Springfield, Missouri 

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Lovely scenery & good climate but poor politics - 5/22/2021
We moved to Springfield in mid 2018 for a job in a neighboring small town, which lasted until the pandemic hit. He was laid off in June 2020. Generally, Springfield is a nice small city with most of the amenities one likes. All the major fast food places, 2 Sam's Clubs, Costco coming in August, Missouri State University, Drury University, Branson is only 40 miles south, lovely scenery & trees. HQ of Bass Pro Shops. We have no school age children so we cannot opine on the school system. All 4 major TV networks have a station in Springfield, although the NBC & ABC affiliates are related. They share the same local news/weather/sports staff, which is rather weird. There is a AAA affiliate of the St .Louis Cardinals here but we have not attended a game. College sports is below average, especially football but MSU & Drury have average men's BB, pretty good women's BB & the other minor sports are average. The weather is generally nice. No triple digit summers like TX or OK & no terrible Read More

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Needs to be cleaned up! - 5/2/2021
It’s a dump, downtown is absolutely invaded by homeless people. It’s not safe to go down there even during the day now. I wish the mayor would get off his lazy bum and do something about it. Downtown used to be lovely, a great environment. But now, you can’t even go down there and it smells horrible. The police need to do their job and the mayor needs to clean this place up! Read More

Slum town - 4/5/2021
Springfield is a slum town, especially downtown. I have never seen such a slummy dumpy town. At least half the commercial property sits empty; that tells you all you need to know,Does a downtown really need 3 bars on every city Read More

As Bible Belt as you can get, no diversity - 6/4/2020
I grew up here, moved to the west coast a year ago. If you're a caucasian white person who is an evangelical Christian, ultra conservative and care more about your personal liberties than the greater good, this place suits you perfectly. It's situated in the deepest red pocket of the state- nothing wrong with that but I'd go so far to say the city is quite radical in its political leanings. Personally, I prefer well educated, accepting populations who embrace residents where and as they are- Springfield could not be farther from this. A few years ago (2011?) the city council passed a non descrimination policy for LGBTQ people. Then, a councilor (a local 'big whig' pastor) brought it up again and convinced the council to repeal it. There is an overwhelming Bible Belt infuence, to the point that people assume you're a radical Christian; there are public prayers, billboards with advertisements that have Bible verses on them, commercials for local real estate brokers that are basically 60 Read More

Diversity is lacking - 4/15/2019
I lived in Springfield 2005-2007 and then again 2017-present (2019). I absolutely hate it now. My children are mixed black and white and the West Side of Springfield commutes kids to Willard High School a few miles out of town. All of my children have said the country kids at school say the N-word all day, every day with a hard R at the end, and that if they got into with every kid that said the word, they'd be fighting all the time and kicked out of school... So I'm on this site comparing other cities for more diversity with a comparable cost of living so I can move out of here. My youngest kid is 7 and she is white and I do not want her growing up around this type of environment and learning the type of ignorance I am witnessing here in SWMO... Previously I was closer to I-70 where there are more educated people who seem to value diversity and culture like I feel everyone would if it wasn't avoided and rejected by their local communities, schools, and churches. I really feel it is Read More

Meh - 8/11/2018
I've lived here almost 10 years. And it's okay. It's just...okay. If you have to live in Missouri, this is a decent place to do it. I'd rather not, though. Lots of good restaurants and schools. Has everything you need to live conveniently. You can keep chickens in your yard. Traffic and stoplights are a b*tch and explains the tendency of Springfield drivers to nearly run red lights. Politics are mixed, I've seen groups for almost all types here. Rent's really low! But your wages might be, Read More

What I like about Springfield Missouri - 7/29/2018
First, I am not going to talk about politics or religion. Every city is different in that respect. Okay, these are the things I like about Springfield. When it rains, the water has some place to go. It doesn't just sit around for a weeks. In the hottest part of the summer, it's still cooler than the South. The moist heat makes everything green and beautiful. The bypass system around the city works pretty well. There are enough law enforcement to enforce Public Safety and traffic laws. In some states, they would be busy battling drug trafficking. There is some crime in Springfield, but it's not like Dallas or Houston. To me, Springfield, it's just an important part of the Ozarks. The natural part of the Ozarks has got to be one of the most beautiful places on Read More

No. Just no - 4/12/2018
No wonder the cost of living is so low in Springfield there's nothing freakin' THERE. It's a dump people. There is no manufacturing, NOTHING is produced there. The hospital, gub'mit, and colleges are the only source of income for the population. And how did they let the N side of town get so fing bad???? It's like they just gave up and said go do your meth there there's nothing else to do.....A good fire would help this town a lot. You just know you're somewhere special when you come in the "Gateway to Springfield" the north end of town!!! Read More

No. Just no - 4/12/2018
No wonder the cost of living is so low in Springfield there's nothing freakin' THERE. It's a dump people. There is no manufacturing, NOTHING is produced there. The hospital, gub'mit, and colleges are the only source of income for the population. And how did they let the N side of town get so fing bad???? It's like they just gave up and said go do your meth there there's nothing else to do.....A good fire would help this town a Read More

On the Move - 3/20/2018
Springfield is having growing pains. People are moving here from all over the country, and as a result there is a lot of commotion...hustle, bustle, construction, etc. But for the most part, it's a good thing! More employment opportunities for everyone, more green industries, more artistic endeavors. There are lakes for fishing, trails for hiking, museums, art galleries, a wonderful zoo, beautiful parks and friendly people. I love it here! Read More


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