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Old 10-06-2012, 05:11 PM
 
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looking for a small town no more than say 15k with a historic downtown area, with good schools and a community feel. A town that has parades, festivals, tree lined streets with historic homes (with front porches). A Ymca..and other things for families to do.

Here's who we are..40's white, middle class family, mostly conservative, family of 6. we have two in elem. one middle and one infant. So schools are pretty import. We are outdoorsy, like to fish, hike, hunt and camp. A big friday night for us is listening to a free concert or bonfireing with friends. We don't need alot of night life really. A good pizza place, mom and pop breakfast joint and a movie theatre will do just fine!

Mom is a stay at home right now, Dad is in the building trades..superintendent in construction who is currently a carpenter due to the economy.
We like the area outside of St. Louis but any part of the state that fits is fine...most important other than job prospects for me are the houses...REALLY want the tree lined streets and historic homes!

THanks for your help
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Old 10-06-2012, 07:05 PM
 
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I like Washington on the Missouri River.
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Old 10-06-2012, 08:20 PM
 
Location: St. Louis, MO
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I will second Washington, and also suggest Hermann. I'm not sure what the schools are like in either though, hopefully some others will be able to assist there
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Old 10-07-2012, 09:33 AM
 
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thank you for all the suggest. I was wondering if I expanded the area to around Kansas City and Springfield..would you have some other areas for me to look into with a large historic area??I have read alot about Louisiana, st. Joseph any ideas? Also what are the major if any differences between Kansas City and STL? Having never visited either I am curious. thanks
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Old 10-07-2012, 09:38 AM
 
Location: SW MO
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St. Charles!
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Old 10-07-2012, 09:40 AM
 
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Festus/Crystal City probably worth looking at.
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Old 10-07-2012, 11:29 AM
 
Location: South St Louis
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kbug3, Washington is just about the size you mentioned. So is the Festus-Crystal City area. Good choices.
But St. Charles is far larger than 15,000. To be honest, it's hard to find that "small town feel" most anywhere in St. Charles County these days. It's really just become a crowded extension of St. Louis.

A few other cities and towns which are around the size you are talking about: Fredericktown, Hannibal, Troy (IL), Rolla, Farmington, Chester (IL), Union, and Godfrey (IL).
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Old 10-07-2012, 02:34 PM
 
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Not any notable differences between KC and St LOuis-around the KC area-Weston MO and Atchinson KS are both excellent river towns of under 15,000.
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Old 10-07-2012, 02:35 PM
 
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and anywhere outside of Springfield would work-Ozark MO and Branson MO come to mind. And really, the Springfield area would be the prime spot to move to over the two Missouri cities (KC and St L.)
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Old 10-07-2012, 06:40 PM
 
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Thank you so much for all the responses!! ya'll gave me alot more to look into! .....So Springfield over STL and KC? Interesting why may I ask?

We have been to Branson..not for us..WAY to commercial and like a little "country vegas" with all the shows and things haha we stayed a night and moved on. We were visiting some family that live in the southern part of MO. We are from Maryland and are in the country..but that was a bit much for us! I saw some beautiful historic homes for sale in Lexington I believe...really it will ALL come down to a job for hubs.then hopefully we can find one of these historic towns nearby... we are waiting to for the elections to be over in NOV. We feel whom ever is the president elect will make a BIG difference on the economy and hiring. THanks for the help.
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