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CoxHealth is based in Springfield, Missouri – a place where you can enjoy the life you want. 

Living in Springfield is easy. Our great schools, entertainment and cultural options, and low cost of living make this a great place to grow your career and raise a family.

Welcome to Springfield! 

Springfield is located in southwest Missouri, a short distance from several major metropolitan areas including St. Louis, Kansas City and Tulsa. Springfield's economy is based on health care, manufacturing, retail, education and tourism. The city is within 100 miles of six recreational lakes. Table Rock Lake and the Branson entertainment area are within 45 miles. Nearly 12,000 businesses are licensed here. 

Entertainment & Recreation

Located in the heart of the Ozarks - one of the country's most scenic regions - Springfield offers fabulous entertainment, sites and shopping. Springfield features more than 600 restaurants, shopping facilities, attractions, cultural opportunities and special events year-round. We are the home of many events and world-famous attractions including Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World, Wonders of Wildlife Museum & Aquarium, and Fantastic Caverns, as well as The Dickerson Park Zoo, Wilson's Creek National Battlefield and the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame

Springfield is within a 100-mile radius of more than 7,500 miles of shoreline along accessible lakes, floatable streams and rivers. Excellent hunting, camping and fishing are found throughout the area, all among rolling hills and clear spring-fed streams.

Cost of Living

Each year residents and visitors alike get more for their dollar in Springfield. The American Chamber of Commerce Research Association Cost of Living Index rates Springfield well below the national average. In 2015, the average index was 88.7 percent compared to the national average of 100 percent. This is based on quarterly pricing of specified commodities ranging from one pound of hamburger to a new, three-bedroom house. Sales tax in Springfield is low. 

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Climate and Weather

Part of Springfield's uniqueness comes from its climate and four distinctive seasons. Nestled atop the Ozark Mountain Plateau, the city enjoys a comfortable climate with milder seasons than the upland plains or prairie sections of the state. Springfield offers an abundance of sunshine, low wind velocity, mild temperatures and favorable humidity. The average annual precipitation here is 45 inches, including snow. 

Springfield is the third-largest city in the state of Missouri. In 2014, the U.S. Census Bureau estimated the population within city limits at 165,378.

Living in Springfield

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