Quality of Life

The Lake of the Ozarks region has all of the essential ingredients necessary to provide a high quality of life for its citizens. One of the most significant attributes for the region is its natural scenic beauty along the 1150 miles of Lake Shoreline. Located in south central Missouri the Lake of the Ozarks is one of the largest manmade lakes in the world and is surrounded by the beautiful Ozark Mountains.


Lake Regional Hospital is an awarding winning 140-bed level III trauma center with state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment supported by the friendly professional medical staff. Top-flight cardiovascular services include open-heart surgery and digital cardiac catheterization. A new cancer treatment center opened in 2004 offering patients the convenience of being tested and treated near their homes. Specialty clinics located throughout the area round out the full range of available services in the community.


Four high schools are conveniently located in the lake area, and the graduating senior classes have ACT scores that are consistently above the state and national averages. Two out of three graduates advance on to college. The area has two technical career centers, a four-year liberal arts college extension campus and a satellite community college. These educational institutions work closely with community businesses to provide needed training for the area's work force.

Low Cost of Living

  • Lake of the Ozarks is the 11th lowest cost of living index in the United Sates, at 92.7.
  • 3rd lowest in utilities cost
  • 7th lowest in transportation cost
  • 16th lowest in health care cost
  • 18th in housing and food cost