The 420,000 inhabitants enjoy this historically rich city with an unemployment rate lower than the national average and promising future job growth. Residents also appreciate a cost of living 10.1 percent below the U.S. average, making living in Springfield amazingly affordable. With an average home sales price of $128,765, housing is 21.9 percent lower than the national average. Other daily expenses such as buying groceries or filling up your fuel tank are also lower, making it a practical town for college students. More than 21,000 students attend Missouri State University, and thousands of other students proudly wear the colors of Drury University, Evangel University, Ozarks Technical Community College and several other schools.

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There is a reason why an estimated 3,000,000 overnight visitors flock to Springfield, Missouri, every year, and a reason why many of them stay for good. As Missouri's third-largest city, Springfield provides the chance to live a thriving Midwest lifestyle. Families may be drawn to the Bois D'Arc neighborhood, a safe area that is comprised of many large, single-family homes with four or more bedrooms, while students may prefer the smaller homes and studios found in the West Norton Road area, a neighborhood that has a high concentration of residents enrolled in college. Wherever you plant your roots, Springfield offers excitement and opportunity.

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