oklahoma isn't idea
- the only thing that allows me to come back and visit is the fact that I have relatives here. Anyway there is a decent size international population in OKC. You gotta get away from the edmound people and the paseo folks can be even worse. Anyway this state sucks, but in OKC there are places like zamzam that offer a good oasis of escape. Some places have belly dancing, etc. Anyway if you are use to an active lifestyle oklahoma is not the place for you okc is not the city for you. It very much forces the image of a sedentary lifestyle, and the youth have very little things for them to do, anytime something is catered to them it is swiftly banished. oklahoma is not a place for the young. If you here leave. Also I've been to all the states in the US and lived in 10 different countries. Oklahoma city do have some interesting people, but they're well hidden in enclaves.
- —Guest kaz
- I've lived in many places (NYC,LA, and Orlando) and Oklahoma city is by-far the best place to live. The only problem I've had is the weather. We had 2 earthquakes, some tornadoes, hail and flooding all in 1 day. The people couldn't be nicer. You wouldn't believe the amount Of neighbors willing to show me around when I first moved here. I think people could be wiser about their politicians though.
- —Guest Brett
- I know why its called the Sooner State... The Sooner I get the heck outta here, the better!!! any outdoor activity is 2 hours away! Unles you like the dirty, red lakes that are close to OKC. A few small pockets of culture, mostly all red-necks. Add the terrible weather, super hot summers, ice cold winters, and wind all the time!!! it never stops blowing! a stiff 20 mph wind is a calm day.
- —Guest D David B
I love Oklahoma
- I live in oklahoma and some comments made about it I feel obligated to defend. The people here are very very friendly! Though our humor can range from overly forward and can sometimes be catorgorized as rude but thats how we are! We feel comfortable just about anywhere and with everyone so we don't really filter ourselves. We are very poliet though, please and thank you are used often. There isn't much to do out here. Movies, parties, and going to the lake is what teenagers my age do. Unfortunately under aged drinking is very bad and the parents normally don't care and hand their kids beers. We eat really good here. Steak is always for dinner at least once a week. Chicken, potatoes, corn etc yum! And you'll find at at the minimum of 3 churches on each block. We are in the bible belt. Baptist is the dominate religion. The people are open, hilarious, friendly, and goofy. Really a great place to grow up in. I feel blessed. I love Oklahoma
- —Guest S.
OK has its strenghths and weaknesses
- I feel obliged to defend Oklahoma against some of the claims here. I am from Denver, but moved to the suburbs of Oklahoma City almost ten years ago. I've found Oklahoma to be generally enjoyable, if you're the sort of functional person who works around your problems instead of griping and moaning about them. Many of the roads are deplorable, and so I re-route (usually, the bad roads are well out of the way). People here tend to be more than a bit on the right-wing side of things, so I choose to keep politics out of my conversations so as to avoid controversy. The weather bites, so I watch the news and take precautions. To make broad generalizations that people of ANY state are stupid and rude is to talk out of the side of one's neck, and I, for one, have been inspired by many intelligent people around me, as well as the state itself, and am reaping the rewards for it every day. But don't take my word for it. To know just how Oklahoma is, you're going to have to go and see it.
Job stuck me in OK
- My job has taken me many places, and has given me a lot to bump my comparison off of. By and far the worst drivers and roads I have seen; the only time I experience a good driver, is when they have an out-of-state license plate. I dread leaving the house. The off ramps are a grab bag mess, and the road quality is worthy of a low-income neighborhood. The housing market is cheap, but the houses are also built that way: cheap. The people are rude, but if you get an out-of-stater then they'll be really nice. If the city didn't have OU, then it would have nothing at all; the funny thing about that is: OU is in Norman, nearly an hour away. It's sad when you're recreation council only promotes "OK Road Trips" because there is so little to do, not only in OKC, but in OK period that you have to take a 2.5 to 3 hour road trip to do it. The weather is decent, minus the hail, severe lightning, and tornadoes. I enjoy the clean rain, but not the allergen thick air. Bible thumping politics. Peaceful
- —Guest Nate
What a joke.
