Norman, Oklahoma is the home of the University of Oklahoma, the National Weather Center and several premier attractions including the Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History, the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art and Lake Thunderbird State Park. Norman is known as the “City of Festivals,” and for good reason. Norman holds over 25 annual festivals and events throughout the year. Norman is also home to five golf courses, historical attractions, great shopping and family-friendly activities to keep everyone entertained! Money Magazine voted Norman number 45 in the top 50 best places to live in 2022 & number six in the country in the top 100 small cities in 2008, and in 2014 Time Magazine ranked Norman the most affordable place to raise kids.

Norman NEXT invites you to discover all that Norman has to offer:

The Norman Public School District has been recognized on both state and national levels for exceptional teachers and instructional programs.

Established in 1890, 17 years before Oklahoma achieved statehood, the University of Oklahoma (OU) is considered the state’s premier institution of higher education. OU consistently ranks among the top two in the nation in National Merit Scholars per capita at American public universities and is in the top five public universities in graduation of Rhodes Scholars.

Norman’s neighborhoods offer a wide variety of old and new – from campus homes to rural estates to modern designs. Beautification, historic preservation and public safety are issues that are addressed by neighborhood, community and local government organizations.

Living in Norman is affordable. In fact, our housing costs and cost of living are below the national average.