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Old 03-09-2007, 02:52 PM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ
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What's Battlefield, Mo like. Everything I come across says it's a great place to live. What do you think??
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Old 03-09-2007, 05:51 PM
 
Location: New Orleans, LA
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I don't live there, but drove around there last year when I was in the area. It does look like a nice place to live! It isn't far from Springfield at all. I recall seeing a number of houses of various prices, all of which seemed well kept up and nice. It seemed mostly like a residential, "bedroom community" for Springfield, and I didn't see much in the way of retail businesses there. But then, I was just driving around and might have overlooked some retail. At any rate, Springfield is only a few minutes away by freeway. Maybe someone who lives there can tell us more about Battlefield.
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Old 03-09-2007, 06:28 PM
 
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I love it, in fact, my current home is for sale, and we are looking for a home in that town to move to
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Old 03-09-2007, 07:19 PM
 
Location: Ozark, MO
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If clients are looking for southwest springfield, I always take them to Battlefield as well. Prices tend to be a shade better, and you really can't tell where Battlefield stops and Springfield starts. Add to that the James River Freeway that cuts through the south end and makes a short commute - I think it is almost ideal.
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Old 03-09-2007, 08:32 PM
 
Location: Currently:Cleveland...can't wait to be back in Missouri! :)
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Question K...I'm gonna ask...

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"bedroom community" for Springfield

I've heard the term and read it in posts...but what does it refer to?
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Old 03-09-2007, 10:38 PM
 
Location: New Orleans, LA
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I've heard the term and read it in posts...but what does it refer to?
Oh, sorry! What I meant by that is that it appears to be mainly residential, and that many of the people that live there apparently work in Springfield and not in Battlefield.
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Old 03-09-2007, 10:59 PM
 
Location: Currently:Cleveland...can't wait to be back in Missouri! :)
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No apology needed ...I've heard the term bedroom community and haven't a clue as to what it refers to...so, am I reading you correct that it means residential?...not to be difficult here ...but how is that any different than a neighborhood? I'm lost...or too slow to understand...lol
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Old 03-10-2007, 05:40 AM
 
Location: New Orleans, LA
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Wikipedia defines a bedroom community as "a community that is primarily residential in character, with most of its workers commuting to a nearby town or city to earn their livelihood." Does that help?

All though not every neighborhood fits that description, I believe Battlefield does. My wording was intended to help rather than to confuse people, and for that confusion I do indeed feel an apology is in order. I have never come across anybody before who was confused by this phrase, or I wouldn't have used it.

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Old 03-10-2007, 12:35 PM
 
Location: Currently:Cleveland...can't wait to be back in Missouri! :)
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No-no-no....I did not say I was confused? It's OK....I got it!
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Old 03-12-2007, 01:30 PM
 
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I live in Battlefield. It's almost entirely residential, the nearest fast food is Republic Rd. which is about a 10 minute drive with moderate traffic. It's not really a great place for hermit types since the houses in the newer subdivisions are very close together so you're going to get to know your neighbor whether you want to or not. There are a lot of young families so it's a good place to raise kids. What I like least about the area is it seems to always be hardest hit by any storms that may be in the area.
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