Springfield, MO., also known as the Queen City is the heart and soul of the Ozarks. With more than 456,000 people living within the metro area and millions of tourists each year, Springfield is rich with family centered attractions, a wide variety of shopping experiences and a multitude of cultural activities. The Springfield area includes the communities of Springfield, Battlefield, Nixa, Ozark, Republic, Branson, Marshfield, Buffalo, and Willard.
Not only is Springfield's geographic location at the center of the country, but on more than a few occasions this town has found itself smack dab in the middle of history. From the Louisiana Purchase to the Civil War, from the railroad to the famous Route 66 - it all happened here and made Springfield what it is today.
You could call Springfield a college town, and truly education is the cornerstone of the community. More than 24,000 college students call the great city their home each year and another 24,000 attend Springfield R-12 School District, Missouri’s largest fully accredited school system.
Springfield has a 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. Whether you’re looking to check out the original Bass Pro Shop, visit a thriving downtown area or take in a minor league Springfield Cardinals game, Springfield has it and more.