Hello New Oklahoma Residents!
The Sooner State
Welcome to Oklahoma, birthplace of Brad Pitt, Chuck Norris and the classic food chain, Sonic. From big sky prairies to beautiful lakes and waterfalls, the beautiful terrain here is well worth exploring. Move here to experience this basketball loving, football adoring, deep fried food appreciating state for yourself!
Oklahoma Relocating - Becoming a New Resident
You’ve decided to (or perhaps are seriously contemplating on) moving to Oklahoma. You’ll likely relocate to one of the largest cities, which are Oklahoma City, Tulsa, Norman, Edmond, Stillwater, Broken Arrow, Lawton, Moor, Enid, Muskogee, Bartlesville, McAlester, Fort Sill, Tahlequah, Ardmore, Shawnee, Ada, Broken Bow, Mustang, Owasso, Guthrie, Claremore, Durant, Weatherford, Yukon, Chickasha, Altus, Ponca City and Midwest City.
Now, once you’ve decided on where to move to, let’s get down to the nitty gritty details. The Oklahoma Department of Public Safety (DPS) has some important rules to follow. Below check out the most important steps for becoming a resident.
Neighborhood Information for Oklahoma Moving Companies and Oklahoma Moving Quotes
Weather:-The climate here is humid subtropical; this means you’re moving to a place with hot & humid summers that can be tamed down by winds. The winters get chilly, even chillier due to the winds bringing in colder conditions.
March through June and April through May, prepare for severe weather to hit. Tornadoes, hailstorms and even derechoes are known to come through Oklahoma. Make sure to educate yourself and prepare your home for these types of events to happen.
Population & Cost of Living:-Moving here means joining the 3.851 million folks already living in Oklahoma.
The cost of these folks to live here is quite low. Cost of living here is about 26% less than the national average, with housing being about 37% less expensive than the average American homes and groceries going for less than most of the country.
Oklahoma's Employment Opportunities & Economy
The unemployment rate here, as of Fall 2014, was 4.7%. It hiked in 2010 after the 2008 recession, but it has been steadily decreasing since then. What industries should you look into? Which ones are offering the most job promise?
The top industries growing rapidly in Oklahoma include specialty trade contractors, health and personal care stores, building & garden equipment manufacturers and supply dealers, hospitals, professional services, scientific & technical services, ambulances, transportation and social assistances.