Springfield, MO, Missouri

Queen City of The Ozarks

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Young Professionals/College Students

Downtown Springfield is where young professionals call home. Tons of cool loft and apartment options all within walking distance of downtown businesses means you can be here and not use your car if you so choose. There are also plenty of eating and drinking options (cocktails and coffee) also a short walk away so you can live, work and play without ever getting in a car. While there are apartment/loft options that don’t allow college students, Downtown Springfield does house plenty of students from Missouri State so the vibe is definitely jumping.

  • Downtown



Roundtree is a wonderful neighborhood for families. It’s locally well known for an amazing Halloween celebration that includes a big parade. It’s also popular for how easy it is to walk to everything including the local restaurants, cafes and ice cream shop. Finally, it is lined with large historic American Foursquare homes that give the neighborhood its close-knit vibe. Emerald Park is another perfect option for families. The streets are lined with stunning stone and brick homes, tree-lined streets, beautiful yards and a great park, gym and grocery store so you can stay local most days.

  • Roundtree
  • Emerald Park
  • Olde Ivy
  • Midtown

Creekside at Elfindale


Springfield is ranked one of the top 10 cities to retire in the Midwest so if you’re considering it look closer. Start your search in the community known as Creekside at Elfindale. 62 beautiful wooded acres where residents can choose independent cottages or apartments on what feels a bit like a campus. The neighborhood lives like its own city with a lodge that contains dining rooms, ice cream parlor, library, exercise facility, banking, salons, gardens and pretty much anything else you need. Tera Vera is another gated community for 55+ you should put on your list to checkout. The central management system takes care of maintenance and landscaping and you just get to enjoy the apartment homes that line the independent living subdivisions.

  • Creekside at Elfindale
  • Tera Vera