Tulsa is a good town, overall!
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.