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Welcome to ‘The Big Friendly’ – Moving to Oklahoma City

Oklahoma City prides itself on being one of the friendliest cities in the United States. In 2007, the city trademarked its nickname of ‘The Big Friendly.’ With right around 600,000 residents, OKC has all the amenities you’d expect from a modern metropolis yet maintains a unique Oklahoman charm. The city is undergoing a renaissance stemming from the influx of over 170 million dollars into downtown OKC. You’ll find good eats, plenty of entertainment, outdoor activities, and numerous cultural attractions to fill your weekends, nights, and days off from work. Through various publications, Oklahoma City has ranked highly for business and careers, job growth, education, cost of living, and affordability; when combined with the welcoming attitude of the local population, its plain to see why OKC is such an attractive destination.

Helpful Tips and Tricks When Moving to Oklahoma City

With more than 30 truck rental locations in the greater Oklahoma City area, we are dedicated to helping you make a smooth one-way move to Oklahoma. If you are planning a one-way move to Oklahoma City, here are some tips that may help you along the way.

  • A Variety of Neighborhoods – The Oklahoma River divides the city into North Oklahoma City and South Oklahoma City. Originally, these were two separate cities but eventually grew together and became one. North OKC tends to be more urban while South OKC is more industrial. The major areas of OKC consist of Downtown, Midtown, Uptown, Inner City South, Northeast Oklahoma City, Northwest, Westside, Southside, and Southeast. They can be further broken down into more specific neighborhoods; each has its own unique characteristics and offerings.
  • Watch the Roads – Be extra vigilant as you drive to your destination. Oklahoma has some of the rougher roads in the country. Luckily, if you’re using a U-Haul truck, they come equipped with a Gentle-Ride Suspension to protect your stuff and more safety features than any other truck rental to protect you. State and local governments have pushed hard to improve bridge and road conditions, but in the meantime, be extra careful!
  • Entertainment Abounds – With all the renovations and investments going into downtown OKC, there is a wealth of attractions and activities to fill up your free time. For those interested in the arts, the Plaza and Paseo Districts are home to more than 15 galleries, specialty shops, and live music. Those with an interest in history and culture can venture over into the Adventure District to explore the Oklahoma City Zoo, the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum, the Science Museum Oklahoma or some of the other attractions nearby. For the outdoor enthusiast, the Boathouse District offers kayaking, dragon boating, paddle boarding, cycling, and more. Finally, the most popular entertainment district is Bricktown, with near endless dining and entertainment options.
  • Local Cuisine – Oklahoma City certainly isn’t lacking for those seeking good eats. For a unique experience, visit Vast, a fine dining restaurant located on the 49th floor of the Devon Tower, to enjoy a remarkable view of the city skyline as you enjoy your meal. Within the Asian District, you can find some of the best Asian restaurants that OKC has to offer; definitely try some pho from one of the authentic Vietnamese shops in the area. One of best upscale restaurants in OKC, Mickey Mantle’s Steakhouse is located in Bricktown; enjoy a juicy steak while admiring some unforgettable baseball history. Keep your eyes open; you may even catch a glimpse of an athlete or celebrity. Throughout the city, you’ll find local restaurants to satisfy any palette.


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