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Springfield named top ten cities for best barbecue

Aug 01, 2012

Springfield has been named 6th in the nation in the Top 10 Best BBQ Cities by, a national website that highlights more than 500 of America’s best places to live and visit. Springfield made the list because of the number and quality of barbecue restaurants and festivals...

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Springfield, Missouri ranked 20th in best communities for commuting

Jan 06, 2012

Springfield, Missouri, was ranked 20th among large communities for favorable commuting according to a story reported by The Business Journals. With 41% of workers able to drive from home to their jobs in less than 15 minutes, Springfield well exceeds the national average of...

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Springfield named in top ten cities with the cheapest cost of living

Dec 02, 2011

Kiplinger ranked Springfield tenth in the 10 U.S. Cities with the Cheapest Cost of Living. Kiplinger ranked the least expensive places to live using data from the U.S. Census (metropolitan statistical areas only) and the ACCRA Cost of Living Index, which is assembled by the Council for Community...

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Springfield has been named one of the safest cities in the nation for drivers

Sep 23, 2011

Springfield has been named one of the safest cities in the nation for drivers in the 7th annual Allstate America’s Best Drivers Report produced by Allstate Insurance Company. The report ranks the nation's 200 largest cities in terms of car collision frequency to identify which cities have...

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Springfield named in Top 50 Cities for Hospital Care

Feb 23, 2011

Springfield has been named one of the Top 50 Cities for Hospital Care based on a ranking of the nation’s nearly 5,000 hospitals as part of the HealthGrades Hospital Quality and Clinical Excellence study. HealthGrades identified those hospitals performing in the top 5% nationwide across 26...

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Springfield named bicycle friendly

May 07, 2010

Springfield is among 16 communities that recently earned the title of Bicycle Friendly Community by the League of American Bicyclists.  Springfield earned the bronze level by for its work in encouraging citizens to ride bicycles for fun and basic transportation.View as reported by...

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CU’s average home electric bill the lowest according to survey

Apr 27, 2010

City Utilities of Springfield had the lowest average residential electric bill – and the lowest total utility bills overall – in January 2010, according to the latest survey of more than two dozen cities by Memphis Light, Gas and Water.  The results of the annual survey were...

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Springfield recognized by Forbes Magazine as a Best Place for Business and Careers

Apr 16, 2010

For the fourth year in a row, Forbes magazine has ranked Springfield in the top 50 Best Places for Business and Careers.  In the 2010 list, Springfield ranked 42nd out of 200 U.S. metropolitan areas, placing it in the top 25% based on cost of doing business, project job growth and education...

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National Magazine Honors Phelps Grove Neighborhood

Jan 19, 2010

Few areas in Springfield have the quirky but quaint feel of the Phelps Grove neighborhood, and now a national publication has taken notice. Southern Living magazine has recognized the Phelps Grove area one of the top 10 comeback neighborhoods of the South. Read more as reported by the...

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Two Area High Schools Named to America's 2009 Best High Schools List

Dec 17, 2009

Springfield's Central and Parkview high schools have been named to U.S. News and World Report's America's 2009 Best High Schools list. This is the third consecutive year that Central has been recognized by the report and this year, it was named a Silver Medal School among only six other high...

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