Republic, MO, is full of neighborhoods that have a passion for the family unit and upstanding morals. The nearest major metropolitan city is Springfield, only a few minutes away by car. This area is famous the world over for being the Birthplace of Route 66, one of the oldest and most historic highways in the United States, which is major draw for apartment renters.
Originally, this area was being settled in the town of Little York. Once a railroad was placed, neighborhood after neighborhood began popping up in the town of Republic, since it was closer to the rail line. By a fund raising drive of the people, a depot was erected and the growth of the city from that point on is primarily credited to the construction of that depot. The population of the city had a large boom recently when it absorbed the city of Brookline, and the population is now over 14,000.
Apartment renters flock to this area for the strong family and moral focus of the city. The City of Richmond hosts a wide variety of programs, events and activities for families and children. Families with young children or newly expecting parents are happy to rent an apartment in this area and send their children to Tot Academy, a four week program with themed lessons, stories, arts and crafts. If your children love to swim, rent an apartment near the Richmond Aquatic Center, a fun place to swim, exercise and learn. Just need to help the young ones burn off some of that excess energy? The Toddler Open Gym is perfect place for parents and children to play and mingle with new friends.
Apartment renters with die hard sports fan family members can rent here and rest easy knowing their loved ones can be busy for days. The Missouri Sports Hall of Fame helps sports fans relive the greatest moments in Missouri sports history. Watch modern sports history being made with one of the many sports teams in Missouri, like the Kansas City Royals baseball team. If local sports are more your flavor, the local neighborhood team is the Republic Tigers. Strap on your faithful hometown colors and cheer on the kids.
There is public transportation in the area, such as buses, but apartment renters in Republic generally prefer to commute via car. Traffic is generally light in the area, making driving the fastest choice.
Having a strong focus on the family also means having a strong focus on education. It is easy to find an apartment near a great school or college. Some of the top colleges in the area are Western Governor's University in Missouri, ITT Technical Institute of Springfield and Missouri State University in Springfield.
Strong family comes with a strong work ethic. That is why so many major employers, like Christian Health Care, have such a strong presence in the area. For more local support, the City of Republic and the Republic School System are also large employers.