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Springfield, located at the northern edge of the Ozark Mountains, is the third largest city in Missouri.

Springfield is the home of professional baseball's minor leage Springfield Cardinals and is a short drive from the country music extravaganza that is Branson.

Springfield, Missouri
Railroad trestle over the James River in Springfield | See more photos!
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Area freshwater lakes make this a fisherman's paradise and 7500 miles of river and lake shoreline contain some of the Midwest's best river float trips.

Springfield is also home to Drury University and Missouri State University.

Among GreatPlacesToRetire cities, Springfield ranks high in home sales prices, medical care and taxes. Springfield ranks low in family income and proximity to nearest large city.

For more detailed city facts -- including data on home prices, population demographics, medical care, air quality, water quality and more -- click on the City Report graphic below:

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