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Old 09-12-2012, 10:16 PM
 
Location: Baghdad by the Bay (San Francisco, California)
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Only one of those, I'd call major.
Which one?!?
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Old 09-12-2012, 11:25 PM
 
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Not sure what you mean by that.
Ok, let me clarify: help yourself to the Mormon presence. 50:50 is still a force to be reckoned with. No thanks.
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Old 09-12-2012, 11:26 PM
 
Location: Austin
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Which one?!?
Most likely Tulsa, since it is the largest out of 3.
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Old 09-13-2012, 09:51 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, USA
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Toledo, Ohio
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Old 09-13-2012, 10:21 AM
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Location: Fort Worth
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Which one?!?
Tulsa.

And that's just being generous....
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Old 09-14-2012, 08:38 PM
 
Location: Dallas
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OKC could potentially be a boomtown in the next decade if they play their cards right. Charlotte and Austin were both sleepy towns 15 years ago but today are two places people want to relocate to. OKC has the potential to get there.

As far as perception, this city is suffering from three things.

1. It's conservative - young people want to live in a liberal city. What they don't tell you is OKC does have its liberal pockets and the city government is pretty relatively progressive. There is a church on every corner but only a handful are popular with the youth. The rest of the congregations are pretty much 50+. While I personally am a Christian and thing church is a good thing, I realize by far most of my generation does not so I make this point to show its not as bad as they think, especially the closer you are to downtown.

2. The '90s - OKC in the '90s was probably one of the worst cities its size in the entire US. It had a horrible economy on top of it all. Tulsa was considered the superior city in Oklahoma and nobody wanted to live in OKC unless they absolutely had to. The city is still suffering with some of this reputation in the national conscience. It's turning around though. The OKC of the '90s is no more and with the Thunder America is starting to realize that.

3. It's natural surroundings - This is something OKC can't really do much about. It's a Great Plains city and there's not much natural scenery or outdoor recreation in under an hours drive. This city is however making the best of what they do have and there is plenty of outdoor recreation to be had in just a couple of hours both east and west.
I haven't spent much time in either OKC or Tulsa, but from my short trip I liked Tulsa a lot more. Although, I had a native showing me around Tulsa, and I only stopped in OKC for lunch. I still wouldn't live in either. Does anyone know how long the train ride is from Fort Worth to OKC?
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Old 09-14-2012, 08:41 PM
 
Location: Tokyo, Japan
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On this forum: Boston, Dallas, Miami, Phoenix

I want to start hearing about all four more often. It's ridiculous how they go so under the radar on this forum for the big cities. Actually in a way its a good thing, their people have more class than deranging every topic with homer arguments.

They officially have my respect.
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Old 09-15-2012, 12:44 AM
 
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I almost never hear or read about Cleveland,Columbus,Cinncinati,and Toledo in Ohio,nor do I hear much about Indianapolis Indiana.
They all seem to get lumped in with Chicago,as if Chicago is one big area stretching over 3 states.
But for these cities,I guess its a good thing for them. They have a very low cost of living.

Memphis is another one,but I can see why it gets ignored with those crime stats.
The one major city in the south I never hear about.
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Old 09-15-2012, 01:14 AM
 
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Honorable mentions also go to Buffalo and Syracuse. They get overshadowed by Nyc.
Again,works in their favor as they also have Low cost of living.
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Old 09-15-2012, 01:15 AM
 
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Honorable mentions also go to Buffalo and Syracuse. They get overshadowed by Nyc.
Again,works in their favor as they also have Low cost of living.
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