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Kimberling City Missouri

    Located on the north shore of the famous Table Rock Lake, about in the center of the lake area, in southern Stone County, SW Missouri. Though the Kimberling area is replete with fine subdivisions, small businesses, restaurants, motels, marinas and all sorts of lake activities – it is still rightfully called the “quiet part of the lake.” The area certainly is that, a peaceful, prosperous and pleasant place to vacation, tour, party-down, relax, boat, swim – and especially to retire. You can rent a room, rent a condo, rent a log cabin, park your RV, park your mobile – or pitch a tent and go entirely rustic. If you want to establish a home or permanent retreat here, you can buy a lovely existing home or a condo – or you can select a choice lot or tract and build your own special idea of a place to vacation and/or to retire. You’ll soon learn that Table Rock Lake is well known as “The Bass Fishing Capital of the Ozarks.”

Kimberling City bridge
Kimberling City Bridge over Table Rock Lake
    Started in 1958 when the world famous hotel-developer, John Q. Hammons, bought several thousand acres of farmland and virgin forest on the shore of the brand new and still filling Table Rock Lake. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers had just relocated State Highway 13 and constructed a new and award winning bridge, the Kimberling Bridge, to span their new lake. And this is where John Q. bought his land and began his dream-plan for a vacation and living area unique in the Midwest. Here he built his very first Holiday Inn, graded off a huge area where a large shopping center would grow, sold hundreds of acres to carefully selected developers and builders, sold sites for quality businesses and encouraged the building of other top notch lakefront motels and establishments. Then he named it all – Kimberling City – in honor of the many generations of the Kimberling family who had settled and lived here for so many, many decades.

The Tree Terminator line of equipment distributed by Phifer Equipment Sales in Branson West MO.     In the more than fifty years since John Q. built the first part of his new town many other things have occurred to make the “City” and the “Area” quite well able to cater to any need or wish of our vacationing or traveling visitors, as well as our thousands of contented retiree families. Churches of nearly every denomination are scattered throughout the city, as well as the requisite chamber of commerce, community-center, city-hall, police station, water and sewage offices and all the rest one expects of such a solid, steadily growing community. But there are no glaring huge neon signs, no overbearing glitz and glamour, for this is still “the quiet part of the lake.” Oh, yes, all the businesses you might wish for are here and waiting to serve you. But the “taste” of Kimberling City Missouri is of a higher quality – which there is no doubt you will appreciate when you chose to vacation or retire here. Our repeat customers are our ongoing pride, for they all return year after year – and many come to live with us permanently.

    So, stop by and check us out. Stay with us, dine with us, relax, boat, swim, fish, party and play with us. But remember, as we love to say, “On your third or fourth trip here bring your furniture, ‘cause you’ll surely want to stay with us, forever.”

By: Jim Barrett

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