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Pros

-Nearby mountains
-Nearby recreation
-Cost of living

Cons

-Growth and sprawl
- Economic concerns
-Low ethnic diversity


What Bert Has To Say About Springfield Metro Area


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.


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Quick Facts About Springfield


    ECONOMY
    The unemployment rate in Springfield is 4.30 percent(U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Positive. Springfield jobs have Increased by 3.57 percent.
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, Springfield's cost of living is 15.70% Lower than the U.S. average.
    POPULATION
    As of 2014, Springfield's population is 166,810 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 18.73 percent.
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 14 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes.
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in Springfield is $114,000. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 1.54 percent.
    SCHOOLS
    Springfield public schools spend $9,703 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 15.4 students per teacher in Springfield.

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  2/2/2016
Greenwood Laboratory School--2016 Best Private Sch

I thought there should be an uptated review of this school now that it is 2016. It was recently voted Best Private School in Springfield, MO through the local newspaper... (Read More)

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  7/14/2015
Springfield, MO Review

I actually grew up in Springfield, and moved away shortly after high school to attend university in Kansas City. Frankly, the only reason I moved back is because I was... (Read More)

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  4/30/2015
Springfield in Hindsight

To begin with, I'll mention that I'm writing this largely in response to some harsh commentary I recently read about the city. I'll attempt to offer the best overview of... (Read More)

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