Enjoy the life you want.

Living in Springfield is easy. It’s a place that has everything you need. We have a plentiful and growing job market, great schools, world-class health care, and all the entertainment and cultural options of a big city—but with far less stress and an abundance of character and friendliness. All at the same time, you can fast-track your career, afford the home you’ve always wanted, simplify your commute, and enrich your life amid our natural Ozarks beauty. See what we have to offer for your lifestyle, then live here, and just breathe.

  • TOP 40 CITY
    for quality of life
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  • two nationally recognized
    TOP 100 INTEGRATED
    HEALTH SYSTEMS
    Health care >

  • 8.5% WORKFORCE
    GROWTH

    over the last 4 years
    Work >
  • ranked among the
    100 BEST
    COMMUNITIES

    for young people
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  • more than
    850 RESTAURANTS
    Dining >
  • HOUSING COSTS
    25% LOWER

    than the national average
    Housing >
  • 20-MINUTE
    average commute
    Transportation >
  • dozens of nearby
    LAKES AND STREAMS

    FOUR NATIONAL PARKS
    and FORESTS
    Outdoors >

Upcoming Events

Apr
29
Discover the 200 year history of Park Central Square from early pioneer times until today. Explore fascinating images of Springfield's ...
Apr
29
By Tracy LettsDirected by Melanie Dreyer-Lude Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Tracy Lett's (August: Osage County) first play, Killer Joe is a ...
Apr
29
The parting of the Red Sea ... the Burning Bush ... the Plagues ... the Ten Commandments ... finally ... ...
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