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Old 10-18-2021, 01:47 AM
 
Location: Stillwater, Oklahoma
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Thanks, Stillwater wasn't on my radar but everything you mentioned ticks the boxes for me.
Stillwater is easily the best town to live in Oklahoma if you don't want to live in the vast hugeness and crowding of the Oklahoma City and Tulsa metro areas, yet would appreciate looking forward to being just an hour's drive away from the many great attractions those two metros offer.

An awesome new attraction in Stillwater, itself, is the new state of the art McKnight Center for the Performing Arts at OSU. Financing of $70 million for its construction was provided for by wealthy OSU alumni. So OSU finally has a bigger auditorium than the one at Stillwater High School. But most of all it means that Stillwater can finally compete with Oklahoma City, Tulsa and the theaters of the biggest casinos in drawing diverse world class acts. For how diverse it can be, a recent weekend featured country music super star Tim McGraw and famed violinist Itzhak Perlman. The 2019 grand opening had the New York Philharmonic playing Beethoven's 3rd. The Philadelphia Orchestra is scheduled for next year. What small town in Oklahoma can beat that?

Many job openings are available at OSU, Stillwater hospital, possibly at the manufacturing plants and elsewhere.

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Old 10-23-2021, 11:20 PM
 
Location: Stillwater, Oklahoma
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My husband and I are sick of living in nanny state Maryland - we're red dots in a sea of blue - and even a lot of the other red dots are more purple (RINO), if you know what I mean? Or if not exactly purple (RINO), then at least repressed enough after decades of blue domination that they think either they can't do anything to make things more balanced or that the blue are actually okay. We also want to be able to afford to buy a home, and that's near-impossible in MD at our income level. So we're looking into red states like OK, FL, and TX. (Looking at OK partly because my sister is near Rush Springs, so it might be nice to see her in person instead of just online.) What are the pros and cons of living in OK? Where are some safe, conservative areas with good hands-on jobs with decent pay that don't require a college degree and have affordable (under $200k) homes not in a manufactured homes park (nothing wrong with living in one, we just want to be able to own the land our home sits on instead of paying rent)? Thanks.
Have you decided which state you want to move to?
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Old 10-24-2021, 06:08 PM
 
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Have you decided which state you want to move to?
Last post says Sherman, TX.
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Old 10-24-2021, 08:12 PM
 
Location: Stillwater, Oklahoma
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Last post says Sherman, TX.
Why not? It's a bit warmer in the winter time and unlike Oklahoma, Texas has no state income tax. No state income tax helps Texas grow faster than Oklahoma.
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Old 10-25-2021, 11:25 AM
 
Location: plano
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Sherman is a nice town. If one looks in that area, a check of Durant, 30 miles away from Sherman but in Oklahoma with a lower cost of living. Durant has a lot going for it considering its size with the casino and college bring in entertainment if that is your thing.

Another option for OP to consider is Tennessee. Nashville is too expensive but Chatt and Knoxville are nice smaller cities in Eastern TN. Tn is lower tax cost by Texas or Oklahoma by miles. It has become popular so housing costs are probably higher than comparable areas in Texas or Oklahoma.
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Old 10-25-2021, 12:05 PM
 
Location: Oklahoma
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Her sister lives in Rush Springs, OK. While Sherman and Durant are nice places it is still a pretty good drive between those places and Rush Springs. Still think Chickasha, Duncan/Marlow and suburban Lawton (Elgin in particular) would be the best spots to be close to Sis.
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Old 10-25-2021, 12:24 PM
 
Location: plano
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Her sister lives in Rush Springs, OK. While Sherman and Durant are nice places it is still a pretty good drive between those places and Rush Springs. Still think Chickasha, Duncan/Marlow and suburban Lawton (Elgin in particular) would be the best spots to be close to Sis.
I agree only responded when I heard they were considering Sherman
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Old 10-27-2021, 12:00 AM
 
Location: Stillwater, Oklahoma
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Sherman is a nice town. If one looks in that area, a check of Durant, 30 miles away from Sherman but in Oklahoma with a lower cost of living. Durant has a lot going for it considering its size with the casino and college bring in entertainment if that is your thing.
Oh, yeah, the big casino in Durant has the Choctaw Grand Theater. It seats 3000. It attracts big name music stars. Tim McGraw will perform there May 4.
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Old 05-02-2022, 09:59 PM
 
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Have you decided which state you want to move to?
No. But we are still thinking about it and really want to. My husband is open to doing blue collar jobs with on the job training.
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Old 05-03-2022, 10:57 AM
 
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No. But we are still thinking about it and really want to. My husband is open to doing blue collar jobs with on the job training.
Plenty of warehouse and unskilled labor available in the OKC area.
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