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Old 11-26-2007, 09:06 PM
 
Location: So. Dak.
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Get those winters warmed up a bit and I'd gladly be an Okie. We think that eastern OK is beautiful and everyone has always seemed so friendly and down to earth there.
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Old 11-26-2007, 09:43 PM
 
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Default Moving Back

Howdy all,

I am a native Shawnee. My husband and I have been out of the state for many years pursuing careers. We want to come back home to roost so to speak.

I dont want to move back to Shawnee. I still have family there but what turned me off was the water. What happened I dont know. But, when was growing up there was good water. Now you can't drink it, well I dont want to. It tastes bad.

So, I am looking for areas that have good tasting water and a couple of acres and of course internet access.

Since I am an artist I would love to have good access to 35 for easy trips to Dallas.

Any tips for a okie moving back??

I am currently surfing property in Ardmore.

Thanks
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Old 11-26-2007, 10:32 PM
 
Location: Wind comes sweeping down the...
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OKC has great tasting water.....At least recently!
Clean, neutral Oklahoma City water wins taste test | U.S. | Reuters
It was hard for me to believe also.......
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Old 11-26-2007, 10:38 PM
 
Location: Hughes County, Oklahoma
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Maybe Davis. I think the city uses well water.
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Old 11-27-2007, 03:33 AM
 
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Choctaw,

Did you end up in NM? My husband wanted to live there. He thinks he likes desserts. I talked him out of it by showing him what we could get for our money in NM. A house with no yard, ugly, and depressing. I said, "You can't even grow a garden there." I said that I wanted fruit trees and plants, a garden. He changed his mind to the point that we didn't even stop to look on our way to Oklahoma. realtor.com is a great website as that is what told me what was there to buy.

Computer Guy, You passed the screening process long ago.
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Old 11-27-2007, 08:37 AM
 
Location: Pawnee Nation
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We had one of those city guys move in near a friends place. First thing he did was call the friend and ask if he could keep the rooster quiet. The friends place is adjacent to the west side of the city fella's place, so he put in some hog pens on the fence line. You have any idea what 50 hogs on half an acre of ground smells like? It wasn't 2 months before the real estate sign went up. Guy that bought the place hired my friend to raise him a couple of hogs.......we deal with silly as s ed strangers.....and they either leave or they change.
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Old 11-27-2007, 08:40 AM
 
Location: Fort Worth/Dallas
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Howdy all,

I am a native Shawnee. My husband and I have been out of the state for many years pursuing careers. We want to come back home to roost so to speak.

I dont want to move back to Shawnee. I still have family there but what turned me off was the water. What happened I dont know. But, when was growing up there was good water. Now you can't drink it, well I dont want to. It tastes bad.

So, I am looking for areas that have good tasting water and a couple of acres and of course internet access.

Since I am an artist I would love to have good access to 35 for easy trips to Dallas.

Any tips for a okie moving back??

I am currently surfing property in Ardmore.

Thanks

Pauls Valley is right off the Interstate and I think the town is really nice. I don't know about the water. Pauls Valley is just North of Ardmore.
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Old 11-27-2007, 08:42 AM
 
Location: Fort Worth/Dallas
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We had one of those city guys move in near a friends place. First thing he did was call the friend and ask if he could keep the rooster quiet. The friends place is adjacent to the west side of the city fella's place, so he put in some hog pens on the fence line. You have any idea what 50 hogs on half an acre of ground smells like? It wasn't 2 months before the real estate sign went up. Guy that bought the place hired my friend to raise him a couple of hogs.......we deal with silly as s ed strangers.....and they either leave or they change.
Good for your friend! The only way to keep a rooster quite is to kill them, and that's not what we want!
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Old 11-27-2007, 08:58 AM
 
Location: N. Central Ohio
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Default Here's a bit of a reply why we're considering OK.

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I understand your concern. I think a lot of the growth is coming from the outrageous land and home prices in other states. Also, I think a lot of people are frankly tired of the rude, rat race mentality that has come into being in their home states and they are looking to simplify things somewhat. I certainly hope that all of the people coming to Oklahoma don't change it from what it is, but I suppose in time it will happen; we can only hope that it's way, way, way down the road.
Yes, for us Synopsis pretty much hit the nail on the head with his reply. We are tired of the rat race, or I like to call it the hamster wheel, here in Northern OH. We are looking to simplify our lives. We'd like to purchase an existing house, or, maybe a tiny farm. We have a few years until we retire (dawgone-it!) but, we are looking ahead to the future. My husband was stationed in Oklahoma years ago when he was in the Army. He always mentions the good quality of people who lived there & how nice they were. I grew-up in rural SE Ohio (in the hills) - my husband was a farm boy. Another thing for us too is we're getting tired of dealing with such snowy winters. We love 4 seasons but, this snow can be so much work.
In my opinion, I wouldn't think there would be a big rush for people to move to OK. What very few people I've talked to about our possibly moving there look at me as if I'm crazy or they have a discouraging comment. You know what? I'm not telling them anything differently. We're keeping this secret to ourselves.
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Old 11-27-2007, 09:17 AM
 
Location: Hughes County, Oklahoma
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Looks like you have passed the first part of the screening process, bjb123.
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