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Old 07-09-2008, 11:18 PM
 
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The City of Broken Arrow was awarded as being in the top 10 family-friendly cities in the nation by The Family Circle magazine. The magazine looked at cost of living, housing, schools, quality of life, low crime, and whether the city was "GREEN".

This was a great honor!
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Old 07-11-2008, 12:35 PM
 
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My mom just told me about this on the phone! Congrats, BA!

Here's a link: 10 Best Towns for Families: 2008: Broken Arrow, Oklahoma (http://www.parents.com/family-life/work-money-politics/buying-home/best-family-towns/?page=8 - broken link)
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Old 07-11-2008, 03:29 PM
 
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That's awesome! Congrats BA!!
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Old 07-11-2008, 04:50 PM
 
Location: Fort Worth/Dallas
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It doesn't surprise me. A very, very low crime rate, good amenities, and the general atmosphere of BA make it a very attractive place. If anyone asks me what place can we move to and be assured of good schools, low crime, and a family friendly atmosphere, my default answer is BA because I know it's a safe bet.
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Old 07-12-2008, 09:26 AM
 
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Hmmm. Since posting that link, I read the short article and, I gotta confess, I think it's misleading.

First of all, it says that 44% of Broken Arrow residents recycle. Where did they get that figure? There is no curb-side recycling in BA and I think it's a pretty safe bet that 44% of the the population does not take waste to the recycling center. Again, where did they get this figure?

Secondly, I could not help but giggle at this sentence: "Rush hour is gridlock free." I have spent far too many hours of my life crawling along the BA Expressway to take this seriously. Granted, it's nothing compared to what people experience in big cities like LA or DC, but there is definitely a back-up on many roads during rush hour & I think it's misleading to imply otherwise.

I think Broken Arrow is a great place to live, but I wish this article featured information that felt more honest.
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Old 07-12-2008, 11:09 AM
 
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First of all, it says that 44% of Broken Arrow residents recycle. Where did they get that figure? There is no curb-side recycling in BA and I think it's a pretty safe bet that 44% of the the population does not take waste to the recycling center. Again, where did they get this figure?


My wife said the same thing. Where do they take it? The recycling center we use is the only one we know of, its compacity is not a whole lot for a city the size of BA. I would be VERY suprised if the real figure was over 25%.
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Old 07-12-2008, 10:37 PM
 
Location: Tulsa, OK, Traffic Circle Area
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Hmmm. Since posting that link, I read the short article and, I gotta confess, I think it's misleading.

First of all, it says that 44% of Broken Arrow residents recycle. Where did they get that figure? There is no curb-side recycling in BA and I think it's a pretty safe bet that 44% of the the population does not take waste to the recycling center. Again, where did they get this figure?

Secondly, I could not help but giggle at this sentence: "Rush hour is gridlock free." I have spent far too many hours of my life crawling along the BA Expressway to take this seriously. Granted, it's nothing compared to what people experience in big cities like LA or DC, but there is definitely a back-up on many roads during rush hour & I think it's misleading to imply otherwise.

I think Broken Arrow is a great place to live, but I wish this article featured information that felt more honest.
No kidding; these people have never driven down Aspen (145th East Ave) or Elm (161st East Ave) during rush hour. Nightmarish.
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Old 07-12-2008, 11:41 PM
 
Location: Leon
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I don't know if it is true or not, but it is very nice to live in BA.

It's been 15 years, but still remember great summers and my first snow storm (back in 1993 winter). I just lived for 1 year up there.
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Old 07-13-2008, 01:10 AM
 
Location: Tulsa, OK, Traffic Circle Area
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I don't know if it is true or not, but it is very nice to live in BA.

It's been 15 years, but still remember great summers and my first snow storm (back in 1993 winter). I just lived for 1 year up there.
A LOT changes in 15 years. BA is one of those changes. Much more like Tulsa now, they're getting a little 'big for their britches' as far as infrastructure goes. They're doing a little better job of managing it than some suburbs of Tulsa are though.
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