I grew up in North St. Louis and I have great memories of that place! I remember visiting the Ozarks a few times and loved it. I've moved to W. NC and love it just as much but I sure do miss my St. Louis Blues!! Missouri is a great state to live in, and like someone else said, I miss having four seasons also
I absolutely like off-roading, and that is one of my huge necessities!
I read in JP Magazine about a few courses down there, but I'd love to hear from some locals about trails down in the Southern part of MO.
I'm not quite sure whats down in Southeast Missouri but I know we have SMORR in Seymour, Missouri.
SMORR is an awesome place. They got a nice camp site and very good facilities. I believe they have 1000 acres and they have trails ranging from level 1 to 5, 5 being the hardest.
The level 1 trails are mostly the Ranch Road, just gravel. It is a fun place to go though.
I'm considering a move to Missouri myself, probably around the Salem area. How are land prices these days?
About 6 months ago I bought 3 acres in Success, about 45minutes west. I paid about $10,500. It has good PAVED road access and utilities at the land. I have 3 acres for sale close to Fort Leonard Wood for $14,800 with utilities and good access. It is further from Salem than you would want but kind of gives you an idea of prices.
You will find the price of land varies. It is can be difficult to find smaller pieces of land. What you need to make sure of is good access with a RECORDED easement and access to utilities. You don't want to try to save a few bucks on land and find out it is going to cost you a small fortune to build a road and get utilities to the property.
If you buy a home that is already built make sure you are careful and get a good inspection. For the most part there are now building codes out here.
I really suggest getting a Realtor to help you or make a visit here your self. You can check Craig?s List but doubt you will find much. If you want to go it on your own got to www.rollnet .com . Be careful and make sure you involve a title company and the deed is good. Check for recorded easement, also verify it actually exists.
My name's Jake, and I'm an active duty Marine stationed out here on Oahu with my wife and two kids.
I'm planning on getting out of the Corps in 2013, and we're seriously considering SE Missouri for our new home. My in-laws live in Jackson, MO in the Cape Girardeau area. So we're looking around at houses in Cape Girardeau, Jackson, Patton, etc.
Anybody on here from around that area?
I guess I'm just curious about what any guy thinks about... how's the hunting, wheeling, and how are the people?