Ask Edmond: Why Edmond?


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Alison Hyde 
Moved here –2018

We relocated from Florida to Edmond due to a military move. We chose this area because of the highly rated schools (we have 3 kids, so this was important!). As we continue to explore the area, we are so glad we have made this our new home. Along with a lower cost of living, there are many outdoor activities, cultural events, and great places to eat! Our neighborhood is amazing and friendly, filled with walking trails and parks, perfect for our kids and dog.

Our favorite places so far are Red Rock Canyon, the Neighborhood Jam, the local YMCA and library. Our favorite new thing to do was join the American Elite Mixed Martial Arts gym to try Jiu Jitsu as a whole family, we highly recommend it! We like to spend weekends as a family at the Science Center, farmers market, and Zoo. I cannot wait to see what more Edmond has to offer, I know we haven’t even scratched the surface yet!

Kayla Stump 
Moved here –2012

I chose to come to Edmond as a student because UCO had the “what’s up factor.” That meant that I literally could not walk from one side of campus to the other without someone stopping me just to say, “what’s up?” Being from a small town, I loved that this city brought a ton of options for entertainment (and food) without compromising on the community.

Now, as an adult and a full- blown, tax-paying, Edmond resident, I continue to treasure the community that Edmond provides. The city is great about diligently bringing in fun and exciting new options for students, young couples and families, while also creating a safe space for all of us to grow together. I moved here for school, but I stay here because Edmond effortlessly became my new home. It has everything I could ever need and some things I didn’t even know I needed. I can’t imagine living anywhere else.

Pablo Gonzalez 
Moved here –2015

I grew up in Hawaii, but moved to Oregon to wrestle in college. While I was at school, my parents and siblings relocated to Oklahoma because my dad got stationed at Tinker Air Force Base. When my parents relocated, they chose to move to Edmond because of the schools, safe community and cost of living. I stopped wrestling my sophomore year and moved to Edmond to be closer to my family.

When I moved, I wasn’t thrilled to be living in a land-locked flat state, but I’ve grown to love Edmond and its welcoming community. Even though it doesn’t have a beach or mountains, there’s always something to do. With the growth of Downtown Edmond, I never have to go far to have a good time. I love that I don’t have to drive to Oklahoma City to enjoy great local food and entertainment. 

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