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The 4th largest metropolitan area in the state, Joplin has a strong, diverse economic base. With low crime rates and the 2nd lowest ranking for cost of living in the nation, Joplin is the perfect place to raise a family. Our area has a mild climate with all four seasons. With access to 4 major airports, our location is convenient for those who love travel.
Culture and entertainment
Whether your idea of fun includes the arts, sports, the great outdoors, history, or excellent dining, Southwest Missouri has you covered. Our area offers a many outdoor activities for your enjoyment, with a number of nearby golf courses, hiking trails, parks, and lakes.
Schools and daycare centers
Southwest Missouri boasts excellent public and private schools, several colleges, and 2 universities. Our schools offer top-notch learning environments for youths, led by quality teaching staffs.