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The Cambridge

2900 South Jefferson Avenue, Springfield, MO 65807

4.5
(57 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed

The Cambridge provides a fulfilling, independent lifestyle in a welcoming environment. Conveniently nestled within four manicured acres in downtown Springfield, you'll enjoy a beautiful, peaceful home in the heart of it all. Residents have easy access to all the shopping, golf, hospitals and...

The Waterford at Ironbridge

1131 East Lakewood, Springfield, MO 65810

4.4
(58 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed

Put a spring in your step at The Waterford at Ironbridge. Our community offers exceptional Independent Living services in Springfield, Missouri. From thoughtfully designed floor plans to the world-class service and myriad recreational and social opportunities, residents may just find that we have...

The Fremont Senior Living

1520 E Bates, Springfield, MO 65804

4.4
(38 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

The Fremont Senior Living is a Continuum of Care community offering Independent Apartments and Patio Homes, Assisted Living Level Two Suites, and a Memory Care Cottage. The Fremont is a locally owned and operated community that has been providing the highest level of customer service and care to...

The Montclair

1000 East Montclair Street, Springfield, MO 65807

4.6
(24 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed

Live the good life at The Montclair, offering Independent Living services in Springfield, Missouri. From thoughtfully designed floor plans to world-class service and myriad recreational and social opportunities, residents may just find that we have thought of everything. Each of our floor plan...

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The Gardens Independent Living

2730 S Nettleton Ave, Springfield, MO 65807

4.8
(5 reviews)

1 Bed, 2 Bed

The Gardens, a Bethesda Senior Living Community is a non-profit, faith- based independent retirement living community that has been located in southwest Springfield, Missouri since 2001. This retirement community has everything active seniors are looking for and great customer service provided by...

The Bungalows at Chesterfield Village

2410 W Chesterfield Blvd, Springfield, MO 65807

5.0
(2 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed

Turners Rock Senior Living Community

3911 E State Hwy D, Springfield, MO 65809

(0 review)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Our community is designed to meet your individual needs and give you the freedom to be yourself. We offer the best in independent senior living, assisted living and memory care from a family-owned company that knows connection is everything.

The Bungalows at Springfield East

3540 E Cherokee St, Springfield, MO 65809

4.0
(1 review)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed

Joy Assisted Living

2030 West Mount Vernon Street, Springfield, MO 65802

4.2
(6 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, Semi-Private

Joy Assisted Living is located in the bustling city of Springfield, MO. This cozy community offers a home-like building that is set in a city that is known for its great attractions, historical treasures, and many parks. Those who are visiting residents of this community will find that...

Maranatha Village, Inc

233 E Norton Rd, Springfield, MO 65803

3.5
(4 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Castlewood Senior Living

1538 N Old Castle Rd, Nixa, MO 65714

4.0
(8 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Castlewood is located in beautiful Nixa Missouri. With a quiet country setting we provide all of the comforts of home, with a convenient location. Just a 30-minute drive will send you back in time right in the heart of Branson Mo. Enjoy all of the attractions it has to offer including shopping,...

The Bungalows at Branson Meadows

5351 Gretna Rd, Branson, MO 65616

4.3
(6 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Cedarhurst of Lebanon

842 Lynn Street, Lebanon, MO 65536

5.0
(1 review)

1 Bed, 2 Bed

We started Cedarhurst of Lebanon to provide truly person-directed care, taking the time to know and work with each resident as an individual and providing them with care that’s as unique as they are. Whether in Assisted Living or Memory Care, our caring, compassionate staff, first-rate amenities,...

Bristol Manor of Buffalo

1002 Birch Street, Buffalo, MO 65622

4.1
(4 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed

Services provided at no additional cost: Private room and private bath 3 nutritious meals per day and snacks Medication administration including insulin administration Housekeeping services Laundry service Activities Our company has been providing care for Seniors since 1990 when we built our...

Essex of Ozark

5173 North 22nd Street, Ozark, MO 65721

5.0
(3 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed

Services provided at no additional cost: Private room and private bath 3 nutritious meals per day and snacks Medication administration including insulin administration Housekeeping services Laundry service Activities Our company has been providing care for Seniors since 1990 when we built our...

The Township Senior Living

4150 W Republic Rd, Battlefield, MO 65619

(0 review)

Studio, Semi-Private

Bristol Manor of Aurora

740 S Hudson, Aurora, MO 65605

5.0
(2 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed

Services provided at no additional cost: Private room and private bath 3 nutritious meals per day and snacks Medication administration including insulin administration Housekeeping services Laundry service Activities Our company has been providing care for Seniors since 1990 when we built our...

Bristol Manor of Willard

511 Watson Street, Willard, MO 65781

4.5
(2 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed

Services provided at no additional cost: Private room and private bath 3 nutritious meals per day and snacks Medication administration including insulin administration Housekeeping services Laundry service Activities Our company has been providing care for Seniors since 1990 when we built our...

Essex of Lebanon

1316 Deadra Drive, Lebanon, MO 65536

3.8
(2 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed

Services provided at no additional cost:Private room and private bath 3 nutritious meals per day and snacks Medication administration including insulin administration Housekeeping services Laundry service Activities Our company has been providing care for Seniors since 1990 when we built our...

Hudson House

1700 S Hudson Ave, Aurora, MO 65605

(0 review)

Studio, 1 Bed, Semi-Private

Hudson House is a 41-bed residential care facility located adjacent to the Aurora Nursing Center in Lawrence County, Aurora, Missouri. Hudson House is a unique health care facility with the highest of standards in both resident care and cleanliness while providing a sense of well-being for those...

