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Old 05-13-2010, 03:42 PM
 
Location: Louisiana
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I was wondering everyone's opinion since now I'm scoping out all of Missouri... what would you say is a good area to live in Missouri in your own opinion and why? Personally speaking, I'm from the south so I would really like to find an area that is relatively safe, has down to earth people, and isn't completely city like but has all of the places you need such as grocery stores, hospital, and near by city for work. But you get what you can find really .
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Old 05-13-2010, 04:22 PM
 
Location: Rolla, Phelps County, Ozarks, Missouri
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I was wondering everyone's opinion since now I'm scoping out all of Missouri... what would you say is a good area to live in Missouri in your own opinion and why? Personally speaking, I'm from the south so I would really like to find an area that is relatively safe, has down to earth people, and isn't completely city like but has all of the places you need such as grocery stores, hospital, and near by city for work. But you get what you can find really .
I'm a Georgia native. I moved my family to Missouri back in 1953 and I've never left the state. I think the best place for outsiders in Missouri is ... well, I can't think of a place. Have you tried northern Arkansas?
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Old 05-13-2010, 04:26 PM
 
Location: Louisiana
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No, I haven't tried Arkansas, but almost everything has been set in place for Missouri with family, etc. so now I am just hunting down a good location in Missouri. I suppose the south spoils you when you're southern, lol. What area of Missouri do you live in if you don't mind me asking? Being that you love it from the sound of it.
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Old 05-13-2010, 05:04 PM
 
Location: IN
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The best area? An area with jobs. Those areas are few and far between right now. The metros in MO with the lowest unemployment rates are Columbia, Jefferson City, and Cape Girardeau.
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Old 05-13-2010, 05:14 PM
 
Location: Louisiana
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Thank you for the information on which areas have a very low unemployment rate.
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Old 05-13-2010, 05:19 PM
 
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Wherever there are oppurtunities jobwise relative to whatever line of work you are in. Raw unemployment numbers might not be the best indicator if you have a specific line of work or profession.
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Old 05-13-2010, 05:29 PM
 
Location: Louisiana
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My line of work is computer related for the most part.
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Old 05-13-2010, 08:09 PM
 
Location: Washington, DC area
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Try Washington, MO. It's a nice town with some history, yet large enough to have most everything like hospitals and retail. It's small and remote yet you only about 30-40 minutes from the St Louis suburbs and the town is set in rolling countryside of Missouri wine country, close to historic Herman and thats town's major festivals like oktoberfest, one of the largest in the midwest.

I wouldn't live there, it's just too small for me, but it might be a perfect area for you and it's a neat area of Missouri. Washington is growing fast too I believe.
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Old 05-13-2010, 09:18 PM
 
Location: IN
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My line of work is computer related for the most part.
Columbia has MU and is growing- so probably computer related jobs associated wth the university are a possibility. It has a lot of smaller towns on the outskirts. IT jobs would be more plentiful in STL and KC.
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Old 05-13-2010, 09:38 PM
 
Location: Middle Tennessee
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After 12 years in Northeastern MO if I choose to return I'm looking to at least check out the area between Joplin and Springfield. Being retired jobs don't mean much as all we will do is spend and support a local economy. I am looking at this area because of the medical facilities in the area and the recreation on the lakes in all directions.
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