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Old 03-16-2007, 04:21 PM
 
Location: Hometown of Jason Witten
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Can anyone provide some information about the Arbuckle Mountains region? I have heard that it has nice scenery and low living costs.
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Old 03-19-2007, 10:18 AM
 
Location: Fort Worth/Dallas
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The Arbuckle Mountain region does have a pretty low cost of living. The Arbuckle Mountain range, although pretty, is very small (30-40 miles wide, 10 miles deep) and the peaks are only about 500 feet above the surrounding terrain (1300 ft or so above sea level). Davis is a nice town, at least I always thought the downtown looked nice. Ardmore is where all of the employment would be and it's about 10 miles South of the Arbuckles. Turner Falls is pretty and you should visit. They have some pretty nice campsites there and the Waterfall is beautiful. Google, or do a Wikipedia search on the Arbuckles to find out more.

Sulphur might have some employment there as well. The Chickasaw National Recreation area is in Sulphur and was once the only National Park in Oklahoma. At that time it was called Platt National Park. I'm not sure why they revoked it's status as a National Park.
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Old 03-20-2007, 05:58 PM
 
Location: Hometown of Jason Witten
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The Arbuckle Mountain region does have a pretty low cost of living. The Arbuckle Mountain range, although pretty, is very small (30-40 miles wide, 10 miles deep) and the peaks are only about 500 feet above the surrounding terrain (1300 ft or so above sea level). Davis is a nice town, at least I always thought the downtown looked nice. Ardmore is where all of the employment would be and it's about 10 miles South of the Arbuckles. Turner Falls is pretty and you should visit. They have some pretty nice campsites there and the Waterfall is beautiful. Google, or do a Wikipedia search on the Arbuckles to find out more.

Sulphur might have some employment there as well. The Chickasaw National Recreation area is in Sulphur and was once the only National Park in Oklahoma. At that time it was called Platt National Park. I'm not sure why they revoked it's status as a National Park.
Thanks, Synopsis, for the info. I have considered that area as a possible retirement destination. I suppose there would be ample shopping facilities in Ardmore.
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Old 03-29-2007, 01:16 PM
 
Location: Fort Worth/Dallas
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Ardmore should have plenty of shopping. If not, you're dead center between Ok City and Dallas/Fort Worth (100 miles either way). Probably the closest bigger shopping area than Ardmore would be in Gainesville, Texas. It's about 35 or 40 miles to Gainesville from Ardmore. Ada is also only about 30 miles away from Davis and it will soon have pretty much one of everything if it keeps on growing. The difference in Ada as compared to even 5 years ago is phenomenal. Its population hasn't grown that much, but the businesses and money that are coming into that town are amazing. I think Ardmore is larger than Ada, but Ada may have more "stuff." East Central University being in Ada is probably a big reason for that.
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Old 04-17-2007, 09:42 PM
 
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Ardmore has a small mall that includes a JC Penny, Stage, The Buckle, Hibbert Sports, Hobby Lobby. The town has a Super Walmart, Radio Shack, Hastings, Cato, Walgreens, Lowe's. Tons of restaurants. Great softball complex and lots of activities for kids.
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Old 03-21-2009, 10:31 AM
 
Location: Hometown of Jason Witten
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Finally got a chance to visit Ardmore, but the timing wasn't very good. I was there the night the tornado touched down in Lone Grove. Nice town though. Also got a look at the Arbuckles. Very scenic. Haven't seen a single area in Oklahoma that I didn't like. Even the cities. Tulsa and OKC are a cinch to get around in because the street patterns are well organized.
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Old 03-21-2009, 10:56 AM
 
Location: Stillwater, OK
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Arbuckle Lake is a pretty nice lake. Don't forget about the Arbuckle Ballroom! Best place for white trash two steppin in the state! LOL
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Old 03-21-2009, 01:20 PM
 
Location: Duncan, OK
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Finally got a chance to visit Ardmore, but the timing wasn't very good. I was there the night the tornado touched down in Lone Grove. Nice town though. Also got a look at the Arbuckles. Very scenic. Haven't seen a single area in Oklahoma that I didn't like. Even the cities. Tulsa and OKC are a cinch to get around in because the street patterns are well organized.
Glad you enjoyed your visit!! Sorry about the weather problem. That outbreak was EXTREMELY rare for that time of year...it caught quite a few people by surprise.
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Old 03-26-2009, 11:16 PM
 
Location: Arkansas
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The Arbuckles are the oldest mountain range in the world, which means they are the smallest mountain range in the world.
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Old 03-28-2009, 08:36 AM
 
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Default Ridgerunner Arbuckle mountains

I live in the arbuckle area. They aren't big mtns like appalachia or out west.
But odd enuff scenery for OK. There are nice lakes around arbuckle, great fishing. Living around here is pleasant. I came to Ok in 1989 to learn horseshoeing. I own horses and find this a great place to live and be around that lifestyle. Cattlemen and horseman in Oklahoma is the legacy. Otherwise the license plate says it all. Oklahoma is OK. This south central section is quiet still but to shop big its get in the car and drive to OK City or Dallas which is a nice ride, for me due to always seeing new baby calves or new horses born and standing with their mom.
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