What's wrong with Lawton
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fitness-guru

Norman, OK

#119 Jun 4, 2013
on scale of 1 to 100 with 100 being the best i see lawton is rated a 4. unreal how bad the crime must be for you poor folks. google it for yourselves, check it.
fitness-guru

Norman, OK

#120 Jun 4, 2013
i know lawton is a prison/army town but what is being done to address the violent crime rate. i feel sorry for you folks.

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#121 Jun 4, 2013
Dry, cracked land and HOT!!
fitness-guru

Norman, OK

#122 Jun 5, 2013
is it true that lawton has alot of home invasions ? i hear even the soldiers do it.

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#123 Aug 12, 2013
MUST ..NOT...BE ..A...HAPPENING..TOWN..

Cuz, LOOK at the threads...WHERE IS...HAVE YA...and WHY IS..??

No Entertainment Events noted.. NOTHING about Fort Sill.. or about Affordable Housing in the area???

B-O-R-I-N-G!!!
James

United States

#125 Aug 18, 2013
Lawton has nothing to brag about because its got to many citizens pulling from the tax pool and not ADDING to it..i hate taking my family to this place i dont feel its a very safe place for its population it should be a nice city but its basically a giant ghetto!!

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Rockin' USA ;)

#126 Oct 6, 2013
I think a Bunch is WRONG with Lawton..CUZ, this FORUM is BORING!!!

WHAT??

No wives cheating on their Hubby's??
Strip Clubs Drama?
New stores in Mall?
Kiddie Events?
Wildlife Refuge Attractions??
Red light violations??

ETC..
fitness-guru

Norman, OK

#127 Dec 22, 2013
http://youtu.be/Q5rvlRBC5oM hahahaha is lawton a drug town too ?
lawton is fine now

Lawton, OK

#129 Jun 15, 2014
Well, this was quite a relic to look back on. Lawton, as local residents now know, has, in fact, improved, and is rapidly continuing it's improvement. On the corner of 82nd St & Quannah Parker Trwy., in the Lawton Marketplace, there is, for now: Target, Famous Footwear, Kirklands, Versona, Dressbarn, Lane Bryant, T.J. Maxx, Petsmart, Academy Sports and Outdoors, Petsmart, Chuck E. Cheese, a Japanese Steakhouse, Aspen Dental, Fashion Nails, Sportsclips, Total Nutrition, Mattress Firm, Qdoba, Panda Express, McDonalds, and U.S. Cell. All of these stores are opened, and about 30 more businesses are expected to come in within the next five years. On 2nd & Gore, in the Lawton Town Center: Hilton Garden Inn & Lawton Ft. Sill Convention Center, Petco, Dicks Sporting Goods, Ulta Beauty, Kohl's, and Bed Bath and Beyond. With a Shoe Carnival, Joann Fabrics, & Dollar Tree coming soon with about 20 more businesses to come within the next 20 years.... These two major plaza's are just the beginning of a huge city facelift. City managers are starting at the "main entrance" where they are beautifying the overpasses that lead into the city on Cache and 2nd.... There are at least four new (smaller) plaza's being built on Cache Road... Other businesses that have come into Lawton are: Rib Crib, Jersey Mikes, Jack in the Box, McAlister's Deli, Mooyah, and Wiseguys; however, these are just a few on the tip of my tongue.... The Cache Road Square (major plaza) will be getting a facelift in about a couple of months. It's expected to copy the front looking portion of Planet Fitness. Also, a Ted's Cafe Escondido and Big Dog Daddies will be joining the plaza. Right across the street in the old IHOP building (which moved in front of The Home Depot) is a S&B Burger Joint.... The mall, which looks hideous on the outside, and not so great on the inside either, is due for a facelift and should receive one with a few outparcel shops and restaurants soon. Expected restaurants to come to Lawton within the next ten years are, but not limited to: T.G.I Fridays, Chipotle, Panera, Red Robin, etc.
Long Story Short, if you are worried about coming to, or living in Lawton, by all means do your research, but Dining and Shopping will be just the same as Wichita Falls or Norman and even most of OKC. Since Lawton has starting improving, our city can now expect a rise in In-state and even Out-Of-State tourism, which will benefit this growing, booming city.
lawton is fine now

