Mobile Homes in Norman
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What do I need to know about buying a mobile home in Norman, OK?
If you might be ready to buy a mobile home in Norman, OK, you should learn a bit about the place. It is a wide-open city with plenty of undeveloped land still to build on, and plenty more room to expand. That helps keep the housing prices down as well. Almost all areas of the city are extremely family friendly, as well.
In this article, we’ll talk about where to find Norman, mobile homes for sale, explore some of the trendiest parts of the city, and discuss what makes each of its neighborhoods special. We’ll look at Norman’s geography and demographics, as well as what people in the city do for fun.
History of Norman
History of Norman
The region that would be Oklahoma came into US hands with the Louisiana Purchase in 1803, but the part around Norman was assigned to the Creek Nation by treaty. The lands were taken back from them in 1866, after the Creek were accused of aiding the Confederacy in the Civil war. Norman was first settled by people of European extraction in 1889, when the former ‘Indian Territory’ was opened up to the “pioneers.” It was incorporated in 1891. By 1913, Norman contained some 3700 people. The railroad came to town in that same year, and the population had surged to more than 11,000 by 1940. When the interstate highway system connected Norman to Oklahoma City in 1959, it became a bedroom community to the larger city. By 2000, it had more than 95,000 residents, nearly 111,000 in 2010 and more than 128,000 in 2020.
Things to do in Norman
Things to do in Norman
While scouting out Norman, OK mobile homes for sale, you should take the time to get to know the place better. One of the best ways to do that is to spend some time exploring the Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History, attending a football game at Oklahoma memorial Stadium, spending an evening at Riverwind casino or hiking at Lake Thunderbird State Park. Native Spirits Winery is worth a wander, as is the Sooner theater or the Calypso Cove Marina.
Norman’s Downtown is just 20 miles south of Downtown Oklahoma City, and includes all of Lake Thunderbird. The only thing separating the outskirts of Norman from those of Oklahoma City is the small town of Moore. If you are buying a mobile home in Norman, OK, you might look in the more open areas to the west. The land west of Norman is primarily prairie, whereas east of the city is mostly forest and the lake. Norman is well inside of “Tornado Alley,” and tornadoes are not uncommon in late spring and early summer. Before you buy a mobile home in Norman, OK, though, consider what kind of neighborhood you want to live in. Who would you want your neighbors to be? Would you rather live near downtown, or on the lake? A few of the most vibrant neighborhoods in the city include: Norman Neighborhoods Jenkins Avenue This neighborhood just northeast of the river has a median real estate price of just under $293,000, putting it below average for the US as a whole but in the top 17.5% of the state. It is a great place to find mobile homes in Norman, OK, especially if you are hoping to get a lot for your money. It has a suburban feel with large yards and plenty of room to move. Most of the buildings are small to medium single-family homes and small apartment buildings, mostly built in the last 2 decades. The vacancy rate is a low but not unapproachable 4.6%. Adkins Crossing Park Adkins Crossing Park is another good spot to find higher end properties than you would find at the same price near the coasts. Expect to pay around $300,000 for an average property, or less if you are buying a mobile home in Norman. Most of the residential buildings are multi-family units, but you’ll see the occasional single-family home as well. Few were built before 1970, and some are much more recent. The vacancy rate here is fairly high, just above 10%. That should give you some time to negotiate on price, or at least to take some time to shop around for the best deals. Brookhaven Park If you are looking for Norman mobile homes that are near both downtown and the airport, try in the region around Brookhaven Park. It is a pricy neighborhood for Oklahoma, with median real estate values around $321,000. This puts it in the upper 15% of the state, but barely in the upper ½ nationally. In addition to the manufactured and mobile homes, you’ll see mostly larger single-family units and high-rise apartment buildings. Again, many date from the 70s and 80s, but others are less than 20 years old. However, this is a popular place to live, and vacancy rates are under 4%. Larsh Miller East Another good spot to find high quality mobile homes in Norman is the Larsh Miller east neighborhood. Just northeast of downtown and the University of Oklahoma, this is a relatively affluent area with prices in the range of $344,000. Buildings tend to be small, with a good mix of rentals and owner-occupied properties. Most of the development in this area took place between 1970 and 2000, but a few of the more historic buildings date from as early as the 1940s. Vacancy rates are just above the national average at 8.1%, so you should not have too hard of a time finding something you like.
Norman’s population as of the 2020 census was 128,026. Up from 110,095 in 2010. This rapid growth is just one of the things making mobile homes in Norman, OK popular right now. This kind of manufactured home is both relatively inexpensive and faster to put on-site than traditional buildings.
Just under 95% of Norman residents over the age of 25 have high school diplomas, and just over 44% have a Bachelor’s degree or higher. The median household income was $58,111 in 2020, and the median value of owner-occupied housing units at the same time was $184,300.
Arts in Norman
Arts in Norman
The university funds and supports much of Norman’s art and cultural scene, and anyone seeking to buy a mobile home in Norman will be able to make use of that generosity. Popular cultural institutions include the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art, the Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History, the Moore-Lindsay House (containing Cleveland County's historical museum), as well as the Catlett Music Center and many privately funded galleries and performance sites.
Other cultural events include the Norman medieval fair, which features jousting, combat shows, music and dancing, the Norman Music Festival, which attracts 10s of thousands of tourists every year, the Groovefest Music Festival and The Chocolate Festival, a fundraiser for the city's Firehouse Arts Center.
Schools in Norman
Schools in Norman
Norman, OK has many great schools at all levels, including Wilson Elementary School, Whittier Middle School, Washington Elementary School, Longfellow Middle School, Irving Middle School, Dimensions High School and Cleveland Elementary School. Colleges and universities in and around Norman include the University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City Community College, Oklahoma State University, Randall University, Oklahoma City University, Rose State College and Southwestern Christian University, Mid-America Christian University and the Moore Norman Technology Center.
Maybe. Buying a mobile home in Norman, OK will be a great choice for some people, but not al. It really is a “college town,” so if you don’t like a young, boisterous population and a busy nightlife, you might at least want to avoid living near the city center or the university. However, if that kind of energy works for you, you could have a great time in Norman.
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