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Living in OKC
As the 25th largest city in the US, Oklahoma city boasts many of the amenities of big cities while keeping the feel and friendliness of a small town. While maintaining a low cost of living with minimal traffic there are abundant activities to pursue including art/history museums, parks, sporting events, and many new and old outstanding restaurants.
Cost of Living
Oklahoma City was recently ranked #2 in the Best Cities for First-Time Homebuyers. With a median home cost nearly 40% lower than that of nearby Dallas, and 35% lower than culturally-similar Fort Worth, OKC can't be beat for real estate.
In OKC, you'll also have more time to enjoy that home, with an average commute time of only 22 minutes for the entire OKC metropolitan area. Ample parking, even downtown, allows for all the freedom and flexibility needed for the schedule of an orthopedic resident.
If you're looking for four seasons, you'll definitely find them all in Oklahoma City. Summer tends to stretch a bit longer than cities further to the north, so you can enjoy those poolside days just a bit longer here. A July high around 93°, and a January low of about 27° allow for some wide variations while still completely tolerable. May, September, and October tend to be the most pleasant months in OKC, weather-wise. Overall, you'll see more sunny days and less precipitation here than the average nationwide. All the better to enjoy the great outdoors!