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Old 10-20-2016, 03:11 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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Both my husband and I have lived in San Diego all of our lives. I'm white and my husband is Filipino. We are conservative Christians and we homeschool our 3 kids. We're considering moving to OK mainly because the housing is so much cheaper and also because we think raising a family in Oklahoma will be so much easier for our boys as adults.

My husband is a city boy. He wouldn't fit in well with cowboys. .... unless they don't care that he is a city boy. We do want to have some acreage outside of Tulsa but he's not used to doing things himself, like putting up a fence etc. He's never rode a horse in his life. Sorry if I sound ignorant but I'm wondering if we will feel out of place in Tulsa. Will everyone know we're not from Tulsa because we don't have the OK accent? lol Are we going to get a lot of stares? Since I am a conservative Christian I'm used to not fitting in but I would be bothered by racism. Is there much racism around Tulsa's outlying cities?

We are also interested in doing a little prepping. Can you describe what family life is like in the rural areas? Is it like homey country..."can I borrow a cup of sugar" or is it more like I will shoot you country while I sit on my porch and smoke and drink all day? Is it friendly or trashy? Sorry if you find that offensive but I have no idea what to expect.

I'm also a little worried about being homesick. San Diego is my home although we have a love/hate relationship. It's dry and expensive here! I love the rain in Oklahoma, I like that it's green. I want to be able to garden and raise animals and own our own home. Does anyone have any experience with moving away from your hometown and away from all family? That is what gave me cold feet. My family gives me guilt trips. I might go home for the summers though! I think we need to visit to get a "feel" for it. Any opinions would be greatly appreciated!

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Old 10-21-2016, 03:20 AM
 
Location: The State Of California
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Default If You Want Acreage Move Neat These Four Big Lake Or To Catoosa OK

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Both my husband and I have lived in San Diego all of our lives. I'm white and my husband is Filipino. We are conservative Christians and we homeschool our 3 kids. We're considering moving to OK mainly because the housing is so much cheaper and also because we think raising a family in Oklahoma will be so much easier for our boys as adults.

My husband is a city boy. He wouldn't fit in well with cowboys. .... unless they don't care that he is a city boy. We do want to have some acreage outside of Tulsa but he's not used to doing things himself, like putting up a fence etc. He's never rode a horse in his life. Sorry if I sound ignorant but I'm wondering if we will feel out of place in Tulsa. Will everyone know we're not from Tulsa because we don't have the OK accent? lol Are we going to get a lot of stares? Since I am a conservative Christian I'm used to not fitting in but I would be bothered by racism. Is there much racism around Tulsa's outlying cities?

We are also interested in doing a little prepping. Can you describe what family life is like in the rural areas? Is it like homey country..."can I borrow a cup of sugar" or is it more like I will shoot you country while I sit on my porch and smoke and drink all day? Is it friendly or trashy? Sorry if you find that offensive but I have no idea what to expect.

I'm also a little worried about being homesick. San Diego is my home although we have a love/hate relationship. It's dry and expensive here! I love the rain in Oklahoma, I like that it's green. I want to be able to garden and raise animals and own our own home. Does anyone have any experience with moving away from your hometown and away from all family? That is what gave me cold feet. My family gives me guilt trips. I might go home for the summers though! I think we need to visit to get a "feel" for it. Any opinions would be greatly appreciated!
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Old 10-21-2016, 12:25 PM
 
Location: Stillwater, Oklahoma
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If you own a pickup truck, you'll fit in well.
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Old 10-21-2016, 04:05 PM
 
Location: NE, Oklahoma
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Both my husband and I have lived in San Diego all of our lives. I'm white and my husband is Filipino. We are conservative Christians and we homeschool our 3 kids. We're considering moving to OK mainly because the housing is so much cheaper and also because we think raising a family in Oklahoma will be so much easier for our boys as adults.

