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Old 01-06-2012, 12:04 PM
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Originally Posted by gayla66 View Post
Anyone else have any opinions on the rental situation in woodward?
Not sure of the rental information but you can search the Woodward News online and see what comes up. Also a few little towns close by you might look at. Mooreland is 10 miles to the east and if you like to play in the sand, the Little Sahara is about 30 min away.

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Old 01-06-2012, 02:10 PM
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Hi, I'm going to be relocated to Oklahoma City for 3 months for work. I've never been before. Info please!!
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Old 01-06-2012, 04:23 PM
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Hi, I'm going to be relocated to Oklahoma City for 3 months for work. I've never been before. Info please!!
Welcome to City Data and to the Oklahoma forum! Perhaps you may want to pose this question under a new thread. This is for info concerning Woodward which is 140 miles northwest of OKC. Also, you may want to scroll down through some of the past questions and the replies given so this won't become too redundant. If you still have any additional questions about rent, areas to live, etc., you should get enough info to steer you in the right direction.
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Old 01-06-2012, 07:58 PM
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Thanks Rocky. I actually started a new thread after I posted this . Forgot to delete. Thank you for the info!
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Old 03-29-2012, 06:07 PM
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Woodward is experiencing a growth boom. It has always been a hub for the area in different industries. Currently, wind farms and oil related are at the front. The job oppurtunities are excellent, they are hurting for workers here. (I've lived at Woodward for the past 32 years) The only drawback is that housing and rentals are at a premium. Overall the people here are friendly and tolerant. Populationwise, I personaly think the population here is more like 15,000+ and climbing.
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Old 03-30-2012, 10:40 AM
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Hey everyone, I found this forum via a search. There is a strong possibility that I will be offered a job located in Woodward very soon. From what I am reading, it looks like my only option is an apartment. Ideally, my wife and I would like to find a rental home. Does anyone know how the rental market for homes is looking currently? Also, my wife and I were looking at surrounding towns. Apparently there was little to no info on Mooreland and all the apartments that it listed were in Woodward. My wife was interesting in learning more about Fairview. Although it would be an hour commute, I wouldn't mind it. If anyone has anything to lend a hand, please let me know. Thanks!

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Old 07-16-2012, 08:24 PM
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Rental's are around, but with a recent tornado taking 80 some houses out, its a tight fight for them. Along with an increase in wind farms, drilling activity, ect. there are high demand for temporary homes.

If you have a little cash to swing for closing costs you'll be far better with a ARM loan on a house until you decide what property if any others you would like to purchase.

Expect 2x Standard loan costs for rental properties per month.
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Old 07-17-2012, 03:49 PM
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Spent lots of time in Woodward as I had a delivery route through there for over a year. It is growing some with the oil industry. Real estate prices are slightly cheaper than in OKC or even Tulsa. I would rent if possible the first year to see how you will like it. The people are pretty nice for the most part but lots of roughnecks. The bars I understand can get pretty rowdy so if that's your type of scene, be careful.. For a city of it's size you have a few decent restaurants, good grocery stores and a nice movie theatre. As for scenery.. won't be like Tennessee I assure you, but it is prettier around there than other places nearby. Alabaster Caverns State Park near Freedom is a nice place to go and you have Fort Supply Lake which is great for fishing and swimming which is about 15 miles NW of Woodward. Canton Lake east of Seiling or about 40 miles SE of Woodward is a large lake and is really nice for fishing, boating and swimming, so recreational activities if you enjoy that stuff will suffice. The weather is dry, very hot in the summer with frequent temperatures between 100 and 105F. Winter averages about 13 inches of snow, typical coldest temperatures is around 5 above but has been as warm as 80F in early February. Typically 1 to 3 tornadoes touch down within 30 miles of Woodward each year mostly between March to mid June, however Woodward has not been directly hit by a major tornado since April 1947. The thunderstorms can be quite amazing during that time of year. Hope this helps some. Best of luck on your move..
You must have been out of the state on April 15, 2012.
Massive Damage, Fatalities After Tornado Strikes Woodward - News9.com - Oklahoma City, OK - News, Weather, Video and Sports |
Woodward has a large machine shop. They remodel motorcycles. I know someone who worked there who remodeled Brian Bosworths. Jerry Covington - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. I have a niece who owned a costume shop there, but, it didn't do well enough, so she just closed it.

The people I know who live there really like it, but, I think it's the fact that they live in the country that they like so much. There sure aren't many things there. Not many restaurants. It's very windy over all of Oklahoma, but, it never seems to stop at all in Woodward.
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Old 07-19-2012, 11:18 AM
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Do not have anything good to say about Fairview town or the school. IMO that is the most cliquish community I have ever tried to live. Stayed four years,had a good job, kids that where athletes, really tried to fit in with local activities and church. Happy when I finally left there. Have talked to others who gave up also and in agreement about the difficuly of fitting in there.
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Old 07-19-2012, 11:30 AM
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Need to add that I really like Woodward area. Have family there and I occasionally work at Woodward. It will be a huge geographic change from TN. Open plains, Sandhills but it has it's own beauty, will be up to you to find it. As for the lakes mentioned canton and ft supply, not bad at all for western ok but will not compare to the lakes in TN., will probably be a big let down. Good luck, hope all goes well with new job.
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