Best places to live in Oklahoma

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Best places to live in Oklahoma

What do you look for in an ideal town? Proximity to trails, lakes, and beaches? How about top-ranked schools for your children? Would you like a professional or college sports team nearby, or do you prefer museums and art walks?

Stacker compiled a list of the best places to live in Oklahoma using data from Niche. Niche ranks places to live based on a variety of factors including cost of living, schools, health care, recreation, and weather.

On the list, there’s a robust mix of offerings from great schools and nightlife to high walkability and public parks. Some areas have enjoyed rapid growth thanks to new businesses moving to the area, while others offer glimpses into area history with well-preserved architecture and museums. Keep reading to see if your hometown made the list.

#10. Goldsby
- Population: 2,100
- Median home value: $240,100 (90% own)
- Median rent: $777 (10% rent)
- Median household income: $72,120
- Top public schools: Norman High School (A), Washington Elementary School (A-), Newcastle Middle School (A-)

#9. Broken Arrow
- Population: 108,496
- Median home value: $166,900 (74% own)
- Median rent: $1,037 (26% rent)
- Median household income: $73,119
- Top public schools: Bixby Middle School (A), Cedar Ridge Elementary School (A), Marshall T. Moore Elementary School (A)
- Top private schools: Summit Christian Academy (B+), Immanuel Christian Academy (B), All Saints Catholic School

#8. Alva
- Population: 5,109
- Median home value: $94,900 (59% own)
- Median rent: $692 (41% rent)
- Median household income: $44,646
- Top public schools: Longfellow Elementary School (A-), Lincoln Elementary School (B), Alva High School (C+)

#7. Bartlesville
- Population: 36,412
- Median home value: $123,200 (67% own)
- Median rent: $744 (33% rent)
- Median household income: $54,778
- Top public schools: Wayside Elementary School (A-), Central Middle School (A-), Bartlesville High School (A-)
- Top private schools: Wesleyan Christian School (B+)

#6. Owasso
- Population: 36,173
- Median home value: $172,700 (68% own)
- Median rent: $996 (32% rent)
- Median household income: $72,443
- Top public schools: Owasso Sixth Center (A), Owasso Seventh Center (A), Larkin Bailey Elementary School (A)
- Top private schools: Rejoice Christian School (B+), 76th Street KinderCare - Owasso, The Goddard School - Owasso

#5. Fort Gibson
- Population: 4,021
- Median home value: $131,700 (65% own)
- Median rent: $637 (35% rent)
- Median household income: $54,044
- Top public schools: Fort Gibson Middle School (A), Fort Gibson Intermediate Elementary School (A), Fort Gibson High School (B+)

#4. Bixby
- Population: 26,541
- Median home value: $223,900 (77% own)
- Median rent: $1,012 (23% rent)
- Median household income: $83,119
- Top public schools: Jenks High School (A), Jenks East Intermediate Elementary School (A), Bixby North Elementary School (A)
- Top private schools: Primrose School of South Tulsa

#3. Norman
- Population: 122,837
- Median home value: $183,200 (53% own)
- Median rent: $876 (47% rent)
- Median household income: $58,119
- Top public schools: Robin Hill Public School (A), McKinley Elementary School (A), Norman High School (A)
- Top private schools: Community Christian School (B), All Saints Catholic School, Gingerbread Nursery School

#2. Jenks
- Population: 22,488
- Median home value: $214,300 (78% own)
- Median rent: $1,203 (22% rent)
- Median household income: $94,132
- Top public schools: Jenks High School (A), Jenks East Intermediate Elementary School (A), Jenks West Intermediate Elementary School (A)
- Top private schools: The Goddard School - Jenks

#1. Edmond
- Population: 92,009
- Median home value: $240,600 (68% own)
- Median rent: $1,047 (32% rent)
- Median household income: $81,473
- Top public schools: Memorial High School (A), Cheyenne Middle School (A), Central Middle School (A)
- Top private schools: Oklahoma Christian School (A-), Oklahoma Christian Academy (A-), St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic School

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Best places to live in Oklahoma

What do you look for in an ideal town? Proximity to trails, lakes, and beaches? How about top-ranked schools for your children? Would you like a professional or college sports team nearby, or do you prefer museums and art walks?

