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Old 03-31-2024, 05:03 PM
 
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Poteau-Ft Smith area is actually quite nice and is generally unknown amongst most Oklahomans because it is Arkansas-centric.

But the market area is relatively large and when Ft. Smith metro is combined with NW Arkansas... and Poteau kind of functions as the southwest node of a vast strung out multinodal metro. But once you are south or west of Poteau... you got good old fashioned boonies. LOL.
Not a lot of people live in this region but it's pretty. There are hills and Arkansas lake. Sallisaw and Poteau are some of the only sizable towns apart from Fort Smith. I've lived in more remote places but around lots of beauty, probably wouldn't want to be south or west of Poteau.
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Old 04-01-2024, 07:21 AM
 
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Not a lot of people live in this region but it's pretty. There are hills and Arkansas lake. Sallisaw and Poteau are some of the only sizable towns apart from Fort Smith. I've lived in more remote places but around lots of beauty, probably wouldn't want to be south or west of Poteau.
My larger point is that you feel pretty rural in Poteau... but you are in an MSA that is approaching 300K (Ft. Smith) and that MSA is right next to an MSA that is about 550 K (Fayetteville, Springdale)...

So a person in Poteau isn't as "alone" as thy might think.

The funny part is that other parts of Oklahoma they think Poteau is some isolated burg at the end of the earth.
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Old 04-01-2024, 01:33 PM
 
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Thanks. I did stop in Durant from DFW. That's quite a casino. It seems that as soon as you enter passed the OK state line, the DFW sprawl finally ends. I can imagine many Texans moving to OK.
The casino has doubled twice in my 14 yrs in Plano. The Choctaw re very good goo for the community as well. There is a new steel recycling mill in durant tht was a half a Billion investment that brought good jobs to Durant and the tribe donated $5M to help get them to chose durant.

CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR CHOICE AND EDDIE G on his insights about tht area. I’ve been to Narkansas and found it u inquest and nice and fast growing. Hope all goes good for you in the new area.
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Old 04-04-2024, 05:38 PM
 
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Thank you. I'm now under contract to buy a home in LeFlore County, OK. It's a safe quiet area between Poteau and Fort Smith AR. I do like the greenery compared to somewhere like Lawton. So far everyone I've talked to is friendly. There's definitely some poverty but not the worst. The home is on a corner lot of land and needs a couple big projects per inspection and I look forward to make it mine.
Great.

Beautiful area. Spent a lot of time over there. One of our favorite lakes is Lake Wister. You’ll probably see us out there.
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Old 04-11-2024, 01:22 PM
 
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My larger point is that you feel pretty rural in Poteau... but you are in an MSA that is approaching 300K (Ft. Smith) and that MSA is right next to an MSA that is about 550 K (Fayetteville, Springdale)...

So a person in Poteau isn't as "alone" as thy might think.

The funny part is that other parts of Oklahoma they think Poteau is some isolated burg at the end of the earth.
The actual isolated end of the earth in Oklahoma is Boise City.
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Old 04-11-2024, 01:30 PM
 
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Thanks. I did stop in Durant from DFW. That's quite a casino. It seems that as soon as you enter passed the OK state line, the DFW sprawl finally ends. I can imagine many Texans moving to OK.
I can't imagine many Texans wanting anything to do with moving to Oklahoma and working in Texas once they learn they will be required to deal with the nuisance of filing an Oklahoma tax return on income earned in Texas. Besides that it's an hour or two plus drive to the DFW area for jobs.
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Old 04-11-2024, 02:53 PM
 
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I can't imagine many Texans wanting anything to do with moving to Oklahoma and working in Texas once they learn they will be required to deal with the nuisance of filing an Oklahoma tax return on income earned in Texas. Besides that it's an hour or two plus drive to the DFW area for jobs.
O&G does generally not commute daily. Plenty fly. It is a personal decision based on a number of factors not just taxes and simple software is easy to use.
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Old 04-11-2024, 04:08 PM
 
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I don't know about Fort Smith, but I've been in Little Rock for 1 year, 5 months and 13 days. Yes, I'm counting the days. Don't get me wrong, it IS the South so people are generally friendly and pleasant. That's why I came, and have zero regrets about that. But the crime is bad, and Fort Smith is the same, at least from what my friends here tell me.

It's also a lot more conservative and Republican if that makes any difference. What I can't handle is how the Black and White communities are totally, totally separate, including having self segregated areas! It's not what I'm used to and I don't like it.

My take on Arkansas is that it is more backwoods than Southern. I grew up on the Mississippi Gulf Coast and have lived in Houston, New Orleans, Knoxville and Savannah. Florida cities too, but Florida ain't the South. Arkansas is not like any of the Southern places I have lived, it's just "different". Love the people in general, but looking forward to moving to another place in the South.
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Old 04-14-2024, 02:37 PM
 
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The casino has doubled twice in my 14 yrs in Plano. The Choctaw re very good goo for the community as well. There is a new steel recycling mill in durant tht was a half a Billion investment that brought good jobs to Durant and the tribe donated $5M to help get them to chose durant.

CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR CHOICE AND EDDIE G on his insights about tht area. I’ve been to Narkansas and found it u inquest and nice and fast growing. Hope all goes good for you in the new area.
Thanks. My sister use to live in Fayetteville and I looked forward to visiting. Bro in law worked for proctor and gamble. They had a huge house that wasn't even that valuable, they couldn't even furnish all the square footage. Since then I had a favorable impression of the region, how it's sunny with four seasons and near natural attractions.
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Old 04-14-2024, 02:40 PM
 
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I can't imagine many Texans wanting anything to do with moving to Oklahoma and working in Texas once they learn they will be required to deal with the nuisance of filing an Oklahoma tax return on income earned in Texas. Besides that it's an hour or two plus drive to the DFW area for jobs.
If I moved from Texas to OK, I would want my new job to be in OK and not have to drive into Texas.
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