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Old 07-19-2012, 06:37 PM
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Originally Posted by rockyinyourradio View Post
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.
You should be a moderator Rocky. That's a compliment friend. You offer a lot of great information on this forum.
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Old 08-13-2012, 02:08 PM
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I am a truck driver looking for a decent paying job, I live in Houston and make $20 an hour with no ot and its not enough, another truck driver told me about Woodward, has anyone read or seen adds for truck drivers?, is there a local newspaper that i can check in the web for truck jobs?,
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Old 08-16-2012, 10:10 AM
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You my try THE PENNY NEWS. It's an online version of local/area paper. Lots of jobs posted in western Oklahoma region. Paper is updated every Wednesday. Several jobs listed for class A drivers with hazmat.
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Old 08-17-2012, 08:30 PM
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You might want to talk to Pinnergy. I know they have an office in weatherford ok. I talked to their safety man today and was told they are opening a yard in Woodward. They are hiring drivers. They are a good company to work for. Good luck. Oh yeah they have a help wanted info add in the penny news.
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Old 09-02-2012, 05:43 PM
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Default Drivers

Lot of jobs for drivers with CDL. Quite a few have had $1,000-$3,000 sign on bonuses
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Old 11-01-2014, 07:18 PM
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I moved to Woodward, OK in 2013 because of my job (Wind Energy). For those who will be moving here (usually due to your job), here are some information that I hope would be useful.

If you are moving from a bigger city or metro area, you probably would not like Woodward. If your wife or girlfriend and kids are coming with you, they will definitely hate Woodward. Reason is that there is nothing much to do here and is quite boring. No shopping for the women...not easy if your wife is not working. There are also not many good restaurants and they are expensive.

There is no shopping mall in Woodward. This is only what Woodward offers: Grocery stores - Walmart Supercenter and United Grocery, Dollar Tree, Walgreens, Dollar General. Fast food - McDonalds, Sonic, Pizza Hut, KFC, Subway, Braums, Taco Mayo. Restaurant - some Mexican restaurants, 1 Chinese buffet and 2 or 3 steakhouses. The only thing nice in this town is the movie theatre called Lakeside Cinema 6. Ticket is only $5.00 for matinee.

The closest town that you can go and do some decent shopping is Enid, OK which is about 1.5 hour drive to the East. Or you can go to Oklahoma City which is about 2.5 hour drive away. Woodward is pretty much in the middle of nowhere.

The biggest apartment complex in Woodward is Briarwood Apartments (228 units). The phone# is 580-256-6505 if you are interested. With one year lease, the 1 BR is $445, 2 BR $545, 3BR $675-$725 (as at Nov 2014).

Please also note that the sales tax in Woodward is 9.825%. You get taxed for groceries too - 9.825%. That is correct.

Overall it is not cheap to live in Woodward, unless your paycheck is good. Most of my co-workers are from different states and they do not like it here. Some of them left because their families do not want to stay in Woodward. I am planning to leave next year because my wife is tired of this place too.

Good luck if you are moving to Woodward.
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Old 11-01-2014, 07:51 PM
Location: Stillwater, Oklahoma
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Maybe a portion of Woodward city sales tax goes to fix or rebuild streets. That's how they do it in Stillwater.

A new hot spot for earthquakes has popped up east of Woodward and near Mooreland. Has there been a lot of oil drilling activity near there?
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Old 11-03-2014, 12:35 AM
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Woodward always strikes me a place that has potential. I hope it grows and becomes better.
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Old 11-04-2014, 08:45 PM
Location: Piedmont, Okla.
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If the right people get into or stay in office (pun not intended) the oil industry will only get better, thus more jobs will be created, which means more tax dollars.. and perhaps more amenities coming to Woodward. Maybe better medical too which I've heard is lacking (more input on that?)

The only concern, being that Woodward is so driven economically by oil in particular, is that eventually, this resource will run low.. this can't last forever, but maybe the next 10-20 years? who knows. In the shorter term, another concern, I'm sure you noticed that gas prices have come down substantially over the last couple of months, chiefly because of an economic slow down overseas, but also because we are becoming more oil independent. Just today, oil prices closed around 77 dollars/barrel. I would think if oil prices fall much further, that could have a negative effect on the oil companies. Remember the 80's.. for those of you who lived here then.. pretty tough time in Okla. then, chiefly because the oil glut and super cheap prices.

Overall, I like Woodward. I had a courier business for several months and I was up there every day during the week. I think overall, people are nice, real estate prices are still reasonable, schools are acceptable. The town is growing and there is Fort Supply Lake not to far to the northwest, which is a rather pretty oasis on the great plains.. it's a good lake for swimming and fishing.

So really, it's how you make it out to be.. a good positive attitude for starters on anywhere you live, usually will make life far easier. It's taken me half a life time to finally master that.
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