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Old 12-08-2018, 11:06 AM
 
Location: Coastal California
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I moved out of California in 2008 to Oklahoma. Came back to California in late 2011. Hope to be back in Oklahoma by late 2019 or early 2020.
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Old 12-08-2018, 04:50 PM
 
Location: Cushing OK
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California doesn't have anything like the Steer Inn I bet.

I worked temporarily at the hospital in Cushing about 20 years ago and I would go to the Steer Inn to eat fairly frequently. The owner would be there often and greet me at my table.

I was living in Norman at the time and much of the time I would leave Cushing and stop in Chandler to eat at the Steer in sometimes and the owner guy got a kick out of the fact that I frequented both locations (I think they closed the Chandler one and opened in Mannford).

Fond memories of the Cushing hospital and the Steer Inn.

The last time I had visitors we did a delayed birthday dinner. Without question I said Steer Inn. Its food is awesome. I enjoyed every morsel of it. And my favorite pizza place has become Mazzios. Delivery is free if its over I think 20 dollars so get more and I have wonderful munchies for days.


Recently I got signed up for medicare, and ended up choosing the new Humana hospital. When I was cutting some veggies with lots of slippery stuff oozine, the knife slipped and cut my had really bad, and their treatment and people really really impressed me, so I am now set up to go there for major things. They even provide a ride to the doctor if you don't have one.


I very nearly decided to move, but the dollar cost of living some place else made me think hard about it. And it looks like Cushing is doing a LOT to improve itself. I've thought about if I was to move, where I'd go and as I'm used to the quiet of a town like this, something like a busy suburb does not fit me anymore.


I have FINALLY got done with the pile of medicare stuff and its all set up and the agents quit calling and I'm even considering a dentist. But right now nobody is calling to say I need to sign anything so I'm good.


When it warm enough one would want to be outside, I'll have to look into a ride to the rebuild parts of Cushng and deny amazon for a few things.
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Old 12-13-2018, 02:45 AM
 
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Originally from California, moved to Florida for a few years, hate the year round heat and humidity, now moving to OK, outside of Tulsa. House is on the market and looking forward to starting a new journey. Hopefully OK will NOT go the way of California. Texas and Florida are creeping in too many far lefties for my taste-they tend to ruin communities/states.
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Old 12-13-2018, 03:29 AM
 
Location: plano
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You can count on OK not going the way of California on any level. However, you might look at Tennessee it is a lower tax state than those you are considering and its a four seasons climate with summer probably their roughest weather wife. Its pretty around Nashville or in Eastern Tn near smokey mountain national park.
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Old 12-14-2018, 02:37 PM
 
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Hi Johnhw2
I had considered TN originally but house prices had gone up so much that it was out of my price range in most places. In addition, I had a bad hospital/doctor experience there so really bad memories. But I'll give eastern TN another look. Isn't Nashville going blue? Or close to it? If so, I'm gonna have to pass, no actually I'm gonna have to run. LOL What other eastern TN cities would you suggest where I can get a decent 3/2 for under 150k? Normally I would spend a lot more for a house but I have kids college 150k college tuition to pay for in the next two years. Yikes!


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You can count on OK not going the way of California on any level. However, you might look at Tennessee it is a lower tax state than those you are considering and its a four seasons climate with summer probably their roughest weather wife. Its pretty around Nashville or in Eastern Tn near smokey mountain national park.
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Old 12-14-2018, 07:27 PM
 
Location: Stillwater, Oklahoma
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You can count on OK not going the way of California on any level. However, you might look at Tennessee it is a lower tax state than those you are considering and its a four seasons climate with summer probably their roughest weather wife. Its pretty around Nashville or in Eastern Tn near smokey mountain national park.
Ha, Oklahoma City just elected a Democrat Rep for Congress for the first time in decades. But I bet many people like you didn't think that would happen anytime soon. It's really the western half of Oklahoma where it's very rural that is really dependably Republican indefinitely. The people out that way are so conservative, that they were opposed to legalizing medical marijuana by HUGE margins.
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Old 12-15-2018, 09:40 AM
 
Location: plano
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Hi Johnhw2
I had considered TN originally but house prices had gone up so much that it was out of my price range in most places. In addition, I had a bad hospital/doctor experience there so really bad memories. But I'll give eastern TN another look. Isn't Nashville going blue? Or close to it? If so, I'm gonna have to pass, no actually I'm gonna have to run. LOL What other eastern TN cities would you suggest where I can get a decent 3/2 for under 150k? Normally I would spend a lot more for a house but I have kids college 150k college tuition to pay for in the next two years. Yikes!
Home prices are up in Nashville metro and in Knoxville more so than Chattanooga. Johnson City area is less privet as are towns in the cumberlin plateau east of Nash and west of Knox.

Tennessee is more conservative than Texas which still has very limited state and local gov. Nash proper will be liberal leaning but not the most and rest of the state.

I was surprised okc got a dem rep. I just don't have high expectations if any gov. Dems tend to want more regs and "help" from the gov in you name the topic. I oppose the gov deciding things like medical marijuana and other uses of it
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Old 12-15-2018, 11:03 AM
 
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Actually it was the people of Oklahoma that decided on marijuana, not the government.
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Old 12-18-2018, 11:29 AM
 
Location: United States of Jerry Falwell
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Ha, Oklahoma City just elected a Democrat Rep for Congress for the first time in decades. But I bet many people like you didn't think that would happen anytime soon. It's really the western half of Oklahoma where it's very rural that is really dependably Republican indefinitely. The people out that way are so conservative, that they were opposed to legalizing medical marijuana by HUGE margins.

Western Oklahoma however is extremely sparsely populated.

I would say the engine that drives Oklahoma's strong cultural/religious conservatism is concentrated in the OKC suburbs and in the far eastern part of the state, near Ft. Smith, Arkansas. That part of the state is more significant than a lot of people give it credit for and seems to be where some of the more draconian laws come from.
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Old 12-18-2018, 03:36 PM
 
Location: Stillwater, Oklahoma
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Western Oklahoma however is extremely sparsely populated.

I would say the engine that drives Oklahoma's strong cultural/religious conservatism is concentrated in the OKC suburbs and in the far eastern part of the state, near Ft. Smith, Arkansas. That part of the state is more significant than a lot of people give it credit for and seems to be where some of the more draconian laws come from.
I agree. And the Tulsa area tends to come up with some strange, sometimes unconstitutional bills from the Christian Right.

Oklahoma's 3rd congressional district takes up most of western Oklahoma. Over all, the district is a very rich source for Republican votes. It includes all of Canadian County, which goes stronger for OKC suburbia Republican votes than other suburbs. After the 2020 census, it will be interesting to see if Republicans try to reshape Oklahoma City to give its congressional district more Republican votes, so all 5 Oklahoma districts can return Republican. All of Oklahoma City and Oklahoma County in District 5. It has grown in population so much that it will probably have to be split in two or more. The other districts are also rich with Republican votes. It may be a complex chore getting all redistricting just right to fairly meet population requirements while pleasing Republicans.
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