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Old 02-16-2007, 12:33 PM
 
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Can anyone list the pros and cons of Nixa and Ozark? We toured the area last summer. The communities seemed very family-friendly and quite similar (from the outside looking in). I wanted opinions from the experts- the residents of the area and and surrounding areas. Which community would you choose and why? I know "to each his own", but I'm interested in the feedback. We have 4 children, so good schools are a top priority. Thanks for the suggestions.
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Old 02-16-2007, 12:43 PM
 
Location: Ozark, MO
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Can anyone list the pros and cons of Nixa and Ozark? We toured the area last summer. The communities seemed very family-friendly and quite similar (from the outside looking in). I wanted opinions from the experts- the residents of the area and and surrounding areas. Which community would you choose and why? I know "to each his own", but I'm interested in the feedback. We have 4 children, so good schools are a top priority. Thanks for the suggestions.

They are both good. I've lived in Ozark since 1991, and my kids went through the school system here, which is very good. They were both able to participate in sports, music, ROTC, etc. and the ratings for both schools is high. My website has links to all of the Ozark and Nixa info.

Nixa has become more of a bedroom community for Springfield. It has more restaurants and chain stores. Ozark still has a little of the "nestled in the hills" feel to it. You definitely know when you leave Springfield, and when you enter Ozark. With Nixa, the line is blurred a little.

The biggest advantage to me of Ozark is Springfield access. You get to Springfield down Highway 65, a 4 lane, limited access highway with a 65 mph speed limit.

Nixa's access to Springfield is Highway 160. Also 4 lane, but about 7 stoplights between Nixa and Springfield. Plan on doubling your travel time.

Hope that helps
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Old 02-16-2007, 04:03 PM
 
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Thanks Randy. Yes it does help. So if I understand right, it would be an easier commute to the airport from Ozark? Also, we were very impressed by the Landing in Branson. Would it be easier access from Ozark as well?
Are either of these communities bicycle friendly, offering bike lanes or trails? Thanks again.
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Old 02-16-2007, 07:03 PM
 
Location: Ozark, MO
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Thanks Randy. Yes it does help. So if I understand right, it would be an easier commute to the airport from Ozark? Also, we were very impressed by the Landing in Branson. Would it be easier access from Ozark as well?
Are either of these communities bicycle friendly, offering bike lanes or trails? Thanks again.

It is an easy commute to the airport from Ozark - probably 30 minutes. Also very easy to get to Branson. 23 miles down a 4 lane highway.

Neither Ozark nor Nixa are bicycle friendly. In fact, you risk life and limb in a lot of areas. However, if you get out a ways, it gets easier.

Also, there are greenway trails in Springfield, and I believe they are set up for bicycles.
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