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Life in Rolla


Rolla, a progressive city in south-central Missouri located along Historic Route 66, has a growing population of over 20,000. Rolla is the county seat of Phelps County, which has more than 45,000 residents. Conveniently located at the intersection of Interstate 44 and US Route 63, Rolla is only 100 miles from Columbia, Springfield and St. Louis. Jefferson City, the capital of Missouri, is about 60 miles away from Rolla.

Rolla offers a high quality of life, friendliness, clean air, scenic beauty, abundant wildlife, along with a low cost of living. Dozens of shopping opportunities abound, as well as a variety of restaurants and wineries to satisfy all tastes. Rolla also offers venues for art and theater lovers and hosts a number of celebrations throughout the year.

In addition, Rolla provides easy access to various recreational opportunities, including fitness centers, walking and biking trails and a 300-plus-acre park system. Because Rolla is located in the Missouri Ozarks, a number of scenic rivers and streams, forests, springs and more are within a short driving distance from the city. Opportunities abound for fishing, hiking, kayaking and other outdoor activities.

Rolla has consistently ranked among the most livable and desirable communities in Missouri and the country by a number of publications.

Learn more about what Rolla and Phelps County have to offer below.




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