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Old 12-06-2006, 02:37 PM
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I rode the 226 mile Katy Trail ( on a garage sale ten speed bicycle) and we had a most enjoyable time and excellent meal at the Katy Roundhouse. It's a pleasure to meet you!
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Old 12-06-2006, 02:41 PM
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Default Columbia

You might want to google Columbia MO. You will find out all about it from their website. Boonville is a small town. To me it just means the place where I conquered the fear of riding a bicycle across a very long bridge over the river, on the Katy Trail. Boonville has a casino.
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Old 12-08-2006, 07:49 PM
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i would not recommend macon to anyone i lived there for a number of years
really no shopping
the only thing is walmarts and it is small and carries very little and the employees are rather rude except for one or two
the traffic is nuts, jillions of cars on the road all of the time, everyone on a cell phone, if you actually stop at a stop sign they honk for oyu to go you are suppose to i guess roll thru them
we had a lot of trouble with the school system
all in all i would not recommend this town to anyone
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Old 12-10-2006, 06:01 PM
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Hannibal, MO is far from ISOLATED... the new 4 land interstate will be completed in 2009... plus it already has a 4 lane directly to St. Louis, MO (2 hours away) Columbia is about 1 hour and 45 minutes away, and Quincy, IL (approximately 50,000 people) is only about 20 minutes away...

here is some info about the area in another post of mine:


also if ever in doubt there is a website i always use to figure out information about where i am visiting: //www.city-data.com (just type the city name and then state)

hope this helps...
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Old 12-18-2006, 02:47 PM
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Default KV has most shopping than....

There is less shopping in surrounding towns than Kirksville. Macon, Moberly (closer to Columbia though.) Within 1.5 hours from KV there is really no shopping. Small clothes stores in KV, a few grocery stores.
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Old 12-18-2006, 02:49 PM
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Default I agree w/ Butterflies

Macon and Moberly are very small, haven't heard much good about the schools and many drug problems in the area for a town so small.
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Old 01-02-2007, 05:05 PM
Location: central Missouri
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I think you will be able to find a slower pace pretty easily in MO. As far as Indian and Thai restaurants, you will need to be in Columbia--there is at least one Indian restaurant, 2 Thai, and 2 Japanese, that I know of. Columbia also has a range of shopping...what do you consider essential shopping? For concerts, one of the main venues in Columbia is the Blue Note, and they have a website listing the schedule. Columbia is about equidistant to Kansas city and St. Louis, and there are a lot of concerts in KC also. I think Columbia is fairly bike-friendly; one sees a lot of cyclists and some roads have bike lanes. You might be interested in the Katy trail which passes near Columbia; bikekatytrail.com

Re Kirksville, there is a very good restaurant there called Il Spazio; Rural Missouri magazine just did an article on it that you can find by googling. Kirksville and the northern part of the state is generally noticeably colder in winter than the central part, I have found over the years.

It sounds like you are not really considering Fulton at this point, but I would just like to add some info about Fulton....the population is about 10-12,000 so it is a small town. There are 2 colleges there (private liberal-arts, both co-ed), which have speakers and other cultural events that are open to the public. The public library is excellent; it is a branch of the Daniel Boone Regional library, based in Columbia. There is a paved walking trail that extends for several miles in town. The YWCA has a fairly new center. One nice thing about Fulton is that there is a good recycling center and at the present, there is curbside pick-up of recyclables. Housing is affordable, although there are not many rentals to choose from. There are quite a few historic houses, and the small downtown has some nice gift shops, and historic brick streets. So I think depending on what a person is looking for, Fulton does have a lot to offer.
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Old 03-01-2007, 03:59 PM
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That's odd. I've lived here 39 years and always have called it Jeff City.
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Old 06-12-2007, 03:52 PM
Location: New Franklin, Missouri
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I live in New Franklin and have all my life. It is located three miles from Boonville and just a short commute to Columbia. I work in Columbia at the University and have commute there for over 29 years. I believe that living in Boonville or New Franklin will give you the best of both worlds. You can easily go to Columbia for the wide diversity of restaruants, concerts, movies, sporting events and other various entertainment options. Jobs are pretty plentiful too depending on your field.
My community is a small, very safe (I have been know to take a evening walk after dark by myself and absolutely no fear). We are located centrally on the 225 miles katy Biking and hiking trail and you can go either direction for many, many miles. We have an excellent AAA+ rated school. Boonville is a lovely very historical community with over 400 homes and building on the National Historical Register. There are festivals several times a year in both communities that are a great time! If you would like more detailed information please feel free to send me a private message.
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Old 06-12-2007, 08:02 PM
Location: St. Louis, MO
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Default Columbia is cool

Hi there: It's been awhile but I've been back to visit numerous times and Columbia is a really cool town. It's getting big enough to where it has a pretty diverse economy and it has all of the stuff that comes with being a college town. Plus, it's near the Lake of the Ozarks and only an hour and a half or so from St. Louis and KC.

If you wanted a smaller town, then there are a bunch of them within a half hour of Columbia.

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