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The 10 Best Assisted Living Facilities in Billings, MO
Located in Christian County, Missouri, Billings is a small, rural city of 1,105 people set at the foot of the Ozark Mountains. The median age is 47.1 and seniors over 65 make up 19.6% of the population. While the town is quite small, it is part of the larger Springfield metropolitan area, which has experienced an economic boom in recent years due to the production of poultry and livestock and the influx of students at Missouri State University.
Seniors will like Sperling’s Best Places climate ranking of 7.8 out of 10, indicating Billings is one of the most comfortable places to live in Missouri. The town has nine more sunny days than the national average with summer highs around 89 degrees and winter lows around 22 degrees. It does average 8 more inches of rain per year than the U.S. average, but gets 14 less inches of snow than the national average. This may be a relief for older adults who worry about getting outside in the winter season. The crime rates bring more good news for people concerned about safety: Both violent and property crimes are lower in Billings than across the U.S.
In terms of affordability, groceries in Billings cost slightly less than the state and national average, but healthcare, utilities and transportation are higher. A benefit of retiring in Billings is the cost of living, which is 1.4% below the national average, mostly due to low housing costs. According to the Genworth Cost of Care Survey 2018, assisted living costs $2,215 per month—$629 less than the Missouri average and $1,785 less than the U.S. average.
To learn more about assisted living in Billings, MO, see our list of the top 10 facilities in the area.