Building a new home is one of life’s greatest achievements. Like a right of passage, it can impart a sense of arrival. But choosing where to build that home, where to settle and build a life, is of utmost importance. Read on to learn why Edmond, Oklahoma, is a wise choice for this significant decision.
According to Money magazine, Edmond is one of the country’s best places to live. The city’s vibrant economy, its affordable cost of living, and its priority for community amenities make it an undeniable standout. From its dynamic shopping and dining options to year-round recreation and exceptional schools, it’s easy to see why Edmond is among the most desirable places to live in the United States.
The economic outlook in Edmond is a promising one. With a population just shy of 100,000, the city projects a job growth rate of nearly 4 percent. Major employment sectors include education, government, and health care. With average housing costs stable at just over two times the average annual income, Edmond remains an impressively affordable place to live for families and retirees alike. Edmond’s reliably strong economy is among its many assets.
Edmond is host to a bustling commercial sector. In the heart of picturesque Downtown, you’ll find locally owned boutiques, gourmet foods, and antique shops in a quaint, friendly setting. The trendy Shoppes on Broadway and distinct Spring Creek Plaza are havens for fine dining and upscale shopping. Restaurateurs throughout the city provide a buffet of choices, ranging from Mediterranean and Mexican to sushi and American fare—certain to satisfy every palate. With its many offerings, Edmond provides a sense of small-town charm with big-city perks.
In Edmond, students from grade school to university receive a world-class education. At the elementary level, Edmond Public Schools, the state’s leader in National Blue Ribbon honors, offers students a solid foundation at seventeen neighborhood elementary schools. These schools feed into the district’s six middle schools, where students transition and further develop their studies with a focus on digital learning. At the secondary level, 93 percent of seniors at the district’s three high schools earn diplomas. These schools provide an enriching environment with rigorous academics, competitive athletics, and character-building clubs. For higher education, top-ranked University of Central Oklahoma challenges students and prepares them for tomorrow’s careers.
Recreational opportunities abound in Edmond, which boasts an average 230 days of sunshine annually. With over a half dozen private and public golf courses, enthusiasts enjoy immaculate greens in all seasons. Arcadia Lake, a city gem, offers swimming, boating, and fishing. Featuring a heated dock, this oasis is a hotspot for catching bluegill, catfish, and bass year-round. Innumerable parks, paths, and playgrounds dot the Edmond landscape. Additionally, communities throughout the city, such as Fallbrook, Waterstone, and Cypress Point Estates, feature spacious clubhouses, crystal-clear pools, and well-equipped fitness centers. Some offer indoor and outdoor tennis courts and golf simulators. Whatever your recreational preferences, there is something for everyone year-round in Edmond.
Building a new home is a rewarding experience, and Edmond is an ideal community to grow your roots or live out your golden years. Bill Roberts Custom Homes is the premier builder of innovative, sophisticated new homes located exclusively in Edmond. Contact us today and start your journey toward the lifestyle you deserve.
Not only is Edmond, Oklahoma a great place to live — it’s a great place to work, too! That’s why nearly 100,000 Americans are happy to call Edmond home. Edmond offers a strong sense of community where people matter. Also, you find satisfying, meaningful work here—there’s a lot more to working in Edmond than just collecting a paycheck.
Today, we’re going to take a look at jobs in Edmond and discuss some of the major employers in the area. If you’re considering moving here, take note; you won’t want to miss out on these exciting opportunities!
Edmond sits just 20 miles away from the largest single-site employer in Oklahoma — the Tinker Air Force Base. With over 24,000 civilian and military personnel, Tinker Air Force Base brings in about $3.5 billion to the state each year, providing abundant opportunities for employment, growth, and advancement
The Tinker Air Force Base offers opportunities for everyone. There are plenty of desk jobs available, but if you’re looking for something a bit more hands-on, you’ll find that here too. If the idea of working on the latest warfighting jets and aircrafts excites you, then you’re coming to the right place.
Edmond is home to the University of Central Oklahoma, a higher education institute that employs over 3,000 individuals. As a collaborative effort, UCO employees prepare the youth of Edmond and surrounding cities to lead productive lives.
