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Old 01-01-2012, 07:36 PM
 
Location: Tennessee for now. Possibly Beulah ND soon.
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Hello I have been offered a job hauling frac sand to the well sites in the Woodward area. My wife and I are in our mid 40's and live in a small town in Tennessee. Her son is 19 and is going to school in Florida, so it will just be us. The slower pace is not a problem for us. The question I have, is how is the town in general and how about rental property there? Is there any available and roughly how much is the rent say for a 1 or 2 bedroom apt. or small house. I have done a little looking online and didn't find many leads on rentals. My wife has some legal experience and data entry as well. Will she have a problem finding a job there? Although I will be making as much as both of us combined here in Tennessee. Seems like a really nice town from what I can see. Any info would be appreciated and if I left out any info on ourselves that you need to further help us out, don't hesitate to let me know. Thanks a million.
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Old 01-01-2012, 08:37 PM
 
Location: Stillwater, Oklahoma
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Right. It's isn't a bad town and unlike most small towns in Oklahoma it is actually growing some. Worse Oklahoma towns have been asked about on here.
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Old 01-01-2012, 09:55 PM
 
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been through it a few times, to me it looked like any small farming community, but a little bigger. I am sure the weather will be the same as southwestern kansas, windy, dry. But the scenery is nice.
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Old 01-01-2012, 10:16 PM
 
Location: Piedmont, Okla.
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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..
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Old 01-01-2012, 10:25 PM
 
Location: Tennessee for now. Possibly Beulah ND soon.
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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..
Ive grown out of the bar scene lol, but the recreational activities sound great..Love camping and fishing,also a little deer hunting.
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Old 01-02-2012, 11:28 AM
 
Location: Tennessee for now. Possibly Beulah ND soon.
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Anyone know about the rental situation there?
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Old 01-02-2012, 12:17 PM
 
Location: Pawnee Nation
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My ONLY objection to Woodward is the constant wind. Other than that I love that part of the state. About 100 houses sold in the past 6 months ranging in price from 40,000 to 400,000 so I would imagine finding a rental will be relatively possible provided you don't have any extraordinary needs. You might want to find a long term motel for a while or an apartment first before you actually move. There is likely a bit of competition for in town housing from the workers in the wind generator and the oil field industries.

In fact, as I think about it, if you have a decent travel trailer that you can use long term, or can acquire one worth the money where you are, you can probably sell it there for a premium when you settle down in a permanent place.
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Old 01-02-2012, 01:32 PM
 
Location: Tennessee for now. Possibly Beulah ND soon.
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My ONLY objection to Woodward is the constant wind. Other than that I love that part of the state. About 100 houses sold in the past 6 months ranging in price from 40,000 to 400,000 so I would imagine finding a rental will be relatively possible provided you don't have any extraordinary needs. You might want to find a long term motel for a while or an apartment first before you actually move. There is likely a bit of competition for in town housing from the workers in the wind generator and the oil field industries.

In fact, as I think about it, if you have a decent travel trailer that you can use long term, or can acquire one worth the money where you are, you can probably sell it there for a premium when you settle down in a permanent place.
Thanks..Rentals are what I'm looking at until I get the feel of the place. Do you know roughly what rent goes for say a 1 or 2 bedroom apt?
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Old 01-02-2012, 03:38 PM
 
Location: Pawnee Nation
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Thanks..Rentals are what I'm looking at until I get the feel of the place. Do you know roughly what rent goes for say a 1 or 2 bedroom apt?
Sorry, but I don'.
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Old 01-04-2012, 09:49 AM
 
Location: Tennessee for now. Possibly Beulah ND soon.
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Anyone else have any opinions on the rental situation in woodward?
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