Growing up in a small Oklahoma town, I'm fairly certain most young people all have the same dream.
"I can't wait to move to (name a bigger town)." At least that was the overwhelming sentiment of the people I grew up with, and oddly enough, as we're all now grown those goals have changed.
Most Oklahoma youths talk about OKC or Tulsa, whichever they're closer to, as the place they yearn to live. All that big-city excitement, endless entertainment, and a nightlife that doesn't sleep until sunrise is a large draw to our younger selves... but as we grow older, things like quality schools and safe neighborhoods take precedence.
If you gathered up all of the data, measuring every imaginable metric of a town, you'd get this list of the best places to live in Oklahoma in 2023.
Oddly enough, the most attractive cities are those with smaller populations and more home ownership vs renters.
The Best Places to Live in Oklahoma in 2023
When it comes to living in Oklahoma, there is no shortage of opinions on where you should live. If you compare all of the different metrics--schools, cost of living, diversity, amenities, etc--you'll get a slightly different list every time... but if you compound all of them into one, you get this list. The best places to live in Oklahoma in 2023.
Top 12 trashiest Oklahoma towns & sleazy cities
It's a top 12 list you don't want to be on. Unfortunately, these 12 towns and cities have been selected as some of the worst and by worst I mean trashiest and sleaziest in the Sooner State. These dirty dozen were selected by Google using factors like crime, violence, drug abuse, unemployment, income rates, and even the overall appearance of the town or city. It factored in things like rundown or abandoned properties and vehicles when ranking how trashy or sleazy a town or city is. You can scroll through the photo gallery below for the results.
Oklahoma Counties with Highest Chlamidia Cases
While Oklahoma is among the top-4 states with the highest rates of STDs
, when you break down the information accounting for the various diseases, Oklahoma runs in the middle of the pack regarding chlamydia. Naturally, the states with larger populations are listed higher, but the breakdown by county is enough to keep you out of the clubs on the weekend in these Sooner State cities.