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Springfield has been named one of the safest cities in the nation for drivers

Sep 23, 2011

Springfield has been named one of the safest cities in the nation for drivers in the 7th annual Allstate America’s Best Drivers Report produced by Allstate Insurance Company. The report ranks the nation's 200 largest cities in terms of car collision frequency to identify which cities have ...

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Springfield named in Top 50 Cities for Hospital Care

Feb 23, 2011

Springfield has been named one of the Top 50 Cities for Hospital Care based on a ranking of the nation’s nearly 5,000 hospitals as part of the HealthGrades Hospital Quality and Clinical Excellence study. HealthGrades identified those hospitals performing in the top 5% nationwide across 26 ...

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Springfield named bicycle friendly

May 07, 2010

Springfield is among 16 communities that recently earned the title of Bicycle Friendly Community by the League of American Bicyclists.  Springfield earned the bronze level by for its work in encouraging citizens to ride bicycles for fun and basic transportation.View as reported by Springfield ...

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CU’s average home electric bill the lowest according to survey

Apr 27, 2010

City Utilities of Springfield had the lowest average residential electric bill – and the lowest total utility bills overall – in January 2010, according to the latest survey of more than two dozen cities by Memphis Light, Gas and Water.  The results of the annual survey were ...

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Springfield recognized by Forbes Magazine as a Best Place for Business and Careers

Apr 16, 2010

For the fourth year in a row, Forbes magazine has ranked Springfield in the top 50 Best Places for Business and Careers.  In the 2010 list, Springfield ranked 42nd out of 200 U.S. metropolitan areas, placing it in the top 25% based on cost of doing business, project job growth and education ...

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National Magazine Honors Phelps Grove Neighborhood

Jan 19, 2010

Few areas in Springfield have the quirky but quaint feel of the Phelps Grove neighborhood, and now a national publication has taken notice. Southern Living magazine has recognized the Phelps Grove area one of the top 10 comeback neighborhoods of the South. Read more as reported by the Springfield ...

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Two Area High Schools Named to America's 2009 Best High Schools List

Dec 17, 2009

Springfield's Central and Parkview high schools have been named to U.S. News and World Report's America's 2009 Best High Schools list. This is the third consecutive year that Central has been recognized by the report and this year, it was named a Silver Medal School among only six other high ...

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Top Municipal Golf Course in Missouri

Aug 03, 2009

Golf Digest named Rivercut Golf Course, in the Springfield metro area, the "Best Muny." The magazine selected the best municipal course in each state by using a combination of star ratings from Golf Digest's "Best Places to Play" and their "Best in State" rankings. Rivercut Golf Course is owned ...

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Springfield continues to rank as one of the safest driving cities

Jul 09, 2009

Springfield continues to rank as one of the safest driving cities, according to Allstate Insurance.  But Springfield’s ranking fell to 21st this year, compared to 13th in 2008, according to the insurance company. According to the report, the average driver in Springfield will ...

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Springfield Ranks as a Top City for Young Professionals

Jun 15, 2009

One of the nation's leading young professional consulting firms, Next Generation Consulting, has released its latest rankings of America's "Next Cities". The rankings place Springfield at 17th on the small cities list (cities with populations between 100,000 and 200,000). According to the US ...

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