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Old 04-29-2014, 11:11 AM
 
Location: USA
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Those who look down their nose at Oklahoma are under the mistaken assumption they live in such a state. I noticed years ago that ignorance is everywhere.
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Old 04-29-2014, 11:47 AM
 
Location: Alamogordo, NM
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It definitely be a hard transition but really possible. Oklahoma is a great state but very different from other states. But then again every state is different. To the OP I would advise a trip and see for yourself. Sometime people come with higher expectations by what other people say that they get disappointed. To be honest I've only been to Tishomingo once, but I enjoyed the visit. Good luck even though this is a month old.
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Old 04-30-2014, 08:04 AM
 
Location: plano
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SE Oklahoma has more variety than this thread indicates.

Far SE portion is scenic and very rural. Idabel and Huge are considered big towns in this part and it is closer to Arkansas than a big city like Dallas.

The western part of SE Ok is Dallas focused. Durant and Tishomingo are in the orb of Dallas/Ft Worth. Business activity in Durant is influenced more by DFW than OK. Less scenic and less hilly than the eastern of SE Ok.

Durant is a growing small town with a state regional university and good entertainment and restaurants courtesy of the Choctaw Casinos located there
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Old 05-01-2014, 04:17 AM
 
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Wow....its a wonder anyone lives in SE Oklahoma

I confess though, I have 5 neighbors that I know pretty well and 3 of them always are pushing their religion on me, 3 of them deal meth, 2 are toothless redneck families, the other 3 are just rednecks and all the women run around barefoot and pregnant. Or....it could be that they are all pretty normal and we chat about sports and where we went on vacation and help each other occasionally and get along great.

I think some people here are blowing everything out of proportion. I dunno about Tish but I think you would find that you can fit in just fine in Ardmore. I know several couples that live here that come from much farther than Philly. I know couples from Ethiopia, France, Italy, Japan, China, Columbia and Pakistan, and they all love it here.

6 pages and no one has pointed out the most obvious aspect that will plaque Ifgirl85.....What passes for a philly cheesesteak around here is nearly as big a crime as what passes for BBQ in Philly.

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Old 05-01-2014, 10:07 AM
 
Location: plano
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Some in SE Oklahoma look like Reba ....... wait isn't she from Idabel area and attended SEOSU in Durant lol
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Old 05-01-2014, 11:34 AM
 
Location: Both sides of the Red River
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Durant is actually a nice town. I agree its getting sucked into the Dallas vortex more than anything and has the feel similar to that of the DFW exurbs.

While I really woundn't consider Ardmore to be SE Oklahoma it too is a very nice small town. Lots of old oil money there. Ada is also a nice town with the college and Kerr Labs there it gives it a certain level of prosperity.

Tishomoingo and the areas around Lake Texoma are okay as well. The rest of SE OK outside of these areas can be very pretty but a bit rough around the edges. Very wild west feel and kind of isolated. Also not the best economic opportunities even by small town standards. I went on a campout in Pushamataha County right before I left OK and its some of the worst poverty you can see.

If you are okay with living in, say, West Virginia, than you will be okay in SE OK. If that is a bit too rural for you, then I would look at more developed areas like Tahlequah and Grove in the NE part of the state or Fayetteville or Hot Springs AR.
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Old 05-02-2014, 08:42 PM
 
Location: OKIE-Ville
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Ifgirl would probably be happier in the bigger metro areas like okc or Tulsa. Oklahoma is predominately a Christian state (I wouldn't want it any other way), but a non-christian could be probably be quite content in the metro areas. Moving to a very rural area like se OK would probably be too much of a culture shock for someone from the heavily populated northeast U.S.
"Okra Gal"....yet another great username.

I always liked how RedBird's status read something like "Deep Fried Okrahoma."
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Old 05-03-2014, 04:34 PM
 
Location: Oklahoma City
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Durant is actually a nice town. I agree its getting sucked into the Dallas vortex more than anything and has the feel similar to that of the DFW exurbs.

While I really woundn't consider Ardmore to be SE Oklahoma it too is a very nice small town. Lots of old oil money there. Ada is also a nice town with the college and Kerr Labs there it gives it a certain level of prosperity.

Tishomoingo and the areas around Lake Texoma are okay as well. The rest of SE OK outside of these areas can be very pretty but a bit rough around the edges. Very wild west feel and kind of isolated. Also not the best economic opportunities even by small town standards. I went on a campout in Pushamataha County right before I left OK and its some of the worst poverty you can see.

If you are okay with living in, say, West Virginia, than you will be okay in SE OK. If that is a bit too rural for you, then I would look at more developed areas like Tahlequah and Grove in the NE part of the state or Fayetteville or Hot Springs AR.
Wild west feel? Southeastern Oklahoma is part of the southeastern United States. Not many alligators ground palms and loblolly in the wild west. Southeastern Oklahoma is northern Louisiana.
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Old 05-03-2014, 05:23 PM
 
Location: USA
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Wild west feel? Southeastern Oklahoma is part of the southeastern United States. Not many alligators ground palms and loblolly in the wild west. Southeastern Oklahoma is northern Louisiana.
I think you must have a device which sets off an alarm if anyone makes a comment about Oklahoma that doesn't fit your opinion and you hurry in to set them straight.
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Old 05-03-2014, 06:26 PM
 
Location: Tulsa, OK
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I think you must have a device which sets off an alarm if anyone makes a comment about Oklahoma that doesn't fit your opinion and you hurry in to set them straight.
I wonder how he and BassandCatfish feel about OKC having a suburb called Midwest City?
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