Welcome to Edmond located on scenic Route 66, The Mother Road. CNN named Edmond on its “best places to live” list based on the short commute to Oklahoma City, low crime rate and plentiful jobs. With its laid-back atmosphere, and low cost of living, Edmond is hands-down one of the best places to live in Oklahoma. Right in the heart of Edmond sits the University of Central Oklahoma. The university is the third largest in the state.