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Old 10-05-2009, 06:37 PM
 
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I know there is a thread about relocating to McAlester, but it is rather dated. We are looking to relocate there. I need new info on rental availabilty, family-friendliness, schools, safety. Any information would be helpful. The employer is in need but not sure if community is a fit for our young family. How long does it take you to get to South Tulsa???
Much Thanks.
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Old 12-30-2009, 12:14 AM
 
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Exclamation A little info on Mcalester

I've lived in Mcalester for 7 years and thought I'd see if I could help. It is quite a trip to make everyday to S. Tulsa, even if you take the turnpike. There are a few rentals but you can expect to pay around $500 for a 2/2 apartment and up to around $1200 for a decent house and beware that slumlords are in surplus here. There isn't much for families to do unless you love to overindulge in fast food or walk around walmart pointlessly, they tore down the only bowling alley we had to build yet another hotel and there isn't much more going on. Although there is Lake Eufaula during the summer months. In my experience it is a pretty safe town, we only had our apartment broken into once and the police were so fast to respond that the intruder didn't even have time to grab anything and don't listen to all the hype about "Big Mac" we've never had a problem and lived within sight of the big white walls. As for the schools... I'm not sure, our little one is not at school age yet but I know she won't be going to Puterbaugh Middle. Mcalester High School is supposed to be pretty good but there are a few smaller schools as well for more rural areas such as Crowder, Savanna, Canadian etc. Anyway I hope this helped, if you have any questions just shoot me a message and good luck!
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Old 01-17-2010, 08:37 PM
 
Location: Wilburton
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i was in McAlester Saturday. Also go there with family sometimes, housemates and my Fiance. Love that town. I could live at Wal-Mart. I am only 45 min. from McAlester.
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Old 01-18-2010, 11:16 AM
 
Location: OKLAHOMA
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Been living in the McAlester area for 11 and 1/2 years. Other than my ranch, I am not a McAlester fan. The prison upsets me especially when the workers (imates) are out in the streets picking up trash. Good idea but I wonder if they are casing out the place for when their out in a month or two. I know that sounds horrible but there is a lot of petty crime here. I remember my daughter getting her wedding dress hemed at a home when someone ran in to the home and stoled her purse in the middle of the afternoon. Stuff like that.
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Old 01-25-2010, 07:52 AM
 
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Ive been to McAlester a couple of times and was very impressed with the friendly folks. Even for someone like me who (Ive been told) has a somewhat 'east coast' accent, those southerners were still friendly, helpful and very courteous. McAlester had plenty to do, and Lake Eufaula wasnt that far away, another beautiful part of OK.
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