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Old 07-16-2017, 02:01 AM
Location: NWA/SWMO
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I am planning a potential move to the Powell, MO area. I am curious what thoughts/advice/etc. others have, regarding this.

About me:

-I am not huge on bars, clubs, gambling, or doing anything involving a ton of people in my off-time, so comments about how remote it is compared to other areas need not apply.

-I enjoy the outdoors.

-I want the government OUT of my business. State and Federal. This means if it's listed in the Constitution as a right of mine, I want as little interference as possible. I have heard that the Sheriff in Powell is a very pro-2A gentleman, as well as quite personable. Is this accurate?

-What sort of reputation does the local police and Sheriff's department have? Are they known as a professional "boon" to the area, and the kind of people that you wave at and smile as they drive by, because even though you got a ticket last month...you kinda WERE speeding, and you know they are doing their jobs well and right? Or are they the kind of people who seemed to throw a badge on because you can't tackle people working at McDonald's?

-What sort of regulations and taxes are required? Must I pay taxes on property like vehicles every year like in some states? Front license plate required or not? State inspection? Anything new and unlikely that I've not encountered or mentioned?

-What is crime like? I understand that in the rural areas, drugs can be an issue, but is it "an epidemic"? Violent crime/home invasions, or do people sometimes leave doors unlocked and consider it "normal"?

-What is maintenance like of the roads? Does the state and county outside of Powell city limits do a good job? I noticed when passing through that many of the roads look like water passes over them from time to time. Is any damage competently and promptly repaired, or is this an area where you need a new vehicle alignment every year?

-If you live in this area already, what do YOU like and dislike about it?

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