The town of Edmond developed literally overnight due to the Land Run of 1889. The original plan for the town was made by the Seminole Town and Development Company. The town was named for Edmond Burdick a traveling freight agent from Santa Fe rail line. In the beginning many of the streets were also named for mean connected with the rail line. The public school in the territory was in Edmond and it was completed in August of 1889, the school still stands as a monument and testament to the era. The area’s first newspaper was established in July of 1889 and was owned by Milton W. “Kicking Bird” Reynolds.
According to the census of 2000 Edmond was home to 68,315 people spread across 25,256 households. The three largest ethnic groups in the city are the Caucasian Americans with 86.58% of the population, African-Americans with 4.04% of the population and Asians with 3.26% of the city’s population. Of the 25,256 households in the city 39.3% have children under the age of 18 and the largest age bracket in the city is 25 to 44 year-olds with 29.6% of the total population. Household median incomes in the city run at approximately $69,081 per year, and family incomes run at about $85,759 yearly.
Real estate in Edmond runs the full spectrum with starter homes, fixer-uppers, classic middle-class ranch and full-blown luxury homes. Realtors wait to help buyers find just the right homes for sale. But a home doesn’t always mean a house to buy, there are also properties for rent or lease. Homes in Edmond offer something special, a peace and sense of community that sometimes hard to find.
The city is dotted with parks, 19 parks to be exact which provide green spaces for free play, dog parks, playgrounds, walking trails and so much more. Not only is the Edmond Public Schools are the city’s largest employer, but considering there are approximately 20 elementary schools, 7 middle schools, and four high schools this should be no surprise. There are also 8 private schools and academies. Edmond is known for it’s award winning public and private schools. With employment opportunities, educational opportunities and real estate options to fit any need and budget Edmond is a wonderful city to relocate too. Read less –