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Old 02-07-2007, 05:45 AM
 
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Hi, We are looking to move to the midwest. We drove through Guthrie and it seemed nice. Does anyone have any info on like in this small town> thanks
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Old 02-09-2007, 12:18 AM
 
Location: Deep Dirty South
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I haven't spent much time in Guthrie for years, but this is what I know:

It was the original capital of OK. It's a fairly small town but has some nice buildings, the schools are supposed to be good, and they have some serious bluegrass and jazz banjo and chili festivals and such there.

Not too far from OKC.

Summers, like anywhere else in OK, are terrible and seem to get worse every year. Tons of humidity and tons of heat. Last summer about 3 straight weeks in August hovered around 110 without a drop of rain.

You will be welcomed by the people. Friendly folks. Very churchy, though. A fine community but not what you'd call progressive.
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Old 02-09-2007, 06:38 AM
 
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I have seen photos of the towndown, and it really looked like a nice place to shop. I have plans on visiting there someday.
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Old 02-09-2007, 12:24 PM
 
Location: Bourbonnais, IL
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Default Wasn't that hot.

Last August Guthrie had 3 stretches of 2 days straight above 100. 1 stretch of 3 days straight above 100. And 1 stretch of 7 days straight above 100. All in all 16 days above 100. Certainly not 3 weeks of 110.

Personally I don't think I'd like Guthrie, it's small (although growing slowly) and has about the most history of any town in central Ok. The only thing I'd really like about it is that you can be to downtown OKC in a half hour.
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Old 02-18-2007, 06:06 AM
 
Location: Oklahoma
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Guthrie has a lot of history. As described it was once the capitol of Oklahoma and it has a fairly large dowtown historic district. It has some restaurants and bars and a few good places to eat. It has the largest Victorian preserved district in the United States. Hard to believe but it's marketed all the time.

What is happening to Guthrie is that it is turning from an old sleepy town that was depressed for 70 years into the next hot outlying suburb. It is just outside of Edmond and Edmond is the highest per capita income city in the state. Some of the people who would have moved to Edmond want to get further out and into Guthrie.
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Old 02-23-2007, 03:30 PM
 
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thanks, someday i hope to visit it and see this historic district.
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Old 02-23-2007, 04:12 PM
 
Location: Guthrie, Ok
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As stated above, Guthrie is on the cusp of a "progressive" change if you will.
We welcome all who have not been here in awhile to come see our fair cities new awakening!

P.S. It is still HOT here in the summers, something we are all used to I guess
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