Past Accolades

Edmond & Metro-Area Accolades

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Best City for Remote Workers in Oklahoma – Zippia


No. 1 city in America for “Worktirement” – SmartAsset


2018 Best Places to Live – Money Magazine

Most Artistic Towns in America – Expedia

Best Big Cities for New Grads 2018 – The Degree360

50 Most Popular Mid-Size Cities to Relocate – moveBuddha

2018’s Best Small Cities to Start A Business – WalletHub

Most Educated City in Oklahoma – Insurify

Most Successful City in Oklahoma – Zippia

Best Place to Live in Every U.S. State – msn Insider

2018 Best Places to Retire in Each State – Forbes


2017 Best Cities to Build a Forever Home – GoodCall

30 safest college towns in America – SafeWise

Best Cities for a Worktirement – SmartAsset

10 places in the US where young people are happy, rents are affordable and jobs are plentiful – Business Insider

America’s 50 Best Cities to Live – 24/7 Wall Street

The Best Cities to Raise Kids in the U.S. – National Council for Home Safety and Security


Best Places to Live – Money Magazine

15 Smartest Cities in Oklahoma To Live – Only in Your State

The Top 10 Cities for Working Parents – SmartAsset


Edmond ranked #30 out of 405 as Best City in the U.S. for Women Entrepreneurs to Launch a Business – GoodCall

Oklahoma City Metro Area ranked second among Healthiest Housing Market in 25 Big Cities – WalletHub


Affordable housing draws middle class to inland cities – The New York Times

Edmond ranks among America’s 50 Best Cities to Live – 24/7 Wall St.


Oklahoma City ranked among most cost-attractive business locations – KPMG

Oklahoma City ranked among best cities for high paying jobs – Kiplinger

Oklahoma City ranked among best big cities for jobs – Forbes

Oklahoma City ranked among 10 happiest cities for job-seeking college grads – Forbes

Oklahoma City ranked among 7 most business-friendly cities – CNN Money

Oklahoma City ranked among 75 best college towns and cities – AIER

Oklahoma City named a top 12 American boomtown – Yahoo Finance


Edmond ranked among cities with lowest crime rates – The Edmond Sun

Edmond ranked among best places to live – CNNMoney


Oklahoma City ranked among cities where home prices have held up most – Kiplinger

Oklahoma City named a hot spot to start a small business – The Fiscal Times

Edmond ranks high among other similar sized Oklahoma cities in brainpower ratings – The Business Journals

Edmond named the No. 1 Perfect Suburb – CNBC