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Old 09-30-2011, 01:47 PM
Location: Both sides of the Red River
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I don' live to far from there but it is a great little neighborhood. A lot of people don't know it even exists because its accessible from NW 23rd St, which isn't always the best looking street. You are within walking distance to the Plaza District, which has become one of OKC's best up-and-coming business districts. Lots of funky shops and the Lyric Theatre. Its fairly safe, just watch out for the riff-raff that hangs out on 23rd. I'm guessing you are going to rent one of the bungalows there. The only downside is that once properties get on the market they go FAST take it from my personal experience.

If for whatever reason you can't get a place in Gatewood look into Miller. Its a very similar feel and only about 1 mile to the west of Gatewood.

Oh and welcome to OKC! IMO you are making a good decision in living in the urban part of the city. Don't get me wrong. Nothing here is giving the Upper West Side a run for its money, but I've noticed that transplants who are younger (much like myself) and who live in the city generally have a much higher opinion of this area than those in the burbs.
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Old 10-01-2011, 09:25 PM
Location: oklahoma
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well be ready for a shock...i grew up in corona cali,move to oklahoma when turned 28 and its not a bad thing. the summers out here are wow sticky hot nothing like cali.people are very nice nothing like cali.i love it layed back, slow lane and no traffic,thats a plus..well good luck
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Old 10-02-2011, 12:42 PM
Location: Las Cruces
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Just came across your post because I was researching San Diego, but I lived for several years in the OKC area so thought I would put my $.02 in. Specifically, I rented and then owned a house in Norman for several years. Norman is a great place and if you are going to be working in Midwest City, then Norman is closer than Edmond. Housing is affordable there, it has that "university flair" which means there are usually lots of interesting things going on around town, and it's only a 25 minute drive to OKC.
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Old 10-04-2011, 10:52 AM
Location: California
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I moved here from California last November and got to experience the blizzard, that Piedmont tornado that scared the sh-t out of me and a summer that was never below 100 degrees!!! The people here are friendly but I honestly feel Cali's people are just as friendly. I had great friends and neighbors out there...As with all states, there's good and bad aspects of it and you just have to adjust. I'm still trying to do that and I'll admit it's been hard for me.

I will warn you about the drivers here...YIKES...Drive carefully and pay attention!! :>)
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