Furthermore, UCO offers a College of Business, School of Music, Liberal Arts, and courses in Fine Art and Design, so there’s something for everyone. Education matters in Edmond—today’s students become tomorrow’s heroes.
Nobody can say for sure, but at UCO, you might be taking part in educating the next Bill Gates! Are you ready to make a positive impact on your community? Well, it’s time to come and join us in Edmond!
People choose employment opportunities in healthcare for many reasons. The healthcare industry offers satisfying and stable jobs. Edmond, Oklahoma is home to Integris, one of the largest and most successful healthcare systems in the country. The company offers the opportunity for employees to take on an active role in caring for others in their community.
Integris employs over 6,000 healthcare professionals at multiple hospitals in the area. Also, Integris ranks among the top 25 best healthcare systems in the country according to US News and World Report. Ultimately, if you enjoy stable and meaningful work, Edmond is the place to be.
We are merely scratching the surface with the employers listed here. Edmond displays favorable employment outlooks in multiple sectors including; healthcare, aerospace, education, and government jobs. If you’re looking to live and work in a wonderful community, look no further than Edmond!
As we’ve noted before, wine rooms are a growing trend in modern custom homes. But how do you stock them? Here are some guidelines for creating a well-rounded wine collection, whether it’s for a wine room, wine cellar, or wine rack. Hopefully, these tips will result in a delicious base of reds and whites, including ideas on where to splurge and how to add some sparkle!
Wine Room Details
As you begin to furnish your wine room, you will likely discover how fun it is to accessorize! There’s a whole world out there, full of glasses, charms, and preservation/serving equipment. Not to mention the cheeses, fruits, chocolates, crackers, and gourmet meals for pairing options. Enjoy the process of setting up your wine room—and salut!
Bill Roberts Custom Homes offer the fun option of a customized wine room. Other available options include multiple trending features in customized closets. Our homes are designed for life —your life—and we are happy to offer a wide variety of interior designs and amenities.
Have you checked out Chisholm Creek yet? This new and exciting area has it all—shopping, dining, various local services, and entertainment. Oklahoma City’s very first “mixed-use” development, Chisholm Creek is a pedestrian-friendly space designed to combine various aspects of life into a convenient and beautiful setting. As such, it is a great place to run errands, get the kids’ wiggles out, meet up with a friend, do some shopping, practice your golf swing, and much more!
Chisholm Creek is surrounded by miles of walking trails that converge upon a gorgeous waterfront. Adjacent to a spacious city park, it is the perfect place to go for a walk, or to take the kids for an afternoon. While you’re there, pamper yourself a bit at the Blo Bar, the nail salons, spas, and deluxe barber shop. Spend the afternoon exploring local and national boutiques, then drop in for happy hour. Dining options are plentiful, too! The area is perfect for meeting up with friends (or dates!), taking the family out for a special meal, or hosting a business meeting.
Chisholm Creek is nestled between corporate campuses and the best healthcare facilities in the city, reminders of Oklahoma City’s economic growth and continual development. Home to a variety of office spaces and business suites, the center offers insurance, banking, financial advising, and much more. When the work is done and you’re ready to play, head over to Top Golf and work on your swing. Or reach for the skies at IFly indoor skydiving!
Oklahoma City is one of America’s fastest growing cities and Chisholm Creek is set to accommodate this exciting growth and development. As such, the area is an asset for Bill Roberts Community Homes residents, and is close to many of these communities. Stop by and see for yourself. Oh, and grab a coffee while you’re there. Or an ice cream! Or…well, you get the idea!
Edmond is an exciting place to live, just a quick drive from places like Chisholm Creek. With exciting events happening in your own backyard, there is always an opportunity to try something new, meet your neighbors, and have some fun.
Edmond is a fantastic place to live. During this season of romance, we thought it was fitting to pay tribute to our beautiful city. A sonnet would be lovely, but we couldn’t quite make everything rhyme. So instead, we compiled a list.
These are the top five (non-rhyming) reasons we love living in Edmond:
Excellent Schools – Edmond boasts an outstanding public school system. With 17 elementary schools, six middle schools, and three high schools, just over 22,000 students are being served by some of the top teachers and administrators in the state. As if that’s not enough, Edmond also has a wide selection of private schools. Our kids are a priority, and the quality education system is the number one reason we love living in Edmond.
