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Blue Springs MO

Blue Springs MO is located about 20 miles east of downtown Kansas City. Blue Springs has a total area of almost 23 square miles. With a population of about 55,000, it was listed in CNN/Money Magazine in 2010 as one of the 100 Best Places To Live in the U.S.


History


This city played a big role in the migration of early settlers heading west. The town stocked supplies for pioneers, and the Little Blue River had a spring that provided fresh, cool water. Centered around the spring, the community grew. In 1878, the Chicago and Alton Railroad announced that they would build a depot about one mile from the settlement, so the community moved closer to the train station in order to increase commercial and trading opportunities. During the same year, J. K. Parr built the Chicago & Alton Hotel, which is still in operation but undergoing restoration. The original train depot, which had burned down in the 1920s, was rebuilt and eventually moved to a new location. The train station is also in the process of being restored.


Demographics


Blue Springs has about 20,000 households. More than 60 percent of the households are married couples and more than 40 percent of the households include kids under 18. The median age is about 35, and median income per family is over $60,000.


Historic Sites


Located 22 miles southwest of Blue Springs, The Missouri Town 1855 in Lee's Summit offers visitors a trip into the past with a living history museum. There's a typical 1850s settlement complete with narrating actors in period dress, houses, a church, barns and a blacksmith's shop.


In Sibley, MO, 29 minutes northeast of Blue Springs, Fort Osage National Historic Landmark features a restored fort that, in 1964, became a National Historic Monument. The fort, thought to have been built in 1808 under the direction of William Clark, became "a strategic trading post and military outpost" until the 1820s. Today, the restored fort features a living history of daily life in the early 1800s with user-friendly, interactive exhibits and a spectacular view of the Missouri River.


The Dillingham-Lewis House Museum in Blue Springs was built in 1906 and purchased by the Blue Springs Historical Society in 1977. Besides exhibits and period pieces, the Museum is also the Historical Society headquarters.


Don't miss the Lone Jack Museum located 25 minutes southeast of Blue Springs in Lone Jack, MO. Built in 1963, it's the only Civil War Museum in Jackson County. The Museum is a round stone building that features Civil War artifacts, photos, and memorabilia.


Parks And Recreation


With a total area of over 7,800 acres, there is plenty of outdoor recreation to enjoy at Fleming Park. With both the Blue Springs Lake and Lake Jacomo, there are two full-service marinas, boat ramps, a fishing dock, two campgrounds and picnic enclosures.


Climate


Blue Springs has a seasonal climate. Winter daytime highs average in the 40s and dip into the mid-20s at night. Summers are typically hot and humid with daytime highs near 90 and lows in the 80s. During the summer in Blue Springs Mo ductless air conditioning is a smart way to beat the heat. Because Mitsubishi Electric ductless mini split systems are so efficient, they help keep utility bills low and allow you to cool only the rooms you use. To learn more about lowering your heating and cooling costs with ductless HVAC, visit http://mitsubishiacdealers.com/ to quickly find an authorized Mitsubishi Electric Contractor in your area.