The Missouri Tri-Lakes area is a great place to live, work and play. The Tri-Lakes area and Branson offer the best of everything – star-studded entertainment, a close-knit community and incomparable outdoor recreation.The Tri-Lakes region and Branson, Mo., are about 45 minutes south of Springfield in southwest Missouri. Major metropolitan areas are within an easy driving distance, and the Branson Airport offers convenient flights to hubs across the United States. The economy is based on tourism, healthcare, retail and education, and more than 10,000 people call Branson their year-round home. The community is blessed with a low cost of living, low crime rate and great private and public schools. With more than 100 live shows, theme parks, more than 240 restaurants and major shopping centers, there’s never a shortage of things to do. And if you love the outdoors, you’re close to three beautiful lakes known for recreation and fishing, plus close to streams, rivers and woodlands full of wildlife. Learn more about Branson at BransonChamber.com.