Norman, Oklahoma

Bizzell Library - Norman, Oklahoma

Bizzell Library on the University of Oklahoma campus in Norman, Oklahoma.

Norman Oklahoma Memorial Stadium

Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Oklahoma (where the University of Oklahoma Sooners play).

Norman is a quaint college town divided pretty evenly into an older part centered around the University of Oklahoma campus and downtown, and the newer city with suburban like neighborhoods. The population fluctuates quite a bit because of the university, so at times it's a pretty laid back city and at other times it's busy and hectic. I spend most of my time in the older parts, walking through neighborhoods with 70+ year old houses. Campus is great to walk around as well. Being a smaller city there isn't a whole lot to do, but with so many college students in such a nice little city you can always find something fun around.

Norman, Oklahoma, is a growing college town at the far south end of the OKC metropolitan area. Norman has one of the highest per capita incomes in Oklahoma and is the home of the University of Oklahoma, the state's premier higher education institution. The important north-south US highway, I-35, runs through the west side of Norman, offering easy transportation to both OKC to the north and Dallas to the south. Oklahoma State Highway 9 runs through the south side of the city, offering easy access to Chickasha west of Norman. The city features excellent shopping for a town of its size (around 100,000) in Brookhaven Village (36th and Robinson), Ed Noble Parkway (along I-35 between Main St and Lindsey St), University North Park (24th and Robinson). and Sooner Mall (Main St west of I-35). The city has a historic downtown including a train station where the OKC-Dallas route The Heartland Flyer stops every day. The historic downtown includes several shops and cafes as well as playing host to an annual music festival. Other features of the city include a joint university-municipal airport, the Max Westheimer Airport, a USPS training facility (along State Highway 9), and industrial park (also along Highway 9), and Griffin Memorial Hospital, a psychiatric hospital, on the east side of town. Norman is also home to the National Weather Service Storm Prediction Center. The SPC predicts potential severe weather for the entire United States. The city is one of the best places to live in Oklahoma.

Norman, Oklahoma is a medium sized city with around 100,000 people. The University of Oklahoma is located here so Norman is the home of many students. Norman is also located very close to Oklahoma City and Moore, so some of those living in Norman work in these areas. I would describe Norman as being more urban than rural due to the fact that there are a lot of apartments and homes but not a lot of farmland. There are many shopping centers and restaurants that are well-known to the student population such as Campus Corner and The Mont. Another characteristic of living in Norman is hearing the train since the tracks cross through about half of Norman. There are stores that meet all the needs of the population, from Walmart and Target to the Mall to other specialized stores, it is usually pretty easy to find what you need. Overall, Norman is a quiet, peaceful place to live with a fairly low crime rate (and strong police presence) that is close to other major cities in Oklahoma.

BETWEEN 1942-1959 THERE WAS A NAVY BASE IN NORMAN OK. IN 1942 TO 1946 THEY TRAINED MECHANICS, METAL-SMITHS REPAIRMEN AND RADAR MAINTENANCE CREWS. THERE WAS AN AVIATION ORDNANCE MAN COURSE THAT TAUGHT CHEMICAL WARFARE DETECTION AND DECONTAMINATION TRAINING.DURING 1952-59, AVIATION MACHINISTS, MECHANICS AND AIRMEN WERE TRAINED THE BASICS AND WERE EVALUATED FOR FUTURE TRAINING. IN 1961 THE BASE WAS GIVEN TO THE UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA. THERE IS NOTHING LEFT IN NORMAN NOW. THE BAVINGER HOUSE WAS DESIGNED BY ARCHITECT BRUCE GOFF. IT IS LOCATED IN NORMAN OK EASY OF THE CITY. IT WAS BUILT IN 1955 FOR ARTISTS, NANCY AND EUGENE BAVINGER. IN 87 IT WAS AWARDED THE TWENTY-FIVE YEAR AWARD FROM THE AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF ARCHITECTS. THE HOUSE IN ON THE NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES. IT IS CONSIDERED A SIGNATURE DESIGN BY THE ARCHITECT. WITH CIRCULAR ROOMS, A SUSPENDED STAIRCASE, AND A GOLDFISH POOL, THE HOUSE SITS ON 7 1/2 ACRES. THERE IS A MOBSTERS HOUSE EAST OF NORMAN OKLAHOMA. LLEWELYN MORRIS HUMPHREYS AKA THE CAMEL A CHICAGO MOBSTER. HIS FIRST WIFE MARY CLEMENTINE BRENDLE LIVED EAST OF NORMAN. THEY HAD A DAUGHTER, LLEWELLA. THIS HOUSE ON BRENDLE CORNER WAS THEIR SECOND HOME. RUMORS HAVE STATED THERE ARE TUNNELS UNDER THE PROPERTY FOR ESCAPE. AND ALL THREE ARE BURIED ON THE LAND.