Variety of Restaurants – You don’t have to drive far to get just about any type of food that catches your fancy. It goes without saying that we have a number of steak houses and burger joints, and those are always popular (and always appreciated!). But when you’re in the mood for something different, Edmond has places where you can get Thai, Indian, Chinese, Italian, Mexican, Mediterranean . . . just about any kind of food you can imagine. For homestyle favorites or more exotic fare, Edmond’s got it all.
Chisholm Creek – The shopping, dining, and entertainment offered at Chisholm Creek, combined with the pedestrian-friendly setting and water features make Chisholm Creek one of our favorite places to visit in Edmond. (Technically, it’s in Oklahoma City, but we’re going to claim this one because it’s so very close.) It’s the perfect place to stroll with an ice cream in hand on a warm summer evening. And the perfect place to chat with a friend over a warm cup of coffee in the winter.
Edmond Parks & Recreation – From Arcadia Lake to the Festival Market Place to the many trails that wind through the city, we love the services provided by Parks & Recreation. Free summer concerts under the stars and an enjoyable round of golf at KickingBird Golf Club. Exciting summer camps for kids and over 30 city parks. What more can we ask for?
Quality of Life – It’s a little hard to quantify, but there’s something about the combination of all these factors that makes for a good life. And not just the things we’ve mentioned here, but also the fact that people are friendly, community life is strong, and everyone is involved and engaged with different organizations, whether it’s a church or another type of non-profit. People care. That’s why, overall, we think that Edmond offers a high quality of life that’s hard to beat.
Bill Roberts Custom Homes has been building gorgeous homes for the lucky citizens of Edmond for over 35 years. From sprawling estates to chic and low-maintenance luxury homes, we make the spaces that fit your lifestyle. Check out our quick move-in options and start living in one of Edmond’s finest communities!
‘Tis the season to give, and we can do that in a variety of ways, including giving back. Many non-profit and charity organizations in Edmond work hard (all year!) to provide support and critical care to the community. Want to get involved? Here are some local programs that would benefit from your participation. Thank you for giving back!
Boost an Edmond child’s self esteem by providing a special outfit this season, or any season (for children ages 3-9). U R Special is proud to provide quality, one-of-a-kind coordinated outfits to children in order to help foster confidence and promote a healthy lifestyle.
Each year that we get to celebrate the holidays surrounded by loved ones is a blessing. Consider donating to No Boundaries International in order to help those in communities that have been impacted by natural disasters. This non-profit organization reaches out both locally and internationally.
The following shelters could use warm clothing, grocery items, and personal hygiene items for children, adolescents, adults, and animals: Hope Center Emergency Assistance, Edmond Women’s Shelters, and Edmond Animal Services.
The HOPE Center of Edmond is proud to offer a variety of services to those in need. Consider joining their team of volunteers, or donating clothing, food items, or financial support for critical housing and health needs.
The Edmond Senior Center is a thriving recreational facility for many in the community, including senior adults. Consider volunteering your time as a family—involve the kids, too—to join in on games, educational classes and programs, special events, and much more.
As you can see, these volunteer and donation opportunities aren’t seasonal – they operate all year, in all seasons. Keep these in mind if you or your family are looking for ways to give back to the community. Happy Holidays, Edmond!
Bill Roberts residents enjoy the very best in community living. Our neighborhoods are designed to foster a sense of calm and restoration, balanced by a wide variety of recreational and fitness amenities.
Edmond families have easy access to several dining options. Luckily, their little ones are welcome, too. Here are our top five picks for kid-friendly restaurants in the area. There’s something for everyone to enjoy!
These are just a few of Edmond’s kid-friendly restaurants for your family to enjoy. Bon appetit!
Bill Roberts custom homes are designed for family growth over a lifetime. Residents know that our communities provide a wonderful range in location and home design preferences. Contact us today to learn more!
