Edmond is, by all accounts, an exceptional place to live, work, play, and attend school. It is a progressive city with about 98,000 residents, and has a crime rate among the lowest in the state and nation. The city strives to keep the cost of living low and quality of life high. The public school system, where students excel academically and in competitive sports is just one example of successful municipal efforts. Known nationally for hosting sporting events, including tennis and golf tournaments, Edmond has an equal dedication to community arts and cultural events, including city-sponsored enrichment and entertainment programs.