Norman is a college town. Norman is diverse and can be split into different areas. I-35 splits it and the West side is more of a upper-middle class area. The other side can be sectioned off also. Campus is a big part of Norman. I live on campus and there is the football stadium and classroom buildings. Then there is the other side of the railroad where lower-class housing is located.

Norman is the city where there is the campus of the University of Oklahoma. Consequently there are a lot of great places to hang out : parks, pub, theater... The OU campus is huge and beautiful with more than 3000 acres and nice green spaces. The rent is cheap, about 400$ for 900 sq ft. Norman is at 30 min from Oklahoma City which is also a very nice city with a lot of malls. Oklahoma is just above Texas and after 2h30 it is possible to be in Dallas. The weather is sometimes a little bit crazy with tornados, hail but most of the time it is ok.

Norman, Oklahoma is home to the University of Oklahoma. Across from the University is Campus Corner, home to O'Connell's pub. It is a nice sports bar that hosts several radio shows about Sooner Athletics. Norman is mainly a college town. Located on just south of Oklahoma City on I-35, it is a nice place to live for all ages.

Norman is the home of the University of Oklahoma. Aside from the large undergraduate population, there is also a large hipster scene. This scene is largely found in the downtown area of Norman and is evidenced by the many festivals and free concerts held throughout the year. The people of Norman are very giving, and liberal - especially when compared to other Oklahoma communities. It would be a disservice to Norman to not mention the community-wide interest in meteorology and storm chasing.

Norman is the home of the University of Oklahoma. Originially founded in the early 1900's Norman was established durng the Oklahoma Land Run, when a man by the name of Norman discovered a watering well and decided to establish a permanent camp. Eventually travelers stopped by Norman's well and the town grew into a destination hub in the early days of statehood. The University of Oklahoma is the priemer university in the state of Oklahoma. The Oklahoma Sooners are well known for the 7 time national championsip football team. Currently Coached by Bob Stoops.

The city of Norman is a relatively small city in central oklahoma. It is home to the University of Oklahoma, so it is a very large college town. The headquarters building for the National Weather Center is located in Norman. This is because Norman experiences a lot of severe weather and tornados. Recently, Norman has had a problem with Chromium 6 levels in its city water supply. The city council has come to the conclusion that the water is perfectly safe to drink. Norman is about 30 minutes south of Oklahoma city and is within driving range of several casinos.

Norman is an island of blue in the sea of red conservatism that is Oklahoma. Norman is mostly an accepting and diverse community. Norman is a "city of festivals". There's the Chocolate Festival, the Medieval Fair, the May Fair, Art Walks, and many more. Norman's small business have interesting decorations provide by local artists.

I live in Norman, Oklahoma. It is a college town. It's home to the University of Oklahoma Sooners. The National Weather Service is centered here. The city was established in the land run of 1899.

Norman is an oasis of arts culture in the middle of conservative Oklahoma; the University of Oklahoma's primary campus is located here and defines the town for much of the year. Much of our town's revenue and influence is derived from the university, obviously, but so too are our values and attitudes. Most Normanites take pride in living in the most open-minded, intellectual city in the state. Norman is called "The City of Festivals" and features a number of gatherings and celebrations throughout the year, many focusing on an appreciation and sharing of the arts. Highlights include Norman Music Festival in April, a free festival which closes down downtown Main Street for up to three days to feature musical acts spanning every genre on stages set up in local shops, outside in parking lots and streets, and even right in front of the famous railroad. Also of note: May Fair, which features artists from all across the state; Jazz in June, Groove Fest, and the Summer Breeze concert series; and of course, the much beloved Medieval Fair. ...if you can't tell, I'm pretty proud of my little city. I can't imagine trying to live anywhere else in the South, let alone this state. If you're ever stuck in Oklahoma, for whatever reason, get to Norman as fast as possible!

Norman is a small town in Oklahoma known for being the home of the University of Oklahoma. It has a population of just over 100,000 people, about one-third of which are college students. It's quaint, and still has its main street feel despite the big box retail boom, and a major source of entertainment are the fall football games.

Norman, OK is the home of the University of Oklahoma. In the fall, Norman is the home of Sooner Football and offers fans and residents a great place to tailgate and enjoy the company of family and friends. Norman is more than just a college town, though. The city offers many beautiful parks and recreation spots along with unique shops and restaurants. During the summer, Norman has many festivals, including May Fair, Jazz in June and Summer Breeze Concert Series.


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