Moving to Ozark, Missouri | What You NEED to Know!
Ozark Missouri, of all of the cities I’ve covered here on BOSS Properties, is my favorite city of all. Ironically, Ozark is the ONLY city I’ve covered that I haven’t actually lived in. However, I have spent thousands of hours my entire life in and around Ozark. Let’s talk about it!
My name is Greyson Roberts, a Realtor/ Owner of BOSS Properties and will be your guide to relocating to the southwestern region of Missouri. It doesn’t matter if you’re looking to buy, sell or invest, spend $100k or $100M, we’ve got you covered. Don’t hesitation to reach out! I’d be more than happy to answer any questions about Ozark or real estate in general. Looking forward to hearing from you!
Ozark in a general sense is a very creative town. They have some of my absolute favorite restaurants in the world and gorgeous free walking and running trails with a community center that swamps everything else in the area. They have a historic and beautiful downtown that puts Nixa (where I live) to shame. When I think of Ozark, I think of class, quality and high quality of life.
Now, what do I mean by creative? The Ozark downtown and square is set up like an old-timey town. It has a historic courthouse and cool canon and status. An old but beautiful church was converted into the Finley restaurant, one of my all time favorites. Not to mention, Johnny Morris, owner and founder of Bass Pro, Just converted an old abandoned mill into a phenomenal restaurant called, The Mill. It’s a high end, rustic type of dining experience overlooking a beautiful waterfall flowing into the river. Just gorgeous. Not to mention they just opened up the Garrison, a speak-easy type bar in the basement of The Mill.
Ozark is not a big city, even though I may sound like it with some of the awesome features I’ve described. It’s a city of about 30,000 people in the greater area. Meaning, low cost of living and virtually no traffic compared to bigger cities, including Springfield. It has the small town charm with the big city swank with plenty to do, see and eat!
Cost of Living
The cost of living in Ozark, MO is probably lower than you might think. The median income is just over $60k with the average home value being about $400k. Now, this is as of October 17th of 2023, near the peak of historic high home prices. It’s usually not that expensive. Plus, there are PLENTY of options well below the median and way above. There’s something for every price range!
Now, I am going to plug in the cost of living charts provided by bestplaces.net. It’s important to keep in mind this information is now dated, however, it still gives you an idea of how general prices stacks up against state and national averages.
We will talk about things to do, pro’s and con’s, comparisons to other surrounding cities and much more coming up. As for today, that’s all I’ve got for our intro to Ozark, MO! I am looking forward to answering any questions you may have about Ozark or real estate in general. Looking forward to you becoming my neighbor!