Strafford MO a Town with Charm

Situated on Route 66 Strafford, MO is a quaint city complete with old storefronts, small town charm, and a “AAA” rated school system.

Strafford was named by the men who laid the railroad tracks in Greene County not long after the Civil War ended. The name was a misspelling of the Connecticut town known as Stratford.

History

It was in July 1869 that the United States Government gave fifty-five acres of land to Sarah Lane, whose husband had died while fighting in the war. She granted thirty-three acres to form a town around the railroad tracks, and it was officially recognized as one two years later. Continue reading

The Discovery Center Offers Family Fun in Springfield MO

Springfield, MO is a family friendly city that offers a variety of fun attractions.

One of them is the Discovery Center of Springfield, a hands-on science museum that’s committed to inspiring people of all ages with a lifelong gift of learning.

It spans 50,000 square feet, and some of what you can see and do include: Continue reading

It’s a Seller’s Market with these Real Estate Tips

There are plenty of articles written about selling real estate, but that doesn’t mean even the majority of it is good advice. This article will lay out some of the important facts and advice that will help you get the best deal when you sell your home.

The first and most important step is choosing a reputable real estate agent and company to represent you through the home selling process. Having a good agent in your corner will make the selling process go as seamlessly as possible. The rest will come easily. Let’s move forward then. . . Continue reading

Republic MO a Place to Call Home

Located in both Christian and Greene Counties, Republic, MO spans 13.31 square miles and is home to just over sixteen thousand residents.

If you’re relocating to this growing community, here are some things you may want to know:

History

There’s somewhat of a mystery as to how Republic got its name. According to the city’s website, some of the older residents say that Mark Ritter and his sister, Mrs. Worsefield (the first postmaster and his assistant), named it, while others claim that Uncle Billy Cliborn named the city. Continue reading

Missouri’s First Autism Friendly City

Named for its closeness to the 1861 Battle of Wilson’s Creek (one of the largest first battles of the Civil War), Battlefield, MO is a fast-growing, family oriented community.

Incorporated as a 4th class city in 1971, Battlefield had 2,385 residents at the time of the 2010 U.S. Census. Today approximately 5,000 people call it home, and builders are currently hard at work constructing large subdivisions throughout the city.

If you’re considering living in Battlefield, here are some things you may want to know: Continue reading