What can you tell me about Oklahoma City?

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    Nov 08, 2011 7:34 PM GMT
    I will be relocating to OKC for work in the next few months. Can anyone provide me with any info about the area? Places to live? Good Gyms? What to do for fun? Any info that you could provide would be greatly appreciated.icon_biggrin.gif
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    Nov 08, 2011 8:16 PM GMT
    It's in Oklahoma.
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    Nov 08, 2011 10:30 PM GMT
    Hmm.

    Have you tried Yelp?

    I use it alot and it helps me weed the good from the bad.
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    Nov 08, 2011 10:33 PM GMT
    All I know is what relates to the bombing
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    Nov 08, 2011 10:33 PM GMT
    My dad lives an hour outside of OKC...

    You'll be in the center of the Bible belt, so bring protection.

    I've been there twice, so, this isn't a comprehensive list.

    Things to do for fun in OKC:
    Visit the memorial
    Shoot Racoons
    Talk to people named "Bubba"
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  • jim_sf

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    Nov 08, 2011 10:39 PM GMT
    ThePenIsMyTier saidYou'll be in the center of the Bible belt, so bring protection.


    Word. Make sure you pack a hardhat, too, given their recent seismic activity.

    To understand OKC, though, you need to understand the oil industry. All money in Oklahoma, in some way, stems from oil and/or natural gas.
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    Nov 08, 2011 10:43 PM GMT
    BHJ83 saidI will be relocating to OKC for work in the next few months. Can anyone provide me with any info about the area? Places to live? Good Gyms? What to do for fun? Any info that you could provide would be greatly appreciated.icon_biggrin.gif

    Try this place, it's both a hotel and a gay nightclub. I stay here whenever I'm passing through the area. Several other gay bars are just a block or 2 away. (A prominent Baptist preacher from Tulsa got busted here a few years ago for propositioning undercover cops in a parking lot -- it was delicious!)

    http://www.habanainn.com/
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    Nov 08, 2011 10:49 PM GMT
    OKC is flat, uninviting, and the exact opposite of thriving. Also, its in the bible belt and tornado alley. On a positive note, the people are quite friendly but ultra conservative.
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    Nov 09, 2011 12:55 AM GMT
    Thanks for the info guys. I'm a little nervous about moving to the area.....however it is a great career move for me. I know Dallas is only 3 hrs away which is where I grew up.
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    Nov 09, 2011 4:26 PM GMT
    BHJ83 I know Dallas is only 3 hrs away which is where I grew up.


    Also, Denver is LESS than 3 hours away, so you can visit me anytime. :-)
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    Nov 09, 2011 4:30 PM GMT
    You got the Cowboy Museum. There are several good clubs. Theres a great straight club called Club Rodeo where they do live bull riding in the middle of the night. This is at a night club.

    Also check out Bricktown, its where all the nightlife takes place. Mickey Mantles is a great place to eat, but very pricey. Sometimes when I'm in OKC I feel like im in the movie Urban Cowboy. Its a great city.
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    Nov 09, 2011 5:09 PM GMT
    catfish5 said[...] On a positive note, the people are quite friendly [...].


    TheGuyNextDoor is originally from there. Maybe they are just born that way?!
  • travis_27

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    Nov 09, 2011 7:19 PM GMT
    Praying to Jesus is the best way to socialize in Oklahoma.
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    Nov 09, 2011 7:21 PM GMT
    Info: It's in the middle of nowhere.
    Places to live: Underground.
    Gyms: No gym needed...you'll get plenty of exercise running away from twisters (unless you live underground).
    For fun: Storm chasing.
  • roadbikeRob

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    Nov 09, 2011 7:25 PM GMT
    Oklahoma City is a typical government town, boring. It is definitely a bible belt city so don't expect any diversity or excitement. It is a very conservative, religious city bordered on by conservative, religious suburbs. However, it is a very clean, modern, young city.
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    Nov 09, 2011 7:26 PM GMT
    BHJ83 saidI will be relocating to OKC for work in the next few months. Can anyone provide me with any info about the area? Places to live? Good Gyms? What to do for fun? Any info that you could provide would be greatly appreciated.icon_biggrin.gif


    I go there for work a lot. Live in Norman and commute the 20 minutes into OKC. College town with great bars, places to eat, culture, etc. OKC is snoozeville.
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    Nov 09, 2011 7:29 PM GMT
    Used to live there... pretty quiet town, but still a city. Some gay life there, but expect a large contingency of conservative Southern Baptists. Stay out of Southwest OKC, The Village, Warr Acres, and Bethany. Edmond is a pretty upscale suburb. NW OKC is pretty good too... think you will find more housing available out there. Rent is pretty good, from what I have gathered. Good eating in Bricktown and along Memorial Road. Invest in a Pike Pass early... the Kilpatrick Turnpike leads everywhere, and unless you have a lot of small change in your car, you're going to need it.
  • CAtoFL

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    Nov 09, 2011 7:34 PM GMT
    You'll inevitably want to check out the Habana Inn. It's not only a hotel, but it has clubs inside and is a focal point. A club nearby the Habana named The Boom has great Sunday shows and is a smaller, newer club you should check out.

    There's a gym you can actually walk to from the Habana Inn. It used to be named the Aspen Athletic Club, but now it's called the Penn Athletic Club or the Aspen Penn Square Athletic Club. Don't let their name confusion dissuade you from trying it out. It's pretty new equipment and it's also usually pretty empty. Lots of good cardio, too. They'll give you a free ten day pass to try it out if you have a local address there. http://pennsquareathletic.com/. It's not a 'gay gym', but it's a good gym.
  • patmos9990

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    Dec 17, 2011 6:58 PM GMT
    I lived in OKC for ten years and would go back there in a heartbeat. Great gay scene that you can really get involved. Lot's of new construction, great parks and recreational trails. Basically everything Dallas has without the traffic or high cost of living.
  • HndsmKansan

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    Dec 17, 2011 7:01 PM GMT
    OKC is really a pretty good town. I think the NW side of town is definitely one of the best. Down toward Norman is also good, according to a friend of mine.
    I know there are a number of guys that go to stay in the "gay hotel" they have there, (can't remember the name of it now), but it is in a good area of OKC.
    I have a couple of clients there and visit them once or twice a year.