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View Poll Results: Oklahoma City vs Atlanta
Oklahoma City 18 16.67%
Atlanta 90 83.33%
Voters: 108. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 04-05-2015, 05:35 AM
 
Location: Nashville, TN
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Yep.

Let's say if that video painted an accurate picture of OKC I wouldn't be trying so hard to move.
What is so bad about Oklahoma City that you are trying hard to move?
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Old 04-05-2015, 06:00 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Yay, a chamber of commerce video. Surely, everything there is to know about Oklahoma City will be in this video!
LOL A lot of people dislike chamber of commerce videos. They leave out the ugly and can do some sugar coating but some of them can be very informative about the positive aspects of a place.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gTC5go69s7g
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Old 04-05-2015, 08:01 AM
JJG
 
Location: Fort Worth
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To any OKC people getting offended by this... look, I'm a Fort Worth native, I love my city, and anyone who's seen my posts know that I can be the biggest homer for this town. HOWEVER, if someone were to make a city vs. city thread with Fort Worth (and just the Fort Worth side of the Metroplex, not the entire DFW area) against let's say, Boston, I'm more than positive that more people will pick Boston. And I'll fully understand why.

Oklahoma City has some good things going for it. They have a healthy economy, just like we do. They have a nice, growing downtown area, like we do. They also have an NBA franchise that they are LUCKY to have. But really, that's about it. And when you try to compare it to a major city/metro area with far more to offer like Atlanta, not as many people are going to pick OKC.
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Old 04-05-2015, 08:03 AM
 
Location: City of Atlanta
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That video makes me cringe.
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Old 04-06-2015, 09:52 AM
 
Location: Nashville, TN
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To any OKC people getting offended by this... look, I'm a Fort Worth native, I love my city, and anyone who's seen my posts know that I can be the biggest homer for this town. HOWEVER, if someone were to make a city vs. city thread with Fort Worth (and just the Fort Worth side of the Metroplex, not the entire DFW area) against let's say, Boston, I'm more than positive that more people will pick Boston. And I'll fully understand why.

Oklahoma City has some good things going for it. They have a healthy economy, just like we do. They have a nice, growing downtown area, like we do. They also have an NBA franchise that they are LUCKY to have. But really, that's about it. And when you try to compare it to a major city/metro area with far more to offer like Atlanta, not as many people are going to pick OKC.
Thank you for at the very least explaining your opinion/perception without writing off an entire city based on snobbery and ignorance. Wish more posters were capable of doing the same.
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Old 04-06-2015, 11:58 AM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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This is just simply not a good comparison.
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Old 04-06-2015, 12:26 PM
Status: "Praise Be" (set 22 days ago)
 
Location: Trumpville
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What is so bad about Oklahoma City that you are trying hard to move?
There is a lot to dislike about it. Things like the right-wing politics, lack of culture, general unfriendliness to transplants, and lack of natural beauty. The dealbreaker for me is the tornadoes. They make what otherwise is a barely livable city unlivable. I don't understand how native okies can put up with extreme weather every year and not think twice about it or how they can rebuild multiple times. You can go 150 miles in any direction from OKC and escape most of the worst weather.
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Old 04-06-2015, 04:01 PM
 
Location: Oklahoma
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Atlanta is a tier one or tier two city depending on who many cities you want to put in the top tier. OKC is a third tier city and probably on the lower end of the third tier in most regards, but OKC is trying to ramp it up.
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Old 04-06-2015, 04:02 PM
 
Location: LA, CA/ In This Time and Place
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I would choose to live in Atlanta.
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Old 04-06-2015, 05:17 PM
JJG
 
Location: Fort Worth
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The dealbreaker for me is the tornadoes. They make what otherwise is a barely livable city unlivable. I don't understand how native okies can put up with extreme weather every year and not think twice about it or how they can rebuild multiple times. You can go 150 miles in any direction from OKC and escape most of the worst weather.
...you do realize that there are natural disasters EVERYWHERE, right?

There was a tornado that touchdown in downtown Atlanta, as a mater of fact.

Nature is inescapable.
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