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Old 01-13-2008, 02:54 PM
 
Location: Sac City
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looking for a place to live in southern Iowa
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Old 01-18-2008, 07:43 PM
 
Location: Central Iowa
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Well where is southern Iowa were you thinking?
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Old 01-18-2008, 07:55 PM
 
Location: Iowa, Des Moines Metro
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I'm going to have to say avoid the Southeastern part of the state.
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Old 01-19-2008, 06:00 AM
 
Location: Des Moines, IA
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Go to Osceola. They've got a KFC buffet there.
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Old 03-04-2008, 12:49 PM
 
Location: Small Town, Iowa
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This all depends on what exactly you are looking for. I live just north of Osceola (in New Virginia) yes, I know, I'm "south of 92" but I've been here my entire life (a short 20 years) and i love it/hate it. What exactly are you looking for? There are pros and cons to anywhere you move! Let me know, I'd love to help out!
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Old 03-04-2008, 07:22 PM
 
Location: Iowa, Des Moines Metro
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This all depends on what exactly you are looking for. I live just north of Osceola (in New Virginia) yes, I know, I'm "south of 92" but I've been here my entire life (a short 20 years) and i love it/hate it. What exactly are you looking for? There are pros and cons to anywhere you move! Let me know, I'd love to help out!
What happens when you go south of 92 beck?
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Old 03-04-2008, 09:16 PM
 
Location: Small Town, Iowa
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Nice...very nice.

haha. I just know what some "northerners" think of "south of 92" as being slummy... yeah, parts are.. and it's definatly a lot of "small town",, but... it's great. There aren't any close "big" towns... well, that are good enough to waste time going to, but the commute to Des Moines, seems really short to me these days!

I'm gettin outta here in Sept. though, moving to Newton... Hopefully it's a smart decision!

and I'm sure you know what 'm talking about... "south of 92"!
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Old 03-04-2008, 09:42 PM
 
Location: Iowa, Des Moines Metro
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I like the city but I like areas that are completely rural just as well. Seems to me that the most remote areas of the state would be out West of Ft. Dodge, could be wrong though.
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Old 03-04-2008, 09:58 PM
 
Location: Des Moines
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I think you're right metro223, but SW Iowa has some of Iowa's smallest counties population wise. Adams County with Corning is probably nearing 4,000 people in the whole county. Several others are in the 8,000 range in South Central or SW Iowa.

Pocahontas County west of Fort Dodge is Iowa's 2nd smallest county and falling like a rock. Fort Dodge feels like the last post on the frontier when you go west. Cell phone and radio reception seems to disappear out there. That's some flat, flat land too.
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Old 03-04-2008, 10:18 PM
 
Location: Iowa, Des Moines Metro
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Yea I hate seeing rural Iowa lose population. I would love to see more programs like this:
Renew Rural Iowa (http://www.iowafarmbureau.com/renewruraliowa/ - broken link)

Maybe I'll have to move out to rural Iowa some day for a different change of pace. Who knows! Horses would be awesome though!
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