i_willie12 wrote:Both places you can live 20-30 mins outside of "town" and be in farm country.. Kc land is more than columbia.. Columbia is a expensive little town! Its a melting pot with the college there! As far as jobs go it all depends on what your looking to do!! KC would have more to pick from. If you can do construction stuff Columbia is booming right now!!!! Dont assume your wife is going to be fine either!! Teacher jobs arent a dime a dozen state budget is still in the crapper!!
i will second the "booming construction" in Columbia part. i was there about a month ago and the number of new shops, strip malls, condos, apts, and homes caught me by surprise. was with my gf who went to vet school there and she too was blown away by how quickly the town has grown. at the same time, you can head about 30 minutes in any direction and be a little more "in the sticks" if you will. the town has charm, is pretty close to both STL and KC, and has plenty of hunting opportunities. Eagle Bluffs CA in Columbia hasn't had too many birds the past couple of years, but the guys that run that joint are top notch. and if you know where to go, you can give yourself a pretty good shot at shooting birds there. some solid goose hunting north (i am thinking Moberly and Mexico). never been big on deer hunting so couldn't comment there. only hunting i have done near KC was at Four Rivers CA. 3 WMAs/CAs near Nevada, MO - which is about 1-1.5 south of KC i think down hwy 49. you've got Four Rivers, Schell-Osage, and Montrose all in that area. i love Four Rivers. being in KC, you are also close to Roger's Sporting Goods. buddy of mine moved there 6 months ago and his wife found a teaching job pretty quick. damned good bbq in KC. i like KC, but my dig my Cardinal baseball so STL is home for me!
last but not least, THANK YOU for your service!