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Oklahoma is centrally located in the United States making access to surrounding states a breeze. Oklahoma has 4 beautiful seasons that include the Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter. If you come to Oklahoma, you will be able to get a taste of all weather in the United States.

Have you not seen snowfall in person? Give it a few months and you will in Oklahoma!

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Best of OKC

Oklahoma City, the capital of Oklahoma, is a growing, vibrant, and diverse city. There is no shortage of dining, entertainment and shopping experiences to explore! OCCC is located in the south part of the city, right next to Will Rogers World Airport. More than a dozen apartment complexes are located within 3 miles of the college and OKC has a citywide bus system to get you all around the metro! Oklahoma has a temperate climate zone with cold winters, hot summers, and moderate weather in the spring and fall. Students should come prepared with appropriate clothing to accommodate the changing weather throughout the year. Students should plan to wear warm clothing throughout the colder months (October-April), and a heavy coat is a needed. While in Oklahoma, students will also require clothing for rainy weather. May to September is typically moderate to warm weather, so comfortable clothing for the heat will also be needed. Embark Metro Transit (Buses 12 & 13) makes regular stops at the college, approximately one every 30 minutes.

Weather

OKC Facts:

•    29th largest city in the United States
•    3rd largest city in land area in the United States (621.2 square miles)
•    Averages more than 248 days of sunshine a year
•    OKC Metro Area Population: 1,343,996
•    Average annual temperature of 61° F (16.1° C)
•    Highest average temperature is 94° F (34.4° C)
•    Lowest average temperature is 29°F (-1.7° C)
•    Average rental of $794 per month for 2-bed, 2-bath, 950 square foot, unfurnished apartment
•    24.7% below the national average in housing costs
•    No. 1 in most apartment space for your money (Forbes, March 2016)

What to do in OKC:

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  1. Bricktown
    Restaurants, nightlife and entertainment area near downtown
  2. National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum
    American Western heritage, culture and art
  3. Oklahoma City Museum of Art
    Art museum near downtown OKC
  4. Oklahoma City Zoo
    The top-rated zoo features animals of all types
  5. Myriad Botanical Gardens
    Downtown garden that features a winter ice skating rink
  6. Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum
    This national park is the site of the 1995 Murrah Building Bombing
  7. Historic Stockyards City
    American Western food, culture and shopping district
  8. Oklahoma History Center
    Learn all about the history of Oklahoma
  9. Frontier City & White Water Bay
    Amusement park and water park
  10. OKC Thunder (NBA), Oklahoma City Dodgers & OKC Energy FC Basketball, baseball and soccer teams for year round entertainment
  11. Wheeler District
    Up-and-coming area with a ferris wheel that gives excellent views of OKC
  12. Warren Theatre
    Luxury movie theatre just south of OCCC
  13. Automobile Alley and The Plaza District
    Two areas for local restaurants and shopping
  14. River and Boathouse District
    Downtown riverfront district that features water sports and competitive rowing events

Living chart

Rent:

480 Sqft… LA: $1,299       OKC: $852

900 Sqft… LA: $1,880       OKC: $999