Springfield, Missouri is a fairly large and rapidly growing city located in the southwest region of Missouri. Springfield currently has lots of open real estate and is a great place to consider moving if you have a family. Springfield is now the proud team affiliate of the St.Louis Cardinals and recently built the all new John Q.Hammons stadium which now serves as home to the Springfield Cardinals. We will also be adding a Macy's to our mall later this year along with many other stores such as Banana Republic. Probably the largest thing to happen to Springfield is the name change of our college from Southwest Missouri State University to Missouri State University. It is now Missouri's second state college. Springfield's skyline looks nice at sunset and it's tallest building is John Q. Hammons tower. Springfield's attractions include Bass Pro shops outdoor world,wonders of wildlife,Dickerson Park zoo, Fantstic Caverns,Missouri sports hall of fame,Wilson's creek National Battlefield which includes the sweeny museum of civil war history and more. Over the years it has developed a nice downtown and many cool shops and cafes. There are many bars and nightclubs for adult entertainment and kid friendly places too. It is not at all "redneck" and the greater Springfield area has over 250,000 people which makes it a semi-large city and a great place to retire. It is spacious as well as homey.more...