I lived in Vian, Oklahoma, which was by Lake Tenkiller. I actually lived a few miles from the lake. My grandmother decided to retire there but later moved to her home town to be closer to the family. She said that if she had to do it all over again, she wouldn’t have sold her house and would still be walking by the lake’s shore during the summer months.
I stayed with my grandmother one summer and it was then, that I understood why she liked it so much. There are trees all around by the Lake and the rangers go through there often to make sure that there is no trash or any type of bad conduct on the property.
Vian is a small town that is located by Talequah, Oklahoma and it is perfect for people who want to settle down into retirement. The Vian community, even went out of their way to establish a time and place for senior citizens to meet and become friends and discuss their living arrangements so that they could become financially stable. I thought that this was a good idea and so I took my grandmother to one. She enjoyed it and learned a lot about different places that she could go. She made a lot of friends who later became more like family.
The people in Vian, are friendly and very considerate of the elderly people who are living there.
If the man of the house likes to fish, then he would be thrilled to live by the lake and be able to fish all of the time. What’s more, is that they often have community events to where they invite the entire town to fish frys. I used to love going down there in the summer, just so that I could go to all of the events that where held in Vian.
If you like being farther away from all of the crowds and traffic, then this is the perfect place for you. The houses aren’t too close together, especially if you live by the lake. Most of the houses, have been there for years and have often been redone so that they are more modern with an older look.
The woods there, are covered with dear during hunting season which is perfect for the dear hunter. You don’t have to travel very far to go hunting and most of the areas around there, will let you hunt the land for free or for a portion of the meat that you get from the dears.
Wal-Mart and the malls are only about thirty minutes from there, which is located in Talequah Oklahoma, this is a great town to go shopping in but it isn’t so great for people who no longer want to be in the fast life.
Vian, on the other hand, is a great place for adventure even at an older age. The people there, will welcome you with open arms in hopes that you will enjoy your stay for however long it may be.