Residents of Central Oklahoma enjoy state-of-the-art healthcare services and facilities anchored by award-winning, nationally recognized hospitals and efficient, well-managed health systems. Newcomers can look forward to every advantage, from the latest diagnostics and procedures to expansive community outreach programs and wellness education. The area is blanketed with first-rate hospitals, health plazas, specialty hospitals and care centers, and skilled professionals in every specialty and most sub-specialties.  With one of the nation’s leading heart transplant teams, one of the country’s most complete medical research centers, and one of the medical profession’s most respected eye institutes, area residents’ access to health care is among the best in the nation. Residents of the Metropolitan Oklahoma City region have access to quality health care at more than 35 hospitals and medical centers, with most providing specialty services in areas such as: oncology and hematology; orthopedics; burn treatment; hearing and vision care; neonatal care; infertility; spinal disorder care; sports medicine; and after-hours urgent care. The area’s healthcare options are some of the best in the nation.

Central Oklahoma is home to first-rate educational institutions on every academic level, anchored by quality public school districts and abundant choices for a private education. There are also several excellent suburban school districts adjacent to Oklahoma City, including Putnam City Schools, which was named by Money magazine as one of the nation’s “100 Top Schools in Towns You Can Afford.” In addition to Oklahoma City and Putnam City Schools, other school districts located in the region include: Choctaw, Nicoma Park, Edmond, Jones, Luther, McLoud, Mid-Del, and Moore. Oklahoma students continually score above the national average on standardized tests.  Oklahoma also has a nationally acclaimed career and technology system, including more than nine technology centers with 18 campuses in the metropolitan Oklahoma City area. Higher education is key in Oklahoma, with more than 21 public and private colleges and universities, including two comprehensive universities, Oklahoma State University and the University of Oklahoma.

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