My husband is a city boy. He wouldn't fit in well with cowboys. .... unless they don't care that he is a city boy. We do want to have some acreage outside of Tulsa but he's not used to doing things himself, like putting up a fence etc. He's never rode a horse in his life. Sorry if I sound ignorant but I'm wondering if we will feel out of place in Tulsa. Will everyone know we're not from Tulsa because we don't have the OK accent? lol Are we going to get a lot of stares? Since I am a conservative Christian I'm used to not fitting in but I would be bothered by racism. Is there much racism around Tulsa's outlying cities?

We are also interested in doing a little prepping. Can you describe what family life is like in the rural areas? Is it like homey country..."can I borrow a cup of sugar" or is it more like I will shoot you country while I sit on my porch and smoke and drink all day? Is it friendly or trashy? Sorry if you find that offensive but I have no idea what to expect.

I'm also a little worried about being homesick. San Diego is my home although we have a love/hate relationship. It's dry and expensive here! I love the rain in Oklahoma, I like that it's green. I want to be able to garden and raise animals and own our own home. Does anyone have any experience with moving away from your hometown and away from all family? That is what gave me cold feet. My family gives me guilt trips. I might go home for the summers though! I think we need to visit to get a "feel" for it. Any opinions would be greatly appreciated!


Well, if you're conservative Christian, you'll fit in well in that respect. For the most part, I think Oklahoma is very welcoming so yes, its a "can I borrow a cup of sugar" kind of place... but really just depends on what town you settle in. I do think you're in for quite a culture shock coming from San Diego to rural Oklahoma. I would definitely visit first. It gets very hot here in the summer too, so be prepared for that.
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Old 10-22-2016, 03:36 PM
 
Location: The State Of California
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Default Skiatook or Grand Lake Take Your Pick....

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Old 10-23-2016, 08:13 AM
 
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Have you been to Tulsa? What makes you think that it will make life easier for your boys once the grow up? How do you plan to make a living in what you describe as rural OK? Tulsa is neither rural nor cheap. After a year at the perimeter of rural Ok I am still looking for the low cost of living))
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Old 10-23-2016, 10:48 AM
 
Location: Stillwater, Oklahoma
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Have you been to Tulsa? What makes you think that it will make life easier for your boys once the grow up? How do you plan to make a living in what you describe as rural OK? Tulsa is neither rural nor cheap. After a year at the perimeter of rural Ok I am still looking for the low cost of living))
Really, I never dreamed haircuts would cost as much as $25 in rural Oklahoma, or anywhere in Oklahoma. Just the the other day, I only paid $6.95 at ProCuts for a haircut from using a coupon from a circ that came in the mail. Regular price is $13.95.
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Old 10-23-2016, 12:23 PM
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It's expensive to move all the way to Oklahoma. But, once you're there, you can move all the way to Oz, free of charge, by using a good tornado to do all the moving work. Dorothy went to Oz from Kansas, but modern Oklahoma is a lot better. It has better tornadoes and it's in full living color, unlike the black and white of Dorothy's Kansas.
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Old 10-23-2016, 03:17 PM
 
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Really, I never dreamed haircuts would cost as much as $25 in rural Oklahoma, or anywhere in Oklahoma. Just the the other day, I only paid $6.95 at ProCuts for a haircut from using a coupon from a circ that came in the mail. Regular price is $13.95.
It is all ok)) You go to ProCuts with a coupon. What is "cheap" here? Groceries, gas, utilities, houses? Car tags!!!!
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Old 10-24-2016, 12:50 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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My personal advice if you're wanting to move from SoCal to a more rural type setting but still close to the city and have rain and a "greener pasture" in the literal sense, move to the DFW area. Tulsa is too backwards and OKC isn't much better right now although it is improving, I wouldn't even recommend my hometown above Tulsa to move to from SoCal. My opinion of course and take it with a grain of salt. Visit Tulsa. You may really like it. It's not a bad city.
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