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Old 05-13-2018, 09:06 AM
 
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I found some cheap decent houses online that I may be interested in. I was curious..... How is the town?
I see that it increased in population so that must be a good sign. I wonder why its growing.

Is it your typical small town?
Hows the crime rate?
Does it have a good or bad rep?
How is employment in the area?

Anyone familiar with Seminole?
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Old 05-13-2018, 10:13 PM
 
Location: Stillwater, Oklahoma
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If a town is big enough to have a Wal-Mart and Seminole does, it can't be too bad of a town. Wal-Mart lovers ought to try Stillwater where there are two Wal-Mart super centers plus one Neighborhood Market. But is housing cheap in Stillwater? No, unless it's a run down slum.
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Old 05-14-2018, 04:49 PM
 
Location: Dangling from a mooses antlers
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I found some cheap decent houses online that I may be interested in. I was curious..... How is the town?
I see that it increased in population so that must be a good sign. I wonder why its growing.

Is it your typical small town?
Hows the crime rate?
Does it have a good or bad rep?
How is employment in the area?

Anyone familiar with Seminole?

Increases in population usually are followed by a decrease in the quality of life.
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Old 05-14-2018, 05:17 PM
 
Location: Stillwater, Oklahoma
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Increases in population usually are followed by a decrease in the quality of life.
From what? More traffic congestion in the streets?
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Old 05-14-2018, 05:50 PM
 
Location: Jenks, Ok
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If a town is big enough to have a Wal-Mart and Seminole does, it can't be too bad of a town. Wal-Mart lovers ought to try Stillwater where there are two Wal-Mart super centers plus one Neighborhood Market. But is housing cheap in Stillwater? No, unless it's a run down slum.
That is the saddest metric for what is a good/bad town ever.
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Old 05-15-2018, 01:20 AM
 
Location: Stillwater, Oklahoma
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That is the saddest metric for what is a good/bad town ever.
I gather you prefer your towns to be very small. By the way, the Wal-Mart in Perry closed last year. For something to do the town has a small casino.
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Old 05-15-2018, 09:11 PM
 
Location: Jenks, Ok
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No, I prefer cities even if I live in Jenks. Still, Jenks is a world away from Stillwater. And I have no idea where Perry is.

But Wal-Mart instead of being a gauge of the health of small towns, is a leech destroying small town America.
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Old 05-16-2018, 03:46 PM
 
Location: Stillwater, Oklahoma
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No, I prefer cities even if I live in Jenks. Still, Jenks is a world away from Stillwater. And I have no idea where Perry is.

But Wal-Mart instead of being a gauge of the health of small towns, is a leech destroying small town America.
It's time I go to the aquarium again in Jenks. It would be a more interesting experience than going to the casino in Perry, or other casino.

Online businesses, like Amazon, for starters, are also causing lack of business problems in small towns. It doesn't affect just downtown these days, it's closing stores in strip malls, too.
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Old 05-16-2018, 05:09 PM
 
Location: Jenks, Ok
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It's time I go to the aquarium again in Jenks. It would be a more interesting experience than going to the casino in Perry, or other casino.

Online businesses, like Amazon, for starters, are also causing lack of business problems in small towns. It doesn't affect just downtown these days, it's closing stores in strip malls, too.

I would say that Amazon hurts retail in cities more than small towns. Amazon should HELP small towns by giving them access to goods that in previous times residents would have had to travel to find.

The Aquarium in Jenks is great, the whole Riverfront area is nice. It's about to get an outlet mall, I'm unsure if that's good or bad. There is The River Spirit Casino and Margaretaville right across the river if you want to gamble. But Jenks has no Wal-Mart, other than a Neighborhood Market, which is seriously ugly.
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Old 05-16-2018, 09:58 PM
 
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That awful Walmart supercenter is right across the street from the casino, more or less.

I agree that number of Walmarts = (+/-) town quality of life is a strange metric, not sure if serious.
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