We moved to Claremore from another state as well. We have truly enjoyed living in Oklahoma.
My Husband has now retired and we are going back to our home in Texas.
When we came to Ok. we drove for hours every week-end looking for just the right place.
Then we found Verdigis just outside of Claremore. When we drove through the Vintage we knew we were going to buy a home there. Everyone was so friendly and I was so impressed by the children at play. I knew that if parents would let their children ride their bikes and fish at the pond that it would be a safe and great place to live. It makes me sad to sell our house but we have enjoyed every minute of living in the Vintage. You might want to the check the Vintage out. If I can be of help, please call me 512 665 6500
If you are not from this area, I would suggest that you rent first. Give yourself time to get comfortable with the area, schools, grocery stores, etc. If you find a neighborhood that you like, visit it at different times of the day and week to make sure it is a good fit.