If you love living near a city dubbed “The Big Friendly,” but need a more laid back environment to call home, these Oklahoma City suburbs are the best of the best. We looked at a wide array of data to figure out the best places to live near this Oklahoma metro, and found 10 suburbs with awesome amenities, beautiful homes, and safe communities. Plus, you’re just a quick drive away from awesome art and heritage museums, or that Thunder game. Let’s take a look at the winners.

1. Okarche

Okarche, OK
Source: Flickr user katsrcool

Key Stats:

  • Total crimes per 100k: 644
  • Total amenities: 94
The small town of Okarche kicks off our list of the best Oklahoma City suburbs to live in with one of the lowest crime rates of any place we ranked. Home buyers  will find a range of options, from modest ranch style homes to spacious farmhouses. This tiny town of just over 1,000 residents has a big reputation. Okarche is home to the legendary Eischen’s Bar, known for their secret fried chicken recipe. Grab a bite to eat, then enjoy a stroll through Okarche Town Park.

2. Nichols Hills

Nichols Hills, OK
Source: City of Nichols Hills via Facebook

Key Stats:

  • Average commute time: 14 minutes
  • Unemployment rate: 1.2 percent
  • Median household income: $148,000
The peaceful, affluent suburb of Nichols Hills comes in second on our list. Home buyers will find plenty of stately Colonial, Tudor, and craftsman style homes on large private lots. Golf enthusiasts will love hitting the links at the sprawling Oklahoma City Golf & Country Club, while nature lovers enjoy a stroll through Grand Boulevard Park. Get to know new neighbors at annual community events like the Nichols Hills Garden Tour.

3. Edmond

Edmond, OK
Source: City of Edmond, Government via Facebook

Key Stats:

  • High school graduation rate: 94 percent
  • Median home value: $194,600
Edmond earns the third spot on our list with a wide range of options for home buyers, from modest ranch style homes to sprawling Tudor and craftsman style homes. Golf enthusiasts can hit the links at the KickingBird Golf Club, while nature lovers enjoy boating and fishing at scenic Arcadia Lake. Residents can also pick up fresh local produce from the Edmond Farmer’s Market.

4. Yukon

Yukon, OK
Source: The City of Yukon Oklahoma via Facebook

Key Stats:

  • Total amenities: 1,946
  • Median household income: $64,384
Yukon has plenty of amenities to keep residents entertained, and as many awesome housing options. Bungalow, Tudor, and craftsman style homes are common. Nature lovers have plenty of ground to explore. Enjoy a hike through Stinchcomb Wildlife Refuge, or enjoy boating, fishing, and swimming at scenic Lake Overholser. Check out new books at the Mabel C. Fry Public Library.

5. Newcastle

Newcastle, OK
Source: City of Newcastle, Oklahoma via Facebook

Key Stats:

  • High school graduation rate: 91 percent
  • Median household income: $71,846
Home buyers searching in the Oklahoma City suburb of Newcastle have a range of options, from sprawling farmhouse style homes to stately and spacious Tudor style homes on large lots. Avid readers can check out a new book or attend an event at the Newcastle Public Library. Residents are just a 20 to 30 minute drive from all the action in downtown Oklahoma City.

6. Piedmont

Piedmont, OK
Source: Flickr user katsrcool

Key Stats:

  • Median household income: $72,567
  • High school graduation rate: 92 percent
Home buyers in the rural OKC suburb of Piedmont have plenty of room to spread out in spacious Tudor, farmhouse, and craftsman style homes on large private lots. Avid readers can check out a new book or attend an event at the Piedmont Library, which hosts Story Time, Kid’s Night, and other programs for young readers.

7. Blanchard

Blanchard, OK
Source: Blanchard Farmers’ Market via Facebook

Key Stats:

  • High school graduation rate: 92 percent
  • Median home value: $188,300
Stately Tudor style homes, charming craftsman style homes, and sprawling farmhouse style homes are all common in the peaceful Oklahoma City suburb of Blanchard. Golf enthusiasts can hit the links at Winter Creek or Four Lakes Golf Course, while nature lovers enjoy a peaceful stroll and picnic in well-maintained Lions Park. Residents can also grab local produce at the Blanchard Farmers’ Market.

8. Norman

Norman, OK
Source: Flickr user kenzs

Key Stats:

  • Total amenities: 5,218
  • High school graduation rate: 90 percent
The sizeable city of Norman, home to The University of Oklahoma, earns the eighth spot on our list with spacious craftsman, bungalow, cottage, and ranch style homes for potential home buyers. Nature lovers will enjoy fishing, swimming, boating, picnics, hiking challenging trails, and camping trips at the sprawling and scenic Lake Thunderbird State Park.

9. Mustang

Mustang, OK
Source: City of Mustang via Facebook

Key Stats:

  • Unemployment rate: 4.3 percent
  • High school graduation rate: 90 percent
Mustang comes in ninth on our list of the best OKC suburbs with one of the lowest unemployment rates of any place we ranked. Sprawling Tudor, craftsman, and farmhouse style homes are common. Avid readers can check out a new book or attend an event at the Mustang Public Library while golf enthusiasts hit the links at Pebble Creek Golf Club. Enjoy swimming in the pool, rock climbing, picnics, sports fields, and more at scenic Wild Horse Park.

10. Minco

Minco, OK
Source: Minco Chamber of Commerce via Facebook

Key Stats:

  • Total crimes per 100k: 1,273
  • Unemployment rate: 2.9 percent
The historic small town of Minco rounds out our list of the best Oklahoma City suburbs to live in with plenty of wide-open spaces and sprawling ranch style homes. Get to know new neighbors and enjoy local foods at the annual Minco Honey Festival, where artists, vendors, and community members come together to celebrate the town.

Our Methodology

To figure out which Oklahoma City suburbs would make the cut, we took a look at the following criteria:
  • Amenities per capita
  • Standard of living (cost of living, median home value, median rent, median household income, and high school graduation rate)
  • Total crimes per 100k
  • Unemployment rate
  • Average commute time
We ranked each suburb in the above categories and averaged the scores. The suburbs with the lowest overall scores made our list of the best Oklahoma City suburbs to live in. To see how the rest of the suburbs we ranked measured up, check out the table below: Best Oklahoma City Suburbs To Live In Like This Post? You’ll Definitely Love These: