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As the song Route 66 says, "OKlahoma City IS mighty pretty." The people are the friendliest I have found anywhere. The city council and mayor are working hard to give the residents more entertainment and more lovely architecture. Good jobs are plentiful and the CoL is very affordable. As cited, there are several universities within an hour or less away.
The drawback...If you do not drive you will not find it easy to live here. The city is quite spread out and mass transit is woefully inadequate.
Yes we have soaring heat in some parts of summer, ice storms (on occasion) in winter, and sometimes in spring we have tornados. But we rarely have blizzards, earthquakes and no hurricanes.
It's a great place to live.
Really? You don't know anybody who would willingly live in freezing cold temps (for a couple months each year) when they have a choice to live in somewhat tropical weather?
There are plenty of people out there who are willing to live with seasons. What they aren't willing to do is pay ridiculous prices for tiny homes that are so over-priced that... well, you know the end of the story.
Th1nk3r on3, I couldn't have said it better myself. No wonder these boneheads think that Buffalo is such a great place? Good! Let them stay there, it will keep them away from the rest of us.
I just spent a year in Houston and moved back to Seattle. I would agree you can buy a lot of house there for next to nothing, but this is far outweighed by the cost of utilities. Companies typically raise rates during high usage (like during the summer.) During my year there my rates jumped almost 300% during the summer...running my power bill over 1100.00 per month! All in all, it ended up being much cheaper to live in Seattle...even though houses cost twice as much!
Houston is a rough cow town, and not for the faint of heart. Crime is rampant and the streets at night (especially south Houston) are very dangerous. Traffic isn't nearly as bad as people say, but the air quality is horrible. Frequently the smog levels were so high my children were not allowed to go to recess at their schools.
There is plenty of work for professionals in the area, but otherwise you are competing with a large immigrant crowd so general wages are very low. I gave the town my best shot, and hated it the whole time I was there.
Low crime rate? Ogden? Those of us to the near south don't see it that way...