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the economy is better than most - 9/2/2010
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Bp
Tulsa, OK

tulsa metro is holding it's own on the economy.
there is still a thriving sector of jobs to be filled. housing/apartments are inexpensive. along with broken arrow, owasso, bixby, glenpool, and jenks there is bound to be something for everyone. hope this helps.

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chaz
Broken Arrow, OK

oklahoma sucks - 10/27/2014

lisa i agree 100 percent. finally someone agrees. i am from new york and here becuase of my job. this is the dumbest state i have ever been. people are biased here. you missed a couple of things. you forgot the ugliest town. people are ugly as hell here. everybody looks alike. top 3 overweight state in the country. hillbillies and rednecks everywhere. the food sucks. very uneducated and racist. highest divorce rate in the country. most judgemental place i have ever been in my life. people cant drive here at all. your right about the cops. have you noticed the cops are fat and out of shape and chewing tabacco and spitting everywhere. if you dont have a car your screwed. i dont see anyone walking. worst roads i ever driven on. arrogant pricks. one of the worst educational systems in the country. very disloyal. not efficient at all. a lot of half ass people. oh yeah i am trying to get out. i hate this place. no wonder the south got there asses handed to them during the civil war.

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Marie
Tulsa, OK

Nice place to live. - 8/21/2014

Many people relocate to Tulsa because of the great prices of houses and apartments, and because the economy is doing well here. I have been in Southeast Tulsa for 2 years now and it definately grows on you! It is what you make of it, but at least you have a fighting chance to have a decent standard of living because there never was 'over speculation' on property during the boom years of real estate. If you want a fresh start, you can rent a nice apartment for as little as $500-700 a month, or a nice house for $900-1300 a month though real estate has been steadily rising. I have read a lot of negative reviews on all the Sperling sites and I wonder if the people who tend to write reviews on the internet are really as unbiased as they think! Oklahomans, both native and transplanted, for the most part, love this state. It has an earthiness about it and I have met many genuine and lovely people here. Although the crime statistics are terrible, I myself, have not seen any crime whatsoever nor been a victim. I have also not seen any drug dealing, meth users or alcohics roaming around town. Just alot of middle class people who seem quite nice. But then again, who knows... I might be biased too and looking at the world through rose colored lenses! But for what it's worth, the whole world has to deal with drugs, prostitution, crime, corruption and all kinds of evil. At least here in the Bible Belt, it'refreshing to see that people are either hot or cold, and not lukewarm... and that, I believe, is a good thing!

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Rose
Nashville, TN

Tulsa has its good and bad like any other city - 4/3/2014

I moved here last year from Tennessee. Tulsa is really not a bad city compared to other cities. The economy here is stable with an unemployment rate of 5%, not bad compared to the other cities. Tulsa also has a reputation sort of speak of being a religious "mecca", because there is Rhemas Bible College and Oral Roberts University here. I have visited several religious organizations and the warmth that is displayed is like no other that I have experienced before. The people that I have met in church are loving and warm. On another note, although Tulsa has its good points it also has its bad points. Many of the city schools have F ratings (approx. 95%). The teachers leave you with the impression that they really don't care about the quality of your child's education. They have the "I am not getting paid enough to make sure that the children in my class are receiving a quality education" attitude. And, there is nothing that you can do about it. Education from what people have told me here has been a problem for years. Another problem in Tulsa is alcohol and drug dependency. There are a lot of people here that are either drug or alcohol abusers or in recovery. And, domestic violence seems like it is the norm around here. It is common to see men beat women in the public. However, you will never find the perfect place. It is just not going to happen, even if a city has a reputation as being religious.===