We all love our furry little creatures. They love to follow us around begging for our food, treats, and pets whenever they can get them. We are eager to let them come into our space and make themselves at home. What if they had their own space though just like everyone else in the house? This might sound a little crazy but just think about having a home that has built in dog bed, dog bath, and food storage. Bill Roberts has done just that. Check out the homes that have them in it!
Built in Dog Bed
We often put them into our rooms and let them sleep with us or at least near us. Whether they have a dog bed in our room or in the family room it’s somewhere. They love to pick their place and call it theirs. What if they had a place to call theirs that was built to be theirs. Bill Roberts builds homes in a way that embraces our dogs as part of the family. We build dog beds into the home. In the utility room we have built it spacious with your dog in mind. Often that is the room we leave the door open, so your dog will have a place to snooze when it’s nap time.
This isn’t food storage for humans, this is just for the dogs. It can be frustrating to figure out where the food should go. It just seems that no matter where you put it just doesn’t seem like there is a perfect fit for it in the laundry room or in the kitchen. That is why we have made sure to build dog food storage into the utility room so that it’s all conveniently in one place and an easy to clean area.
This is one of the best features that we have built in for your little companion. There is nothing more frustrating than trying to figure out where you’re going to wash your pup in the winter time. If you wash him in the tub you’ve got a high possibility of clogs in the drain that are a pain to get out. However, when you have a built-in dog bath you don’t have to worry about such problems. You have the perfect place and tub that is meant for you to wash your dog year-round when you buy a Bill Roberts home.
Bill Roberts Custom Homes is dedicated to building homes made of quality craftsmanship. We take the dream you home you have in your head and make it come alive. We also care about all members of the family. Call today if you want to tour one of the homes we have available or want to meet with our consultant team. Take a look at the homes we have available today!
The following content is from the American Veterinarian Medical Association and can be found in the attached article: https://www.avma.org/public/PetCare/Pages/holidays.aspx
Ah, it’s already that time of year again! Celebrating the holidays with family & friends is fun, but nothing can spoil good cheer like an unexpected emergency trip to your vet. Bill Roberts Custom Homes would like to share some tips to help keep your holiday season safe for your pets. No one can plan for an emergency because they are unpredictable and unwanted. We do however have the wonderful ability to plan ahead and see when things can pose a potential danger. These tips help you to be prepared for an emergency that may happen. The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) has helped to give us some great advice for us and our little fuzzy friends.
Have a Plan
The first step to help an unwanted emergency that the AVMA brought out is before one ever starts have a list of numbers. This way you’ll always know exactly where to take your beloved pet whatever hour it may be. Here is the list of numbers they mentioned to have:
We all know some very common foods that are poisonous, but we want to make sure that we cover all of them that are most tempting to feed your pet. In our minds it may not seem like it would be bad for your pets at all but their reaction to is says otherwise. The AVMA list several foods to be on guard of when it comes to your pet sniffing them out.
Who doesn’t like to decorate their new Bill Roberts home with festive greenery, lights, and a beautiful Christmas tree covered in ornaments and lights. Decorations can pose risky temptations for our pets. Here are some of the tips that the AVMA brought out.
We love pets so make sure to take precautions this holiday season when decorating your home! For more information on the dangers of hosting holiday parties and holiday travel to your pet, please visit the AVMA website. Bill Roberts Custom Homes can install pet doors and other special amenities for your furry friends, in any new home. Come visit our model homes in Camden Park to learn about our other communities to custom build or select a move in ready home. Have a Wonderful Holiday Season!
Do you have the autumn fever yet? Where you want pumpkin spiced lattes and caramel apple desserts? The only cure for this is to feed your cravings of fall. Fall is the best time of year to spend the weekend baking with the kids and having family dinners. This can become a great family tradition with the kids. Bill Roberts Homes has just the place for you to start these family traditions, your own Bill Roberts custom kitchen. Each home has the ability to have your custom dream kitchen. We have a design team here to help you make your dream kitchen come true and build it in our 3D design software. What will you bake in your new dream kitchen this autumn? Bill Roberts Custom Homes has some of the best recipes for you to be able to use this fall to fulfill those autumn cravings!
