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    Ardmore

    I am looking at places to consider moving, at it seems Ardmore might be a good one. Its fairly close to DFW, close to Norman, and close to lakes and hiking. Anyone live there now?

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    Grew up there. And glad I don't still live there.

    In all seriousness - it's a nice small town and retailers and restaurants have targeted it in recent years. When I was growing up there was a one screen movie theater, Wal-Mart and a Sears. It's an hour to Norman and about an hour and a half to Dallas. So a decent place if you want to kind of be in the middle and like a small town atmosphere.

    A lot of rich oil folks still live there. So there's a lot of wealth. My mom lives there and has a small business (not a rich oil family sadly) and she loves it. Big proponent of the place and is active with their chamber and Main St association.

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    Fun thing to do in Ardmore:
    1. Ask a local to direct you to a place called Magnetic Hill
    2. Go and park your car at what appears to be the base of the hill, and then put your transmission in neutral
    3. ????
    4. Now go chase your car as it appears to roll up the hill

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    It looks like it has really grown recently. Seems like every time we go to Dallas something new has popped up there.

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    Lake Murray is the new Destin.
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    Ardmore - at least it's not Lone Grove

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    Are you single? If so, DO NOT LIVE THERE. If you're married and settled, it might not be so bad.

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    Originally Posted by Sir Bevedere View Post
    Lake Murray is the new Destin.
    You shut your **** mouth!

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    I grew up outside of Ardmore.

    Without being too mean let me just say I never want to live there again.

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    Originally Posted by madbrad View Post
    I grew up outside of Ardmore.

    Without being too mean let me just say I never want to live there again.
    It's too small for me and I'm not exactly a wild and crazy guy. If I lived there I think I'd almost always be in Dallas.

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    Why would someone consider Ardmore when you could live in lovely Texhoma?
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    Ardmore

    Ringling's close.


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    I live 25 miles away, grew up there, but town has really changed and not for the better. But, then again, guess all towns have changed and not for the better.

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    I grew up 25 miles from there as well. It has gotten better but you couldn't pay me enough money to move back to that area.

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    Tradition to stop there on way home from OU games for shitty BBQ and cold beer at Budro's. Sometimes we get lucky if late enough to witness karaoke; it's unbelievably entertaining.

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    Who on gods green earth wants to move to Ardmore?

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    As someone who currently lives in Ardmore, let me just say...RUN AND DON'T LOOK BACK! Seriously, I cannot wait to get the **** out of here. You will meet some of the worst people on earth here.

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    Originally Posted by Wailer View Post
    Are you single? If so, DO NOT LIVE THERE.
    This cannot be said enough

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    As far as small Oklahoma towns go I would put Ardmore pretty high on the list. But you have to consider the basic drawbacks of small Oklahoma towns.

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    Ardmore

    Move to Springer. There's a lot going on there these days.
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    If had to pick, I'd choose Denison/Sherman area.

    Closer to Dallas
    Close enough to Norman
    No State Income tax.
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    Originally Posted by tfoolry View Post
    Tradition to stop there on way home from OU games for shitty BBQ and cold beer at Budro's. Sometimes we get lucky if late enough to witness karaoke; it's unbelievably entertaining.
    Just stop in Davis at Smokin Joes. It's way better and maybe 1/2 mile off I-35.

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    Originally Posted by suncoastsooner View Post
    Why would someone consider Ardmore when you could live in lovely Texhoma?
    "Texoma"

    Kingston is lovely.
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    Originally Posted by OUEverest View Post
    Move to Springer. There's a lot going on there these days.
    As a former resident - I doubt this. LOL.

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    Originally Posted by sooner59 View Post
    Just stop in Davis at Smokin Joes. It's way better and maybe 1/2 mile off I-35.
    That place sounds fantastic; a shack with a big pile of wood next to it in the middle of nowhere. It even has RV hookups out back.

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    Originally Posted by sooner59 View Post
    Just stop in Davis at Smokin Joes. It's way better and maybe 1/2 mile off I-35.
    There's a Smokin Joes in Ardmore now. Downtown on A Street.

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    I find it funny that you guys say Ardmore is a small town... A small town is something like 5000 people and below. Ardmore has what close to 30,000 or 40,000 residence.

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    Originally Posted by drspencer View Post
    I find it funny that you guys say Ardmore is a small town... A small town is something like 5000 people and below. Ardmore has what close to 30,000 or 40,000 residence.

    I never said it was a small town. I only said it sucked.
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    Destin is the new Lake Murray I hear.

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    Ponders Drive Inn is the bomb!

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    Originally Posted by PokeJ View Post
    Ponders Drive Inn is the bomb!
    I am pretty sure Ponders closed, right?

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    Originally Posted by OUMallen View Post
    I am pretty sure Ponders closed, right?
    It was replaced with a Jimmys Egg

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    Originally Posted by drspencer View Post
    I find it funny that you guys say Ardmore is a small town... A small town is something like 5000 people and below. Ardmore has what close to 30,000 or 40,000 residence.
    About 25K. Small town is a matter of perspective. If you are coming from a large metro then I would think you would consider Ardmore a small town but you are right in that by Oklahoma standards it is a medium sized city.

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    Ardmore

    Is Two Frogs still there?

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    Originally Posted by McRib View Post
    Is Two Frogs still there?
    Yes, indeed.

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    Lived in Tulsa, Dallas, and OKC. I "dated" a girl from Ardmore. It is a small town.

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    When we met, my wife lived in Denton and I lived in Norman. A lot of things happened in Ardmore. We remember Ardmore fondly.

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    Originally Posted by SoonerWalkon View Post
    I am looking at places to consider moving, at it seems Ardmore might be a good one. Its fairly close to DFW, close to Norman, and close to lakes and hiking. Anyone live there now?
    Born & raised in area and still live here, LOL at some of the responses, can't argue with anybody , definitely not the best place in Oklahoma for single people. But my dad use to say about living down here is "If you want to see a movie we have a theater, if you get hungry we have restaraunts, if you want to buy a chevy we have a dealership, a Ford also have a dealership but if you need your Peter built .... you have to go to texas for that....

    Just matters what your looking for Ardmore isn't Norman, Edmond, Jenks or Broken Arrow but like you said is close to several lakes ie fish (Murray/Texoma) the Arbuckle Mnts. several golf courses (Dornick HIlls, Winstar golf, Chickasaw Pte.) again none are Oak Tree. Maybe your one of those people that live in a city and own multiple ATV's or four wheelers and have no place to ride them, Lake Murray State Park & Arbuckle area have places to ride them, maybe you hunt good deer hunting area. Access to the I-35 corridor you can be in Norman or Denton/Lewisville in about an hour, DFW airport easy to fly in and out of, Dallas area sporting venues for Cowboys, Rangers and Mavericks easy drive then just North Owen Field / LNC and Thunder great area for a sports fan.

    Don't want to start a pissing contest ie OKC/Tulsa but Ardmore is a far better area to live in Southern Oklahoma than say Durant or Duncan area which would be comparable towns. And all that really matters is where you and probably most important is where your wife will be happy to live....LOL.....

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