In Springfield, MO, you can relish in the life you want, while enjoying everything you need: a growing workforce, a great education system, low cost of living, gorgeous lakes and plenty of diverse dining. The community is built to last and crafted to be easy-going.
Most importantly, it’s for anyone. If you prefer an eclectic urban scene or a peaceful countryside, Springfield fits your lifestyle. I opted for the middle ground: the close-to-everything, forested neighborhood of Stone Meadow.
On the southern edge of Springfield across from James River Freeway, this patch of land has been my home for some years now. While I was shopping for homes, this place left a lasting impression on me because of its picturesque landscape, fitting location and a focus on outdoor recreation. I don’t mean to boast too much, but I will give you the highlights that makes Stone Meadow so special to Southwest Missouri and my family.
You don’t have to head out of town to enjoy the clean air of the Ozarks. Behind the gated entrance is a 130-acre tract designed to include Springfield’s natural beauty. A walking trail stretching around the recreational area borders a small stream along the edge of a wooded hill. Whether you’re with family or having some alone time, it’s a peaceful place to relax, observe some wildlife and enjoy nature at your own pace.
Springfield is nationally recognized by Sports Illustrated for our commitment to recreation — and Stone Meadow is no exception. Residents and their guests get to enjoy plenty of amenities, including a pool, hot tub, tennis courts, playground, sand volleyball, baseball field, walking trails and a picnic area. The picnic spot offers BBQ grills and tables amid the land’s serene, natural setting. This makes for a perfect spot for birthday parties, summer cookouts or just keeping the kids occupied and close to the house.
Right outside the rolling hills of Stone Meadow, Springfield’s best restaurants, schools and entertainment are minutes away. For speedy shopping, right off of James River Freeway there’s Sam’s Club, Walmart, Primrose Marketplace, and Battlefield Mall.
Some of the most popular eateries, such as Texas Roadhouse, Freddy’s, and Bellacino’s, are also in close proximity. One of my favorite places is The Alamo Drafthouse Cinema. You can reserve your seat before the show, order food and drinks (even alcohol) and chill out in a recliner.
Springfield’s best-performing schools, like Wanda Gray Elementary, Cherokee Middle School, and Kickapoo High School, all include Stone Meadow in their districts.
In a medical emergency, or for a quick appointment, Mercy Hospital and Cox Hospital are a fast drive down National Avenue. When you have young children, this is a reassuring quality about the area.
Above All Else...
Stone Meadow is not only well-maintained and cared for, but its residents feel appreciated and encouraged to get out of the house and be a part of a tightly-knit community. If you’re interested, or have been wondering what your finances can get you, a local Flat Branch Home Loans office is available for any of your questions.