1. Apple Pie Pops – http://www.bhg.com/recipe/pies/apple-pie-pops/
If you’re looking for something delicious that you and the kids will love, then this is it! With only a combined prep and cook time of 55 minutes, these little treats are a breeze to make. Pies are great but often they can be a mess with the little ones. These apple pie pops are perfect for great taste and easy clean up! For the best tasting apple pie pops, go to pick apples with the kids and then come home to make them. It doesn’t get much better than picking apples right off the tree to make your delicious masterpiece.
Pumpkins taste amazing! We all love our pumpkin spiced lattes at Starbucks. Every season we can’t wait for them to bring that scrumptious drink back. However, pumpkins are great in other things as well. French toast on a late Saturday morning is always the best, especially if it’s cold outside. This season, spice it up a little and make a fall favorite. Pumpkin French toast is the perfect touch to go along with a wonderful cinnamon breakfast. There are so many pumpkin recipes to make and pick from. Pumpkin patches are always going on this time of year. By going out with the family to pick the perfect pumpkin, you’ll be able to use the inside of it as puree for many recipes and then use the shell of it as a fall decoration for your home.
Many of us don’t think about raspberries as a fall fruit but fall raspberries are a thing. Add this to your list of picking fruits. Raspberries are the perfect combination of sweet and sour. If you’re not a baker then have no fear, this next recipe is one that is a no bake raspberry tart that everyone will love. This is the kind of dessert that is perfect to bring over to a gathering as most of the time it’s chilling in your fridge. Fresh raspberries will give it peak flavor that you’ll quickly get addicted to.
Apples, pumpkins, and raspberries are just the start of the goodness that fall brings. The crisp air and beautiful colors are breath taking. And what better way to take it all in than with a nice fall treat in your hand. Bill Roberts knows how important family time is. We enjoy giving families ideas to have a good time. We know that a home is everything when it comes to building a family. Come see our homes that we know you’ll love.
Quick List of OKC Area Community Easter Egg Hunts
Edmond’s – Free Hound Hunt
Time and Location: Saturday, April 11 at 2 p.m at Edmond Dog Park located at E. 33rd & Rankin
Details: Dog owners can bring their dogs to the dog park to hunt for treats. Call (405) 359-4630 for more information.
Choctaw’s 16th Annual Easter Egg Hunt
Time and Location: Beginning at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 4 at Choctaw Creek Park
Details: Nearly 10,000 candy-filled eggs will be hidden in this event sponsored by the Choctaw Public Recreation Board. The hunt is divided into 5 age groups, and prizes are given for best Easter bonnet. Call (405) 390-8276 for more information.
Rockwell/NW Expressway Chick-fil-A Easter Egg Hunt
Time and Location: Saturday, April 4 from 3 p.m to 5 p.m.
Details: 2015 marks the 4th annual event for this franchise location in northwest Oklahoma City. Call (405) 728-9494 for more information.
Moore’s 33rd Annual Easter Egg Hunt
Time and Location: Saturday, March 28 from 10-11 a.m. at Buck Thomas Park Football Fields on 12th Street
Details: The Easter Bunny will be on hand at this annual favorite in Moore sponsored by Moore Firefighters and the American Legion. There also will be special prize eggs. Call (405) 793-5090 for more information.
Mustang Easter Eggstravaganza and Egg Hunt
Time and Location: Saturday, March 28 from 9 a.m. to 11:30 at Town Center in Wild Horse Park
Details: Take photos with the Easter Bunny and enjoy the pancake breakfast, large inflatables, games and other activities. The hunt itself features over 15,000 eggs and plenty of prizes. Call (405) 376-3411 for more information.
Norman’s “Best” Easter Egg Hunt
Time and Location: Beginning at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, March 27 at Andrews Park in Norman
Details: In addition to the big Easter Egg Hunt at night, there are typically moon bounces, t-shirts, Easter Bunny photos and much more for kids 8 and under. Call (405) 366-5472 for more information.
Yukon’s “Easter on the Prairie”
Time and Location: 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 4 at the Kirkpatrick Family Farm
Details: Head out to the Kirkpatrick Family Farm in Yukon for two large Easter Egg Hunts. Admission is free. Call (405) 354-3567 for more information.