Blue Springs, Missouri
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Blue Springs is a city located in the northwestern-most region of the present-day U.S. state of Missouri. Prior to meddling by those of European descent, this area had been inhabited for thousands of years. In fact, the Hopewell people used this area to hunt until around 300 A.D. Following the Hopewell, this area was occupied by the Mississippi from around 760 to 1290 A.D. After these groups, the Kansa, Osage, Otos, and Missouri people were also prevalent in this region. As for the settlement of Blue Springs, Missouri specifically, however, it began as a stopover for pioneers due to its “abundance of cool, clean water from a spring of the Little Blue River.” As one could probably already guess, this is how the settlement got its name – Blue Springs. Eventually, permanent settlement occurred, and the city of Blue Springs, Missouri was officially incorporated in 1880.
Today, according to a 2017 estimate by the U.S. Census Bureau, the city of Blue Springs, Missouri has a total population of 54,945 people. This makes Blue Springs, Missouri the tenth most populous city in the entire state of Missouri and the eighth most populous city in the Kansas City Metropolitan Area. As for the Kansas City Metropolitan Area, according to an earlier 2015 estimate by the U.S. Census Bureau, it has a total population of 2,159,159 people. This makes it the 30th most populous metropolitan area in the entire United States of America.
Back in 2010, CNN’s Money Magazine ranked Blue Springs, Missouri 49th “on its list of the 100 Best Places to Live in the United States.” Indeed, according to Blue Springs, Missouri’s 2016 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, the largest employer in the area is Blue Springs School District. This report claims Blue Springs School District employs 1,998 locals. St. Mary’s Hospital of Blue Springs is the Blue Springs, Missouri’s area’s second largest employer, providing 545 jobs to the region. Tied in third and fourth are the Fike Corporation and Hy-Vee, which both employ 460 local Blue Springs, Missouri residents.
Elsewhere in and around the city of Blue Springs, Missouri are quite a large number of cultural parks of note. These include Fleming Park. Fleming Park, which was created after 1959, is operated by the Jackson County Parks and Recreation Department, and covers a whopping 7,809 acres. Every year, Fleming Park in Blue Springs, Missouri sees an amazing 1.3 million visitors! Within Fleming Park is Lake Jacomo, which itself covers 970 acres, and Blue Springs Lake, covering 720 acres.
Other parks of note within the Blue Springs, Missouri area include Adams Pointe Golf Course, Baumgardner Park, Blue Springs Park, Burrus Old Mill Skate Parks, Central Park, Dog Part at Gregory O. Grounds Park, Hidden Valley Sports Complex, Keystone Park, Pink Hill Park, Rotary Park at Railroad Lake, Ward Park, Wood Chapel Park, and Centennial Pool Plex. Additionally, Blue Springs, Missouri is also the site of several private clubs and organizations such as the Blue Springs Family YMCA, Elks Lodge #2509, the American Legion Stanley-Pack, and the Metro East Tennis Center.
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