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Old 06-30-2009, 01:21 PM
 
Location: USA
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I spent 4 years at Altus (working at Altus AFB 1996 - 2000) and I was wondering if there have been any additions or significant changes to the city as far as new businesses, entertainment, etc.
Has the city gotten bigger/more populated?
For what I remember, other than Wal-Mart, JC Penney, Sears (occupying a space in the old WMart building) there wasn't really much.
To do other things one would have to drive about 60 miles towards Lawton (Mall) or go about almost a couple of hours to Wichita Falls.
Any input will be appreciated.
Thank you.

P.S: Above all things, I enjoyed my stay there. Altusians and Oklahomans (is that right?) treated me with open arms and in a good natured way.

Go Bulldogs!!

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Old 06-30-2009, 06:53 PM
 
Location: Stillwater, Oklahoma
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Altus has been losing population, according to city-data, so seems more of a place to leave than come live.
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Old 09-07-2009, 06:29 PM
 
Location: SW Oklahoma, formerly of Manchester, NH
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Thumbs up Altus is OK

Unfortunately a lot of people have left as the military has moved a lot out and replaced those positions with civil service employees. This city is all about Altus AFB. Since this happened, many have left however more business has come in. So if you like small town living with decent schools, you can do much worse than Altus. The people here are very friendly (for the most part) and the cost of living is low.

We still don't have a decent mall but there have been business building on the north end of town. We have several new hotels (Hampton Inn, Micro Tel, Holiday Inn Express) as well as a few more mom & pop restaurants as well as an Applebees. This is still a decent place to raise a family or to retire.
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