Oklahoma is much more than a state filled with cowboys. It is a state filled with a lot of diversity in population and activities. Oklahoma actually has a unique blend of European cultures mixed with many Native American tribes, providing you with a truly unmatched potential home for your family.
Oklahoma is in the middle of Tornado Alley which means that they see tornadoes from spring to late in the summer. If you will be moving during those months you will want to keep an eye on the weather by listening to the radio or a weather station.
You will also want to check on traffic in certain cities and college towns before your move. It is recommended that you move outside of rush hour and check for parking restrictions in the area before the move.
Always review your GPS route ahead of time so exits don’t surprise you. It is always a good idea to have a general idea of what is coming up ahead when traveling in an unfamiliar area.
Don’t forget to go online to USPS and update your address to make sure that you receive your mail at your new home.
Cities and Metropolitan Areas
Oklahoma is full of cities and towns of all shapes and sizes each with their own unique qualities. Tulsa is home to the largest collection of Art Deco buildings in the U.S; Oklahoma City is the state capital with an updated downtown; Enid is the “Wheat Capital”; and Norman is the mecca of weather research. There are numerous other cities and suburbs that are home to many such as Moore, Edmond, Broken Arrow, Midwest City, Stillwater and Lawton.
Cost of Living
The cost of living in Oklahoma is around 24% lower than the national average. Transportation, healthcare and goods and services prices are some of the lowest in the U.S. Housing and utilities are also comparatively low. The lower prices can be attributed to the state’s significant output of both agricultural products and energy.
Oklahoma typically has a temperate climate; however, weather can become volatile when there is a sudden change in precipitation and temperature. The southeastern part of the state is a little warmer and has a moderate amount of precipitation. The west has cooler temperatures. The temperature in the summer can get around 94 degrees Fahrenheit with winter temperatures usually around 47 degrees Fahrenheit.
Oklahoma is one of the most prone states to tornadoes in the US. The state sees an average of 50 tornadoes each year. So, when moving into the state it is important that you listen to weather reports throughout the day and are prepared.
When looking at educational opportunities in Oklahoma it is recommended that you do your own research, reviewing the schools in your area and then purchasing a home in the area that best suits your family’s educational needs. A few of the college level institutions available in the state are University of Oklahoma, University of Tulsa, Langston University and Northeastern State University.
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