- I was born, raised and educated (M.A. Degree) in Oklahoma; however, I have lived other places throughout the United States and found Oklahoma to be as backward as most of the claims on here. The politics, starting with city government on up to legislative, is run on the “Good Old Boy” theory as well as the job opportunities. Even such places as Tinker AFB, FAA, and other government offices here in Oklahoma have so many relatives working at the same place. It is not what you know, but who you know. The City of Oklahoma City and Oklahoma County have extreme taxes, including property taxes, they go up every year. The people are mostly rude, and I hate the so called “conservative” stance. Most of these people are truly “Sunday Morning Christians” who can be found during the week at local strip clubs, or other shady places, this includes the so called leaders. There is very little culture and even less places to visit. Downtown Oklahoma City was built using the MAP program. Another joke! R
- —Guest Kathy
the real deal
- okc has nothing to do. How many times can you go to the zoo, brick town, baseball, hockey, football game ? The omniplex is a joke, the museums are not that great, i mean seriously, how many times do you have to go to the same places over and over again. People are redneck here, that is why they all claim that oklahoma is the greatest place to live. It is because they have never really LIVED anywhere else. The only decent thing to do here is wakeboarding in the summer, but thats only in the summer. Oklahoma doesnt even have a decent theme park, and who cares about the thunder, seriously. No one cares about a nba team..... Other states have more than 1 hahahaha.. See what i mean...
- —Guest okc
My rear view mirror one last time!
- I can't wait to get out of this state! It's culturally stagnate, the education system sucks (very apparent in that I have to dumb down my vocabulary even for superiors at work). The native okies are friendly to your face, but will gladly stab you in the back if you don't look, talk, act or agree with their insane & biggoted closemindedness! There is little to do if you are not raising a family as most everything is built around "families". Single people really only have pleantifull choices of bars or churches. I don't want to hang out with drunks or bible thumpers! No healthy middle of the road in Oklahoma. I've given up on having any real okie friends.. All my friends are from other states. I have to leave for at least one week every year to maintaine my sanity! It will be a fine day indeed when I see this state one last time in my rear view mirror!!!
- —Guest DyingToLeave
- Like any city OKC has its nice areas and crappy ones. I dont pretend to have traveled the world but having a military husband I have lived quite a few places (Tampa, Chicago area, Warner Robins, El Sengundu near LA.. to name a few along with being born and raised in NYC). That being sad I think I can safely say that OKC has been my favorite that is why when my husbands enlistment ended we stayed in OKC. Some people are jerks but in my experience the vast majority are nice. Oddly enough for all the talk about the "bible" I dont know one person that goes to church. HUM guess not all Oklahomans are bible thumping morons. Additionally, 22.4% of Oklahomans have a degree while the national average is only 27% so I guess they are not that much stupider then the rest of the country.
- —Guest alisha
- Having lived here for 5 years I feel comfortable saying that the majority of Oklahomans are close-minded, ultraconservative, severly obese (49th healthiest state) bible-thumpers. Other than that it's a great place to live.
- —Guest Lynn
Its OK I guess
- I was raised in San Antonio and live in San Diego. I visit my best friend who lives there. Its clean and quiet and other observations are that there are churches everywhere and all the guys wear the trademark redneck baseball cap. I find downtown OKC to be quite charming, so I don't have anything against it I guess.
- —Guest malcorub
it sure ain't texas
- most of the people here are extremely rude, my wife works for a restaurant in town and if she sucked at her job i would understand but you people here are the cheapest people i have ever been around lying about your service or your food to get a free meal and still not tipping mcdonalds is the place for you. as far as politics goes everyone on here states that its full of right winger nuts, i do not think this is the case, they tax u out the ass in this state and i hate it the progressive state income tax, the grocery tax, property tax tax tax tax tax tax where in the hell is all this money going anyways been nothing but broke ever since i moved here from TEXAS can't for my company to move me back home
- —Guest don't like
Some good, lots of bad
- Oklahoma has the nation's most diversity in terms of terrain, which is pretty cool. We have nice state parks, lots of sporting events, and a nice downtown area. The people here can be friendly...but they also can be mind-numbing examples of the Dunning Kruger Effect.
- —Guest M.
- The imbecile aligning patriotism with extreme right wing politics (no serious politics outside of his or her heavy bag of bigotry is the usual) is a common feature in Oklahoma. The political climate is awful. Not to say this is regionally unusual; consider the case of Texas, where both the power structure and their worked peasants often speak with a black-hearted ignorance and hate of those they hope to continue to deny. As with G.W. Bush, possessed by evil and, given any societal power, actively evil. Oklahoma's poverty, which is inexcusably exacerbated by its politicians, is long standing and getting worse. To include individual health. We've a new governor who will doubtless accelerate the grip of poverty with the usual mendacity while doing so; we MUST, she will insist, live within our means. Arizona presents a good picture of where we are headed, as does Texas, which used to insist its' austerity measures were catapulting it towards becoming the "New California." A fine state.
- —Guest Terry Baker