Springfield, Missouri is Missouri’s third largest city and is within a 500-mile radius of nearly 50 percent of the U.S. population. Located in one of the country’s most scenic regions, Springfield and the Ozarks offer fabulous entertainment, great attractions, and wonderful shopping.

Springfield’s quality of life is bolstered by a cost of living that rates 6.9 points below the national average at 91 out of 100, according to the American Chamber of Commerce Research Association. Each year, residents and visitors alike get more for their dollar in Springfield.

Part of Springfield’s uniqueness comes from its climate and four distinctive seasons. Nestled atop the Ozark Mountain Plateau, the city enjoys a relaxed climate with milder seasons than upland plains or prairie sections of the state. Springfield offers an abundance of sunshine, low wind velocity, mild temperatures and favorable humidity.

Springfield’s climate and low cost of living have helped give rise to the city’s population. According to the City of Springfield Planning and Development Departments, as of December 2008, the population within the city limits of Springfield was 156,206. The estimated MSA (metropolitan statistical area) population is 426,144. Springfield is the third largest city in the state of Missouri.

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