Nixa New Construction Driving Force of Growth
by Chris Russell-President/CEO Nixa Chamber of Commerce
Nixa, your new HOMETOWN!
In 2019, Nixa saw another record-breaking year for new home construction. The Ozarks Transportation Organization publishes an annual Growth Trends Report, and Nixa consistently outpaces all other communities for new home construction.
Our growth is due to three critical economic factors. The first factor is the city of Nixa itself. We have a wide variety of amenities that continue to grow and improve to meet the needs of our residents, providing a very high quality of life. Parks and Recreation, outstanding fire and law enforcement departments, robust city services, and many unique dining and shopping experiences make Nixa the perfect community for people to enjoy and families to grow.
The second key factor is Nixa's public schools. Our school system is consistently top-rated in the region and also one of the top districts in the state—winning several Blue Ribbon awards over the years. Our high-performing schools also keep our housing market healthy, so when it's time to up or downsize, Nixa is also where people choose to stay.
The third significant factor is our proximity to Springfield, Branson, and Table Rock Lake. Our residents find it easy to navigate to and from work in Springfield and then come home to Nixa. When it’s time for recreation, Nixa is only 35-40 minutes away from Branson’s shopping and entertainment districts or to launch a boat on Table Rock Lake.
Callie Linville, of Linville Construction, said, “High-performing schools, consistently low crime, quick access to Springfield and Branson, small-town feel, friendly people, and affordable, quality homes bring people to Nixa. Our current project, Misty Meadows, includes 1,600–1,800 square foot, single-level homes with an average price of $219,000. Buyers reflect an accurate and diverse cross-section of Nixa. The best thing is not a "thing," it's the feeling of being content at home. Our tag line has always been, “You’re home now.” Welcome home to Nixa!
Liz Massengale with Massengale Group of Keller Williams: You can’t find a better community to put down roots. Before people would relocate here mainly for our award-winning schools, but now we are seeing a trend of every demographic. Our 55+ communities, small town feel, and 30-minute drive to Branson has made this an ideal location to retire. The affordable housing, many quaint coffee shops, boutiques, and growing social scene is attracting millennials like never before. Year to date, over 450 homes have sold, and all the numbers aren’t even reported yet. We have seen an unprecedented amount of new businesses and existing business growth in our community, having leased and sold more this year commercially than in year’s past. We have a culture here that people are drawn to. Nixa is no longer just a place to relocate to, it’s a way of life.
When visiting Nixa drive through our neighborhoods, visit our unique boutiques and stores, enjoy a meal at one of our many restaurants, and you'll quickly realize you’ve found your new HOMETOWN. Also check out www.nixachamber.com to find out the best places to explore!