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Old 05-09-2007, 09:11 AM
 
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HI Candy,

My husband is also on disability and we are moving to Cabool in 6 weeks. It is beautiful and we can afford it on SSDI. Our property taxes on a 1600 sq.ft home, 5 acres, three tier deck with pool are $273 a year. We only paid $65,000 for our home. Check it out, we are not sure if there is a UPS center in town but there might be in Houston, the next town over. If you need more info let us know.

Kim and Jim
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Old 05-09-2007, 09:46 AM
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Location: IN
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Smile St. Charles County

I have heard many positive things about St. Charles County Missouri. This is a suburban county in the St. Louis metro area. The average income in this county is one of the highest in the state, and the area is not extremely urban.
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Old 05-09-2007, 11:24 PM
 
Location: southeast Wisconsin
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First of all, thank you for your replies. Kim and Jim, it looks like Cabool is near Willow Springs. There is a UPS center there. I like the low taxes. What can you tell me about the area? Is it hilly, flat, lots of trees? Do you have pictures? You may email me at dwcv88 at ameritech.net (remove "at" and insert "@").

Northbayeric, thanks for the extra information. I'll look it over. To narrow things down, Savannah, too far north, would like to stay in the hilly Ozark area. When I looked up Hollister I thought we must have driven right through/past it on the way up from Arkansas. We got off the highway looking for gas near (maybe in) Branson and got caught up in long, slow traffic. Ughh!!

The reason we were looking at the Lake of the Ozarks area is because we have a friend in Eldon.

Candy
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Old 02-22-2008, 12:55 AM
 
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Default Candy, Have u relocated yet ??

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First of all, thank you for your replies. Kim and Jim, it looks like Cabool is near Willow Springs. There is a UPS center there. I like the low taxes. What can you tell me about the area? Is it hilly, flat, lots of trees? Do you have pictures? You may email me at dwcv88 at ameritech.net (remove "at" and insert "@").

Northbayeric, thanks for the extra information. I'll look it over. To narrow things down, Savannah, too far north, would like to stay in the hilly Ozark area. When I looked up Hollister I thought we must have driven right through/past it on the way up from Arkansas. We got off the highway looking for gas near (maybe in) Branson and got caught up in long, slow traffic. Ughh!!

The reason we were looking at the Lake of the Ozarks area is because we have a friend in Eldon.

Candy
Candy I wondered if u guys had chosen a place to live yet, I have lived in Eldon for yrs. and know the Lake area pretty well maybe I could give u some pointers !
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Old 05-10-2007, 10:27 AM
 
Location: New Franklin, Missouri
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Candy - There is a service Center in Columbia, Missouri also. I live in New Franklin, population 1,100 which is 23 miles from Columbia. I work in Columbia and commute daily so the drive is nothing. There are many small communities surrounding Columbia that would be great places for you to settle. We have people moving to our area constantly who have either driven through the area or had friends or family here and loved it so much they decided to move here permanently. We are about 45 minutes from the Lake of the Ozark area...a good day trip or even weekends. We are fairly close to "float trip" country as my kids do that occasionally on weekend jaunts.
We do not have any major traffic problems as we are not a big "tourist" area. We do have an interesting history, the start of the Santa Fe Trail, but do not draw large crowds of people. The closest community to New Franklin is Boonville (3 miles) which is a beautiful town also with lots of large historical homes. I am a new realtor (my second career) and there are lots of homes for sale at very reasonable prices. New Franklin is located five miles from Interstate 70 in the center of the state between Kansas City and St Louis. We have access to all the "big" attractions, shopping, dining, entertainment, without the big town noise or traffic. Our school is a triple AAA rated school and we have no crime to speak of. As you can tell I am very proud of our community and would love to invite you to visit and check it out for yourself. If you would like more information please feel free to email me at codydog1@hotmail.com.

Carolyn
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Old 05-10-2007, 02:47 PM
 
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Candy,

I think I packed my CD with all my Cabool pics. I am going to look for it tonight for you and another lady on here. Cabool is hilly and there is alot of trees. When I look out my kitchen window, I checked this out before we bought the house, all I see are hills and trees. It makes me want to wash the dishes. Breathtaking, that is all that I can say. I hope I can find the box the discs are in.
Take care,
Kim and Jim
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Old 05-10-2007, 06:42 PM
 
Location: southeast Wisconsin
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Candy,

I think I packed my CD with all my Cabool pics. I am going to look for it tonight for you and another lady on here.
I am excited to see the pictures, if you can find them! We won't be movig till sometime next year so there isn't a huge rush. Thanks.

