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Old 10-31-2008, 01:58 PM
 
Location: Strathclyde & Málaga
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I wonder if you guys could help me out
I spoke to my close friend in Wyoming and he said that he could get my boyfriend a job in these US states:

East Texas

Western Colorado

Louisiana

Oklahoma

North Dakota

Now i've never been to any of these places but i do know that cost of living is a major thing and crime levels. I also wanna be somewhere that isn't in decline due to poverty etc.

My boyfriend said he will go anywhere so it leaves me to decide which i hate doing.

I need help lol. Im looking at all aspects, cost of living, hunting, growth, economy etc.

The pay is still at $80K for him.


Thank you for your help.
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Old 10-31-2008, 02:15 PM
 
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all of those should be fairly comfortable at that salary - pending the metro you'll be near

all are fairy different though and the climates between them are a full range as well - if you don't like cold weather than ND may not be a great fit, even if you love everything else

also all those states are very large - by western CO do you mean down in the area around durango, up towards grand junction?

how close do you want to be towards major metros, etc
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Old 10-31-2008, 02:57 PM
 
Location: Strathclyde & Málaga
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Well I just got a call my boyfriend has been offered a job near Oklahoma city, OK.

I've never been here so im not sure what this city is like. Nightlife wise, economy of the state, i am not wanting to be in a poor area with alot of crime. Is this area good for young people? I hope i can get a job as a nurse there.

I hope there isn't alot of severe weather there.
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Old 10-31-2008, 04:04 PM
 
Location: Central Nebraska
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If you are concerned about severe weather stay away from Oklahoma City. Right smack dab in tornado alley and they get some nasty storms.
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Old 10-31-2008, 04:13 PM
 
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there is definitely a lot of severe weather and it visually couldn't be much different than scotland (which I absolutely adore)

I would wander over to the OK threads and read a little in there - would probably be a bit more pointed
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Old 10-31-2008, 05:03 PM
 
Location: Strathclyde & Málaga
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Scotland doesn't have severe weather like Tornado alley. We get some windy days of 50MPH and rain but winters are freezing so i wouldn't say so.

We dont get tornados etc
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Old 10-31-2008, 05:18 PM
 
Location: Greater PDX
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Weather is an issue in OK City. Storms (tornados), and winter storms with lots of wind. However, of the states/areas of states you mentioned, OKC is probably the medium city within them where your money will go the farthest. OK's cost of living is very low, for housing and for everything else. The city is about 500K population with a larger metro region. Traffic is very good for the size of the city - almost no rush hour at all. However, the city is very spread out and you will be doing a lot of driving. Like all cities, there are good parts and there are bad parts. Do your research before moving.
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Old 10-31-2008, 05:34 PM
 
Location: Strathclyde & Málaga
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Depends how often the tornados occur though. Does east Texas get severe weather like OKC?

I know that my boyfriend doesn't mind commuting as he will only be working there (7 on 7 off) I guess we could live near Tulsa or in Missour or even Texas.

Is there good nightlife in OKC and Tulsa?
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Old 10-31-2008, 11:00 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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Default New States Needed

We keep talking about the same old states all the time. We need some new ones.

Where do you think would be a good place to put them, and what should they be like?
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Old 10-31-2008, 11:06 PM
 
Location: Houston
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Depends how often the tornados occur though. Does east Texas get severe weather like OKC?

I know that my boyfriend doesn't mind commuting as he will only be working there (7 on 7 off) I guess we could live near Tulsa or in Missour or even Texas.

Is there good nightlife in OKC and Tulsa?
East Texas does get severe weather but it's not as often as OKC. What part of East Texas were you thinking about? The farther north you go in Texas the more severe weather you get. Between Tyler and Lufkin you could probably see a lot of big storms. South of that area you get fewer big storms.
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