Life-long residents say they wouldn't live anywhere else
I have been working with a young couple in recent months trying to help them buy their first home. Life-long residents of Macks Creek, their won't consider house-hunting in any other community - no matter the bargain.
The feeling they have of being at home in this small town, and the determination not to live anywhere else is the very same sentiment expressed by two other young couples to whom I've sold homes this year in Macks Creek.
I've asked all of them at some point why they want to live in Macks Creek - and no where else - and their responses have been pretty much the same: a desire to stay close to family, a love of the area and the country living lifestyle.
Saturday, after showing some homes in Macks Creek, I stopped at a gas station to fill up my tank. Fueling alongside me was a truck loaded down with firewood on one side, with two other trucks of hunters dressed in camouflage clothing on the other. Sorry that the batteries in my camera had died and that I was missing a great picture, it struck me that the scene that afternoon at the convenience store was, to some extent, respresentative of the Macks Creek lifestyle that so many young home-buyers here are committed to maintaining - and perhaps even passing on to their own children in time.
Macks Creek is located about 20 minutes west of Camdenton, Missouri on Hwy 54.
(This post originally appeared at: www.PostcardsFromTheLake.com)