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View Poll Results: What's Your Fave Oklahoma City?
Oklahoma City 14 28.57%
Tulsa 18 36.73%
Lawton 2 4.08%
Norman 3 6.12%
Muskogee 0 0%
Enid 0 0%
Stillwater 3 6.12%
Ponca City 1 2.04%
Ardmore 2 4.08%
Other 10 20.41%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 49. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 02-26-2011, 11:22 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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OKC is my favorite city in Oklahoma. It is not as charming or pretty as Tulsa, but OKC is the most vibrant and exciting city in the state. It is remarkable how the citizens of OKC have supported public improvement projects and how significant private investment has followed as a result. OKC still lags behind some of its "peer" cities with things like restaurants, shopping, and nightlife, but these things will develop in time.
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Old 02-26-2011, 12:23 PM
 
Location: pine tree monotony
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Bartlesville by a landslide. Only original town in the whole state. The small town boast the only skyscraper designed by Frank L Wright. We could go on and on but Bartlesville is the reason god made Oklahoma.

Film makers, oil tycoons and mozart know that Bville is the best!!

Second place is Dewey due to it's proximity to Bartlesville.
I am from Lousiaiana and like Bartlesville too! It is my wife's hometown. Woolarock is pretty awesome IMO. I will vote it as my favorite Oklahoma city!
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Old 02-27-2011, 09:59 AM
 
Location: Jenks, Ok
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Oklahoma City seems cleaner though. Is it just me or does anyone else feel the same?
Yes, you would be the only one. That's just really wrong. Oklahoma City is the poster child for abandoning older parts of the city and forever just building further and further out.
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Old 02-27-2011, 02:57 PM
 
Location: Texarkana
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Yes, you would be the only one. That's just really wrong. Oklahoma City is the poster child for abandoning older parts of the city and forever just building further and further out.
Like I said earlier I just was near the cultural facilities like museums and other attractions like zoos etc. and the expressways. Didn't have a chance to explore different areas of either city but will be doing that in June so I'll give a better assessment then.
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Old 02-27-2011, 07:50 PM
 
Location: Kansas City, Missouri
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Yes, you would be the only one. That's just really wrong. Oklahoma City is the poster child for abandoning older parts of the city and forever just building further and further out.
Real people live in those parts of the city. What do you propose doing with them? Bulldoze their homes and force them into something they can't afford? Concentration camps? Forced removal?

Some other "pretty" solution?
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Old 02-27-2011, 08:00 PM
 
Location: OKIE-Ville
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Keep in mind Darbo, that there is no competition between Tulsa and OK City for bona fide Okies.....although some would like to insinuate such nonsense.

My family and extended family go way back in the Sooner State, both OK City and Tulsa areas...really nobody cares how each town's citizens view the other city and/or inhabitants.

They're both great cities; but again, the main issue is keeping it a secret.

I've already stated my case for Bowlegs being the best city in Oklahoma. Reason? = Name recognition.
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Old 02-28-2011, 07:36 AM
 
Location: Jenks, Ok
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Real people live in those parts of the city. What do you propose doing with them? Bulldoze their homes and force them into something they can't afford? Concentration camps? Forced removal?

Some other "pretty" solution?
I think you are confused.
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Old 02-28-2011, 09:44 AM
 
Location: Oklahoma City
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Yes, you would be the only one. That's just really wrong. Oklahoma City is the poster child for abandoning older parts of the city and forever just building further and further out.
Also a posterchild for amazing inner city neighborhoods adjacent to the deteriorating ones, and for urban regeneration currently radiating through the city, so it's not quite so cut and dry.
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Old 02-28-2011, 05:06 PM
 
Location: Duncan, Oklahoma
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Keep in mind Darbo, that there is no competition between Tulsa and OK City for bona fide Okies.....although some would like to insinuate such nonsense.

My family and extended family go way back in the Sooner State, both OK City and Tulsa areas...really nobody cares how each town's citizens view the other city and/or inhabitants.

They're both great cities; but again, the main issue is keeping it a secret.

I've already stated my case for Bowlegs being the best city in Oklahoma. Reason? = Name recognition.
You have to go through Bowlegs to get to Maud.
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Old 03-01-2011, 12:56 PM
 
Location: Not where you ever lived
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I lived in Grove for a number of years because I liked the natural look and feel of the area, the low COL, plus I am a "water rat" and Grand Lake was an excellent fit for me. I've done a fair amount of traveling in OK from the MO border to Dallas and through OK to CA.

I think Tulsa and OKC are both very large mid-market cities. When I compare the two I think of Tulsa as having a more "natural" feel and design whereas OKC has a more edgy and modern feel.

I don't think either city has very good traffic flow. or well marked major routes - but that is another story.
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