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Old 10-08-2018, 09:17 PM
 
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I have been engaged in lots of research trying to find a good Southern State, and town. Mainly, i have focused on Northern Georgia, Middle Tennessee, and North and South Carolina. This a a beautiful region, and home to many happy people. Is there any comparable feeling living anywhere in Missouri? Does Missouri have any of that sparkle dust that seems to exist in the Smokey Mountain region? Or is living in Missouri a boring, depressing existence, which is how I tend to view it from a far?
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Old 10-09-2018, 06:16 AM
 
Location: Illinois
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Lol did you just say Georgia is magical?
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Old 10-09-2018, 07:53 AM
 
Location: West Tennessee
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I have been engaged in lots of research trying to find a good Southern State, and town. Mainly, i have focused on Northern Georgia, Middle Tennessee, and North and South Carolina. This a a beautiful region, and home to many happy people. Is there any comparable feeling living anywhere in Missouri? Does Missouri have any of that sparkle dust that seems to exist in the Smokey Mountain region? Or is living in Missouri a boring, depressing existence, which is how I tend to view it from a far?
I'm not sure what exactly you are trying to ask here. As I stated on the TN forum, I grew up in Southeast Missouri, and it isn't much different than rural Middle Tennessee, and rural West Tennessee to a lesser extent. However, there aren't any cities nearby in Southeast Missouri.

I think you are going to have to visit to answer your questions. The happy people I grew up around were rural people who liked to hunt and fish & work with their hands. If they always wanted to go to St. Louis or Memphis for various activities they weren't as happy because they lived in an environment that didn't suit them.

Lots of folks in the southern Appalachians nowadays aren't originally from there. You won't see much of that in Missouri, other than around the larger lakes. Most folks in rural Missouri grew up there.

Also, if you are looking for a Southern Town, that restricts you quite a bit in Missouri. Cape Girardeau, Jackson, Dexter, Poplar Bluff, Kennett, Sikeston, West Plains are probably the only towns that would work for you since you mentioned you need a Wal-Mart in the other forum. Personally, I would pass on Kennett, Sikeston & Dexter because the scenery leaves a lot to be desired for most people. West Plains is in the Ozarks, but very isolated. Poplar Bluff is on the border between the Bootheel & the Ozarks. There is hilly forested terrain around Cape Girardeau & Jackson, but it is on the cultural border between the Midwest & the South if that matters. The rest of the towns in the state are more Midwestern in character, rather than Southern.

I'm not as familiar with the western side of Missouri, so I can't help much there.

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Old 10-09-2018, 11:35 AM
 
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Lol did you just say Georgia is magical?

Yep, pretty absurd, isn't it?

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Old 10-09-2018, 11:40 AM
 
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I'm not sure what exactly you are trying to ask here. As I stated on the TN forum, I grew up in Southeast Missouri, and it isn't much different than rural Middle Tennessee, and rural West Tennessee to a lesser extent. However, there aren't any cities nearby in Southeast Missouri.

I think you are going to have to visit to answer your questions. The happy people I grew up around were rural people who liked to hunt and fish & work with their hands. If they always wanted to go to St. Louis or Memphis for various activities they weren't as happy because they lived in an environment that didn't suit them.

Lots of folks in the southern Appalachians nowadays aren't originally from there. You won't see much of that in Missouri, other than around the larger lakes. Most folks in rural Missouri grew up there.

Also, if you are looking for a Southern Town, that restricts you quite a bit in Missouri. Cape Girardeau, Jackson, Dexter, Poplar Bluff, Kennett, Sikeston, West Plains are probably the only towns that would work for you since you mentioned you need a Wal-Mart in the other forum. Personally, I would pass on Kennett, Sikeston & Dexter because the scenery leaves a lot to be desired for most people. West Plains is in the Ozarks, but very isolated. Poplar Bluff is on the border between the Bootheel & the Ozarks. There is hilly forested terrain around Cape Girardeau & Jackson, but it is on the cultural border between the Midwest & the South if that matters. The rest of the towns in the state are more Midwestern in character, rather than Southern.

I'm not as familiar with the western side of Missouri, so I can't help much there.

You're not sure what exactly I'm trying to ask? Well, welcome to the club. I am not sure either. Internet research and opinions of others about certain places is about as useless as **** on a bull. It mostly comes down to what is considered home for you. There isn't much difference at the end of the day between a Walmart in Knoxville, or one in Springfield, MO. I am unmoored, and have nothing to guide me to my next stop. Visiting isn't going to help much either. Most towns look the same, by and large. I just know I want to live Idaho where and move closer to where I grew up, which is the Midwest.
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Old 10-09-2018, 12:00 PM
 
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If you want serious replies (I noticed you've asked variations on the same question for years on C-D) you need to dig deep and think about what qualities in a new region you want. Saying ridiculous things like "sparkle dust" are not going to help people determine what place fits you:


1. Do you want big city amenities or small town charm
2. Is being close to lakes, woods, and mountains something you prioritize
3. What's your job situation? Are you retired or need to find something in a particular field
4. ??? (Help us out here, what else do you desire)
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Old 10-09-2018, 03:17 PM
 
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If you want serious replies (I noticed you've asked variations on the same question for years on C-D) you need to dig deep and think about what qualities in a new region you want. Saying ridiculous things like "sparkle dust" are not going to help people determine what place fits you:


1. Do you want big city amenities or small town charm
2. Is being close to lakes, woods, and mountains something you prioritize
3. What's your job situation? Are you retired or need to find something in a particular field
4. ??? (Help us out here, what else do you desire)

feel better now?
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Old 10-09-2018, 03:37 PM
 
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feel better now?



I'm just trying to help you make your decision. It seems like you've had this desire to leave Idaho for awhile.
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Old 10-09-2018, 03:45 PM
 
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I'm just trying to help you make your decision. It seems like you've had this desire to leave Idaho for awhile.

feel free not to respond to my posts.
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Old 10-09-2018, 04:12 PM
 
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feel free not to respond to my posts.
People are trying to help you and you respond with attitude? That won't work in the flyover states. We'll feel free. And not respond to your posts.
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