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Old 01-25-2008, 09:47 PM
 
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Default Miami Oklahoma Area

Hi everyone.I live in N.Y. now and been thinking of moving to Miami Oklahoma.I was wondering how hard to get work like landscaping,construction(remodeling).I also do taxidermy work.Whats the $ for housing,and the weather in winter.
Thanks Charles

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Old 01-26-2008, 08:39 AM
 
Location: Hughes County, Oklahoma
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Hi charles m, and welcome to the forum!

I don't live near Miami, but the winters are mild compared to NY. Some cold temperatures, but many days with highs in the 50s or even 60s.

For housing prices, try realtor.com and look at the houses for sale and their prices to give you some idea.

FYI, Miami OK is prounounced differently than Miami, FL. It ends with an UH sound, not an EE sound.
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Old 01-26-2008, 02:30 PM
 
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With your work I don't know if Miami could support that, you may need to live in or around Tulsa or OKlahoma City.
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Old 01-30-2008, 01:44 AM
 
Location: So. Dak.
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That area had a pretty rough flood a while ago. Did they ever recover from it? They showed houses with just the peak of the roof sticking out. Is the town still alive and well?

Charles, if you're not fond of a large city, have you gone just a bit south of Miami and checked out Grove? It sounds like it's growing and there may be a need for someone who does remodeling and landscaping there.
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Old 01-30-2008, 07:12 AM
 
Location: Joplin area
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Hello,

I live in Joplin which is about 25 miles northeast of Miami in Missouri. I don't think those jobs are easily accessible in Miami. I think that Joplin is the closest city with those type of jobs. The weather is sometimes crazy. Yesterday morning it was 60 degrees, but by the afternoon it was in the 30s and even snowed a little bit. The winter temperature highs are USUALLY between 30 and 50. The summer temps are usually well above 90.

I don't go to Miami very much, but from what I have seen the town has recovered from the floods. I think that its about the same as it was before the floods. I think what really keeps the town alive is the casinos.
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Old 01-30-2008, 08:56 AM
 
Location: So. Dak.
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You're lucky because you live close to beautiful countryside. We spent a night in Joplin and enjoyed it. BUT on our way home we somehow got lost (AGAIN) and ended up really far into Joplin. That wasn't fun, but we did find a very nice gent who was out doing yardwork that gave us directions.
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Old 01-30-2008, 08:57 AM
 
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Alot of areas around Tulsa are growing Sulpapa, Owasso, Jenks, and Glenpool to name a few.
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Old 01-30-2008, 09:44 AM
 
Location: Bourbonnais, IL
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Hello,

I live in Joplin which is about 25 miles northeast of Miami in Missouri. I don't think those jobs are easily accessible in Miami. I think that Joplin is the closest city with those type of jobs. The weather is sometimes crazy. Yesterday morning it was 60 degrees, but by the afternoon it was in the 30s and even snowed a little bit. The winter temperature highs are USUALLY between 30 and 50. The summer temps are usually well above 90.

I don't go to Miami very much, but from what I have seen the town has recovered from the floods. I think that its about the same as it was before the floods. I think what really keeps the town alive is the casinos.
I second that opinion, Joplin is a very nice and growing town. May not be Oklahoma but it's close
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Old 04-23-2008, 12:42 PM
 
Location: Commerce, Oklahoma
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I live in Commerce, Oklahoma and I think it is just fine in Miami! __
Albeit, it is not Joplin, but there is alot of building going on, and if you are a taxidemist, there are certainly enough dead animals on the roads that you'll have plenty of materials to practice your craft. ~~

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Old 04-24-2008, 02:44 PM
 
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Smile Landscaping on Grand Lake

I don't think you will find much in Miami. All the construction and landscaping work is over on Grand Lake. Look at possibilities in Grove and Langley or Jay.

I have a property manager look after my property on Grand Lake. She hires people to do the lawn, trees, and maintenace to the dock, et. al. There are tons of retirees or vacationers on a very big lake that do not want to do yard work and have the money to add on or build new places.

Lots of wind and ice storms make tree work a big thing. I would suggest you contact the Grove or Langley Chamber of Commerce. Have them hook you up with a landscaping service or building contractor. What ever you do, don't be too pushy. This is not New York City or even New York State for that matter. People here are hard workers but very laid back. Things do not get done in a Yankee or New York minute. Be prepared to work for lower wages--at least while you are starting out. Don't be overly competitive with the people that are now here--ease your way in. Oklahomans like people who wave, smile, and ask about their kids. After the small talk they will talk business if they are of a mind to--I come from very competitive family in Minnesota and I had to learn to tone it down when in Oklahoma. Best of luck to you and God Bless. Oh, that reminds me, church is a good place to make contacts, here.
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