Sometimes, home buyers will find that even though they ideally want to live in their desired city, there are factors that cause them to fall in love with a nearby city instead. At Sunset Realty Services, we love our city of Branson, but we also understand that there are a few hidden gems situated close by that still provide home buyers with easy access to Branson, as well as a few extra perks. These cities include Ozark, Galena, Kirbyville, and of course, Springfield!
To give these cities the credit that they’re due, we’ve compiled a brief profile of each of the most popular cities to live in outside of Branson. Read on to learn more about these fantastic places!
Ozark, Missouri is a great place to buy a home because of its tax climate, job and population growth, and other livability factors. Located just ten miles south of Springfield’s bustling urban landscape and a relatively short drive north of Branson, living in Ozark means that you have access to two of Missouri’s most popular cities, all while living in a scenic locale nestled at the base of the Ozark Mountains that is home to amply-sized properties and true Ozarks living at its finest.
Further southwest, Galena is a little closer to Branson, situated just minutes away from Silver Dollar City, Table Rock Lake, and everything else that Branson has to offer. This beautiful and secluded town is located right on the banks of the James River, providing residents with plenty of opportunities for fishing, camping, floating, hunting, and nature-watching. With around a little over four hundred residents, home buyers here will never feel crowded by their neighbors!
Just ten minutes southeast of Branson is Kirbyville, a small village of over two hundred people that is considered to be a suburb of Branson. Here, the community is quiet and peaceful, with one of the nation’s largest workforce percentages of telecommuters in the country. Kirbyville is also home to many designers, artists, media personnel, maintenance personnel, management personnel, and self-employed individuals. With one of the lowest crime rates in the nation, this quiet and peaceful town is perfect for settling down in the beauty of the Ozarks.
Finally, Springfield is one of Missouri’s most popular cities. Located about an hour north of Branson, this college town with a vibrant city atmosphere has plenty of opportunities for recreation, work, and education. Being home to Missouri State University, you’ll find no shortage of college students and recent graduates here, making Springfield the ideal city for younger homebuyers looking to advance their careers. Bonus: there’s hardly any traffic here, with the average work commute being around twenty minutes!
Contact our agents and begin your journey to finding your dream home in the Branson area today!