The hospitality of Blue Sprint, Missouri can't be beat. From their new resident guide packet to their first time home buyer program, Blue Springs welcomes all who move there with helpful information and financial aide. There are many move-in-ready brick and stone houses from the '70s and newer, as well as cozy wooden and shingled homes. Three-, four- and more bedroom homes are available in lots ranging from just under a quarter acre to over one and a half acres.
Much like the rest of Missouri, Blue Springs is mostly an outdoor kind of place. There are nearly two dozen parks with functions such as walking trails, dog runs and historic tours. The largest is Fleming Park which has two lakes and covers over 7,000 acres of land. Inside the park is a 30-acre outdoor history museum called Missouri Town 1855, and a nature reserve for native hoofed animals. With so many outdoor activities, it's no wonder Blue Springs has been home to many athletes, including Ladell Betts of the New Orleans Saints, Olympic Gymnast Courtney McCool, and professional bodybuilder Tonya Knight.
Blue Springs was first settled as a stopover as pioneers migrated westward. It was a place with abundant flowing water from the Little Blue River, which later gave the town its name. This same river featured in a Civil War battle in October of 1864. Another nearby battle, the Battle of Lone Jack, is commemorated in a museum within city limits. But not all the history is from battles, the Fort Osage Museum highlights Blue Springs' status as a place for trade and commerce in the early 1800s. When you raise your head out of the fog of history, enjoy a night out with some bowling or by taking your children to KidZone. Later you can relax at the spa or heat out to one of Blue Springs' many nightlife locales.