The history of Norman begins with the Louisiana Purchase in 1803 when the area that would become the town became part of the United States. Relocation of the “Five Civilized Tribes” into the area in the early 1800s, the Creek Nation was assigned the area where the city of Norman stands today. After the Civil War the Creek people were accused of helping the Confederate states and the region was returned to the United States in 1866. Arbuckle trail, a feeder route of the Chisholm trail ran through the area for transferring cattle. Abner Norman a federal surveyor came through the area in the 1870s to survey the empty landscape in the area. The surveying team jokingly carved “Norman’s Camp” in honor of their leader. The railroad arrived in the area and began service in 1887 and then with the Land Run in 1889 the area was settled in short order. The city began with about 150 residents and was formally incorporated in May of 1891. Norman grew quickly and by 1913 there were already approximately 3,700 residents.
The city of Norman is conveniently located within easy distance from Oklahoma City and several other cities and suburbs of the Oklahoma City metropolitan area. Real estate options in the city include homes for sale, apartments for rent, condominiums for lease as well as business properties. For those relocating to Norman, realtors wait to assist in finding the perfect home. The housing market in the city ranges from fixer-uppers and starter homes through, middle-class comfort to large luxury properties. The city has houses in every budget bracket available that will soon become homes to the lucky buyers and their families.
The University of Oklahoma alone employs 10,700 people, it is also home to National Weather Center and several private business based in the field of meteorology and SouthWest NanoTechnologies. Norman is known for it’s energy of a college town, the sophistication, dining and entertainment options of a big city and the warmth and charm of a small town. Culture and history are alive in the countless historic sites, museums and galleries of the city. The city has clean green areas to explore nature and enjoy the outdoors, numerous ethnic, celebratory and historic festivals for the whole family. Norman has everything you need right around the corner, learning opportunities, employment opportunities, green spaces to enjoy and entertainment options all rolled into a neat package full of warmth and community. Read less –