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15 Reasons To Drop Everything And Move To This One Missouri City

Rand McNally named Jefferson City the most beautiful small town in the United States, and it’s not hard to see why. The city has a lovely main street, terrific views of the Missouri River, and impressive historic architecture. In addition, the city is located in the center of the state surrounded by beautiful Missouri wine country.

It is the capital of the state and although relatively small with just 43,000 residents, it is actually the 15th largest city in the state. The Missouri state government is the largest employer in town and the unemployment rate is a respectable 4.7%. With a relatively low cost of living, high graduation rates, lots of local amenities and decent weather, Jefferson City is a great place to live overall.

*All statistics come from areavibes.com and bestplaces.net.

There are so many reasons to love Jefferson City.  Even if a move there is not in the cards, it is definitely at least worth a visit.  What do you think?

Stephanie Butler
A native Midwesterner with a love for family, friends, and learning new things. In second-stage of career life, this former college instructor enjoys contributing to OIYS, blogging, reading, and spending time with her kids.