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Old 01-09-2009, 09:28 AM
 
Location: Hills & Hollers of SW MO
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Default Stockton, MO?!?!

Please talk to me. I know about the 2003 tornado but how about what's left and the general area. I just discovered it and it looks beautiful.

Any information would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 01-09-2009, 09:44 AM
 
Location: Texas
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It is a smaller town(approx pop 2000) with access to a large lake and public access areas for camping and fishing. There is also some good hunting in Cedar county. Only about 45 minutes from Springfield for big city shopping and etc. They have an average ranked school system as well as good athletic programs for kids. They have a lower cost of living, and also lower average housing prices, in case that is something you are looking for. Not a big booming place for jobs, but there are a few to be had there. They don't have a hospital, but there is one in El Dorado Springs, which is about 20 minutes northwest.

Any particular areas of interests we can you with?
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Old 01-09-2009, 10:12 AM
 
Location: Hills & Hollers of SW MO
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Thank you so much. It sounds rather ideal. Lower cost of living is precisely what we're looking for as I retired two weeks ago. All the children are grown and on their own, scattered from coast-to-coast, so schools and other youth programs are not a consideration. Jobs aren't important either. We're done with that.

What you related is most helpful.
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Old 01-09-2009, 10:31 AM
 
Location: Texas
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Excellent. Well as retired individuals, you'll have no trouble acclimating to the area. There are a lot of folk that retire to the area. Mainly due to the Stockton Lake being so close. I might also mention that crime is very low, and what crime there is, is to the side of things like petty theft and the like.
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Old 01-09-2009, 12:04 PM
 
Location: Peoples Republic of Cali
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tell me more about Stockton Lake......
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Old 01-09-2009, 10:12 PM
 
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tell me more about Stockton Lake......
They left alot of Timber standing when it was built so there is alot of Structure,really in some ways too much.Catfishing is great.

hillman
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Old 01-10-2009, 05:14 PM
 
Location: SW MO
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tell me more about Stockton Lake......
Stockton Lake Association - Home Page
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Old 01-11-2009, 03:15 PM
 
Location: Missouri
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I work out of several locations, one of which is Stockton. It's a nice, quiet town. They did a great job rebuilding after the tornado. Try eating at High Lonesome or Bongo Bistro, both have good food. Stockton is also not far from Bolivar and I believe that is where most Stockton residents go if they need to go to WalMart or to other larger stores. The lake is beautiful. The antique/flea market shopping in the area is super.
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Old 01-11-2009, 10:27 PM
 
Location: Hills & Hollers of SW MO
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I work out of several locations, one of which is Stockton. It's a nice, quiet town. They did a great job rebuilding after the tornado. Try eating at High Lonesome or Bongo Bistro, both have good food. Stockton is also not far from Bolivar and I believe that is where most Stockton residents go if they need to go to WalMart or to other larger stores. The lake is beautiful. The antique/flea market shopping in the area is super.
It sounds better all the time. Might be just what the doctor ordered.
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