What advice would you give to someone who is moving to Springfield, MO?
Having lived in the area for over 35 years: 1: Where are you moving from and why? 2: What are your expectations? Springfield and area is a great place to live-near lakes, resorts, hiking and forests. Just a few minutes out of town and you can feel as if you are in a paradise. Springfield is “big enough” to host concerts and sports events and is close enough to St. Louis and K.C. to catch those acts who decide to skip Springfield. If you want a raucous Las Vegas style night life-don’t bother, but if you want to live where the majority of people are decent, caring, friendly people, aren’t ashamed to go to church regularly and live like it either (as everywhere, you will find those who do not walk what they talk), this is a nice area to live. Springfield, Nixa, Ozark, Highlandville are all worth checking out. Traffic commuting in and out of town is tough but being improved upon as highways are expanded.