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Build a New Home in OKC

There are so many reasons to fall in love with Oklahoma City. Capital of the Sooner State, OKC provides its residents with the perfect balance between urban excitement and small-town charm. From an affordable cost of living and a unique cultural scene to family-friendly fun wherever you turn, OKC truly has it all for a family of any size.

At Beacon Homes, we believe that a modern, energy-efficient home isn’t enough when it comes to your future — you deserve a hometown that checks off all the boxes on your list too. That’s why we’re proud to build our distinct homes around OKC, a vibrant, ever-growing city that “specializes” in fulfilling experiences.

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA downtown skyline at twilight.

What It’s Like Living in OKC

When you decide to build a brandnew home in OKCyou become a part of a community and neighborhood that understand what “home” means. From the locally owned coffee shop you’ll look forward to visiting every morning to the charming streets that will take you to familiar and new places, one of the OKC neighborhoods where we build is where the best chapters of your life will unfold. 

If you currently live in or near a larger city, you may be at a point in your life where the constant hustle and bustle doesn’t excite you anymore. But that doesn’t mean you want to give it all up. On the other hand, if you live in a rural area, you might be looking for a closer proximity to downtown excursions, without sacrificing peace and quiet. In a neighborhood around OKC, you truly have the best of both worlds. You’ll enjoy the serenity of a scenic, secure Beacon Homes neighborhood, while being close to the exciting things you love downtown, without all of the congestion, high prices, and cramped space of larger cities.

In a new Beacon home, you’ll enjoy the comfort of an open-concept living area that’s designed to bring family and friends together, along with a wide open outdoor area to enjoy the seasons — then when you want to explore downtown, you have the family-friendly fun of OKC just a short drive away. 

Things to Do in OKC

From shopping, dining, and unique museums to lakes, nature centers, and the area’s best parks, there’s never a shortage of things to enjoy and new adventures to explore in this one-of-a-kind city that’s so easy to call your hometown.

Shopping: There’s never a wrong time for “retail therapy” in OKC. Whether you enjoy browsing unique antiques at a boutique shop, or exploring a mall and collection of outlet stores, this city has everything you need for a fun shopping excursion with your family or friends. From local, charming stores with gifts, jewelry, and apparel like Antique Avenue, 50 Penn Place Art Gallery, Tin Lizzies, and Black Scintilla, to larger shopping areas like Penn Square Mall, OKC Outlets, Casady Square Shopping Center, and the Plaza District, you’re sure to find exactly what you’re looking for (and even a few fun surprises along the way).

Evening view of the Bricktown Canal in Oklahoma City. Bricktown is an entertainment district just east of downtown Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Outdoor Recreation: There’s truly nothing like the great outdoors in OKC. When you’re looking to “disconnect” from technology and explore beyond the city, you have easy access to scenic, wonder-filled outdoor excursions nearby. If you love a little adventure, check out the Boathouse District along the Oklahoma River, home to RIVERSPORT, where you can go biking, kayaking, rowing, paddle boarding, and so much more. (RIVERSPORT is now offering indoor skiing and snowboarding!) For a more relaxing outing, go for a leisurely walk or have a picnic along Lake Hefner, play a round of golf at one of the many public courses, go for a hike along the city’s 10 interconnected trails, or explore the Stinchcomb Wildlife Refuge, which provides 1,000 acres of hiking, fishing, and bird watching opportunities. 

Dining: With a wide variety of dining establishments, from gourmet restaurants and cocktail bars to pizza parlors and hip breweries, it’s safe to say that OKC is a certified “foodie” city. No matter what kind of experience you’re looking for, whether a fun-filled day out with your kids or a romantic date night in the evening, you’re sure to find a delicious eatery to fulfill all of your cravings. Take a journey on the “culinary edge” at Grey Sweater, enjoy cajun-inspired dishes at Bourbon St. Cafe, stop for brunch at Stella, indulge in street food with a twist at Big Truck Tacos, treat yourself to oysters and cocktails at Pearl’s Oyster Bar, and the list goes on.

Arts and Culture: Concert venues, Broadway shows, art galleries, museums, orchestras, ballet, murals… the streets of OKC are alive with a thriving arts scene. From the colorful murals at Plaza Walls and historic Film Row, to Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center, a hub of exhibitions, performances, and public programming, you and your family will enjoy the endless array of vibrant culture that awaits. Grab a few friends and check out the stunning art at Paseo Arts District, take your kids to see a Broadway show at Civic Center Music Hall, or simply roam the streets and marvel at the remarkable street art around every corner. 

New Homes in OKC

We believe that your home is so much more than a collection of rooms — it’s your place in the world. It’s where you and your family are always safe and secure, no matter what’s going on outside. That’s why we build each and every new home with comfortable, flexible rooms, an open-concept living area, outdoor space, and of course, all-new appliances and systems, and high-end features and finishes throughout.

Most importantly, we build your home as if we were building it for our own families, which is why you’ll find today’s first-rate smart and healthy features that make life easier and more enjoyable every day. Our built smart, built healthy, and built to last homes are distinctly designed to bring peace of mind and convenience to your daily life, so you can spend your time enjoying the things you love with your family and friends — get-togethers, movie nights, backyard hangouts, weekend brunches, and all the little traditions that you’ve come to grow with and love.


Schools and Community Amenities 

All of our communities are built in areas with renowned school districts, including Edmond School District, Deer Creek School District, and Mustang School District. Apart from the best schools for your kids, several of our communities feature first-rate, family-friendly amenities for all to enjoy. 

Woodland Park30 minutes from OKC, features a clubhouse, two swimming pools, a fitness center, a full-sized basketball court, and playgrounds. The Grove includes a custom pool, a spectacular splash park, a private fitness center, a large clubhouse, walking trails, greenbelts, and playgrounds. And Monarch Ridge in southwest Edmond features a gorgeous pond and walking trails for all of your relaxation needs.


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