"The Tale of the Tape" Edmond by mrclay2000

Edmond Travel Guide: 11 reviews and 17 photos

In the Shadow of O-Ville

Though Edmond sprang into life overnight (like the rest of central Oklahoma) on April 22, 1889, after the Land Run, she has stood in the shadows of Oklahoma City for decades, being no more than a sizeable suburb with one of the most affordable colleges in the state and a host of Christian colleges, but little else of distinction. In the past thirty years or so, Edmond has enjoyed (or rued) a general increase in property values as the urban trend has pushed northward from the core of Oklahoma City. Edmond is now considered an upper-class neighborhood, an elite residence for the middle class, but still its overall appearance suffers in character and architectural richness. In the main, the suburb is crowded with strip malls, megastores, mom and pop shops, and homes ranging from $20,000 to over $1,000,000, but there are still true marvels in town if you know where to hunt.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Every convenience known to man, central location, rectangular grid
  • Cons:Snobbishness, elitism, overzealous police, often lackluster
  • In a nutshell:Some of the state's neatest gems in this nouveau-posh old city
  • Last visit to Edmond: Jan 2004
  • Intro Updated Jan 5, 2004
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  • Helga67's Profile Photo
    Feb 3, 2004 at 10:54 AM

    A lovely day for a stroll through this city. Good info and great pics, especially the sculptures

  • caffeine_induced78's Profile Photo
    Jan 31, 2004 at 8:24 PM

    Give me a wife and 2.3 kids and I think I might just fit in here. Very nice page.

  • zrim's Profile Photo
    Jan 10, 2004 at 9:57 AM

    Churches, colleges and banks--pretty wholesome stuff. What is happening on the seedy underside of Edmond?

  • herzog63's Profile Photo
    Jan 8, 2004 at 11:40 AM

    Interesting community! I'm sure Jason White could run for Mayor!!


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