Livability Magazine Recognizes Joplin as One of the Best Places to Live in Missouri

Joplin was recently identified by Livability as one of the best places to live in Missouri! Some of Joplin’s best attributes were highlighted in the article, including the city’s 22 parks and greenways, Grand Falls, a growing downtown with a variety of restaurants and shops, and Missouri Southern State University.  

Read the full article, and see the entire list of best places to live in Missouri, here. 


Erin Slifka, Marketing & Public Information Manager
Joplin Area Chamber of Commerce


  1. This is fantastic news for Joplin! Recognition like this from Livability Magazine is sure to attract new residents to the area. Joplin has always been a great place to live, and it’s wonderful to see it getting the recognition it deserves.

    The article mentions some of Joplin’s best attributes, like parks and greenways. Are there any specific neighborhoods or areas you’d recommend for someone considering a move to Joplin? Perhaps those with easy access to these green spaces or close proximity to downtown?

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