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OKC ranked sixth among budget-friendly cities for veterans

By Chamber Staff / Inside OKC / September 8, 2020

Oklahoma City continues to attract veterans from across the nation and around the world that take advantage of its comparatively low cost of living and cultural and recreational opportunities. Service members transitioning from active duty to civilian life are likely to consider Oklahoma City when searching for an affordable, vet-friendly place to settle becomes an important goal.

Veterans looking to stretch their VA home loan look at affordability, safety, job market strength, federal employment opportunities, quality of education, infrastructure, average commute times, air quality and cultural attractions are among the factors that can influence the overall quality of life.

Oklahoma City has a large military community that includes active-duty service members, reservists, members of the National Guard and veterans, among others, according to the report. Oklahoma City ranked No. 6 on a list that rated the top 10 places for veterans to live. Texas had the first five cities, including Laredo as the top choice. The others included Corpus Christi, Lubbock, El Paso and San Antonio. 

 “We realize that finding an affordable place to live is very important to veterans and service members,” said Samantha Reeves, executive broker for Veterans United Realty, an independent affiliate partner of Veterans United Home Loans, a mortgage lender based in Columbia, Missouri. “Many cities have a lot of great qualities to offer veterans, and we’re excited to give further insight into some cities that excel in affordability.”

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