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ENJOY THE LIFE YOU WANT

Springfield, Missouri has everything you need.

You can fast-track your career, afford the home you’ve always wanted, shorten your commute, and lose yourself in the natural beauty. One of the major factors attracting people to the Ozarks is the surprisingly low cost of living. With an average home sales price of $161,703, people from across the U.S. are often astonished by the amount of home they can purchase here for a relatively low cost. Whether you’re investing in a home or simply buying groceries, clothing or gas, your money stretches farther here.

COST OF LIVING CALCULATORS:

COST OF LIVING HIGHLIGHTS

One of the major factors attracting people to the Ozarks is the surprisingly low cost of living.

CATEGORY SPRINGFIELD vs NATIONAL AVERAGE
Overall -13.8%
Housing -30.9%
Groceries -1.6%
Utilities -11.2%

HEART OF THE OZARKS

Located in scenic southwest Missouri, Springfield is home to a metro population of more than 450,000 in Greene, Christian, Webster, Polk and Dallas counties. It’s a place that has everything you need—a plentiful and growing job market, great schools, world-class health care and all the entertainment and cultural offerings of a big city. Learn more about Springfield and the Ozarks Region.
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LOTS TO DO

Indoors or outdoors. Day or night. There are always fun things to do in Springfield and the Ozarks. Are you a nature lover? Sports fan? Exercise fanatic? History buff? Patron of the arts? Power shopper? Maybe you like the rush of riding a roller coaster or zip-lining through the trees. Or maybe your idea of a good time is simply kicking back and enjoying dinner at a new restaurant after a good movie? No matter how you like to unwind or seek a new thrill, you’ll find plenty of ways to play your way in Springfield. Learn more about things to do in Springfield.

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