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Old 10-23-2009, 03:13 PM
 
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Claremore is a nice community and really close to Tulsa and many of the area's great lakes.
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Old 10-25-2009, 07:10 AM
 
Location: west texas
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Thanks for the info and the heads up. Yes Bonham is still an option. The VA has a new opening plus I am still in the running for the home health job and the local vets home and hospital have openings. Thing here is I need to roll my Arkansas license over to Texas to work that local facility or the vets home as my Arkansas and Texas are members of the nursing compact and one can only hold one compact state license. Oklahoma on the other hand is not a member of the nursing compact and all nurses practicing in Oklahoma must hold an Oklahoma license and I am also licensed in Oklahoma. if I got one of the VA jobs in Bonham it would be just a transfer plus my Arkansas or Oklahoma license is fine to work in a federal facility.
I have not yet considered McAlester but I have a friend there that moved back recently. I've visited "Big MAC" and it is a growing town like Atoka and Durant and Dennison and Sherman. There are really so many options there for a nurse I should be able to find a place in many of those towns. its a good area the four state corners around the Red River.
Thanks for the heads up on Antlers and Hugo. I have a friend from Idabel and she says the same thing.
I did some checking on Sulphur and they say it is nice and the pictures of it I saw looks very pretty. Ardmore is decent looking.
I grew up a about an hour from either Tulsa and Tahlequah. Tulsa has grown so much (Lived there too) and Tahlequah sounds very good also (I love Tenkiller). Muskogee has picked up some. I always liked Chouteau and that Dutch Pantry (good eating there). I got to where the snow and ice bother me (muscle and bone aches). I'm trying to stick to southern Oklahoma or northeastern Texas. Arkansas has gotten too high in costs and Louisiana has too much oil business now and is pricy too.
The whole region is great though.
West Texas out here has gotten so crime ridden and pricy and the dust is horrible and ugly landscape to look at and one can't go hiking anywhere without getting cactus thorns in them.
I'm so ready to get moved to green scenery too.
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Old 12-19-2009, 05:08 PM
 
Location: Baytown, Texas
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Don't move to Talihina. Unsolved break-ins, burglaries, murders. Very clickish.
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Old 12-19-2009, 10:02 PM
 
Location: Where deer are milk cows and hoot owls are chickens and near where Big Foot is occasionally seen.
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Don't move to Talihina. Unsolved break-ins, burglaries, murders. Very clickish.
Excuse me! I believe you will find unsolved break-ins, burglaries, murders and very "clickish" areas ten-fold in most if not all of the towns mentioned in this thread. Talihina is a small community and because it is highly rural and somewhat isolated it makes any crime stand out to the public eye more so than if the same crime were committed in Tulsa, OKC, Muskogee, or any of the larger towns. For the record PEARLSELBY, I feel safe walking down any street in Talihina at night but I wouldn't do the same in many of the other towns mentioned in this thread, at least without a CCW. I've lived in or near several of the areas mentioned so I pretty well know the risks involved in some of these locations and Talihina is no worse and often far better in regards to your safety.
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Old 12-23-2009, 11:09 PM
 
Location: SE Oklahoma/Northern Colorado
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My wife and I moved just west of Durant on Lake Texoma at Sand Point. We love it. Durant has most anything ya could need, and if ya need a bigger city, then Sherman/Denison is only 25 minutes away. Dallas is an hour and a half. The Casino offers some decent jobs, their medical center is a good place for nurses, not to mention all the clinics around. Schools are good, and there is SOSU. Property is very expensive here. A cheap lot is around 20k for less than an acre. Most the houses in my neighborhood are only worth 80-100ks but the cheapest one you'll find listed is 250k. Crime is fairly low here, but drugs are a big problem. They don't call hwy 75/69 the meth interstate for nothing.
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Old 04-11-2010, 11:13 PM
 
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StillKit,
Thank you so much for your posting. It was very informative!! I know it's almost a year old, but it still help us. Me and hubby are looking to relocate to OK. Unfortunately we are feeling a bit of rejection due to our current geographical location. Does everyone in OK dislike "out-of-staters" ?? I would love to hear your and everyone else's opinion on this matter.
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Old 04-12-2010, 09:05 AM
 
Location: Alamogordo, NM
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dont feel rejected. nobody isnt trying to reject anyone even the "out-of-staters". its not that they dont want you in their towns or anything just trying to tell you the bad stuff so that way you are informed every place has some good in it. but i will tell you Muskogee isnt a great place to live not much of job oppotunities and not much to do around here. i live 30 min. south of muskogee and i dont find no joy in it. but ardmore might be where you wanna go. muskogee does have a walmart, chilis, applebees, hastings, and places like that but other than that nothing much. i wish you the best of luck. P.S. i used to live in Texas. it just takes time for ppl to get used to out of towners.
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Old 04-12-2010, 12:39 PM
 
Location: Franklin Lakes, NJ
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StillKit,
Thank you so much for your posting. It was very informative!! I know it's almost a year old, but it still help us. Me and hubby are looking to relocate to OK. Unfortunately we are feeling a bit of rejection due to our current geographical location. Does everyone in OK dislike "out-of-staters" ?? I would love to hear your and everyone else's opinion on this matter.
Hi Wanna Live!

I'm also looking to relocate in Oklahoma. I've visited many times in the past few years. I presently live in NJ.

I've not felt rejection. I've looked for jobs in my field in Oklahoma but I know it's hard for an employer to take a chance on somebody from out of state. Usually the potential employer would have to pick up airfare and traveling expenses for at least two interviews. If the choice is between me- from out of state, against candidates in house with similiar qualifications- then that choice is clear. Further, the Oklahoma employer may think I have an unreasonable view of compensation given I'm from northern New Jersey.

Despite my trips to Oklahoma I 've not spent real time in small towns. I just know I'd like it much better being either in, or within an hour at most to, Tulsa or OKC.

I've not run into the meth or weed people. I'm steering clear and not going where I'm not wanted. That said, I have found most people in OK to be friendly, civil and good natured. People are friendly without being nosy. People, for a large part, are not consumed with keeping up with the Joneses.
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Old 04-12-2010, 01:29 PM
 
Location: Stillwater, Oklahoma
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If you want to live in a town where nothing is supposedly going on, then make it Stillwater. That way, unlike Muskogee, you have the choice of not just one but two big metro areas, Tulsa AND Oklahoma City, each just an hour's drive away to find something to do. Unlike other Oklahoma towns, there are over a 1000 students from foreign lands, so the townspeople are more used to different people strolling along the sidewalks.

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Old 04-18-2010, 12:04 AM
 
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I would go with Tahlequah or Muskogee for towns with things to do, and Talihina if you are into very small town feel with gorgeous scenery. I don't know about staying in McAlester; I have been there often but not lived there, but I wouldn't prefer it personally. I would recommend places in "Green Country" and "Kiamichi Country".
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