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Old 09-10-2015, 04:37 PM
 
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Try to look info up on here but could,not find what I was looking for. Hubby got a job promotion in Coffeville ks. After looking at the schools and the crime I decided not to move there. I'm know looking into lebette county. So which towns seem to have the better schools and shopping? I will be planing on buying a farm but want to be somewhat close to a town that has a place to get food and doctors visit out of the way. Plus be safe. So anyone lived in this area have any thoughts on there town let me know.
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Old 09-10-2015, 08:43 PM
 
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Since the flood many people who worked or lived in Coffeyville, KS have relocated to Bartlesville OK. Its not a bad drive maybe 17 miles or so. The economy is much better there anyway. I drove through Coffeyville about two years ago during a heavy rain and almost didn't make it out. That city must sit inside of a bowl.
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Old 09-10-2015, 09:03 PM
 
Location: Overland Park, Kansas
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The crime in Coffeyville isn't as bad as the stats say it is, but the town is dying fast and never really recovered from the floor. Amazon leaving was a big hit as well.
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Old 09-10-2015, 10:28 PM
 
Location: Augusta, Kan
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Since the flood many people who worked or lived in Coffeyville, KS have relocated to Bartlesville OK. Its not a bad drive maybe 17 miles or so. The economy is much better there anyway. I drove through Coffeyville about two years ago during a heavy rain and almost didn't make it out. That city must sit inside of a bowl.

I agree with Bartlesville. More to do in that town and you have better sales tax in Oak. over Kans.
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Old 09-12-2015, 07:39 AM
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Crime stats: http://www.accesskansas.org/kbi/stat...dex%202014.pdf

The reality is that living out in the country on a farm won't make you safe. If the town is having a meth issue, it is quite possible that if there are any vacant houses/barns/sheds out in the county, they'll be cooking meth out there or so was the case in another county in that area. http://www2.ljworld.com/news/2012/ma...sing-meth-war/

I would be very cautious of buying a house in the area since you may find it nearly impossible to sell. With the loss of Amazon, it will be very hard on the area.

Hopefully, you have looked at the cost of taxes, both real and personal property taxes in the area and the cost of auto and home insurance. The areas that get floods tend to have higher rates. The loss of Amazon and those tax dollars it created have to be replaced some how.

Also, when it comes to this farm, I'm not sure what you are planning for that but KS is not like a typical area like Indiana when it comes to farming. Make sure you know that what you are planning in this way will work here. The soil here leaves a lot to be desired.
This might give you some guidance: http://agriculture.ks.gov/about-ksda/kansas-agriculture I grew up in SW MI, the "fruit" belt. In SE KS, with the weather, I lost all of my berry bushes, had to replant my garden twice a couple of years, the lack of rain and the record breaking heat destroyed the garden the final two years I was there. It was especially hard on the Amish in the area since they were so much more dependent on gardening for themselves and the farmer's market. In short, as a hobby, OK but as a supplement to your household income, not a dependable source.
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Old 09-12-2015, 08:23 AM
 
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Thanks everyone I planned to stay 30 mins east of coffeville in lebette county. Already decided on a area somewhere around Altamont or mound valley. That way I'm close to parson which have a walmart. I have consider in town but I've grown up on a farm and have chickens and pigs know. Don't know if I can ajust to city life.
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Old 09-12-2015, 08:43 AM
 
Location: Floyd County, IN
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Thanks everyone I planned to stay 30 mins east of coffeville in lebette county. Already decided on a area somewhere around Altamont or mound valley. That way I'm close to parson which have a walmart. I have consider in town but I've grown up on a farm and have chickens and pigs know. Don't know if I can ajust to city life.
A rural area outside Bartlesville would be better overall compared to anywhere in Labette county.
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Old 09-12-2015, 02:39 PM
 
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Thanks everyone I planned to stay 30 mins east of coffeville in lebette county. Already decided on a area somewhere around Altamont or mound valley. That way I'm close to parson which have a walmart. I have consider in town but I've grown up on a farm and have chickens and pigs know. Don't know if I can ajust to city life.
Coffeyville has a Walmart Supper Center also. I probably wouldn't describe Coffeyville Kansas as "city life."
People in all of South East Kansas rely on Tulsa, Springfield, Joplin and Bartlesville for their big city needs.
Sedan to the east has lots of Ranch type farms. Its a nice little town, Bill Kurtis, the television Personality guy is buying up the town in hopes of bringing folks back to settle his home town. As you go east its more rocky towards the Flint Hills.
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Old 06-12-2020, 09:55 AM
 
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Thanks for the info on SE KS towns.

I had an interview with an employer in the area and I am confident they are going to offer me the job. So, I don't think I'd like to live in Coffeyville, based on the info I have found so far. It looks like something in OK may be the better option.

How is SE KS and Bartlesville, Tulsa, etc. (those areas) for single folks? I'm in my early 30s, single guy, no family, no kids.
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Old 06-12-2020, 10:17 AM
 
Location: Floyd County, IN
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Thanks for the info on SE KS towns.

I had an interview with an employer in the area and I am confident they are going to offer me the job. So, I don't think I'd like to live in Coffeyville, based on the info I have found so far. It looks like something in OK may be the better option.

How is SE KS and Bartlesville, Tulsa, etc. (those areas) for single folks? I'm in my early 30s, single guy, no family, no kids.
Bartlesville or Pittsburg, KS are the places with the most amenities, although Pittsburg is much more of a college town overall. Tulsa would be a far drive, over an hour one way, but has by far the most larger city types of options within the larger region.
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