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Old 05-27-2019, 07:22 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.

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Old 05-27-2019, 08:58 PM
 
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You asked basically the same question on this forum a couple of months ago:

http://www.city-data.com/forum/misso...-southern.html


Take a look at MOforthewin's good response on the second page and get back to us
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Old 05-27-2019, 09:39 PM
 
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Thank you for any helpful replies.
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Old 05-28-2019, 06:05 PM
 
Location: CasaMo
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You said you didn't want Missouri.

http://www.city-data.com/forum/tenne...uri-til-i.html
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Old 05-29-2019, 05:24 PM
 
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Thank you in advance for any HELPFUL replies. I didn't ask for stalkers with nothing better to do than than examine my previous city data comments and repost them on the current thread. Situations change. Things are in flux. I'm sorry if this bothers you, but that's the way it is. If you have no intention of being helpful, then keep scrollin. The nerve. Going through my history and reposting it in the thread. May I say to you, get a life.

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Old 05-29-2019, 06:36 PM
 
Location: The High Desert
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Welcome to the Show Me state.

Check back in a few weeks to see if the tornadoes left anything standing.
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Old 05-30-2019, 08:36 AM
 
Location: Kansas City, MISSOURI
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Rolla.
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Old 05-30-2019, 01:42 PM
 
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If all you need is a walmart then you can find that in just about any town with more than about 5,000 people. The 'nicest' and most expensive (relatively speaking) smaller towns will tend to be near major metro areas including Springfield.

Generally speaking, north of the Missouri River is a little more 'midwestern' so flatter, fewer trees, colder winters, and towns tend to be a little more tidy even if they are poor. South of the river is more forest and hills but you start to see more southern culture and poverty so more homes in disrepair, lawns that haven't been mowed all growing season, clusters of mobile homes with 14 junk vehicles parked out front along with decades of broken furniture and appliances. I tend to like southern Missouri better because of the scenery but the poverty/redneck culture is definitey more widespread and apparent.

This map shows school districts in poverty which could be a loose measure of how depressed a town may feel and look. As you can see most of the southern Missouri outside of the Joplin/Springfield area is pretty dark purple but there are a few places with some higher levels of industry and economic activity.

https://i.imgur.com/nBADxOZ.png
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Old 05-30-2019, 10:59 PM
 
Location: St. Louis
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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.

Since you're coming down 70 I would check out, and some of these involve side excursions, Lexington, Boonesville, Columbia, Mexico, Marshall, maybe Moberly, Mexico, Centralia, Fulton, Troy, I mean hell you described most of the cities of even a little size in Missouri. Industrial base maybe cuts it down some.

Washington is a nice town on the Missouri river not in St. Louis but not far if you need any of the bigger town stuff. Springfield, Joplin, Cape, Jackson, I mean lots of choices. Just can't name them all. It's not a giant state but it has over 6 million people and covers a lot of ground.

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Old 05-31-2019, 06:37 AM
 
Location: West Tennessee
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Since you're coming down 70 I would check out, and some of these involve side excursions, Lexington, Boonesville, Columbia, Mexico, Marshall, maybe Moberly, Mexico, Centralia, Fulton, Troy, I mean hell you described most of the cities of even a little size in Missouri. Industrial base maybe cuts it down some.

Washington is a nice town on the Missouri river not in St. Louis but not far if you need any of the bigger town stuff. Springfield, Joplin, Cape, Jackson, I mean lots of choices. Just can't name them all. It's not a giant state but it has over 6 million people and covers a lot of ground.
I agree. Washington seems like a neat town, haven't spent much time there though. Plenty of other choices also along I-70.
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