El Reno

Community Overview

Named for the nearby historic fort, El Reno is a wonderful city of 16,000 offering a great small town lifestyle within easy access to a major metropolitan area.

Nestled in the heart of the Canadian River Valley, El Reno is strategically located just 20 miles west of Oklahoma City at the intersection of two historic highways, nostalgic Route 66 and the Chisholm Trail (Highway 81) and along Interstate 40.

The community offers the best of suburban and rural living and serves as the county seat of Canadian county, Oklahoma’s fastest growing county.

Business Advantages
El Reno is an ideal location for manufacturing, distribution and service businesses. The community offers several choice sites with easy access to I-40 and nearby I-35 and I-44; a productive labor force; rail access and the nation’s best technical training at nearby Canadian County Career Technology Center. Redlands Community College has an average enrollment of 2300 and offers associate degree programs with emphasis on agribusiness, forensics, healthcare and nursing and information technology. The community is also home to a special USDA “grazinglands” research facility.

El Reno’s Regional Airport (ERRA) allows businesses and organizations the opportunity to connect to the world through the skies. It is a full-service facility and is designed to accommodate large corporate jets up to the Gulfstream G4 and the Falcon 50.

Quality of Life
There’s plenty to do in El Reno – hop on board the Heritage Express Trolley for unique downtown shopping, view the many historic Victorian structures, enjoy historic re-enactments at Fort Reno, explore over 150 acres of parks and the 300 acre Lake El Reno or play championship golf at the Pete Dye designed Crimson Creek Golf Course.

El Reno offers quality schools, easy access to major medical facilities and a cost of living that is 24% below the national average.

The community has has received the Great American Main Street Award – a National designation recognizing El Reno's historic commercial district revitalization efforts.

Thousands attend El Reno’s world famous “Fried Onion Burger” day in May– which features the creation of the world’s largest fried onion hamburger!


Community Contact

Gene Pflughoft, Director
Central Oklahoma Regional Development (CORD)
c/o Canadian Valley Career Tech
6505 East Highway 66
El Reno, OK 73036

Phone: (405) 422 2345
Cell: (620) 960 0737
Fax: (405) 422 2320

E-mail: gpflughoft@cvtech.edu

Other Information

Community Reports


2010 Census Summary - El Reno.pdf

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