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Norman, OK

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<h2>Grabbing Hold of the Good Life</h2> <p>Life in Norman, Oklahoma, seems to center around the city's university. College students make up nearly a quarter of the city's population (which is currently around 110,000) and future and past students of the University of Oklahoma make up an even larger swath of this town's citizens. Recently, Norman has been named the sixth best small city to live in, most likely thanks to the many art, music, theatrical, historical, and cultural celebrations that go down every year in town.</p> <h2>Plenty of Apartments at Low Prices</h2> <p>Apartment rentals in Norman vary in price, size, and vibe. Prices can be competitive, so be sure to use our apartment finder to make sure you seal up the best deal around on the place you want. You&rsquo;ll typically find units ranging from one to three bedrooms in Norman and buildings tend to be medium in size. If you have a pet, never fear. There are plenty of pet friendly places available. Check out the chart above to get an idea of cost. You&rsquo;ll see what apartments are currently renting for in Norman.</p> <h2>Dancing the Night Away</h2> <p>Music lovers who move to Norman will be able to get their groove on all year long. In the spring, the town hosts the <a href=\http://www.normanmusicfestival.com/2011/\>Norman Music Festival</a>, an originally one day long musical celebration that has grown to become a weekend long music marathon. Dozens of different bands made up of local and national performers grace the stage as tens of thousands of people gather together to enjoy. Another music festival, <a href=\http://groovefest.org/\>Groovefest</a>, is held twice a year in Norman. These concerts feature music from around the world and help promote awareness of national and international human rights issues. The city also hosts a free outdoor summer concert series that runs through the duration of the Oklahoma summer (which, according to the people of Norman, runs from March through November). When the weather cools in the winter, apartment renters living in Norman will need to head indoors, to the various music halls and coffee shops in the city, to keep up with the vibrant Norman music scene.</p> <h2>Outdoors in Oklahoma</h2> <p>For renters who like to get outside and commune with nature, Norman isn't far from one of Oklahoma's most popular national parks. <a href=\http://www.travelok.com/listings/view.profile/id.4386\>Lake Thunderbird State Park</a> has nearly 2,000 acres of lake, woodland, and meadow to explore. The park has a few different campgrounds, and even a place to hook up the RV if you prefer your camping experience to be a little less rustic. On the lake, visitors can waterski, zip around in a speed boat, paddle quietly through the reeds in a canoe, fish for catfish and bass, or splash around on the beach. There are also places to hike and stroll around the water's edge as well as a few forested areas that are open to bow hunting at certain times of the year. Within the town of Norman, renters can make use of a number of smaller parks. These parks have picnic facilities, playground equipment, and plenty of sports fields and tennis courts for all the people of Norman to keep active and fit.</p> <h2>Always Rooting for the Winning Team</h2> <p>The people of Norman like to root for the winning team. Fortunately for them, the <a href=\http://www.soonersports.com/\>athletics department</a> at the University of Oklahoma provides plenty of winners for the townspeople to cheer for. There aren't any professional sports teams in Norman, so apartment renters who enjoy following the local sports teams will have to follow suit with the rest of the townspeople and start rooting for the Sooners. The student athletes who play Sooners football, baseball, and softball are some of the best in the nation and frequently bring home division championship trophies. Renters don't have to just sit back and enjoy the game from the stands, though. The copious sports fields in town make it easy for the people of Norman to get together to play a game of soccer or softball through the city's <a href=\http://www.normanok.gov/parks/parks-and-recreation\>Parks and Recreation Department</a>. Joining a local team is a great way to get some exercise while getting to know your new neighbors when you first rent and apartment in this fun loving city.</p>

Getting Around in Norman, OK

Walk Score®
"Somewhat Walkable"
Transit Score®
The average commuter time in Norman is:
10 to 14 minutes
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  • Time Range
  • 25 to 29 minutes
  • 30 to 34 minutes
  • 35 to 39 minutes
  • Percentage of workers
  • 4.39%
  • 12.13%
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