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Old 08-26-2006, 11:26 AM
 
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Hi, is anyone familiar with Osceola? Is that in tornado alley? How are the schools? Employment? Any info would be helpful, I am looking for horse property, but need something affordable. Thanks, Socal12
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Old 08-28-2006, 09:09 AM
 
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Don't worry about tornados when making a decision on where to live. I've lived in tornado alley (roughly) all my life and it has never been an issue for me. Even with the most serious tornados, few people are killed or injured and those stroms are rare. The one that leveled Stockton, Missouri (250 homes and the entire downtown) a few years ago killed only 3 people. That is the most severe tornado I have known of around here in 30 years.

As for jobs, I'm not sure what Osceola has. My guess is that either Clinton or Warsaw would be your best bet for employment in the area - 20 to 30 minutes from Osceola.

You might also consider the areas around Bolivar or Buffallo. Each seem to have active economies and are around 1/2 hour or so from Springfield. My guess is that real estate could be had for under $3000 per acre.
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Old 08-31-2006, 09:13 PM
 
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Thank you for your help, and time. What, in your opinion is the best area to raise a child, plus be able to afford a couple horses, dogs, cats, rabbits, etc. If I were not able to buy a home just yet, are there rentals that allow these animals?
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Old 09-01-2006, 08:42 AM
 
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I'm sure there is Small Farms for rent.But I just looked in the Local Paper didn't find any that alowed Pets.

But property is pretty resonable.

Osceola is nice,I go up there fishing.There is a few Factories in the area.

Hillman
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Old 09-01-2006, 08:46 PM
 
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I like to fish, but have never worked in a factory, I am a nurse and a vet tech. Thank you for your trouble of looking in the paper for me, that was very nice of you.
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Old 09-01-2006, 10:32 PM
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Hi, is anyone familiar with Osceola? Is that in tornado alley? How are the schools? Employment? Any info would be helpful, I am looking for horse property, but need something affordable. Thanks, Socal12
I'm a CA native, mid-forties, lived there most of my life except for a few years when I was gone in the military, and just left the state finally. I'll take my chances with living where tornadoes hit.

CA is ripe for a big earthquake or two and when they hit it will not be pretty. A major quake (7.0 or higher) on the Hayward fault is expected in the next 20 years and is estimated to take out between 500,000 and 1 million homes, depending on how much of the fault moves (it's in two sections) and the magnitude and time length of the earthquake.

Scientists also have evidence that there is an oceanic shelf a few miles off the coast of Southern CA which could slip at any time, causing a massive tsunami. So one day it's gonna be "Baywatch meets Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea". (Not to mention whatever damage a major quake may do inland.)

I didn't leave CA because I was afraid of an earthquake or tsunami, rather because I was just getting disgusted with living in an overpriced third-world slum, which most of CA is rapidly becoming...and with the cost of living so high I was also tired of working myself to death...just to stay alive.

But I do look at it this way...one has a better chance of getting killed on a CA freeway or being a victim of a violent crime in CA...then getting hit by a tornado in Missouri.

After having been a victim of both violent crime and property crime in CA (both within a 2 year timespan), I feel safer living with the tornadoes, thank you very much

At least I can look forward to tornado warnings being in ENGLISH ...

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Old 09-02-2006, 01:00 PM
 
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Thank you for your insight. I am also tired of living paycheck to paycheck, and the traffic, but I am wondering if the property prices are so low, then does than mean that the pay is also low? Is it all relavent, or can you actually buy property and have a savings account with something in it? My dream is horse property. Can someone with a single income really achive this? I agree with you, English is becoming a lost language in Ca.
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Old 09-05-2006, 12:20 PM
 
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I just saw some horse property near Springfield go for about $300k with a decent (yet older) 4 bedroom house on about 4.5 acres. It had several outbuildings including stables.

The same property would be quite a bit less up around Bolivar(30 miles north), yet there would still be oportunities for a nurse or vet tech in that area.
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Old 09-07-2006, 07:25 PM
 
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Thank you, I will do a search in that area.
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