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Lisa
Tulsa, OK

tusa very sad place - 10/13/2013

Tulsa is the most boring and beige place in the country. There is nothing to do. There is no scenery or flowers. Walking is dangerous. Drivers hate pedestrians and people here think if you are taking a walk, like people do all over America, that there is something wrong with you. I was run over while I had the right of way by a woman twice, who then had the nerve to tell me she didn't do it, even as a witness called the paramedics...even after I flew off the roof of her car. The cops here are good ole boys who hate women. If you are in trouble for domestic violence, be careful. One cop told me he should arrest ME for bothering him and wasting his time, then he stayed for an hour wasting his own time, and constantly saying that if I didn't resolve this, he would arrest ME, not the abuser. He would not let me close enough to see his badge. When I was run over the cop did not take my statement, but held up the ambulance to take the woman who hit me's statement. When I called for police report I got a runaround all day. There is no culture or social life. The libraries have hardly any books and even the librarians are uneducated and did not know who Tennessee Williams was. The landlords have full rights and tenants no rights. The water is so bad that the sink plugs turn black and the black can't be washed off. If you are not from here, they hate you. They hate you because you can read and put a sentence together that is logical. The standard answer to any question about any subject is: I don't know or I wasn' there, so I don't know. Jobs pay 1980 wages and they are mostly garbage jobs. There is much white trash and ghetto trash and no noise ordinances. In fact, there are hardly any laws at all that give quality of life. The real problem is the lack of anything to do...How many times can you spend money on the ballet? The restaurants are overpriced and very very bad. The food in supermarkets is standard with hardly any interesting food unless you want to go to Whole Foods and spend a fortune. People are just nasty, stupid and rude. Yet they think they are really smart. Walmart is the only place to go. The weather is awful. Sometimes 118 in summer and dank and damp in winter. People live in their cars and then they go home and you cannot meet anyone just walking as you can in other places. Do not live here if you want a normal life.

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Lisa
Tulsa, OK

do not live in Tulsa - 10/13/2013

Tulsa is the most boring and beige place in the country. There is nothing to do. There is no scenery or flowers. Walking is dangerous. Drivers hate pedestrians and people here think if you are taking a walk, like people do all over America, that there is something wrong with you. I was run over while I had the right of way by a woman twice, who then had the nerve to tell me she didn't do it, even as a witness called the paramedics...even after I flew off the roof of her car. The cops here are good ole boys who hate women. If you are in trouble for domestic violence, be careful. One cop told me he should arrest ME for bothering him and wasting his time, then he stayed for an hour wasting his own time, and constantly saying that if I didn't resolve this, he would arrest ME, not the abuser. It didn't occur to this loser that it is his job to help resolve this or arrest the abuser. He abused me more. He would not let me close enough to see his badge. When I was run over the cop did not take my statement, but held up the ambulance to take the woman who hit me's statement. When I called for police report I got a runaround all day. There is no culture or social life. The libraries have hardly any books and even the librarians are uneducated and did not know who Tennessee Williams was. The landlords have full rights and tenants no rights. The water is so bad that the sink plugs turn black and the black can't be washed off. If you are not from here, they hate you. They hate you because you can read and put a sentence together that is logical. The standard answer to any question about any subject is: I don't know or I wasn' there, so I don't know. Jobs pay 1980 wages and they are mostly garbage jobs. There is much white trash and ghetto trash and no noise ordinances. In fact, there are hardly any laws at all that give quality of life. The real problem is the lack of anything to do...How many times can you spend money on the ballet? The restaurants are overpriced and very very bad. The food in supermarkets is standard with hardly any interesting food unless you want to go to Whole Foods and spend a fortune. People are just nasty, stupid and rude. Yet they think they are really smart. Walmart is the only place to go. The weather is awful. Sometimes 118 in summer and dank and damp in winter. People live in their cars and do not walk so you can not meet anyone just walking as you can in other places. Do not live here if you want a normal life. There are really no neighborhoods where there are shops and coffee places to hang out. It is very much in your car and home.

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Thinker
The Colony, TX

You'll "Go Back In Time" Living in Tulsa...in a ne - 10/12/2013

Good place to live only if you're a doctor, lawyer, nurse, IT professional, engineer or retired rich person (or married to one)! Other jobs/occupations will pay you crap wages. School systems suck unless your family can afford to live in the suburbs (Broken Arrow, Jenks, Union, Bixby, etc.) Racism is alive and well. (This ALSO applies to acquiring a job.) Roads/highways/bridges are crappy and forever being worked on...AT A SNAILS' PACE! Oklahoma Turnpike System is a joke! No change? Unless you're driving on a MAJOR interstate or highway (Creek Turnpike), there are no toll both workers AND be lucky if there's a working change machine--which, usually there's not. You should see the number of drivers back up and change lanes for that! Shoot, I had to myself because I had forgotten twice due to being in a hurry! Oh, and DON'T let me get started on rest stops, but I will--THEY ARE OPEN SHACKS AND FULL OF DANGEROUS PEOPLE LURKING ABOUT! Raised in Tulsa, earned my college degree and then left the state ASAP! My quality of life has instantly improved (along with my paycheck)! I miss my family and friends (visiting them as often as I can) but don't want to move back there.

