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Moving to Missouri: safe area, traffic, taxes, real estate, heating bills.

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Old 06-09-2006, 04:52 PM
 
Location: Springfield, Missouri
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Utility bills are generally very low for electricity. I belong to an Electric Cooperative because though my home is in the Springfield school district area, it lies far enough outside city limits to be considered rural. I pay on average about $28/Month so far through my May bill. The big cost for some is natural gas heating. One of my buddies here lives in a 3000sq.ft. older home in town and it has three fireplaces. His February gas bill was $800!!!! ...it turned out the heat was going up the chimney flues and he used his gas fireplaces too often. Once he corrected the issue, it went down to about $200 if I remember correctly. I suppose the heating bills are the biggest costs here as, for example, I haven't used my air conditioning yet, which is electric. So far ceiling fans have been enough, that and sleeping on top of the bed at night with a light blanket rather than tucked way deeply into the sheets and comforters which would be too hot. As for Cox South, my guess is that it lies about 10 miles from Willard..though I'm honestly not sure. St. Johns is closer as it's in the middle of Springfield. As for homecare, I haven't a clue. But, though Cox North is closing, there will remain a walk-in clinic staffed by medical doctors, it just won't be a hospital facility, and that is very easy to reach from Willard. You might try to google homecare for Springfield, Missouri and see what comes up, or, call your health insurance provider and ask for listings/suggestions for this area. Good luck. And don't worry about asking too many questions...that's what this forum is for!!
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Old 06-20-2006, 09:15 PM
 
Location: out in the sticks
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Doing a cost of living research you’re looking into a good area like me LOL
Also for doctor care a concern of mine as I am disabled with a rear illness is mandatory and again the Springfield area comes up. This is after looking into Oregon, Washington, living in Idaho, so I am sure what you need you will find besides a great place to live now if I could just move now I would be so much happer
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Old 08-02-2006, 01:35 PM
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Don't know you moved yet or not but for what it's worth. Inside Springfield can be very nice and many reasonable properties are available in the price range you described. You can live within 1 mile of either Cox or St. Johns in acceptable, clean, well kept, areas that are also close to supermarkets, malls, eating places, churches, etc. for the dollars you mentioned and keep a lot of change. There are even some condo. type units for sale which might be appealing.

Also, the nursing home facilities are reasonable as well. We had 2-3 relatives in 2 different places and both were very acceptable. Both of those hospitals are very nice as we had experience with both of them as well when we lived there.
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Old 08-02-2006, 02:45 PM
 
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Thank you so much. This is such a difficult decision. It is so hard to move somewhere sight unseen.

It is good to know about the health care.

Thank You Again,
Chris
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