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Old 11-19-2006, 02:38 PM
 
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Thanks for all the information. We are actually looking for somewhere close to home and quiet to semi retire but finish raisen the kids. Neosho looks like a good place, any thoughts?
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Old 11-19-2006, 06:38 PM
 
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I am no expert on Neosho as I have only been there once. That was to look at a house we saw on realtor.com. As long as we were in Monett we thought we would drive over and look at it. The old main part of town is interesting,lots of old buildings and houses.Maybe someone else can be of more help. I"m still trying to figure out where we should move to. I liked Monett, Carthage, Branson and now I"m looking at Springfield,Bolivar and Marshfield. Plus there is also Mt.Vernon , Lamar and Cassville for smaller towns. Each town has it"s good points or bad points and I'm up here in Mn. trying to figure out where to go or what I should do. All I know is I don"t want to spend any more WINTERS up here than I have to. If you are close to that area now it would be easier to decide. Any more info either of us can get will sure help.
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Old 11-19-2006, 08:31 PM
 
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We too are considering a move to the Springfield/Branson area of missouri. We are moving from the Orlando FL area. My husband would like to move to an area that has lakes and hills/mountains. Any idea what direction may be good for us? We don't want to be too awfully far from Springfield...he needs the city to support his business. Thanks in advance for any help!
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Old 11-20-2006, 10:47 AM
 
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I'm originally from Cape Girardeau, MO. It has grown a lot since I lived there. I don't want to move back there, It could be a good place if you want small city life. There are a few cities surrounding it too, Jackson, Scott, and Sikeston. They are all nice. Poplar Bluff is a little drive and lake wappapella (sp) is there. Illinois is also a short drive and has a few lakes there as well. St Louis is an hour or so away. It's a conveinient place to live. Right off the I55. Maybe I'll just move back there.
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Old 11-20-2006, 11:06 AM
 
Location: SW MO
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We too are considering a move to the Springfield/Branson area of missouri. We are moving from the Orlando FL area. My husband would like to move to an area that has lakes and hills/mountains. Any idea what direction may be good for us? We don't want to be too awfully far from Springfield...he needs the city to support his business. Thanks in advance for any help!
Lakes and Hills/mountains to the north and south of Springfield. It's about 45 minutes to the lake in either direction. Stockton Lake to the north, Table Rock to the south.
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Old 11-27-2006, 12:52 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Poverty and Hispanics in Noel? Well, there are a lot of poultry plants in the area...
Poultry plants = fowl smell, right? Seriously, I'm asking. Is it like being in a mill town where the stench of the industry ruins what might otherwise be a nice place?
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Old 11-27-2006, 01:17 PM
 
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Yeah, the chicken plants smell.
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Old 11-30-2006, 03:21 PM
 
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Carthage is a very nice town, very historic and nice.

I'm a university student in Joplin, and I've found that it has a wonderful small town vibe, but is big enough to have anything you might want. For those who say it is bland, I suggest that you look at this site : joplinphoto.blogspot.com . It is run by a university student and features a new photo of Joplin and the surrounding area everyday.
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Old 12-01-2006, 10:09 AM
 
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I checked out that site with the photos of Joplin. Very nice site with some nice pics. I still stand my opinion of Joplin as a pretty bland and run-down place. The abandoned buildings on that site would seem to help confirm that opinion. There just isnt a whole lot of charm to the place, as far as infrastructure.

Carthage, as you said, is a nice place.
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Old 12-02-2006, 07:44 PM
 
Location: Ozark, Missouri
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I was born in Springfield, raised in the military all over and my parents retired here in 1985 and have lived in the area ever since.

I currently live in Ozark about 10 minutes from Springfield, my wife and I both commute there for our jobs and we have 3 daughters in the Ozark school system. Southwest Missouri is a great place for family and a great place to live.

There are alot of opportunities, higher education and medical industries are huge in Springfield. My wife is an RN in Springfield. We are about 10 minutes south of Springfield and 25 minutes North of Branson.

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