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Laura
Tulsa, OK

Good place to live - 9/29/2013

Love this city, lots of lakes, rivers,100 mile of bike trails available that circles the city,homes are affordable to buy, rents are high,this city has lots of eclectic parts , lots of live music, fabulous downtown scene. The downtown has seen a huge influx of young professionals. Beautiful homes & lots of shopping offered from organic markets to farmers markets most of the year. BOK brings big names monthly - jimmy buffet for one. Just a fabulous place to call home.

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Brady
Tulsa, OK

Cheap...but disheartening - 9/4/2013

Its very cheap to live here yes, but everything else is pretty depressing about Oklahoma. The only priority is the energy market, while everything else goes to the wayside. The wages are low in every field, crime is high, education is atrocious, roads are terrible, cities are shrinking, and a huge portion of the population are lazy white trash. Meth is a huge problem. Parts of Tulsa are growing, which is a plus, but its still 5 years behind most of the rest of the country. There's no scenery, which is a huge bummer for someone outdoorsy like me. The weather is terrible, either extremely hot or extremely cold, with about 5 weeks of decent weather per year. Don't move here.

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Brady
Tulsa, OK

Cheap...but disheartening - 9/4/2013

Its very cheap to live here yes, but everything else is pretty depressing about Oklahoma. The only priority is the energy market, while everything else goes to the wayside. The wages are low in every field, crime is high, education is atrocious, roads are terrible, cities are shrinking, and a huge portion of the population are lazy white trash. Meth is a huge problem. Parts of Tulsa are growing, which is a plus, but its still 5 years behind most of the rest of the country. There's no scenery, which is a huge bummer for someone outdoorsy like me. The weather is terrible, either extremely hot or extremely cold, with about 5 weeks of decent weather per year. Don't move here.

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Brady
Tulsa, OK

Cheap...but disheartening - 9/4/2013

Its very cheap to live here yes, but everything else is pretty depressing about Oklahoma. The only priority is the energy market, while everything else goes to the wayside. The wages are low in every field, crime is high, education is atrocious, roads are terrible, cities are shrinking, and a huge portion of the population are lazy white trash. Meth is a huge problem. Parts of Tulsa are growing, which is a plus, but its still 5 years behind most of the rest of the country. There's no scenery, which is a huge bummer for someone outdoorsy like me. The weather is terrible, either extremely hot or extremely cold, with about 5 weeks of decent weather per year. Don't move here.

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william
Tulsa, OK

tulsa, ok - 6/30/2013

A comfortable home town with lots to offer. As a non-religious person, I'm happy that no one hassles me about church-going.

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Jim James
Austin, TX

Tulsa is a good town, overall! - 12/9/2012

I'll be moving to Tulsa within the year because I love the city in comparison to where I live now, which is Cedar Park, TX area. Why have I chosen Tulsa? One, Tulsa has a much more affordable housing market than Cedar Park, TX (and Austin area). Two, property taxes are much lower than in Texas and larger lots are abundant in Tulsa. Three, the soil is GREAT in the Tulsa, OK area and I love to plant, so looking very forward to that. Here in Cedar Park, the soil is chock full of limestone rock and gardening is a nightmare. Four, I absolutely love the people in Tulsa and the restaurants. Tulsa actually has some of the top restaurant start up programs in the country and is full of great restaurants that have been around for years. Five, I love the moderate weather and will be glad to be leaving the annual 4 months of deadly heat of Central Texas. Texas, in general, is full of people who really aren't happy, so forget about Texas being friendly because it just isn't true in most cases. The middle & high schools have alot of problems with bullying here in Williamson County, Texas and you see the attitudes in the faces of the youth here. Very sad. Six, I'll basically be giving myself an automatic $8,000/yr. pay raise by moving to Tulsa. Yes, Oklahoma has a State income tax, but the money you save in the lower sales tax rates, property taxes, housing costs, fuel and other things outweighs the income tax I'll now be paying. In Texas, there isn't a State income tax, but you pay a high 8.25% sales tax on everything, along with high property taxes and housing. Oklahoma is UTOPIA for me financially and the prettier scenery just adds to the win-win for me. The only drawbacks Tulsa has are worse city roads. Tulsa needs to seriously work on getting their city roads re-done. There are places all over the city where the city has literally changed alleys into roads (very strange). And I don't think I'll ever figure out why Oklahomans LOVE to stop so much at convenience stores.