Lawton, OK

#130 Jun 15, 2014
Also, I forgot to add. Lawton has already shut down one of the sleezy motels, and is cracking down on the others to be "watchful" on who rents these motels. While the crime rate is high, with higher revenue to the city, we will be able to add more to the LPD, and crack down on the crime. The Lawton leaders are doing their absolute best to improve Lawton, and would like it's citizens to help out by being patient, and personally getting involved to make Lawton a better place. Besides, what's the point of complaining about a place if you yourself aren't willing to help make the place better? Take more action, and get involved for the sake of our future whether it's in Lawton, OKC, Dallas, or a small town!
fitness-guru

Norman, OK

#131 Jun 20, 2014
lawton is fine now wrote:
Also, I forgot to add. Lawton has already shut down one of the sleezy motels, and is cracking down on the others to be "watchful" on who rents these motels. While the crime rate is high, with higher revenue to the city, we will be able to add more to the LPD, and crack down on the crime. The Lawton leaders are doing their absolute best to improve Lawton, and would like it's citizens to help out by being patient, and personally getting involved to make Lawton a better place. Besides, what's the point of complaining about a place if you yourself aren't willing to help make the place better? Take more action, and get involved for the sake of our future whether it's in Lawton, OKC, Dallas, or a small town!
what about the convicts familys who move to the prison town of lawton to be close and collect government dole money ? you do know the kids of the convicts turn out to be gangbangers dont you. 113 gangs according to what ive read. its time you spend a few months away from lawton and get a dose of reality and normalcy, ya bumpkin. http://www.kswo.com/story/24845397/lawton-cri... << keep in mind these are just the "reported" crimes. just think of the real mumbers.
lawton is fine now

Lawton, OK

#132 Jun 20, 2014
Like I said, City Managers are working on rectifying these situations in order to improve the city. Realistically, things aren't going to change overnight. I've spent the past year out of Lawton, and I'm glad I'm back actually. Had to leave town to get my "edumacation," as "my people" would say. Since I've been back in Lawton, it's really, grown, and nicely, over the past year. Tearing down nasty, cruddy buildings, improving the parks with talks of bike trails. Of course, I don't LIVE within city limits. That's kind of crazy. Try, Lake Lawtonka Estates? Not too shabby. However, if I were to live in city limits, it would either be over by MacArthur High School on the east side, or over on the west side near Goodyear and the Southwestern Med Center.
roadrunners_5_18 th

Texas City, TX

#133 Dec 2, 2014
yupper wrote:
I heard we're suppose to be getting a Target over by the mall, but of course it hasn't been approved yetl; and that's assuming they ever get the road constructiond done over there, that they've been working on since before I even got here. And even if we do it'll just be full of the same scum you see at the Walmart on Sheridan. I fucking hate this place. I have never seen such a backwards, shithole of a city in my life... and I've been through some pretty "interesting" places.
If it's not the scum, or the bad drivers, it's the crime. No one can have anything nice around here without someone trying to steal it, or it being vandalized. The people in Lawton need to get a job or something; find something to do to occupy your time, instead of trolling the streets at night looking for cars to break into. Like, for real.
I was in the Army from 1986-1989 lot of strip clubs off Post back then The Golden Dragon and also a Metal Bar I saw Pantera play there plenty of times. I just stayed away from the strip joints that was just trouble waiting to happen and the strippers sucked off the soldier's money. During my service at Fort Sill in the U.S. Army, I applied myself and attended Cameron University and completed nearly 30 semester hrs of college. Today I have my Masters Degree. I wish the public quit slamming Lawton, OK. For me it was time for growth and change. What you put into your efforts is what you get out into life. Roadrunners 5_18th FA_Bn 86-89 U.S. Army
Quit Slamming Lawton

