Moving to Oklahoma

Almost 4 million people live in the State of Oklahoma. Most reside in Oklahoma City, the state’s capital and largest city. Notably, Oklahoma City has the lowest unemployment rate among major cities in the nation.
Oklahoma state has more man made lakes than any other in the nation. In fact, Oklahoma, although a landlocked state, has over 55,000 miles of shoreline along lakes and ponds.
The United States is the third biggest maker of iodine in the world, following Chile and Japan, all of which is produced in Oklahoma alone.
Oklahoma has an interesting geological past and is a great place to hunt for fossils. The state even has its own official fossil, a 50-foot-long predator, with the scientific name, Saurophaganax maximus.
If you are moving to Oklahoma, you will find there are plenty of options for entertainment - whether you are interested in history, arts, music, food or geology.

Geography & Climate

Oklahoma is one of the most diverse states in the country, with more than ten unique ecological regions which include areas of natural forests, mesa ranges, canyons, and flat landscapes.
The state also has four mountain ranges: Arbuckle Mountains, Ozark Mountains, Wichita Mountains, and the Ouachita Mountains.
Most of Oklahoma lies within Tornado Alley. If you are moving to Oklahoma, you should expect an average of 62 tornadoes to strike the state each year. It is one of the highest rates worldwide. The severe weather is produced by the interaction of cold-dry air from Canada, warm, dry air from Southwestern United States and Mexico, and the warm, moist air from the Gulf of Mexico.
Summers in Oklahoma are warm and sunny. Winters tend to be sunny and cold. Autumn is brisk and cool. Springs are wet. May is the wettest month in the state. The amount of rainfall will start to decrease in June. July to August is considered a dry season in the state.

Community & Lifestyle

More and more people are moving to Oklahoma each year. The capital city is known as one of the friendliest cities in the United States. In 2016, the state was voted the “least rude” city in the nation by readers who participated in a 2016 Travel+Leisure survey.
Jenks, which is a suburb of Tulsa, is considered one of the state’s best towns in which to raise a family. Other family-friendly places include Fort Gibson, Park Hill, and Walters. Each of these small towns offer affordable homes and high-quality public schools.
Oklahoma is also home to The University of Oklahoma and the University of Tulsa. Both universities are highly regarded for their curriculum and their students.
The art scene in the state is vibrant all year round. The Oklahoma City Museum of Art showcases exhibits from classic and contemporary artists. Other popular museums within the state include the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, the Chickasaw Cultural Center, the Cherokee Heritage Center and the Will Rogers Memorial Museum.
Oklahoma is also home to the Oklahoma City Ballet, the Oklahoma City Philharmonic, and many theaters, galleries, and music venues.
When it comes to outdoor activities, you will not run out of options in Oklahoma. With 50 state parks that offer hiking, climbing, parasailing, scuba diving, and a lot more - outdoor enthusiasts will find plenty to do!
If you are planning to use movers for your relocation, be sure to do your homework. Moving services differ quite a bit in service and quality. To find reliable moving companies, read reviews from other customers and call each company for a free estimate. Planning a move can be stressful, but top-notch movers can make it hassle-free. If Oklahoma is calling, perhaps it is time to start collecting your moving boxes and making your moving checklist!

Jobs & Local Economy

As of June 2017, the unemployment rate in Oklahoma is 4.3 percent which is slightly lower than the national average of 4.4% (June 2017).
The state’s three largest employers include the State of Oklahoma, Tinker Air Force Base, and the University of Oklahoma - Norman, each employing more than 10,000 people. Other top employers include industry giants, Boeing, AT&T, Dell, Hertz, and UPS.
The biggest industries in the state include agriculture and biosciences, and information and finance.
The overall cost of living in the state is cheaper compared to the national average.


Moving to Oklahoma also means you get to enjoy these nearby attractions:

Oklahoma Route 66 Museum

Route 66 stretched from Los Angeles to Chicago, with its longest run going through Oklahoma. The museum pays tribute to the iconic road and showcases a collection of memorabilia and vehicles that allows visitors to experience the spirit of the famous road. The building has a diner design and plays music that complements the exhibits.

Turner Falls Park

For people who love the outdoors,Turner Falls Park is the best spot in Oklahoma. The park has some of the finest places to go camping and enjoy the outdoors with your family. It features hiking trails that will take you to its 77 foot waterfalls and natural swimming spots that allow you to explore formations made by nature. Visitors will never run out of things to do while are in the park.

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Cities in Oklahoma

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