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Old 08-04-2007, 03:41 PM
 
Location: N.Y.C.
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Default oklahoma?

hey all
i'm thinking about oklahoma i want to be on the OKC side not to far away a smaller less metropolitan town that i can rent a place and i can find bartending or waitressing jobs
my daughter will be with me so i would need a place that has stuff for littler kids playgrounds and such daycare
town events
a public pool beach/lake nearby
any information is greatly appreciated
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Old 11-04-2009, 04:08 PM
 
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Midwest City is great. The community pool and YMCA would be where you would go swimming. Boys and Girls Club and daycare in homes plus many daycare centers, day schools to chose from. Just being in Oklahoma is enough to make me happy
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Old 11-04-2009, 05:15 PM
 
Location: Pawnee Nation
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I don't think little kids are allowed in bars
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Old 11-04-2009, 05:45 PM
 
Location: OK
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You guys frequently respond to 2-year old threads?
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Old 11-04-2009, 06:31 PM
 
Location: Pawnee Nation
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when you are lonely you do what you can with what you have
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Old 11-05-2009, 01:05 AM
 
Location: Midwest City, Oklahoma
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Norman is a great city. I think Norman is the best city in all of Oklahoma. Sure Oklahoma city has more to do primarily because of its size. But Norman is a much more diverse and active place.

1) Norman has tons of great parks, and there are always plenty of things going on in the parks. The medieval fair comes to Norman. There's also art shows, and bands playing in the park. The night life in Norman I think is much more progressive than in the city. The city is mostly clubs with DJ's spinning popular music. Norman has a lot more live music.

2) Most of the area around OU is older, very beautiful houses, and I believe Norman has more trees and landscaping than any other area of the city.

3) I would say Norman has a better mass transit system than Oklahoma city. It also has tons of bike lanes and sidewalks. You see tons of people walking and biking around the OU area and the older/downtown areas. It used to bother me driving through the older area of Norman at 25-30 MPH. It felt like it took forever to get anywhere. But now I can appreciate that the people don't want people driving 60 mph on a 6-lane highway near their neighborhoods. It would kill the walkability and livability of the area.

4) Thunderbird lake is very close, and unlike other lakes in the OKC area, you can actually swim in lake thunderbird. It is also much larger than all the other lakes in the area.

5) Norman is a fairly progressive/liberal area(at least for Oklahoma standards). The other suburbs of OKC are just strip malls and chain restaurants/stores. With their sprawl, people rarely walk anywhere. They are just culture-less dwellings, where people are only interested in material possessions.

Norman just feels very safe and comfortable, but at the same time very lively. I'm not aware of a Tornado ever hitting Norman either. My mother claims Norman can't get hit, but I don't know if thats true or not.

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Old 11-06-2009, 03:15 PM
 
Location: Stillwater, Oklahoma
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2) Most of the area around OU is older, very beautiful houses, and I believe Norman has more trees and landscaping than any other area of the city.
Wow, you mean it's actually not ghetto like, like it is around OSU in Stillwater?
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Old 03-15-2011, 11:55 AM
 
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Those liberal/progressive Commie types are imported by David Boren and are found in the university community as well as some local types. I hope they are promoted out soon or leave to work on Obama's campaign. The Sooner they GTH out the better.

Last edited by muthamedia; 03-15-2011 at 11:56 AM.. Reason: typo
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Old 03-16-2011, 10:24 AM
 
Location: Norman
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A teabanger speaks. I have been here for over 40 yrs and will stay as long as it takes to continue to irritate "the Muthamedia". Never gone GOP never will.
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Old 03-16-2011, 10:52 PM
 
Location: Pawnee Nation
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good comment foonman. hopefully neocon sycophants like Muth will go the way of dinosaurs soon.


FWIW, I've known the Boren family for years and a better family with more class cannot be found in the state. I really wish David would get rid of Tom.....although he is great at OU, we need solid thinkers like him in the Senate.
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