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One of my dear friends is probably moving to Tulsa in October due to a promotion for her husband. They're going there this week to check it out. Can you tell me about Tulsa so I can pass it on to her? The pros/cons of life there, things to do as a couple, things to do w/her 1 year old, nice neighborhoods, neighborhoods to stay away from, just basically what life is like there...anything you'd like to share.<br><br>
I'd really appreciate it!!<br><br>
Thank you!!
 

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I'm probably not the one to talk to about pros/cons. If we had the opportunity to move the only thing keeping me from going is my friends, my apprenticeship and the ease of homeschooling. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
Things to do as a couple: There are lots of walking trails, restaurants, movie theaters, etc.<br><br>
Things to do with the little one: There is an Attachment Parenting group, Kindermusic, Little Gym...those kinds of activities, the Zoo, Jenks Aquarium, parks, etc.<br><br><br>
Avoid north Tulsa. Nicer neighborhoods will be in South Tulsa. Some great suburbs to check out are Owasso (N. of Tulsa), Jenks, Bixby (both S. of Tulsa), Broken Arrow (SW. of Tulsa). If they are going to put their dd in public schools I'd avoid Tulsa Public.
 

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I moved to Tulsa due to a good job op for my dh also. We moved from California, so it was a big change! I will admit that I was a little apprehensive about moving here because it is not as progressive or culturally diverse as the california bay area (but most places aren't).<br>
Likes: people are friendly, there are AP/natural families here you just need to know where to look (check out Natural Lullabies in Tulsa they have all sorts of activities, classes, and groups for moms that are AP/NFL friendly), cost of living is very good. houses are cheap. commercial rent for office space is cheap. good job ops for both my dh and me.<br>
Dislikes: not very diverse (ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, etc). I am very disappointed with the special ed services in the public schools. I have had to pay for private services since moving here. Doesn't even compare to the school district we were in in California. However, there are actually some wonderful private schools here and my daughter goes to a better private school here (Undercroft Montessori) than we could have found in our town in California. The weather. I'm not used to dealing with hot humid summers and cold icy snowy winters. But the spring and fall are both beautiful. Oh but then there are those pesky tornadoes. Haven't seen one yet but we haven't been here very long. We got a storm shelter installed in our garage. Oh, and bugs: mosquitos, crickets, ants, spiders. ugh. I have seen kids get spanked and told to "obey" here quite often in public (at the store usually). I find it disturbing. Again something else I'm not used to being around. Breastfeeding rates are very low here. But again you can surround yourself others who support your lifestyle if you know where to look. if bfing, Hook up with LLL for example.<br>
Things to do: well, the weather does put a damper on activities in the worst of the summer and worst of the winter. I miss being able to count on any day being nice enough to play outside. But we enjoy going to the aquarium, the zoo, city parks (la fortune is nice), AP and LLL groups meet in Tulsa.<br>
We bought a nice house in Broken Arrow. I recommend checking out South Tulsa, Bixby, Jenks, Broken Arrow, Owasso. we also got season tickets to the performing arts center. they have good theater, ballet, etc here.
 
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