I've owned land for several years in the Missouri Ozarks. It is where I call home. I absolutely love it. It is the most beautiful place I've ever seen and home to the nicest people I've ever met.
Here's the road to my property.
I've been in all of the lower 48 states, but nothing that I've taken to as much as the Ozark Mountains. I own nearly six acres in Douglas County and I'd like to get the other six acres next to mine.
My place is off of Highway 95 between Drury and Gentryville. Highway 95 runs north and south and comes out of Mountain Grove, one of my favorite towns, about 27 miles to the north. It is the nearest largest town.
Highway 95 is a lovely quiet winding road, not a highway at all, that connects Highway 60, which is an actual highway, and Highway 14, a scenic route.
The two towns right around me are so small that one consists only of a country store and the other one has two country stores, a mechanic and a church. Two of these small stores are three miles away and the other one is five miles away.
I am just a couple miles north of Highway 14. I am in a very quiet part of the woods. Not many people here and it is completely off the grid.
I have a wonderful life here. I really like being out in the woods with three very cool small towns about 25-30 miles away: Ava to the west, Mountain Grove to the north and Gainesville to the south. And I have West Plains, the only town of any "size" less than 40 miles to the east. I think of it as being in the middle of all of them!
Here's the view just down the road from my place.
I swim in the nearby creeks and rivers, most particularly Bryant Creek. It is the cleanest, clearest and most beautiful water I've ever seen. It is the most fun I've had. Everyone jumps off the highway bridge and swims. It is a blast. I cherish my days and can imagine no other future than the life I have.
UPDATE: I no longer have this property. I loved it very much, but I wasn't so fond of having a shared road. You'll notice many of my newer posts are about my search for a new property and once I've found one, my posts will be about my life in the Ozarks.