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Retirement Living in Pulaski County - Fort Leonard Wood Area - Missouri

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Area Description

Pulaski County Missouri encompasses; Fort Leonard Wood, the premier training facility for the United States Army. Training of Army, Air Force, Marines, Navy, and Coast Guard. Home to the Engineers, Military Police and Chemical Corp. The county seat is Waynesville with surrounding cities; Saint Robert, Crocker, Dixon, Richland, Laquey and Swedeborg.

Major interstate (I-44), Historic Route 66, 3 river's; Roubidoux, Gasconade and Big Piney. Scenic beauty of the Ozarks.

Strong school system http://www.waynesville.k12.mo.us/site/default.aspx?PageID=1
Establishment of the Pulaski County Growth Alliance (County Economic Development Organization) http://www.pulaskicountymo.com/
Waynesville-St Robert Regional Airport (Multiple daily flights to Lambert International Airport in Saint Louis. http://www.flyflw.com/

Link to Pulaski County Tourism Bureau & Visitors Center http://www.visitpulaskicounty.org/welcome.asp

Link to Demographics http://www.pulaskicountymo.com/demographics.html
Waynesville-St Robert Demographics http://www.waynesville-strobertchamber.com/forms/demographics2012.pdf

Includes Cities/Towns: Saint Robert, Waynesville.

Region Characteristics

Area Amenities

Things to Do, Recreation & Fitness

   Over 3500 room nights, 116 restaurants, shopping and personal services. Outdoor activities; resorts offering cabins, camping, RV and teepees, float trips on the river, fishing; Goggle-eye, Catfish and Trout, hunting, hiking and walking trails, fall farms; petting farms, pumpkin patches, corn mazes, children's games, hayrides.
History; Historic Route 66; historic stops, tourist district, museums
Military; Museum complex; History of Engineers, Military Police, Chemical Corp, WII Building complex, Military Vehicle Museum, Veterans Memorial Tour, Civil War history and museum.
Trail of Tears; Memorial and Interpretive Walking Trail
Theaters; 12 Cinema theater to include the largest Grand Screen in the US, live theater
Over 300 festivals, poker, 5K and Volkslauf runs, concerts, food cook-offs each year.
4 golf courses
2 bowling alley's, mini golf, go-karts, rec-plex offering skating and laser tag.

Cultural Activities

Rich culture in Trail of Tears, military, and Route 66. Patriotic communities.

Public transportation

Medical Facilities

Veterans Hospital, Mercy Medical and Phelps County Regional clinic facilities. Fort Leonard Wood hospital.


Monthly Temperatures / Rain / Snow

 Month  Low  Avg  High  Rain  Snow
 Jan  19.0  30.5  42.0  2.7 "  4.6 "
 Feb  23.0  35.0  47.0  2.8 "  3.5 "
 Mar  32.0  44.5  57.0  3.8 "  1.8 "
 Apr  42.0  54.5  67.0  4.1 "  0.1 "
 May  51.0  62.5  74.0  5.3 "  0.0 "
 Jun  60.0  71.0  82.0  4.9 "  0.0 "
 Jul  65.0  75.5  86.0  3.9 "  0.0 "
 Aug  63.0  75.0  87.0  3.5 "  0.0 "
 Sep  54.0  66.0  78.0  4.3 "  0.0 "
 Oct  42.0  55.5  69.0  3.8 "  0.0 "
 Nov  33.0  44.5  56.0  4.4 "  0.5 "
 Dec  22.0  33.0  44.0  3.1 "  3.7 "

In March the weather starts to warm up, we will generally have one last minute light snow that month. Spring is generally mild (70-80) with rain showers on occasion. Summer temperatures range from 85-100 generally with humidity. Fall temperatures range from 60-80 with minor rain fall. Winter on averages 30's with a week or two that dip in the teens. 2-3 snow falls that range 3-6 inches. Storms tend to follow a SW to NE pattern along Interstate 44.

Natural Disaster Areas

Cost of Living for Pulaski County - Fort Leonard Wood Area, MO

Pulaski County - Fort Leonard Wood Area, Missouri cost of living for Housing, Healthcare, Transportation, Taxes, Utilities, etc.:

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Senior Housing Options

There are numerous housing choices, for a variety of household incomes and needs. Most of the housing is located outside the city's limits so the city populations do not reflect the tremendous amount of housing that is available.

Senior Assistance in Pulaski County - Fort Leonard Wood Area, MO

Pulaski County - Fort Leonard Wood Area, Missouri offers the following assistance for seniors:

There is strong support for our seniors in Pulaski County, with multiple programs available.

Job or Volunteer Opportunities

The top 3 industries that employ are: Fort Leonard Wood (Military and civilian), Education, and Hospitality. The Waynesville-St Robert Chamber of Commerce offers a Chamber For Good Volunteer Network.

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