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Couple with homeschooled children relocating to OKC from Houston, searching for great neighborhood with 5 bedroom home, 1-3 acres, within 15 minutes of necessities

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Old 10-31-2007, 05:55 AM
 
Location: Living on 10 acres in Oklahoma
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Great previous post, all of which I would have suggested to. I would also add MidWest City (MWC), maybe West Edmond, maybe North Edmond and maybe East Edmond. There seems to be a lot of new growth in the MWC area, with opportunities for the land you are looking for. Depending on the area, I would estimate housing prices to be lower than the previous post. We live in a newer 1400 sq ft home in West Edmond and it is $145,000 and have a 2000+ sq ft new home a street over selling for $195,000. BUT...we are on city lots in a suburban area...so, maybe the previous post was correct about price due to the land issue. Hope this helps.
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Old 10-31-2007, 10:08 AM
 
Location: Hughes County, Oklahoma
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Great posts, Nameless and Amazonchix. I would give you some rep points but I have to wait 24 hours. I'll catch up with you later.

The Western Oaks area is nice but I don't know if there are any acerages there. Other than that, that was the first area I thought of regarding your criteria since you would not be that far from Will Rogers and still have city services, quiet streets, and big trees.

East Edmond has a nice addition called Canaan Creek Farms. It has larger homes on 2+ acres, big trees and greenbelt areas, close to shopping, low traffic, pretty good HOA, kid friendly street. No city services except electricity and trash though, but having a well and septic tank was not that bad to me.

There are other newer divisions going up in that area of East Edmond with acerages, and the developers try to keep the trees. Those might have better services (no septic tanks) as I have seen water lines being laid in the areas with newer houses. The school district is very good so families with children are attracted to the area. The streets are laid out to keep traffic down. Commute to Will Rogers from east Edmond would be maybe 30 minutes?

Some areas in eastern Oklahoma County might be right for you, like Choctaw and Harrah. The newer developments will be more likely to have the services you need and still have acerages with quiet streets in kid friendly areas. The terrain is more hilly and the areas have more big trees than the western areas. If your development is close to I-40 the commute would not be that bad, and you have essential shopping like grocery stores and gas stations, but no big malls.
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Old 11-01-2007, 07:35 AM
 
Location: Edmond
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Edmond is growing rapidly. There are many new developments (or newer developments). There are some tree-ed areas in West Edmond, with lots that are .5 acres or more. And, Edmond (as well as Deer Creek) are rated the top schools in the state. Although, I think Edmond might be more of drive to Will Rodgers than some other places.
I agree with the other posters. Mustang is growing and becoming a nice community, as well as the surrounding towns. I believe you'll have many options, but your price range may dictate what area.
Good luck!
Shari
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Old 11-02-2007, 08:10 PM
 
Location: Bourbonnais, IL
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I'll agree with some of the posters saying that the east sides of the city are a nice place to be. However, there are so many good areas near the airport that you really don't need to move to another area of the city.
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Old 11-05-2007, 10:00 AM
 
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Thanks all. I've been looking so far at your suggestions and I'm finding that the HOUSE I want is within my budget, but probably not with with the extra land...

I have some "noisy" hobbies: woodworking, blacksmithing, metal casting. Right now, I have the right neighbors, folks who appreciate the constant string of small and interesting hand made gifts and who themselves run the lawn mower at 6 am on a Saturday morning. And my kids.... My kids are well behaved, but "high energy". I came home on Friday to find that there was a 2' diameter x 3' deep hole in my front yard that, at 6pm, my son was still digging in furiously. Putting my emotions aside, I asked him why he'd dug it, and he looked at me stunned and said, "I dunno...." A quick call around to my buddies turned up the fact that, once again, whatever it is "little boys do" my son does five times more intensely and with half as much forethought.

Having a "large lot" always helps with having "the right neighbors" :-)
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Old 11-10-2007, 06:26 PM
 
Location: Dangling from a mooses antlers
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Move out here to Piedmont. With access to the Kilpatrick turnpike you can be anywhere in the Metro in no time. We have lots of home schoolers out here. Large lots and acerages are still the norm. Our police department is top-notch and most of there calls have to do with "cattle on the roadway" or loose horses....
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Old 12-09-2007, 10:56 AM
 
Location: West Austin
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Default Young couple looking to move to OKC

I need help!
We are a newly married couple (25 yrs in age) and are looking for a new place to live. We prefer not living "in" the city,but would like a nice town outside of the city,but close enough to shops,restaurants,etc. (Someone mentioned Moore??)

Also, what is the traffic like? I was born/raised in Houston so I'm sure it won't even compare..

I have heard Tulsa is "so beautiful" ,but do the hills really make up for the amenities that OKC offers? I wouldn't mind pretty scenery,but we also love going to concerts,games,etc.

Thanks in advance for your help!
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Old 12-09-2007, 11:20 AM
 
Location: California
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I was told Moore has more tornadoes..??? I don't know, but Edmond seems to be the most talked about place..That's where we're heading from Calif...I'm interested in Norman too...I need STORES...and lots of them! I don't think I'd make it living out in the country...:>)
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Old 12-09-2007, 12:49 PM
 
Location: Fort Worth/Dallas
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I need help!
We are a newly married couple (25 yrs in age) and are looking for a new place to live. We prefer not living "in" the city,but would like a nice town outside of the city,but close enough to shops,restaurants,etc. (Someone mentioned Moore??)

Also, what is the traffic like? I was born/raised in Houston so I'm sure it won't even compare..

I have heard Tulsa is "so beautiful" ,but do the hills really make up for the amenities that OKC offers? I wouldn't mind pretty scenery,but we also love going to concerts,games,etc.

Thanks in advance for your help!
OkC is a fine place.
If you're looking for something outside of the city but within commuting distance Happytown is the best person to contact.

I've tagged him as the official OkC Ambassador. Tulsa is a little more hilly, and the amenities in Tulsa are fine. It depends on what you like. OkC is bigger, with more jobs, a thriving downtown, and such.

Traffic in OkC is NOTHING like Houston (you'll love it). OkC is a city on the rise, for sure.
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Old 12-09-2007, 05:59 PM
 
Location: Oklahoma
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The east half of Edmond looks just like south Tulsa except there is no river.
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