Enjoy all that Blue Springs and Oak Grove have to offer

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AMENITIES

Blue Springs has become a preferred destination for commuters in Jackson County with award-winning schools, a nationally-recognized park system, access to major metropolitan businesses and more. Public art, event space and civic organizations/opportunities add to the attractive lifestyle offered here. Healthcare, retail trade and manufacturing are the largest industries in Jackson County. Blue Springs School District, St. Mary’s Hospital of Blue Springs, Fike Corporation, Hy-Vee and City of Blue Springs are the major employers in the immediate Blue Springs, MO area. Educational needs are met by Blue Springs School District, Lee’s Summit School District, Grain Valley School District, University of Missouri-Kansas City, Rockhurst University and Metropolitan Community College.

RECREATION

There are more than 7,809 recreational acres, including 1,690 acres of water, available at Fleming Park. Blue Springs Lake and Lake Jacomo, freshwater reservoirs managed by Jackson County Parks and Recreation, are featured attractions at the park. Adams Pointe Golf Club is an 18-hole championship course designed by noted local architect Don Sechrest. Centennial Pool-Plex is a year-round aquatic facility operated by the Blue Springs School District. Vesper Hall, overlooking Rotary Park, is a 14,000-square-foot municipal building for community activities. Blue Springs, MO hosts festivals and events all year long including Spooky Springs Halloween Bash, Music in the Park Summer Concert Series, Gingerbread House Competition and Totally Rad 80s Prom Gone Bad.

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HISTORY

Cool, clean water from a spring of the Little Blue River attracted settlers in the 1800s and also led to the name of Blue Springs. The city was incorporated in 1880 as the fourth settlement in Jackson County. In 1970, there were fewer than 7,000 residents in Blue Springs. However, urban sprawl and community revitalization have led to rapid growth more recently as Blue Springs is now home to around 55,000.

CLIMATE

Jackson County has a colder variation of a four-season humid subtropical climate featuring mild days and cold nights during the winter compared to hot days and muggy nights in the summer. Among the annual averages are 212 days of sunshine, 43 inches of rain and 13 inches of snow.