arena, the Oklahoma City Museum of Art, and the renovation of the Civic Center Music Hall - home to the Oklahoma City Philharmonic Orchestra and Ballet Oklahoma. Also located downtown are the Myriad Botanical Gardens and the Oklahoma City National Memorial, located at the site of the 1995 bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Building.
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