Ozark is a thriving community that is experiencing rapid growth in the residential and commercial areas. The population of Ozark grew at a record pace of 119% in the last 10 years and is projected to continue this growth well into the future. Ozark enjoys a small-town feel with all the amenities of being in a metropolitan area.
Ozark is located on US Highway 65 between Springfield and Branson. The approximate travel time to Springfield is 10 minutes and 25 minutes to downtown Branson, Missouri.
Activities & Events Whether you are interested in nature and the outdoors, shopping, culture, history, thrilling amusement parks, or a serene lake for fishing, we have a place for you in southwest Missouri. Please visit local chamber of commerce websites or the Missouri Division of Tourism for more information about southwest Missouri.
Ozark recently was nominated as the best place to go antiquing in southwest Missouri by Rural Magazine. You can also learn more about Ozark from the Ozark Chamber of Commerce website. Ozark offers unique activities for all ages!
Quality of Life
Quality of life in the Springfield metro area, including Ozark, received high marks from bizjournals' "Best Quality of Life" ranking. The Springfield metropolitan area ranked #40 out of 124 mid-sized metropolitan areas on the list. The study assessed 20 statistical categories using the latest Census Bureau data. The highest scores went to well-rounded places with healthy economies, light traffic, moderate costs of living, impressive housing stocks and strong educational systems.
Ozark sits on the Finley River and offers numerous natural amenities. Ozark School District is also an A+ ranked district with state recognition.
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