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View Poll Results: Best town for semi-rural, but close to amenities for families with children
Norman 4 20.00%
Edmond 5 25.00%
Moore 2 10.00%
Other? 9 45.00%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 20. You may not vote on this poll

 
 
Old 04-30-2021, 04:16 PM
 
Location: The State Of California
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Speaking of Californians moving to OKC area, in case you haven't seen it before, here is a video of a Sacramento area family who recently did. They built a two story farm style home on 10 acres of land near the north edge of Stillwater.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2WX7...ature=emb_logo
One of the biggest misnomers about the migration from California to Oklahoma is that California doesn't have any conservatives.

California has millions of conservatives as a matter of fact there are more conservatives in the state of California than the state of Oklahoma!!!!

Most of the people living in California that are leaving California for Oklahoma or conservatives , those that are moderates or liberals typically leave California for Texas ......or Arizona.... Nevada.. Washington State and Oregon.. Idaho and Utah.....

Anybody from California that own real estate property in California could very easily live like a king and queen in Oklahoma...

By the way Vacaville California is 40 mi away from Sacramento California and 15 mi away from where I live....
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Old 04-30-2021, 06:18 PM
 
Location: The State Of California
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I'm not the OP, but I am from California! Also wondering about Oklahoma -- but Tulsa, not OKC.

This thread has been helpful. If anyone cares to provide insight into life in the Tulsa area suburbs (as opposed to being right in the heart of the city nor out in the sticks), I'm all ears.

We are a family of 4 and would like to leave CA quietly (meaning, we won't advertise it). Our hope is to end up someplace that isn't being overrun by transplants (is that what @turf3 meant by "infestation"???) from anyplace else.

If I should start my own thread, please let me know. I figured I'd just add onto this one since the OP hasn't yet returned but might be reading in the background...and since 33% of their poll results are "Other", well...
I am a transplant from ( Urban Tulsa ) (Metropolitan Tulsa ) (Consolidated Statistical area) Tulsa OK..

First let me quickly State the differences between Oklahoma City Oklahoma and Tulsa ..

Oklahoma City is a city created and made by the ordinary citizens of OKC..Tulsa Oklahoma on the other hand is a city that was built by a handful of Billionaires.. and multi-millionaires...

OKC is going to be a swing City purple City in 2022.. Tulsa isn't going to be a purple City until 2040 something.... The billionaires that build Tulsa were not conservatives but rather somebody that put their money in the community that they lived in.

But on the other hand the politicians and the power's that be in Tulsa have made very sure that Tulsa is going to be a Conservative Republican City (where ) world class attraction and venues (exist.)...

Tulsa is what it is mainly because it's people wanted it to be that way , a boring City that's great to raise a family in , with about five or six world class features attractions and venues....

1. The Gathering Place built by our current Billionaires George Kaiser (DEM)
2. Gilcrease museum world class
3. Philbrook museum world class
4. The fabled Cain's ballroom world class venue
5 BOK Arena world class entertainment and sports arena......

Near world class hard Rock hotel and casino
Spirit hotel and casino
Brady theater
The mabee center and oral Roberts University City of faith.....

You see Tulsa Oklahoma is Paradise for a conservative Californian wanting to relocate , and we welcome you as a transplant to the wonderful state of Oklahoma and City of Tulsa.....
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Old 04-30-2021, 07:25 PM
 
Location: plano
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I voted other. Durant is the option I recommend be considered. It has more connection to Texas specifically DFW. Durant has a number of businesses that located in Durant to get OK taxes etc. but still be close to DFW activity. Durant is growing rapidly, it
is the fastest growing county in Oklahoma that is not a suburban county near OKC or Tulsa.

It has a state university and the largest Choctaw Casino, closest one to Dallas so lots of entertainment for its size.

Durant is part of the DFW extended MSA due to all the cross business connections and commuters between it and DFW.

Its a nice small town for families and growing fast with good job prospects. It is 10 miles east of a huge lake (1100 miles of shoreline), Texoma, on the Red River just west of town. It is close to the greener, hilly part of Oklahoma in SE Oklahoma and is green with hills and decent sized trees, It is a warmer part of Oklahoma. I prefer Tulsa climate myself but I like colder weather.

Good luck OP, Ask way if you have questions
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Old 05-01-2021, 10:01 PM
 
Location: Stillwater, Oklahoma
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If someone isn't complaining about Oklahoma being "too humid" then they are complaining about it being "too dry".
It does get too dry during the winter. That's when a humidifier is nice to get rid of being shocked by static electricity.
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Old 05-01-2021, 10:32 PM
 
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You can garden darn near anywhere if you have enough water. The Californians are interested in the great fly over now cause only the wealthy can live the American dream on the west coast and lot of the east coast too. Unfortunately they bid up the once cheap areas so those that grew up there cant afford to buy. Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Missouri used to be cheap places to retire. Not so much anymore.
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Old 05-02-2021, 09:29 AM
 
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I voted other. Durant is the option I recommend be considered. It has more connection to Texas specifically DFW. Durant has a number of businesses that located in Durant to get OK taxes etc. but still be close to DFW activity. Durant is growing rapidly, it
is the fastest growing county in Oklahoma that is not a suburban county near OKC or Tulsa.

It has a state university and the largest Choctaw Casino, closest one to Dallas so lots of entertainment for its size.

Durant is part of the DFW extended MSA due to all the cross business connections and commuters between it and DFW.

Its a nice small town for families and growing fast with good job prospects. It is 10 miles east of a huge lake (1100 miles of shoreline), Texoma, on the Red River just west of town. It is close to the greener, hilly part of Oklahoma in SE Oklahoma and is green with hills and decent sized trees, It is a warmer part of Oklahoma. I prefer Tulsa climate myself but I like colder weather.

Good luck OP, Ask way if you have questions
Still trying to sell Durant? Why did you want to move to Tulsa a while back when your hometown is such a little paradise?
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Old 05-02-2021, 02:04 PM
 
Location: plano
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Wife has serious health issues and I prefer big cities. OP was not looking for a big city. So Tulsa is about as small as we can consider for both of our needs/wants
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