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Old 09-04-2009, 10:48 AM
 
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Hi! I'm moving to Norman, OK at the end of the month and have a few questions. I'll be applying for graduate school at the University next year. I was wondering if someone could offer suggestions on housing, safe areas to live in Norman, places to avoid, good rental properties, etc. I'm looking for a one or two bedroom rental that allows pets. I'm not really looking for the student apartment type housing.
Also, I'm wondering if anyone might know of job openings in animal hospitals or other animal-related organizations? Any ideas or suggestions will be greatly appreciated. I'm really looking forward to moving to Norman!
Thanks so much in advance,
Lara
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Old 09-07-2009, 08:40 PM
 
Location: Castle Rock
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I don't think you'll need to worry too much about being safe in Norman. It's by far the safest city I've ever lived. Every year you'll have at least one person robbed at an apartment complex, but you generally can drive most places at night in Norman and feel safe. I lived in West Norman (East and West Norman are divided by the railroad tracks) in a house near I-35. There are lots of shops and restaurants, and it was only a 10 minute drive to campus. If I was moving back to the area, I would either live in West Norman or near Sooner Road up in Moore. Moore gives you good access to both Oklahoma City and Norman (and will be cheaper than Norman). It was cheaper for me to rent a home, so it would probably be better for you than getting an apartment. Plus, you're more likely to have quiet at night. The areas that might be considered slightly shady in Norman would be just north of the OU campus, and some neighborhoods on the east side of Norman; but like I said, I generally felt safe everywhere in town. Can't help you with the animal hospitals question, but
Good luck!
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Old 09-09-2009, 11:34 AM
 
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Yeah, living in Norman safety wont be an issue. All of Norman is enjoyable and charming. But theres some nice apartments on Classen if you odnt mind living a few minutes drive from the university. If you want closer to the university theres always great houses divided up into apartments for students.
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Old 09-10-2009, 02:47 PM
 
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Okiefrombama and ESMOU,

Thanks for your input! I really appreciate! I keep hearing that Norman is safe and people really seem to like living there. I won't be going to graduate school until next year, so am not looking for student housing. I don't mind the drive time at all. I'm moving to Norman from a larger city with a lot of traffic. I'll take a look at the rentals on Classen and the west side of town. I've heard some good things about Moore, also. Thanks for sharing!

Lara
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Old 09-10-2009, 05:10 PM
 
Location: Stillwater, Oklahoma
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Yeah, living in Norman safety wont be an issue. All of Norman is enjoyable and charming. But theres some nice apartments on Classen if you odnt mind living a few minutes drive from the university. If you want closer to the university theres always great houses divided up into apartments for students.
Wow, like there's no notorious apartment complexes in Norman that go by awful nick names like "Murder North"?
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