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This Just In: Missouri Actually on Maps!

Some folks living on the bubble's edge and beyond are waking up to "boring" quality-of-life issuesólike housing costóthat lead them to reconsider how cool it actually is to live in mind-numbing, slavish devotion to their expensively maintained California lifestyles...and finding the Midwest! Today's NY Times has the story.

Still, we've got a long way to go, baby: "A year ago, Melanie Fischer, a lifelong Californian, was not entirely sure where Missouri was. So when her husband proposed that they consider moving there, she raced to locate the state on a map printed on her children's placemats."

Posted under STL in the News by Amanda Doyle on Mon., Nov 7, 2005 at 11:36 AM


Having read the full story about folks moving to "Missouri of all places," I'm glad St. Louis is both affordable and has good Thai food.

[Posted by Brian on Mon., Nov 7, 2005 at 12:37 PM]

I think we're really now seeing that that investment in indoor plumbing is finally paying off for St. Louis.

[Posted by Heh on Mon., Nov 7, 2005 at 1:08 PM]

Yeah, but the article says the Fischers are Christian missionaries who moved to the decidedly conservative KC suburb of Lees Summit MO.

They SHOULD feel more at home there than in No. Cal.

Anyway, because of immigration and births, California is still growing. St. Louis is not.

[Posted by Joe Frank on Wed., Nov 9, 2005 at 12:18 PM]

Not everybody moving from California to Missouri is a Christian missionary :-)

[Posted by Rick on Wed., Nov 9, 2005 at 2:29 PM]

I can't wait to move back to Missouri. Sorry, the coast doesn't have much to offer unless you're in love with the ocean. Moderate temperatures are fine, but I'm more concerned with owning a home that costs 50% less for 50% more space. Not to mention the idea that I could actually pay it off before I'm 60 years old. Plus, you can use all of the left over money to visit anywhere you want to go.

[Posted by Brian on Wed., Nov 9, 2005 at 11:27 PM]

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