When did you move to and/or back to Oklahoma City? Where did you come from?
I got married about eight months ago and decided to move with my husband to Oklahoma City about five months ago. I grew up in Fort Smith, Arkansas and it was really exciting moving to a new city.
Employer and/or occupation/title.
I’ve been with Arvest bank for about 3 years. I’m the Assistant Branch Manager at the Capitol Hill Branch location.
What has been the biggest surprise about OKC to you?
My biggest surprise when I came to Oklahoma City was the culture. People are so kind and welcoming. I never expected to feel so welcomed when I first moved here but it has been a great experience. Oklahoma City has plenty of places to go to such as restaurants, lakes and parks. I have enjoyed my weekends discovering new places around Oklahoma City. My husband and I love going bike riding to Lake Hefner as well as tasting all the different restaurants on Bricktown. OKC has definitely been a surprise to me.
I always thought moving to a bigger city that it was going to be difficult for me to get around, but it has been easy. I currently live in Yukon, but it only takes less than 20 minutes to get downtown.
What is your favorite thing about living in OKC?
It has a small town feel with city-life attractions. Oklahoma City it’s a lot bigger than most people realize. I like the feeling of being able to discover new places and doing different activities.
What would you say to someone thinking about moving to OKC?
Moving to a new city is a unique experience and we can benefit from endless opportunities that OKC will offer to us. Venturing out and meeting new people is truly rewarding in OKC, which means more wonderful friends and brand new networking opportunities that can help us in our careers. OKC is a small town with great city life places that will make it a great place for your new adventure.
- Name: Karla Almeida-Arias
- Moved to OKC from: Fort Smith, AR in 2019
- Position: Assistant Branch Manager
- Employer: Arvest Bank