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Old 08-29-2006, 11:44 AM
 
Location: Calif...moving to MO
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I thought I would give this a shot...never used it before.

We have recently sold our home and want to move to MO. We are heading back within the next two weeks to try to find a home. We will raise horses and cattle...thought at least 80A would be the minimum. Something in the range of $350,000 cash.

Here is the question... Where would you Missouri residents (or former residents move)? We have looked on-line up in the Kirksville area; out West in the KC area; and down SW around Springfield. I hear good things and a couple of bad about each area...so the question to you is: "where would YOU move and why?"

Thanks so much for taking the time to write.
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Old 08-29-2006, 12:21 PM
 
Location: Springfield, Missouri
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I thought I would give this a shot...never used it before.

We have recently sold our home and want to move to MO. We are heading back within the next two weeks to try to find a home. We will raise horses and cattle...thought at least 80A would be the minimum. Something in the range of $350,000 cash.

Here is the question... Where would you Missouri residents (or former residents move)? We have looked on-line up in the Kirksville area; out West in the KC area; and down SW around Springfield. I hear good things and a couple of bad about each area...so the question to you is: "where would YOU move and why?"

Thanks so much for taking the time to write.
If you're raising cattle and horses, southwest Missouri is the center of that, especially southwest of Springfield. I think price-wise the northern part near Kirksville offers good prices, but then you have to deal with the winters which considering cattle and horses need daily attention, mean you'll be outside on bitterly arctic days having to shovel snow and make sure those animals are protected, have liquid water to drink, and are fed when everything is covered in snow.
The KC area..well, that could be alright too, a bit milder than Kirksville, but not by much, and of course then you're in the metropolitan area of a large city, so that depends on what you want.
$350K will buy you a very nice home on acreage with animal facilities in Southwest Missouri too, and although there are bitterly cold days and streaks, it's far more mild than northern Missouri and it's not too far from Springfield which is a medium sized city and quite nice for most shopping needs.
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Old 08-29-2006, 12:47 PM
 
Location: Calif...moving to MO
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Default Thanks!

Appreciate your comments. Nice of your to write. I didn't think Kirksville had the hard freezes you get in some states.

We are looking around Springfield---about 30 minutes in each direction. I just had heard form some folks in the Southern part of the state that Springfield in particular was starting to get hit with some gang activity and that the city father's and police were lax re controlling it. But who knows...might all be relative. Again, thanks for your comments.
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Old 08-29-2006, 03:11 PM
 
Location: Mid-Missouri
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Default I'd move within an hour of good trout fishing...

cause that's what I like to do. That would mean the souther half of MO below I-44. Plus, I like the Ozarks in general. Winters tend to be more mild in Southern MO than Northern Mo. I've lived in No Mo, and it can be rough winters at times., and even though So Mo isnt exempt, they tend to be more mild.

I like NO Mo, too. Now I live in Central MO (Jefferson City)< which is a nice compromise between the two! Ha!
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Old 08-29-2006, 03:29 PM
 
Location: SW MO
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I have lived near KC, in Columbia, and now in Springfield. Of the three, I prefer Springfield.

If I were looking for a farm, I would look north of Springfield. In a quick search on gsbor.com I identified a number of farms of the type you are looking for. The only problem is that there aren't many for $350k - most are much less expensive.
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Old 08-29-2006, 03:37 PM
 
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Smile Southwest!

I grew up 30 minutes west of Springfield - right between Springfield and Joplin. I've lived in Springfield (college/early adulthood), but once I was married and had children, I headed back to my hometown. I have a brother and sister living in Columbia - they would recommend that area, and a brother in KC who would recommend that area.

I agree with MOMark that for farming, you can't beat Southwest MO. There are more beef cattle in my county than people. And, during the past few years, horse farms have really been popping up. The cost of living is low - $350,000 will buy you an incredible place here.

Check some realtor websites - especially those specializing in rural properties - United Country Real Estate is one. Also, check with University of Missouri Extension - they have offices located in most counties and have information/can find information about ANYTHING you would want to know (including the best areas in MO to raise horses ).

Good Luck!
http://www.unitedcountry.com/
And, the website for the Southwest Missouri Extension area is: http://extension.missouri.edu/swregion/
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Old 08-29-2006, 06:32 PM
 
Location: Calif...moving to MO
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Default Missouri Friends

You folks are so kind to write...I like MO people already!

Really appreciate your comments. We raise mostly cow horses (quarter horses & paints). Am looking forward to meeting some of you one of these days at a trail ride or an event. Come over and say "Hi"..

Regards,

ET (yes, that is my nickname and initials)
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Old 08-29-2006, 09:38 PM
 
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I always liked Boonville area.Always seems to be plenty of Jobs and cost of living not real high.

Hillman
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Old 09-07-2006, 12:28 PM
 
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Default farm for sale

If you would like to contact me I have 80 acres more or less for sale in Annapolis missouri. There are two houses, a stone cabin, two live creeks, two story barn, 30x40 garage, five feilds. needs little work not much to put in fences but the asking price is a lot less then you were saying you wanted to spend. I am asking 168,000.00 or best offer. Hope this sounds good to you please contact me at Yukongt120@hotmail.com
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Old 09-18-2006, 04:33 PM
 
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Default Cost Of Living in Boonville

The cost of living in Boonville to me is outrageous. Deposit on water is over $100. And if you wash atleast 3 times a week your water bill will be well over $60 a month. With the casino being here I believe it has driven up rent, house prices, groceries......I know, I live in Boonville and I also work at the casino. I'm originally from Sedalia, and I'd love to move back. But with gas prices still high, the cost would be too prohibitive.
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