Urban Community in a Mountain Setting

County: Carter
Population: 48,557

At the foot of the Arbuckle Mountains midway between Dallas and Oklahoma City, Ardmore is a thriving, urban community with a small-town feel.

Ardmore boasts a diverse economy with the Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation, Ardmore Industrial Airpark, six major distribution operations, the University Center of Southern Oklahoma, the Oklahoma School of Science and Mathematics, and Southern Tech.

There is no such thing as rush hour in Ardmore, so it’s a short drive to get your morning coffee from Starbucks or Main Street Coffee. In the mood for mouthwatering cuisine? Ardmore has more than 40 restaurants to choose from to satisfy any foodie.

Weekends in Ardmore are filled with community, culture, entertainment and family friendly events. The Charles B. Goddard Center offers live music, shows and circulating art, treasured antique shops and weekly Famer’s market. Some other popular places include The Greater Southwest Historical Museum, Skateland, Good Time Lanes Bowling Alley, Ardmore Community Water Park and four beautiful public parks.

Annually, Ardmore hosts a Chocolate Festival in February, a bicycle rally in June, and the Taste of Ardmore festival, Fiesta Oklahoma and Trick-or-Treat on Main Street in the fall. During the holiday season, Ardmore Regional Park is transformed into a winter wonderland with a mile and a half drive-thru Christmas light display.

For nature lovers, Ardmore is 10 minutes from Lake Murray State Park where visitors can enjoy 12,400 acres of trails and scenery with a beautiful 5,700-acre lake. The park is the perfect getaway for golf, tennis, swimming, water sports, horseback riding, hiking and much more.

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