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hailey
Tulsa, OK

opinions of a 34 year old tulsan - 11/25/2012

i want to be fair in my observations and living circumstances i've came across living in the tulsa area. SO... here we go. i lived here for over 9 years seen alot of change good and bad. first off the people are friendly, but it is hard to make good friends if you are not from the area, alot of the friends i have made are from different states so go figure. the culture used to be absolutely horrible. but over the last 9 YEARS!!!! it has gotten better, but still the options are few and far between and you can only go to a zoo or aquarium so many times before your bored to death. there are casinos and sports teams if you really get into that sort of thing. the philbrook museum of art is nice to go to with exhibits and such but again you can only do so much of the same things before it becomes numbing. mainly people go shopping and to casinos for entertainment. so there's that aspect. the crime rate in tulsa area is hit and miss. with there being areas to avoid such as 61st and peoria east tulsa around 21st and garnett and much of north tulsa, but it happens everywhere so i guess you just get used to it. murders, robbery's, home invasions are quite common and the drug and meth problem is really annoying. but if you like to go outdoors and run and bike tulsa is a great community for that with the riverparks, turkey mountain recreation area with urban mountain biking, and hiking, and area state parks help give options for outdoor fun. with area lakes and state parks being in a general 15-30 mile radius. the economy is pretty stable with lots of building projects going on and around the tulsa area. jobs are abundant in many different fields and trades. home prices are very affordable, so are apartments and condos. the university of tulsa has been expanding, becoming a beautiful campus. there is nightlife with the brookside area, blue dome district downtown, and my favorite cherry street. tulsa is by no means perfect and sometimes I would really like to live somewhere else. but i have a job and own my own house in a nice neighborhood which is more than others have. tulsa is getting better roads, stores, restaurants, which is a plus. but on the other hand tulsa is rough, worn down, needs serious education and recreation improvements. i hope to see tulsa change for the better which it has greatly, but at a much slower pace than any city i've ever lived in. population growth is slow in tulsa but fast in places like broken arrow and owasso. tulsa is the glue that holds the area together though.and i hope the city leaders see that before it is to late.

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kerbskerbs
Tulsa, OK

A great city for kings-of-the-castle types - 10/16/2012

Tulsa is beautiful and a nice city (except north Tulsa) but only for certain types of people. You must like to drive and not walk. (You usually cant walk to the store!) There arent a lot of community activities or things going on-usually you have to go to places like downtown/cherry street/brookside if you want any sort of night life. Tulsa has got a great cost of living and people wont bother you if youre an introvert!!

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kerbskerbs
Tulsa, OK

Where should a gal like me move to? - 10/16/2012

Hello! Since I arrived back from the Peace Corps last month Ive been giving serious thought as to where I would like to live. Currently I live in Oklahoma and the -every-man-for-himself-I-like-my-space- attitude is killing me! I started compiling a list of cities, and yet I havent been to some of them! If you could give me your advice I would much appreciate it. In case it helps, heres a little info about me: Im 26, female, have a science degree, and probably would want a roommate and a pet. I like art and reading! Listed below are the things I want in a city: a BIG city Extremely walkable (I really dont want to use my car, I love walking everywhere and people watching. Im looking for somewhere that will force me to be more social and get out of my shell a bit more.) Diverse (from diverse cultural backgrounds to diverse interests) Somewhere that values artsy and creative people A lot of nonprofit jobs available/good job market for recent college grads Lots of museums/concerts/things to do... low humidity, not over 95 in summer, not below 20 in winter a lot of laid back, fun 20-30 year olds (preferably single) Below are three cities I think fit most of these categories: New York City San Francisco Washington DC What cities do you think match me the best from what Ive said? Could you also list how much money you think a person would need to make to survive in the city you choose? -Im a bit nervous about finding a job and the cost of living in the cities, especially in the nonprofit field!!! Thanks a bunch!

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brett
Tulsa, OK

crime rate - 7/9/2012

The crime rate in tulsa oklahoma is very bad and sems to get worse every year more kills and home getting broke in to a lot more stores getting robbed the worse the job rate is the worse the crime rate is they sem to go hand in hand

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John
Copan, OK

Come to Tulsa - 2/6/2012

Come to Tulsa if you like the followings: Dead downtown and airport. I see nothing but ghost there. 8.52 percent sale tax paid on every item purchase, including medication. Corruption, and children are abused and dead in DHS and childcares. Very high both violent and property crime. Extremely hot (115 degrees) summer and cold (0 degree) winter with 20" of snow and windy with temperature constantly changing. Tornado and earthquake. Potholes and trash everywhere. Fat and lazy people who like nothing but gun. A failed educational system. Churches everywhere. People who lack the values of education, hard work, and moral character. Hunting and fishing. Good luck.

