"Norman is no longer a best kept secret: the word is out! Norman’s strong sense of community, its high quality of life and affordability, and its appreciation for diversity, the arts and culture have earned us this ranking. This honor recognizes not only the quality leadership and vision of the University of Oklahoma, our city, our public schools, the health care system, the business and non profit sectors, but most importantly our citizens. Such recognitions do not happen by chance, but instead by working together to build community. The balance we strike as a growing city and the values we place on being a welcoming and engaged community will continue to serve us well in the future" said Mayor Cindy Rosenthal

Access the City of Norman's 2021 Annual Report here.