Texas City, TX

#134 Dec 4, 2014
I was in the Army from 1986-1989 lot of strip clubs off Post back then The Golden Dragon and also a Metal Bar I saw Pantera play there plenty of times. I just stayed away from the strip joints that was just trouble waiting to happen and the strippers sucked off the soldier's money. During my service at Fort Sill in the U.S. Army, I applied myself and attended Cameron University and completed nearly 30 semester hrs of college. Today I have my Masters Degree. I wish the public quit slamming Lawton, OK. For me it was time for growth and change. What you put into your efforts is what you get out into life. Roadrunners 5_18th FA_Bn 86-89 U.S. Army. I know soldiers who came out as a better person more responsible, college for money etc... Then I saw others who did not change and exited the service the same way they entered. Lawton OK was a great place and a good experience for me.
sharynn

Lawton, OK

#135 Jan 1, 2015
what wrong with Lawton....."EVERYTHING " Its January 1, 2015 and the city is still in the 1800's. Its like a third world country, no sidewalks, no grocery stores no decent shopping of any kind. However, we do have an abundance of weeds, dirth, vacant houses and lots of shacks and crime. Can't forget that crime, is running amok in Lawton
Lawton sux

Mustang, OK

#136 Jul 23, 2015
Lawton has become one of the biggest jokes in united states hence why cache and Elgin and surrounding areas are growin rapidly from there taxes to their fire work rules because they aren't getting rich on taxes to their animal rules of writing fines over cats being out license fees to have a dog it's a
Miserable place and this is why people are choosing Elgin an cache
James

Fort Worth, TX

#137 Aug 9, 2015
My question is when are they going to fix the residential streets, besides just putting a scoop of asphalt in the cracks and holes.Ridgecrest addition is really bad. We waste so much money on 2nd Street, and all the new $30000 dollar police cars that are setting at the officers houses, or at the fast food places. I have seen police cars, five of them at Whataburger for over two hours, what a waste of our tax dollars.
LtfJ

Knox City, TX

#138 Oct 2, 2015
I've been spending time in Lawton since the 1960s... I've never been anywhere else that was more racist. had more police bullies, or less thoughtful city management. Lawton is the worst city in Oklahoma.
Girly90

Cache, OK

#139 Jul 24, 2016
ok resident wrote:
WOW! How uninformed you truly are! The army pays our rent on a 200,000 home huh? Only if you are a high ranking officer do you make enough to pay that kind of money in BAH! Its the realtors who take advantage of the families and refuse to fix sub standard housing and steal from our soldiers and families who are willing to die for our freedom. The used car dealerships do the same, taking advantage of young GIs instead of advising theese young people away from home to make smarter decisions. I would say that Lawtons SCUM FEEDS off the military and tries to drag us down with them. Yet our families still try and make the best of where we are instead of whining how Lawton Sucks! We can stay out of your theatres if you'd like and refuse to shop off post. Your stores would go out of buisness!!!!! And we'd still have the commissary that you try to sneak on post and use! If Fort Sill were to move this place would be a belly up ghost town in a matter of months except for Pecan Valley as most of them work at Goodyear. Thank you to all the soldiers who sacrifice daily so that we may have the freedom to blog about stupid shit!
This town would be nothing without the military base in it. That's actually probably one of the reasons Lawton has seen some improvement in the last decade. Not everyone is into pow wows all the time and although I am married to a Comanche I Mexican American. its quite the adjustment moving from Washington state to New Mexico where the food was great but economy sucked as well. Now, moving to Lawton you literally have to know people that work in places to get hired. This town wouldn't be so bad if people put more thought into how we could make Lawton a nicer place to live. It just needs more for families to do. I don't really want to drive an hour just to go to a water park.. There should be something of amusement for families built here.
Exokie

United States

#140 May 17, 2017
Got out of there as fast as I could at 19.

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