The Noble Research Institute is headquartered in Ardmore, Oklahoma, where the organization's founder, Lloyd Noble, was born and raised. Ardmore is a community of about 25,000 people and is the center of business and trade for southern Oklahoma.
Ardmore maintains a small-town, family-friendly environment, while offering many of the amenities of larger communities. Moreover, Ardmore is centrally located between the larger cities of Oklahoma City and the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex, which enables quick access (90 minutes) to international air travel, world-class cultural activities and museums, collegiate and professional sporting events, and culturally diverse markets.
- The Charles B. Goddard Center for the Visual and Performing Arts, which includes a visual arts museum, a performing arts theater, a professional film projection system and an art studios facility.
- Mercy Hospital Ardmore, a state-of-the-art health care center and physician base that offers services to the Ardmore community and the surrounding region.
- An educational system that includes both private school (preschool to eighth grade) and public school (preschool to 12th grade) options.
- A variety of outdoor venues and recreational opportunities, including:
- An extensive community park system, anchored by the Ardmore Regional Park, which offers City Lake, a softball complex, a network of running and cycling paths and picnic facilities.
- Ardmore Community Water Park, which features twisting slides, water basketball and a zero-depth entry pool for young children.
- Large- and medium-sized lakes (including Lake Murray, Lake of the Arbuckles and nearby Lake Texoma) that offer a broad range of outdoor activities, including water sports, kayaking, camping, and an extensive trail network for running and mountain biking.
- Turner Falls Park, home to a cascading 77-foot waterfall that feeds a natural swimming pool and recreation area. The park offers swimming, hiking and other outdoor options.
- Chickasaw National Recreation Area, Oklahoma's first national park. The recreation area offers a unique combination of flora, fauna, waters and geological formations unlike any in the surrounding region.
- In the Ardmore area, golfers have access to one private and two public 18-hole golf courses.
- The Greater Southwest Historical Museum collects, preserves and interprets the social, cultural and economic history of south-central Oklahoma.
- The Lake Murray Nature Center features displays of wildlife native to the area and hosts various naturalist programs. It is connected to Tucker Tower, which was built by the Works Progress (WPA) during the 1930s.
- The Ardmore Public Library and the Champion Public Library collectively serve to foster a literate, informed and culturally aware community.
- A range of live music and theater offerings is available at venues across Ardmore, including Heritage Hall, Two Frogs Grill, the Goddard Center and the Washington Theater.
- A broad offering of small town, family-oriented neighborhoods, including newly established as well as historic neighborhoods.
- Short commute times with little traffic.