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Old 09-29-2019, 08:14 PM
 
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Haven't spent much time in the state (though a lot of older relatives hail from there), but I found the little towns of Hermann and Augusta to be beautiful, scenic, and utterly charming.

A bit off the beaten path, I admit, but gorgeous and friendly.
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Old 10-05-2019, 10:35 AM
 
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If you're day trading, I assume you will want quality high speed internet access. So I wouldn't get too deep into the Mark Twain where you will be left to choose between DSL or Satelite. Rolla, St. Clair, Cape, Poplar, Lebanon, Farmington, Park Hills or JeffCo is where I'd look.
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Old 10-10-2019, 07:53 AM
 
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I found a really pretty part of MO last year when I drove up from St. Louis to Hannibal. It seems like there were a lot of tourists there at one time but not so much now. It’s gorgeous there though. Also I’m looking at St. Gen to possibly settle down when I get back to the states. It has everything I want, including a reasonable distance to St. Louis.
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Old 10-11-2019, 09:48 AM
 
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I found a really pretty part of MO last year when I drove up from St. Louis to Hannibal. It seems like there were a lot of tourists there at one time but not so much now. It’s gorgeous there though. Also I’m looking at St. Gen to possibly settle down when I get back to the states. It has everything I want, including a reasonable distance to St. Louis.
You drove along the river bluffs and stumbled upon cute little towns like Clarksville and Louisiana. I agree, that is a more beautiful area of the state.
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Old 10-11-2019, 03:29 PM
 
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I am from Illinois, and currently live in SW Idaho. I wish to get back to the scenery more typical of living in the Midwest (trees, hills, rivers forested on both sides, etc). Missouri will be the first Midwest state I will come to as I head East on I-70, and quite frankly judging by its geography alone, I can't see why I should go any further. (yes I know Kansas comes first, but I am not interested in a High Plains state). I grabbed a random "street view" on Google Maps of an area in Missouri and the scenery was everything I hope for. This random shot turned out to be a rural area outside of Excelsior Springs. I am a man aged 60s with a couple of cats. I plan to day-trade for a living, and therefore I don't worry too much about employment. But even if I did find employment, I don't need to live in a high-powered city. Perhaps if I can find a small city that has an industrial base, and one with scenic countryside this would be all I would need. Can you give me some ideas? Basically my only need is a Walmart near-by (within 5 miles). Thank you.


ps... I do want to live in a desirable, or semi-desirable town. I wouldn't want to live somewhere where everyone looks depressed hahaha. Yet I don't' want to live in an expensive place. I doubt there are many towns in Missouri that would be deemed expensive, however.

Augusta, Marthasville, Defiance, Foristell, Sullivan, St. Claire, Boubon, Warsaw, ANY of the little burbs around Lake of the Ozarks. Check them out.
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Old 10-14-2019, 03:37 PM
 
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If you're day trading, I assume you will want quality high speed internet access. So I wouldn't get too deep into the Mark Twain where you will be left to choose between DSL or Satelite. Rolla, St. Clair, Cape, Poplar, Lebanon, Farmington, Park Hills or JeffCo is where I'd look.

Very good point. Check out CoMo which offers fttp to homes, 1Gig service, in some very outlying areas. Most of the north side of Lake of the Ozarks has it available as well as many of the towns in proximity to Columbia, MO. https://www.co-mo.net/residential/in...r-residential/
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Old 10-16-2019, 06:18 AM
 
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Article from the Salem News which discusses the lack of high-speed broadband in rural Missouri.

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Old 10-17-2019, 07:40 AM
 
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OP, I don’t want to turn this into politics but it’s a consideration for a lot of people. If you’re conservative you will find kindred souls almost anywhere in MO. But if you’re more liberal and prefer some likeminded people you’ll want to choose more carefully. Though even in SEMO there are liberals so you never know.
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Old 10-19-2019, 11:06 AM
 
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Article from the Salem News which discusses the lack of high-speed broadband in rural Missouri.

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Yeah, but our four toothed GOP legislature thinks churning out fork lift operators is the best path to economic strength and longevity. Subsidizing high speed internet so that our rural communities can compete is nowhere near their radar.
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Old 10-19-2019, 07:54 PM
 
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Yeah, but our four toothed GOP legislature thinks churning out fork lift operators is the best path to economic strength and longevity. Subsidizing high speed internet so that our rural communities can compete is nowhere near their radar.
I am in rural Missouri. About as rural as it gets and in one of the poorest counties in the state. I have DSL service more than fast enough for streaming.
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