Find out what has so many seniors choosing Edmond, Oklahoma as their new hometown. It’s all about the lifestyle! Located to the north of Oklahoma City, Edmond is a thriving community of roughly 94,000 residents. Edmond is large enough to offer big city amenities, while still maintaining much of its small town flavor.
Uniquely situated in a temperate climate, residents can enjoy outdoor activities most of the year, including golf, hiking, boating, camping, biking, and the area’s most recent sports obsession, pickleball. The Greater OKC Pickleball Club lists over 41 pickleball courts in Edmond, along with an indoor court onsite at Highland 55 at Spring Creek, an Active Adult 55+ luxury, cottage community which began leasing in 2020. Edmond is known for its parks and trails. In addition to listing locations and amenities, the Edmond Parks and Recreation website has excellent information for anyone who is interested in plugging into the vibrant local scene. Be sure to investigate Hafer Park, located in close proximity to Highland 55 at Spring Creek, and which is home to one of the area’s most impressive tulip displays each spring. Mitch Park is home to the YMCA, Edmond Senior Center , and an activity center known as the MAC which offers an outdoor amphitheater, arts and crafts classes, and meeting spaces for groups. Recently, Mitch Park positioned itself as a holiday must visit destination, drawing visitors to enjoy outdoor ice skating, and a walk through light display called Luminance. Each season in Edmond offers unique events. Libertyfest is a days long celebration culminating with a 4th of July parade, and firework show. The University of Central Oklahoma, Oklahoma’s 3rd largest university fields a variety of sports teams, and is the site of The Endeavor Games , a national event for athletes with physical disabilities.
Dining options in Edmond range from fast casual national brands, locally owned cafes and breweries, and fine dining which draws patrons from Oklahoma City and beyond. Locally owned coffee shops such as Cafe Evoke, and Ellis Island cater to those who work remotely, and locals who drop by to meet and greet friends. The downtown area is enjoying increased popularity with the addition of The Railyard, a mixed use development offering several restaurants, venues, and retail space. Boulevard Steakhouse, The Sparrow, Cafe 501, Fait Maison, Charlestons, and Signature Grill offer fine dining options to tempt foodies. For those who prefer to dine at home, there are delivery services and meal prep options. Millie’s Table offers fresh entrees with gluten-free and heart healthy choices, while 858TOGO can take delivery orders by phone for area restaurants avoiding online ordering all together!
Of course, access to state of the art healthcare is essential to maintaining an active, healthy lifestyle at any age. With over 200 physicians in the Edmond area, residents have their pick from a wide variety of primary care and specialists. INTEGRIS health offers a full service hospital only 3 miles from Highland 55 at Spring Creek. OU Health Medical Center , is located 1 mile from Highland 55 at Spring Creek. This hospital and medical complex have been a foundational part of the Edmond community for many years. Similarly located, Mercy Edmond offers specialized senior care services, and exercise facilities. Nearby Oklahoma City boasts several medical facilities with full research and teaching hospitals ensuring that patients have access to the latest care and treatments.
For the travel enthusiast, Edmond offers a central home base for excursions within Oklahoma. Explore the lakes, prairies, and even mountains, all within a few hours of Edmond, Oklahoma. It will be convenient to drive from Highland 55 at Spring Creek which is located only 3 miles from Interstate 35 and close to Interstate 40 enabling both north/south and east/west travel routes in the United States. With a travel time of less than 4 hours, Dallas is just a short drive away. The Will Rogers International Airport continues to increase its flight schedule to make air travel easy, modern and accessible. For those who enjoy riding the rails, Amtrak’s Heartland Flyer offers daily service to Ft. Worth with connections to Dallas, Chicago, and San Antonio.
So, whether seniors are looking for something new in terms of a lifestyle or just ready to live closer to family, it’s hard to beat Edmond. Learn a bit more about Edmond’s history as a railway stop and its role in training many of Oklahoma’s educators by visiting the Edmond Historical Society. Edmond has long enjoyed the reputation of welcoming newcomers, especially in light of recent growth in the community. Community groups, including the Chamber of Commerce and the city’s Visit Edmond sites offer even more resources. If you are ready to explore Edmond’s newest independent living option for the active adult 55+ renter, be sure to check out Highland 55 at Spring Creek. It’s a 72 cottage community offering a neighborhood feel, and a central location in the prestigious Spring Creek area of Edmond. Schedule a tour and learn more on the website or by calling 405-216-5559. Welcome to your Lifestyle Reimagined!