Residents enjoy short commute times, a multitude of entertainment and dining options, and a beautiful backdrop all with a low cost of living and a welcoming small town feel. Cape Girardeau is the traffic-free alternative to big city living.
As the regional destination for healthcare, education, entertainment, shopping and employment, Cape Girardeau’s population swells to 100,000 daily. Two state-of-the-art hospitals sit within city limits. Together, the hospitals serve more than one million people from five states. Southeast Missouri State University welcomes more than 10,000 students from the region and across the world every day. Multiple private and parochial schools and more than 50 churches call Cape Girardeau home. Entertainment options include the area’s largest shopping mall and a GolfWeek Top 100 course, Dalhousie. Cape Girardeau has a thriving arts and performance community offering something for every taste. Local artists host a monthly art walk inviting connoisseurs and tourists alike to view their latest work. Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus offers concerts, performing arts and other events. From state fairs to ballet, Cape Girardeau is the place for quality entertainment.
Weekly events and learning opportunities at the Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center keep nature enthusiasts engaged year-round. The City of Cape Girardeau also maintains 23 individual parks that offer biking, fishing, sports and other activities. Cape Girardeau is also just 10 miles south of Trail of Tears State Park.
Cape Girardeau is the ideal place to live, work and play.
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