Oklahoma December 14, 2016
17 Reasons Why You Should Never, Ever Move To Oklahoma
Although we love our magnificent Sooner State, it does come with its own set of challenges. From deadly tornadoes to damaging earthquakes to sweltering heat, living in Oklahoma isn’t all fun and games. Oklahoma life isn’t for everyone, so we want to make sure we’re upfront about what life looks like in our beloved (but challenging) state. Here are 17 reasons why you should never, ever move to Oklahoma (wink, wink).
1. The people are way too friendly and will want you to be part of the community.
We're a friendly bunch here in the Sooner State.
2. We have an obsession with college football...on and off the field.
And we love it!
3. There are so many lakes, it will be overwhelming to choose which ones you should visit.
The Sooner State has more miles of shoreline than the Atlantic and Gulf coasts combined.
4. The tornadoes are terrifying.
No big deal, we just hold the record for the largest tornado EVER.
5. And not to alarm you too much, but we are the most seismically active place in the world.
Did you hear that? IN THE WORLD!
6. The roads are so boring and empty.
You can drive for miles and miles and not wave at anyone.
7. Our state vegetable is the watermelon.
I mean, who calls a watermelon a vegetable?
8. We have lots and lots of flat land.
If you don't enjoy wide open spaces, you might get bored if you live in rural Oklahoma.
9. Be prepared for some of our award-winning restaurants to look like this.
But the food is amazing.
10. And because we have so many award-winning restaurants with delicious food, you might pack on a few extra pounds.
But did we mention the food is amazing?
11. You will be invited to float the Illinois River LOTS...which is fun if you like floating with water moccasins.
Yep, they're in our rivers and lakes.
12. We're a landlocked state, shaped like a pan, in the middle of the country.
Part of our state is even nicknamed "No Man's Land."
13. If you're not an OU or OSU fan, you might not fit in.
14. Your legs will probably look like this at some point during the summer.
Just know that you will be drenched in bug repellant all summer long.
15. And it isn't unusual if your hair is dripping with sweat at the end of a summer day.
Just wait for that summer heat.
16. You'll have to pay an arm and a leg to drive on our turnpikes.
The toll roads are nice but a roundtrip drive from Tulsa to Oklahoma City will run you around $8.00.
17. There is no such thing as predictable weather in Oklahoma.
It's not unusual to experience all four seasons within one week.
If you’re still convinced Oklahoma is the place for you, check out the
10 Safest Cities To Live In Oklahoma.