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A+ Ardmore Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
A- Ardmore Cost of Living Cost of living is 1% higher than Oklahoma
8713% less expensive than the US average
8614% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Ardmore cost of living
F Ardmore Crime Total crime is 50% higher than Oklahoma
Total crime
5,00594% higher than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 2094% higher than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-12%Year over year crime is down
Ardmore crime
D Ardmore Employment Household income is 5% lower than Oklahoma
Median household income
$45,57618% lower than the US average
Income per capita
$25,21715% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
4%8% lower than the US average
Ardmore employment
D+ Ardmore Housing Home value is 18% lower than Oklahoma
Median home value
$99,90046% lower than the US average
Median rent price
$71325% lower than the US average
Home ownership
60%6% lower than the US average
Ardmore real estate or Ardmore rentals
A- Ardmore Schools HS graduation rate is 3% lower than Oklahoma
High school grad. rates
80%4% lower than the US average
School test scores
70%43% higher than the US average
Student teacher ratio
20:124% higher than the US average
Ardmore K-12 schools or Ardmore colleges

Living in Ardmore, OK

Ardmore, Oklahoma is a medium-sized city with a population of 25,027 residents. At 67%, the majority of the Ardmore population is White; this is followed by 10% Black and 7% American Indian and Alaskan. If you are not a fan of long commutes, you will enjoy living in Ardmore. With average one way commute time of only 17 minutes, getting to and from work is a breeze compared to the national average of 26 minutes.

If you’re considering moving to any new city, it could be a very discouraging task. However, it could also be a fulfilling experience if you are willing to get to know the city before actually living in Ardmore, Oklahoma. The best areas in Ardmore and in surrounding cities are easier to find when you are able to make informed decisions. Using data from amenities, weather, employment, you will see a detailed breakdown of the most important information as well as comparisons to the Oklahoma and national averages.

Using data and statistics Ardmore has received a livability score of 74/100. This score is ranked in the 80th percentile when compared to all other cities. If we check out each of the categories individually, we see that Ardmore ranks well for amenities (A+), cost of living (A-), weather (B-) and education (A-). There is at least one category that did not score well in Ardmore. The following was graded with a discouraging score: crime (F) and employment (D).

Based on the proximity of local amenities like grocery stores, restaurants, coffee shops, parks, librairies, etc., Ardmore has received a higher than average score for its local amenities. If you’re planning on relocating and making this area your permanent home, it’s nice to know that there is an ample amount of amenities and things to do within walking distance or a short drive.

The average school test scores in Ardmore are 70%. This far exceeds the national average and ensures that this educational system will provide your children with the skills and the tools they need to thrive.

Certain items on your wish list like shopping, restaurants, nightlife and proximity to public transportation are all important factors to search for. Having said that, perhaps the most important metric to consider when contemplating a move to Ardmore is real estate affordability. The median home price for Ardmore homes is $99,900, which is 17.6% lower than the Oklahoma average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Ardmore, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 2.2, which is 12% lower than the Oklahoma average. Real estate appreciation rates in Ardmore are important to consider, as they can act as a guide to determine if your new home purchase will be a solid investment going forward. During the last twelve months, the appreciation rate for Ardmore homes comes in at 3.1%, and the 5 year appreciation rates were 4.1%.

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Ardmore: Affordable Living Off The Beaten Path

Living in Ardmore was alright, but I left the city after a couple years because there weren't enough opportunities to keep me around. Ardmore is the kind of city that will attract only people who are looking for an affordable, quiet lifestyle. It's far away from any other big cities and there are few real amenities in town. There are some stores in town to cover the basics, and you won't find many great restaurants either.

Gold Mountain Casino is on the edge of town and it's probably the best area in Ardmore, simply for the fact there is almost no other entertainment around. It's also pretty affordable to buy a home here, but most of them are simple ranches. Overall, Ardmore isn't the kind of city that can offer you a great job or much in the way of higher education. But if you're looking for just a quiet town or somewhere affordable to retire, it might fit the bill.
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