Where to retire is an important topic for seniors. Retirement is a time of relaxation, fun, and new experiences, so choosing a place that has great amenities nearby is a must. U.S. News ranks Springfield #82 in the best places to retire in the U.S.
Maranatha Village, located in Springfield, MO, explains why Springfield is a great place to retire.
Low Cost of Living
Housing costs in Springfield are way below the national average, making it a great place for those who are retired or on a fixed income. With housing prices skyrocketing over the last few years, it is difficult to find an average-sized home without spending an outrageous amount. For those who are no longer working, a large monthly mortgage payment is out of the question.
If you are looking to buy a reasonably priced home in an area with below-average costs for groceries, healthcare, and gas, then Springfield, Missouri, is a great place to look.
Parks & Waterways
Springfield has numerous lovely parks and trails for walking, as well as Lake Springfield and the James River.
Some of the popular parks include:
A lovely scenic park with a walking area, plenty of ducks and geese, a cave, and a few recreation areas for kids.
Nathanael Greene & Close Memorial Park
Nathanael Greene is popular for its long walking trails among 20+ botanical gardens. The landscape is well kept and offers beautiful flowers and plants, as well as a native butterfly house. There are several recreational play areas and spaces for barbecueing and picnicking.
Phelps Grove Park
This park has a picnic area, playground, and tennis courts in central Springfield just south of Missouri State University.
Lake Springfield Park
This park sits right on Lake Springfield and has water access, as well as beautiful paved or wooded walking trails, picnic areas, and a playground.
Healthcare & Hospitals
With two major hospitals located in the city, Springfield has excelent healthcare services and access to doctors and specialists. Mercy Hospital and Cox Health are both located in the city, as well as multiple health clinics, dentists, VA clinics, and numerous specialists services.
For those seniors with health issues, or those who regularly see a doctor, being so close to a variety of clinics is extremely beneficial.
Springfield, Missouri, is right in the middle of the “Bible Belt” and is actually the home to the headquarters of the Assemblies of God churches.
With hundreds of churches located in the city, you are sure to find a church home and church family that you love.
Nearby Attractions & Restaurants
Springfield is home to many great restaurants, stores, the large Battlefield Mall, bowling alleys, and movie theaters. There is also the Dickerson Park Zoo as well as the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds.
It is also a short drive from Branson, Missouri, where you can spend a day at the outlet mall, visit Silver Dollar City, or view one of Branson’s many live country music shows.
Inquire about Independent Living at Maranatha Village
Maranatha Village offers top-notch independent and assisted living in Springfield, Missouri. To learn more about our community give us a call at 417-833-0016 or contact us today.