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Old 06-01-2016, 05:22 PM
 
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Hi all,
New to the forum and I wanted to see if I could ask some opinions about our possible relocation to Fair Grove. We currently live in Springfield, MO and we have found a house for sale that we think will fit our family's needs. The house is approximately 25 minutes from my work in South Springfield and since I can directly access it by 65 I'm not too worried about the additional time. I would like to know if any of you live in the area and how much of your shopping do you do in Fair Grove? Also, we have looked up data on the schools and quite frankly it is all over the place. City data states that Fairgrove is located in the lowest 25th percentile, but everything else I find has graded it much higher, even higher than many of the high schools in springfield. Does anyone have children in elementary, middle school, or high school in Fairgrove and are you overall happy with your child's education?
Thanks in advance for your responses.
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Old 06-02-2016, 05:42 PM
 
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Re: shopping in Fair Grove.

Summer Fresh Grocery is owned by the same company as Price Cutter. The same items appear in both weekly ads, but Summer Fresh is much smaller and will have a more limited selection. We use it a good deal.

Probably 90% of the non-food items we use everyday can be purchased at Dollar General much easier than, and at the same prices as Wal-Mart.

There is a small, but quite nice seasonal farmers market on Wednesday afternoons next to Wommack Mill.

Family Pharmacy does a nice job, in my experience.

The MFA store has a lot of home and garden supplies, plus a very good hardware section. Things like electrical, plumbing, tools are pretty hit or miss. Their hours are also rather limited.

Somewhere in Time downtown is a very nice gift store. Very nice indeed.

From Fair Grove to the main shopping district in southeast Springfield is, at most, 30 minutes. The stores at Kansas and I-44 even less. It is more miles, but in terms of time you will be closer to many stores than many people who actually live in Springfield. If coming from south Springfield you can easily shop for groceries at Price Cutter at Battlefield and US 65, or Harter House on Eastgate.

Fair Grove Schools: I would be shocked to find them rated in the lowest quartile, but I would be surprised to find them rated much over the 50th percentile. My perception is that they are as average as average can be.
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