Springfield, MO

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Springfield, MO

About Springfield, MO

Springfield, Missouri is a vibrant city located in the heart of the Ozarks. Home to many natural attractions like Table Rock Lake and Chateau on the Lake, visitors can enjoy nature at its finest when visiting Springfield. There are also plenty of cultural attractions such as art galleries and performing arts venues. For entertainment, visitors can explore boutique shops and restaurants along with movie theaters and live music clubs. Whether you're looking for a peaceful retreat or an exciting night out, Springfield has something for everyone! Small city - Southwest Missouri at the foot of the Ozark Mountains.

State: Missouri
County: Greene County
Metro Area: Springfield Metro Area
City: Springfield
Zip Codes: 65807 65802 65803 65804 65810 65809 65806
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Time zone: Central Standard Time (CST)
Elevation: 1270 ft above sea level

Springfield, the state’s third largest city, serves as a commercial center and gateway to the Ozark Mountains. The town is an important crossroads and agricultural center for livestock and poultry production, and has grown rapidly in recent years, strengthening the economy but also bringing some unattractive sprawl and contentious growth management issues. The former Southwest Missouri State University, recently renamed Missouri State, now brings some 18,000 students to town.

The Ozark Mountains provide recreation, scenic attractions and relief from summer heat. There is a strong Bible Belt influence. The large number of tourist attractions sometimes border on the tawdry. Branson, Missouri, a glittery entertainment and recreation center aimed at country music fans, is 40 miles south. Branson’s recent, rapid growth has helped the economy and put the area on the national map, but it has also brought some unwanted tourist impact. The cost of living and housing cost profiles are attractive and consistent with the rest of the region.

The flat to gently rolling terrain, located on an Ozark Mountain plateau, contains areas of mixed deciduous forest and farmland. The higher Ozarks and numerous, wooded creek valleys extend to the south and west into Arkansas. The climate is continental and “plateau,” characterized by mild and changeable weather similar to other high places in southerly latitudes. Ozark winters are considerably milder and summers are appreciably cooler than conditions in nearby lower elevations. Hot, humid spells and cold can occur, but pockets of mountain air usually moderate them. First freeze is mid-October, last is mid-April.

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Springfield Cost of Living

Nearby mountains, nearby recreation, and cost of living make Springfield a great place to live.

-55.7% lower than avg
-72.6% lower than avg
7.6 / 5.8
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Springfield Crime
95.4 / 100
Crime is ranked on a scale of 1 (low) to 100 (high). US average: 35.4
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Pros & Cons of Springfield
   Nearby mountains
Growth and sprawl
   Nearby recreation
Economic concerns
   Cost of living
Low ethnic diversity
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Over 1 years ago
For a town of 165,000 we have entertainment options far above similar sized communities. Pro Baseball, Bass Pro, Hammons Hall. Art Museums, Wonders of Wildlife  More
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We're somewhat new to this area... having recently moved from AZ. We find the residents are more polite and generally much nicer here. Residents actually have a  More
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Over 3 years ago
So much wrong in this town I don't know where to start. Apparently, all the a$$ holes of the state circle over Springfield. The do-nothing cops are worthless, as is the  More
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