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Deer Creek Elementary: Oklahoma City Neighborhood Guide

We’ve been selling real estate in Edmond, Oklahoma since 1982. Over the past ten years, homes within the Deer Creek Elementary School boundaries have been some of the most sought after.

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As always, smart parents are eager to get the best education possible for their children, and Deer Creek Elementary has an outstanding reputation, matched only by its academic record (an “A” rating and 3.38 GPA).

NW OKC Elementary Schools City School Report Card 2012
Deer Creek Elementary Deer Creek A
Angie Debo Elementary Edmond A-
Piedmont Elementary Piedmont B

 

But if you’re interested in moving to Deer Creek then you probably already knew it has been recognized as the top elementary school in Oklahoma.  What you’re probably wondering is – ‘What’s it like to live there?’

Deer Creek Elementary School is one of the best in the state.
Deer Creek Elementary School is one of the best in the state.

 

Map of Deer Creek Elementary School Boundaries:

 

It’s always a pleasure for me to introduce the Deer Creek neighborhood to Edmond house hunters.  A surprising number of them have never heard of it, those that have heard of it, have usually never been there.

To those folks, I recommend they start with a drive through.  Here’s a video of one that I took, so you don’t have to (the route taken is marked in blue on the map above: west on 164th, south on MacArthur).

 

Deer Creek Highlights:

Deer Creek Cross Fit and Yoga Verve

The most convenient choice for core strength and conditioning, this new gym has both your ying and yang covered.  They’re friendly and offer free introductory sessions.

New retail options include CrossFit Deer Creek and Yoga Vevre.
New fitness options include Deer Creek CrossFit and Yoga Vevre.

 

Deer Creek Elementary School

If you have kids at Deer Creek Elementary, then the school will inevitably become a staple of your social life; with sporting, social, academic and community events a-plenty.

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Deer Creek Elementary School – always something going on

 

Lone Oak Park Neighborhood, Deer Creek

This is the closest neighborhood to Deer Creek Elementary, nestled around and behind it, and it’s fairly typical of the new build suburban style.  It’s on 164th Street and Lone Oak Drive.  Houses start in the low $200,000 for around 2,000 sq ft and range up to $350,000.

Entrance sign to Lone Oak Park neighborhood in Deer Creek, OK
Entrance sign to Lone Oak Park neighborhood in Deer Creek, OK

This Lone Oak Park home with a three car garage at the entrance to the Lone Oak Park neighborhood is right in the low end of that price range.

A home in Lone Oak Park, Deer Creek
A home in Lone Oak Park, Deer Creek

Occasionally a prospective buyer will ask about older homes in the Deer Creek Elementary School catchment area.  Unfortunately they are few and far between.  Most of the land has been bought by developers to be worked into neighborhoods at this stage.  Much of the surrounding area looks either rural, or like this.

Plots of land ready for build use at Deer Creek Park
Plots of land ready for build use at Deer Creek Park

Occasionally the older homes do come up for sale.  You’re usually looking at rural properties on sizable pieces of land however, like this one on the corner of 150th and MacArthur.

An older home no in an addition in Deer Creek.
An older home no in an addition in Deer Creek.

Buying outside of the Deer Creek Elementary School District

Much of the development that is going on in the Deer Creek area is happening in the other elementary school districts in the Deer Creek catchment area.  Especially Spring Creek and Grove Valley (the closest to Oklahoma City and Edmond respectively).

The schools serving these communities are also very good.  An example of just such a new neighborhood is Deer Creek Park by Westpointe Homes.  It’s on the west side of MacArthur, just south of 164th, and so in the Spring Creek Elementary School district.

Entrance sign to Deer Creek Park neighborhood. Very pretty dual entrance, with fountains.
Entrance sign to Deer Creek Park neighborhood. Very pretty dual entrance, with fountains.
Deer Creek schools are highly sought after.
Deer Creek schools are highly sought after.
Westpointe Show Home in the Deer Creek Park neighborhood, Oklahoma
Westpointe Show Home in the Deer Creek Park neighborhood, Oklahoma

Home Creations maintain a similar and nearby neighborhood of new builds called Sonador and Montague at 164th Street and Montague.  Again this is in the Spring Creek Elementary, Deer Creek Middle and Deer Creek High School districts.

Churches in Deer Creek

The closest church to the Deer Creek Elementary School district is the Church of the Servant United Methodist Church, just over the road from Gaillardia.  It’s a large church with a well established congregation and features a good mix of contemporary and traditional worship.

United Methodist Church, Church of the Servant is just over the road from Gaillardia.
United Methodist Church, Church of the Servant is just over the road from Gaillardia.

Also nearby, but not in Deer Creek, is Crossings Community Church.

Oklahoma City’s most prestigious neighborhood

Part of what makes Deer Creek such a desirable place to live is the presence of the fabulous Gaillardia homes, grounds, country club and golf course.  This remarkable gated community is home to many of the wealthiest men and women in the Oklahoma City metro.

The most luxurious neighborhood in Edmond or Oklahoma City is Gaillardia in Deer Creek.
The most luxurious neighborhood in Edmond or Oklahoma City is Gaillardia in Deer Creek.

One of the Nation’s Premier Cancer Treatment Centers

Another feature of the Deer Creek neighborhood is its close proximity to the John Kilpatrick Turnpike and what is known as the ‘Memorial Corridor’.  This is one of the fastest growing  retail corridor in OKC, and provides plenty of options for dining, but also some world-class employers.

The INTEGRIS Cancer Institute and Procure Proton Therapy Center near Deer Creek, OK
The INTEGRIS Cancer Institute and Procure Proton Therapy Center near Deer Creek, OK

Martin Nature Reserve and Center

Martin Park Nature Center is one of Oklahoma City’s hidden gems, and it’s less than a minute from Deer Creek.  A tranquil little park with miles of winding, shaded trails that cross back and forth over creeks and ponds.

There’s a play area, a nature center with live animals, a beehive, puppets and crafts, as well as telescopes and nature observation points throughout the park.

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Entry sign to Martin Park Nature Reserve and Nature Center.
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The creek at Martin Nature Reserve. Perfect for cooking off mid-hike
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Nature themed play equipment at Martin Park Nature Reserve in Oklahoma City

Deer Creek’s local restaurants and coffee

I don’t know about you, but all this driving has given me a powerful thirst.  You’ll be pleased to know that just over the turnpike Deer Creek has its very own Starbucks Coffee shop, as well as local restaurant chains Earl’s Rib and Charleston’s.

Starbucks coffee shop in Deer Creek, OK at Memorial and MacArthur Blvd
Starbucks coffee shop in Deer Creek, OK at Memorial and MacArthur Blvd

Travel Times from Deer Creek

Deer Creek is just miles away from Quail Springs Mall, Super Target, Walmart and Mercy Hospital.

The commute to Oklahoma City from Deer Creek is 17.3 miles and 21 minutes.

The commute to Edmond from Deer Creek is 11 miles and 15 minutes.

Our website has more information on buying a home in Deer Creek.

Brad Reeser has been the #1 ranked Keller Williams Realtor in the Edmond area since 1996.

cell: 405-990-8262
office: 405-330-2626

 

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