- Published on Saturday, May 18 2013 9:24 PM
Written by Klaire Howerton
Posted by Mark Ruda
Raising a Family in Branson
When you think of how you’re going to go about living the American dream, you want to do it in a place where you can raise a family in safe, friendly and quality environment, with good schools, room to play, and a solid community background. Want to start living your American dream? Perhaps you should consider raising your family in Branson. It has all of the ingredients that are vital to a family friendly community!
Branson Public Schools
The schools within the Branson public school district are proud to proclaim that they are ‘a community committed to learning.’ With six different schools spread out over three different campuses, the administrators, faculty and staff are committed to your child’s education from preschool through high school. At Branson Primary School, little learners from preschool to first grade receive engaging instruction at their level along with social interaction important to their development. The next step in your child’s journey in education is second through fourth grade at Branson Elementary East or Elementary West, depending on the location of your home. Both locations encourage learning for life and striving for greatness. Branson Intermediate will be your child’s in between phase during fifth and sixth grade before entering Branson Junior High, where Principal Bryan Bronn’s mission is “student success.” Then it’s on to Branson High School, with top notch facilities and a staff committed to student growth and scholastic achievement. This great school district is truly dedicated to empowering young learners – you and your family will be proud to be a part of the Pirate community! For more information on the individual schools, programs and faculty, visit www.branson.k12.mo.us Branson Community Library
Branson Taneyhills Community Library is a wonderful family-oriented hotspot. Located in downtown Branson, this is a great place to take your little people for story-time, or your older children to research a school project. This library features a used bookstore, a thrift shop, free Wi-Fi, meeting room space, and much more. A variety of books for a variety of readers makes the Branson Community Library appealing to all ages. There are also community programs such as First Aid and Babysitting Training offered here. The library was first opened in 1933 and today, receives no state or Federal funds – it is funded instead by The Library Club and is run by a handful of paid employees and numerous volunteers. This is a great place to frequent for the reading family in Branson! For directions, hours and other information, visit www.bransoncommunitylibrary.org
Parks are such an important part of a family friendly community. They provide the perfect backdrop for a play-date, a picnic, or a romantic evening walk. Luckily for those who want to raise their family in Branson, there are several great parks to visit! Alexander Park, located off of Hawthorn Street, is the home of a tennis court, two youth ball fields, a playground and a picnic area. Stockstill Park, situated along Roark Creek, has two large playgrounds, a walking trail, a lighted soccer field and a new skate park - there is something here for everyone. North Beach Park is a very scenic park right on the shores of Lake Taneycomo – it runs right up to the Branson Landing boardwalk. This quaint park features a walking trail, barbeque grills and two fishing docks. These are just a few of Branson’s fun and family friendly parks!
Branson, Missouri, is a great place to live, work and play. With so many lakes, rivers and creeks, you and your family will never run out of places to explore. The area is serviced by three major hospitals. There are countless country churches and community events to attend here. (Plumb Nellie Days, anyone?) The crime rate is very low and Branson even has its own airport. What’s not to love about raising your family in Branson? For more detailed information about Branson or to order a relocation guide, visit the Branson Chamber of Commerce website at www.bransonchamber.com