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Amber
Broken Arrow, OK

Housing - 1/16/2012

I appriciate the housing programs, very affordable and helpful.

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BJ
Tulsa, OK

little difference from the rest of cities this ciz - 5/20/2011

First, the racism issue: Racism in the entire US is alive & well always will be – and we are not alone, it exists around the world as part of human nature. Having lived in many cities and several countries; as well as having family on both coasts and the north- racism has been witnessed at it’s best. Drive through the deep south of Ala., Miss., La., Ga. – now there you will feel the racial tension. Tulsa experienced one of the worst race riots in the history of the Midwest/south (Ok has been labeled with both geographic areas). Events in the past 2-3 years have brought this more into the open with the resulting public support for revitalizing the Black business area on the edge of downtown destroyed during these riots and left to decay. Diversity/culture: it is where you find it. If you choose to hang out in venues dominated by specific socio-economic classes, ethnicity, interests….you won’t experience diversity. If you wish to experience various cultures there are plenty of venues. From ethnic festivals, to Pow Wows, to country music events; BBQ’s and bluegrass, opera, symphony, theatre and more. It does take effort; they won’t come looking for you. The last 2 decades have seen the completion of an Air&Space Museum, an Aquarium, the BOK center, the revitalization of the Blue Dome district and area around the infamous Cain’s Ballroom. Religion: One of the largest Unitarian churches in the nation is in Tulsa (All Souls) as well as the infamous ORU. There are Christian based organizations as well as Atheist and Humanist. The Muslim community is very active in our community as well as the synagogues. If you choose to join a religious organization and keep your head in the sand you may do so, if you choose to participate in the Interfaith organization which promotes education and tolerance I’m sure they’d welcome you. My two best friends are evangelical, I’m agnostic –but our acceptance of each other’s individuality and respect is how one can experience diversity and learn from each other. Outdoor activities: what we miss—real mountains and real beaches. Oklahoma is the only state with 12 distinct ecosystems offering a huge variety of outdoor activities (too numerous to mention here). Tulsa is working on improving bike paths with continued work on a project to create a cycling path around the city. The Tulsa Riverparks once only 3 approximate miles in length is being renovated/updated through the Vision 2025 bond issue and now extends almost 7 miles with plans to continue the paths and park areas. Lake activities abound with the majority of Oklahoma’s 200 lakes in North/northeastern Oklahoma. Sports: Tulsa Drillers, Tulsa Ice Oilers, Tulsa Talons; University of Tulsa football/basketball; ORU basketball. Within 2.5 hours drive are both major state universities with sporting events. Oklahoma has one of the largest active special Olympics with area competitions held at both OU and OSU. Poverty and health: Oklahoma does rank 49 in the nation. OU addressed this with their College of Community Medicine in Tulsa to compliment OSU’s Osteopathic teaching hospital. OKC is home to OU’s medical school and its allied health divisions. Poverty is higher in rural areas due to the nationwide economic downturn and the extreme level of independence where residents want nothing to do with government. Native Americans health is declining but that is a national issue and not Oklahoma specific. Obesity is a national concern; slowly becoming a concern in Europe and other nations. Tulsa and surrounding communities have a higher number of free/low cost/indigent clinics for the under and un-insured. Education: Tulsa has one of the top vo-tech programs in the nation. Tulsa Community College receives high rankings and has a 2+2 agreement with the major universities to transfer 2 years to a 4 year program. Public Schools in surround burbs have excelled (Owasso, Broken Arrow, Jenks, Union) This has led to recent changes in which Tulsa schools will be consolidating in order to better use funding for education needs. Young Adults: Tulsa has an organization called Tulsa Young Professionals (no degree required). These wonderful young people have been active in community development and in supporting positive visions for young persons in the area. In summary: As a transplant to the area and having traveled extensively as well as having lived in Europe and Asia… one can find the ills of any city if one looks and focuses on them; just as one can find the best. Tulsa is located in a valley of sorts surrounded by lakes and a river which contributes to mold counts. The variation in landscape from central and eastern Oklahoma is indescribable as one leaves dunes and plains for this area known as Green Country – therefore get a netipot or stock up on sinus meds.

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vern
Tulsa, OK

better than most - 4/26/2011

south tulsa is very nice and comfortable to live in. lots of parks, recreation,and restaurants. growing pretty decent, not to fast or to slow seems to be just right. also the river parks are very nice and modern and updated. it's pretty neat to go hiking and biking all on the same way to go see a concert, then to just chill out with a nice drink and to dine somewhere on the riverwalk.

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