Since finding apartment complexes might be tricky, if you find one available that you like, it's a good idea to jump on it. Some people have studio apartments for rent from their home to bring in a little cash, and those are good too. Let's get you started on your moving adventure by going over some of the basics.
What You'll Need
Anytime you're looking for a new place to live, it's a good idea to bring the essentials with you just in case you need to close a deal on the spot. This is especially good to do when finding home rentals because they require a little bit of leg work. Create a folder with your credit report, rental application, references, and proof of employment. Be sure to talk with the landlord about whether or not you can bring your beloved pet with you--some places have a list of pets that aren't allowed on the property.
Consider Your Commute
While Weatherford is surrounded by major cities, some can be up to 71 miles away. Think about where you want to work and how far you'll have to drive to get there everyday. On the upside though, Weatherford's cost of living is 10 percent lower than the rest of Oklahoma, so you'll have plenty of gas money.
Weatherford is roughly divided into four main poles of north, south, east, and west. Each has their own area advantages, so take some time to hunt around and see what feels best before signing on the dotted line.
North: If you're wanting to live in the north of Weatherford, you'll be living by Southwestern Oklahoma State University, which is a well maintained area, and can be pricier than other parts of the town.
South: Living down south puts you right in the middle of all the action, with restaurants, shopping, and entertainment right at your doorstep. This might be a nice area for someone who's looking to be apart of an active neighborhood.
East: Moving to a neighborhood in the east will set you farther back from the city part of the town. However, it will put you closer to highways and interstates, which could be a plus if you're commuting.
West: If you're looking to get away from it all, head west. A place in the western part of Weatherford will be far enough away from everything except farms and pastures, but close enough so that you can go to town without having to take a long drive to get there.
Even though it's a small country town, there's plenty to do and see. You can spend your Saturdays at the 40,000 square foot Stafford Air and Space Museum learning all about space suits, fighter jets, and missiles. Then, on Sunday, you can mosey on down to Main Street to enjoy shopping and eating at some of the best restaurants in Oklahoma, like Lucille's Roadhouse, Heapin Helpins Bar-B-Q Broaster Fried Chicken & Seafood, and Sweetness Factory bakery.