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How is Oklahoma City to live?

Rajan Chinna
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I have been working in Detroit for the past couple of years and currently considering a position in Oklahoma city, I would like to know positive/negative's of living in Oklahoma when compared to Detroit?

I know Detroit has many snow/cold months, I want to escape from snow The economy in Detroit is deteriorating due to various factors. I hope at least the next government will turn things around.

Do I need to worry about Tornadoes? Does it effect normal life?

I hope to get some valuable ideas and suggestions from ranchers which could help me to take a wise decision.
Thanks.
Vikas Kapoor
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I don't know much about Oklahoma?
But whenever i hear something about tornado in USA then i always get OK at the
top.
So, Is it OK to live?
David O'Meara
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Am I allowed to say "the wind comes right behind the rain"?
Never mind me, wrong forum...
Vikas Kapoor
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Originally posted by David O'Meara:
Never mind me, wrong forum...

Gregg Bolinger
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Originally posted by Vishal Pandya:



There is a musical that was on broadway for years, turned into a movie, called Oklahoma and that was a line from the main theme song.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oklahoma!

I'm originally from Muskogee, OK which is about 3 hours E of OKC. I have a few friends that live in OKC. I think primarily because it is close to OU and OSU.

From what I understand from research I've done the IT market in OKC (and really Oklahoma for that matter) is not that great. I suppose if you find a job there and keep it you are fine. But if you lose it it might be tough to find a new one.

As far as OKC living, I'm not a fan. If I had to live somewhere in OK right now it would be Tulsa. But it really depends on what your interests are. If you like going to clubs/bars and trying to pick up girls that are a) too young or b) divorced and looking for a dad for their kid(s) then I suppose OKC is the place for you. (information comes from a single friend of mine). There are no professional sports teams in OK right now although OKC is getting an NBA team. Not sure when though. Maybe as early as this coming season.


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Chen Venkat
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My cousin lives in Edmond just closer to Oklahoma city. She doesnt face issues regarding Tornadoes etc but cold is a concern especially during winters as it is extremely cold! So most of the winters she takes couple of months off to India (Well she is a professor and can do so - but in software I guess its a problem!)
I had been to the place... well going there from NYC/Chicago I felt strange to see huge openspaces.. beautiful landscapes... just that lots of driving is needed to get around just to buy groceries etc which I am used getting in couple of mins walk in a place like NYC..
On my opinion, the place is damn cheap and nice to live for families!
Gregg Bolinger
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Originally posted by Chen Venkat:
the place is damn cheap


Well, yea, on NY wages, it would sure appear that way. But keep in mind if you work in OKC for a company in OKC you are going to make OKC wages. Cost of living is always relative.
Vikas Kapoor
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I came across a very good site.It gives stats about all US cities.
Rajan Chinna
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Thanks for all the above suggestions and ideas, I am considering Edmond area as it seems to be good school district and residential area closest to OKC. Any suggestion for a good kindergarten school in Edmond?

Venkat please check your PM.
 
 
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