The Tale of the Tape
"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.