Springfield is located at the major crossroads of I-44 and State Hwy 65 in southwest Missouri. The growth of this city has gravitated south, toward the popular Branson destination, which is about a 30-minute drive. On just the south side of Springfield are the communities of Nixa and Ozark, settled against the James River basin and Ozark mountains. There are multiple smaller and more rural towns surrounding all sides of Springfield for those who like a more country feel, possibly with more acreage. Springfield offers multiple opportunities for higher education and a central hub for health services.
Republic Missouri Community Info - Republic is southwest of Springfield but just a short commute. Good schools and well supported with retail, restaurants, and healthcare. It also sits on the edge of the Wilson's Creek historical civil war battlefield site.
Rogersville Missouri - This is a more rural community that sits on the SE corner of Springfield. Great schools, sits directly on Hwy 60 east, which makes it very easy access to Springfield and Highway 65.
Willard Missouri - Another fairly rural community with small subidivisions. Highly rated schools and easy access to Interstate 44 and Hwy 13 north.