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Cost of independent living in Springfield, MO

Independent Living costs differ by location and facility, as many communities offer different levels of care, amenities, and activities. Prices also vary based on how much — or how little — assistance a senior needs.

Monthly average independent living cost comparisons
  • $3,257
    National
  • $2,833
    State
  • $2,823
    Springfield, MO
  • $2,770
    Springfield, MO
  • $3,763
    Nixa, MO
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What is independent living?

Independent living offers a stress-free lifestyle for older adults. Independent living communities don’t provide personal care or supervision, but do offer generally healthy adults opportunities for socialization and hassle-free living. Independent living services often include:

  • Nutritious meals and snacks
  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry
  • Home maintenance and repairs
  • Social activities and outings
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Learn More About Independent Living in Springfield, MO

Springfield offers all the resources, conveniences, and attractions of a large city, with a dense, suburban feel and easy access to shopping centers and healthcare facilities to meet daily needs. Its historic attractions like the Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield tell the stories of Springfield’s past, while festivals such as the annual Tour de Brew celebrate its modern appeal.

Independent living communities — also known simply as retirement communities — in Springfield are geared towards seniors who are able to live on their own, without daily assistance, and prefer to live among people their age. This usually means residents are self-sufficient and do not require hands-on care. Think of Springfield retirement communities as age-restricted (typically 55+) complexes, which provide organized activities, meal services, and transportation.

Cost of Independent Living in Springfield, MO

The median monthly cost of independent living in 2019 was about $2,600 in Springfield and $2,700 within the metropolitan area. The median monthly cost of independent living in 2019 in the state of Missouri was around $2,600.

Learn More About Springfield, MO

Cost of Living

The total household expenses associated with living in Springfield are rated over 30 points below the national average. Grocery and other essential costs are also rated below the average, making Springfield an excellent choice for affordable senior living.

Index Scores

All index scores are based on a scale that has the national average set at 100. A score of 200 indicates that the cost is twice as expensive as the national average, while a score of 50 indicates that the cost is half as expensive.

Household Expenses Health Care Insurance Entertainment Grocery Clothing
68 69 65 63 72 69

Income and Housing

Median income age 45-64 Median income age 65+ Median household income Average individual income Median employee salary Average property tax One-bedroom apartment gross rent estimate
$42,852 per year $33,102 per year $34,913 per year $22,128 per year $36,873 per year $1,147 per year $545 per month

Local Hospitals

The top hospitals that service Springfield include:

Mercy Hospital Springfield

  • Facility type: Faith-based, short-term acute care
  • Bed count: 660+
  • Specialties: Emergency department, ICU, spine surgery

Cox North Hospital

  • Facility type: Nonprofit, short-term acute care
  • Bed count: 670+
  • Specialties: Emergency department, ICU, joint replacement

Weather and Climate

Springfield’s climate is classified as humid subtropical, experiencing four distinct seasons including exceptionally humid, hot summers. The average humidity level is 69%, and humidity levels are often highest during June at about 72%.

Seasonal Temperatures

January Average January Maximum January Minimum
32°F 42°F 22°F

July Average July Maximum July Minimum
79°F 90°F 67°F

Air Quality

  • Relative Air Quality Index: 71

This index is based on a scale that has the national average set at 100. A score of 200 indicates twice the presence of air pollutants than the national average, while a score of 50 indicates half the presence.

Precipitation

  • Average Annual Precipitation: 45″

Demographics and Values

Population Statistics

Median age Percent of population over 65 Population Population Density Average Household Size
35 15.7% 167,415 2,037 per square mile 2.1

Race & Ethnicity

American Indian or Alaskan Native Asian Black Hispanic or Latino Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Two or More Races White (not Hispanic or Latino)
0.7% 2.1% 4.4% 4.3% 0.1% 3.6% 85.3%

These figures were taken from the most recent U.S. Census.

LGBTQ+ Inclusivity

These scores were taken from the 2020 Human Rights Campaign’s Municipal Equality Index.

  • Non-discrimination laws in Springfield, MO: 0/30
  • Overall inclusivity: 47/100

2016 Presidential Election Results for Greene County

Democratic Republican Other
33.2% 60.6% 6.1%

Arts, Culture, Entertainment, and Recreation

Some of the most popular museums and historic sites in Springfield include:

  • Springfield Art Museum
  • History Museum on the Square
  • Railroad Historical Museum
  • Missouri Institute of Natural Science
  • Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield

Outdoor attractions in Springfield:

  • Chesterfield Family Center & Park
  • Grant Beach Park & Pool
  • Springfield Conservation Nature Center
  • Sequiota Park
  • Springfield-Greene County Botanical Center
  • Hosta Garden
  • Redbud Garden
  • Dickerson Park Zoo

Springfield’s top entertainment destinations and shopping districts are:

  • Barnett Recital Hall
  • Juanita K. Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts
  • First Friday Art Walk
  • Tour de Brew
  • Hammons Field
  • Battlefield Mall
  • Primrose Marketplace
  • Brentwood Shopping Center

Transportation

Springfield City Utilities Department’s “The Bus” operates throughout the city on fixed routes and offers paratransit services for eligible passengers. Taxis and rideshare services, like Uber and Lyft, are also available in Springfield.

Frequently asked questions about Independent Living facilities in Missouri

The Bungalows at Chesterfield Village, Essex of Ozark and Bristol Manor of Aurora are the top rated independent living facilities near Springfield, Missouri. See full list of communities.

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