Stacker compiled a list of the best places to live in Oklahoma using data from Niche. Niche ranks places to live based on a variety of factors including cost of living, schools, health care, recreation, and weather.

On the list, there’s a robust mix of offerings from great schools and nightlife to high walkability and public parks. Some areas have enjoyed rapid growth thanks to new businesses moving to the area, while others offer glimpses into area history with well-preserved architecture and museums. Keep reading to see if your hometown made the list.

#10. Goldsby
- Population: 2,100
- Median home value: $240,100 (90% own)
- Median rent: $777 (10% rent)
- Median household income: $72,120
- Top public schools: Norman High School (A), Washington Elementary School (A-), Newcastle Middle School (A-)

#9. Broken Arrow
- Population: 108,496
- Median home value: $166,900 (74% own)
- Median rent: $1,037 (26% rent)
- Median household income: $73,119
- Top public schools: Bixby Middle School (A), Cedar Ridge Elementary School (A), Marshall T. Moore Elementary School (A)
- Top private schools: Summit Christian Academy (B+), Immanuel Christian Academy (B), All Saints Catholic School

#8. Alva
- Population: 5,109
- Median home value: $94,900 (59% own)
- Median rent: $692 (41% rent)
- Median household income: $44,646
- Top public schools: Longfellow Elementary School (A-), Lincoln Elementary School (B), Alva High School (C+)

#7. Bartlesville
- Population: 36,412
- Median home value: $123,200 (67% own)
- Median rent: $744 (33% rent)
- Median household income: $54,778
- Top public schools: Wayside Elementary School (A-), Central Middle School (A-), Bartlesville High School (A-)
- Top private schools: Wesleyan Christian School (B+)

#6. Owasso
- Population: 36,173
- Median home value: $172,700 (68% own)
- Median rent: $996 (32% rent)
- Median household income: $72,443
- Top public schools: Owasso Sixth Center (A), Owasso Seventh Center (A), Larkin Bailey Elementary School (A)
- Top private schools: Rejoice Christian School (B+), 76th Street KinderCare - Owasso, The Goddard School - Owasso

#5. Fort Gibson
- Population: 4,021
- Median home value: $131,700 (65% own)
- Median rent: $637 (35% rent)
- Median household income: $54,044
- Top public schools: Fort Gibson Middle School (A), Fort Gibson Intermediate Elementary School (A), Fort Gibson High School (B+)

#4. Bixby
- Population: 26,541
- Median home value: $223,900 (77% own)
- Median rent: $1,012 (23% rent)
- Median household income: $83,119
- Top public schools: Jenks High School (A), Jenks East Intermediate Elementary School (A), Bixby North Elementary School (A)
- Top private schools: Primrose School of South Tulsa

#3. Norman
- Population: 122,837
- Median home value: $183,200 (53% own)
- Median rent: $876 (47% rent)
- Median household income: $58,119
- Top public schools: Robin Hill Public School (A), McKinley Elementary School (A), Norman High School (A)
- Top private schools: Community Christian School (B), All Saints Catholic School, Gingerbread Nursery School

#2. Jenks
- Population: 22,488
- Median home value: $214,300 (78% own)
- Median rent: $1,203 (22% rent)
- Median household income: $94,132
- Top public schools: Jenks High School (A), Jenks East Intermediate Elementary School (A), Jenks West Intermediate Elementary School (A)
- Top private schools: The Goddard School - Jenks

#1. Edmond
- Population: 92,009
- Median home value: $240,600 (68% own)
- Median rent: $1,047 (32% rent)
- Median household income: $81,473
- Top public schools: Memorial High School (A), Cheyenne Middle School (A), Central Middle School (A)
- Top private schools: Oklahoma Christian School (A-), Oklahoma Christian Academy (A-), St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic School

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