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Oklahoma City

Oklahoma City, the capital of the state, is a Sunbelt city with approximately one million people in the metropolitan area.  Oklahoma City boasts a pleasant climate with four distinct seasons, a low cost of living, and an abundance of diverse cultural opportunities.  The “cost of living hotlink,” http://www.homefair.com, gives a comparison between any two major cities in the United States.  We encourage all applicants to go to this link and compare Oklahoma City’s cost of living with that of other cities where they may be applying.  You will likely be pleasantly surprised.

The Oklahoma City Philharmonic Orchestra presents both classic and pop series with internationally renowned guest artists.  Repertory companies offer a variety of stage presentations each season, and Ballet Oklahoma presents a popular and exciting series of performances as well.

If you enjoy the outdoors, Oklahoma City is the place to be.  There are a multitude of parks, tennis courts, and golf courses, including Oak Tree Golf and Country Club, the site of a previous PGA Championship.  Several lakes offer excellent opportunities for sailing, windsurfing, fishing, swimming, and picnicking.  Oklahoma City is also home to Frontier City and White Water theme parks, and the Oklahoma City Zoo (one of the country's best "natural setting" zoos).  Other attractions include the widely recognized National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum; the beautiful Myriad Gardens/Crystal Bridge; the Omnidome Theater Kirkpatrick Science and Air Space Museum, a unique science and art attraction which includes the International Photography Hall of Fame, Kirkpatrick Planetarium, and Science Museum of Oklahoma; the Oklahoma City National Memorial; and the Oklahoma City Museum of Art. 

Oklahoma City hosts several festivals and fairs annually.  The Festival of the Arts displays the finest talents in visual, culinary, and performing arts, and has been designated one of the top ten outdoor festivals in the United States.  The Red Earth festival is the largest national celebration of Native American culture, featuring the finest Native American dancers and artists from the U.S. and Canada.

Oklahoma City is home to a number of sports teams: A NBA Team - Oklahoma City Thunder, a minor league baseball team – the Oklahoma City Dodgers, and a United Soccer League team- Oklahoma City Energy FC. 

You will find Oklahoma City a comfortable and affordable place to live, a desirable place to work, and a fun place to enjoy.  Educational, recreational, and cultural opportunities abound.  More importantly, you will discover the friendly and industrious people of Oklahoma will make wonderful neighbors and colleagues.