No matter where you live there are things you like and some things you dislike, that's normal. If you're new to the state or considering moving to Oklahoma like most places there are Pros and Cons to living here.

The thing is wherever you live, you'll bring yourself along. Which means it's totally up to you and what you make of it. Like Mom always said, "There's no such thing as being bored, just boring people."  Oklahoma is my home and has been for well over 35 plus years. I love the Sooner State and can't imagine living elsewhere.

So what are some of the Pros of living in Oklahoma? For me, it's the people. We have some of the friendliest and neighborly people in the country. You always hear that from visitors or from those who may have just moved here. The cost of living is much, much cheaper when compared to other states.

Pro: Oklahoma has some amazing wildlife and outdoor activities to enjoy

TSM Lawton: Critter
TSM Lawton: Critter

If you're into the great outdoors and wildlife this is the state for you. We have all kinds of great outdoor activities and places to go for hunting, fishing, hiking, and camping. We also have some of the most beautiful landscapes and lakes around. Oklahoma has some of the most diverse land types to be found in a single state. From plains, mountains, forests, to swamps and just about everything else you can imagine.

We also have a rich history and culture. Oklahoma is home to several different Native American tribes. There's always something to see, learn and do. If you're a sports fan we have some of the best college and high school sport teams anywhere. Football is HUGE here and no matter who's playing or at what level the fans are out in force. We might not have an NFL team, but we do have the OKC Thunder!

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So what are some of the cons of living in Oklahoma? For starters, I'd say the crazy weather. We can have all four seasons and a monsoon in a day, that's no joke. As the saying goes "If you don't like the weather in Oklahoma, just give it a minute." It can get insanely hot here in the Spring//Summer months.

Winter isn't too bad, but it can get very cold and we do see snow and ice pretty regularly. You haven't lived until you've witnessed the winter splendor of Okies on ice, it's something to behold...Absolutely incredible!

For every person who berates us for not being able to drive on snow and ice and makes fun of us when we say it's cold outside, they regret their smugness come Summer. They always say stuff like "It's not cold you should live in XYZ that's cold, you guys are wussies."

Con: Oklahoma has some of the most erratic and dangerous weather in the Nation

A dangerous tornado in tornado alley

I always tell them to check back with me around August or September. Then they're saying "My God how do you live here it's so hot." That's when you hit them back with "You must be a wussy, it gets a lot hotter than this, I'm not even sweating yet."

Adding to the crazy weather and Mother Nature's moodiness we also get tornadoes, especially during the prime storm season from May to June. That's a BIG CON of living in Oklahoma.

However, after you've been here for a while you get used to it. I know that sounds weird, but it's true. Before you know it you'll be like the rest of us watching from the front porch and making statements like "It sounded like a freight train" on the local news. Naders aren't something you take lightly, but you do get used to it. So there are far more Pros than Cons when it comes to living in Oklahoma, at least for me anyway.

Take a look inside this epic 1960s retro motel in Oklahoma!

It's the ultimate retro vintage motel stay in the Sooner State! If you've ever wanted to step back in time and experience the "good old days" once again, or maybe for the very first time, you're in luck. Take a break from the usual, boring, and mundane hotel room by booking a stay at this 60s-style motel in Oklahoma City, OK. The Classen Inn is one of the most unique and colorful motels in the state, if not the entire nation. It was originally built back in 1963 and has been completely remodeled, refurbished, and reimagined. If you're looking for a place to stay while on vacation, staycation, or on a weekend getaway why not make your accommodations a part of the vacation fun by staying at the Classen Inn in OKC. You can click here to book your stay. Scroll through the photo gallery below to take a virtual tour of this EPIC 1960s retro motel!

Take a tour of this Harry Potter 'Hogwarts House' in OK!

Take a quick virtual tour of this EPIC Harry Potter 'Hogwarts House' that's FOR SALE in Norman, OK. If you have a spare $875,000.00 or end up winning the lottery you could be the proud new owner, more like the King or Queen of this Sooner State castle. This 2-story one-of-a-kind magical mansion is located at 402 Scarlet Street in Norman, OK. It features 8,551 square feet with 4 bedrooms, 3 full baths, 3 half baths, HUGE living rooms, a formal dining room, a wine room, a home theater, an ENORMOUS gourmet kitchen, and more! It's listed by Lynne Siano and Christopher C. Clark of Metro Brokers of OK. Siano & Company. Scroll through all the pictures below to take a quick look inside and out at this incredible one-of-a-kind Hogwarts House:

See the Most Epic & Unusual Oklahoma Airbnb Rentals!

Take a break from the boring and ordinary and make your next overnight stay more spectacular and memorable. These rentals are a lot more than just a place to stay, all of them could easily be a vacation destination and experience all on their own! If you're planning a staycation or vacation in Oklahoma you should definitely check out these epic and unusual Airbnb rentals versus booking just a plain old room at a hotel or motel. You could make your accommodations a part of the experience itself by staying at any of these amazing places in the Sooner State. Scroll through the photo gallery below to check them out.

Peek inside this EPIC Oklahoma castle that's for sale!

Take a virtual tour of this EPIC medieval-style castle in Oklahoma City, OK. that's for sale. If you have $1,999,999 you could be the proud new owner, better yet king or queen of this one-of-a-kind estate! It's located at 6424 S.W. 104th Street in Oklahoma City, OK. It's listed by Karl W. Oltermann and Rhonda Oltermann of Coldwell Banker Select. Can you imagine actually living here and being this kingdom's ruler? Scroll through all the pictures below to take a quick look inside this incredible one-of-a-kind home.

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