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Old 04-29-2012, 08:49 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia PA
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Hello everyone,
I am student who recently accepted an externship position at OUHSC (825 NE 10th Street, Oklahoma City 73104), and am in need of finding a place to live, and I was wondering if anyone has any good suggestions.

As of now I have narrowed down the search to mostly Norman area
- Savannah Ridge Apartments (Norman)
- Woodland Hills Apartments
- Regency Towers (OK City)
- Deep Deuce (OK City)

I appreciate your input as I am completely unfamiliar with the area.

Thanks
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Old 04-29-2012, 09:34 AM
 
Location: The State Of California
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Hello everyone,
I am student who recently accepted an externship position at OUHSC (825 NE 10th Street, Oklahoma City 73104), and am in need of finding a place to live, and I was wondering if anyone has any good suggestions.

As of now I have narrowed down the search to mostly Norman area
- Savannah Ridge Apartments (Norman)
- Woodland Hills Apartments
- Regency Towers (OK City)
- Deep Deuce (OK City)

I appreciate your input as I am completely unfamiliar with the area.

Thanks
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Old 04-29-2012, 11:58 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia PA
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@ Howest2008:
Thank you so much. I have started looking into those links.

Incidentally, I was told that the Regency and the Legacy are really decent, and within waking distance. If I lived in the city, will I be in need of a car to get around? Will the temperature be unbearable for walking? Are groceries far away?

Sorry for all the questions, again I truly appreciate any input.
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Old 04-29-2012, 12:17 PM
 
Location: The State Of California
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@ Howest2008:
Thank you so much. I have started looking into those links.

Incidentally, I was told that the Regency and the Legacy are really decent, and within waking distance. If I lived in the city, will I be in need of a car to get around? Will the temperature be unbearable for walking? Are groceries far away?

Sorry for all the questions, again I truly appreciate any input.
You will need a car , downtown OKC will have light rail in 2 or 3 years..
but currently the bus system isn't very good "oklahoma city" and norman both are only walkable in their's core downtown area's..welcome to OK
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Old 04-29-2012, 09:28 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia PA
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I see. Thanks.
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Old 04-30-2012, 02:40 AM
J24
 
Location: Portland, OR
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Yeah, unfortunately Oklahoma City isn't as advanced as some cities when it comes to public transportation. You could get by without a car I suppose, but you'd definitely be wishing you had one. In the summer, you will NOT want to be walking, I promise you. Especially not if we had a summer like we did last year (over 40 straight days of 100+ degree weather).

I can't tell you much about any of those apartments as I'm from Edmond (north suburb of OKC), so I'm sorry I couldn't be much of a help there. However, most of the apartments in the Bricktown area are pretty nice from what I've seen/heard. They are building some new ones right now that I definitely wouldn't mind living in if I wasn't moving this year (Level Urban Apartments, 2nd & Walnut). I doubt they will be finished by the time you move here though unfortunately.
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Old 04-30-2012, 10:11 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia PA
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Thanks J24. Is Edmond a good place to live? I don't mind driving in from Edmond. Right now I just need to find affordable housing (preferably furnished), but I have little reference point.
Thanks again
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Old 04-30-2012, 10:23 AM
 
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I live in Midtown and my area is chock full of OUHSC students and employees. Based on your list I would go with Deep Deuce. Really nice area with a lot of young people and very walkable to Bricktown/Downtown. I'm actually surprised there are any available units. Everyone I know who's tried to get in there has been put on a waiting list.

Skip Regency Tower. Although they recently remodeled it, I've heard it referred to as having a "nursing home feel" to it by more than one person.

If you can afford it, look into Level off of Walnut. Its basically in the same area as Deep Deuce. As J24 mentioned, they are just now being finished; however, they just opened their first phase for move in this weekend and will be opening up subsequent phases over the summer.

The one downside to that area is that grocery options are a bit limited; there are small mini mart places and pharmacies nearby, but you will need to drive a good clip for actual grocery shopping. As mentioned above, public transportation leave a lot to be desired here, but by car OKC is a fairly easy city to get around. MUCH easier than Philly, as I was just there last October. From Deep Deuce or Level, OUHSC would be a pretty easy bike ride as well.
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Old 05-01-2012, 08:08 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia PA
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Default Woodland Hills a good place

Hello there,

I am thinking of moving to Woodland Hills Apartments. Does anyone know if this is a good place or not? Thanks.
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Old 05-01-2012, 10:55 AM
 
Location: Oklahoma
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Hello there,

I am thinking of moving to Woodland Hills Apartments. Does anyone know if this is a good place or not? Thanks.
That would be to far to walk to OUHSC but would be a snap to drive. It's actually not a bad place as it has pretty good access to various parts of town. It is in the predominantly African American part of town north of the capitol that has been improved over the last say 20 years as a gateway to the capitol. There are some tasty eating joints in through there as well.
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