Candy
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Old 05-11-2007, 11:42 AM
 
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Default person moving from ca back to st joseph, mo area


Hello! We can help each other! I need alot more information about St. Louis please? We are relocating due to a new job in Bridgeton, MO. I do not believe Bridgeton, MO is a safe area to live in. We are relocating from the Kansas City area, I was born and raised here! I would advise you not to move to Independence or Blue Springs, MO. The best places in the Kansas City area to live are: either in Cameron, MO; Kearney, MO; Lees Summit, MO or on the Kansas side in Overland Park, Springhill, Olathe, KS and all of these places have excellent schools. Other good places in Kansas City are Grain Valley, MO and Oak Grove, MO and Bates City, MO. Do not move to Independence or Blue Springs the crime rates and schools suck bad here! We are leaving from Blue Springs, MO the crimes here are going up way too much and the schools here are terrible! Up until 9th grade they are okay, but after middle school, the freshman center is an horrendous excuse for a school district! All 5 middle schools pour out into one freshman center. It is an old elementary school which is way to small for freshmen and there are approximately 300-600 students in it everyday! It is way too small for so many changing adolescent teenages with raging hormones! I have known several teenagers whom attended this FRESHMEN CENTER only to come out as aggressive, upset and angry teenagers since bullies run this school! It is the absolute worse excuse for a SCHOOL Districts excuse for not enough room for freshman at the high schools! I have a son and my best friends' daughters who attended this joke school and they were achieving 4.0 and came out with 4.0 only years later to let their grades slip to 3.8 when they realized the school personnel did not care about students! As you can tell I would never allow my children to attend this school or high school again! Recently the Freshman center busted a student who had threatened a Columbine situation and was set to carry it out!
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Old 05-11-2007, 11:53 AM
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Location: IN
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Hello! We can help each other! I need alot more information about St. Louis please? We are relocating due to a new job in Bridgeton, MO. I do not believe Bridgeton, MO is a safe area to live in. We are relocating from the Kansas City area, I was born and raised here! I would advise you not to move to Independence or Blue Springs, MO. The best places in the Kansas City area to live are: either in Cameron, MO; Kearney, MO; Lees Summit, MO or on the Kansas side in Overland Park, Springhill, Olathe, KS and all of these places have excellent schools. Other good places in Kansas City are Grain Valley, MO and Oak Grove, MO and Bates City, MO. Do not move to Independence or Blue Springs the crime rates and schools suck bad here! We are leaving from Blue Springs, MO the crimes here are going up way too much and the schools here are terrible! Up until 9th grade they are okay, but after middle school, the freshman center is an horrendous excuse for a school district! All 5 middle schools pour out into one freshman center. It is an old elementary school which is way to small for freshmen and there are approximately 300-600 students in it everyday! It is way too small for so many changing adolescent teenages with raging hormones! I have known several teenagers whom attended this FRESHMEN CENTER only to come out as aggressive, upset and angry teenagers since bullies run this school! It is the absolute worse excuse for a SCHOOL Districts excuse for not enough room for freshman at the high schools! I have a son and my best friends' daughters who attended this joke school and they were achieving 4.0 and came out with 4.0 only years later to let their grades slip to 3.8 when they realized the school personnel did not care about students! As you can tell I would never allow my children to attend this school or high school again! Recently the Freshman center busted a student who had threatened a Columbine situation and was set to carry it out!
Wow, it seems like you have had a bad experience in terms of school quality in the Independence and Blue Springs area. Your city recommendations are good, but you included smaller towns that are EXTREMELY far removed from a lot of the metro area. Cameron and Kearney are both rural towns that are further removed from the metro. Bates City is located way far to the south of the KC metro, and I would not recommend Spring Hill because a lot of the houses look like they are very cheaply constructed. I am not even going list all of the things I dislike about Olathe/Gardner. Lets just say that this area has a lot of EXTREMELY CONSERVATIVE people. Olathe also loves to fill up all available land with big box stores and horribly ugly cookie cutter houses.
Some of the suburban areas I like in the KC metro include: Overland Park, Prairie Village, Leawood, Lenexa, Shawnee, Belton, Lee's Summit, and Liberty. I like established "mature" cities with tree-lined neighborhoods with sidewalks.
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Old 07-23-2007, 02:35 PM
 
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Default Bridgeton is okay to live!

I've lived near this area all 53 years of my life, and Bridgeton is not a bad place to live. There are many families and areas near Bridgeton (Maryland Heights, St. Charles, O'Fallon.) I don't know where you heard this, but check it out and know from me, it's a great place to live and raise a family. St. Charles County is even better and housing is much less in St. Charles over St. Louis County.
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