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    Advice on moving to Oklahoma City..

    Thank God, I got a new job.. and it'll be taking me to Oklahoma City.

    I will be working in the Tinker AFB vicinity and I need some tips on where to live.

    I plan on renting a house for a while to get a feel of the position before either deciding to buy a house or put in my year before I can transfer. Honestly, I'm just looking to rent a garage with a bathroom (who needs all those other rooms a house offers?). Haha. I would prefer something a little secluded, not smack in the middle of a subdivision. I don't mind a commute of up to 30-45 minutes, but the less, the better.

    Any advice on where to look and where to avoid?

    Heck, anyone have a rental house with a 2 car garage?

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    Oklahoma City

    Look east in the Choctaw or Harrah area. Stay away from Midwest City and Del City. There is some nice riding on Hwy 102.
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    Don't forget. . .

    . . .that your MAIN job is resurrecting a rusted pile of sheet metal and bolts and stuff into machines that go fast and far.

    FYI, a friend built his "dream home" a few years ago, and it was a Butler building (metal, barn-type) with a beautiful deluxe apartment on the second floor at one end. When he walked out onto his inside "back-porch," he could survey his many vehicles and projects from "on high." Now that was a view, brother.

    Seriously, good luck with this move, CDD, and glad about the job.

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    My buddy who lives in Tulsa calls OK "the mindless prairie" -- he's lived there for 65 years.
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    The advice that you got from LR is sound and would lend to a short commute. There are other desirable areas like Edmond, Mustang, and Norman, but they would all necessitate a longer commute.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Walking Eagle View Post
    . . .that your MAIN job is resurrecting a rusted pile of sheet metal and bolts and stuff into machines that go fast and far.


    One of these days, when I'm not bumming off of other peoples computers, I'll have a wealth of pictures and stories for the piles of rust I've been working on lately.

    Quote Originally Posted by LngRdr View Post
    Look east in the Choctaw or Harrah area. Stay away from Midwest City and Del City. There is some nice riding on Hwy 102.
    Thank you!

    Quote Originally Posted by aczn2srv View Post
    The advice that you got from LR is sound and would lend to a short commute. There are other desirable areas like Edmond, Mustang, and Norman, but they would all necessitate a longer commute.
    Thank you!

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    Better get your "y'all thing" going on!
    BTW, Do they still pass on the shoulder in OK? Kinda took me by surprise the 1st time.

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    That's great news indeed, congratulations!
    Good thing you got out of the high dez here; all of our industries have been seriously downsizing.
    Watch out fer them thar tornadoes!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pauls1150 View Post
    That's great news indeed, congratulations!
    Good thing you got out of the high dez here; all of our industries have been seriously downsizing.
    Watch out fer them thar tornadoes!
    Man, oh man.. I tried to get back to the AV, but fate conspired against me. Just one more loop of Angeles Crest is all I ask for. Supposedly the capsule for the Red Bull Stratos was built in a warehouse just down the street from my old apartment in Lancaster. Maybe work travel will bring me back down there.

    Can't wait to start the new job.

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    Tinker

    Crazy,
    I live in between Choctaw and Midwest city, when I worked at Tinker(13 years) it only took me 15 minutes to get to work but traffic at the gates is another story. Now it takes me a lot longer to go to Wiley Post Airport but hey, just more time on my GS.
    Just give me a shout if there's any info u need. Worked in the back shops on E3 & 135.
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    Well, I just turned in an application on a rental house in Moore. The area is kinda "meh" but it's not permanent.

    I start my job on the 7th.

    Hopefully I can find at least a couple curves or hills in Oklahoma.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crazydrummerdude View Post
    Hopefully I can find at least a couple curves or hills in Oklahoma.
    I understand they're here:

    https://maps.google.com/maps?q=Talim...+74939&t=m&z=9

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    Quote Originally Posted by crazydrummerdude View Post
    Well, I just turned in an application on a rental house in Moore. The area is kinda "meh" but it's not permanent.

    I start my job on the 7th.

    Hopefully I can find at least a couple curves or hills in Oklahoma.
    Welcome to Oklahoma!

    The curves are east of I-35... there is more to explore then most know...

    be sure and check in with the OKC metro thread in Adventure Rider...

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    Well, I'm settled in. The area (Moore) is better than my first impression.. and it only takes 10 minutes to get to work! Nice.

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    Nathan!
    Ok, well.

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