West Plains & Thayer Area
West Plains and Thayer are communities with all of the charm and values of small town America. Located in the beautiful Ozarks Hills of south central Missouri, the area boasts of breathtaking scenery and many outdoor recreational amenities including camping, boating, fishing, hunting, picnicking, trail rides and historical attractions. At the same time the communities are centrally located between numerous major metropolitan areas. The area is a top choice of families looking for a more rural setting in which to grow and of retirees seeking all kinds of recreational possibilities. To the more than 12,000 people who call West Plains home, it is no wonder that in 2013, livability.com named West Plains, Missouri one of the top ten Best Small Towns in America.